census for Pendleton District, SC: M(0-10,10-16,16-26,26-45,45->)
F(0-10,10-16,16-26,26-45,45->)# page Benjamin Roper (b 1755-1774)1 0 0 1 00 0 1 0 0039523 Charles Roper (b bef 1755)2 1 0 0 14 2 0 1 02F36423 Gilham Roper (b 1774-1784)1 0 1 0
00 0 1 0 0041023 John Roper (b 1774-1784)1 0 1 0
01 0 1 0 0024823 John Roper (b 1755-1784)2 2 0 1
00 0 1 0 0024823 Joseph Roper (b1774-1784)0 0 1 0 01 0 1 0 0028123 Joshua Roper (b 1774-1784)1 0 1 0
01 0 1 0 0040423 Merriday Roper (b bef 1755)0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 1040823 Thomas Roper (b bef 1755)3 1 0 0 10 0 1 0 1020123 William Roper (b 1774-1784)0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0024623
1800 Census Pendleton District, SC
by W. C. Stewart: Enumerated as Raper
in 1790, but properly Roper. The family was in NC as
early as 1729, but this branch
appears to have moved from VA to Rowen, Stokes and Rutherford Cos.,
NC, and it is believed from Stokes to Pendleton Dist.Thomas lived on Coneross Creek at
White's Ford. Lucinda, d/o
Cornelius Keith from Surry/Stokes Cos.,
NC married Meredith Roper (enumerated as Meriday
in 1800) who had Rutherford Co.
anticedents. Wm & John Roper
were perhaps sons of Thomas; the
rest of the family lived in what is now Pickens Co.
Edgefield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 19, 20, 21 and 22 ", Abstracted by Carol WELLS (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997): [Book 19] p.275-278. Robert O. WILLIAMS to Joseph KELLEY. Deed, 3 July 1800, £25 sterling, forty acres south side Chaveses Creek, Leroy HAMMONDS line, Mrs BURNETTS land, John LOWS line, David ROPER s line. Wit John INGRAM, James B. RICHMOND. /s/ Robert O WILLIAMS. Proven 28 Oct 1800 by John INGRAM; James COBBS J.P. Rec 29 Oct 1800.” [at p. 18]
[Book 19] p.402-405 James QUARLES to James HOWERTON. Deed, 25 November 1800, $100, eighty acres bounded on lands of John Clackleys, Burnet, Wm QUARLES , David QUARLES Wit Thos TRAYLOR, William ROPER . /s/ James QUARLES. Proven 25 November 1800 by T TRAYLOR; Charles Old J.P. Rec 4 Feb 1801.” INGRAM, James B. RICHMOND. /s/ Robert O WILLIAMS. Proven 28 Oct 1800 by John INGRAM; James COBBS J.P. Rec 29 Oct 1800.” [at p. 27]
[Book 20] P· 73-76 James QUARLES and Col John CARTER to heirs of Dudley CARTER deceased. Deed, 29 November 1800, $100, fiftey acres on Dooleys Branch' bounded on lands of James HOWERTON, Edward WOOD, Widow CARTER, Widow BOZEMAN, Samuel QUARLES, being part of 500 acres originally granted unto John BUCKHALTER and invested unto Michael BUCKHALTER hIS son and from hIm conveyed unto sd James QUARLES 15 March 1794. Wit Robt LANG, Jos KELLEY, David ROPER . /s/ James Quarles, /s/ John Carter. Proven 24 March 1801 by Jos KELLEY; Charles Old J.P. Rec 25 March 1801. [at pp. 42-3]
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 12, p.90:
Gov. Robert Gibbes and some of his descendants: Benjamin Smith b 22 Sep 1802
Dec 1858m Ann W. Roper 23 Feb 1837.
p. 94: Benjamin Smith Gibbes m 23 Feb
1833 Ann W. Roper b 2 Dec
1813d 29 Apr
Deeds: Book 1, p 47: Thomas Roper. 448 acres surveyed for
Thomas Roper from a warrant from
Edwd T. McClure, CL in the District aforesaid on Cyder (Cider) Creek of
Chaga Creek of Toogaloo River by BenjaminStenet (?) DS on the 24 March 1803. Recorded 15 July 1803.
Book M, p 433: Release Francis Rose to James
Ropair of Pendleton, Francis Rofs of Abevill Dist for $100....a
tract of land situated in sd dist on Crow Creek and Mile Creek, waters of KeoweeRiver,
containing 100 acres being part of tract granted to James Abbit -beginning at a
pine thence along conditional line betwixt James
Ropair and Pawel Regins to.........bounding on Philliman Crain and
James Young....to beginning. Made 10 Oct 1807, recorded 18 Oct
1814. Wit: Samuel Stephen, James X EllardFrancis Rofs Proved by James Ellard 18 Oct
1814. Rec. 15 Oct 1815.
Book M, p 424: Release John Ribinson to Joshua
Roper, Pendleton Dist for $55,
25 acres part of tract of 297 acres granted to Robert Anderson, date unknown,
on Weavers Creek. 18 April 1808.
Wit: Isasc Meers, Reuben Fain.John X Robinson
Proved by Reuben Fain 4 Feb 1810. Rec. 23 Oct
Book M, p 434: Release James Roper
to Wm. Humprries 19 Jan 1809 same land as above. Recorded 25 Oct
1815. Called James
Ropere in proof
Wit: Wm. McFarland, Josia HoldingJames X Roper Proved by Wm. McFarland 8 Oct
Book O, p 88: Pendleton Dist, SC-Wm.
Gipson for $600 from Benj. Roper of
same, all land that Wm. Gipson bought of John Hudson, John Robertson and John
Young, situated in Pendleton Dist on Weavers Creek, waters of the Oolenoy,
containing 300 acres, being the place whereon said Benj. Roper now living. 29 Dec
1817. Wit: Thomas Crawford, John C. GipsonWm. X Gipson
Proved by Thomas Crawford 7 March 1818. Rec. 23 March
Book 4, p 44: Joshua Roper, Pendleton
District. 74 acres surveyed or Joshua
Roper 16 Jan 1823 by Thomas Garvan, DS. Situate on Town
Creek waters of 12 mile River. Bounded by SE, Esq
Davis, NE WmHopkins, rest by Joshua Roper's land. CC Wm. Prince & Alford Roper
Book R, p 55: Oct 4, 1824. John Stanley to David Roper 50 acres James Ferguson line, Binum line, Perry's
corner - John Prince, Nathaniel Perry line. Feb 10, 1821.John Stanley
Wit: John Prince, Wm. HowardAnne X StanleyRecorded 4 Oct
Lineage Charts of SC Gen. Soc., V.6, #78: William Roper d 1803 Child Joel Roper d 1844
Child: Joel C. Roper b 1806Edgefield Co., SC d 1848Edgefield Co. m Susan Curry b 1812Edgefield Co. d 6
Apr 1881 Edgefield Co. (d/o Lewis Curry b 1781 d 1865 & Sarah
Phenix b 1783 d 1860-63) Child: Samuel
Lewis Roper b 1839Edgefield Co.
d 17 Apr 1917Edgefield Co. m
Apr 1864Edgefield Co.Anna Martha Hammond b 24 Feb 1844Edgefield
Co. d 14 Jan 1880Edgefield Co. (d/o Andrew Jackson
Hammond b 8 Oct 1814
Edgefield Co. d 19 Dec 1882
Edgefield m 1814 Elizabeth Butler b 19
Jul 1825 Edgefield Co. d 25 Mar 1898 Edgefield Co.) Child: Andrew Hammond Roper b 12 Feb
1879Edgefieldd 5 Jan 1954 Lancaster, SC
Nov 1908Lancaster, SCHattie Lucinda Craig b 14 Jan
1888Lancaster Co., SC (d/o Simeon Walker Craig b 12 Feb 1857 Lancaster Co. d 19 Oct 1921 Lancaster Co. m 12 Dec 1876 Lancaster Co. Martha
Lucinda Faulkner b 18 Sep 1855
Lancaster Co. d 12 Mar 1927 Lancaster)
Child: Elizabeth Roper b 9 Aug 1909m 14 Aug 1936Richburg,
SCHill. Compiled by Elizabeth
Roper Hill Rt. 3, Box 357, Rock
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 19, 73: Charleston and Charleston Neck: By some
exchange between Daniel Cannon and John Glen the possessor of
"Streators" the acreage was reduced to 566 acres and was in 1800
conveyed by Daniel Cannon to Mrs Hannah Heyward who in 1805 conveyed to Mrs. Hannah
Roper who died in 1827 and by
her wil empowered her executors to sell her Goose Creek plantation called
Oakland. A sale must have been made to William Johnson ...
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 28, 205:
Death notice: 26 Jan 1805 Died on Sat, in the 19th year of her age, Miss
Elizabeth Harvey Roper, only daughter of Major Thomas Roper. 5 Oct 1805, Died on Sat, of
a lingering hectic complaint, which had gradually undermined her constitution, Mrs. Lydia Roper, wife of Major Thomas Roper, in the 45th year of her age...Her remains were
interred in the cemetery of St.
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 59,
176:Catawba land records, 1795-1829
(within Indian land, York and Lancaster Co.) John Roper p311 On state line; adjoins Wilson Allen, Jos. Gordon,
A. Huston, Tarhill Branch. 378 acres Sur.4
Feb 1806 by L. Durest. Isaac
Roper p319 Lease 18 Jul 1824 L.D. On Road to
Camden; adjoins Wm. Potts, state
line. 108 acres Resur. by James Lane
on 18 May 1824
Mid-MO Genealogical Society Charts, V.11: p.56: Richard Roper b c1735VA m Greenville Co. d 19 Dec 1782VA -> John Roper b 15 Jul 1764Brunswick Co., VA m 20 Jan 1791 d 22 Mar 1843Marion Co., SC wife:
Martha Capell b 10 Apr 1768Greensville Co., VA d 29 Sep 1846Marion Co.,
SC -> Richard Thomas Roper b 8 Oct
1806Marion Co., SC m 28 Feb 1836d 1868Choctaw Co., AL
wife: Helena Delvina Corley b 1 Jun 1819 Edgefield Dist., SC d
AL -> Elisha Roper b 22 Sep 1858Choctaw Co., AL m 21 Dec
1891 d 10 Oct 1948Plainview,
wife: Louisa Margt. Niedecken b 15 Nov
Co., IL d 8 Mar 1962Plainview,
TX -> Fairy C. Roper b 2 Jan 1917Eastland Co., TX
Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File: David Roper wit. deed Anderson
of Pendleton Dist.SC1807 by Jesse Crain to Joel Moody
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 30, 248:
Marriage notice: 26 Feb 1807 Married on Thur evening, by the Rev. Dr.
