Shelby County Indiana
Isaac Crane, son of William and Sallie (Selby) Crane, was born in Rush County, Ind., November 27th, 1833, and is of English lineage. The parents of our subject were natives of Harrison County, Ky.; the father, born in 1812, died in this county August 12th, 1884, and the mother, born in 1814, died in Shelby County, March 6th, 1886. The paternal grandfather of Isaac was a soldier in the War of 1812 and died in this county in 1858. The subject of this biography, is the eldest of two children, by his father's first marriage; was raised on the farm and received an ordinary education. Since the age of twenty years he has farmed for himself, and in 1856, purchased 349 acres of land, and is now the wealthiest man in Anderson Township. He was married October 11th, 1855, to Miss Belinda Camerer, of Rush County, born in June, 1836. To this union five children were born, viz. Marshall H., William B., George M., Clara and Emma. Mrs. Crane died February 22nd, 1871, and February 24, 1874, he was a second time married, the bride being Miss Sarah Thomas of Anderson Township, born August, 1840. They are the parents of two children, viz. Daisy and Claude R. Politically, he is a Democrat and is a liberal, enterprising and charitable gentleman. His sons, W. B. and George M., are prominent and successful teachers of this county.
History of Rush County, Chicago: Brant and Fuller, 1888, pages 353-354
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