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Ebenezer Cropper Jr.
(1712-After 1753)
(?) Major?
Major* Cropper
(Abt 1750-Bef 1794)
Andesiah Cropper
(Abt 1778-Bef 1818)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Levi Smock

2. Noah Riggin

Andesiah Cropper

  • Born: Abt 1778, Worcester Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Levi Smock on 07 Jan 1799 in Worcester Co., MD 1
  • Marriage (2): Noah Riggin on 20 Sep 1804 in Worcester Co., MD 1
  • Died: Bef 03 Apr 1818, Worcester Co., MD

  

This compiler originally postulated that Andesiah Cropper and her brother Thomas and sister Margaret were very likely children of one of the sons of Edmond Cropper (c1727-1799). Margaret married McKimmey Hook who was a witness to Edmond Cropper's will in 1799. In that will, Edmond mentions a deceased son Ebenezer Cropper whom is the most likely candidate as father to Andesiah, Margaret and Thomas Cropper. However, the following new evidence arose: Thomas Cropper "of Major" is listed as age 15 and bound to Samuel Porter for the trade of house carpenter & joiner on Dec 12 1794 in Worcester Co., MD. David Wilson provided surety (WoOCP-LH3:148). This places Thomas Cropper as son of "Major Cropper" which places the three as children of Major Cropper whom we do not yet know his lineage however, we plave him as son of Ebenezer Cropper Jr. where very little is known of this branch.

On Feb 8 1803, Andesiah Smack and Samuel Porter were listed as administrators of the estate of Levi Smack. (WoOC:100) Samuel Porter received a share of Edmund Cropper Sr.'s estate on Apr 23 1802 (WoOCP-JBR3:352) and we confirm he as the husband of Edmund Cropper's daughter Holland. It is probable that Samuel Porter is closely related to Purnell Porter (the man to whom Thomas Smack was assigned as guardian), maybe as son or brother, and Purnell Porter had married one of the daughters Cropper. Also, given that McKimmey Hook was witness to Edmond Cropper's will of 1799, it is likely that Andesiah Cropper was a daughter of one of Edmond Cropper's sons, probably Ebenenzer, who was deceased prior to 1799. More research will firm these hypotheses.

In the 1810 Census for Worcester Co., MD, Purnell Porter is listed with a household as 00211-10001. This is the gentleman that was assigned as Thomas Smack's "guardian" and does not mean Thomas would necessarily live with him, as guardianship is just a legal set-up for an adult male to (generally) to look after an orphan's estate. It should be noted that there are several Cropper households in the area (Thomas Smack's mother's maiden name), namely Henry Cropper (11010-20010) and Edmund Cropper (01101-14001) nearby and a little further away, Stephen Cropper (21010-11001). These might lend clues to Andasiah (Cropper) Smack's family.

We also must consider Thomas N. Cropper who was assigned to be guardian for Thomas Smack's sister, Sally Smack, in 1805. He is listed in Worcester Co. in 1810 in a household as 30010-00200. This one has 3 males under age 10 and two females age 16-26 beside Thomas N. Cropper who was age 26-45 (born 1765-1784).

Andesiah Riggin wrote her will on Oct 18 1817 and it was proven in Worcester Co. on Apr 3 1818 (all Cropper references are as Crapper):
- To Nancy Cropper Hook d/o McKimmey Hook, $100
- To Matthias Hook, s/o McKimmey Hook, $10 to be applied to his schooling
- To Samuel Porter Hook s/o McKimmey Hook, one bed/furniture
- To Sallay Maranda Cropper, d/o Thomas, $100
- To John Richardson Cropper, s/o Thomas $10
- To McKimmey Akin Cropper, s/o, Thomas Cropper, $10
- To Thomas Librim Cropper, s/o Thomas, $10 and a bed/furniture
- Rest to equally divide between Thomas Cropper and my sister Margaret Hook, w/o McKimmey Hook
Witnesses: Zadock Sturgis, Thomas R.P. Spence (WoW-MH10:300) [it is unknown why she left nothing to her Smack or Riggin children]

On Apr 14 1818, Sewell Turpin was assigned administrator for Andesiah Riggin, to sell personal estate, legacies excepted. (WoOCP-MH23:359).


Andesiah married Levi Smock, son of Thomas Smock and Rebecca (?), on 07 Jan 1799 in Worcester Co., MD.1 (Levi Smock was born on 13 Oct 1765-07 Aug 1766 in Worcester Co., MD 2 3 and died in 1801-08 Feb 1803 in Worcester Co., MD.)


Andesiah next married Noah Riggin on 20 Sep 1804 in Worcester Co., MD.1 (Noah Riggin was born on 13 Jan 1780 in Somerset Co., MD 4 and died in 1810-13 Dec 1811 in Worcester Co., MD.)


Sources


1 Worcester Co., MD Marriage Records.

2 Worcester Co., MD Orphans Court, Listed as age 13 on Oct 12 1779 as "of Thomas" (WoOC:71) and listed as age "over 14" on Aug 8 1780 (WoOC:124).

3 1800 MD Census, Listed as Levi Smock in household of 11010-12010, suggesting he is of age 26-45, in Boquetenorton Hundred, Worcester Co., MD. (Page 192).

4 Coventry Parish Records, Somerset Co.


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