Edmond Crane

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ChartsAncestors of Adele La Force
Edmond Crane, son of John Crane, was born at Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey, 1692.1 He died at Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey, before 9 March 1762.1

Edmond married Abigail Kitchell, daughter of Abraham Kitchell and Sarah Bruen, say 1734.1

Lived between Madison and Morristown, New Jersey at what was called the "Hummock." He was a farmer, and two of his sons were captains in the revolution. There was a family bible in Dixon IL in 1905, owned by Dorothy N. Law. Whereabouts presently unknown.1

Edmond Crane left a will dated 1761, proved 9 Mar 1762:
of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman;
Wife, Abigail, her 1/3 and £150.
Son, Stephen, £10.
Daughter, Affia Persons, £10.
Daughter, Rhoda Person, £10. Granddaughter, Abigail Squire, £50, when she is 18, but the bond that I gave to her father, Jonathan Squire, for £42, is to be reduced out of it.
Son, Josiah, £60, when of age.
Sons, Ezekiel and John, house and home lot.
Sons, James and David, the upper lot, near Horse Hill.
Executors—my wife, Abigail, and my brother-in-law, Joseph Kitchel.
Witnesses—Samuel Ford, Eleazar Hatheway, William Dixon.2


Abigail Kitchell b. Nov 1717, d. 20 Aug 1801
  • Stephen Crane1 b. 23 Jun 1735
  • Eunice Crane1 b. 15 Sep 1738
  • Affia Crane+1 b. 15 Jul 1740, d. 7 Feb 1808
  • Phoeby Crane1 b. 13 Apr 1743
  • Josiah Crane1 b. 25 Jun 1745
  • Ezekiel Crane1 b. 29 Oct 1747
  • John Crane1 b. 24 Jan 1749
  • Abigail Crane1 b. 28 May 1752
  • James Crane1 b. 27 Jul 1754
  • David Crane1 b. 24 Dec 1756
  • Benonie Crane1 b. 27 Jun 1761


  1. [S41] Ellery Becknell Crane, Genealogy of the Crane Family, Vol II (Worcester, Mass: Press of Charles Hamilton, 1900), #131, further cited as Crane, Crane Family II.
  2. [S1998] William Nelson et al., editors, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 13 vols. ([various publishers], 1901-1949), 4:97 (Lib H:148), further cited as Nelson et al., Calendar of New Jersey Wills.