The Second Century of Ropers in Virginia (1700-1799)
The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish,
andJames City Counties, Virginia
1684-1786 lists records for the 1700s: Jane d/o John Roperbapt1 Dec 1700page 389 Rebecca d/o Jno Roperbapt26 Jul 1702389
Two payments to Mrs. Roper "for
a bastard child 450" 29Aug1704105 and "for a bastard child 7 Mon
630" 1 Nov 1704108 William s/o Jno Roperbapt2 Apr 1708389 George Walton and Sarah Roper m Feb 1710/11418 Joseph s/o JnoRooper b 18 Aug 1711bapt6 Jan 1712390 Mrs. Eliz. Roober
died 8 Aug 1716442 John s/o Tho. & Eliz.Roper b 10 Nov 1722488 Martha d/o Tho.&
Eliz. Roper b 4 Jul 1725488 David s/o Jno & Mary Roper b 8 Jan
Mar 1727/8489 Elizth d/o
Tho. & Eliz.
Roper b 21 Feb 1727/8bapt24 Mar 1727/8489 Mary d/o Tho. & Elizth. Roper b 12 Mar 1729/30490 Sarah d/o Thomas & Elizabeth Roper b 6 Feb 1735519 William s/o William & Mary Roper b 24
Sep 1736bapt14 Nov 1736532 Benjn.s/oDavid & Elizabeth Roper b 25 Apr 1737bpt19
Jun 1737538 Isaac s/o Thomas & Elizabeth Roper b 30
Jun 1737bpt31 Jul 1737539 Frances
d/o David & Elizt.
Roper b 5 Mar 1739bapt6 May 1739552 Sarah d/o John & Elizt.Roper b 25 Aug 1754bapt29 Sep 1754597 William s/o John & Elizabeth Roper b 25 Oct 1756597 Martha d/o John & Elizt. Roper b 14 Mar 1759597 Elizabeth
d/o Wm. & Ann Roper b 27 Sep
1759596&598 Elizt.d/oThos. & Mary Roper b 9 Dec 1770bapt6
Jan 1771?598 Mary d/o George Walton b 28 Aug 1711408 Anne d/o George Walton b 13 Jul 1713409 Sarah d/o Geo. Walton b 8 Mar 1718496 Jacob s/o George & Sarah Walton b 22 Mar 1721/2497 George s/o George Walton b 19 May 1726498 George s/o George & Elizt. Walton b 27 Sep 1755bapt26
Oct 1755609 John Burnett s/o George & Elizabeth Walton b 27 Aug
1758607 George Walton died12 Dec 1760609
Eliz. Roober is likely Mrs. Eliz. Roper, wife of John Roper who died earlier in 1697/8,
since no other Roober's occur in the parish records
and the recorder also misspelled John's name as Rooper
in the same time period.
The Compendium of American Genealogy, p. 464
1-Roper, John Caswell, b Marlboro
Co., SC, 4 Nov 1873. Residence: 116
Anderson St., Greenville, SC.
6-Richard Roper (b in Va.ca. 1700), settled nr. Greenville,
Va.; m Hannah Hunter;
5-John (1764-1843), of Marion
(now Dillon) Co., SC; m Martha Capel(1768-1846);
4-Frederick, m Betsy Bridges;
3-Caswell (1827-94), of Marlboro,
SC; m ca. 1847, Margaret Bethea;
2-John Thomas (2 below). 3-Margaret Bethea (1831-70) m Caswell
Roper (3 above).
2-Martha AngelineHeustess (1849-78), m John Thomas Roper (2 above) (1850-89),
merchant and planter; he m 2d Margaret
Sinclair; issue (1st marr.): I-John Caswell (1 above);
(b 1875; m Rev. R. A. Child, D.D.); issue (2d marr.):
I-Ada (b 1881; m Rev. M. K. Meadors, d); II-Duncan (1885-1912); III-Oscar(b 1887) 1-m 14 Jun 1898, Edith Bull Moseley. Issue: John Caswell, b Greer,
SC, 26 Apr 1899,
m Wilhelmena Young, Jan 1921. Issue: John
Caswell, III, Edward Young. ...Judge
b Greer, SC,
Mar 1901, m Mary Hoyle,
Sep 1926. Issue: Caroline, Shellie (twins). ...Olin Watson,b24 Jul
1903 d 2 May 1905Rufus Child, b Darlington,
SC, 6 May 1905, m Evelyn WalshAug 1926. Issue: Rufus
Child, John Tracy, Thomas Evatt. ...Julian Westfield, b Abbeville,
SC, 24 Jan 1907,
m Virginia Armstrong, 20 Apr
1930. Issue: Adrian
Armstrong (f) ...Charles Pinckney,
b Greenwood, SC,
Mar 1910. ...Margaret
Frances, b Chester, SC,10 Aug 1912. ...
