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Governor Samuel CRANSTON

Male 1659 - 1727  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Samuel CRANSTON 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born Aug 1659  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112937976:1030:113090087 
    _UID AD6B534A47AB420CBC4707C0DF8A95743181 
    Died 26 Apr 1727  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19232  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2012 

    Father John CRANSTON,   b. 1625,   d. 12 Mar 1680, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Mary CLARKE,   b. 1641,   d. 7 Apr 1711  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F9159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary HART,   b. 1663,   d. 17 Sep 1710  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1682  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary CRANSTON,   d. 23 Jun 1720
    +2. John CRANSTON,   b. 4 Aug 1684,   d. 1 Oct 1745  (Age 61 years)
     3. James CRANSTON,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Samuel CRANSTON,   b. 11 May 1687, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1721  (Age 33 years)
    +5. Thomas CRANSTON,   d. 1721
    +6. Frances CRANSTON,   b. 1698,   d. 2 Feb 1740  (Age 42 years)
    +7. Hart CRANSTON,   b. 1699,   d. 12 Feb 1724  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F9154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judith PARRETT,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F9158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Aug 1659 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1682 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Apr 1727 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Samuel Cranston was the son of John and was born in Newport and married Mary Hart who was a granddaughter of Roger Williams, the founder of the colony. She died in 1710. Then Samuel married the widow of his brother, the former Judith Parrett. Samuel had seven children by his first marriage. He was elected Governor of Rhode Island in 1698, succeeding in office his uncle Governor Walter Clarke, and reelected until his death in 1727. A remarkable twenty-nine consecutive years! The City of Cranston is thought to be named in his honor.