Jacob Croft

3 April 1808–3 July 1900 (Age 92)
Bethel Township, Clark, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Croft was born on 3 April 1808, in Bethel Township, Clark, Ohio, United States, his father, George Croft, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ann Critz, was 29. He married Amanda Miller on 22 June 1843, in Harris Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Fillmore Election Precinct, Millard, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 3 July 1900, in Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Croft
Mary Ann Powell
Marriage: 8 April 1861
Sebrina Croft
Jacob Croft
John Croft
David Croft
Fanny Mercy Croft
Effie Jane Croft
Mary Etta Croft
Frederick Croft
Nellie Dean Croft

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 April 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1810 · Change of capital city
    Age 2
    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 24
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places, for example in Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Herefordshire, and North Yorkshire, all named with Old English croft ‘small arable enclosure (normally adjoining a house)’, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a croft, from Middle English croft.English: possibly in some cases a variant of Craft 2.Americanized form of German, Danish, Swedish, or Jewish Kraft . Compare Kroft and Craft .

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Jacob Croft, "United States Census, 1860"
    • 22 June 1843 Marriage of Two People Both of Spring Creek, Harris County, Texas
    • Jacob Croft in household of Renton Mcbride, "United States Census, 1900"

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