Encyclopedia of Biography 1, p.329: Richard Roper, a direct ancestor of Daniel Calhoun Roper, was born in Greenville
about 1700. He had two sons, John and Thomas who came to South
Carolina and North
GA DAR Historical Collections: p.336: Roper. Bible in possession of A. J. Roper, Sylvester,
GA: Lewis Griffin Roper s/o Thomas
(b 1777) & Hannah Roper of Rockingham Co., NC came to GA from Mountain
Creek, NC, gs/o Richard Roper
& his 2nd wife ?Lewis Roper of NorthamptonCo., NC.Richard Roper b
near Greenville, VAc1700. Lewis Griffin Roper b 6 Nov
1812 d 21 May 1847
m1 Miss McMichael
Sep 1837 Emily McLendon b 22 Aug 1819 d 27 Sep1882.Emily m2 7 Jun 1855 Peter Willett.Child of Lewis
G. Roper & Miss McMichael: John
T. Roper 10 Aug 1836
Children of Lewis G. Roper & Emily McLendon:
Amos Wesley 21 Oct 1838 Lewis Simeon 24 Feb 1840;
Martha Caroline 1 Oct 1841 Lamitha Jane 30 Apr 1843; Georgia Amanda 22 Jul 1844 William Taylor 12 May 1846;
Geo. Washington 12 Sep 1847 Andrew Jackson 12 Sep 1847;
Emma Louise Willett d/o Emily's m2
Grandchildren of Lewis G. Roper: Charles Wesley Hillhouse
1 Dec 1861 John Henry Hillhouse14 Sep 1864; Ethlyn V. Manham12 Jun 1867 Ella B. Roper 26 Sep 1867;
John D. Grubbs 18 Oct 1867 Emily R. M. Grubbs 22 May
1869; Lewis W. M. Roper 15 Jun
1870; Amos A. S. Roper 21
Marriages: Georgia Amanda Roper
& Richard Henry Hillhouse
26 Jul 1861 Georgia Amanda Roper Hillhouse
& Willoughby Hill Mangham 2 Sep 1866 George Washington Roper & Ellen Page 26 Dec 1866 Lamitha Roper & James Monroe Grubbs 27 Dec 1866 Andrew Jackson Roper & Mattie E. Callaway 4 Jan 1874 Emma Willett & Z. W. Mathews 24 Dec 1874
Deaths: Martha Caroline Roper 20 Jul
1852; Peter Willett 6 Jun 1863 Lewis Simeon Roper 5 Feb 1863;
John T. Roper 22 Dec 1863 Richard Henry Hillhouse21 Feb 1864; Amos
Wesley Roper 12 Aug 1864 Emily McL.
Roper Willett 27 Sep 1882; Lamitha Roper Grubbs
30 Dec 1915 Geo. Washington Roper 21 Jan 1925; James Monroe Grubbs 20 Jun
1925 Georgia Amanda Hillhouse
Mangham 6 Jun 1927;Mattie E.
1st wife of A. J. Roper 19 Jul
A land patent exists for King William Co. for
Capt. Peter Kemp, 600 acs.
On both sides of North Wales Path; bet. brs.
of Perry's Sw. & MoncuenSw; in Col. Johnson's
line; 23 Oct 1703, p. 560. Trans. of 12 pers:
Tho. Roper, Anne Gyland, Mary Munke, Benja.
Stratton, Anne Jones, Rachell Reeves, Richd. Hugins, John Oakell, Mary Webster, Richd.
Edwards, Alexander Aymes, Anne Broaden.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index:
The following were emigrants by ship into Virginia
in the 1700s: 1703
1774 Catharine Roper 32; 1777 ShadrackRoperPowhatanCo.
English Duplicates of Lost Virginia
p.161: A Quit Rent roll for Charles City Co. for 1704 lists: John Roper220 acres
p.163: A similar roll for New Kent Co. lists no Ropers.
