. Cranch's several business ventures in Germantown and Weymouth having failed to prosper,
the family had recently moved to Salem. On a visit there later this year JA
described the Cranches' house; see his Diary and Autobiography
. But they remained in Salem relatively briefly, for by Nov. 1767 Cranch advertised
his watchmaking business as established on Hanover Street in Boston (Essex Inst., Hist. Colls.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.