Jenkins, Benjamin D. Roper, esq., to
Miss Barbary C. Jenkins, daughter of
Micah Jenkins, esq. all of this city (Charleston).
SC Marriages 1688-1820 by Brent H. Holcomb: Benj. Dart Roper, planter & Barbara Calder Jenkins dau Micah Jenkins 26 Feb 1807St. Phil Records.
Index to Wills of Charleston, SC 1671-1868:
p.896: William Henry Roper 32 1807,1818
p.555: Thomas Roper 38 1826,1834;p.483: William Roper 38 1826,1834
p.329: Hannah Roper 37 1826,1834;p.889: Robert Williams Roper
p.201: Benjamin Dart Roper, Sr. 46 1851,1856;p.716: Barbara C. Roper
p.530: Macah Jenkins Roper 48 1856,1862 p.?: Benjamin D. Roper (Subst. of Trust) 49 1856,1862;p.845: Martha R. Roper 51 1862,1868
Lineage Charts of SC Gen. Soc., V.1, 1976: p.401: Charles Roper b 1808NC d 8 Jan 1892Carnesville, GA m1 Delilah
Murphree (d/o Levi Murphree d SC & Thursa b 1778) b 1816SC
Aug 1857Pickens Co., SC: Child: Margaret L. Roper b 11 Jun 1836Pickens Co., SC
d Jan 1890 m Ambrose J. Bradley b 20 Nov 1834Pickens Co., SC d 27 Feb
SC: Child: Ella Eugenia Bradley b 30 Nov 1859Williamston,
SC d 19 Jan 1910Abbeville, SC. Charles Roper m2 Lucinda Watson
Pickens Co. will of Gideon Roper b 1809 NC;
Vol. 1, Book 2, p. 339: m Elizabeth
b 1814 SC; Children not named. Gideon X Roper Wit: Annie L. Young,
Jane Duke, Reese Bowen. 3 Sep 1861
Rec: 21 Oct 1861 (Book 3, p. 50?)
Children in 1850 census Nathaniel 4; Louisa 2; Robert 17 laborer
Lineage Charts of SC Gen. Soc., V.1, 1976: p.46:
Joshua Burgess m Bargaret Holman:
Child: Simon E.
Burgess b 28 Jan1811SC d 14 Nov 1888SC m Marena Roper b 4 Jun 1811SC d 21
Jul 1886SC (d/o Aaron Roper
& Susan): Child: William Tillman Burgess b $ Jul 1842Pickens Co., SC d 10 May 1892Pickens Co., SC m Carolin Trotter b 1 Nov 1837Pickens Co., SC d 13 Feb 1883Pickens Co., SC.
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 20, 241:
Descendants of JohnJenkins: Richard Jenkins m Phoebe Waight Jenkins d/o John Jenkins.
They had 6 children: ... (5) Benjamin
Roper Jenkins, 1815- ...
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 65, 46:
Hill-Hurt family records GriffinBaptistChurchCemetery, near
Pickens: Rev. Charles Roper b 16 Sep
1815 d 26 Jul? m 1883
Elizabeth Roper b 11 Jan 1823 d 13 Jun
Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File: John M. Roper wit. deed Edgefield
by Sarah Smith et al. to Thomas I. Shaw.
SC Magazine of Ancestral Res.: V.9, p.25: PisgahChurch yard-SW of Gaston Co. NC
near intersection of I85 & US74: In memory of Eliza A. Roper, d 24 Mar 1839 age 1y2m5d (b 21 Jan
1838) infant of Elizabeth
Roper d 25 Jul 1842 age 24y23d (b 2 Jul 1818).
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 68, 118:
The Abiel Abbot journals: With great kindness Dr. Logan proffered his services
to conduct me to see the Negro Peniteniary-time immemorial called the Sugar
House. (footnote) The Sugar House was located near the site of the old RoperHospital. 1818
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 55, 214: Col. Thomas Roper, who bequeathed funds for the hospital which
bears his name, was the author of a resolution approved by his fellow
Commissioners in 1822. No adult
capable of labor was thereafter to receive outdoor aid. ... Roper had evidently been studying
English discussions of the problem of pauperism.
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 65, 233: The Abiel Abbot journals: 1827. After dinner my old friend, Col. Roper, Dea. Patterson & Mr.
Yates, I suspect by invitation, called in to take a glass of wine,...
(footnote: These gentlemen were obviously Col.Thomas Roper ...) At 12 o'clk. Col. Roper carried me in his gig to
hear the Catholic Bp. England's
address before the Anti-Duelling Association,... I very gladly embraces an
invitation from the Ropers, ... to
get into the country,... We started for the country in style. The younger Mr. R. was in the country. The senior Mr. Roper in his chair driven by
...over the Goose Creek bridge....
Between 4 & we arrived
at Point Comfort, 28 miles from Charleston.
...After dinner ... Mr. R. attend
them in his barge, went down the creek tothe opposite bank of the Cooper River ...
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 68, 51:The Abiel Abbot journals: 1827. On this street is situated the
building belonging to the SC Society, a charity establishment of considerably
funds and influence. ... The Hall occupies the whole extent of the 2d floor,..
The Hall is 86 f. by 32, adorned by three handsome glass chandeliers the funds
are husbanded by the financial talents of Col.
Roper. (footnote: Thomas Roper,
who died in 1829, is best known as
the benefactor of RoperHospital.
A devout Unitarian, he stipulated in will that $15,000 go to that church ...)
...called at the Library & was introduced to one of the most considerable men
of this city, Col. Roper, of immense
wealth, yet of great simplicity of manners & appearance. He is said to be a
gentleman of acumen & of extensive theological research, an episcal by
education, a Unitarian by conviction, & no friend to the assump- tion of
Bps., to splendor in the rites of religion, or an exclusive spirit among Ins.
At present he is said to be rather in a state of mental conflict between the
power of education & the power of reason And it is most probable, if things
could be brought to the state which of all others he would prefer, that St.
Philips elegant church the monumental covering of his ancestors' dust, would
become the counterpart of the Stone chapel in the Metropolis of Massachusetts.
...On leaving the public room, Col. R.
followed me & invited me to partake of a haunch of venison from his
plantation at . At the hour
Mr. Motte introduced me at his splendid mansion in Bay
Street (footnote: The Roper house was at 39 East Bay Street.)
His halls war spacious & hung with elegant paintings & his doors &
mantels adorned with several elegant equestrian small statues with Cyprian
figures. Nothing, however, interested me half as much as a small picture of
about 8 inches by 6. It is a family piece, a funeral monument done in England
by an ingenious artist with the hairs of his parents, brothers, wife, twelve
children, & his own. The picture is pendent from the hands of a flying
angel & with this motto-or address- "No more this cot shall with your
sight be blest, Nor with your feet its flow'ry woods be prest. No more the
winds shall with your tresses play, And from your balmy breaths steal sweet
away. Graceful these fair & peaceful plains ye trod, Now quit their view
&, come, abide with God." These lines are in so small type, I could not
read them myself. Now for the picture itself. The ground work is constituted of
shrubbery of his fathers's & mother's hair, dark. An urn on a monument in a
recess of the field is shrouded with trees of erect figure & horizontal
limbs & thick foilage of his brother's and sister's hair. Ten lambs, some
reclin- ing & some grazing, & two female figures walking occupy a field
in the mid ground of his children's hair of various colors, mostly of infantile
flaxen. A cot represents his lamented wife, constituted of her hair, shaded by
weeping willows & embraced by a fence of his own hair. The hairs chopped
fine & mixed, I presume, with oil & perhaps colourless paint. I hope my
dear daughters will find in these hints materials for a family piece of our
own. The Col.
has lost 12 children, brothers,
sisters, parents, wife & has left himself & one son. (footnote: Seven
years before his death in 1845 Robert W.
Roper the son, erected the fine mansion which still stands at 9 E. Battery
...At Col. Roper's some hints of the
management of a plantation were dropped.
Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the
Carolina of the 19th Century 1892 F268 C99 V.2: p.598: J. T. Roper (Col.), planter 1819-
A Genealogical Collection of SC Wills & Records:
V.I: p.68: Cornelius Keith Pack. 183 Equity Clerk of Courts Office, Pickens
SC. Alfred Hester & Eady Hester his wife formerly Eady Keith sheweth
that Cornelius Keith her father died owning considerable real estate. That a
short time before his death he executed a paper purporting to be his last will
and testament which paper he left unmarked at the time of his death, the paper
bearing date 19 May1820...Item-I
lend unto my beloved and lawful wife Mary all my land and Plantation whereon I
now live during her natural life,...Lucinda
Keith who mar. Meredith Roper, Sarah Keith who mar. Abe? Roper,...
Marriage Records of NC & SC: p.242: Peggy Roper m William Neely 28 Nov 1820Charleston SC James W. Roper m Betty Roper 10 Aug 1821Mecklenburg
Co. SC Mary A. E. Roper m William E. Durisoe 7 Mar 1830Edgefield
Dist. SC Martha Roper m Oliver Tillman 29 Dec 1857SC
Family record supplied by June R. Walton, Ruffin, NC: Samuel Roper b 1822Pickens Co. SC m c1841
Children: Elmira 1842, James 1846, Rosa 1848, Averilla 1851 d 2 Dec1940Toccoa GA m Hiles, Marion 1852, Anna Lucy 1857
m John W. Gilstrap, Benjamin 1860 (all b Pickens Co. SC)
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 4, 68: The
descendants of Col. William Rhett, of SC: Mary
Smith Grimke (d/o John Grimke, MD) b 28 Mar 1822 m
Dec 1847 Thomas Roper.