A list of patents signed in April General Court1706:
p.80: Charles City Co. 354 acres John
Roper surveyed by Rob'tBolling
Jr. 8 Oct 1705
p.82&85: Charles City Co. 554 acres John Roper surveyed by Rob'tBolling Jr. 8 Oct
p.100: 1710-1718 A list of patents granted for land in the colony by the
Honorable Alexander Spotswood, His Majesty's Lieutenant Governor and Commander
in Chief for the Dominion:
554 acres Charles City Co.John
Roper 16 Jun 1714
Henrico County, Virginia Deeds, 1706-1737 ", Compiled by Benjamin B. WEISIGER, III (1985): p. 170 James COLE of Henrico Co., leases and makes over to his brother Joseah COLE, land known as Low Grounds, 50 acres , for 99 years, and said Joseph to Keep plantation and houses in good repair and pay 1 shilling yearly. 31 Aug. 1724 Wit : Wm ROPER , James ROPER , Jno. ROPERSigned : James COLE, Joseph COLE Recorded 4 March 1727" [at p. 96]
p. 295. 1 March 1730 Thomas JACKSON of County & Parish of Henrico, to Samuel BUGG at same for £20, plantation where sald JACKSON lives, 150 acres in said Parish, bounded by Chickahominy Swamp, John ALDRIGH, dec'd, and John ROPER . W1t : Charles MORRIS , Ralf (R) BRENTLEY, John BUGG Wit: Thomas JACKSON Recorded 1st Mon. April 1731 Mary, Wife of Thomas, relinquished her dower right.” [at p. 115]
In a c1710
petition in Charles City Co. to have part of James City Co.
"which lieth above Chickahomony
River & bounds on the Lower side of this County being soe
very convenient to this County ... and soe very
inconvenient to James City Co. ..." put in Charles City Co. One signer was
William & Mary Quarterly 15, 280 states:
George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, appears to have been
the son of Robert Walton, of Cumberland Co. VA. ... Robert was probably from
New Kent Co., where we find at an early date Edward, George and Robert Walton.
It is not easy to say which of them was his father. George Walton, of New Kent,
married Sarah Roper and had issue:
(1) Mary, bapt. 23 Oct 1711; (2) Ann, bapt. 13 Sep 1713; (3) Jane, born 1715; (4) Sarah, b8 Mar 1718; (5) Jacob, born 22
Mar 1722.George Walton was one of the first magistrates of Brunswick Co.
in 1732. He died in 1767 leaving issue: John, Mary Ledbetter, CatherineHarris, and Isaac Row Walton.
A land patent for John
Roper for Charles City Co. for 16 Jun 1714,
554 acs. Beg. in the forke of the Broad Run of ChickahominySw. adj. Mr. Drury Stith,
Thos. Christian, one of Spencer, Brookes & Hickman & Capt. John Stith, p. 195. 220 acs.
part purchased of Nicholas & Wm. Cox, the first
patentees, by patent dated 4 Oct 1675.
Imp. of 7 pers: Joshua Terrellis,
Hen Briggs, JnoFosset, AgnetaTenny, Eliza.Yates,
Henry Badcocke, John Lambert.
Office Index: John Roper. 16 Jun
1714Charles City Co., 554 acres. Begg.at
a pine in the fork of the Broad run which runs into ChickahominySwamp.
Pat. 10, 1710-19, p195
A land patent for Thomas Christian for Charles City
Co. for 16 Dec1714,
1320 acs. Adj. cor. of Mr. Drury Stith; Samuel Eale; John Stokes (Stoakes); up
the Miry Br; John Evins; Capt John Stith; on fork of the Broad Run; & John Roper's line; p. 211. ...
at Large, p. 648 lists:...GilleeGromarrin ... county of Henrico ... made his
last will... 16 Oct 1716 ... That the said tract of 320 acres ...
beginning at an elm tree on James River, at Roper's fishing place, ...
