James Crane

1809–1882 (Age 73)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of James

When James Crane was born in 1809, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Israel Crane, was 35 and his mother, Frances Pierson, was 36. He married Phebe Harrison Crane on 2 November 1842, in Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1882, in Montclair Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States.

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James Crane
Phebe Harrison Crane
Marriage: 2 November 1842
James B Crane
Rebecca H Crane
Rev. Charles Dodd Crane Sr.
Phebe Nutman Crane
Frances Pierson Crane
Erwin J Crane
Rose Vincent Crane

Spouse and Children

2 November 1842
Essex, New Jersey, United States


    James B Crane


    Rebecca H Crane


    Rev. Charles Dodd Crane Sr.


    Phebe Nutman Crane


    Frances Pierson Crane


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Crane


    Elizabeth Crane


    Mathias Crane



    Mary Crane


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 11

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname, most likely for a tall, thin man with long legs, from Middle English cran ‘crane’ (the bird), Old English cran, cron. The term included the heron until the introduction of a separate word for the latter in the 14th century.2 Dutch: variant spelling of Krane .3 English translation of German Krahn or Kranich .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Crane, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Crane, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Crane, "United States Census, 1860"

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