George Whitfield Crane

George Whitfield Crane

Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 2 Nov 1868 (aged 40)
San Juan Bautista, San Benito County, California, USA
Burial San Juan Bautista, San Benito County, California, USA
Memorial ID 18193535 · View Source
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George was a highly educated man and a southerner from Virginia. He was an attorney and California pioneer who fought with John C. Fremont in the war with Mexico.

After California gained it's independence George settled in San Juan Bautista where he was know as "Judge Crane" to all.

He married Maria Concepcion, the widow of Dr. Sanford. She was previously married to a man named Sanchez, who was considered to be a noted character in the San Juan valley.

Many people came searching for Sanchez's supposed treasure which was thought to be buried in San Juan.

George and Marie had four children -- William, Virginia, Lydia, and Lilly

George died in the smallpox epidemic of 1868.

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*Sacred To The Memory Of
A Member of the California
And the Fremont Battalion
Born In Richmond, VA
Aged 41 Years*


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  • Created by: Candice xo
  • Added: 4 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18193535
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Whitfield Crane (23 Dec 1827–2 Nov 1868), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18193535, citing San Juan Bautista Cemetery, San Juan Bautista, San Benito County, California, USA ; Maintained by Candice xo (contributor 13003043) .