Charles Cranmer (or Cranmer – it’s spelled both ways in multiple documents), my fourth grandfather showed up on my list of Ancestry DNA shared ancestors with a match to three others with whom I share DNA.
Charles Henry Adare Jr’s 1945 application for membership in the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution based on the service of Charles’ father Isaac Cranmer lists Charles as the son of Isaac and Dorcas (Adams) Cranmer.
We believe Charles was born about 1788 based upon the 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records. He worked as a master farmer and at the age of 81 listed the occupation of gentleman.
Charles married Mary Gaskill on April 6, 1809.
We haven’t found the original digital images of Charles’ will which was written on Nov 3, 1870 but thankfully John Milton Adams transcribed the will, John Pearce typed it and someone saved the typed version on the Bass River Township, NJ History Website!
We encourage others researching Charles to review this wonderful transcription which lists all twelve of Charles’ children and the grandchildren of those who were deceased before the will was written. The will also lists tracts of land which were left to his children and grandchildren. We haven’t yet reviewed this aspect of the will yet and also just found documents pertaining to Charles’ probate records showing the final accounting dated April 1874 which we haven’t yet reviewed.
Charles died on Sept 29, 1872 in Bridgeport, New Jersey and his wife Mary died on May 12, 1873. They were buried in Hillside Cemetery, New Gretna, New Jersey.
While working on this blog, we discovered that we had incorrectly documented the children of Charles. We’ve since cleared up our documentation on both Ancestry.com and FamilySearch. We hope that with this blog we can encourage others to update their documentation on these family lines and share any additional information they know of these family lines.
Darius Cranmer (1808-1858) – married Sarah Ann Cramer [my ancestral line – during the research on Charles, I found his probate records so will write more about him in the future]
Lavina Cranmer (1810-1882) – married John Carter
Isaac F Cranmer (1812-1863) – married Elizabeth Haines
William Sears Cranmer (1813-1873) – married Catherine Leek
Aaron G Cranmer (1813-1889) – married Ann Elizabeth Mott & Rebecca
Dorcas Tabitha Cranmer (1818-1853) – married John Smith Cranmer
Uriah Cranmer (1819-1949) – married Sarah S Haines
Edith Eliza Cranmer (1821-1902) – married John W Cranmer
Samuel B Cranmer (1822-1855) – married Ruth Elmy Lamson
Mary Ann Cranmer (1824-1860) – married William G Adams
Charles Burris Cramer (1828-1879) – married Ellen T Adams
Thomas Allen Cramer (1830-1864) – married Rebecca Ann
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1850 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Egg Harbour, page 168, dwelling 254, family 287, Charles Cramer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2018).
1860 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Egg Harbor, Page No 3, dwelling 21, family 22, Charles Crammer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2018).
1870 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, Bass River, Page No 18, dwelling 140, family 140, Charles Cramer; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2018).
Bass River Township, NJ History (http://www.bassriverhistory.org : http://www.bassriverhistory.org/uploads/6/8/7/1/6871754/charles_cramer_will-_1870.pdf, accessed 14 January 2018), A COPY OF THE LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF CHARLES CRANMER, SIGNED & SEALED THE 3RD DAY OF NOVEMBER A.D. 1870.
[Typed by John Pearce from a hand written transcription by John Milton Adams.].
“New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 July 2017), Charles Cramer.
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2018), Charles Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 5697479.
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 January 2018), Mary Gaskill Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 5697465.
“Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the Office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901 Vol I Index of Wills,” images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 January 2018), Charles Cramer.
“New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956,” index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 January 2018), Charles Cramer m Mary Gaskill.
“New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 January 2018), Charles Cramer.
“U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 January 2018), Application Charles; Application of Charles Henry Adare Jr based on service of Isaac Cranmer.
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