John Crandall Jr was born in in 1649 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode island and died on 14 August 1704 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode, Island.
He was a blacksmith by trade.
His father, John, was one of the elders of the Baptist Chrurch at Newport, the first elder of the church at Westerly; was Deputy while at Newport. Because of his (John Sr) beliefs he was imprisoned at Boston for a Baptist beliefs at Newport in 1655.
In 1671 he was made a Freeman.
1682 Dec 12. He sold to George Lawton Jr. of Freeman's land, New Plymout, certain lands in Narragausett for 40 punds.
In 1696 John, Jr., was at Narragansett.
1704 Jan. 25 will proved 14 Aug 1704 his wife Elizabeth was exx. Overseers brother Peter Crandall, friend Job Babcock and son-in-law Stephen Wilcox. To son John he having had already.To son Peter western most farm that I now dwell on. To son Samuel rest of land and housing. To Daughter Elizabeth Wilcox 5 pounds, To daughter Mary Phillips five pounds. To wife, Elizabeth, all movables and whole use of all lands till sons Peter and Samuel are of age. ( Inventory Followed )
John married Elizabeth Gorton, daughter of Samuel & Mary Elizabeth (Maplet) Gorton, on the 18th of June, 1672 in Warwick, RI performed by John Greene, Justice. She was born in1646 in Warwick, Kent County, RI and died in 1704.
They had 5 Children:
• John Crandall (1673-aft 25 Mar 1707)
• Elizabeth Crandall (abt 1675-1704) (Married Stephen Wilcox Jr)
• Mary Crandall (1681-1763) (Married Bartholomew Phillips)
• Peter Crandall (abt 1685-aft 1740)
• Samuel Crandall (30 Oct 1686-3 Aug 1758)
Children from John & Mary (?) Crandall (7):
• John Crandall Jr (Jan 1649-14 Aug 1704)
• James Crandall (abt 1651-aft 1681)
• Jane Crandall (23 Aug 1652-26 Apr 1733)
• Sarah Crandall (1654-abt 1696)
• Peter Crandall (1655-Jul 1734)
• Rev Joseph Crandall (1661-12 Sep 1737)
• Samuel Crandall (1663-19 May 1736)
Children from John & Hannah (Gaylord) Crandall (2):
• Jeremiah Crandall ( Aug 1673-1718)
• Eber Crandall (23 Jun 1676-22 Aug 1727)
From: Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants, by John Cortland Crandall (1949)
* His house was near Burdens Pond and a part of it now stands, as one room in the homestead occupied by lineal descendants, of the ninth and tenth generations. Across from the house in the old orchard field is the original cemetery, in which twenty seven bodies are buried. There are three rows of graves containing nine bodies each.
* These rows of graves run parallel with a swamp nearby. Elder John is buried in the row nearest the swamp in the end grave to the left as one stands facing the swamp. Next to his grave is that of his son John. Each of the twenty seven graves is indicated by a field stone some 14 inches in width, appearing four to eight inches above the ground set at the head while a smaller stone marks the foot of the grave. There is no inscription on any of the stones. On the 6 th day of October 1932 A. Julian Crandall of Ashaway, Rhode Island and Rev. Wm. S. Crandall of Binghamton, New York, standing in the little historical burying ground, agreed that a suitable marker should be placed thereupon. They further concluded that a large native field granite boulder with a bronze plaque properly lettered, embedded in the same would be most suitable.
Elizabeth Gorton Crandall
1641–1704 (m. 1672)
Gravesite Details (My 7th great grandfather/pscoggin)