Roper Families in Georgia


L. David Roper
5 March, 2002

The First Two Centuries of Ropers in Georgia (1700-1899)


Loyalists in the Southern Campaign, V.1: p.51: Muster, Lieut. Col. Thomas Brown's Co., King's Rangers, Savannah, GA 29 Nov 1779: #11 Priv. Will Roper


Roster of Rev. Soldiers of GA: p.106: James Roper b 1741 Northampton Co., VA d 1800 Johnston Co., NC m Alice d aft 1800. He was a Rev. soldier of NC, served as priv. in Capt. Brinkley's Co.,
7 Apr 1777 for 3 yr. term; in Capt. Yarbrough's Co. 1780. Had land allotted him for his services
14 Oct 1783. His widow drew a Pension for his services. Children (not in order of birth) Elijah; Benjamin; Elisha; Isaac; John; James; Betsey (or Elizabeth); Rebecca m Johnston Co. NC 1778 Faddy Whittington b NC 12 Feb 1752 d Oct 1855 Pike Co., GA. Faddy was a Rev. War soldier.


p.117: Faddy Whittington b NC 12 Feb 1752 d Pike Co., GA 1855 m Johnson Co., NC 1780 Rebecca Roper b NC 1760 d Johnson Co., NC 1803 s/o James Roper, Rev. War soldier of NC, & Alice. Faddy is buried on the family plantation in the Seagraves Cem. near Griffin, GA. He was a Rev. War soldier of NC. ...He removed to GA after his wife's death. (Received) pension...
3 May 1832 while residing in Pike Co., GA. ...bounty land...7 Apr 1855...granted, 100 acres...In 1790 census, he was living in the Newburn District with a son and two daughters. He drew land in 1820 Lottery of GA, a resident then of Jasper Co., GA.
Child: Thaddeus Whittington b Jan 1798 Johnston Co., NC d 1847 Pike Co., GA m AL
2 Dec 1824 Sarah Burt. (She m2 and moved to South GA.) Children of Thaddeus and Sarah: FRancis b 1825 m Lucy de Loach; Ann m Plez Skinner; Elizabeth m McHaffey;
Howard Horton m Emily Lake Waters


Annals of GA: Effingham Co. Records: p.83: William Roper m Sarah Metzger 2 Dec 1800


GA Genealogical Magazine 11, p.1791: GA Courthouse records Effingham Co. 7 Dec 1802William Roper m Miss Sarah Mitzger V.33: p.2290: GA Courthouse records Effingham Co. deed bood C-D: p.108: William Roper to Jerremiah Cuyler both of Effingham Co. mortg dated 23 Feb 1804 for 50 acres adj. John Spencer & said Cuyler; granted John Staley & deeded Roper by the sheriff at sheriff's sale sold as property of Edmond Davies. Wit: Morris Miller


The GA Genealogical Magazine 43, 1972: p. 189: Effingham Co., GA Deed Book E-F: p.108:
Rec. 2 Mar 1804, dated 23 Feb 1804, bet. William Roper and Jeremiah Cuyler, said Wm. Roper is bound unto Jeremiah for sum of two hundred and ten dollars, for better securing of said sum, said Roper puts up for sale tract of land cont. 50 acres adj. lands of John Spencer, Jeremiah Cuyler, and the Church lands, orig. granted John Staly and bought at Sheriff's sale as property of Edward Davis, said land to be sold to Cuyler if sum of one hundred and five dollars is not paid by 1st Oct. next-if said sum be paid, then this deed of bargain to void, if default should occur and land is sold, all excess is to be paid to William Roper. Signed: Wm. Roper.
Wit: Morris Miller.


p.112: Rec. 5 Sep 1804-Deed dated 19 Mar 1804-William Roper being indebted to Daniel Holmes, planter of South Carolina, Colleton Dist. St. Bartholemeus Parish, Jacksonborough for four hundred pounds sterling by note dated 4 May 1794 said note transferred to Ann McLaughlin, for better securing of said note does sell unto Ann McLaughlin 3 Negroes, Sid, Rachael, and Harry together with 50 acres of land in Goshen District Effingham Co. joining lands of Jeremiah Cuyler, Esq., John Spencer of Estate of Mr. Cruger the said land formerly granted John Staly; also 2 parcels of land of Estate of Jacob Metzger, one tract in Eff. Co. joining estate of Henry Gindrat, Esq. other in Scriven Co. on waters of Boyer Creek, the other near Savannah River.-if Wm. Roper shall pay or cause to be paid said note before 4 May 1804, obligation to be void. Signed: William Roper. Wit: James Bearfield.


The GA Genealogical Magazine 42, 1971: p. 191: Effingham Co. deed book E-F, p.121:
29 Sep 1804 Bill of sale...Wit: William Roper 4 Sep 1804 Wit: William Roper


Index to Some Early Tax Digests of GA 1790-1818:
Index to 1806 tax list for Chatham Co.: William Roper p.24


Early GA Series 1733-1819: p.392:
C. M. Roper Franklin Co. GA 015 tax list 1806
William Roper
Chatham Co. GA 024 mixed townships 1806
William Roper
Chatham Co. GA 024 no twp listed 1806
William Roper
Chatham Co. GA 024 tax list 1806
William Roper
Chatham Co. GA 032 mixed townships 1806
William Roper
Chatham Co. GA 032 tax list 1806


Cemeteries and Genealogy of Warren Co. GA & Immediate Vicinity 1792-1987: p.166:
Deed recorded 3 Mar 1806 Bondspersons: Louisa Roper & John, Faddy Whittington,
James Roper


Some GA County Records: Warner Co. Deed Book A, p.75:
Louisa Roper, John Roper & Faddy Whittington bound to Court of Ord. 3 Mar 1806. Estate of James Roper dec'd (Signed:) Rec. 23 Dec 1808
p.340: Will Book B, 1811-1829, p.50: William Anderson last his daughter Polly Roper 4 slaves


GA Marriage Records: Baldwin Co.:
George Roper & Elizabeth Owen 15 Jan 1807 D.H. ZachryJP


Colonial GA Marriage Records 1760-1810:
George(?) Roper(Rosser) & Elizabeth Owen 10 Jan 1807 Baldwin Co.
William Roper & Mrs. Margaret Curryan 4 Apr 1808 Chatham Co.
William Roper & Sarah Metzher 7 Dec 1809 Effingham Co.


Marriages & Deaths in GA 1763-1820: William Roper m Mrs. Margret Curryant 4 Apr 1808 by Ulrick Tobler Esq. (Savanah Republican)


History of Baldwin Co. GA, by A. M. G. Cook: p.258:
Some early marriages of Baldwin Co. rec. in Book A. 1807 George Roper & Elizabeth Owen


GA Wills 1733-1860: William Roper 1808 Chatham Co. Book E-68


Register of Deaths in Savannah GA V.II, 1807-Jul 1811: p.44: 20 Sep 1808 Margaret Roper, age 28 Native Savannah. w/o William Roper, a taylor, formerly of N. Corient. Phthisick? Long ailing; ill 2 weeks. She died & was bur. from the Estate of Dan Wilson, a few miles up the River.
p.46: 2 Oct 1808 William Roper, age 42 Native Liverpool, taylor. Fever & inward inflammation. Died at his residence about 3 miles up the Augustus Road & buried from Wm McFarlane's, Yanacraw.


The Ancestry of William Clopton of York Co., VA: p.175: Elizabeth Smith Clopton
(<-William H.<-Reuben<-William<-William<- William) b 1 Jul 1810 Oglethorpe Co., GA m 23 Dec 1828 William M. Roper. Child: Buck Roper m1 Miss Tayler m2 Miss Bentley.


GA Gen. Mag. 1985: p.144: 1811 Marion District tax list: John Roper 0.82, ditto 0.60;
p.230: 1814 Marion District tax list: John Roper 0.54
p.281: 1824 Marion District tax list: Frederic Roper 0.38


GA DAR Historical Collections: p.336: Roper. Bible in possession of A. J. Roper, Sylvester, GA: Lewis Griffin Roper s/o Thomas (b 1777) & Hannah Roper of Rockingham Co., NC came to GA from Mountain Creek, NC, gs/o Richard Roper & his 2nd wife ? Lewis Roper of Northampton Co., NC. Richard Roper b near Greenville, VA c1700.
Lewis Griffin Roper b 6 Nov 1812 d 21 May 1847 m1 Miss McMichael of Fort Gaines, m2 7 Sep 1837 Emily McLendon b 22 Aug 1819 d 27 Sep 1882. Emily m2 7 Jun 1855 Peter Willett. Child of Lewis G. Roper & Miss McMichael: John T. Roper 10 Aug 1836
Children of Lewis G. Roper & Emily McLendon: Amos Wesley 21 Oct 1838 Lewis Simeon 24 Feb 1840; Martha Caroline 1 Oct 1841 Lamitha Jane 30 Apr 1843; Georgia Amanda 22 Jul 1844 William Taylor 12 May 1846; Geo. Washington 12 Sep 1847 Andrew Jackson 12 Sep 1847; Emma Louise Willett d/o Emily's m2 Grandchildren of Lewis G. Roper: Charles Wesley Hillhouse 1 Dec 1861 John Henry Hillhouse 14 Sep 1864; Ethlyn V. Manham 12 Jun 1867 Ella B. Roper 26 Sep 1867; John D. Grubbs 18 Oct 1867 Emily R. M. Grubbs 22 May 1869; Lewis W. M. Roper 15 Jun 1870 Amos A. S. Roper 21 Jan 1876
Marriages: Georgia Amanda Roper & Richard Henry Hillhouse 26 Jul 1861
Georgia Amanda Roper Hillhouse & Willoughby Hill Mangham 2 Sep 1866
George Washington Roper & Ellen Page 26 Dec 1866
Lamitha Roper & James Monroe Grubbs 27 Dec 1866
Andrew Jackson Roper & Mattie E. Callaway 4 Jan 1874
Emma Willett & Z. W. Mathews 24 Dec 1874
Deaths: Martha Caroline Roper 20 Jul 1852; Peter Willett 6 Jun 1863
Lewis Simeon Roper 5 Feb 1863; John T. Roper 22 Dec 1863
Richard Henry Hillhouse 21 Feb 1864; Amos Wesley Roper 12 Aug 1864
Emily McL. Roper Willett 27 Sep 1882; Lamitha Roper Grubbs 30Dec1915
Geo. Washington Roper 21 Jan 1925; James Monroe Grubbs 20 Jun 1925
Georgia Amanda Hillhouse Mangham 6 Jun 1927
Mattie E. 1st wife of A. J. Roper 19 Jul 1907


The James Flowers Family of Gwinnett Co. GA 1807-1986: p.85: David Smith, the father of Mary Smith Fouts was a gold miner. He was last heard of in 1851, according to story told by Maude Fouts Fuller age 93, (visited with her 19 Feb 1984). She said her mother, Mary Jane Smith Fouts, never saw her father,he left to go to British Col. to search for gold before she was born. The family had one letter from him saying he had found a speck of gold and wanted to help his family with it. He was never heard from again, and family assumed he had been killed for his gold. Aunt Clyde Andrews Gilstrap tells the story that her great-grandfather David Roper was a gold miner and went away to mine gold. While away her grandmother Mary Jane Smith was born and her mother named her Rachel Ella Miner and when the father returned home he wanted her named Mary Jane so this was added to her name, thus: Rachel Ella Miner Mary Jane Smith. Sarah Smith wife of David Smith, is buried in the Sweetwater Bapt. Ch. Cem. near Dawsonville, Dawson Co. GA. She was born 1813, and died May 1876. Her children were listed on her marker. [Note: 1985 info.
Lumpkin Co. marriages: David L. Smith m Sarah Roper 10 Mar 1844 Children: 1. Joe Smith Acworth GA 2. J. Smith 3. Ann Smith Beck 4. Mary Jane Smith Fouts b 28 Oct 1852 d Nov 1908 m James "Jim" Fouts Dawsonville bur Blackwood Springs Bapt. Ch. Cem. Calhoun, Gordon Co. GA. Children: Laura, Ida, Veola, Bertie, Maude, Robert, Oscar, Nellie, Clara. Note: Dawson Co. was created in 1857, from portions of Lumpkin Co. & Gilmer Co. In an 1834 GA state census of Lumpkin Co. David Smith was listed at #437. Also listed was a William Smith #782. Info. from N. GA Journal, Sum 1984, p.64. David Smith->Mary Jane Smith->Veola Fouts Andrews->Nina Andrews Flowers->Fred Allen Flowers


GA State Archives index: M.R.=Military Records.
John Hancock, J.P. 102 Dist. Hancock Co. 14 Jun 1813 (J.P. 1813-17, p.358).
Alice Roper m Alfred R. Davis 3 Dec 1823 Walton Co. Mar. Lic. Book 1820-31, p.118.
William Roper Gwinnett Co. Lieut. 20 Dec 1824-31 Jul 1829 (M.R. 1808-29, p.237).
Aaron Roper Hall Co. Lieut. 20 Mar 1829-26 Nov 1831 (M.R. 1808-29, p.211).
Stephen Roper Gwinnett Co. Lieut. 31 Jul 1829-28 Mar 1831 (M.R. 1808-29, p.219).
John T. Roper Gwinnett Co. 2nd Lieut. 5 Feb 1834 (M.R.1829-41,p.60)
Henry A. Roper Walker Co. 2nd Lieut. 29 Oct 1835-25 Jun 1836 (M.R. 1829-1841, p.85) 1st Lieut. 14 Jun 1837 (M.R. 1829-41, p.134).
Reuben Roper Forsyth Co. Ens. 22 Aug 1836 (M.R. 1829-41, p.116).
J. E. Roper Muscogee Co. 2nd Lieut. 29 Aug 1836 (M.R. 1829-41,p.117)
Benjamin Roper m Harriett Lovelace 16 Aug 1837 Lumpkin Co.
John Roper Lumpkin Co. Capt. 6 Sep 1837 (M.R. 1829-41, p.141).
Susan Roper m Israel Robinson 16 Aug 1838 Lumpkin Co.
Wiley G. Roper doorkeeper of Senate 1839, 1842
Eliza M. Roper m John Haines 25 Dec 1842 Lumpkin Co.
Jacob C. Roper m Malinda Clemonds 24 Apr 1843 Lunpkin Co.
Sarah Roper m David L. Smith 10 Mar 1844 Lumpkin Co.
George Washington Roper CSA sold. enl. Randolph Co. 12 Sep 1847-21 Jan 1925.
William H. Roper m Nancy Wallis 2 Dec 1847 Lumpkin Co.
Elizabeth Roper m William M. Wallis 23 Dec 1847 Lumpkin Co.
Susannah Roper 28 Nov 1848 est. adm. by John H. Roper, Hardin Perkins Lumpkin Co.
Solomon Roper 14 Jun 1850 est. adm. by Walter R. Webster, David N Martin Lumpkin Co.
Sarah S. Roper m John A. Edmonson 29 Dec 1861 Brooks Co.
J. C. Roper House of Rep. Bartow Co. 1863-4 Sen. & House J. 65-5.
J. B. Roper House of Rep. Meriwether Co. 1873-4, 1877.
James A. Roper 26 Nov 1880 Fulton Co. performed marr. cer. for W.H. Brown &
Ida J. McLarin.


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.416: James Haygood b 1780 SC d c1875 GA m Delilah, Child: Zachariah D. Haygood b 12 Aug 1813 SC d 26 Jan 1900 Forsyth Co. GA m Mary A. Roper b 27 Apr 1816 (d/o Aaron & Rachael Roper of Pickens Co. SC) d 8 Jan 1901 bur Friendship. Children: Benjamin b 1835 SC d Vicksburg MS 3 Jul 1863 m Elizabeth Francis b 29 Jan 1832 to Thomas Francis & Elizabeth Holland;
Children: Scynthia Amaline b 3 Dec 1858 d 24 Sep 1927 m 27 Jan 1884 Andrew Jackson Tollison b 17 jul 1858 d 18 Jun 1928;
Children: Andrew Benjamin b 22 Apr 1889 d 22 Jun 1971 m 2 Dec 1907; Nettie Lou Holbrook & Gladys Adeline b 8 Nov 1861 d 20 Oct 1942 m 6 Feb 1883 John Wesley Phillips
Children: Joe b 1883; John Cleveland b 1885; Claude b 1888; Elizabeth b 1891; Mary Magdelene b 1893; Cynthia b 1897 Henry Brown b 1899; Inez b 1905. Tilman D. m 10 Jun 1856 Nancy Redd
James A. d 19 Nov 1863 Missionary Ridge m 11 Apr 1861 Susan E. Francis b to Thomas Francis & Elizabeth Holland Matilda Amanda J. m 30 Aug 1860 Elias J. Lazenberry William H.
GA Marriage Records 1810-1860:
Hancock Co.: John Latimer & Elizabeth Roper 24 Feb 1814
Warren Co.: John M. Roper & Mary Anderson 4 Jan 1819
Putnam Co.: Ward Anderson & Lydia Roper 24 Aug 1815
Benjamin C. Hargrove & Rebeca Roper 4 Feb 1819


History of Hancock Co. GA: V.I:
Elizabeth Roper m John Latimer 24 Feb 1814 by Henry W. Latimer, J.P.


Register of Deaths in Savannah GA V.III, Aug 1817-Aug 1818: p.111:
19 Dec 1814 William Roper, age 23 Native Charleston SC. Seaman, consumption died at & buried from the Hospital.


GA Genealogical Magazine 26, p.1749: Warren Co. will book B 1811-29:
William Anderson last will & test. 3 Jun 1819 prob. 5 Jul 1819 Bequeathed to wife Sarah for her lifetime his homeplace with the improvements together with certain slaves, and after her death to be divided between his 5 younger children: John, William, Sally, Betsy, Isaac. To his dau. Nancy Smith five slaves, to his dau. Polly Roper 4 slaves, to his son John a slave named Aaron...
V.11, p.694: Roper, Tarbutton: want ancestors of Francis Yewell Roper, b TN 16 Sep 1813 & wife Mary Poole Roper b GA 6 Apr 1822. I believe John Roper was father of F.Y.R., Mary Poole's parents were Margaret Tarbutton and __ Poole. Mary had bros. Bob, Isham & Abe.


1820 GA U.S. census: Township page
Baldwin Co.: John M. Rooper 026
Habersham Co.: William Roper 120
Hancock Co.: Aaron Roper 100; Samer Roper 100
Jasper Co.: M. Roper Monticello 242
Liberty Co.: Jesse Rooper 313
Oglethorpe Co.: Josiah Roper 194


History of Newton Co. GA:
p.399: Newborn GA: Among some of the early settlers were: ...Isaac Roper, Benjamin Roper,...
p.490: On Oct. 24, 1820, Richard Fretwell sold a tract of land in Newborn (which was then in Jasper Co.) to the following trustees: Jackson Harwell, Henry Fady, Washington Isaac Roper, Benjamin Roper and Wiley Burge for the sum of $25. A small Methodist Church was soon built there near where the present church stands. A nearby spring was known as the "Meeting House Spring".
p.672: II. Eva Ellis, sister of James C. Ellis, m P. Milton Townley. Children: (A) Herschel Townley m. Virginia Cansler, daughter Nancy m. Kenneth Chapman, children:
1. Edward Herschel m. Carrie (div.), issue: Julia Ann and James Edward.
2. Sarah m. Donald Roper, issue: Chrystal Louise, Michelle and Daniel.


Fourth 1821 Land Lottery of GA: John M. Roper Baldwin Co. Dole's Mil. Dist., Lot 338,Sec.16


GA's Roster of the Revolution: Land Lottery Grants: p.366:
John Roper, lottery 1827 Gwinnett Co.

Marget B. Harvey's List of GA Rev. soldiers: John Roper p.427
Revolutionary Pensioners: John Roper Gwinnett Co. p.445


Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of GA 1827:
p.85: John Roper, Gwinnett Co., Whartons No. 74 Dt. 14 S 5
p.129: John Roper, Gwinnett Co., Rev. Sol., Whartons No.84 Dt. 2 S.4
p.171: William F. Roper, Gwinnett Co., Whartons No.137 Dt.33 S.1


Marriages & deaths 1820-1830 abstracted from extent GA newspapers:
p.16: Mr. Daniel D. Brunson m Miss Sarah Ann Roper, eldest d/o Mr. Joel Roper, all of Edgefield Dist. SC 12 Jun 1828 by Rev. Dr. Bolger. GA Courier, Augustus 23 Jun 1828.


GA Gen. Mag. 1985: p.59: 25 Dec 1835 Proclamation by Gov. William Schley offering $200 reward for the apprehension of George Blackwood, a Cherokee Indian, for the murder of John Roper in March 1829.


1830 GA U.S. census:
Gwinnett Co.: Charles Roper 358; Charles Roper 366; Charles Roper 329; James Roper 327
John Roper 365; William Roper 365
Hancock Co.: Aaron Roper 165; Harris Roper 165; John Roper 165; Lavina Roper 165
Henry Co.: Moses Roper 241
Rabun Co.: Thos. Roper 145
Walton Co.: Isaac Roper 127


South Florida Pioneers #39/40, Jan-Apr 1984, p.7: Letter from state of GA, Talfair Co. (Taliaferro?)...Mrs. Roper of Columbia Co..
#15/16 Jan-Apr 1978, p.13: Allen R. Taylor, 1500 E Wash. St., Orlando, FL 32801:
David Mizell, Jr. b 23 Feb 1808 Bullock Co., GA d 1884 m Mary Cornelia Pearce 24 Dec 1826 (b 27 Jul 1804) ch: Joshua Mizell b 1830 m Mollie Roper.


