The following data is extracted from History of Daviess County, Missouri - Jamesport, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies.
Samuel Cropper was born near Manchester, England, May 12, 1831. His parents were Benjamin and Mary Cropper, also natives of England. He received his education and grew to manhood in his native country, and emigrated to the United States in May, 1853, locating in Rhode Island, where he learned the art of photographing. He has since spent some time in various States of the Union, engaged at his trade. He located in James-port in 1875 and has since erected a commodious gallery and built up a good patronage.
Mr. Cropper was married in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, October 5, 1853, to Miss Jane, daughter of Mark and Jane Broadbent, all natives of England. The issue of this marriage is four children living: Elizabeth A., Albert W., Samuel B., and Jennie A.
Mr. Cropper is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and I. O. O. F. He is Republican in politics, a good artist, and popular gentleman.
Source: History of Daviess County, Missouri - Jamesport, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies