John Cranston (1803-1858)

Not much is written in the “Story of the Cranstons” book by Edna Barns about John Cranston.  The only reference to him is that he was the son of Thomas Cranston and that he had, “among others,” one child who was Christopher (born in 1803).

Here is more detail on John Cranston provided by cousin Janice Melby Opsahl.  This information does NOT agree with Edna Barne’s book because she writes that John Cranston’s father was Thomas Cranston; instead, it shows that John Cranston’s father was Peleg Cranston.  So . . . . what happened to Thomas??  ~ CCJ

John Cranston

Father: Peleg Cranston b: 16 MAR 1717/18 in Swansea, MA
Mother: Sarah Carr b: 14 JAN 1721/22 in Jamestown, RI

Marriage 1 Phoebe Ann Edwards b: 1775 in Scituate, RI
• Married: 4 APR 1790 in Foster, RI
1. Phoebe Ann Cranston b: 22 JUN 1792 in Foster, RI
2. Stephen Cranston b: 1 OCT 1793 in Foster, RI
3. John Cranston b: in Foster, RI
4. Margaret Cranston b: in Foster, RI
5. John Bradford Cranston b: 15 SEP 1798 in Foster, RI
6. Ephraim Cranston b: 15 DEC 1800 in Foster, RI
7. Christopher Cranston b: 14 NOV 1803 in Foster, RI (Our Direct Ancestor)
8. Edwards Cranston b: 10 FEB 1805 in Foster, RI



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