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Ichabod Bennett Crane
Birth: Jul. 18, 1787
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1857
Staten Island
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA

United States Army Officer, Literary Figure. He was the namesake for protagonist in author Washington Irving's legendary short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". He served 48 years as an officer in the United States military, the first two in the United States Marine Corps, the rest in the Army. He commanded troops and saw combat during the War of 1812, the 1832 Black Hawk War, and the Seminole Wars during the 1830s. His last assignment was as post commander of Governor's Island, New York City, New York. He had met Washington Irving during the War of 1812 when Irving, serving as an Aide-de-Camp to New York Governor Daniel D. Tompkins, encountered him while on an inspection tour of Army fortifications at Sackett's Harbor, New York. Later, when Irving needed a name for country schoolteacher in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", he remembered the soldier he had met and used his name. (bio by: Rich H.) 
Family links: 
  William Henry Crane (1747 - 1814)
  Abigail Miller Crane (1754 - 1825)
  Charlotte Crane (1798 - 1878)*
  William M. Crane (____ - 1880)*
  Charles Henry Crane (1826 - 1883)*
  Maria Crane (____ - 1785)*
  Phebe M. Crane (____ - 1820)*
  Joanna M. Crane Mage (____ - 1820)*
  William Montgomery Crane (1776 - 1846)*
  Joseph Halsey Crane (1782 - 1851)*
  Ichabod Bennett Crane (1787 - 1857)
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"Col. of the U.S. Army, who was born in Elizabeth Town, N.J., and died on Staten Island. He served his country faitfully 18 years and was much beloved and respected by all who knew him."
Asbury Methodist Cemetery
New Springville
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
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Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Mar 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7304801
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Sleepy Hollow was one of my favorite stories. May you rest in peace Ichabod Crane thank you for your service.
 Added: Feb. 20, 2017

 Added: Oct. 5, 2016
I just learned something new about the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. May you rest in peace, sir and thank you for your service to our country.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Oct. 5, 2016
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