Crane Genealogy

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Crane Family

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, 1821.

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.



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