I'm looking for any information about Ralph Crane, supposedly born in NJ in 1790s. I believe he appears in 1820 census of Elmira, Tioga, NY, and in 1830, 40, 50 censuses of Ridgebury, Bradford, PA. Potentially he was the father of Azariah, Ira, Charles, Stephen, and Sarah, although that is complete speculation at this point. In 1850 census, he was probably mistakenly enumerated as Ralph Hildreth who appears to have had a wife named Sindrilla (or something similar).
Who was Ralph? I found some tax assessments for him in 1826-27 in Wells twp, but other than that, so far no luck finding land records. Does anybody have access to deeds in Bradford county? Unfortunately, it doesn't look like such records exist at the Family History Library. As for other records, I'm not sure what church Ralph might have attended. Also so far no luck in finding when he died or where he and his family might have been buried. Any ideas or suggestions?
thanks, Mary Ann