Keeper Bio: Cropper, Ellen Mary

Date of Service: 1867-1871

1831+/-:   Ellen Mary Jackson is born in Maryland.

1848:  Ellen Mary Jackson marries Zorabable H.H. Cropper on February 2nd, in Baltimore, MD.

1850:  In the U.S. Census, she is 19 years old, married to Zorabable H.H. Cropper.

1860:   In the U.S. Census, Ellen Cropper is 28, living with her husband and two children, living in the home of Edwin Krebs, Baltimore, MD.

1867-1871:  Ellen Mary Cropper is named First Assistant at Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, VA. Her salary is $400/year.

1884+/-:   Ellen Mary Cropper dies at the age of 54.

Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database;;



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