The Cherokee Land Lottery (1832 or 6th Lottery): lot page
John T. Roper, Reid's, Gwinnett Co., 24th Dist., 2nd Sec. 121 167
Charles Roper, Reid's, Gwinnett Co., 22nd Dist., 2nd Sec. 163 154
Aaron Roper, Herndon's, Hall Co., 25th Dist., 2nd Sec. 79 173
James Roper, soldier, Graves's, Putnam Co.,14th Dist.,3rdS 261 262
John T. Roper, Reid's, Gwinnett Co., 14th Dist.,4th Sec. 176 400


The 1832 Gold Lottery of GA: p.425:
Charles Roper Gwinnett Reids 327/1 3
Thomas Roper Meriwether Tuggles 1240/19 2
Wm. F. Roper Gwinnett Loveless 309/14 1
David Ropers Jefferson Woods 549/5 3


Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File:
Lewis Roper, grantee in two deeds in Randolph Co. GA from Charles Ingram 1833
Martha & Francis Roper Distributors in division of estate of Josiah Scott, Screven Co. GA 1833.


Pioneer History of Forsyth Co. GA:
p.70: Military units and commissions: Reuben Roper 12 Dec 1833 795th Reg


GA State Census 1834: (number=white persons)
Lumpkin Co.: Aaron Roper 6 Susan Roper 7
Cobb Co.: Joseph Roper (Raper?) 6
Union Co.: William Roper 6M 3F


Gwinnett Co. GA Records as Recorded in Athens GA Newspapers 1827-49:
p.18: Letters remaining in the P.O. at Lawrenceville 1 Jul 1834 (in Southern Banner):
Charles Roper, Wm. F. Roper 2, James Roper, John Roper

Letters remaining in the P.O. at Lawrenceville 1 Oct 1835 (in Southern Banner): Stephen Roper
Sheriff sale: 40 acres Samuel H. Roper & John T. Roper; Charles S. Simonton & Co. vs John Roper, John T. Roper, Stephen Roper, Sandford Goodwin, Samuel H. Roper & Micajah Fincher 3 Dec 1835.
Letters remaining in the P.O. at Lawrenceville 1 Oct 1838: Charles Roper


The Mackeys and Allied Families: p.367: Benj. R. MacKoy (sic), Morgan Co. GA a deed to Robt. B. McClure sg. 18 Nov 1834, tract of land containing 40a. in south half of 13th Dist. 1st Sec Cherokee (now) Lumpkin Co. GA. WutL Wuknibtg M. Mackoy, Aaron Roper.


GA Genealogical Magazine 21, p.45: List of heads of Cherokee families enrolled for emigration west ("Few if any migrated"): Charles Roper 2 adults, 2 females 0-10, 4 total Cherokee
And. J. Roper 1 adult, 1 total Cherokee c1835


GA Marriage Records 1810-1860: Lumpkin Co.: Keziah Roper & John Byars 14 Apr 1835
Clara Roper & Moses H. Finley 26 Jan 1936; Benjamin Roper& Harriet Loveless 17 Aug 1837
Susan Roper & Israel Roberson 13 Aug 1838; Mary Roper & Sanders D. Carouth 18 Aug 1840
Nancy Roper & A. G. Robertson 11 Oct 1842
Eliza M. Roper & Jno. Hames (Harris?) 25 Dec 1842;
Jacob C. Roper & Malinda Clemmons 4 Apr 1843;
Sarah Roper & David L. Smith 10 Mar 1844; William H. Roper & Nancy Wallis 9 Dec 1847
Elizabeth Roper & William M. Wallis 26 Dec 1847


History of Terrell Co. GA: p.225: Battle of Etchaway Notchaway Swamp between the State troops and Creek Indians 25 Jul 1836. Roster: Lewis Roper.


Ansearchin News 36, 1989: p.192: "Tennesseans in Florida" from History of Orange Co., FL, 1927: p.113: Capt. B. M. Sims was born in GA 30 Sep 1836. He is probably the oldest living pioneer and citizen of Orange Co., FL, nearing his ninety-first birthday. Capt. Sims came to FL on horseback from TN in 1861...Capt. Sims was engaged in the Civil War in a GA regiment...He married Fanny Roper, d/o William Roper of Winter Garden, FL; their children are
Eugene O., Walter, Dr. Otis S., and Lena (Mrs. George Brannon).


Early GA Marriage Roundup: Lumpkin Co.:
Benjamin Roper & Harriett Loveless 17 Aug 1837
Jacob C. Roper & Malinda Clemonds 4 Apr 1843
William H. Roper & Nancy Wallis 9 Dec 1847


GA State Census 1838: (number=white persons) Paulding Co.: Joseph Roper (Raper?) 5


History of Columbus GA 1827-1865 by John H. Martin:
I. p.103: 6 Jan 1839 James E. Roper m Savannah G. Tilley Columbus GA
II. p.84: 22 Mar 1855 Henry R. Sedbury m Margaret A. Roper
p.91: 18 May 1856 Joshua S. Roper m Frances A. Burrand
p.53: 4 Apr 1851 Wiley G. Roper died age 41 years
p.108: 13 May 1858 Wiley G. Roper m Virginia A. Beland
p.139: 21 Jul 1861 The "Ivey Guards" muster roll: 3rd Sgt. Joshua S. Roper
p.150: 26 Mar 1862 A military organization for the home defense was effected at a meeting in the Court House...Sgt. Jos. Roper
p.162: 6 Aug 1863 Thos. L. Tinnon m Hennie Roper
p.174: Municipal officers. Council elected. Jos. E. Roper city physician


Pioneer History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.146-7: New Hope Methodist Ch. established 1839 near Gainsville GA: Pastors:...Lucien Roper Members:...Lizzie Roper
p.137: 28 Feb 1840 Friendship Baptist Church established...eleven who constituted this historic old church are:...Reuben Roper


1840 GA U.S. census: District page
Carroll Co.: William F. Roper 642nd 063
Forsyth Co.: John Roper 271
Hancock Co.: John Roper 102nd 209
Harris Co.: W. Roper Hamilton 285
Henry Co.: Aaron Roper 429th 331; Moses Roper 576th 241
Lumpkin Co.: Aaron Roper 820th 267; Jacob Roper 820th 267; John Roper 820th 268
Susanna Roper 820th 267
Meriwether Co.: Elizabeth Roper 116; John Roper 117; Richard Roper 116;
William Roper 116
Muscogee Co.: Wiley G. Roper 773rd 293
Pike Co.: James Roper 821st 119
Putnam Co.: Lewis Roper 390th 201
Randolph Co.: Lewis Roper 777th 249


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.281: George C. Roper m 18 Sep 1856 Elizabeth Hockenhull b 10 Sep 1840 d/o John & Mary Hockenhull. Not much is known about Elizabeth, except that she and her family lived in Barrettsville for a while, then went to Marble Falls TX. They had two sons.


GA Genealogical Magazine 36, p.169:
Forsyth Co.: Eliza Roper m Thomas W. Coffey 23 Oct 1842


The GA Land Lottery Papers 1805-1914: p.230: Meriwether Co.:
Lot 862-2--3 Cherokee. Green Reeves appts John Haynes of Jasper Co. as att'y to claim lot drawn by Green Reeves and the lot drawn by Polly Gibson, now the wife of Green Reeves, both formerly of Jasper Co. Signed: Green Reeves (by mark) bef Wm. C. Roper, J.P., 1 Feb 1843.
No. 1168-2-3 Green Reeves 364 jasper; No. 862-20-3 Polly Gibson, wid., Phillips, Jasper.


Walker Co. GA Cemeteries: V.1: p.2: Cem.#2: Concord Meth. Ch.:
Emily M. Roper 20 Feb 1869 26 Jan 1951; Ben W. Roper 26 Oct 1885 3 May 1964
Mabel Holcomb Roper 30 Nov 1889 1976
p.12: Cem.#3: E. Armuchee Cem.:
Wilburn H. Roper 1 May 1891 4 Feb 1977; Olyra W. Roper 22 Oct 1899 7 Feb 1971
James R. Roper 28 Oct 1860 27 Oct 1945; Mary L. Roper 6 Mar 1860 20 Jun 1954
Perry Roper Jr 1926 baby; Elizabeth A. Roper 16 Jan 1843 29 Jan 1920
J. M. Roper 7 Aug 1836; Elizabeth J. Tate 6 Sep 1861 30 Jan 1932
W. T. Roper 18 Jan 1858 27 Aug 1914; Eunice Blanche Roper 4 Aug 1981
William Perry Roper 28 Feb 1885 7 Feb 1957
p.81: Cem.#27: Fisher's Chapel:
Clemmie Doris Roper s/o Merley & Ruby (Kinsey) Roper 15 Apr 1933 30 May 1933
Roy Fay Roper h/o Mary Rose (Knoblett) Roper s/o Merley & Ruby (Kinsey) Roper
29 May 1925 17 Aug 1946
Merley R. Roper h/o Ruby (Kinsey) Roper 8 Jul 1902 21 Feb 1948
p.87: Cem.#32: Subligna Cem.: Elec R. Roper 11 Feb 1893 17 Apr 1872
Hattie B. Roper 24 Apr 1894 26 Oct 1964
p.467: Cem.#82: Trinity Cem.: J. Eugenia Roper 26 Oct 1896 20 May 1961
Harvey L. Roper 3 May 1899 14 Jul 1965


History of Upson Co. GA: p.230:
24 Mar 1844 John Cremer m Matilda Beavers, Wm. C. Roper, J.P.
17 Oct 1844 John A. Reames m Arrena A. Wood, Wm. C. Roper, J.P.


Letter to compiler from Beulah Brooks Holt, Rt.2, Box 66AA, Kingfisher OK 73750 31 Dec 1990: I have a great grandmother who was Emily Caroline Roper Hulsey. She was born in GA I think on 7 Jul 1844 d 21 Jan 1904 bur SE of Shawnee OK.


