Person:Mary Unknown (4234)

Mary _____
b.Abt 1625
m. Mar 1648/49
  1. John Crandall1649 - 1704
  2. James CrandallAbt 1651 -
  3. Jane Crandall1653 - Bef 1715
  4. Sarah CrandallAbt 1654 - 1696
  5. Peter CrandallAbt 1655 - 1734
  6. Rev. Joseph Crandall1661 - 1737
  7. Samuel Crandall1663 - 1736
Facts and Events
Name Mary _____
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1625
Marriage Mar 1648/49 Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elder John Crandall
Burial[1] 20 Aug 1670 Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

In the book, Elder John Crandall and His Descendants, by John Courtland Crandall, 1949 it is written: John married (1) (perhaps a woman named Mary OPP) about 1648 in Newport Co., Rhode Island. Mary [?] was born about 1625 in England. She died on 20 Aug 1669 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island and was buried at the Homestead in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

The word "perhaps" has been taken as fact ever since. In 2003 a member of the Crandall Family Association published the following on a message board: [1] The current research is: ... John Crandall, baptized at Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, 15 February 1617/8, was the son of James and Eleanor Crandall. "Mary Opp" seems to be fictitious as well. The name "Opp" doesn't seem to exist.

  1. Crandall, John Cortland. Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and his descendants. (New Woodstock, N.Y.: unknown, 1949)

    The first wife of Elder John Crandall was buried 2 Aug 1670 [p. 3: 1669 according to a correspondent of the author's]. Her name was unknown.