Below is an excerpt from Bruce A. Bendler 'Colonial Delaware Assembymen 1682-1776' (Westminister, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989) p. 29. Bendler identifies Levin Cropper's three marriages; he subsequently lists his children. Can you possibly tie Levin's issue to the respective mother?
"LEVIN CRAPPER (d. 1775)
Sussex County: 1762-1773
Levin Crapper was born in Sussex County and lived in Cedar Creek Hundred. He was the son of John Crapper (d.1752). His siblings were Zadock, John Chambers, Levinah, Mary, Rachel, and Betty. He married three times: first, to Ann, daughter of Matthew Molton (d.1737); second, to Ann, daughter of Abraham Wiltbank (d.1761); and third, to Betty, widow of Manuel Manlove (d. 1773), who married Syndenham Thorne after Crapper' s death. His children were: Molton, who married Esther Levin; Amelia; Leah, who married (1) John Parker, (2) James Dwiggins, and (3) Samuel Paisley; and Sarah who married James Rench.
Crapper was identified with the court party. In 1762, he
opposed the bill to reimburse masters for servants' militia
service. In 1767, he opposed the ban on slave importation. He opposed all efforts by Thomas McKean and his allies to support John Clowes, and supported the 1773 Read motion to dismiss the Clowes petition. In 1773, he opposed reading the letters from the Virginia House of Burgesses. He served on a number of temporary committees, and was a member of the Committee of Grievances in 1768 and the Committee of Temporary Laws in 1769. In 1771, he was selected for the Committee of Elections and Privileges, and was on the Committee of Grievances again in 1773. He was appointed justice of the peace in 1764, 1769 and 1774. In 1756, he was an ensign in the militia.
Crapper was an Anglican, a member of St. Matthew's parish in Sussex County. He was granted 200 acres of land in 1744, and acquired another 442 acres by 1769. His first wife Ann Molton had inherited 200 acres. His 1775 poundage was 60. He owned both mills and ships, and was a merchant. He died in 1775. The inventory of his estate was valued at £ 3014; it included a large amount of merchandise, a number of books on religion and government, and eleven slaves. He left 930 acres to son Molton.
Sources: Sussex County probate and tax records; Scharf; HSD files; Hitchens I and II; Bushman et. a1., Proceedings; G. S.Rowe, "Rex vs. John Clowes", Delaware History, vol. 27,1977; Minutes, 1762, 1765-70, 1770, 1771, 1773."
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