Roper Families in Georgia

L. David Roper
March 8, 1992


The Third Century of Ropers in Georgia (1900-1999)


History of Peach Co. GA: p.459: John Cook and Ethel Beverley (Rice) Lee's were Beverley, John Cook Jr. andClaudia. John Cook Lee Jr. of Marshallville was a graduate of the Univ. of NC and a partner in the Houser-Lee Ins. Agency of Fort Valley. He married Caroline, the d/o Sheldon M. and Mary (Hoyle) Roper of NC. Mrs. Lee taught in the Fort Valley school system. The Lee sons were John Cook II and Mark Roper.


History of Union Co. GA: p.106: Drawers of the prizes in the gold lottery in Forsyth Co. (40 acre lots): 14th Dist. 1st Sect. 309.
Wm. F. Roper, Loveless, Gwinnett Co.
p.26: planters & farmers: Hightower: T. J. Roper; Settendown:Roper;
New Prospect: T. J. Roper $1000-$2000, Tilman Roper;
Cumming: H. F. Roper, Tilman Roper; Brown's Ridge: R. P. Roper $500-$1000;
p.67: Tatum: T. J. Roper
p.188: Some facts in town of Cumming: Ford parts were distributed by Ben Roper; the first new airplane in Forsyth Co. was bought by Frank Roper & Garland C. Bagley.
The first crystal radio was built by W. M. "Mack" Roper
p.339: Hightown Baptist Institute Preparatory Dept.: pupil Emma Roper, parent David Roper farmer Cumming GA
p.335: Hightown Baptist Institute Literary Society officers: censor-Miss Gussie Roper Silver City GA
p.46: Wooley's Ford in Hall Co. but served in Forsyth Co.: H.H.Roper teacher
p.459: Brookwood Baptist Ch.: Preacher Roper
p.454: Teacher of month Oak Grove School: Louise Roper, grade 1
p.336: Hightower Baptist College catalog of pupils: Tallulah A.Roper d/o T. J. Roper Silver City GA
p.645: Bethel Baptist Ch. members list: Mary Roper, R. P. Roper
p.150: 1900 Black census:
Coal Mt. Dist.: Luther Roper head, 21 farm laborer, Ida N. wife 20 housewife;
Roland Dist.: Thomas Roper head, 24 farmer, Julia wife 27; Nettie Roper head 60 farmer


Index to Gwinnett Co GA Marriages: Charles C. Roper m Jennie Crow 1900


History of Forsyth Co. GA, V.II, p.220:
Dermon Roper 18 farmer 27 Feb 1900 Watson Gazaway (nearest relative)


US GA Census for 1900: Rabun Co.:
Andrew Lily … Charles Roper 24 lodger b SC fb SC mb TN


Cemetarys of Thomas Co. GA: p.206: Boston Cem.:
Glen D. Roper Sr. 24 Jul 1902-7 May 1954B; James Chester Roper 7 Feb 1906-
Martha A. Roper 1 Nov 1905-


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.727: Harmony Grove Bapt. Ch.: 6 Nov1903
ministers present at meeting: ...A. W. Roper, R. P. Roper
p.688: Pastors of Cumming Meth. Ch.: Lucien Roper supply 1904-6
V.II, p.87: Cuba postmasters: 3. Benjamin P. Roper 22 Dec 1902
discharged 17 Oct 1903 effective 31 Oct 1903 mail sent to Cummings


History of Pickens Co. GA: p.89: Representatives: E. Roper 1905-6


GA State Archives index:
Amos Roper 1902-4 House of Rep. Dawson Co.
Dr. C. James Roper 14 Apr 1905 Senate 41st Dist. 1957-8.
E. Roper 1905-6 House of Rep. Pickens Co.
Allen Page Roper 20 Apr 1913 Senate Dist. 19 1953-4, 1959-60;
House of Rep. Greene Co. 1961-5.
Rev. R. A. Roper 12 Dec 1916 Fulton Co. perf. marr. cer. For J. R. Aarons & Nettie Baker.
Sam Roper m Eula West 23 Nov 1919 Fulton Co. m by D.P.Bowen, J.P.
Dr. William D. Roper 1923-32 See scrapbook of Franklin M. Garrett
Atlanta Obituaries, p.70 (microf. Dr.157, Box 4):
Walter G. Roper 13 Jun 1932 Comd. US Navy. Awarded Navy Cross for meritorious dist. And her. Serv. As Cmd. Off. Of USS Cythera. Res. Atlanta GA.
A. E. Roper 1943-4 House of Rep. Hall Co.


