Joseph S. CRANE Jr.
- Born: 27 Dec 1817, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD 2548
- Died: 17 Apr 1898, Rupert, Greenbrier Co., WV at age 80 2548
- Buried: 18 Apr 1898, Amwell Baptist Church Cemetery, Rupert, Greenbrier Co., WV 2539,2548
Cause of his death was la grippe (pneumonia).
Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers
Name: Joseph S Crane
Enlistment Date: 09 May 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Unit Numbers: 781 781
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 09 May 1861 at the age of 41
Enlisted in Company E, 27th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 09 May 1861.
Discharged Company E, 27th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 01 November 1861
The Greenbrier Independent, Volume XXXII, No. 48, Thursday Evening, April 21, 1898
Death of Capt. Crane
It is with much sorrow that we learn of the death of Capt. Joseph S. Crane, which occurred, as we learned from our Meadow Bluff correspondent, at the home of Mrs. Hines, on Mill Creek, near Rupert's, last Sunday, the 17th instant. Capt. Crane was a native of Baltimore, Md., and the last of the immediate family of the late Joseph Crane, who moved from Maryland to this county many years ago.
When a young man, Capt. Crane served for about three years in the United States navy, and visited, during this time, many parts of the world. He was a Captain in the State militia here in Greenbrier, prior to the late war, and thus got the title of Captain. When the war between the States broke out, he volunteered in the first company that left the county under command of the late Capt. Rob't F. Dennis. Capt. Crane was a printer by trade, and at one time edited the Era published here in Lewisburg. He worked for some years on the INDEPENDENT and during the summer season did the job printing at the White Sulphur Springs. The Captain was charitable and generous to a fault, giving away all he ever made to relatives and friends. He never married, and was about 79 years of age. His body was laid to rest in the burying ground at Amwell Church, beside his brother, Edward, who died about twelve years ago.
The Monroe Watchman
On Apr. 17, 1898, at home of Mrs. Hines, near Rupert's, Grbr. Co., Capt. Jos. S. Crane, aged about 79 yrs. Deceases was good Confederate soldier, generous/kindly man. Printer (W.S.S.). Never married.
Noted events in his life were:
• Military: Civil War: Private, Co. E, 27th Virginia Infantry, 1861. 286
• Occupation: Printer.