He was a son of William Cropley who was born in Norfolk County England and migrated to Wilmot, Nova Scotia. William also lived at Hanley Mountain. John was also born in England. John was the only heir listed in his will. William's wife died in England.
"John Cropley, born 1771, married in 1794 Mary, daughter of Anthony Marshal."
John is listed in the 1792, Wilmot, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, Poll Tax Roll 
↑History of the county of Annapolis : including old Port Royal and Acadia : with memoirs of its representatives in the provincia Biographical and geneological sketches of the families of the early English settlers and grantees of the county of Annapolis, p. 496, Calnek, W. A., Toronto, W. Briggs, 1897.
↑ Nova Scotia Archives; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Census, Assesment and Poll Tax Records 1767-1827, 1792, Halifax Real Estate Valuation, 1775. Commissioner of Public Records collection. Series: City of Halifax, 1749–1869. RG 1, vol. 411. Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. $Ancestry
Is John your ancestor? Please don't go away! Login to collaborate or comment, or contact
the profile manager, or ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with John: