George W. Crane was born in 1792, in King and Queen County, Virginia, was married in 1818 to Nancy Gresham, of Franklin County, Kentucky, and settled in Montgomery County, Missouri, in 1824. He was Assessor of Montgomery County four years, and Sheriff eight years. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and the first clerk of New Providence Church on Loutre. His children were C. C., Thomas J., Joseph G., George W., C. D., Mildred A., Martha E., and Mary.