History of Walker Co. GA: p.292: Soldiers of WWI: Wilburn H. Roper
p.175: Recent teachers: School records 25 years ago (c1907): Exa Roper, Harvey Roper
p.153: Apr pension roll (Acts of 1910): . M. Roper Co.F 8th GA Reg
p.315: 50th wedding aniversary: J. M. Roper (no date)


History of Worth Co. GA: p.179: Confederate Veterans of Worth
…in 1906 25 veterans received Crosses of Honor…G. W. Roper, Jesse J. Hall
…roster of Conf. Sold. Who were entertained in a reunion at Doles: G. W. Roper age 65 res. Worth Co. enl. Randolph E. GA Co.


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.560: Widow of deceased soldiers on roll of Confederate State of Amer. Forsyth Co. Mary Roper w/o Tobias Roper, Co.I-Palmetto Oct 1910
p.108: Cumming S. Bell Tele. Co. patrons: B. P. Roper 2442 1912
p.113: Cumming S. Bell Tele. Co. patrons: B. P. Roper, pres. Store 2442 1916
p.564: New Hope School picture: 1910 Essie Roper, Vinnie Roper, Bertha Roper
p.574: Tallant School: 1911 Paul Roper, Estie Mae Roper, Cliffese Roper, Lillie Roper, Ed Roper


Paulding Co. GA, Its People & Places: p.200:
Dallas First United Methodist Ch. pastors:...Lucien Roper 1910-1912


The Shoe Cobbler's Kin, Gen. of the Peter Eaker, Sr. Family: p.83:
We just learned about these descendants while visiting some of our Hambright relatives in Dalton, GA. This family is mostly in GA.
Lucille Fowler b 6 Dec 1911 m 14 Feb 1927 James A. Roper b 16 Mar  1906 d 16 Aub 1976; Lucille d/o ? Fowler & Nannie Eaker. Children:
Edith Knovleen Roper b 6 Dec 1927 m 17 Apr 1948 Calvin James Frady b 14 Mar 1922.
Carolyn Annette Frady b 28 Dec 1949 m 23 Aug 1966 James Theodore Webb b 18 Aug 1948
Lawanda Renee Webb b 21 May 1967
Kristina Lynnette Webb b 29 Aug 1973
Jeremy Nathan Webb b 2 Jun 1977
Tracy Michelle Stoll b 28 Jul 1983
Sheila Lavon Frady b 9 Nov 1951 m 1 Nov 1969 James Thomas Alexander b 17 May 1948
James David Alexander b 23 Aug 1970
Kelly Jean Alexander b 8 May 1975 twin
Jody Lynn Alexander b 8 May 1975 twin
Kathy Yvonne Frady b 1 Jan 1956 m 26 Oct 1974 Jerry Lee Ross b 9 Oct 1956
Cheressa Dyanna Ross b 10 Nov 1975
Jerry Lee Ross b 12 Feb 1978
Leanna Larea Everfae b 18 Apr 1984
Sandra Kaye Frady b 21 Mar 1958 m 30 Aug 1977 Kenneth Michael Vermett b 22 Jan 1957
Christopher David Vermett b 27 Oct 1977
Edward Calvin Frady b 26 Sep 1960
Angela Delain Frady b 10 Aug 1965
Margaret Roper b 16 Mar 1930 m 29 Nov 1946 Julius Gentry b 30 Aug 1917