The Daughters of the American Revolution list the
following soldiers in the Revolution from Virginia: Charles Roperbc1720 d c1790/91 m AnnPS Richard Roperbc1735 d 1783 m (2) Ann LewisPS Charles Roper b 19 Apr 1758
d aft 1 Mar 1838 m Elizabeth ButlerPS
Charles City Co., VA Wills & Deeds 725-1731:
p.22: Deed 4 May 1725 Henry Wyattof St. Peters
Parish, New Kent Co to Thomas Hamlett of Charles
City Co., for 10 pd, 50 acres; part of a tract of 300 acres formerly
patented by Thomas Spencer, William Hitchman and
Thomas Brooks, bounded by dividing line between Col. Hill and Henry Wayatt.Wit: Jno. Roper, Robt.
Walton, Francis (d) Day. Signed Hen. Wyatt. Recorded 5 May 1725.
p.24: Deed 4 Apr 1725 Henry Wyatt of
St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co. to Francis Day of Westover Parish, Charles
City Co., for 100 pd, 500 acres in Westover Parish, being land Henry Wyatt
died seized of, bounded by Cockes branch and land
Thomas Hamlett bought of above Wyatt, and Hill's
line; with all houses, etc. Wit: Jno. Roper, Robt.Walton, Tho. (-) Hamlett.Signed: Hen. Wyatt. Recorded 5 May 1725.
p.170: Deed 7 Jun 1727 John Woodham of Charles
City Co. to Richard Barnes of same, for 15 pd,
land bounded by Gilleys Run, John Stoke's
line, and Herrin Creek, 125 acres. Wit: John Stith, Jno. Wright, Charles Parish. Signed: John Wood(I)ham. Recorded 7 Jun 1727. Delivery
and seizin witnessed by Jno. Roper, John Crew, Sam'lRuller
p.234: Deed Henry Stokes and Young Stokes of Charles City Co., for 2400
lbs tobacco, to John Roper, Jr. of
same, 150 acres in WestoverParish, bounded by Ham Woodhouse; being
part of a tract patented by Mr. Rowland Place
and by him sold to Silvanus Stokes; with all houses,
etc. Dated 6 Nov 1728. Wit: John Gilly, John Roper, Sr., William Ridlehurst. Signed: Henry Stokes, Ann
Stokes.Recorded 3 Apr 1729. Ann, wife of Henry Stokes, relinquished her dower right.
p.260: Accounts Current of estate of William Blackburn. Debits: Thomas Gunter
(1 years wages), Peter Rock, Jno.
Hales, Edward Woodham (15 bushells of corn for his freedom corn), Jane Huckaby (for two months service), Thos Epes
Roper.Accounds examined by Stephen Dewey,
Wm Acrill. 5 Nov 1729. Presented by Elizabeth Blackburn, Adm'x.
p.273: Deed of gift Joseph Bradly of Westover
Parish, Charles CityCo., for fatherly love, to my two sons Benjamin
Bradly and Thomas Bradly,
595 acres, patented by Capt. John Stith of this county,decd and left by him to his
son William, and by power from him to William Randolph, Esq.,sold
to said Joseph Bradly. To my son
Thomas, the land from the main road to Storys Run,
with plantation where William Thomson lately lived, with all houses, 298 acres.
Benjamin Bradly's land is from main road to Shaddos branch, together with plantation where quarter of
Madam Stith hath been, with all houses, 297 acres. 3 Mar
1729/30. Wit: John Basly, James Roper. Signed:
Joseph (IB) Bradly. Livery and seizin witnessed by Jno. Roper, James (I) Roper.Recorded 4 Mar 1729/30.
p.308: Deed 28 Oct 1730 Robert Cole of Henrico Co., planter
to John Roper, Jr. of Charles City
Co., planter, for 12 pd, 60 or 70 acres boundedby Col. Benja.
Harrison (formerly belonging to Madam Sarah Bland), Herring Creek Swamp,
commonly called beaver pond, Negro Cabbinbranch,which was formerly purchased by my dec'd father Robert Cole of Mr. John Baxter and Sarah his
wife; with all houses. Wit: John (B) Bradly, Issac (X) Sampson, John
Robert Cole. Recorded 4 Nov 1730.
p.336: Deed 3 Apr 1731 John Hamlet
of Charles City Co., planter, to Richard Hamlett
of same, for 15 pd, 86 acres in Westover Parish, bounded by Shiplies
branch, Northern branch, Giles Faque's land;
with all houses, etc. Wit: John Roper,
John (+) Edwards. Signed: John Hamlet.