Child: Grace Julia b 15 Nov
1849 m 8 Jan 1868 James Munro
Edgefield County South Carolina Deed Books 39 and 40 abstracted by Carol Wells 2006: p.28 Jesse Rainey to J W Caldwell, Jesse Rainey indebted to William Towls
both of Edgefield District Eight hundred dollars to be paid on I January 1822, Robert Watkins, Elijah Bird, John Hollingsworth, Joel Roper. Consideration that if Stephen Terry shall by 25 December next refund to sd John Hollingsworth sd sum, contract to be void. 13 March 1822. /s/ Stephen Terry. Wit. /s/ J Terry
/s/ W Eichelberger.
p.139 Proved by James Terry 15 March 1822; A B Addison UQ.
Recorded 30 May 1822.
Stephen Torry Junr[Senr?) toJoel Roper, For Six hundred fifty one
Dollurs in hand paid by Joel Ropcr, Terry sold to Roper ninely three acrcs on
Stephens Creek being part of land originally granted to William Todd, adjoins
land held by sd Joel Roper and John Hollingsworth, William Williams, 8 NoV
James Butler Junr to John Butler Senr. For Four hundred Dollars James
sold to John the land where James's father lived and died on Chavers creek adj
Five notched road [acres omitted from the deed book by mistake]. 17 Decr 1822.
/s/ James Butler. Wit: /s/ David Roper, /s/ Charles Thomas.
p.335 Proved by David Roper 29 January 1823. John R Bartee J P
Rec 29 January 1823
Richard Gantt to Elizabeth Roper et al. For one hundred dollars, Richard Gantt sold to Elizabeth Roper,widow, and Goodwin, John, William, Mary A, Elizabeth, children of Danl Roper, deceased, the moiety of a tract of land held by Richard Gantt, originally to William W. Fell but my bond for title to sd Fell set p.94 over to Stephen May and Daniel Roper now both dedc, on waters of Horns Creek joining the moiety of sd tract now belonging to the representatives of Stephen May, deceased, and on lands owned by Thomas Rainsford, Jas Longstreet, containing one hundred thirty acres. 10 March 1821. /s/ Richard Gantt. Wit: /s/ William Nivvs, /s/ Christian Breithaupt.
Sameul Quarles to Seth Butler. For seven hundred dollars paid by Seth Butler, Quarles sold to Butler one hundred fifty acres on Chevers creek bounded by lands of Benjamin Roper, Clacklers line. 9 December 1823. /s/ Samuel Quarles. Wit: John Butler Junr, /s/ George Boswell.
Zacheus Pursell to Tom McKie. For three hundred dollars Pursell sold to McKie one hundred fifty acres on waters of Loyds creek known as Phillips old place adj lands held by Charles Hammond, George --am, Mary Wright, 4 June 1824. /s/ Zacheus Pursell. Wit: /s/ R M Williams, /s/ John Miller, /s/ W G Roper.
Abraham Adams to Levin Gardner..... 16 January 1819 Wit:.../s/ Daniel Roper. Proved by Daniel Roper 26 May 1819. ...Daniel Roper and Bazil Gardner chain carriers. Recorded 1 Nov 1824.
John Butler to Thos L Shaw.....adj land of Mary Gleckler, Benjamin Roper, old ginn pond...6 Nov 1824s
Notes of June
Walton Roper: Beverly Roper b 24 Mar 1824Pickens Co. m Susan Phillips 1846 d 21 Mar 1904Atlanta, GA. "I
have not yet ascertained Beverly's parents, but my Uncle Clyde Roper says that his father was so strict on him and
worked him so hard that he left home at 16 or 17 and went across the mountains
to the gold fields in Dahlonega, GA, where he worked until he saved
enough money to buy a mule. He rode the mule back home and married Susan Phillips and sherode the mule
SC Historical Magazine 72, p.229: Journal of a
Visit to Greenvillefrom
Summer of 1825. Caroline Olivia
Laurens. 9 Oct: Immediately after breakfast Mr. Roper & Patsy drove up to Mrs.
Lorton's gate. We ran out to meet them and found them looking extremely well
after their travels. 20 Oct: Left Pickensville and
returned to Pendleton to dinner. Found Patsy quite unwell, but Mrs. John Calhoun (at whose house she
stayed during our visit to the Table Rock) took good care of her and
insisted upon her return home with her for the purpose of staying a day longer. 21 Oct: Last night Dr. Davis was
sent for to Patsy who was taken very
sick about , Mr. L. and I
rode up to Co. Calhoun's in the afternoon to see her and found her much better. 22 Oct: Patsy so much better she took leave of the Calhoun's and returned
to Mrs. Lortons.
Microfilm 286.06 S724: Church of Christ at Peter's Creek,
SC constituted 19 Dec 1825: Male
members: Reubin Roper dismissed by
letter; William Roper dismissed by
letter; Female members: Mariam Roper
dismissed by letter; Mariam Roper
returned on letter; (Ready River Church nearby). 13 Aug 1831 Cintha Roper received by exper.; 12 May
1832 Reubin Roper
rec. by exper.; Reubin & Cinthy Roper, his wife,
applied for letter of dismissal; 21 Jan 1837 Brother Roper requested to act as
Clerk ProTem; Sep 1839 called Church
of Christ at PetersCreek; Oct 1839 called BaptistChurch
Feb 1840 called Baptist Church of
Christ; 11 Jun 1842 William Roper by
exper.; 1846 T. L. Roper moderator; 9 Sep 1848 Mariam Roper rec. by exper.;
Oct 1857 Marianne Roper applied for
letter of dismissal; Mar 1858 Marianne
Roper returned letter; 11 Apr 1863
Susan Roper applied for letter of dismissal.
Baptist Church of Christ at Oolenoy, SC16 Jun 1832 Contradiction of words
between Tyre L. Roper and Nancy
Youngblood, 3 Nov; A. Roper 1 Aug; Jul 1835 T. L. Roper delegate; 1836
Aaron Roper delegate; Feb 1839 Tyre
L. Roper ordained; Oct 1840 Tyre L.
Roper agrees to pastor church; 5 Aug
1843 Rachel C. & James F. Roper rec. by exper.; 1844 Mary Roper rec. by exper.; 1 Nov 1844 James F. & Mary Roper dismissed by letter; 30 Nov 1850 Lucicia Roper dism. by
letter from Cherrochee Co., GA; 1856
roll: Roper: Elizer, Samuel, T. L., Malinda, Ann, Ann, Susan, T. E., Mary, Vashtie;
Jan 1857 Charles Roper
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 61, 11: South
Carolinians at the PartridgeMilitaryAcademy,
1826: Charleston: Benjamin Roper
Lineage Charts of SC Gen. Soc., V.6, #41: Frances E. Roper b 6 Jan1827 d 1 Nov 1862 m 1 Feb 1844 Charles Newton Mayson b 14 Mar
SC d 6 Feb 1906Kingston, GA
(Charles Mayson m2 AddieDavis)
s/o Capt. Archibald Mayson d 1823 Edgefield, SC
& Elizabeth Lowe.
Marriages & Deaths 1820-1830 from GA
Newspapers by Warren & White: Daniel
D. Brunson m Sarah Ann Roper 12 Jun
1828 d/o Joel Roper
all of Edgefield Dist, SC
by Rev. Dr. Bolger. GC 23 Jun 1828.
deeds: Alfred Roper from Jacob Light estate
by George W. Foster (Sheriff), Book B-1, p 125, 1828-1837, 150 acres on 12 mile River bought by
Bailey Barton for $42 for Alfred Roper Ruben Roper from Ezekiel Howard,
Book C-1, p 479, 1828-1837, 160
acres Eulenoy David & Mary Roper to Josiah
Trotter, Book D-1, p 529, 1828-1842,
160 acres Town Creek Singleton Roper to Wiley Westbrook,
Book C-1, p 151, 1831-1832, 60 acres
Rices Creek Benjamin Roper estate by Sherriff to
Moses Hendricks, Book C-1, p 68, 1835,
243.5 acres Aulenoy Reuben Roper to Lewis Fendley, Book
C-1, p 141, 1835-1836, 160 acres Woolenoy William Roper from John Robinson,
Book D-1, p 169, 4 April 1835,Rec. 26 Dec 1839,
lot on Table Rock Street
for $7, Wit: Luke Arail & A. F. Smith John Roper to Joel Jones, Book D-1,
p 207, 1836-1840, 100 acres Oolenoy
& Carpenter Creeks Meredith Roper to Duke W. Glenn,
Book D-1, p 345, 14 Dec 1836, Rec
10 Mar 1841, 162 (100?) acres Weevers Creek for $80,
Wit: Alexander Edens & Jesse Adam & Wm. Edens William Roper from Jonathan Lee,
Book D-1, p 70, 13 Feb 1839, Rec
20 Feb 1839,Goldens
(or Golains) Creek, Wit: Alfred
Roper & Edmund Wright William Roper to James Smith, Book
D-1, p 170, 20 Dec 1839, Rec
26 Dec 1839, lot 11 on Table Rock
St. in Pickensville, Wit: Jos. L.
Howard & Wm. Holcomb J. H. Roper to D. W. Glenn, Book
D-1, p 346, 9 Jan 1841, Rec 10 Mar 1841, agreement as to line,
Wit: Wm. Masters, H. Wyllys & Ir. Glenn James F. Roper to Riley Lawson, Book
E-1, p 182-3, Rec 17 Aug 1844, 125
acres (175 acres granted to Daniel Kelley by patent, baring date 6 of April
1739) on branches of 12 mile River.
Polly Roper, wife, releases. David
Roper, Witness; George Hendrix, Witness T. L. Roper from Wm. Sutherland, et
al, Book E-1, p 303, 1845, 220 acres
Oolenoy Creek Tyre L. Roper to Benjamin ?Asgood,
et al, Book E-1, p 303, 1845?, 225
acres on Oolenoy Creek Joshua Roper from Wm. Crain, Book
F-1, p 41, 25 Jan 1845, Rec 27 Dec 1847, 100 acres adjoining
land of Seargent on Town Creek, Wm. X Crain, Alpha X Crain, Wit: Charles Roper & Wm. Howard Tyre L. Roper from James L. Orr,
Book F-1, p 35, 1847, 264 acresOolenoi Creek Joshuay Roper, Sr. to Joshuay Roper, Jr., Book F-1, p 42, 15 Oct
1847, Rec 2 Nov
1847, on eastern side of 12 mile River on branches of Town
Creek, Joshuay X Roper, Wit: Gideon X Roper & James Spearman T. L. and Malinda Roper et al to
Edens et al, Book F-1, p 195, 1847-1849,
200 acres Oolenoy Creek Singleton Roper, Book F-1, p 495, 1847, estate by Sheriff John C. Roper to Tyre L. Roper, Book H-1, p 188, 26 Jan
1857, Rec 2 Feb 1857,
release of interest in father's (Aaron
Roper, dec) real estate, Wit: S. D. Keith & Samuel Roper
Aaron Roper, Jr. from Joab and Matilda Langford of Murray Co., GA, Book
H-1, p 401, 12 Oct 1857, Rec
21 Oct 1857, as heirs of AaronRoper, dec,
selling right to their part of 560 acres on SaludaRiver, Wit: W. H. Reid
& Larkin Hendricks Samuel Roper of Pickens Dist. from
John M. C. Edens, Book H-1, p 423 23 Sep 1857, Rec28 Nov 1857,
309.5 acres on Green Creek, waters of Oolenoy and SaludaRivers, Wit: Tyre L. Roper & W. I. Edens Samuel Roper by Sheriff to Benjamin
Hagood, Book H-1, p 651, 12 Mar 1858, Rec 10 Sep 1858,
550 acres on Town Creek of 12 Mile River willed to him by his father, Joshua Roper Aaron Roper estate by Comm to John
B. Sutherland, Book I-1, p 541, 1858-1861,
300 acres on Saluda River Susan Roper from Milly Ann Chastain,
Book D-2, p 293, 1874-1879, 581
acres Big Bottom
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 42, 25:
Marriage and Death Notices from the Edgefield Hive, Jan-Dec, 1830, Vol. 1, p.25: 12
Mar Marriage on the 7th inst by
Robert Kenny Esq. Mr. Wm. F. Durisoe,
printer, to Miss Mary Ann E. Roper, all of this
Marriage Records in NC & SC: p.242: Mary A. E. Roper & William F. Durisoe 7 Mar 1830Edgdfield
GA Genealogical Magazine 40, p.212: Edgefield
Dist. SC7 Mar 1830 Miss Mary Ann E.
Roper & Wm. F. Durisoe by Robert Kenny, Esq.
p.215: F. H. Roper & Miss C. A. Limbecker 29 Dec 1840
by Rev. Lloyd
p.219: Miss Frances E. Roper, only
d/o Joel Roper, Esq. & Charles N. Mayson, M.D. by Rev. D. D.
Brunson. 1 Feb 1844.
p.220: Miss Hazeltine F. Roper &
Benjamin P. Tillman 29 Aug
1848by Rev. D. D.
V.37, p.272: Pickens Co. SC real estate
sales, Book A, p.35: James Standridge Senr. owned 310 acres lying on waters of Chauga
Creek joining lands of...Heirs of William
Roper & wife...1837.
p.275: Book A, p.123: Daniel Edens owned 200 acres lying on waters of Oolenay
Creek joining lands of...Tyre L.
Roper & wife Malinda 2 Feb 1850.
p.356: Book A, p.214: James Gilliland owned 100 acres on waters of Oolenay...
Heirs: Mary Ann Gilliland widow...Melinda
Roper,...24 Aug 1858.
V.39, p.85: Pickens Co. SC Book B, p.55: David Gilliland owned 150 acres
on waters of Oolenoy Creek adj. to lands of Absalom Roper & wife Malinda...Harrison Roper & wife Susan. ..18 May 1861.
p.86: Book B, p.80: Thomas Thompkins owned 3 tracts of land...No. 3 on waters
of WolfCreekjoining lands of...estate of Gideon
Roper...25 Dec 1865.
p.89: Book B, p.157: Joshua Chapman owned 80 acres lying on Shoal Creek
joining lands of...Heirs: heirs of Giles Chapman viz Toliver Roper & wife Mary
E. 2 Aug 1869.
p.90: Book B, p.194: William Edens owned...No.2 known as Chastain place containing
75 acres joining lands of Tyre
Roper...22 Feb 1871.
p.91: Book B, p.212: Alexander Edens widow was Margaret Edens...Heirs:...Mary Jane Roper...23 Oct 1873.
V.42, p.462: Laurens Co. SC records, family cemetery Overby-Pinson
located in the yard of Cecil Roper's
cottage on LakeGreenwood
on the Laurens Co. side of the Lake-off Highway 221.
Mariage Records from the late 18th Century thr. 1870:
p.20: Alfred F. Brannon m Mary Ann Roper both of Edgefield30
Oct 1830 at L. B. Randals by Rev. Bolge
p.33: N. Charles Roper (M.D.) m Frances E. Roper only d/o Joel Roper Esq.1 Feb 1844
by Rev. D. D. Brunson
p.50: James A. Dozier m Sallie Roper 11 Oct 1859
by Rev. Birmingham
p.51: William F. Durisoe m Mary Ann E. Roper 7 Mar 1830
by Robert Kenny, all of Edgefield
p.51: Daniel Roper Durisoe m Julia A. L. Harrison d/o late John
p.77: Alfred Holmes m Margaret Roper 24 Dec 1868
at red of F.H.Roper
p.105: Charles N. Mayson (M.D.) m Frances E. Roper only d/o JoelRoper 1 Feb 1844 by Rev. D. D. Brunson
p.130: Rambo m Rebecca DeLaughter 30 Oct 1866 at res. Mr. G.M. Roper
p.136: Benjamin Roper m Esther Robertson d/o Capt. Douglas
Robertson 27 Nov 1851 by Rev. D. D. Brunson
p.136: F. H. Roper m Miss C. A. Limbecker 29 Dec
1842 by Rev. William Lloyd
p.136: Hartwell Roper m Margaret Getzen 31 Oct 1839
p.137: J. D. Roper m Miss J. Ellen Bryan d/o R. D. Bryan 31 Mar
1864 by Rev. L. R. Gwatlney
p.137: J. W. Roper of Edgefield
m Miss M. M. Whitlock of Kingston
GA4 May 1858 by T. R. Couche
p.137: S. L. Roper of Co.I 2nd SC
Cav. m Miss A. M. Hammond d/o Maj.
A. J. Hammond all of Edgefield19 Apr 1864 by Rev. John
Underwood at the res. of Mr. B. P. Tillman
p.158: Benjamin P. Tillman m Hazeltine F. Roper 29 Aug 1848 by Rev.
D. D. Brunson
p.159: Oliver H. Tillman m Martha Louise Roper 29 Dec 1857
by Rev. S. P. Getzen
Williams m Martha Roper 18 Nov
1868 at res. Freeman
of Christ at Peter's
Creek-Constituted 19 Dec 1825, Pickens Co., SC, microfilm 286.06 S724
pet. Male members: Reubin Roper-dismissed
by letter. William Roper-dismissed
by letter. Female members: Mariam Roper-dismissed
by letter, Mariam Roper-dismissed by
letter, Mary Kelly-dead, Mary Jane Phillips, Mariam Roper-returned by letter. 13
Aug 1831: Cintha Roper-received
by experience 12
May 1832: Reubin Roper-received
by experience 13
Oct 1832: Mary Kelley-received
by experience 11
Oct 1834: Reubin Roper
& Cinthy Roper, hiw wife, applied for 21
Jan 1837: Brother Roper
requested to act as Clerk ProTem. Feb 1838: Mary Kelly applied for
letter of dismissal; died before joining another church. Sep 1839: Called Church
of Christ at PetersCreek Oct 1839: Called Baptist Church at PetersCreek;Feb
1840: Called Baptist Church of Christ 7
Nov 1840: Prayer by Bro. T. L. Roper;11 Jun 1842: William Roper by experience 1846: T. L. Roper, moderator;7 Aug 1847: Elizabeth Masters applied for letter
of dismissal 9
Sep 1848: Mariam Roper
received by experience 11
Nov 1848: Joab Langford
& wife, Matilda granted letters of dismissal 9
Nov 1850: Mary Kelley
joined by letter;4 Mar 1851: Mary Jane Phillips joined by letter Oct 1857: Marianne Roper applied for
letter of dismissal Mar: Marianne Roper returned letter;11 Apr 1863:
Susan Roper applied for letter of dismissal
A Collection of Upper South
Carolina Genealogical and Family Records Vol. I: Roper Family of Pickens County, SC. Who gave the information is not
1. Benjamin Roper, Sr. died 8 Aug 1831
in Pickens Co. Wife Susannah Roper,
left 12 children only 10 are mentioned. Children: Meredith Roper, John H. Roper, Jacob Roper, Aaron Roper, Keziah Roper,
Cazzy Roper wife of John Birus, Rachel
Ward, ___ Roper, M. J. M. Keith, Benjamin Roper, Nancy Roper. After his
death Moses Hendricks bought the tract of land.
2. Aaron Roper, Sr. died 17 Sep
1855, left 10 children. Wife died and buried about the same
time Aaron Roper, Sr. was buried.
Children Lemuel Roper, John Roper,
Matilda Roper married Joab Lankford,
Jane Roper married a ___ Hagood (died some years before her
parents), Tilmon Roper died before
his parents (Left children, viz, Catharine
Roper over 12 yrs., John Roper
under 14 yrs., James Roper under 14
yrs., David Roper under 14 yrs., Tilmon Roper under 14 yrs.), Charles Roper died in 1855 left 2 chn (Ira Thomas Roper and Starling
Roper), Tyre L. Roper, Aaron Roper,
Jr., Marcus Roper married Susan
Hendricks dtr. Of Larkin Hendricks, Marena
Roper married Simeon E. Burgess, Hamilton
Roper married Clarinda Turner,
dtr of Benjamin of Greenville Dist.. Lemuel Roper married Jane
left four chn. viz, William Noble Roper,
Bailey Roper under 14 yrs., Martha
Roper, Elmina Roper under 12
yrs. all reside in Georgia in 1855. Hamilton Roper's widow Clarinda state that she
was married to him in Greenville Dist. in Jan
1853 and lived with him until June 1854. During which time she had a male
child by him which died while but a few weeks old.