Gary Gentry b 15 Dec 1948 m Boneva __
Damon Gentry b 18 Feb 19__
Shanna Gentry b 24 Oct 19__
Ronnie Gentry b 15 Jul 1950 m Sheila __
Brian Gentry b 13 Aug 19__
Beth Gentry b Feb 19__
Shay Gentry b Feb 19__
Frank Roper b 2 Dec 1934 m 25 Oct 1954 Martha __
Terry Roper b 29 May 1955 m 25 Oct 1982 Martha __
Michael Roper b 18 May 1957
Jeffrey Roper b 6 Jun 1970
Connie E. Roper b 20 Jan 1949 m1 15 Apr 1964 Sonny E. Jones b 6 Oct 1948 m2 7 Apr 1972 Marvin K. Carnes b 14 Feb 1948
Melissa M. Jones b 8 Jan 1965 m 25 Jun 1983 Michael D. Johnson b 30 Mar 1963
Teresa L. Jones b 30 Jan 1968
Darrell A. Jones b 13 Aug 1969
Kenneth Todd Carnes b 27 Oct 1973
Teresa A. Roper b 7 Oct 1952 m 13 Jun 1970 Benny Plott b 7 Jul 1951
Kim J. Plott b 18 Aug 1973
Benny Keith Plott b 18 Jun 1977
Sidney Marion Eaker b 30 Dec 1901 Catossa Co. GA m Mattie Lou Roper b 9 May 1910 Walker Co. GA; Sidney s/o Joseph Porter Eaker &
Carrie Lucille White, b/o Nannie Eaker (see above)
Mildred Frances Eaker b 12 Jun 1927 Walker Co. GA m John Livvie Smith b 21 Nov 1917
Melba Jean Smith b 9 Jul 1946 Walker Co. GA m Harold O'Neal Spruell b 14 Aug 1938
Stella Stacey Spruell b 28 Jul 1970 Whitfield Co. GA
Amy Michele Spruell b 5 Jun 1973 Whitfield Co. GA
Carolyn Ann Smith b 11 Oct 1948 Walker Co. GA m William Larry McGee b 1 Aug 1946 Franklin Co. TN
Deborah Lynn Smith b 19 Sep 1952 Whitfield Co. GA m Eugene Joseph Nelms b 25 Mar 1951 Catoosa Co. GA
Rebecca Ann Nelms b 5 Aug 1971 Whitfield Co. GA
Joseph Bradley Nelms b 3 Feb 1976 Whitfield Co. GA
Susan Abigail Nelms b 6 Oct 1982 Whitfield Co. GA
Reba Gertrude Eaker b 16 May 1932 Walker Co. GA m White
Joyce Kay White b 16 Aug 1955 Whitfield Co. GA m Eugene Weaver 17 Feb 1949
Betty Geneva Eaker b 16 Jun 1934 Walker Co. GA m Leonard Nathan Smith b 7 Feb 1924 Walker Co. GA
Rhonda Dianne Smith b 15 Apr 1956 Whitfield Co. GA m1 Brown m2 Thompson m3 Christopher Anthony Cook b 2 Jul 1950 Scott Co.TN
Eric Lamar Brown b 24 Mar 1976 Whitfield Co. GA
Ryan Dustin Thompson b 20 Mar 1981 Whitfield Co. GA
Roger Nolan Smith b 11 Oct 1957 Whitfield Co. GA m Cynthia
Inez Boyd b 13 Jul 1956 Whitfield Co. GA
Jason Nathaniel Smith b 6 Nov 1976 Whitfield Co. GA
Candace Leah Smith b 23 Jul 1982 Whitfield Co. GA
Sidney Marion Eaker, Jr. b 30 Jan 1936 Walker Co. GA
Phillip Gregory Eaker b 9 May 1956 Whitfield Co. GA
Sidney Lee Eaker
Vicki Yvonne Eaker
Joey Eaker
Dewayne Eaker
Eric Eaker


