Biography of Stephen Crannell
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Crannell, Stephen, was born in Greenbush, February 10, 1818. He was a son of Robert, born in 1793, and Catherine Miller, born in 1799. He was born in Albany and she in Sand Lake. He was a son of Nicholas, born April 12, 1760. He was a shoemaker by trade and lived and died in Albany. She was a daughter of Stephen Miller, one of the early settlers of Sand Lake, where he lived and died. The father of Mr. Cranneil was one of the first settlers of Greenbush, and here died April 9, 1831. His wife died February 16, 1896, at the age of ninety seven years. Mr. Crannell was reared and educated in Greenbush, N. Y. He learned the carpenter's trade and followed it until 1845. Since that time he has worked for the B. & A. R. R. In 1840 Mr. Crannell married Mary A. Jackson, by whom no children were born. She died in about 1863. In 1864 he married Matilda Pohlman of Albany, daughter of John S. Graves of Albany, a retired baker. To Mr. and Mrs. Crannell were born three children; Kate, at home; Tillie, wife of Frederick C. Bullent, son of Anthony C. Bullent. Mr. Fred Bullent is employed by the B. & A. R. R.; Stephen G., employed in Stevens's fruit store of Albany. Mr. Crannell was treasurer of the Working Men's Relief Association of East Albany for nineteen years.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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