3. Rev. Tyre L. Roper, son of Aaron Roper, Sr. died 27 Mar
1876. Wife Darcas Jane
___. Children: Margaret A. Roper a
minor, Leander Roper a minor, Thomas Walters Roper a minor, Rachel Roper married a ___ Gillespie, Rebecca C. Roper married David
Lewis of Eastland Co.,
TX, Jesse E. Roper, Samuel Roper, Elijah
Roper, Ann Madison Roper, married ___ Satterfield,
Amos Roper, Mary O. Roper married
___Sutherland, Vashti Roper, married Joel
4. Charles Roper, son of Aaron Roper, Sr. died 13 Oct
1855. Widow ? children: Ira
Thomas Roper a minor, Starling Roper
5. Joshua Roper died 3 Mar 1856.
Wife Mary ___. Children: AbsalomRoper, "Land on East side of Town
Creek", Charles Roper, Samuel
Roper, Joshua Roper, Alfred Roper, William Roper, Singleton Roper, Rutha Roper
married ___ Crow. Eleanor Roper
married James Byers. Synthia
Roper married Jesse Crain, Mary
Roper married William Byers. Other heirs were: Henry and Adeline Lawson, Tyre Roper, Rebecca Roper, Malinda Roper Newman,
Elizabeth Duncan, Redin Byers. On 6 Jan 1868
paid 3 minor heirs of William Byers
6. Ira T. Roper died 24 Apr
7. Absalom Roper died 7 Sep 1901.
Wife Nancy Roper. Children: Mrs. Mattie
A. Roper married ___ Spann, Anna married ___ McDavid, Nannaie A. Roper
married ___ Norris, John Roper, W. H. Roper, William Roper,
Ellen Roper married ___ Moor, Gideon
Roper died 21 Oct 1861, wife Elizabeth Roper. Other children names
8. Charles Roper son of Absalom Roper died 19 Oct 1883.
Wife Margaret ___?. Children: Martha Roper married ___ Tripp, Elizabeth Roper married ___ Kay,
Adeline Roper married ___ Davis, Mary Roper married ___ Davis, Margaret Roper married ___ Smith, A. Alonzo Roper married ___?, Sarah
E. Roper married ___ Satterfield,
Frances L. Roper married ___ Kelly, Laura A. Roper married ___ Kelly,
Susan Roper married ___ Lawson,
dead, Martha Roper married ___ Jarratt.
Roper, Marcus, Box
64, #690. Probate Judge Office. Pickens, SCSusan Hendricks dtr of Larkin Hendricks
decd. who died in Pickens Dist. whose will was proven 6 Oct
1862. Wife of Marcus
Roper. On 18 May 1861
Absalom Roper wife Malinda and Harrison Roper wife Susan were the dtrs of David Gilliland decd of Pickens
Roper, Samuel E. Deed Book B, p 60.
Probate Judge Office. Pickens, SC.
On 23 Nov 1861
Samuel E. Roper and his wife Louisa
Roper were all heirs of John Cassell
decd of Pickens Dist. and his widow Fanny
Roper, Marcus. Deed Book B, p 70.
Probate Judge Office. Pickens, SC.
Jan 1863 Marcus Roper
and wife Susan were heirs of Milton M.
Hendricks decd. of Pickens Dist.
He died leaving neither wife or child. (Note, probably a brother to her.)
Baptist Church of Christ at Oolenoy, 16 Jun
1832 3 Nov: Contradiction of words
between Tyre L. Roper and Nancy
Youngblood;1 Aug: A. Roper Jul 1835: T. L. Roper, delegate;1836:
Aaron Roper, delegate Feb 1839 Tyre
L. Roper ordained; Oct 1840: Tyre L.
Roper agrees to pastor church 5
Aug 1843: Received Rachel C. Roper & James F. Roper by
experience 1844: Mary Roper received by
Nov 1844: James F. Roper
& Mary Roper dismissed by letter 30
Nov 1850: Lucicia Roper
dismissed by letter from Georgia Cherochee Co.--letter sent by Clerk of
Church 1856 Roll: Elizer Roper, Samuel Roper,
T. L. Roper, Malinda Roper,Ann
Roper, Susan Roper, Mary Roper, Vashtie Roper 3
Jan 1857: Charles Roper,
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 4661, 207:
The Memoirs of Frederick Adolphus Porcher: (after Oct 1832) ...the Packet Ship France
.... Among the passengers were ... Mrs.
and Mrs. RobertWilliam Roper
(footnote: Thomas William Roper
owned Point Comfort on Cooper River, and built the fine house
that is now No. 9 East Bay.) of Charleston ... Mr. Roper I had known but slightly at home, his wife not at all. He
was a rich planter of St. Johns,
and a man of fortune without children. He was a very intelligent man and had
improved himself by much reading; somehow, he never received credit for as much
intelligence as he really possessed. He was very companionable and very
amiable, rather fond of making a parade of his learning, and this caused many
to laugh at him and as they laughed others believed that he was really
deficient, when in fact his only deficiency was in tact, in knowing when to
produce it and when to keep it in the background. He was vain, as most of us
are and this vanity sometimes brought him into ridicule. A funny case occurred
a few years afterwards. He had delivered, by invitation, an oration on
Sullivan's Island on the 28th of June. The day after some ladies called on Mrs. Roper, and complimenting him upon
his performance expressed their regret that they had not been able to hear it.
He told them that they should not have to bear any regret, got the oration and
read it to them. As a member of the Legislature he earnestly advocated and
suceeded in carrying the Resolution for a Geological Survey of the State, which
was commenced by Mr. Ruffin and completed by Mr. Tuomey. It was after this that
he was left out of the list of names presented for the acceptance of the people
as a member of the Legislature. It mortified him greatly though he might have
been soothed by the concern manifested by his friends on the occasion. He was
not what can be called a popular man; for though very companionable and very
amiable his manners had a something about them which at first appeared
repulsive. He was charged with being parsimonious. All the wealthy men who do
not spend money lavishly are charged with this vice. He was certainly a prudent
man, and by no means as wealthy as the world supposed, for his father had
strictly entailed his estate, and as he had no children, he very naturally
desired to have something of his own which he might leave to his wife. But he
was certainly fond of petty savings, which gave him the appearance of
parsimoniousness. I have seen an entertainment which cost him several hundred
dollars, go off rather badly because he was unwilling to spend ten to fifteen
additional in order to have everything in keeping. He died of Country fever in 1842 or 44; his wife was Patsy
[Martha Rutledge] Laurens; the tenderest attachment existed between them.
After his death his father's property went to establish the RoperHospital. He left his wife all that
he could leave her. She died in 1868.
The acquaintance and friendship thus formed on board of the France
continued to the end of their lives; I felt when he died that I had lost a
Historic Houses of SC, 1975: p.52: Point
Comfort Adjoing the plantation of Mepshaw (said in Dr. Irving's day to
belong to the Ball estate, and only interesting on account of the land titles
and Indian name) is found Point comfort, said by Dr. Irving to belong to
R. W. Roper, now in possession of a
Charleston family, connections of the Roper
family, which is to be remembered particularly by the hospital bearing their name and which was founded by money left
through the estate of this particular branch of the family. The house at Point
Comfort was built by Mr. Roper,
and resembles the Roper house on John's
Island. Both are going to ruin. On the plantation can be seen the remains
of this beautiful house built of brick and conforming to the strictest
architectural code. It is said by Mrs. R. P. Tucker (Cornelia Ramsauer) to be
the most satisfying situation for and design of a home of elegance and beauty
but now gone to ruin, although Mrs. Tucker states that even yet a student of
architecture would find a perfect example of early American architecture at its
best in the front and side elevation of this large brick house. The house is
situated upon a knoll, and is surrounded by oak trees draped in moss which give
a sombre aspect to this once busy plantation home, once well planted, well
planned and well developed, now the lonely abode of vagrant winds. Underneath
the house is a series of large arches acting as supports, the enclosed part of
which affords space for the household offices and constitutes a basement. Over
the central front arch is built the "grand stairway," after the
fashion of French Colonial houses, viz., with a central landing at the piazza
level descending on either side This stairway is of marble with iron
balustrades. The house itself, irrespective of the basement, has two stories
and an attic. The lower floor has two very large double windows, in the French
fashion, which are found on either side of the house, and lead from the piazza
directly into two large front rooms, which may be at will thrown together.
Inside there are (so far as the casual inspection possible from the outside
reveals) splendid examples of paneling and woodwork. The house at Point
Comfort will soon be a thing of the past unless steps are taken to restore
to its pristine beauty this fine old place worthy of a better fate.
p.213: The only other really old place on John's
Island is the old Roper place
down near Legareville, known as Brick House. Although deserted, it is
still standing, and is closely connected with the history of the Hext and Roper families, while graves of Stanyarnes and Freers are found in
the little overgrown burying ground not far distant from the house. The place
now belongs to the wife of Bishop Knight, who came into possession of it
through her first husband, the gallant Captain William Yates.
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 50, 165:
Epitaphs from family cemeteries on John's Island: Rush's Cemetery. This
cemetery is on lands now called Chaplin's or Chaplin Plantation. By a deed to Benjamin Dart Roper, the enclosure was
reserved to the Rush family forever, but despite this, many bricks have been
removed from the wall surrounding the monument. "Beneath This Marble lie
the Remains of Doctor Joseph Rush and his relict Mrs. Catharine Rush, the
former a native of Pennsylvania
was born 20th August 1761 and died on this Plantation
the 20th Decr. 1817. He was for many
years an eminent Practitioner of Medicine in this Parish. The latter was born
at Nassau in New
Providence the __ March
1760 and died at her House in Charleston
the 17th Decr. 1825. They were alike
pious and Charitable Without Ostentation, and their benevolence and friendships
alike disinterested. Sacred to that friendship and to perpetuate the memory of
their exalted Worth and Virtues This monument is erected by B. D. Roper Senr. 1833.
