• 1856 Utah Pioneer

Biography

Sebrina Land Matheny Cropper Croft was born 23 March 1812 in Giles County, Tennessee, United States to Richard Land (1771-1835) and Nancy Gladden (1774-1840) and died 27 October 1878 Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Celly Ferris Matheny (1804-1840) 1827 in Monroe County, Mississippi, United States. She married George Waters Cropper (1802-1851) 1841 in Spring Creek, Harris County, Texas, United States. She married Jacob Croft (1808-1900) 1854 .


Spring Creek Branch of 1845

Jacob Croft (1808-1900) and others were part of the Spring Creek Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized as early at 1845 in Spring Creek, Texas (now part of Houston) in Harris County, Texas. Many of these joined the Jacob Croft 1856 Pioneer Company to migrate to Utah and settle in Southern Utah the following year.

It is significant to point out that Sebrina Land Matheny Cropper was baptized into the CJCLDS on 8 October 1852. In 1853 she and her eight children journeyed to the Verdigris River in Cherokee Indian Territory (Northeast Oklahoma) with a caravan of CJCLDS people. She married Jacob Croft (1808-1900), whom she had known earlier (and likely his first wife, Amanda Miller Croft, as well) in approximately January 1854. Jacob Croft joined the CJCLDS on July 10 1855 after his former stepfather-in-law James Cooper was sent back from Utah on a mission to Texas.

Jacob Croft 1856 Pioneer Company

Jacob Croft (1808-1900) led 63 people in a pioneer company that left 26 Jun 1856 from Ft. Kearney, Nebraska and arrived in Salt Lake City on 11 Oct 1856. Croft and many of the other families originated from Harris County, Texas and across the south. The following year, many of these individuals continued to Southern Utah as part of the Dixie Cotton Mission called by Brigham Young (1801-1877) to settle Washington, Utah.




Children


Offspring of Celly Ferris Matheny and Sebrina Land (1812-1878)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Leminder Clementine Matheny (1828-1912)
Martha Matheny (1831-1832)
Sims Lafayette Matheny (1833-1881) 30 March 1833 Giles County, Tennessee, United States 1 May 1881 Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, United States Ellen Barton Ray (1839-1920) Vesta Lucetta Bishop (1843-1924) Martha Jane Ray (1842-1921) Ellen Barton Ray (1839-1920) Vesta Lucetta Bishop (1843-1924) Martha Jane Ray (1842-1921) Martha Sebrina Heard (1853-1884)
Nancy Sabrina Matheny (1837-1914) 15 November 1837 Greene County, Arkansas, United States 24 May 1914 Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States
Amelia Charlotte Matheny (1840-1860)

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Offspring of George Waters Cropper and Sebrina Land (1812-1878)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Waters Cropper (1842-1932) 24 October 1842 Spring Creek, Harris County, Texas, United States 25 June 1932 Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States Mary Ann Dame (1850-1873) Mary Ann Dame (1850-1873) Hannah Lucretia Rogers (1858-1924)
Leigh Richmond Cropper (1844-1927) 22 October 1844 Spring Creek, Harris County, Texas, United States 28 September 1927 Deseret, Millard County, Utah, United States Fanny Louisa Powell (1845-1931)
George Wise Cropper (1845-1916) 4 May 1845 Spring Creek, Harris County, Texas, United States 12 January 1916 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Mary Molinda Heard (1856-1895)
Georgiana Kate Cropper (1849-1934) 31 May 1849 Spring Creek, Harris County, Texas, United States 13 March 1934 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States Chauncey Gilbert Webb (1836-1923)

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