The first immigrant was Henry Crane of Dorchester, England. This was before the
town of Canton had a separate existence and while it was still a part of
Dorchester. The direct line, until joining the Fuller family, was as follows: -
1. Henry had son (2) William, who m. Abigail Puffer. William had son (3) Henry.
3. Henry Crane, who lived at Packeen in Canton, was the
son of William and Abigail (Puffer) Crane; he was b. May 6, 1719, and m. Abigail
Lyon, Nov. 29, 1744. He was a warden of the English Church and its constant
friend and supporter. He d. Jan. 4, 1804. Henry Crane had son Major (4) Peter
Crane, b. 1752. The latter was a gunsmith, and prover of arms for the county of
Norfolk in 1813. He m. Abigail, and had dau. Margaret Crane, b. Feb. 15, 1789,
who m. Hon. Timothy Fuller
of Cambridge, May 28, 1809.
Peter Crane served in the Revolution, was major and adjutant in the 24th
regiment of Massachusetts line commanded by Col. John Greaton. He d. Dec. 6,
On the triangular piece of land situated in South Canton, bounded by Neponset,
Church, and Washington Streets, stood, in 1786, the house of Peter Crane.
Between 1834 and 1837 this house was removed to the Revere Copper Yard, Canton
Dale, and became the homestead of the Revere family.
Source: Huntoon, Daniel T. V.: History of Canton. Cambridge, 1893.