A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical
and Family Records Vol. II:Clerk of
Court Office, Pickens County, SC, Greenville Dis. Aaron Roper, Pack 107. I Aaron
Roper of Pickens in consideration of $312.50 to me secured to be paid by Tilmon Roper also of this Dist. have
granted, sold, bargained and released 1/4 part of all that tract of land lying
on the South side of the South fork of Saluda River, whereon James Hagood
formerly lived, by him conveyed to B. J. Earle, from Earle to Aaron Roper on the 3 Mar 1836. Bound by land
of H. Williams, Allen Keith...Dated
this 31 Jan 1847 (written out asone thousand eight hundred & forty
five). Wit: Joab Lankford, C. Keith. Signed: Aaron Roper. Proved on oath of Crafton Keith before Matthew Keith,
M.P.D. on the 5 Jun 1847.
Aaron Roper, Pack 107. Tyre L. Roper, Marcus Roper, Aaron Roper,
Simeon E. Burgess and wife Marena
Burgess, nee Marena Roper, states that Aaron
Roper, Sr. died in 1855. At time
of his death owned two tracts of land, #1 on the SaludaRiver in Pickens Dist. containing
300 acres adj. land of Samuel
Earle, #2 also on SaludaRiver... His wife died and was
buried about the same time. They had twn chn. Lemuel Roper, John Roper, Matilda the wife of Joab Lankford, the
heirs at law of Jane Hagood who died some years before her parents, leaving as
her heirs Benjamin Hagood and others names not known, heirs of Tilman Roper who departed this life
leaving chn. CatherineRoper a minor over the age of twelve, Marena & Matilda both minors under
the age of twelve yrs., John, James,
David and Tilmon Roper minors
under 14 yrs., the heirs at law of Charles
Roper who died in 1855, vix.: Ira T. Roper, Starling Roper each under
14 yrs., TylraL. Roper, Aaron Roper. Also sheweth that Hamilton Roper died in Jan
1856. Some years previous to his death had intermarried, but for years past
he and his wife had lived separate and apart and that he left no legal heirs by
his wife. Lemuel Roper died leaving
a widow Jan A. Roper and four chn. viz.:William Noble Roper, Bailey Roper
each under 14 yrs., Martha Roper and
Elmina or Elmira Roper each under 12
yrs. of age, all reside in Ga. Susan Roper the widow of Tilman Roper. Clarinda Roper
the widow of Hamilton Roper.
Hamilton Roper, Pack 107. I Hamilton Roper being weak in body but
sound in mind. First I will my just debts be paid. I will to my brother Aaron Roper $100 and my watch. I will
my rifle gun to my brother in law, Simeon Burgess. I will the balance of my
effects to be equally divided among the widow, Susan Roper, my brother MarcusRoper wife and my brother John
Roper. I appoint my brother AaronRoper executor. Dated this 12 Feb
1856. Wit: William West, John Hudgens, Jeremiah Keeler. Signed Hamilton X Roper. Proved in open court in
Greenville Dist. on oath of Jeremiah Keeler, before Robert McKay, Ord. G.D. on
the 25 Feb 1856.
A Collection of Upper South
Carolina Genealogical and Family Records Vol. III:Pickens, SC Rev. Tyre L. Roper. Will of, Box
110 #1050, Probate Judge Office. I Tyre L. Roper being sound in mind and memory, knowing that we all
have to die, etc. I will that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid. My
entire estate be left to Darcas Jane
Roper and support of my three chn. viz; Margaret A. Roper, Leander Roper, and ThomasWalters for their support, clothing and schooling for the period of
sixteen years. After this time all my estate both real and personal be sold and
divided equally amongst all my chn. With my wife Darcas Roper taking a child
share, one share to Rachel Gillespie, one
share to Rebecca C. Lewis, one share
to Jesse E. Roper, one share to Samuel Roper, one share to Elijah Roper, one share to Ann MadisonSaterfield, one share to Amos
Roper, one share to Mary O.
Sutherland, one share to Vashti A.
Jones, one share to Margaret A.Roper now a minor, one share to Leander Roper (minor) and one share to Thomas Walters Roper a minor. I appoint
Stephen D. Keith and Matthew Hendricks my executors. Dated 24 Mar 1876.
Wit: Ira T. Roper Samuel Edens, N.
J. Williams. Signed: Tyre L. Roper. He died 27 Mar 1876.
Filed 30 Mar 1876. On 27 May 1892 David and RebeccaLewis of Eastland Co., TX appointed John T. Lewis of Pickens Co.,
SC their atty. to receive their share of Tyre
L. Roper estate.
Benjamin Roper, estate of, Box
3, #26. Probate Judge Office. Est. admr. 8 Aug 1831
by Wm. Sutherland, Wm. L. Keith who are bound unto James H. Hendy, Ord. in the
sum of $400. Left a widow and 12 children. Heirs mentioned on 21 Nov 1831: John H., Jacob, Aaron,Sarah
Roper, Rachel Ward, J. M. Keith, Keziah Roper, widow Nancy, Benjamin Roper decd, Susana Roper who married Moses Hendrick. On 18 Oct 1836
Wm. Sutherland wanted Mr. Dendy Ord. to pay Benj. Roper the part due John Byrus the husband of Cazzy Roper.
Aaron Roper, Sr., estate of, Box
36, #406. Probate Judge Office. Est. admr. 17 Sep 1855
by Tyre L. Roper, Alexander Bryce,
E. M. Keith who are bound unto W. J. Parson, Ord. in the sum of $3000. Expend: John C. Roper, a son recd. property. Aaron Roper a son recd. property also
during the lifetime of his father. Amount of property $136.50 rendered T. L. Roper for Hamilton Roper decd. Amount of Tilman
Roper schedule made by Joab Langford according to what he was told by Ropers wife $141,75. On 5 Oct
1857 Marena Burgess
states that $35.40 was the schedule rendered to L. Roper. Joab Langford schedule of property from said est. was
$37.05, Charles Roper schedule
rendered by his widow Abigal N. Roper
was $49.50. Schedule rendered by Joab Langford for Jane Hagood was $35. Left 11 heirs in 1859 viz; Simeon E. Burgess, Lemnel
or Samuel Roper heirs, MarcusRoper, Aaron Roper Admr of Hamilton Roper, Joab Langford, Wm.
Jones guardian for Charles Roper
heirs, B. Hagood part of Jane Hagood share and to Z. Hagood the bal. in full of her
share. Abigal Roper, paid J. C. Ropers share to T. L. Roper, paid J. E. Hagood gdn. For Tilman
Tilman Roper, estate of, Box
36, # 407. Probate Judge Office. Est. admr. 17 Sep 1855
by Tyre L. Roper, A. Bryce, E. A.
Keith who are bound unto W. J. Parson, Ord. in the sum of $1000. Left a widow
and seven chn., no names given. J. E.
Hagood was the guardian of the seven chn.
Charles Roper, estate of, Box
41, #424. Probate Judge Office. Est. admr. 13 Oct 1855
by William Jones, W. L. Keith who are bound unto W. J. Parson, Ord. in the sum
of $1000. Left a widow and two chn. Viz; two minors Ira Thomas Roper and Sterling
Roper of whom Wm. Jones was the
Joshua Roper, estate of, Box
41, #465. Probate Judge Office. I Joshua Roper being in a low state of health yet having a sound and
disposing mind and memory, etc. First, after all my just debts and funeral
expenses are paid, I will to my wife Mary Roper all my household and kitchen
furniture together with all my farming tools, stock, cattle, hogs that she may
need during her natural life or widowhood. I give to my son Absalom Roper I give all the land on
the East side of the well known Town Creek, he is to give to my wife his
mother a good maintainance from the proceed of the same, and after her death he
is to pay my executors one hundred dollars to be divided between the other
heirs who have no part in the land. I will all land on the West side of said
Creek to my two sons Charles andSamuel to be divided as follows:
beginning at Absalom's footlog
thence to a corner on Rockey Branch which I made to my son Joshua some time ago the line up the
hill continuing to the back line. Samuel
havin the lower part which he now lives. Charles
the upper part. Each to pay my executor one hundred dollars to be divided
between others that have no land. All remaining property and money to be equal
divided between viz; Alfred, William,
Singleton and Joshua Roper and Rutha Crow, Eleanor Spearman, Syntha Crain
and Mary Byers. I have given my son Singleton Roper one horse worth twenty
dollars, to be counted in their share. I appoint my son in law. James Spearman executor. Dated 7 Feb 1853.
Wit: J. G. Ferguson (Judge), James Major, John W. Major. Signed: Joshua X Roper. Proven 3 Mar 1856.
Expend: On 29 Aug 1857 paid Jesse
Crain his share $61.22 17 Mar 1857
paid Henry Lawson and wife $5.90, 1 Jan 1860 paid Adaline Lawson $4.10, paid Tyre
Roper his share $12.50, paid 7 Oct1862 Rebecca Roper in full $13.23,
paid Malinda Roper Newman share in
full $13.23, paid Elizabeth Duncan
share $13.45. On 6 Jan 1868 paid three minor heirs of Wm. Byers each $13.45, on 1 Jan 1862
paid Redin Byers $12.93.
Rachel Roper, estate of, Box
5, #1. In Equity, Clerk of Court Office Est. admr. 15 Oct
1855 by Tyre L. Roper,
James H. Ambler who are bound unto W. J. Parson, Ord. in the sum of $800.
Ropers Minors, Box
4, #101. Probate Judge Office. On 4 Jul 1859
Wm. Jones gdn. of Ira Thomas Roper
and Starling Roper minors under 12
years. Abigail Roper their mother. Wm. Jones their uncle.
Absalom Roper, estate of, Box
138, #8. Probate Judge Office. Est. admr. 3 Oct 1901
by John Roper, J. M. Stewart. W. T.