History of Walker Co. GA: p.332: Graveyards:
Concord established 1840: Martha A. Roper 1845-1926
East Armuchee established 1887: W. T. Roper 1858-1914


Index to Seven State Census Reports for Counties in GA 1838-45: p.89: John Roper Forsyth Co. 1845 free whites 10, slaves & free colored 1, male 6-16 2, female 6-16 2 female slaves 1


GA Genealogical Magazine 38, p.315: Forsyth Co. GA marriages:
Henry F. Roper & Evaline Holbrook 1 Jun 1845


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.646: Bethlehem Bapt. Ch. estab. 1836: 4 Aug 1845 Thomas Roper
p.744: Hope Bapt. Ch.: Supt. after 1868 Tillman Roper; the church was moved from lot 9-14-1 in 1850 to a new site deeded by William H. Roper for $1
p.150: mortality census 1850 Lewis Roper 14 Jul SC
p.297: poor children list 1850 Sina Roper, Elizabeth Roper


GA Genealogical Magazine 42, p.420: Forsyth Co. marriages
Hulda C. Roper & Samuel A. Holbrook 29 Apr 1847


The GA Land Lottery Papers 1805-1914: p.301: Meriweather Co. lot F266-15 came Jefferson Alford & Jimerson Alford to claim fractional lots 266, 267 & 281, 15th Dist. Monroe Co.
Signed: Jefferson Alford before Wm. C. Roper J.P. 21 Oct 1848


Abstracts of Book A Wills, Guardians, Administrations Lumpkin Co. GA
p.4: Susanah Roper (dec'd) John H. Roper adm.
p.20: Application for temporary administration 15 Nov 1848 adm. John H. Roper,
Sec. Hardin Perkins
p.25: Solomon Roper, application for letters of administration 14 Jan 1850
adm. Walter R. Webster, sec. David N. Martin, bond $100


1850 GA U.S. census: District page
Chatham Co.: Ann Roper 13th 241; Mary Roper 13th 289
Baker Co.: Michael Roper 049
Cass? Co.: Joel C. Roper 12th 101
Chatham Co.: James F. Stokes 47 tailor Ireland, Martha 46 Ire. Ann Roper 16 Ire. 249
Cherokee Co.: Harriet U. Roper/Rosser (see Robert McCutchens) 15th 531
John Rosser/Roper 25 NC Lucretia E. SC 15th 509
Solomon Roper/Rosser 28 NC Sarah 23 SC Elizabeth 8 SC 15th 500
Louisa 7 SC Rachel 8mo SC
Cobb Co.: Washington Roper 206
DeKalb Co.:
David Roper 51 farmer NC Mary 37 SC Buenell 15 M GA Panterv. 181
William 12 Sarah 8 Nancy 4 Mary 4 Thomas 2 David C. 1 Jesse Downs 15
Elijah Roper/Rosser 25 merchant GA Elizabeth 23 J. E. Decatur 194
George 25 merchant
Isaac Roper 71 clergy NC Decatur 194
James R. Roper 36 farmer GA Emely 30 William 15 Atlanta 203
Franklin 13 Mary A. 11 Nancy 9 Frances 7 Emely 5 John 2
Jesse Roper 15 in residence of John Thurmond Town 135
Elbert Co.: Wm. Burns 57 SC J. 50 SC E. 18F J. 15F A. 9F E. Horton 25F W. Roper 21M 248
Forsyth Co.: Beverly Roper 22 SC Susan 21 SC James P.T. 1 Tyra L. 8mo 31st 194
Henry F. Roper 31st 205; John Roper 31st 177; John C. Roper 31st 170
S. P. Roper 31st 165; William Roper 31st 155; William H. Roper 31st 165
Habersham Co.: Singleton Roper 17th 322
Hall Co.: Reubin Roper 38th 421
Lumpkin Co.:
Aaron Roper/Rosser 50 SC Sarah 45 SC Martha 15 Keith's 012
Benjamin 14 George 12 Ann 9 Lucinda 7 Hamilton 5 KE-19
Jacob Roper/Rosser 43 SC Martha 42 NC Evaline 17 SC Keith's 014
Nancy 14 SC Solaman 13 Jane 10 Henry 6 Benjamin 2 KE-55
Jacob Roper Suvannah 015
Meredith Roper 50 SC Lucinda 49 SC Sarah 22 SC Barrett 077
Matilda 19 SC William 14 Elizabeth 11 Mary 9 Emily 5 B-22
Meriwether Co.: Abner Roper 59th 305; Hilliard Roper 59th 356; John Roper 59th 305
John Roper 59th 364; Lee Grand D. F. Roper 59th 305; William C. Roper 59th 360
Murray Co.: Lewis Roper 63rd 179; Sythia Roper 63rd 259
Muscogee Co.: Wiley G. Roper Columbus 321
Rabun Co. GA:
Samuel Roper 37 (1813) NC, Elizabeth 35 (1815) NC, Catherine 11 (1839), James 10 (1840),
David 8 (1842), Margaret 6 (1844), Manuel 5 (1845), William 3 (1847), Sarah H. 2 (1848),
Andrew J. 4/12 (1850) 248
Thomas Roper 62 (1788) SC, Elizabeth 48 (1802) SC, Mary 18 (1832), Dydia V. 14 (1836),
Thomas B. 13 (1837), Henry C. 9 (1841), Elizabeth J. 8 (1842), Pinckney H. 6 (1844),
George W. 4 (1846), Francis B. A. M. 3 (1847), Clarissa 2 (1848) 268
Randolph Co.: Emoly Roper 8th 397
Stewart Co.: Hix Roper 19th 108; Lewis Roper Burkes 047
Talbot Co.:
James E. Roper 30 physician SC Savaneh 27 Samuel T. 10 Alva C. 7M Elizabeth T. 4
John J. Mapp 28 student 16th 230


Mortality Schedule of GA 1850: Lewis Roper Forsythe Co. 14 M b SC


History of Forsyth Co. GA, V.2: p.130: Agriculture census of 1850:
Beverly Roper 0 acres $0 150 bu corn 100 lbs tobacco
John Roper 80 acres $400 2 bales cotton 400 bu corn 600 lbs tobacco
John C. Roper 0 acres $0 200 bu corn; Wm. Roper 120 acres $500 450 bu corn
Wm. H. Roper 100 acres $400 200 bu corn


History of Jasper Co. GA: p.278: T. L. Roper by June Walton Roper:
The T. L. Roper family is a relatively new addition to Jasper Co. Tyre Lee Roper was born in Hiram, Paulding Co. GA & was reared in Atlanta GA where he met & m Nora Stradley. The earliest proved ancestor is his great-grandfather Beverly Roper, who was b in Pickens Co. SC and who moved to Atlanta in 1850. At 16 years he ran away to the "gold fields" of GA and he and his small family are found in the 1850 census of Forsyth Co. GA. They moved to Atlanta shortly after the census was taken and both he and his wife Susan Phillips died there. Beverly served in the Civil War, and during the time he was away, moved his family to Paulding Co. for their safety from the Union Army. His son Tyre Louis remained there and m Susan Elizabeth Elliott. Tyre's son James Oscar was born and was raised in Paulding Co. but moved to Atlanta after his mar. to Garon Lovesta Story in 1891. Extensive search has not revealed the parents of Beverly Roper. Nora Stradley Roper's earliest known ancestor is John Stradley...Tyre Lee Roper worked in cities in GA and SC before accepting employment with GE Co. about 1921. That company transferred him to Jacksonville FL about 1926 but he left that job a little later and went into business for himself, first with a small electrical appliance store, and then with a feed & seed store. In 1938 the family moved to a farm in Doctor's Inlet FL, and late in summer of 1943, settled in Jasper Co. on Highway 229 on the old Adams farm where Rev. Roper raised cattle. In 1956 he started an LP gas service in Monticello, with the office in a small building next to the old Hooper's store on Frobel St., but shortly moved to an old house on Green St., the present site of the Bank of Monticello where, again the tenancy was short lived. He built the present office building of Gas, Inc. on Hillsborough St. about 1959. During this time he also constructed several houses on Lenora St. Mrs. Roper served as general office worker from the time the business was begun until Rev. Roper retired in 1962. Neither of them was satisfied in retirement, and both loved flowers, so they established Lenora Nursery in about 1965 and supplied Jasper countians with vegetable and flower plants for eight years. Rev. Roper felt the call to preach in about 1932 while still living in Jacksonville FL, and he preached his first sermon on "Love" at Hendricks Memorial Meth. Ch. He was pastor of various churches there and he also served various Meth. churches after coming to Jasper Co., but he changed his affiliation to the Baptist Assoc. later on. Some of the churches at which he served as pastor were East Juliette, Haddock, Liberty, Talmage, Godfrey, New Hope, Smithboro, Calvary Ch. in Shady Dale & Oak St. Ch. in Eatonton. He was also instrumental in beginning two new churches and he helped with the remodeling of several established churches, both in FL & in Jasper Co. Because his health was failing, he retired from the ministry about 1972. He and Mrs. Roper built a home in Monticello on Honeysuckle Rd. in late 1973 where Mrs. Roper still resides. Rev. Roper passed away 13 Nov 1976. Tyre Lee & Nora Stradley Roper were the parents of six children as follows: 1. June Lovesta m Jerry F. Walton of Pender Co. NC and they had: Donna Jean, Nora June, BarbaraJoyce, Garon Jerry Ann & Richard Allen Walton. 2. Tyre Lee, Jr. m Florence Folsom of Mims FL and they had: Thomas Douglas, Denis Ryan, & John William Roper. 3. Thomas Douglas d 1944 while training as an Air Force cadet. 4. Nancy Lee m Thomas Leon Blackwell of Farrar GA and they had: Nora Virginia, Thomas Wayne, Samuel Stephen, Oscar Eugene & Nancy Bo Blackwell. 5. Mary Sue m Wallace Allen Layton of Millsboro DE and they had: Patricia Faith, Mary Kathleen & William Allen Layton. 6. April Rebecca m Tommy Carlton Henderson Sr. and they had: Tommy Carlton Jr., Dawn Lenora, Jayne Marie & Lee Perry Henderson.


Burials & Deaths Reported in the Columus GA Enquirer 1832-72:
p.14: George W. Ashburn murdered. Charged...Alva C. Roper 30 May1868
p.406: Wiley G. Roper (42), wife & 7 children survive 4 Apr 1851 Columbus GA
William Roper 23 Nov 1854 near Hamilton GA


GA Wills 1733-1860:
William Roper 1854 Harris Co. Book 2-46
William Roper 1857 Merriwether Co. Book A-402
Abner Roper 1860 Merriwether Co. Book B-25


Cemeteries & Genealogy of Warren Co. GA & Immediate Vicinity 1792-1987:
p.331: 9 Nov 1854 O'Nea Roper bondsman
p.357: 9 Nov 1854 O. Head Roper bondsman


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.396:
William A. Roper m 9 Sep 1855 Sarah Talant d/o David & Sarah Talant


Roster of Rev. Soldier of GA: p.106: James Roper b 1741 Northampton Co., VA d 1800 Johnston Co., NC m Alice d aft 1800. He was a Rev. soldier of NC, served as priv. in Capt. Brinkley's Co., 7 Apr 1777 for 3 yr. term; in Capt. Yarbrough's Co. 1780. Had land allotted him for his services
14 Oct 1783. His widow drew a Pension for his services. Children (not in order of birth) Elijah; Benjamin; Elisha; Isaac; John; James; Betsey (or Elizabeth); Rebecca m Johnston Co. NC 1778
Faddy Whittington b NC 12 Feb 1752 d Oct 1855 Pike Co., GA


Old Sparta & Elba Land Office Records & Military Warrents 1822-60:
Ch.III. Homestead Certificates Sparta & Elba Book 508:
p.118: Joseph B. Roper Covington Co. GA Twnsh 5 Range 15 21 Dec 1855


GA Genealogical Magazine 26, p.23: Forsyth Co. marriages 1840-1870:
John Roper & Miss Amy Elizabeth Reid 16 Dec 1856


History of Stewart Co. GA:
p.76: Lewis Roper, tax collector 12 Jan 1857-8 Jan 1858.
p.88: Lewis W. Roper 27 Jan 1857 commissioner
p.89: L. W. Roper 28 Jan 1865.
p.167: Providence Chapel Christian Church at Red Hill 25 Dec 1857 donors: L. W. Roper


Index to Gwinnett Co GA Marriages: J. Roper m Margaret Dilda 1858


The GA Black Book; Morbid, Macabre & Sometimes Disgusting Records
of Genealogical Value: p.175: Penitentiary Book, 1817-1871, #1685
John Roper, interned 30 Sep 1858 Gwinnett Co.


