I found this while doing a Google search for Robert Crane of St. Mary's County, MD.It took me to the SMOOT family page where they have an e-book on line.I saw no way to contact them and ask about this connection and the wife of Robert Crane.I am trying to get the Will of Robert Crane, now through RAOGK to verify the wife's first name.
"The first wife of John Smoot lived perhaps only a short time, inasmuch as by 1734, John Smoot had become the administrator of Robert Crane, late of St. Mary's, by marrying the latter's widow. Accordingly on Mary 20, 1734, John Smoot and Sarah his wife closed the estate of Robert Crane, when the balance of £214/10/6 3/4 was distributed to the widow and the following children, all minors--William, Thomas, Robert, and Mary Anne Crane."
If this is the correct CRANE family, then Mary Anne CRANE whould be the connection.I have a Mary Crane who married MORGAN of St. Mary's County, MD.
Would anyone have info on this and what was Sarah's maiden name?