Joseph Crane

Joseph Crane

Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 20 May 1794 (aged 42)
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 169167653 · View Source
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During the Revolutionary War Joseph Crane served as a Private in Colonel Jeduthan Baldwin's Artificer Regiment.

The artificers who supported the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War were specialty units, skilled artisans and mechanics who kept military equipment in good working order so the troops could operate effectively.
They typically served under the jurisdiction of the Chief Engineer in the Quartermaster General’s Department, but were separate from other engineer regiments. In the Continental Army, George Washington established a Corps of Artificers that was often organized into specialized companies reflecting specific skills.


Baldwin’s Artificer Regiments (ARC ID 601003)
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Specific Media Type: Bound Volume
Container ID: Volume 10
National Archives Identifier: 601003

Record Hierarchy
Record Group 93:
War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, 1709 - 1939 Series:
Numbered Record Books, 1894 - 1913 File Unit:
Rosters of State and Continental Troops Item:
List of Officers and Men of Colonel Moses Hazen's 2nd Canadian Regiment, Colonel Benjamin Flower's Artificer Regiment and Colonel Jeduthan Baldwin's Artificer Regiment


1st Spouse & Children;

Wife: Susannah Ross 1749–1781
Ann Crane 1773–
Susanna Ross Crane 1774–1851
William Crane 1778–1830
Nancy Crane 1780–1855

2nd Spouse & Children;

Wife: Margaret Van Vechten 1762–1812
Richard Van Vechten Crane 1785–
David Crane 1788–1854
Catherine Crane 1791–
Elizabeth Crane 1792–1814
Sally Crane 1793–



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