McFall, F. C. Parson who are bound unto J. B. Newberry, L. D. Spann recd. a share. 3 Nov 1902Mrs. Anna Davis recd. an interest. 21 Nov
1902. Nannie A. Norris
recd. a share. 23 Oct 1902Nancy Roper the widow, John Roper, W. H. Roper heirs Wm. Roper, Ellen Moor, John Roper, Nancy Norris, Mattie Spann, Anna McDavid
Ira T. Roper, estate of, Box
123, #12. Probate Judge Office. Est. admr. 24 Apr 1895
by Mrs. M. J. Roper, Alen K. Edens,
E. C. Edens are bound unto J. B. Newberry, Ord. in the sum of $1000.
Gideon Roper, will of, Box
59, #640. Probate Judge Office. I Gideon Roper being of sound mind and weak in body calling to mind
theuncertainty of live, etc. First I
will my just debts and funeral expenses be paid. I will to my beloved wife Elizabeth Roper my whole estate both
real and personal to manage as she sees proper during her natural life time,
and at her death to be equal divided between my lawful heirs. I will that as
any of my come of age or marry anything my wife can spare have it appraised and
keep a record of same so all may be equal. Dated 3 Sep 1861.
Wit: Amie L. Young, Jane Duke, Reese Bowen. Signed: Gideon X Roper. Filed 21 Oct 1861.
Charles Roper, estate of, Box
90, #952. Probate Judge Office. Est. admr. 19 Oct 1883
by Margaret L. Roper, Thos. R.
Price, H. J. Lewis, J. B. Stewart who are bound unto J. H. Newton, Ord. in the
sum of $1000. Died 19 Aug 1883. Heirs:
Margaret Roper, the widow, chn: Martha
Tripp, Elizabeth Kay, Adeline Davis, Mary Davis, Margaret Smith, A. Alonso
Roper, Sarah E. Saterfield, Francis L.Kelley,
Laura A. Kelly, Daily Roper, Susan Lawson decd., John T.Roper decd., Martha Jarratt decd.
Aaron Roper, in equity, Pack 79.
Clerk of Court Office. Tyre L. Roper,
Marcus Roper, Aaron Roper, Marena Roper who married Simeon E. Burgess
states the Aaron Roper, Sr. died in 1855. Owned 300 acres lying on SaludaRiver adj. land
of Samuel Earle and others. His
wife died about the same time he did, and was buried about the same time. Left
ten chn. viz: Lemuel Roper, John Roper,
Matilda wife of Joab Lankford, heirs of Jane Hagood who died some years before her parents, Benjamin Hagood the name and number of
the others unknown if any, the heirs of Tilman
Roper who died before his parents leaving the following chn. viz: Catherine Roper a minor over the age of
12 years, John, James, David and Tilman
Roper each minors under 14 years. The heirs of Charles Roper decd. who died in 1855, and the above Tyre
L. Roper, Marcus Roper, Marena Burgess. Hamilton Roper decd. Clarinda Roper was the widow of Hamilton Roper decd. Lemuel Roper decd. leaving a widow and
4 chn., William Noble Roper, Bailey Roper under 14 years, Martha Roper and Elmina Roper under 12
years all reside in Georgia.
Filed 27 Mar 1856. Hamilton
Roper died leaving no chn. Clarinda
Roper admits it to be true that she did leave and live separate and apart
from her husband for a period of 18 months, prior to his death. She states that
they were married in Greenville Dist. in Jan 1853 and lived together until June 1854 and she had a male child by him, which lived but a few
weeks. Her husband was cruel and unkind and inflicted blows upon her person,
etc. and at length drove her from his house. She went to the house of her
father Benjamin Turner in Greenville
Dist. She claims a widow share of what he has.
Aaron Roper, estate of, File 24,
#14. Probate Judge Office, Greenville, SC. On 9 Jan 1873 Perry D. Roper states that his father Aaron Roper died in Jan 1866. That he owned land on waters
of Saluda River, adj. land of J.
K. Bates, William Hunt and others containing 337
acres. Heirs: Charles E. Roper, Isabella
Roper, Alonza L. Roper,William N.
Roper, Aaron T. Roper, Nancy R. Roper.
Family data sheet from Euline Hewitt Harris, Rt. 1, Box
224, Whitwell, TN37397
(Marion Co.): James Meridith Roper b
Dist, SC parents b SC m 31 Jan 1861
Elizabeth CarterBur: East Armurchee
Cem, Lafayette, Walker Co., GA. Parents: William Roper and Susan
Masters?. Elisabeth b 17 Jan
1843 d 29 Jan 1920Lafayette,
GA (at Ma'Ma's of peneumonia) parents b SC. Bur same as husband. Children: John b Nov 1882Walker Co., GA m Hattie Norton James William b 23 Jul 1892 d
4 Jul 1948Walker Co., GA Bur
Concord Cem,Lafayette, Walker Co., GA m Ella Harkins. Mary Joyce
b 11 Dec 1878Lafayette,
GAd 31 Jan 1957Lafayette, GA
Bur Concord Cem. m Eligan C. Hewitt 21 Feb 1895Lafayette, GA.Susan b 1868 m James Hammontree 26 Feb
1884. Amanda Minor b
1872 m Roach.
Application for Civil War pension in GA:
Questions for Applicant: Walker Co.James
M. Roper. Resident of GA since 1846
- 59 years. Born 7 Aug 1833Greenville Dist., SC.
Served in Co. F, 8th GA Bat. in Apr 1862 for 3 years to close of war; discharged in spring of 1865 at Appomattox
Earns nothing per annum. Occupation since 1865 is farming. Grounds of blindness
and poverty. Can see some. My eyes were infirmed by exposure during the war and
have been fading since. Own about $250 in real and personal estate. I have
lived on what I have had. Lived in WalkerCo.. In 1901
$505; 1902 $545; 1904 $255. I lived from any means. Each
year I earned $100 or more from farming; I received no pay. Family: my wife Elizabeth, 4 children: Jas. W. Roper, Susan Roper, Mary and J. A. Roper; respectively aged 40, 38,
26, 22. No pension or application. J. M.
X Roper 27 Sep 1905J.
A.? Henderson, Ordinary.
Lineage Charts of SC Gen. Soc., V.2: p.107 Berry Turner
b 1808 SC d aft1880 SC m Sarah b 1809 SC/GA d aft 1880 SC: Child: Clarinda Turner b 13 Apr 1835Greenville Co., SC d 13 Apr 1919Anderson Co. SC m1 Roper m2 Henry A. Lark b 1819 Hanover, Ger. d 29 Jun 1878 Pickens
Co., SC (Henry Lark m1 Harriot Ligon).
SC Historical Magazine 79, 1978, p.154: This
compendium of letters, speeches, interviews and autobiographies of slaves and
ex-slaves covers documents from 1736 to 1878. Items of specific SC
association include: letter of Moses
Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File: P. W. Roper wit. will and codicil Edgefield
Co. SC1836 of William Hamilton,
qv, of HamburgSC
SC Historical and Genealogical Mag. 69, 139:
The Schirmer Diary: Marriages: 17 Nov 1836 Philip A. NeyleMary J. RoperDr. Gadesden 22 Feb 1837 Benj. T. GibbesAnn W. RoperMr. Spears
census for Pickens Co. SC: Roper
(name, page) Aaron 368. Alfred 369. Charles 369. Charles
381. David 370. David 391. Elizabeth 373. Gideon 390. James F.
390. John 373. Joshua 391. Joshua 391. Miriam 373. Rachel 369. Samuel 369. Tilman 368. Tyra L. 367. William 393.
Mountaineer: Marriages and Deaths Notes from the Up Country of SC by B. H.
Holcomb: 19 Jan 1844. Married on 11th inst., by Rev. S. Powell, Mr.
Moses Henderson to Miss Rachel,
daughter of Rev. L. L. Roper, both
of Pickens District.
SC Historical Magazine 76, 1975, p.187, The
Schirmer Diary: 27 Feb 1845 Ths.
Roper of Johns Is. m Elizb.
C. Lewis by Dr. Post. 13 Jun 1845 R. W. Roper died.
Memoirs of GA: p.582: Amos Roper, farmer, Yellow Creek, Dawson Co.GA, s/o Tyre & Melinda (Ednes) Roper, was
born in Pickens Dist., SC23 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 WilliamM. 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.
Brief Baptist Biographies 1707-1982, V.II:
p.419: Elder Robert Jordan's pastoral record Middle Fork of Saluda Baptist
Church.... p.422: On 13 Jun 1846 the above group
...constituted into a BaptistChurch
called the "East Fork of French Broad River" Church. The
following ministers made up the council of constitution: Elder Thomas Roper,...
History of Anson Co. 1750-1976 by M. L. Medley:
p. 112: Died 29 Sep 1846 Mrs.
Martha Roper, consort of late JohnRoper of Harleesville,
SC, born in VA10 Apr 1768. Sister of Rev. Capel.
Marriage & Death Notices from the Southern
p.112: Died on 29 Sep 1846 Mrs.
Martha Roper, consort of the late John
Roper of HarleesvilleSC
b in VA on 10 Apr 1768, sister of lateRev. Britton Capel.
p.298: Died Mrs. Martha Stackhouse
w/o Isaac Stackhouse in Marion
Dist. near Harleesville SC on 16 Feb 1852,
b Richmond Co. NC1 Feb 1798,
moved when small by her parents John
& Martha Roper to this Dist.
SC Library Manuscripts, p.335: Alexander
Dromgoole Sims (1803-1848)1847
letter from Washington to JohnRoper re reports that the Mexican Congress had agreed to undertake
SC DAR Bible Records, 1981: Bible of John L. McCall: Laurin B. Roper b 4 May 1857 d 7 Feb 1919
m 2 Feb 1880 Pocahontas McCall b 26 Nov 1847 d 11 Mar 1915 "Aunt Hunt" (d/o John Laurin McCall b 23 May
1812 d 25 May 1894 m 27 apr 1842 Nancy Sinclair d Apr 1913).
