Surname: Crafts

Genealogical record of Thomas Wait and his descendants

Genealogical Record of Thomas Wait and his descendants

Genealogical Record of Thomas Wait and his descendants looks at the genealogy of Thomas Wait (1601-1677) who was from Wethersfield Parish, Essex, England. On his arrival in America, landing in Rhode Island, he applied for a lot on which to build,and was granted it on 7/1/1639. On 3/l6/l641 he became a Freeman in Newport R. I. He died in Portsmouth R. I., before April 1677 intestate. This Thomas Wait was a cousin to the Richard Waite of Watertown Mass., who was a large land owner. This unpublished manuscript provides the descendants of this family.

Eunice Todd Crafts of Craftsbury VT

CRAFTS, Eunice Todd5, (Michael4, Michael3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 31, 1773, died(???)25, 1829, married first, Thomas Phillips, son of Dr. Ebenezer and Martha (Phillips) Beardsley, who died Feb. 19, 1793, aged 22. Married second, Jan. 9, 1798, Samuel Chandler, son of Capt. Eben and Mehitable (Chandler) Crafts, who was born Oct. 5, 1768, at Woodstock, Conn., died Nov. 19, 1853, at Craftsbury, Vt. His name stands first on the catalogue of Students at Leicester Academy, which was instituted and endowed mainly by the efforts of his father, and opened June 7, 1784; was graduated at Harvard College in 1790, with

Biographical Sketch of Harry G. Crafts

Harry G. Crafts, one of Redlands most enterprising horticulturists, was born in Jackson, Michigan, in 1853. His father, Myron H. Crafts, was the first settler in Crafton, California, which place was named after him. The subject of this sketch is extensively engaged in farming and fruit raising, and lives four miles west of Redlands.

Biography of George H. Crafts

George H. Crafts, a rancher near Redlands, was born in New York City in 1844, and came to California with his father in 1861. His father, Myron H. Crafts, was born in Whately, Massachusetts, in 1816, and established the first temperance grocery in New York City. He also had a large meat-curing house there, but was burnt out in 1844, and then went to Jackson, Michigan, where he started a soap and candle factory. He next went to Windsor, where he farmed for a while, and then went to Detroit and accepted a position as cashier in C. & A.