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CRARY, Oliver Esquire
YORK, Hopestill
(1734-Bef 1770)
WITTER, Ebenezer (Captain )
GEER, Abigail
CRARY, Christopher
WITTER, Mary Polly
CRARY, William Grant


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MORSE, Julia Ann

CRARY, William Grant 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 26 Nov 1808, Preston, New London County, Connecticut
  • Marriage: MORSE, Julia Ann in 1836 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio
  • Died: 25 Jul 1886, Lamoille, Marshall County, Iowa at age 77

bullet  General Notes:

It is uncertain if William G. Crary is Christopher Crary's son, but his year of birth, presence on the 1850 US census in Kirtland, Ohio, and his location near Christopher Gore Crary lends support to this conclusion.


William married Julia Ann MORSE, daughter of Judge Enoch Death MORSE and Delilah BARTLETT, in 1836 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. (Julia Ann MORSE was born on 10 Aug 1817 in Sodus, Wayne County, New York and died on 3 Mar 1880 in Lamoille, Marshall County, Iowa.)



1 1850 US Census (Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 3. Lists William G. Crary (age 41, b. CT), wife Julia A. (age 32, b. NY), and children Lucy J. (age 12, b. OH), Sarah (age 8, b. OH), Julia (age 5, b. OH) and Avery (age 1, b. OH), living in Kirtland, Ohio. Living two houses away is William's brother, Christopher Gore Crary, and his family.

2 1880 US Census (District 299, Washington, Marshall County, Iowa). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists William G. Crary (age 71, b. CT), widower, and daughter Lucy (age 41, b. OH), living in Washington, Iowa. William is listed as a "retired farmer." Lucy is listed as a "housekeeper." Living next door is William's son, Avery Crary, and his family. Also living nearby is William's nephew, George E. Crary, his family and William's brother [George's father], Christopher Gore Crary.

3 1860 US Census (Farmersburg, Clayton County, Iowa). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists W.G. [William] Crary (age 51, b. CT), wife Julia (age 41, b. CT) and children H.L. [Lucy] (age 25, b. CT [erroneous], Julia (age 15, b. CT [erroneous]) and Avery (age 11, b. CT [erroneous]), living in Farmersburg, Iowa. William is listed as a "farmer."

4 1840 US Census (Paines, Lake County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4

5 Morse, J. Howard & Leavitt, Emily W., Morse Genealogy: Comprising the Descendants of Samuel Anthony, William, and Joseph Morse, and John Moss: Being a Revision of the Memorial of the Morses Published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850. (The Morse Society: New York, 1903.), p. 222. Surety: 4. 1634. Judge Enoch6 Death Morse, son of John5 (Issac4, Captain Joseph3, Joseph2, Samuel1) Morse, was born in Pittsfield, Mass., December 14, 1777. He married (1) Delilah Bartlett; she died November 19, 1830; he married (2) Mrs. Polly (Bartlett) Tower; he resided in Sodus, New York and Allen, Ohio.

Children by first wife:

I. Enoch, born May 12, 1807, married February 7, 1835, Amy Marble, who was born November 16, 1814; resided in Fort Hill, Ill.

II. Chauncey B., born September 2, 1809, died unm., at Allen, Ohio.

III. Harriet B., born April 14, 1811, married, in 1834, Ebenezer Witter, son of Christopher Crary, who was born July 11, 1808, died November 7, 1846; they had Children:

(1) William H. Crary, born August 12, 1840,
(2) Charles C. Crary,
(3) Laurence Crary, born April 15, 1846.

IV. Charles B., born May 17, 1813, married (1), in 1835, Pamela Ayres; married (2), in 1845, Catherine Sharp

V. Christopher B., born August 10, 1815, married, October 21, 1841, Waity M. Gilmore, who was born November 28, 1821; resided at Painesville, Ohio.

VI. Julia A., born August 10, 1817, married, in 1836, William G. Crary; resided at Kirtland, O.; they had Children:

(1) Lucy Crary,
(2) Cornelia Crary,
(3) Julia Crary,
(4) Avery Crary

VII. Sally Ann, died at the age of two years.

VIII. Mary B., born March 27, 1821.

IX. Delilah B., born July 27, 1823.

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