My great grandfather, James Albert Crane, was born in (near?) Dayton, in February of 1853.His father was William Sylvester Crane, born 1830.William and James are both buried near the town of Centerville, in South Dakota.There is no record of William's death (in 1899) so I have no idea where he was born.I do have a relative who thinks he was born in New Jersey but I cannot prove that. - William was married to Salome Collins, whose mother, Eunice Doty, was married to a James Collins and a James Gardner. - William and Salome's first born was William S., born in Ohio in 1850.His 1925 obit says no more about his birthplace. - The family moved to Johnson county, Iowa, where daughter Sarah was born, and then to Clay county, South Dakota in 1866.