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NameJonathan CRANE
Birth1 Dec 1658, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT [150]
Movebef 1678, Norwich, New London, CT
Move1690, Windham, Windham, CT [Founder] [500]
Moveaft 1716, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
Death12 Mar 1735, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT [150]
OccupationOperated saw mill; Lieutenant
FatherBenjamin CRANE (1630-1691)
MotherMary BACKUS (ch. 1632-1717)
Marriage19 Dec 1678, Norwich, New London, CT [359]
SpouseDeborah GRISWOLD
BirthMay 1661, Norwich, New London, CT [167], [359]
Death1704, Windham, Windham Co, CT [523]
FatherFrancis GRISWOLD (1635-1671)
1 FSarah Crane
Birth16 Nov 1680, Norwich, New London, CT [359]
SpouseNathanial Hibbard
Marriage16 Apr 1702, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71], [4]
2 MJonathan Crane
Birth2 Feb 1684, Norwich, New London Co, CT [359]
Death27 Aug 1757, Lebanon, New London Co, CT
SpouseMary Hibbard
3 MJohn Crane
Birth1 Oct 1687, Norwich, New London, CT [359]
SpouseSarah Spencer
Marriage16 Sep 1708, Windham, Windham Co, CT [4], [71]
4 FMary Crane
Birth20 Oct 1689, Norwich, New London, CT [359]
Death30 Sep 1776, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71], [4]
SpouseJacob Simmonds
Marriage4 Apr 1710, Windham, Windham Co, CT [4], [71]
Birth12 Apr 1692, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
Death11 Oct 1726, of Windham, Windham Co, CT [523], [1003]
Marriage23 Aug 1714, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71], [4]
Birth2 Apr 1694, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
Deathbef 10 Sep 1751, (Will proven) Windham, Windham, CT [537]
Marriage12 Aug 1716, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
7 MJoseph Crane
Birth17 May 1696, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
Death20 Aug 1781, Putnam Co, NY [1003]
SpouseMary Couch
Marriage17 May 1719, Windham, Windham Co, CT? [1003]
8 FDeborah Crane
BirthFeb 1698, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
DeathFeb 1698, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
9 FElizabeth Crane
BirthFeb 1698, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
DeathFeb 1698, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
10 FAbigail Crane
Birth15 Feb 1701, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71]
Death12 Mar 1790, Connecticut
SpouseDavid Knight
Marriage24 Dec 1718, Windham, Windham Co, CT [71], [4]
Notes for Jonathan CRANE
“Jonathan Crane, with ten others petitioned the General Court sitting at Hartford, Oct. 6, 1691, to grant them a Town charter, the town to be called Windham. The petition was granted May 1692. At the first public town meeting, held June 12, 1692, Mr. Crane was elected one of the Townsmen, and at the same meeting he with Thomas Huntington were directed to take measures for securing a minister... He resided on the 'Hither Place' now Windham Centre. Was on committee to provide a convenient place for a burying ground; also to run the town lines with Joshua Ripley and three others. In May, 1695, he was chosen Ensign of a military company, and commissioned Ensign by the General Court in October of that year. January 4, 1695, Mr. Crane exchanged property with Sergt. Wm. Backus, giving his grist-mill and receiveing a new dwelling-house in Windham, situated on the house and home lot of Mr. Backus, four acres of meadow lying on the Nochog path by the brook to the little pine swamp, and one acre of meadow in the five-acre meadow. This house and lot was on what was called the Hither Place.... The Indian war broke out afresh in 1704, and Windham reorganized her military company for the protection of the inhabitants. John Fitch was chosen Captain, Jonathan Crane Lieutenant, and Joseph Cary Ensign. Although the people at this time became somewhat alarmed, no serious inconvenience was experienced. In 1705 Mr. Crane was one of a committee to have charge of all town lands; to call meetings to vote on any matters necessary, and to sign the acts to lay out highways, &C. ”[ [523]]

Savage’s: JONATHAN, Norwich 1680, m. 19 Dec. 1678, Deborah, fourth d. of Francis Griswold, had Sarah, Jonathan, John, and Mary, 20 Oct. 1689; rem. to Windham a. 1690, and had Hannah, 7 Mar. 1692; Isaac, 2 Apr. 1694; Joseph, 17 May 1696; Elizabeth Feb. 1698, d. soon; and Abigail, 15 Feb. 1700. Perhaps he had been first of Killingworth. [500]
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