This website pertains to the genealogy research of my 4th great-grandparents:

  • Joseph Ors Crane probably born around 1765, possibly in New Jersey, he appeared in the 1793 militia list of Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey.
  • Catherine Williams, also known as Caty, probably born around 1770, she was named as the wife of Joseph Ors Crane in church records of the Clove Valley Dutch Reformed Church (baptism records of some of their children).

I descend from Sarah Crane, a daughter of Joseph Ors and Caty born in 1793 who married Daniel Hildreth. They lived in Minisink, Orange, NY until 1838 when they moved to South Creek, Bradford, PA.

This line of my family has been a brick wall for many years, so I am always interested in corresponding with those who might be able to add new information to the puzzle of the origin of Joseph Ors Crane and Catherine Williams. Be sure to check out the article in my research library to see the different research avenues I have explored to date.

Posted on February 2, 2018