1860 GA U.S. census: District page
Banks Co.: Isaac S. Roper 259; Reuben Roper 258; Singleton Roper 258;
Warren D. Roper 259
Brooks Co.: H. I. E. Roper;
Dawson Co.: Aaron Roper 60; George C. Roper 78; Martha Roper 75; Merideth Roper 75
Solomon Roper 79; William B. Roper 75
Fannin Co.: Elizabeth Roper 1011; Samuel Roper
Forsyth Co.: James H. Roper 537; John Roper 371; William Roper 379
Fulton Co. (Atlanta City):
Beverly Roper 33 SC Susan 31 SC James P. 11 Harry L. 9 Josephine 7
William H. 5 Georgian 5 Cooks 909
Gilmer Co.: Lucinda Roper 103; Sabra Roper 102; Sarah Roper 102
Habersham Co.: Earl Roper 934
Hall Co.: J. M. Roper 70
Harris Co: Elizabeth Roper 542
Henry Co.: Aaron Roper 913; Allen Roper 895; M. J. Roper 914; Vincent Roper 880
Macon Co.: Frederick M. Roper 110
Murray Co.: Charles Roper 82; Cyntha Roper 100
Muscogee Co.: Hennetta Roper 244; Joshua Roper 228; Wiley Roper 154;
Alexander Roper 244; Joel Roper 244
Paulding Co.: Thomas Roper 826
Pickens Co.: Jordan Presley...James H. Roper 16 farm hand GA Benjamin F. Roper 13 GA 972
John Roper 54 farmer SC Sarah C. 51 SC Catherine S. 26 SC Rose A. 24 SC 203
Rachel E. 19 SC Malinda 16 GA Harriet A. 14 GA Hulda A. 6 GA
Polk Co.: Hiram Ropen(?) 230; Jaboz Roper 162
Quitman Co.: Amandy L. Roper 449
Rabun Co.:
Samuel Roper 46 (1814) NC, Elizabeth C. 44 (1816) NC, James D. 19 (1841) NC,
Joseph 18 (1842) NC, Margaret L. 16 (1844) NC, Emanuel 14 (1846) NC,
William E. 12 (1848) NC, Sarah A. 10 (1850) NC, Nancy A. 8 (1852) GA,
Barbara 6 (1854) GA, Charity M. 3 (1857) GA 252
Randolph Co.: A. J. Roper 660; George W. Roper 660; Larentha Roper 658
Louisa Roper 667; M. F. Roper 682; Simeon Roper 582
Stewart Co.: Lewis W. Roper 353
Taylor Co.: James E. Roper 911
Walker Co.: James M. Roper 749; William A. Roper 749
White Co.: Alfred Roper 434
Whitfield Co.: Bennott Roper 653


GA Genealogical Magazine 42, p.469: David Roper b 1789 NC... he could have been in Rabun Co. GA in 1860 as there was a David Roper (Rosser?) in Co.F, 52d Reg CSA


GA Gen. Mag. 1984: p.121: Whitfield Co., GA Marriage BookB(1)1866-75
R. A. Roper m Sarah L. Wier 22 Oct 1867-24 Oct 1867 Thomas Renfro JP
Rebecca E. Roper m James M. Robertson 29 Jul 1868 (no m rec)
p.189: Dawson Co., GA Marriages A, 1858-1883:
Nancy S. Roper m Andrew J. Beck 27 Mar 1861 (p.49)
Harriet A. Roper m Thomas Barrett 15 Nov 1866 (p.163)
Susan E. Roper m N. V. Collins 30 Oct 1862 (p.68)
Emly C. Roper m Andrew J. Hulsey 21 Jan 1864 (p.77)
p.198: Forsyth Co., GA Marriage Record C:
Elizabeth Roper m James L. Hagood 17 Jan 1860 (p.186)


GA Marriage Records:
Banks Co.: Averilla Roper & Benjamin Strickland 16 Aug 1860
Francis P. Roper & Cicero C. Dodd 25 Dec 1862;
Singleton Roper & Inly Ann Wright 3 Jan 1865
Brooks Co.: Sarah S. Roper & John A. Edmondson 29 Dec 1861


Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of GA 1881-65: V.1, p.695:
Simeon L. Roper Pvt 10 May 1861 transf. to Co. H 3 Feb 1862 to Co. A 2d Battn GA Sharpshooters in 1862. Died in Chattanooga TN hospital 4 Feb 1863. p.711: Pvt Co.F.
p.737: Pvt Co.F 5th Reg GA Inf.
p.702: H. H. (or W. H.) Roper Pvt 30 Jan 1863. Sent to hospital 18 Dec 1864. No later record.
V.2: p.1046: J. H. Roper pension record: enlisted as Pvt 31 Aug 1861 Captured at Weldon Railroad VA 22 Jan 1864. Released at Rock Island IL 1865. Died in Bartow Co. GA 1896.
p.657: Joel Cole Roper Sr. Captured Apr 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas VA 20 Aug 1862. Resigned having been elected Representative in GA Legislature from Bartow Co. 26 Nov 1863.
(b Edgefield Dist. SC 14 Aug 1838 d Jan 1906)
p.111: Joseph Roper Pvt 1 Mar 1862. Sent to General Hospital 30 Apr 1862. No later record.
p.96: Martin V. Roper Pvt 3 Jul 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas VA 30 Aug 1862, absent, wounded Jan 1863. No later record.
p.810: Joshua S. Roper 3d Sgt. 15 Jul 1861. Discharged disability Richmond VA
1 Nov or
1 Dec 1861.
p.875: Joseph T. Roper Pvt 27 Jun 1861. Discharged disability 9 May 1862
V.3: p.936: J. H. Roper Pvt 15 Jan 1862 Appears last on roll for 1 Jun 1862; Peter H. Roper Pvt 15 Jan 1862 Captured Vicksburg MS 4 Jul 1863 & paroled there 9 Jul 1863. Appears without remark on roll 31 Aug 1863. No later record.
p.1012: Elisha Roper Pvt 10 May 1862 Appears last on bounty pay roll for 1 Jun 1862;
Solomon D. Roper Pvt 10 May 1862 Appointed 3d Sgt. Captured Vicksburg MS 4 Jul 1863 & paroled there 9 Jul 1863. No later record.
V.4: p.113: A. M. Roper Pvt 20 Feb 1862. d Columbus GA 10 Mar 1862
p.259: Charles Roper Pvt 10 Mar 1862. Deserted in 1864. Took oath of allegience to U.S. at Chattanooga TN and released 5 May 1864.
p.709: Charles F. Roper Pvt 10 Mar 1862. Captured Vicksburg MS 4 Jul 1863, paroled there
16 Jul 1863. Roll 29 Feb 1864, last on file, awol. Pension record-surrendered at Greensboro NC
26 Apr 1865 b GA Oct 1842.
p.709: R. P. Roper Pvt Co.__ 3d Reg MD Art. Transf. to Co.I 43d Reg GA Inf. 28 Sep 1862. Wounded at Baker's Creek MS 16 May 1863. Captured at Vicksburg MS 4 Jul 1863, paroled there 6 Jul 1863. Appointed 3d Corp. 2 Jul 1864. Pension record: surrendered Greensboro NC
26 Apr 1865 (b GA 1841)
p.1020: J. S. Roper 5th Sgt. 4 Mar 1862. Appointed 3d Sgt. 20 Mar 1862. Wounded at
Franklin TN 30 Nov 1864. In Columbus GA hospital 1 May 1865.
V.5: p.426: Andrew J. Roper Pvt 4 Mar 1862 discharged 25 Feb 1863 (b 1844)
p.489: David Roper Pvt 4 Mar 1862 Killed Resaca GA 14 May 1864 James Roper Pvt 4 May 1862
p.521: George C. Roper Pvt 4 Mar 1862 discharged, furnished Nathaniel Dinger (or Danger) as substitute 4 Nov 1862
V.6: p.522: Beverly Roper 2d Sgt. 1 Mar 1863 roll for Sep-Oct 1884 last on file, shows him present
p.312: J. M. Roper Pvt 6 Jun 1863


Confederate P.O.W.'s, Soldiers & Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons & Military Hospitals in the North, National Archives: p.84: Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery near Columbus OH:
J. M. Roper Co.G Reg.1 GA Inf. d 3 Nov 1864 Grave 391


GA Genealogical Magazine 4, p.709: R. P. Roper Pvt Co.__ Reg MD Art. Transf. to Co.I 43d Reg GA Inf. 28 Sep 1861. Wounded at Baker's Creek MS 16 May 1863. Captured at Vicksburg MS 4 Jul 1863; paroled there 6 Jul. Appointed 3d Corp. 2 Jul 1864.
Pension record: surrendered Greensboro NC 26 Apr 1865 (b GA 1841)


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.418: muster roll of Co.K 3d Reg 2d Brig 1st Div GA State troops: F.Co. P. B. Roper Pvt 8 Oct 1861 discharged 22 Dec 1861; R. P. Roper Pvt 8 Oct 1861 mustered out Apr 1862
p.485: Nathaniel Dinger (or Danger) Pvt 4 Nov 1862 substituted for George C. Roper d Vicksburg MS 2 Jul 1863
p.489: George C. Roper Pvt 4 Mar 1862 discharged, furnished Nathaniel Dinger (or Danger) as substitute 4 Nov 1862
p.490: muster rolls Co.F 880 Dist. H. F. Roper 1st Lieut. 2 Aug 1862
p.491: roster of officers of 39th Mil. Dist. Co.F GA 3d Co. Geo. Roper 3d Lieut. 4 Mar 1864
p.492: Co.E Cherokee Legion GA State Guards Co.F Cav.: H. F. Roper 5th Sgt.;
Also H. F. Roper listed as a soldier
p.552: Confederate pension disability or invalid in Co.F: Charles F. Roper, Co.I 43 GA Reb, rheumatism
p.557: indigent widow of confederate soldiers: Mary Roper w/o Tobias Roper, Co.I Sh S Reg, enrolled 1861, transferred to Hall Co. 1914


