- 1856 Utah Pioneer
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 .
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 (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.
- Sebrina Land
- Land in Giles County, Tennessee
- Land in Monroe County, Mississippi
- Land in Utah County, Utah