|RANNEY, Charlotte Sophia
Charlotte appears to have remained in Kirtland, Ohio when her husband moved to Iowa to live with his son, George. Christopher remained in Iowa until his death in 1895.
Charlotte married Christopher Gore CRARY, son of Christopher CRARY and Mary Polly WITTER, on 16 Jul 1854 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio.1 (Christopher Gore CRARY was born on 21 Jan 1806 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, died on 11 Mar 1895 in Washington, Marshall County, Iowa and was buried in 1895 in South Kirtland Cemetery, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio 8.)
1 Unknown, Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio: Embracing the Counties of Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake: Containing Portraits of All (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1893), p. 501. Surety: 4. In 1854 Mr. Crary married Charlotte Ronney, his present companion. They have one son, William, a farmer at the old homestead in Kirtland.
2 1860 US Census (Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Christopher [Gore] Crary (age 54, b. MA), third wife Charlotte [Ranney] (age 46, b. PA), and children Marion (age 24, b. OH), Virginia (age 22, b. OH), Octavia (age 18, b. OH), Charles (age 14, b. OH), George (age 13, b. OH) and William (age 4, b. OH), living in Kirtland, Ohio. Christopher is listed as a "farmer." Marion, Virginia and Octavia are all listed as "teachers." Living next door is Charlotte's father, George Ranney, and her sister, Alice [Ranney] Axtel.
3 1870 US Census (Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Christopher Crary (age 64, b. MA), wife Charlotte S. [Ranney] (age 57, b. PA), and children Virgina (age 32, b. OH) and William R. (age 14, b. OH), living in Kirtland, Ohio. Christopher is listed as a "farmer." Virginia is listed as a "teacher." Also in the household is Charlotte's sister, Alice [Ranney] Axtell (age 59, b. PA).
4 1880 US Census (Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Charlotte Crary (age 44, b. PA) and son, William R. Crary (age 25, b. OH) living in the household of Charlotte's sister, Alice [Ranney] Axtel (age 68, b. PA). William is listed as her "nephew," and Charlotte is listed as her "sister."
5 1850 US Census (Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists George Ranney (age 66, b. VT), widower, and daughters Alice (age 38, b. PA) and Charlotte (age 36, b. PA), living in Kirtland, Ohio. George is listed as a "farmer."
Adams, Charles Collard, Middletown Upper Houses: A History of the North Society of Middletown, Connecticut, from 1650 to 1800, With Genealogical and Biographical Chapters on Early Families and a Full Genealogy of the Ranney Family. (New England Historical Society: The Grafton Press: New York, 1908.), p. 366. Surety: 4. 356 Charlotte7 Sophia Ranney (George6, William5, John4, John3, John2, Thomas1), b. June 1, 1813, Pike Township, Bradford Co., Pa; m. July 16, 1854, Kirtland, O., Christopher Gore Crary, b. January 21, 1806, Becket, Mass. His parents rem. 1811 to Western Reserve. He d. Mar. 11, 1895, Kirtland; farmer, Rep., and Cong., was author of "Pioneer Reminiscences," she was Cong. and d. Oct. 14, 1894, Kirtland.
William Ranney, b. Oct. 22, 1855, Kirtland, O.; m. Sept. 24, 1884, Stapleton, Iowa, Carrie May Davis, b. Sept. 24, 1860, Stapleton, dau. Edmund Willis Davis and Caroline Matilda Randall. P. of H., Dem., farmer and business; res. Kirtland, O. Children:
(1) Charlotte Beecher, b. Apr. 12, 1886, student of Oberlin College,
(2) Marion Davis, b. Sept. 27, 1892.
South Kirtland Cemetery Inscriptions (Section DA, Row 10, Stone 1). Surety: 4. Charlotte S. Ranney Crary/ 1813-1894
South Kirtland Cemetery Inscriptions (Section DA, Row 10, Stone 5). Surety: 4. Christopher G. Crary/ 1806-1895