Recorded 1st Wed. in Apr 1731. Sarah, wife of John, relinquished her
DAR Patriot Index, p. 581: Richard Roper b c1735 d 1783 m2 Ann Lewis Patriot service VA
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 Mar1843Marion Co., SC wife: Martha Capell
b 10 Apr 1768GreensvilleCo.,
VA d 29 Sep 1846Marion Co.,
SC -> Richard Thomas Roper b 8 Oct
1806Marion Co., SC m 28 Feb 1836 d 1868Choctaw Co., AL
wife: Helena Delvina
Corley b 1 Jun 1819Edgefield
Dist., SC d 1861Choctaw Co.,
AL -> Elisha Roper b 22 Sep 1858Choctaw
Co., AL m 21 Dec 1891 d 10 Oct1948Plainview,
TX wife: Louisa Margt. Niedecken b 15 Nov 1874St. Clair
Co., IL d 8 Mar 1962Plainview,
TX -> Fairy C. Roper b 2 Jan 1917Eastland Co., TX
Annals of Henrico Parish states on p. 27: In
obedience to an Order of the Vestry of this parish, and according to the
directions of an Act of Assembly entitled an Act for Settling the titles and
bounds ofLand and for preventing
unlawful shooting & Ranging thereupon. We, the Subscribers, having gon in procession ofthe Several Lands within our precinct,
as by order dated Dec'r ye 61735, with the freeholders followeth, viz: ... John Roper,
his line not to be found below Boar Swp.
Founders and Patriots of American Independence
by H. E. Weston: V. 28, p. 65-66: William Roper III (24 Sep
1736-1833) m 1779Elizabeth Williams, VA.
is the William Roper listed above as
born in Charles City Co.
Founders and Patriots of American Independence by H. E. Weston: V. 28, p. 65-66: William Roper III (24 Sep 1736-1833) m 1779Elizabeth Williams, VA.
Charles City County, Virginia Records 1737-1774
with Several 17thCentury Fragments by Benjamin B. Weisiger III: July
Court 1737: p. 11: Will of John
Roper, dec'd, presented by Susanna Roper, William Roper
and Joseph Roper, the executors, and
proved by Thomas Bryan, John Marshall and Thomas Alfriend.
Philip Smith, James Christian, Charles Christian and John Bradly to appraise the estate.August
Court 1737: p. 13: Inventory of John
Roper recorded. May Court 1740: p. 129:
Churchwardens to bind James Talbot to Joseph
Roper March Court 1742: p. 238: Will of Lewis Merredeth
presented by Elizabeth Meredeth, one of the executor. Elizabeth Willard
relinquished her right of executorship. March Court 1744: On petition of John Roper, it is ordered that Thomas
Harris Williams and Lucy Williams, son and daughter of Ann Williams, be bound to him by Churchwardens. May Court 1744: p. 296: Deed of gift
John Roper and Jane his wife to their son David Roper recorded. August Court 1744: p. 318: Samuel
Harwood, Edward Brodnax, Richard Kennon
and David Stokes and John Edloe, Jr. to settle and
lay off the dower of Ann Bachurst in estate of her dec'dhusband Samson Merredeth.
February Court 1745: Deed of Bowery
Wood to Charles Collawn proved by William Talbott, Harry Creedle and Arthur Roper. April Court 1746: Deed of Isaac
Sampson to Thomas Roper
recorded. September Court 1747: Deed of Thomas Roper to John Samson recorded. October Court 1747: Will of
Elizabeth Willard, dec'd, presented by Elizabeth Merredeth,
Executrix, and proved by Malcom Stuart, Samson Merredeth
and William Meekins. August Court 1748: p. 484: Deed of William Roper to John Roper recorded. Mary,
wife of William, relinquished her dower right. April Court 1749: Will of Elizabeth
Johnson proved by SamsonMerredeth and Joseph
Brock, who say they saw Sarah Jackson also witness same. June Court 1749: p. 494: Deed of David Merredeth
to William Buxton recorded. Mary, wife
of David, relinquished her dower right. November Court 1750: p. 585: Edmund Eppes, David Merredeth, Turner Christian and Joseph Roper to appraise estate of Joseph Bradley, dec'd. November Court 1755: p. 304: Deed John Roper to Samuel Gregory recorded. November Court 1757: p. 493: Will of
Thomas Evans presented by Susanna Evans, the Executrix, and proved by Agatha Johnson and Benjamin Crew, who say they also saw
John Crew witness it. Jonathan Patteson
and John Crew, Jr., security.John Bradley, Benjamin
Bradley, Joseph Roper and Gideon Christian
to appraise estate.