SC Historical Magazine 81, 1980, p.92: The
Schirmer Diary: 12
Dec 1848 Ths Roper m
Mary S. Grimke by Barnwell at Grace
SC Historical Magazine 82, 1981, p.195: The
Schirmer Diary: 29 May 1849 B. D. Roper m Elizabeth Patton by Keith at St.
census for SC: Charleston Co.: B. D. Roper St. Phillip 134;Jenkins
Roper St. Johns 387;Patsey Roper St. Phillip 209 Richard Roper St. Phillip 231;Richard
Roper St. Phillip 123;Rose Roper St. Phillip 126 Thomas Roper St. Johns 392;William
Roper St. Johns 392; Edgefield Co.: Freeman Roper 81;Goodwin
Roper 140;Julian Roper 156;Mary Roper 4 Susan A. Roper 85;Hartwell Ropers 122 Marboro Co.: Caswell Roper NC Twp L 124;Mary
Roper NC Twp L 103 Pickens Co.: Aaron Roper Eastern527;Aaron Roper, Jr. Eastern 527;Absalom
Roper Eastern 483 Adaline Roper
Western 397;Charles Roper Eastern 474;Charles Roper Eastern 498 Charles Roper Eastern 527;Crafton
Roper Eastern 476;David Roper Eastern 483 Gideon Roper Eastern 472;Joshua
Roper Eastern 482;Joshua Roper Eastern 483 Marcus Roper Eastern 527;Mary
Roper Eastern 496;Samuel Roper Eastern 483 Tilmon Roper Eastern 527;Tyre
Roper Eastern 526 Spartanburg Co. H. Roper 243;John
Roper 243;Martin Roper 243;William Roper 243
Index to the 1850
Mortality Schedule of SC by B. H. Holcomb: Eliza Roper, Charleston
19; Franklin Roper, slave of Edgefield
Co.16 Jane Roper, Pickens Co. 3; Susan A. Roper, slave of Edgefield
SC Magazine of Ancestral Res.: p.211: real estate of
Samuel Edens of Pickens Dist. on Oolenoy Creek...2 Feb 1850 Tyre L. Roper, Malinda
SC Historical Magazine 88, p.227: Recent manuscript
accessions: 28-603 Bryan family. Paper. (1851) 1885-1948. Approx 100 pp. John's
Island, SC family...With later transcriptions of 1851 letters of Benjamin
Dart Roper to his son Richard Roper
re Roper and Dart family histories,
mentioning the 1752 Charleston hurrican. ...
Marriage Records of NC & SC: Martha Roper & Oliver Tillman 29 Dec 1857SC
census for SC: Charleston Co.: Diana Roper 224;Maria
Roper 236;Martha R. Roper; 220 Mary Roper 422 Colleton Co. S. E. Roper 355;Thomas
Roper 356;Wm. Roper 355 Edgefield Co.: Capt. B. Roper 64;F. H.
Roper 106;G. M. Roper 79;Mary Roper 4;Hartwell
Roper 87 John Roper 138;Mrs.
S. A. Roper 100 Greenville Co. Aaron Roper 511;Miram
Roper 336 Marboro Co.: Caswel Roper 187 Pickens Co.: Absalom Roper 137;Charles
Roper 137;Charles Roper 181;Crafton Roper 120 Crafton E. Roper 120;David Roper 173;David
Roper 184;George Roper 184 Gideon
Roper 142;Joel E. Roper 483;John Roper 163;Malind
Roper 123 Markus Roper 146;Samuel
Roper 120;Samuel Roper 142;Susan Roper 148 Tyre L. Roper 121
A Genealogical Collection of SC Wills & Records:
p.162: Charles Roper oath of death
of Edward Norris of Pickens Co.6
p.24: Estate of Joshua Chapman Box 44 No. 492 Probate Judge's Office Pickens
Co. SC Estate admnr. 10 Aug 1857 by Samuel
Chapman...Owned 192 acres of land more or less lying on Shoal Creek...widow
was Elizabeth...On 2 Aug 1869...Toliver
Roper & wife Mary E....were required to appear before the Ordinary on
the 6 Sep 1869 to show cause why the
real estate of Joshua Chapman situated on Shoal Creek waters of 12 Mile River should not be sold...On 27 Jun 1869 states that Toliver Roper & wife Mary E. were
heirs of Giles Chapman decd.
p.74: Will of Green Mansell Pickens SC29 Jun 1888 Wit: Ira T.
GA Cemetery adn Genealogical Records:
Grave #41: Capt. Joel C(ole) Roper
Co.F 18th Reg.GA
Inf. CSA; Pension application Apr 1895,
Kingston P.O. stated that he was born Edgefield SC14 Aug 1828. Enlisted in spring 1861 Co.F 18th Reg.GA Inf., served until fall 1864. Elected to GA
Legislature, came home after resigning. (He had lived in GA since 6 Dec 1846.)
Grave #42 possibly: Mrs. Sarah M
(Wooley) Roper. See marriage Bk.D p.42, Joel C. Roper to Sarah M.
Wooley (See Bartow Co. History, p.61, "daughter Mary married J. T. Hardin (seeHardin
family data): p.81 daughter (sister?)-Frances G(?) Roper married Dr. Chas. Newton Mayson, 1844. She died 1863: See Mayson data (Marriage Bk.E p.218 S(arah or Sally) F. married F.
H. (Frank Hardeman) Harris.Will BkA
p.377-9: Mrs. Sarah M. Roper dated 14 May
1872. probated 4 Sep 1873 She only
mentioned her husband Joel C. Roper,
History of Bartow Co. GA: 1933
p.104-5: Woolley family: Sarah who married Joel C. Roper... J. C. Roper,
a son lives in Columbus...
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 BattnGA
Sharpshooters in 1862. Died in Chattanooga
TN hospital 4 Feb 1863. p.711:
p.737: Pvt Co.F 5th RegGA
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 VA22 Jan 1864.
Released at Rock Island IL 1865.
Died in Bartow Co. GA1896.
p.657: Joel Cole Roper Sr. Captured Apr 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas VA20 Aug 1862. Resigned having been
elected Representative in GA Legislature from Bartow Co.26 Nov 1863.
(b Edgefield Dist.SC14
Aug 1838 d Jan 1906)
SC Historical Magazine 85, 1984, p.22: Daniel C. Roper b Marlboro Co1867, graduated from Trinity College,
now Duke Univ., in 1888. Elected to SC
House of Rep. in 1892. Law degree in
Washington, DC. Special agent in Census Bureau; clerk to House of Rep.
Ways and Means Comm.; vice-chairman of US Tariff Comm.; Commissioner of
Internal Revenue under Pres. Woodrow Wilson; First Assistant Postmaster General
by Wilson; played a vital role in helping elect Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in
1932; Secretary of Commerce under Pres. Roosevelt.
1961 Ed.: Roper, Daniel Calhoun-American
lawyer; b. Marlboro Co., SC1 Apr
1867; d. Wash., DC11 Apr 1943. He was first assistnat
postmaster general in 1913-1916;
commissioner of internal revenue, 1917-1920;
secretary of commerce 1933-1938; and
United States minister to Canada in 1939.
He was a graduate of Trinity College (Duke Univ.). In 1941 Duke published his autobio-
graphy, Fifty Years of Public Life, written in collaboration with Frank
Current Biography 1943: p.631: Daniel
C(alhoun) Roper 1 Apr 1867-11 Apr 1943. Lawyer; first Secretary of
Commerce in President Roosevelt's Cabinet (1933-38);
former United States Minister to Canada (1939);
as internal revenue head first man to enforce the prohibition law. Obituary NY
Times p.23 Ap 12 '43 por
Duke University and the Ackland Art Museum: p.461: Prominent Trinity-Duke
alumni in the capital began to ask embarrassing questions. Among those alumni
were Daniel C. Roper, a university
trustee who had served as secretary of commerce under President Franklin D.
NC Historical Review: V.37: p.522: 1928...Daniel Roper, widely known among
Democratic professionals, proved to be one of the most effective workers for
the anti-Smith (Alfred E. Smith) cause.
Letter to compiler from Georgia Roper Jeter, Rt. 7, Box 228, Easley, SC 29640: James Roper Child: George Washington Roper d Oct
1873 m Essie Williams Children: William Houston Roper; Lucile Roper d m Singleton; Bernice Roper
d m Bogwell; Alice Roper m Phillips; Frances Roper m Payne; Gladys Roper m Davis; Georgia Roper m Jeter.
(Jeter & Sons Garage, James Jeter, owner, 204 Westfield St., Greenville,
SC 29601; 233-1021
The History of SC by
D. D. Wallace F269 W25 V.5, p.87: John
Caswell Roper, clergyman 1873
p.194: Earnest Franklin Roper,
grocer, businessman 1875 (1895?)
Who's Who in SC F268 W65: p.411: John Wesley Roper, Naval officer 1878
A Guide to the Manuscript Collection of the SC
Wil Lou Gray, b 1883, correspondence
with Daniel C. Roper. John Austin
Latimer, 1891-1973, correspondence
with Daniel C. Roper. Emory Olin
Watson, 1865-1935, correspondence
with Daniel C. Roper. Daniel Calhoun Roper, 1867-1943, 1916-1936, includes 1920 letter re the enforcement of
prohibition and 1936 letter re the
program to liquidate the NRA. May Roper Coker (Mrs. David R.), 1890-1976. 2520 items, 1908-1975. Family correspondence,
including letters of Daniel C. Roper
during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration.
Alumni History of Univ. of NC: p.534: Oscar Roper farmer, Clio SC,
student 1908-9, BS Clemson Agri.
Coll. SC1908; b Clio SC7 Jul 1887 s/o John Thomas Roper & Margaret
NC Historical Review: V.22: p.179: 1892...a bill providing for strict
prohibition (in SC)...was introduced into the house of Rep. E. C. Roper...p.182: The Roper bill had passed the house and was
before the senate for consideration...an amendment to the Roper-Nettles prohibition bill comes as a complete
surprise...p.190: The leading newspapers within the state & outside the
state, with few exceptions, were hostile towards the law. "The
State", which fought the Roper
prohibition bill as an act unsupported by public sentiment condemned the new
Dar Lineage Book V.113, p.79, #109080: Mrs. Leonora Mauldin Roper b Beufort,
SCm Lewis M. Roper desc Andrew Liddell
Names in South Carolina: Early Charleston
Street Names: But Charleston's alleys intrigue me most. With regret I saw
Saint Michael's changed to Saint Michael's Place. There were at one time a Roper's, a Reaper's, and a Raper's
Alley, in addition to Roper Lane
near the South Carolina Hall when rope-making was an industry of the