History of Worth Co. GA: p.396: Charles W. Hillhouse was appointed by the government to investigate Rural Credits in Agri. in Europe in the years 1813-4. With a delegation he visited many countries in Europe. He came home with a burning desire to see the youth of our country trained in the public schools in agric., and was largely instrumental in putting in agric. and Home Econ. courses in McPhaul Inst. He was a world travelerand visited every state in the US, Panama Canal, Cuba, Canada and in 1922 he made a tour around the world and visited most of the great countries on that trip, which lasted six months. He was born at Cuthbert, Randolph Co. 8 Dec 1861. His parents were Richard and Amanda (Roper) Hillhouse. His father was an architect. He died while Charles was about two years old. C. W. Hillhouse came to Worth at the age of 16 years with his step-father, Willoughby H. Mangham, and mother and their family. Charles W. had one own bro. John H. Hillhouse, five half-brothers, Flavy, Willie, Joe, Jack & Wash Mangham, & four half-sisters, Ethlyn, Emmie, Mary & Rosalie Mangham. On 30 Mar 1882 he m Mary Ellen Hancock, a member of a distinguished family of Worth, s/o Henry W. & Creacy (Marchant) Hancock of Minton. To this union six children were born, Eudora (Mrs. Will Stewart), Byron, who was killed in a gin accident just as he reached manhood, Grover, who was killed in the Aviation Service in the WW, Floyd, an enterprising young business man, died at age 29. Irene, (Mrs. Gilbert W. Sumner), and Roy M., one of the leading business men of Sylvester, prop. of Hillhouse Hdw. Co., farmer, and dir. of Sylvester Banking Co. C. W. Hillhouse died while still an active business man on 14 Jun 1930 John Henry Hillhouse is of Scotch-Irish and English descent, his paternal Rev. ancestor being John Hillhouse of SC. His maternal ancestor was Jacob McLendon Sr. of Wilkes Co. GA. He was born in Cuthbert, Randolph Co. GA 14 Sep 1864. His parents were Richard Henry Hillhouse & Georgia Amanda (Roper) Hillhouse. His father was an architect & contractor. Educ: Common schools at Shellman GA & Minton, Worth Co. GA. Learned telegraphy at Poulan GA. He was mar. 4 Nov 1886 to Orrie L. Castellow d/o William H. & Lucy Castellow of Eufaula. Six children: Charles H., Lucy M., Grace Kate, Frank B., John C. & William W. After the death of his first wife he was mar. 6 Jun 1932 to Mrs. Ida Mae Burns of Charlotte NC. He assisted in building, organizing & operating the Gulf Line Railway (now AS&C Railway) and later was made Treasurer, Traffic Manager & Vice Pres. He is a Democrat, Baptist, Knights of Pythias & Odd Fellow.
p.397: Roper Family. Four of the children of Lewis Griffin Roper & Emily (McClendon) Roper moved from Randolph Co. GA to Worth Co. in the latter part of the 19th Cent. They were: Mrs. Lamitha Roper Grubbs, Mrs. Amanda Roper (Hillhouse) Mangham, Messrs. Andrew Jackson Roper & George Washington Roper, twin brothers. After death of Lewis Griffin Roper, Mrs. Emily Roper mar Peter Willet and had one dau, Emma Willet, who mar Z. W. Mathews. Mr. & Mrs. Mathews also moved to Worth Co. Lewis Griffin Roper was born in NC, s/o Thomas Roper whose father was Richard Roper. This Richard Roper was born near Greenville VA and later moved to NC. Lewis Griffin Roper's mother was Hannah Hunter d/o James Hunter of NC. Emily McClendon (or McLendon) Roper was the great-granddau. of Jacob McClendon Sr., a Rev. sold. of Wilkes Co. GA, who served under Elijah Clark. The McClendon family came from Scotland to NC prior to Rev. Mrs. Emily Roper was also descended from William Douglas (or Douglas) and Sterling Jenkins, both Rev. sold. in Wilkes Co. GA. Lewis Griffin Roper. These records are from the Bible of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Griffin Roper. This Bible is now in the possession of their son Mr. A. J. Roper, Sylvester GA. Lewis Griffin Roper came to GA from Mountain Creek NC. He was s/o Thomas Roper & Hannah Hunter of Rockingham Co. NC. Thomas Roper was born in 1777. Lewis Griffin Roper was the grandson of Richard Roper and his 2nd wife Mrs. Lewis Roper of Northampton NC. Richard Roper was born near Greenville VA
c1700. (See above for the Bible record.)
p.399: Andrew Jackson Roper was b Randolph Co. GA 12 Sep 1847. He enl. CSA at age 14 in Randolph Rangers under Capt.Ed. Ball & went with his Co. 4 Mar 1862. He served in VA in 2nd Battle of Manassas or Bull Run, Telfair Gaps & Orange Court House. He was sick at Battletown, so did not go to MD, but was sent to Richmond to hosp. from where he was disch. & sent home on account of being under age in spring 1863. He was called back in Mar 1864 to 3rd GA Reg. to serve 4 mo. as a guard at Andersonville GA. Later he went to SC, taking part in several battles there. He was disabled for service on account of sickness & was sent home on a furlough. He was mustered out at Macon in May 1865. Mr. A. J. Roper was m1 Mattie E. Calloway 14 Jan 1874. In Dec 1879 they moved to Worth Co. He bought land from $2-$2.50 per acre. He first settled and built a home not very far from the site of Mt. Pisgah Church. Mr. & Mrs. Roper were members of Union Bapt. Ch. in the Minton settlement. He carried corn to Tucker's water mill in Colquitt Co. to be ground. Mr. Roper cleared land and built seven or eight homesteads within a radius of six miles from where he now lives at the village of Gorday 4 miles from Sylvester GA. His first wife was a descendant of William Castilo Hill in Stewart Co., where she was born. She d 19 Jul 1907. Mr. Roper m2 Bessie Tate of Worth Co. 3 Sep 1911. She died Aug 1932. He is one of the few survivors of Camp Bill Harris, the Worth Co. organization of Confed. Veterans. He never had any children, but he and his first wife took his neice, Bernice Davidson, to raise. Mr. Roper helped to organize the Bapt. Ch. at Gordy of which he is a useful member. He is in his 85th year and is, and ever has been, a positive force for good in his community and his church.
p.400: Mr. & Mrs. George Washington Roper (picture on p.401). There has never lived in Sylvester at any time, probably, a more beloved couple nor a couple with a wider circle of friends than Mr. & Mrs. G. W. Roper had in town and county during their life time. They kept an open house to all classes, rich and poor. They moved to Worth Co. in 1888 from Randolph Co. GA and lived south of Sylvester for a few years. When they moved to Sylvester there were very few families living there. Pastors of the Bapt. Ch. did not live in Sylvester then, and their home was the home of the pastor. Mrs. Roper kept the church, saw that the bells were rung, taught in Sunday School, saw that the lamps were lighted, that the communion table was prepared, & fed the visitors. It is said that in the early life of Sylvester, for years she dressed every new-born babe, and helped prepare every body for burial. If those are greater who serve most, she will be with the greatest of the great; for it was the chief desire and work of her life to help her fellowman. The sick and distressed she was most ready to serve. She was lovingly called by the people of her county "Ma Roper". On her 63rd birthday the town of Sylvester presented her with a beautiful silver loving cup. The cup was about 8 in. tall with a circular bowl and a handle on three sides. Engraved on one of its faces was this inscription: "Presented to Ellen Jane Roper by her neighbors and friends of Sylvester GA on her 63rd birthday. Kind hearts are more than coronets, and simple faith than 'Norman blood'". Mr. J. D. Martin presented the cup and Judge Frank Park, in his characteristic happy vein, responded in a speech of acceptance. A large number of friends met at her home and treated her to this splendid surprise. Mrs. Roper left this beautiful loving cup to her grand-dau. Mrs. Kathren Coram Outler. She died 20 Apr 1931 This splendid coupe were m in Calhoun Co. GA 27 Dec 1866. They lived happily together for 59 years until his death 23 Jan 1925. He was b 12 Oct 1845 and reared in Randolph Co. GA near Cuthbert. Mrs. Roper was Ellen Page before marraige. She was b 12 Sep 1847 in Calhoun Co. GA. Their union was blessed with 4 children: Mrs. Ella Sikes Coram of Sylvester, Lewis Roper who lived in FL at death, Amos A. Roper of FL & John Mack Roper of Wash. DC. Mr. & Mrs. Roper were charter members of the 1st Bapt. Ch. of Sylvester. Mr. Roper served in Conf. Army throughout the Civil War. He joined the Six Month's Troops from Randolph Co. under Capt. Allen and was sent to Savannah out at Thunderbolt in 1861. He substituted for Horace Powers of Springvale in 1862, then came home and joined 47th Reg. for 6 mos under Capt. Gormley until spring 1863; then served as guard at Andersonville for 4 months. He then joined Co.E, 3rd GA Reg. & was ordered to Columbus GA where he remained until the surrender. He was the color-bearer of his reg. He and his twin brother, A. J. Roper, enl. before they were 15 years old. He was mustered out in Macon May 1865. He belonged to Veterans' Camp Bill Harris of Worth Co. Mr. & Mrs. Roper were buried Sylvester Cem.
p.403: Thomas M. Coram was b in Calhoun Co. GA 25 Sep 1837. He belonged to the family of Corams of Benevolence, Randolph Co.... He m Mary (Mollie) Elizabeth Edwards...of Springvale, Randolph Co. on 6 Mar 1866...3 children...P. Algie Coram of Sylvester...Only P. Algie Coram of this happy family is living....P. Algie Coram, only son of Thomas M. Coram, moved with his parents to Worth at 18. He received education in Randolph Co. Coming to this county when there was little cleared land, he intended to carve out a home in the forest. Great credit is due a man like P. A. Corum, who, by his own labors, advanced steadily step by step, until today he is ranked with the most successful business men of Worth Co. He owns extensive agric. & turpentine interests, valuable city property and is one of the dir. of Sylvester Banking Co. P. A. Coram m Mrs. Ella (Roper) Sikes 17 Jan 1897 in Sylvester GA. Mrs. Ella (Roper) Sikes was 1st m Andrew Jackson Sikes 14 Jun 1885 in Calhoun Co. GA. To this union 4 children were born: F. Vincent Sikes 19 Apr 1886 Early Co. GA. He m Miss Lizzie Cater 1908 in Wash. DC. They have 2 dau. Genevieve & Evelyn. Minta Naomi Sikes b 31 Aug 1887. She
m Warren A. Cameron 6 Nov 1910, now deceased. They had 1 son Warren A. Cameron of West Palm Beach FL. Henry Glade Sikes b 6 Nov 1888 in Early Co. GA m twice two sisters, 1st Cora Waltz 1915, after her death, m2 Annie Roony Waltz 1931 at Sherwood Forest MD. A. J. Jr. b 6 Jul 1892 in Albany died in early manhood. Mr. & Mrs. P. A. Coram have 3 children Kathreen Coram b 21 Dec 1897 m Luther Thomas Outler of Moultrie GA on 21 Nov 1923. Albert Coram b 28 Dec 1898 m Elizabeth Hunter. They have 2 children: Albert Jr. & John Hunter. P. A. Coram, Jr. b 16 May 1903 m Ida May Isom. Mrs. P. A. Coram is member of DAR through descent from Jacob McLendon, a GA Rev. sold., Sterling Jenkins & Thomas Douglas. She is the only dau. of the late Mr. & Mrs. G. W. Roper of Sylvester Ga. She was b in Randolph Co. GA. Mr. & Mrs. P.A. Coram are Missionary Baptists.


