Biography of Moses Cranor
Howard County, IN Biographies





MOSES CRANOR, son of Joshua and Susana (Johnson) Cranor, was born in Wayne County, Ind., in 1832; his parents, who were natives of North Carolina, and of English and Irish descent, were among the first settlers of Wayne County. Our subject was reared on a farm, and assisted his father until he was twenty years of age. In 1851, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Cate, in Wayne County, Ind. She is a native of Tennessee. They had eight children, Leroy, Charles F., Martha E., Susan F., Ellsworth, James, Florinda J. (deceased), and Clara Belle (deceased). Mr. Cranor, immediately after he was married, began farming in Wayne County, and in August, 1860, came to Howard County and located on his present farm in Jackson Township; he has 400 acres of fine farm land, which he has improved and cultivated until it is now one of the best farms in the township, with a comfortable and convenient residence. Mr. Cranor's father was granted a land warrant from the war of 1812; he was what they called at that time a ranger, and assisted in building block houses in the early settlement of Wayne County, as a defense from the Indians. Mr. Cranor has been a member of the Masonic fraternity since 1864, and in politics is a stanch Democrat; he has held the office of Township Assessor in his township, giving entire satisfaction to the citizens.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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