Will and deed book for 1766-1774 "This book was taken by a Union Soldier
from a lot about to be burned by Union troops in Virginia"
p. 283: Will of Giles Fawqua, 22 Nov 1760Wit.:Joseph
Roper ... Recorded 5 Jun 1771. Joseph Roper and John Rodgers, Security. October Court 1762: p. 495: Deed David Roper of Orange Co. NorthCarolina
to David Roper of same, recorded.
Will and deed book for 1766-1774: p. 128: Will of Thomas Roper, planter of Charles City Co. Dated 15 Nov
1766. To wife
Susannah, for widowhood, all of estate. If she marries again, 1/2 to
her and 1/2 to be divided between my brother
Joseph Roper and my cousinJane Edwards. Executors: wife, Joseph Roper and Williams Edwards. Wit: John Crittenden,
Wm Crittenden, Shadrach Roper. Signed: Thomas Roper.Recorded 3 May 1769.
p. 63: last part of Will of Benjamin Bradley... Dated 21 Feb 1768. Wit: John
Crew, Benja. Roper, Stephen Hubbard. Recorded 4 May 1768
p. 133: Inventory of Thomas Roper,
no values given, 8 May 1769 by Joseph
Roper and William Edwards. Recorded 7 June 1769.
p. 178: Will of John Bradley ... 17 April 1769....Wit: Joseph Roper...Recorded 7 Feb 1770...
p. 336: Deed 7 Aug 1771 Francis Wilson of Charles City Co.,
to Jeffry Gilliam of same, for 50 pd, 125 acres that
said Wilson purchased of John
Gilliam, bounded by William Edwards,
Thomas Russell, William West and said Jeffry...Recorded
p. 512: Accounts 1771 of Mr. John
Bradley with James Eppes, his guardian. Mentions:
Michael Shearman, schoolmaster; Jeremiah Creech, taylor; Joseph Roper for shoes; Nicholas Holt for schooling,Pleasant Cocke,
Amos & James Ladd, James Binford, Thomas Holt. Recorded 3 Nov 1773.
p. 5??: Deed 10 Dec 1773. James Roach of
Charles City Co. and David Roach of Halifax Co., to Amos & James
Ladd for 50 pd, land bounded by fork in roads to West's and Swinherd's,
David Roper, Hansford, John Kelshaw, Westover, and land formerly Ellyson
Crew's but now Amos & James Ladd's. 100 acres.
...Recorded March 1774.
list the Merredeth records because Meredith/Meriday
Roper occurs in northern NC records shortly after this time.Not that Joseph
Roper and David Merredeth
occur in the same record.I suspect that
Joseph married a Merredeth and that Meredith Roper is
Index: VA Rev. War Records: Jesse
Roper 174? VA:677
Executive Journals, Council of Colonial VA:
p.80: At a Council held 9 Dec 1741: To John Roper Sixteen hundred Acres in Brunswick
on both Sides Bryery Creek on the South Side of Great
Roster of Soldiers, V.1, The
TN Soc. of the DAR 1894-1960: Robert
Franklin b 1741 BedfordCo.,
VA d 9 Dec 1831Campbell Co., VA m 1767Ireland
d 1831Campbell Co., VA. Soldier in the VA Troops.Served
while a resident of Campbell Co., VA. Children: Benjamin b 1768 Owen b 1770 m Elizabeth Roper 25 Dec
1798;John b 1772 m Ann Dinwiddie 17 Dec 1801
Lewis m Eliza Wood;Elizabeth
m Peter North 4 Feb 1802;Thomas, d
Robert b 1777 m Mary Perrow22 Feb 1800;Nancy m Lawrence
Sallie m1 Thomas North 29 Dec 1805 m2 Leonard Thomas;Mary m Jennings;Margaret
Roper Family Genealogical Notes, VA State Library Acc.