History of Newton Co. GA: p.266:
The Salt List 1862 (free supplies of salt) Wives of soldiers now in service: Mrs. E. Roper
p.28: Lotteries. 16th Dist. of Newton-formerly Henry-became Rockdale Co. on 18 Oct 1870
John M. Rosser (Granted to John M. Roper) of Baldwin Co..


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.467:
Charles F. Roper, Pvt 10 Mar 1862 Captured at Vicksburg MS 4 Jul 1863, and paroled there 16 Jul 1863. Roll dated 29 Feb 1864, last on file, shows him absent without leave. Pension records show he surrendered at Greensboro NC 26 Apr 1865. Born in GA Oct 1842.
R. P. Roper enlisted in Co.__ 3d Reg MD Art. Transf to Co.I, 43d Reg GA Inf. 28 Sep 1862. Wounded at Baker's Creek MS 16 May 1863. Captured at Vicksburg MS 4 Jul 1863 and paroled there 6 Jul 1863. Appointed 3d Corp. 2 Jul 1864. Pension records show he surrendered at Greensboro NC 26 Apr 1865. Born in GA 1841


History of Pickens Co. GA:
p.217: Confederate soldiers from Pickens Co.: Pvt J. H. Roper Co.E 23d Reg GA Vol. Inf.;
p.219: Elisha Roper; Pvt Solomon D. Roper Co.L 36th Reg GA Vol. Inf.
p.225: Elija Roper Muster rool of P.Co. Mil 4 Mar 1862; p.227: Solomon Roper


State of MO Records: GA F Co. 6 Reg't Cav. Vols. C.S.A
Roper, William W., Pvt. Enlisted Dec 6, 1862 Where Blairsville, GA Muster roll for Feb 4, 1864 Notes: Absent, detailed as regimental wagoner-date not stated.
William Roper, Pvt., Co. F, 6 Reg't Georgia Cavalry. Appears on Co. Muster Roll of the organization named above, for Dec 31/62 to March 6, 1863 Dated April 13, 1863
Enlisted: Dec 6, 1862 Where: Blairsville, GA By whom: Lt. Lance Period: 3 yrs or war
Last Paid: By whom: Capt J. J. Goodrum To what time: Dec 31 1862 Present
Remarks: Entitled to pay for horse 120 days.
William W. Roper, Pvt., Co. F, 6 Reg't Georgia Cavalry. Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above, for Nov & Dec 1863 Dated Feb 4, 1864. By whom enlisted: Capt. Anderson Period: 3 yrs Last Paid: Maj. Stainback To what time: June 30, 1863 Absent detailed as Regimental Wagoner. Pension for Ex-Confederate Soldiers: Resident of Shinkle, Missouri.
Discharged at Salsberry, NC. Wounds: A broken ankle by a shell. Age: 69 years old.
W. W. Roper 20 Jun 1913, Howell Co., Missouri Memorandum of Service: Entered service at city of Blairsville, GA 9 Jan 1862. Name of Col. Commanding Regiment: John R. Hart. Full names of Capt. and Lieut. of Co.: Capt. Thomas, J. Beruft?, 1st Jackson V. Lance, 2nd James V. Smith, 3rd John G. Butt. Letter. Name of Co.: F. Number of Regiment: Sixth Georgia. Class of service: Cavalry. In what battles: Chicamagua, Missionary Ridge.


Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File: L. H. E. Roper witness on deed
Henry Co. GA 1863, John Pope, qv, to G. W. Castellow.
Screven Co. GA 5 Feb 1841, Penelope Jan Plot (or Roper) m Green D. Waters


GA Genealogical Gleanings: p.61: William B. Burdine b 31 Mar 1836 in Pickens Dist., SC moved to Dawson Co., GA m 1863 Lucinda Putnam Children: James A.; Hannah m Lody Redd; William L.; Martin; Nancy m John Roper; Isabella m Wheeler Hill; Martha m Thomas Hubbard; William R.; Thomas; Mary; and Rebecca.
p.343: Amos Roper, farmer of Dawson Co., GA b 23 Feb 1845 Pickens Dist., SC; s/o Tyre & Melinda (Ednes) Roper b SC. Children: Rachel; Jesse; Rebecca; Samuel; Eliza; Annie; Amos (our subject); Mary; and Vashti. Amos was reared on the farm; enlisted in CSA. m 32 Dec 1868 Mary E. Keith d/o Cornelius & Harriet (Lynch) Keith. Children: John A. Roper m Nancy Burdine; Annie m William M. Gentry; Harriet m Andrew Turner; Sarah; Cornelia; and Foster Roper.
p.185: John Henry Hillhouse of Ware Co., GA b 14 Sep 1864 Randolph Co., GA s/o Richard Henry & Georgia Amanda (Roper) Hillhouse. Richard was a prominant architect and builder of Cuthbert, GA; he served in CSA and died before the close of the war. Amanda's father was a wealthy planter who was murdered by one of his slaves. John Henry Hillhouse m 3 Nov 1886 Orrie Louise Costello d/o William H. & Louise and had children: Louise and Frank Hillhouse.


Memoirs of GA: p.582: Amos Roper, farmer, Yellow Creek, Dawson Co. GA, s/o Tyre & Melinda (Ednes) Roper, was born in Pickens Dist., SC 23 Dec 1845. His parents were natives of SC, and his father was a prosperous farmer and Baptist minister of considerable prominence. They were the parents of 9 children: Rachel, Jesse, Rebecca, Samuel, Eliza, Annie; Amos, the subject of this sketch; Mary, & Vashti. Mr. Roper was reared on the farm and educated at the common schools of the district. He enlisted in 1862 in Co. H (Capt. Philpot), 2nd SC regiment, and with his regiment participated in many important battles-among them, the Wilderness and Darbytown. At the last-named battle he was wounded, 7 Oct 1864, and was taken to Jackson. After receiving his discharge he returned to SC, and to farming. In 1875 he came to GA and bought the farm in Dawson Co. on which he now lives, which contains 2140 acres. He came out of the war with only $16, and this large farm with its capacious and substantial improvements are the fruits of his hard work and extraordinary good management. In 1891 he was elected tax collector and served one term. He is energetic and enterprising, and always on the alert-always read-to lend a helping hand to measures calculated to benefit the county. Mr. Roper was married 31 Dec 1868 to Mary E., d/o Cornelius & Harriet (Lynch) Keith, of old SC families. Six children have blessed this union: John A., m Nancy Burdine; Annie, w/o William M. Gentry; Harriet, w/o Andrew Turner; Sarah, Cornelia & Foster. He is a very strong and enthusiastic populist, and himself and wife are working and very prominent members of the Baptist church.


Oklahoma Genealogical Society Surname Index:
James Tira Roper b 4 May 1864 GA d 17 Feb ? Littlefield, TX m 3 Mar 1889 Nora Alice Reed (s/o M. W. Roper) Mrs. Vera Menasco Rt.1, Fort Cobb, OK 73038.


GA Genealogical Magazine 26,
p.102: 1st Reg GA State Line casualties 1 Jun-7 Sep 1864 J. M. Roper Pvt Co.G Captured 7 Aug


History of Jasper Co. GA: p.141: Lena May Barnes (1873-1953) m Willie Fleming Jordan (1866-1961). 2 dau. Pauline Jordan m Roy R. Kelly Sr. and Ester Jordan m Arthur Roper.


The History of the State of GA from 1850-1881: p.286: The Ashburn Murder: G.W. Ashburn was a member of the Constitutional Convention, a native of NC, and had been in GA for fully 30 years. He had offered in the convention resolutions asking Congress to relieve our people of disabilities. He was, however, a pronounced Radical and an unlettered man, and he lived with some negroes in Columbus. He was killed at night by unknown parties. The murder created much excitement in the state. The military took the matter in hand, and arrested Elisha J. Kirkscey, C.C. Bedell, James W. Barber, W.A. Duke, R. Hudson, W.D. Chipley, A.C. Roper, J.S. Wiggins and R.A. Wood. A military court was organized to try them, which convened at Atlanta on 29 Jun 1868....While in confinement the prisoners were treated badly and subjected to indignities. Inhuman means were used to extort confessions from them, and to suborn evidence from colored witnesses. ...Weighing the evidence in the matter fairly and dispassionately, Gov. Brown shows very conclusively that in taking part in this prosecution he was governing by proper motives, and did a service to the public and the prisoners. (Compiler failed to get the second page.)


Columbus on the Chattahoochee by E. B. Worsley: p.310: Nothing demonstrated more clearly the bitterness the South experienced under "Radical Rule" than the murder case of George W. Ashburn, a member of the hated Constitutional Convention of 1867-68, and the subsequent trial of the Columbus prisoners by a Military Commission at Fort McPherson, near Altanta....At midnight of 30 Mar 1868, Ashburn was slain my masked men, presumably Ku Kluxers, in a Negro brothel across the street from the newly renovated Perry House, and three doors above the NW corner of 13th St., where the Waverly Hotel now stands....Twenty-two men were arrested in all,...Alva C. Roper...They were simply held at the Courthouse for four days and nights,...they were finally released on bond of $2500 each,...There was a reign of terror for weeks after the murder of Ashburn, and threats of vengeance, mass meetings and near riots, as well as threats to set the town of fire....Over twenty persons had already been arrested and sent to Atlanta by May 17th ....Finally the military trial at Fort McPherson was set for Jun 29th,...The prisoners who finally went on trial...were...Alva C. Roper... By coincidence, both the Democratic Convention and the new General Assembly were meeting in Atlanta at this time. Georgia was still under military rule and not in the Union, and the most important measure before the Assembly was the question of the adoption of the 14th Amendment....On 21 Jul 1868 the resolution for adoption was passed, and on the same day...the following order...: In view of the action of the legislature today and the probable immediate admission of the State of GA, and consequent cessation of military authority, the commanding general directs that the commission of which you are president will suspend further proceedings in the trial of the prisoners charged with the murder of Ashburn....And so the prisoners were at last returned to Columbus...


