L. David Roper (roperld@vt.edu)
1001 Auburn Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060-8123
Human Evolution is over!
England/Majority-USA Roper Family Union VI Meeting
18 October 2008, Lynsted, Kent, England
Summary of the meeting
Genealogy Places in London, England
Meeting of Virginia Franklins on Saturday 9 October 2010
You will not find on-line viewable descendants' lists on this web site. There is too much data for that. Instead, you have to ask me to allow you to download the needed descendants' list (or gedcom) files. You can click on the surnames lists to look for surnames of interest in each listed family, or click on the locations lists to look for locations of interest.
Start by looking at Files Info.
Then click on Roper Families, Franklin Families or Other Families
to find family-data files to request for downloading.

I collect all Roper(Rooper) and Franklin surnames data for all ethnic ancestries.
(I believe that I have the largest collections of data for these families.)
If you have such data, please send to me a gedcom or other file containing those data.
I have most genealogy programs, so can use files from those programs.
(Send files over 1 Mbytes in size to roperld@roperld.com; my usual address will reject such large files.
Of course, it is best to ZIP such files first to reduce their size.
If a file ZIPs down to less than 1 Mbytes, then you can send it to my usual address roperld@vt.edu.)

I share all data that I collect with anyone who wants it.
Software used
!Warning!
These data have been collected from thousands of sources for forty years.
There is no way to guarantee their accuracy.
Let the user beware!

Documentation in genealogy.
The Roper male-line Y-chromosome project has yielded, with high probability, the defining 25-marker set for the combined southern (descended from the early Ropers in Virginia) and northern (descended from the early Ropers in Massachusetts) Ropers and, therefore, the set for their common Roper ancestor in England. The set is
Location: 393 390 19
(394)
391 385a 385b 426 388 439 389-1 392 389-2
Value: 13 24 14 10 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 30
Location: 458 459a 459b 455 454 447 437 448 449 464a 464b 464c 464d
Value: 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 16 16 17
Location 460 GATA H4 YCAIIa YCAIIb 456 607 576 570 CDYa CDYb 442 438
Value: 11 11 19 23 15 15 17 16 36 38 12 12
Any Roper male who wants to check if he is in the combined southern and northern Roper family only needs to have the first twelve markers measured; if they are the same as given in the first two rows above or differ by only one digit in one location, he is in the family. The last two rows give the extra 13 markers, which are not necessary to be measured to find out whether one is in the family. If a 12-marker set differs by one mutation from the set given here, measuring the last 13 markers would make the result more decisive.

Roper RY1 family in England:

"No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee." -John Donne, 1624 - Meditation XVII
Ecclesiasticus 44: 1-10,13-14: Let us now praise famous people, our ancestors in their generations. The Lord gave them great glory, his majesty from the beginning. There were those who ruled kingdoms, and made a name for themselves by their courage; those who gave advice because they were intelligent; those who were prophets; those who led the people by their wisdom and knowledge; those who wrote music or poetry; rich people, living peacefully in their homes--all these were honored in their day, and were the pride of their times. Some of them have left behind a name, so that others praise them. But of others there is no memory; they died without anyone knowing them; but these also were godly people, whose good deeds have not been forgotten; their children will continue forever, and their glory will never be blotted out. Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name lives on generation after generation.
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