Sarah Ann Cranmer, the daughter of Daniel S Cramer and Charlotte Loveland was born on June 29, 1816 in Bass River, New Jersey. She was 16 when she married Darius Cranmer, the son of Charles Cranmer and Mary Gaskill on January 3, 1833 in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1850, she and Darius were living in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey where he was working as a laborer and had $600 in personal assets.
Sarah was 43 when Darius died on Sept 17, 1859 leaving her to raise nine children. She was appointed administratrix and during probate documented personal property valued at $1017.50. On August 31, 1860 we find Sarah listed as a widow in the census with eight of her nine children (one had married). Sometime thereafter she married Daniel Mathis, a widower and farmer.
Sarah and Daniel were listed in the 1870 census with three of her children who are listed with the last name of Mathis even though the children kept the Cramer name. By 1880, Sarah’s children had all married and she and Daniel were listed living alone.
Sarah was widowed a second time on January 14, 1890 when Daniel died. She lived to the age of 80 and died on May 27, 1897 and was buried next to Darius in the Hillside Cemetery in New Gretna, New Jersey. We are fortunate to be able to share a photo of the gravestone with permission of the photographer, Art Dubell.
DEC 8 1808
SARAH A CRAMER
JUNE 29, 1816
MAY 24, 1897
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD
Lovina Mariah Cramer (1833-1895) – married Chalkey S Cranmer who died Dec 13, 1855, then married Amasa Mathis. Lived in New Gretna [my direct ancestor]
Harriet Bishop Cranmer (1835-1836)
William G Cranmer (1837-1912) – married Mary Frances Maxwell
Charles Henry Cramer (1839-1904) – married Sarah Jane Maxwell
Mary Elizabeth Cramer (1842-1862) – married William H Mathis, died before her grandfather wrote his will so is not listed in the will.
Caleb Smith Cramer (1844-1912) – married Mary J Robins
Sarah Ann Cranmer (1847-1915) – married John F Hickman
Emma Matilda Cranmer (1852-1917) – married Morris Carlile Gaskill
Chalkey Sears Cramer (1855-1929) – married Carolyn Frances Johnson
Daniel Darius Cramer (1858-1930) – married Anna Adams
As of May 18, 2020, we have seven DNA matches on Ancestry with descendants of Sarah Ann Cranmer. Here’s an image from ThruLines. Note: must have your DNA linked to a tree for a match to show up here.
via daughter Lovina M Cramer (my ancestor), none
via son Charles Henry Cranmer, 25 cM, 7 cM
via son Caleb Smith Cramer, 9 cM
via daughter Sarah Ann Cranmer, 10 cM
via daughter Emma M Cranmer, 25 cM
via son Daniel Darius Crammer, 25 cM, 13 cM
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1850 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Egg Harbor Township, page 716 (penned), dwelling 308, family 311, Darius Cramer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 January 2018).
1860 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Egg Harbor, Page No 55, dwelling 392, family 409, Sarah; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 January 2018).
1870 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, , Daniel Mathis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 January 2018).
Family Bible Record of Darius Cramer/Cranmer of New Jersey, Mr Darius Cramner Bible, unsure (n.p.: n.p., n.d.), owner digital copy from Historical Society in New Jersey, . still trying to learn provenance.
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 January 2018), Darius Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 53364918.
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 21 January 2018), Sarah Ann Cramer Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 53364979.
“New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956,” index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 December 2017), Darius Cramer m. Sarah Cranmer.
“New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 January 2018), Derias Crammer.
New Jersey Department of State Death Records, June 1878 – December 1900 (https://wwwnet-dos.state.nj.us/ : accessed 14 January 2019), Sarah A Mathis.
“New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 January 2018), Darius Cranmer.
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