GA Intestate Records: p.272: Lewis W. Roper, decd, late of Stewart Co., George S. Roper petitions to move adm of est to Webster Co. Jan 1869, Webster, OD


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.263: Mary Rosalie Roper b 2 Nov 1869 d 24 Nov 1913 m Claiborn A. Milford b 4 Sep 1869 d 23 Dec 1920 s/o James Milford b 13 Oct 1813 d 6 Nov 1877 bur Zion Hill & Sarah Amelia Harris b 28 Sep 1837 Jackson Co. GA d 30 Dec 1921 bur Concord (James second marriage). Children of Claiborn and Mary: Villa, Jonah, Clara, Arthur, Louie, Leta, Jewell, Bertha, Cynthia, C. L. After the death of Rosalie, Claiborn married Lulu Smith, children: Jack, Sallie


1870 GA U.S. census: District page
Atlanta City: James Roper 22 painter Martha 23 Ella 2
B. Roper 46 SC painter Susan 41 SC Josephine 17 Harvey 15 Atlanta 15 Lizzie 11 Fannie 8F
Thomas 5 851


Some GA County Records, V.3, p.137: Butts Co. GA marriages (oldest marriage book):
p.326: N. A. Roper & James Chasteen 11 Mar 1871
p.333: Sarah A. E. Roper & Henry M. Brown 25 Nov 1873
p.362: Wm. M. Roper & M. O. Thompson 19 Nov 1874
p.363: DAniel Roper & Sarah F. Tolleson 5 Jan 1874


History of Forsyth Co. GA:
p.427: Eldora Roper m 9 Oct 1892 Alfred West Milford b 5 Oct 1871 s/o James Milford b 2 Oct 1813 d 6 Nov 1877 m 27 Mar 1859 Sarah Amelia Harris b 28 Sep 1837 d 30 Dec 1921
p.435: Benjamin P. Roper m Mary M. Tribble b 1871 d 1951 d/o William Newton Tribble & Canzada Miranda Sams (m 1866). Newton & "Sada" moved from the Heardsville area to Ducktown near the intersection of Highway 20 & Post Road.


History of Forsyth Co. GA, V.II: p.220:
Name Age Occup. Birth Nearest relative
Buel Roper 21 farmer 9 Jun 1895 not listed
Dewey Edgar Roper 20 farmer 29 Jul 1898 Mattie Roper
George Floyd Roper 39 farmer 6 Feb 1879 wife
James Luther Roper 35 farmer 4 Mar 1883 Ada Roper
Marion Raymond Roper 42 farmer 29 Dec 1876 wife
P. Monroe Roper 35 farmer 31 Mar 1883 wife
Robert Fulton Roper 23 farmer 9 Oct 1893 wife
Robert Lee Roper 23 farmer 17 Mar 1894 not listed
Walter Rice Roper 28 farmer 28 Nov 1888 wife


History of Pickens Co. GA: p.84: James H. Roper surveyor 15 Jan 1875 & 26 Jan 1877


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.668: Concord Ch. memorial list 1875-96: Elizabeth Roper,
John F. Roper, Lucy Roper, Mary E. Roper, Melissa J. Roper, Toliver Roper
p.143: 1880 mortality census: Susan Roper 71 SC f:SC m:SC pneumonia


1880 GA U.S. census: District page
Atlanta City:
Susan Roper 50 SC SC SC Marien 19 GA SC SC Fannie 17 GA SC SC
Benjamin L. 13 GA SC SC school 373


History of Worth Co. GA: p.134:
New Bethel Church about 1880 charter members: Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Roper
p.136: Sylvester Baptist Church: In 1891 the church was organized by Rev. G. Tom West with the following members: Mr. & Mrs. G. W. Roper
p.137: The windows to Aunt Ellen Roper and Uncle Tom Coram were put in by the church in memory of these faithful workers....


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.362&414: Weldon Roper m Margaret EunicePruitt d/o Silas Pay Pruitt b 31 Aug 1884 & Ida Mernerva Hawkins b 26 Jan 1884 d 3 May 1968


History of Walker Co. GA: p.362: East Armuchee Church established 1886 mostly from Macedonia Church; charter members: Mrs. Sarah Roper


Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, V.7, p.156: Noah Webster Griffin, 1855-1897 Berrien Co.. Youngest of the children of James and Polly Monk Griffin (V.1), was born in Lowndes, now Berrien Co. Apr 22 1855. He was married Jan 14 1880 to Lillian Melissa Knight, born in Berrien County, Mar 22 1862, d/o William W. Knight, a Confederate casualty (V.6). To them were born eight children:
1. Stella b 14 Nov 1881 m Walter Manus from Winder GA
2. Bessie b 11 Aug 1883 m Jos. H. Bazemore of Hazlehurst
Lawson b 12 Aug 1885 m Bessie Weldon
Mary b 7 Oct 1887 m W. H. Roper of Macon
Lester b 30 Jul 1890 m Elizabeth Griffin
Noah W. Jr. b 21 Jul 1892 m never
Haynes b 14 Dec 1895 m Edna Hill of Atlanta
William Howard b 29 May 29 1897 m Marie Mae Kelly
Mr. Griffin lived and farmed in the native community in Berrien Co. for some years after marriage, then moved to Pine Grove community in northern Lowndes Co. where he lived and farmed until 1896 when he sold out and bought a farm near present Scruggs' store, four miles east of Hahira. He died there the next year on 15 Feb 1897 and was buried on the homeplace. His widow continued living there until all the children were grown. She spent her last years with her daughter, Mrs. Roper, at New Smyrna, FL, and died there 3 Sep 1947, age 85 years. She was buried there. Mr. and Mrs. Griffin were members of the Christian Church. NOTE: Of the above children four are yet(1972) living, viz: Mrs. Manus at West Palm Beach, FL, age 91 years; Mrs. Bazemore near Valdosta, age 89 years (her wedding picture when she was 16 is in this volume); Mrs. Roper at New Smyrna, FL, age 85 years; and William Howard Griffin near Hahira, age 75 years.


Brief Baptist Biographies 1707-1982. V.II: p.649: Composite roll of ministers who served in the Western NC Baptist Convention 1858-1897:...A. J. Roper Morganton, GA 1889-1892


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.262: coroners: Wm. H. Roper 10 Jan 1889
treasurers: Tilman Roper 9 Jan 1893
p.745: Hopewell United Meth. Ch. memorial list 1889: D. H. Roper, T. J. Roper,
Willie D. Roper, Arther Roper, Lucy A. Roper, Susan A. Roper, A. E. Roper,
Susan A. Roper Jr., Minnie Roper, Ida Roper Conner


Marriage & Death Notices from the Griffin (GA) Weekly News & The Griffin Weekly News & Sun 1882-1896: p.181: 13 Jun 1890 Griffin GA Jim Roper of Cumming was killed by lightning while hoeing cotton a day or two ago.


Pioneer History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.127-8: From the Baptist Leader 28 Apr 1892:
Concord Baptist Ch.: pastor Rev. E. Roper...Rev Elijah Roper is present pastor...


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.185: Oscar Roper 18 Sep 1892 m Alice Bannister d/o Deverix Bannister b 8 Dec 1834 GA d 9 Nov 1886 bur Lebanon Ch Cem Dawson Co. GA & Mary Ann Dooley b 26 Mar 1834 Habersham Co. GA d 11 Aug 1912 bur Lebanon Ch Cem (m 21 Dec 1854 Forsyth Co.)
p.397: The first school was in operation prior to 1900, Talant school house. The subscribers and the amount paid in cents by each were...C. T. Roper 1.5


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.322: Hightower Baptist Institute 1st annual commencement 19 May 1893 anniversary concert contest in declamation for the President's Medal: 7. Bridget as a School
Teacher-Miss Gussie Roper Silver City GA
p.389: Earliest list of Forsyth Co. teachers (white) 1893: Miss Gussie Roper, 1710 days, at 5 cents, salary 85.50
p.390: 1894 Parks School teacher: Miss Gussie Roper
p.319: In 1895 a white school was established near Sheltonville at the Bob Buice house with Miss Emma Roper, teacher, on lands of T. D. Terry.
p.97: White schools & teachers: Mt. Zion Sch. 1897: Pupils: Homer Roper 11, 37 days present; Balis Roper 8, 31 days present; Walter Roper 8, 31 days present.
p.354: Hightower Bapt. Inst. roll of students 1894-5: T. A. Roper Dawson Co. GA


History of Worth Co. GA: p.179: In the year 1897, on Jul 7, the Confederate Veterans of Worth organized themselves into a Camp and named it in honor of one of their comrades,
Hon. Wm. A. Harris, who served in the Mex. War and the War Between the States.
The name selected was Camp Bill Harris, No.1149, with the following officers: J.J. Hall, Commander...A. J. Roper, 2nd Lieut.


The Passing of the Pines: A History of Wilcox Co. GA: p.173: Robert Bruce Braziel b 28 Dec 1920 Rochelle, is the son of Ernest Braziel b 10 Sep 1891 Gwinnett Co. d 11 Jul 1875 Albany, bu Rochelle and Ella Mae Whitten b 28 Apr 1897 Madison, Morgon Co. GA, lives in Rochelle. Ruth Reed b 16 May 1926 Hall Co. GA is d/o Henry Harrison Reed b 24 Feb 1896 Hall Co. GA d 20 Apr 1970 Bibb Co. GA bu Liberty Cem. Dooly Co. GA and Agnes Dot Roper b 9 Dec 1899 Forsyth Co. GA living in Rochelle. Robert Braziel and Ruth Reed m 15 Aug 1946 Wilcox Co. GA by Rev. R.G. Braziel, grandfather of Robert Braziel. Their home on the SE corner of 5th Ave. and Stephens St. was built in 1955. Their children are Robert Randall Braziel b 11 Jun 1948 Chatham Co., Savannah, Seleta Ruth Braziel b 5 Jul 1949 Vienna, Dooly Co. GA and Wanda Dean Braziel b 5 Jul 1950 Macon d 13 Jul 1950 Macon bu Rochelle. Having gradated from Rochelle High School, Robert went to Washington DC, and worked with the Housing Authority for 15 months. He returned to GA and went to Georgia Aircraft School, Milledgeville for 6 months. After finishing he worked with Graham Avia. Co. during 1940-1. In 1941 he enlisted in the US Air Force and served until Dec 1945, of which 39 months were in England, France and Germany. After the war he was in business with his father until he opened Robert's Grocery on the NE corner of Ashley St. and 1st Ave. in Sep 1950. This was closed in 1976 when he purchased Braziel Mercantile Co. He also worked with American Courier and Purolator Courier from 1963-65. He is a member of the Rochelle Baptist Church. Ruth Braziel graduated from Pinehurst High School and worked at Patterson-Wright Air Force Base, Robins Air Force Base, Adams Hosp. in Cordele, and Rochelle Theater. After her marriage she worked with her husband in Robert's Grocery. She later becme City Clerk of Rochelle where she served 5 years. She is a member of the Rochelle Baptist Church and the Wilcox Rifles Chapter, U.D.C.


DAR Lineage Books: V.110, p.24: Mrs. Esther Lena Jordan Roper b Monticello, GA w/o Arthur D. Roper, descandent of Col. George Mathews (1785 Governor of GA, b Augusta Co., VA).


The Georgia Black Book: More Morbid, Macabre and Sometimes Disgusting Records of Genealogical Value, Vol. II: Requests to the governors of Georgia for clemency, c1858-1942. Name & Co. of conviction: H. F. Roper, Cherokee Co.; Joe Roper, Union Co.; Peyton Roper, Muscogee Co.


History of Worth Co. GA: Roster of Spanish American War veterans: Amos Roper, Sylvester.