Person:Alexander Crane (2)

Alexander Crane
b.15 Jul 1822 Bedford, Virginia
d.9 Oct 1893
m. 1 Feb 1844
  1. Rebecca Jane Crane1855 - 1894
Facts and Events
Name[4] Alexander Crane
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 15 Jul 1822 Bedford, Virginia
Marriage 1 Feb 1844 LaPorte, Indiana, United Statesto Hulda Jane Closser
Death[2][3] 9 Oct 1893
Burial[2][3][4] Door Village Cemetery, Scipio, LaPorte, Indiana, United States


Likely parents are Shadrach (or Shadrack) Crane and Mourning Wood. The biography in Chapman says his mother's name was "Polly."[1]


Likely siblings for Alexander are:

  • William T. Crane, born 9 Mar 1815, and
  • Henry P. Crane, born 15 Jan 1819, son of Shadrach and Mourning (née Wood) Crane.

External Links

  1. 1.0 1.1 Scipio Township — Biographies, in Chapman, Charles C. History of La Porte County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships : educational, religious, civil, military, and political history : portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens. (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States: C.C. Chapman, 1880), Secondary quality.

    "Alex. Crane, sec. 4, was born in Bedford county, Va., July 15, 1822, and is a son of Shadrach and Polly Crane. His early life was spent on a farm, and he received a limited education in the common schools. He came with his parents to Elkhart county, Ind., in 1832, and to this county in 1834. He was married Feb. 1, 1844, to Miss Hulda J. Closser, daughter of Daniel and Hulda Closser, early settlers of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Crane had 13 children, of whom 9 are living, viz.: Ettie, Lewis C, Nathan W., Rebecca J., Closser A., Eda, K. Ella, Hattie G. and James W. He owns 548 acres of land, and is engaged in farming and stockraising. He started in life poor, and has amassed considerable of this world's goods. Mr. Crane, wife and 4 children are members of the Baptist Church at Door Village."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Alexander Crane — Find A Grave Memorial, in Find A Grave.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cemetery list: Door Village Cemetery - West Side New Burial Ground, in West, Deanna C. Door Village Cemetery, Scipio Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.

    Block 5, Lot #120

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The cemetery listing gives his name as Alexander S. Crane, and says he was a Civil War private. In addition, there is a G.A.R. marker next to the headstone. However, I believe that the Alexander S. Crane who fought in the Civil War was this subject's nephew. Another nephew, William H. Crane, also fought in the war and became a 2nd Lieutenant.