Ezekiel CRANE
Elizabeth HALLOWAY
Dirk (Richard) KIP
(1704-1790)
Jannetje PERSELLS
(1722-)
Joseph CRANE
(-1786)
Sara KIP
(1755-Between 1830/1840)
Joseph S. CRANE Sr.
(1783-1839)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Catherine SOPP

2. Sarah Ann WOODFIELD

Joseph S. CRANE Sr.

  • Born: 1783, NJ 324
  • Marriage (1): Mary Catherine SOPP on 27 Oct 1808 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD 2529,2530
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Ann WOODFIELD on 10 Nov 1833 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD 2531,2532
  • Died: 6 Apr 1839, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD at age 56 2533
  • Buried: Methodist Protestant Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD

   Cause of his death was Consumption.

  General Notes:

Joseph S. Crane, Sr. appeared in the following Baltimore City Directories:

Fry's Baltimore Directory, for 1812. Baltimore: Printed by B.W. Sower & Co. for the publisher, 1812, p. 20.
Crane, Joseph S., cordwainer, Harford Street, Old Town
(Harford Street was formerly known as "Gough's Road" or Bridge Street extended, runs east-west from Samuel Long's into the country.)

The Baltimore Directory for 1814-1815; by James Lakin. Baltimore: Printed by J.C. O'Reilly, 1815, p. 17.
Crane, Joseph, cordwainer, near the waterworks W.P.

The Baltimore Directory for 1817-1818. Corrected up to the first of April. To be continued annually, in May. Baltimore: Printed by James Kennedy, 1818, p. 42.
Crane, Joseph S., cordwainer, Sarah-Ann Alley near Pine Street

The Baltimore Directory, corrected up to June 1819. Compiled by Samuel Jackson. Baltimore, printed by Richard J. Matchett, 1819.
Crane, Joseph, cordwainer, Conway near Eutaw

The Baltimore Directory, for 1822 and 1823. Compiled by C. Keenan. Baltimore: Printed by Richard J. Matchett, 1823, p. 65.
Crane, Joseph, accountant, 52 N. Liberty
(Liberty Street runs north-south from Pitt to Gough's Road between Potter and Aisquit Streets.)

Matchett's Baltimore Directory, for 1824. Corrected up to the first of February. Baltimore: Printed and published by Richard J. Matchett, p. 70.
Crane, Joseph, ladies' shoemaker, 52 N. Liberty

Matchett's Baltimore Directory for 1827. Corrected up to the first of February. Baltimore: Printed and published by Richard J. Matchett, p. 65.
Crane, Joseph, ladies' shoemaker, 52 N. Liberty

Matchett's Baltimore Directory (sic), corrected up to June 1831. Containing with or without a plan of the city. 1831, p. 90.
Crane, Joseph S., woodcorder, 52 N. Liberty


Last Will and Testament - Joseph S. Crane

In the name of God Amen, I, Joseph S. Crane of Baltimore City in the State of Maryland being sick and weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the certainty of Death since the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say,

FIRST and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my wife and after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows.

I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah Ann Crane for her benefit and her own children and my daughter by my former wife, Mary Jane, the farm known by the name of Mill Creek situated on Meadow River in Greenbrier County, State of Virginia, containing two hundred and twelve acres of land together with all the improvements thereon.

I give and bequeath to my wife all the stock and household and kitchen furniture now on the above described farm or which may be thereon at the time of my decease.

I give and bequeath to my son Edward E. Crane one half of the Callison farm containing four hundred acres of land more or less, adjoining Mill Creek in Greenbrier County, State of Virginia.

I give and bequeath the other half of said farm to Benjamin Zopp of Virginia.

I give and bequeath to my son Wm. Henry Harrison Crane all the level land lying east, west and south from John McClung's farm adjoining the said farm.

I give and bequeath to my son George Washington Crane all the level land commencing at Rock Camp running south and adjoining Jno McClung's farm as above.

I give and bequeath to my sons Joseph Crane, Benjamin Franklin Crane and James Amos Crane all the level land commencing at John Tuckers line and running to the Nicholas road known by the name of Laurel Creek Mountain in said County and State to be equally divided and share and share alike.

I give and bequeath to my wife all the household and kitchen furniture of which I may be in possession of, (also my gold watch and wearing apparel) at the time of my decease. The rest of any land in Virginia not herein disposed of I devise to my children by my first wife to be equally divided, share and share alike and should any die before a division, the surviving children shall be entitled to the share of the deceased or any other property of which I may be in possession of not herein named above.

Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my Dear Wife Sarah Ann Crane Executrix of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made vilifying and confirming this and none other as my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I now herewith do set my hand and affix my seal this twenty sixth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.

Joseph S. Crane (seal)

Codicil of the within, I, Joseph S. Crane, do wish it to be understood that I desire my wife to have the priviledge of selling what I have mentioned at any time she may choose allowing Mary Jane, my daughter, her equal portion with the rest of my children by my wife meaning what I have I have left and those mentioned children.

I give and bequeath to my son Edward E Crane the farm on the south side of Nicholas road including all the land, declaring this codicil to by my act and deed this 13th day of March 1839.

Joseph S. Crane (seal)

Witnessed by:

Henry A. GrayWilliam PattersonSamuel Guest

  Noted events in his life were:

Military: War of 1812: Captain Moore's Co., Baltimore Volunteers, Maryland. Militia

Occupation: Cordwainer.


Joseph married Mary Catherine SOPP on 27 Oct 1808 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD 2529.,2530 (Mary Catherine SOPP was born about 1785 in MD and died in 1832 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD.)


  Marriage Notes:

Married to Catherine Sopp at Gay Street and Court House Plaza, Zion German Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD (src: Baltimore Whig).

Married by Rev. Daniel Kurtz.

Joseph next married Sarah Ann WOODFIELD on 10 Nov 1833 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD 2531.,2532 (Sarah Ann WOODFIELD was born on 17 Apr 1803 in MD,46 died on 27 Mar 1878 in Greenbrier Co., WV 46 and was buried in Amwell Baptist Church Cemetery, Rupert, Greenbrier Co., WV.)


  Marriage Notes:

Married to Sarah Ann Woodfield by the Reverend George C. M. Robbers, of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Baltimore City Station.



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