Shared Ancestor Darius Cranmer/Cramer and Sarah Ann Cramer (Blog 15)

We found another shared ancestor on Ancestry – Darius Cranmer, the eldest son of Charles Cranmer and Mary Gaskill.  We share 24.7 centimorgans of DNA with one of of his decendents.

Shared Ancestor Darius Cranmer

Darius whose last name is sometimes listed as Cranmer and other times as Cramer, was born on Dec 8, 1808.  He married Sarah Ann Cramer, the daughter of Daniel S Cramer and Charlotte Loveland in Burlington, New Jersey on Jan 3, 1833.  In 1850 he was living in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, was working as a laborer and had $600 in personal assets.

Darius died at the age of 50 on Sept 17, 1859 in Bass River, New Jersey.  His wife Sarah was appointed administratrix and during probate documented personal property valued at $1017.50.

Darius’ wife Sarah married Daniel Mathis after Aug 31, 1860 when she was listed in the census with eight of her eight children. In the 1870 she is listed in the census with Daniel and three of her children who are listed with the last name Mathis in the census even though they kept the Cramer name.  Sarah lived to the age of 80 and died on May 27, 1897.  She is buried next to her husband in the Hillside Cemetery in New Gretna, New Jersey.

In 1872, Daniel’s father Charles left Daniel’s eight living children the place where his son Thomas Cranmer had lived which was also known as the Cavleer’s place which was on 100 acres.

Note:  The typed transcription of thewill mentions eight children and lists five boys and four girls.  We hope to find a copy of the original to check but believe that the girls who are written out in the transcription as Lovina, Sara, Anna, & Emma may possible be Lovina, Sara Ann & Emma which would then total eight children.


Lovina M Cramer (1833-1894) – married Chalkey Cranmer who died in 1855, then married Amasa Mathis.  Lived in New Gretna [my direct ancestor]

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, had died before her grandfather wrote his will so is not listed in the will.

Caleb S Cramer (1844-1912) – married Mary J Robins

Sarah Ann Cranmer (1847-1915) – married John F Hickman

Emma M Cranmer (1852-1917) – married Morris Carlile Gaskill

Chalkey Sears Cramer (1855-1929) – married Carolyn Frances Johnson

Daniel D Cramer (1858-1930) – married Anna Adams

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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, ( : 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, ( : accessed 21 January 2018).

1870 United States Federal Census, Burlington County, New Jersey, population schedule, , Daniel Mathis; digital images, ( : accessed 21 January 2018).

Bass River Township, NJ History ( :, 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.].

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 12 January 2018), Darius Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 53364918.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 21 January 2018), Sarah Ann Cramer Cramer, Find A Grave Memorial# 53364979.

“New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 December 2017), Darius Cramer m. Sarah Cranmer.

“New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988,” database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 January 2018), Derias Crammer.

“New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991,” digital image, ( : accessed 20 January 2018), Darius Cranmer.

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