I’ve always wanted to know more about my 11th Great Grandfather John CRAM (About 1540 – 28 May 1599). I hope this will cover all CRAM, CRAMME, CRAMBE and VonCRAM. I know there are other cousins out there that I haven’t met or been in contact with. I hope to meet them and hope that we can help each other discover other relatives. Always interested in getting new data on my family. Please contact me if you do have some. Thank you.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
John CRAM (before 29 Jan 1596/1597-5 Mar 1682)
John married Hester (Ester) WHITE daughter of Robert WHITE on 8 Jun 1624 in Bilsby, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND. Esther was born on 7 Jun 1624 in New Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales. She died on 16 May 1677 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA.
NOTES on John CRAM
The first of the name in this country was John CRAM, who came from England, and in 1639 was among the early settlers at Exeter. A Combination being formed for the government of the settlers, his name appeared, spelt CRAME. In 1648 and '49, he was elected Townsman, or what wasafterwards called Selectman. When he came to Exeter, he signed his name by making his mark, but afterwards learned to write.
He left Exeter about 1650, and went to Hampton, that part now called Hampton Falls. He and his wife
Esther became members of the curnc in Hampton. He was a judicous, honest man. His death was
recorded on the town book of Hampton thus: "Died 5 of March, 1681, good old John CRAM, one just in
his generation." His wife died in 1677. His childrenwere Benjamin, Mary, Joseph, Lydia and Thomas.
We have no account ofthe children except Joseph, who was drowned in Exeter, June 24, 1648,and
Benjamin, who kep up the line of succession. (FULLONTON - 193)
John CRAM was of Exeter, and on of the signer of the Combination, soon after the settlement of that town. Not long after, he removed to Hampton and settled on the south side of Taylor's river (now Hampton Falls) near the site of the WEARE monument. His wife's name was Hester. She died May 16, 1677. He died Mar 5, 1682. In the record of hisdeath he is styled "good old John CRAM, one just in his generation."In his will, two sons, Benjamin and Thomas, are mentioned, and two daughters, Mary and Lydia. (DOW-649)
John Hans VonCRAM
The Name of CRAM is unusual in this country. It is spelled CRAMME inthe early records. This family is
one of the early ones of southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Their lives have been quiet ones,
but characterized by good citizenship.
John CRAM was of exeter, New Hampshire and one of the signers of the Combination soon after the
settlement of that town. Not long after heremoved to Hampton and settled on the south side of Taylor's
river (now Hampton Falls), near the site of the WEARE monument. He died March5, 1682. In the record
of his death he is styled "good old John CRAM, one just in his generation." In his will two sons, Benjamin
and Thomas, are mentioned and two daughters, Mary and Lydia. His wife's name was Hester. She died
May 16, 1677. Their children were: Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, Mary and Lydia. (STEARNS - 1390)
John and Esther had the following children:
21 M i. Joseph CRAM was born on 5 Oct 1632 in Farlsthorpe, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND. He was christened on 5 Oct 1632 in Farlsthorpe, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND. He drowned and died on 24 Jun 1649 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA.
+ 22 M ii. Benjamin CRAM Senior was born in 1637/1642. He died in Mar 1707/1708.
+ 23 M iii. Thomas CRAM Senior was born about 1644. He died on 20 Dec 1681.
+ 24 F iv. Mary CRAM was born about 1645. She died about 1673.
25 F v. Lydia CRAM was born on 27 Jul 1658. She died after 1665 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA.
*World Family Tree - Volume 1- Pre-1600- Present, Name: Family Tree Maker;, Fitzpatrick Personal Library.(Electronic Copy).
*Joseph FULLONTON, The History of Raymond, N.H., Name: The Morning Star Job Printing House,; Location: Dover, NH; Date: 1875;, 193, Sutro Library, F 44 R2 F9.7/3/1996 - Copy.
*Joseph DOW, History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire From Its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892., Name: Salem Press Publishing and Printing, Co,; Location: Salem, Massachusetts; Date: 1863;, V1, 649, Sutro Library, F 44 H3 D8 1970.7/3/1996 - Copy.
*Ezra S. STEARNS, Compiler, Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, Name: The Lewis Publishing Company; Location: New York/Chicago; Date:1908;, p 1390, Sutro Library, F 33 292 V.3.7/3/1996 - Copy.05 Mar 1676/77, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.
This is the line I descend from.