A Family History: Wright-Lewis-Moore & Confederate Families:
May Ashley b 1 May 1908 m 28 Sep 1928 Richard Everett McKinley 3 Jan 1891
Richard Everett McKinley Jr. b 8 Aug 1929 m 14 Feb 1953 Gwen Dean Price 2 Aug 1933 d/o Wm. Henry Price d 1 Jan 1952 & Jeanie Wynell Roper b 14 May 1912 residence 1957 1820 Fisher St. SE
Atlanta GA
William Everett McKinley III b 9 Feb 1954
Beverly Joan McKinley b 13 Oct 1956


Gwinnett Co. GA Families 1818-1968 by A. S. McCahe:
p.207: James Frank Green (11 Apr 1888-5 Jan 1952) m 23 May 1909 Bertie Irene Lee b 23 May 1892... Issue:...3. John William Green b 13 Apr 1915 m 2 Jun 1946 Edith Beryal Huff b 10 Nov 1918 d/o Jamie Estelle Roper & Howard Wilson Huff. John was a Sgt. in US Army Coast Art. In WII. He has been chief deputy clerk of Superior and Recorders Court since 1961. Issue: a. John Darryl Green b 27 Jan 1947 m 17 Jul 1947  17 Jul 1972 Ann Marie Hagan b 13 Jun 1948. b. Deborah Lee Green  1 Feb 1950. c. James Sanford Green b 21 Apr 1954 m 9 Oct 1978 Susan Elizabeth Simpson b 16 Aug 1955.
.249: Stewart Wilson Huff (10 Apr 1852-29 Aug 1922) m 1877 Mary Florence Sparks (10 Oct 1858-14 Feb 1931), bu Fairview Presb. Ch.
Issue: ...6.Howard Wilson Huff (7 Mar 1890-20 Dec 1968) m 1917 Jamie Estelle Roper (23 Aug 1897-10 Mar 1972) both bu Fairview;issue. Edith Beryal Huff b 10 Nov 1918 m 1946 John William Green
13 Apr 1915; (see Shadrack Green). b. Tillman Howard Huff 21 Jul 1920 served WWII, 1st Arm. Div. 1942-1945 m Betty LouFields 24 Mar 1930; issue: Linda Lou b 11 Dec 1950 & Brenda Susan Huff
18 Jan 1956. c. Winfred Carroll Huff (28 Mar 1922-23 Feb 1957) Served WWII Air Corps m 1946 Virginia Yount who later m ____ Beatson on: Richard Burl (Huff) Beatson b 9 Jun 1955. d. Conrade Wilson Huff b 17 Oct 1924 in US Merch. Mar. WWII m 1948 Ann Louise McMillian b 7 May 1930; issue: Stanley Wilson Huff b 31 Jan 1956 1979 Terri Genrich b 1 Mar 1957. e. Edwin Douglas Huff b 24Jan1929. Served Korean War 1950-54 m 1957 Alma Ozella Foster; issue: Candace  McCoy Huff b 21 May 1960.
.279: James Thomas ("Junior") Jordan (16 Oct 1895-5 Nov 1970) m Fannie Lucile Cown b 3 Jan 1901. Issue: ...4.Sara Jordan m Sam Roper
p.423: Tillman Arthur Roper (23 Aug 1875-14 Jun 1939) came to Gwinnett Co. c1908 from Hall Co. He was s/o Tillman John Roper 24 Jun 1849-17 Jun 1911) and the former Susan Alline Hughes
15 Aug 1849 SC-17 May 1826) d/o Andy and Jane (Ellis) Hughes. Tillman Arthur Roper m 22 Sep 1895 Anise Mina Westbrook (Mar 1878-7 Jan 1915) d/o James Washington & Susan (Bennett) Westbrook. They lived on "Jones Place" on Jones Bridge Rd. in Pinckneyville & were members of the Norcross Meth. Ch. After death of Anise c 1917 family moved to Morgan Co. GA, all exept eldest dau. Jamie who m Howard  Huff and lived in Gwinnett all her life. Jamie & Howard were members of Fairview Presb. Ch. are bu there. (see John Huff). T. A. Roper reared and educated his family as a single parent The family moved rom Morgan Co. to Boston GA. T.A. worked with a railroad and on one of his trips c1923 he met Minnie ____ from Benton Harbor MI. He and his two youngest dau. went to MI to live after he and Minnie were married, and he is bu there. Eventually most of the other children joined them in MI. Tillman & Anise Roper's children: 1. Jamie Estelle Roper (23 Aug 1897-10 Mar 1972) m 28 Dec 1917 Howard Wilson Huff (1 Mar 1890-20 Dec 1968). 2. Pearl Agnes Roper (9 Apr 1899-21 Nov 1968) m Thomas I. Miller. Both bu Niles MI. 3. Tillman Herbert Roper (26 Nov 1900-1925) bu Boston GA. 4. Glenn Davis Roper b 24 Jul 1902 n 13 Mar 1927 Martha A. Groover res. Avon Park FL. 5. Susan Bessie Roper b 5 Jun 1904 m 24 Oct 1948 Sidney Trude b 14 May 1971. 6. James Chester Roper (7 Feb 1906-1952) bu Boston GA 7. Bertice Augustine Roper b 23 Jan 1908 m 10 Mar 1934 Paul Hampton Gainesville GA. 8. Annabel Roper b 12 Jan 1910 m Peter B. Lilly res. AZ. 9. Mazie Nell Roper b 7 Dec 1912 m Frederick A. Reddell II (29 Jan 1911-5 Mar 1979) res. Mesa AZ bu St. Joseph MI.
p.424: picture shows Tillman & Anise (Westbrook) Roper with their children in Norcross GA c1910: Glenn, Bessie, Herbert, Jamie (in rear), Bertice, Annabell (on mother's lap), Pearl (in rear) & Chester Roper.
p.543: John Claiborne Whitworth (27 Jul 1799 Pendleton SC-18 Nov1864 came to Gwinnett c1824…He m2 24 May 1848 Jane E. Johnston and had five children…A. William Drummond Whitworth (9 Sep 1825-7 Feb 1876 m Alma Roper.

