Nathaniel Cropper Jr.
- Born: 1710, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Mary (?) before 1752 in Worcester Co., MD
- Died: 25 Oct 1786-07 Apr 1787, Worcester Co., MD
In the 1740 Somerset Co. Tax List, Nathaniel Cropper Jr. is listed in Baltimore Hundred as head of household. He is near to the households of Edmund Cropper Sr., Edmund Jr. and Nathaniel Sr. with Vincent Cropper as dependent. Nathaniel Jr. first shows on the Somerset Co. Tax Lists in 1725 suggesting he had reached age 15 then (born c1710).
On Aug 24 1752 (44 ac) Nathaniel Cropper, Jr., planter, et ux. Mary Cropper sold to Edmond Cropper, Sr., planter, 44a of "Croppers Discovery". (WoLR-B:498)
Nathaniel Cropper Sr. wrote his will Oct 25 1786 and it was proven in Worcester Co. on Apr 7 1787 as:
- To son Reuben, part of dwelling plantation and dweeling & other houses and orchards and lands on southside of ditch which divides Noble and Reuben and one handmill, feather bed/furniture, now in his possession, all my cider casks, and other lumber in my out houses,
- To son Noble, part of afsd plantation on Assateague River. But if son Noble refuses to take my grandson Nathaniel Cropper, son of Levi, orphan and give him a good learning and trade, then this land to the grandson, if he complies, then it to be his forever unless he dies w/o heirs, then to grandson Nathaniel
- To son Bela Cropper, all my lands north of son Noble and Bela shall not cut more timber than he will need to serve the plantation. At Bela's death, this land to grandson Henry Cropper
- To daughter Mary Cropper, a bed/furniture, two cows/calves, a black mare called Bonny, one loom/gears/stays & spools, large iron pott and small iron kettles, two smoothing irons, one gridiron, half dozen pewter plates, two basins, half dozen spoons, new spinning wheel, new chest, 3 new chairs, new desk. She should also have residence with my son Reuben until her marriage at my dwelling plantation
- To granddaughter Mary Kellam, one heifer
- To Mary & Nancy Kellam, one small feather bed a sheet and two blankets for them to sleep on
- To Stephen Cropper, my young horse saddle/bridle
- To Sarah Russell ten bushels of corn
- Remainder of estate to be equally divided between three sons Rueben, Noble and Bela Cropper
- Appoint son Rueben sole executor.
Witnesses: J. Taylor, George Stevenson, John Collins (WoW-1783/90:111)
On Feb 21 1789, Bela and Reuben Cropper made a transactions in the land records of Worcester Co., MD. It states that Nathaniel Cropper Sr. did devise to son Bela Cropper in his LW&T all lands lying northward of his son Noble Cropper on the east and west of Assateague River during his natural life. Bela sold this land to Reuben Cropper for 30 pounds current money at this time. (WoLR-M:482)
Nathaniel married Mary (?) before 1752 in Worcester Co., MD. (Mary (?) was born about 1725 in Somerset Co., MD and died before 1786 in Worcester Co., MD.)