CRANDALL FAMILY ANCESTRAL BURIAL SITE ELDER JOHN CRANDALL 1ST WIFE DIED 1669 1647 HANNAH GAYLORD 2ND WIFE 1678 1753 JOHN CRANDALL AFTER 1819 REV WAR VETERAN 1755 ANNA GARDNER WIFE ESTHER LEWIS CRANDALL LYDIA SAUNDERS CRANDALL 1738 LEWIS CRANDALL 1830 JOHN G CRANDALL 1790 HANNAH CRANDALL LIZZIE PRIMUS 1793 JOSHUA CRANDALL FROM "WESTERLY AND ITS WITNESSES" ERECTED BY THE CRANDALL FAMILY ASSOCIATION 30 MAY 1994
Birth: January 30, 1646 Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA
Death: August 3, 1678 Westerly Washington County Rhode Island, USA
2nd Wife of Elder John Crandall. ***** From: Westerly and It's Whitnesses, Page 282 "Crandall Ground (2)...This is found about forty rods west fo the Pound Road, and west of the Old Crandall house (now the residence of Mr. Charles Crandall), and without inclosure. None of the fifteen or twenty graves are lettered. Here lie the remains of John Crandall, 1st, and his two wives; (HANNAH GAYLORD AND MARY OPP) John Crandall, 2nd, and his wife Anna; Esther, Lewis, Hannah and Joshua Crandall; Lydia Crandall, wife of Charles; John Crandall, son of Charles." Family links: Spouse: John Crandall (1617 - 1676)* *Point here for explanation Burial: Old Crandall Cemetery Westerly Washington County Rhode Island, USA Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: J Geoghan Record added: Feb 16, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 33908063 Added by: J Geoghan Added by: J Geoghan Photos may be scaled. Click on image for full size.
Cemetery name Old Crandall Cemetery
The surname of OPP was a Low-German and Dutch occupational name for a churchwarden or sexton, with particular reference to his task of taking the collection. The name was derived from the Old German word OPPERGILT donation, from OPPERN, to sacrifice and rendered in medieval documents in the Latin form OPERARI + MANN. The name is also spelt OPFERMANN, OFFERMAN, OFERMAN and OFFERMANNS. The Dutch language is most closely related to Low German, and its surnames have been influenced both by German and French naming practices. The preposition 'van' is found especially with habitation names, and the 'de' mainly with nicknames. Surnames are divided into four categories, from occupations, nicknames, baptismal and locational. All the main types of these are found in German-speaking areas, and names derived from occupations and from nicknames are particularly common. A number of these are Jewish. Patronymic surnames are derived from vernacular Germanic given names, often honouring Christian saints. Regional and ethnic names are also common. The German preposition 'von (from) or 'of', used with habitation names, is taken as a mark of aristocracy, and usually denoted proprietorship of the village or estate from where they came. Some members of the nobility affected the form VON UND ZU with their titles. In eastern Germany there was a heavy influence both from and on neighbouring Slavonic languages. Many Prussian surnames are of Slavonic origin. A notable member of the name was Sir Hubert Ferdinand OPPERMAN, born in 1904, the Australian cyclist and politician. After leaving school he started work as a telegraph boy and it was this which developed his phenomenal cycling speed. Between 1924 and 1937 he held at various times every long-distance track and road record in Australia and also competed with success in France, where in 1931 he was voted sportsman of the year. OPPERMAN served with the Australian Air Force in World War II, and was involved in federal politics from 1949 until 1967, during which time he held two ministerial posts and was government whip. In 1967 he became Australian high commissioner to Malta until 1972.
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Mary Opp born 1633
Mary's father was listed as a knight in England. She had seven children. She and her husband were the early settlers and help purchase the land for the town of Westerly now Hopkinston, Rhode Island. The land was purchased from the Narraganset tribe. If all English people dealt as honestly as they did there probably would not have been so much trouble. One of her children's name was Jane Crandall. She married Job Babcock.
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