History of Pierce Co. GA: p.419:
Davis Zirkle Mill, saw filer J. A. Roper about 1917


Cemetary & Obituaries of Houston Co. GA: p.127: Woodlawn Cem. On Highway 447 NW of Perry GA about 1 mi. from town.
Joe F. Roper b 6 Mar 1918 d 31 May 1967
Angella Jean Roper b 7 Nov 1966 d 22 Nov 1966


Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia between 1847-1962: p.126:
Roper, Jeff Davis Co., 1920


History of Forsyth Co. GA: p.560: Mt. Pisgah School picture: Irene Roper, Paul Roper, Grady Roper 1920
p.422: Amounts due white teachers: 1928 Wilma Roper, asst. 69 18 $36
p.652: Bethelview United Meth. Ch. established 1932, charter members Mrs. Alice Roper
p.512: Tallant reunion at Harrison Tallant place: 1933 Nettie Tallant Roper, Gertrude Roper, Hulet Roper, Pink Roper, Maggie T. Roper, Ben T. Roper (picture)
p.424: teachers in Forsyth Co.: 1936 Friendship School: Wilma Roper


A History of White Co. GA 1857-1980: p.309: Newton Candler Roper Family: Newton Candler Roper was the son of Harrison & Elizabeth Roper. Candler m Emma Thomas and they had 2 children, Lillie &
Robert. The Ropers came to White Co. from SC. Harrison was a farmer and a "store keeper." He owned the property where Antioch Baptist Church stands and the surrounding property. His wife, Elizabeth, was a sister to Bill & Jim Harkins. In 1929 Candler operated a store and filling station on the Blairsville highway. Later he was a stone mason and farmer. In the early 1950's he split the shingles which were used to cover the Old Covered Bridge in Nacoochee. His wife,  Emma, was a daughter of Andy Thomas. Candler and Emma's daughter Lillie m Hayes Nix. Lillie was an excellent seamstress & dressmaker. Robert was a mechanic and auto body repairman. He m Faye Jarrard and was the father of 5 children.-Patricia Roper Robert L. Roper Family: Robert is the son of Newton Candler & Emma Thomas. He and Faye Jarrard were m in 1953. Robert had been married before and had 2 sons, Wayne & Gary. Robert & Faye had 3 children: Teresa, Edward & Patricia. Robert served in the army during WWII. He served as Motor Sgt. in the army and is an excellent mechanic and auto body repairman.Faye began work for White Co. Head Start in 1973 and is now Center Coordinator for the program. The oldest son Wayne m Ellen Seabolt and they had one son Mark. Mark & Ellen live in VA. Wayne later m Sharon Davis of Gainsville and they have 2 sons Michael & Phillip. They live in Gainsville. Gary graduated from White Co. High School. He m Patricia Whitlock. They have one son Paul. Gary is Maintenance Supervisor at the Hercules Plant in Covington GA. Teresa graduated from White Co. High School and North GA College. She m Mike Sewell Jr. in Aug 1975. She was teaching her second year in Dawson Co. when she died in a car wreck in 1977. Teresa was interested in poetry and painting. Some lines from a poem she had written are engraved on her tombstone in Mt. Pleasant Cem. Edward graduated from White Co. High School and attended Haywood Tech for a year. He m Tamie Tolbert and their baby Katie Elizabeth was b 7 Jun 1979. Patricia graduated from White Co. High School and Truett McConnell College. Patricia enjoyed music and played the clarinet in the High School band and the Truett Band. Edward & Tami live on the Old Roper homeplace and Robert, Faye & Patricia live in Paradise Valley all on Rt. 3, Cleveland.


Cemetery Records of Union Co. GA: Antioch Baptist Church in Ivy Log
District: Elmer Jean Roper b 18 Feb 1951 d 19 Feb 1951


History of Jasper Co. GA:
p.233: John Paul Cook Jr. b 1928 m in 1948 Beatrice Ray. Their two children are Martha and Stephen....Steve Cook b 1952 m Cheveaux Roper, two children Kip and David Cook.


History of Coweta Co. GA: p.241: Alva Lee Crock, merchant, b 11 Jan 1917 m 6 Sep 1940 to Miriam Lester b 31 Aug 1918. Issue: a. Lee Crook b 13 Feb 1947 m Susan Browning. b. Karen Crook b 24 Jul 1954 m 1971 to Ken Roper b 15 Aug 1953. Issue: Andrewb 7 May 1973 and Alice b 25 Sep 1977.


Macon Co. Life 1933-1983: p.765: Sara Mae Smith m2 20 Aug 1946 to John Henry Cameron. They had 7 children:...(g) Judith Gail Cameron m 11 Oct 1959 m Louis Roper. They have 2 children: Richard Roper b 2 Feb 1980 and Melissa Roper b 4 Nov 1981.