Amanda M Cropp

Brief Life History of Amanda M

When Amanda M Cropp was born on 13 October 1826, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, her father, Presley M Cropp, was 30 and her mother, Sara Catherine Belle Green, was 24. She married Alexander Holden on 12 September 1853, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Union District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Dewey, Rusk, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. She died on 24 April 1910, in Glen Flora, Rusk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Glenview Cemetery, Glen Flora, Rusk, Wisconsin, United States.

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Alexander Holden
Amanda M Cropp
Marriage: 12 September 1853
Benjamin Presley Holden
James Theodore Holden
Able P Bond Holden
Alfred Clarence Holden
Rebecca Ann Holden
Alexander Lee Holden

Sources (69)

  • Amanda Hudkins in household of Jacob S Hudkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda M. Cross, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Amanda Crop, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill, from Middle English cropp.

English (Hampshire): perhaps a nickname from Middle English croppe (Old English croppa) ‘sprout, crop’, though the sense of the name is obscure. Compare Cropper .

Americanized form of German Kropp or Krapp .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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