25899: Charles Roper and his wife Ann came from England.
Their children:David and Carell
b 29 Jun 1742;Jane
b 6 Mar 1744 m Browder;Millie b 27 Aug 1747 m Mahon;Annie b 1 Aug 1749 m Dennis Still Jessie b 31 May 1751; William b 26 Jun 1753 m Sallie Hard; Allen
b 3 Apr 1756Charles,
Jr. b 19 Apr 1758 m Elizabeth Butler d 1 Feb 1837
Fork Inn, Dinwiddie Co.,
VA Josiah (Jeremiah) b 26 Apr
b 26 Jun 1766 m Lucy Shackleford
This was copied from the family Bible belonging to Roscoe RoperMoore of Cold
Water, MS. Charles Roper, Jr. and Elizabeth Butler children: Nancy Roper b 6 Apr 1777 d 15 Jun 1850 m Benjamin Moore22 Dec 1796.They are cousins.Elizabeth m Banister Shackleford;Martha
m Richard Ledbetter;Dolly
m Louis Meredith;Goodwin
died in youth
This data about Charles Roper, Jr.
and Elizabeth Butler was copied from
the chart sent to Mrs. R. R. Mooree by Sallie
Roper, Sr. was Sallie's great grandfather. Sallie was
formerly a Roper. Her mother was Nancy
Virginia State Library records: Charles City Co.May Court 1744: John Roper and Jane his wife in open Court acknowledges a Deed of
gift to their Son David Roper as
their act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Charles City Co. record dated July
1762: An Indenture of Bargain and sale Between David Roper of Orange County in North Carolina of the one
part and David Roper of the same
County and Province of the other part was this Acknowledged in Court by the
past mentioned David Roper and is Ordered to be Recorded.
neither of these records describe the land involved.
Roper, Barrow and Lacy Family Bible record #30754 at
Va. State Lib.: David Roper b 13 Nov 1744
Apr 1808 Child: Rebeckah C. Roper b 1 Mar 1783
Mar 1815 m 17 Jan 1809 John Barrow b 19 Nov 1776Children: Mildred R. Barrow b 2 Dec
1809;William E. Barrow b 29 May 1811 Nathaniel R. Barrow b 1 Oct
Family record sheet from Donald K. Roper, 1707 Parkwood, Garden CityKS: David Roper b 13 Nov 1744
d 16 Apr 1808 Charles City,
CharlesCity Co., VA. Children:
1. John b Charles City Co., VA
2. William b c1775 Charles City Co., VA d c1805 Charlotte Co., VA m Frances C. Jackson c1796
3.Ann b Charles
City Co., VA m Richard Waddill
4.Lucy A. b Charles City
Co., VA m William Howlett6 May 1797
5. Rebecca C. b 1 Mar 1783 Charles City Co., VA d 28 Mar 1815
m John Barrow 17 Jan 1809
6. George b Charles
City Co., VA m Anna
7.Edward b 1781 Charles City Co.,
VA d 9 Mar 1826 Charles City
8. David b 1792 Charles City Co., VA d 28 Feb 1827Richmond, VA
9.Elizabeth b Charles
City Co., VA m Henry Phillips
10.Mildred b Charles City
Co., VA m Thomas Smith
Office Index: John Roper, Brunswick
Co., 1 Aug 1745, 1601 acres. On both sides
of Briery Creek. Pat. #22, 1743-45, p.316.
above for an earlier date of 1741.
BrunswickCounty deeds for the
1700s: Some records for Rosser have been interpreted as for Roper.
I have personally inspected these records and judge them to be Roper John Roper of Charles City Co. to
John Johnson of Brunswick Co. deed 200 acres 1746 3-254 This Indenture made this ninth day of November in the year of our Lord God one Thousand seven
hundred& forty six between John Roper of the County of Charles
City of the one part and John Johnson of the County of Brunswick of
the other part Witnesseth that the said John Roper for and in Consideration of
the sum of Twenty pounds Current Money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the s'd John Johnson the Receipt where of he doth hereby
acknowledge of him self therewith fully and entirely satisfied hath granted
Bargained sold aliened. Released & Confirmed and by these presents for him
self and his heirs and assignes for Ever one Certain parcell of Land Containing Two hundred acres more or less
lying & being in the Countyof Brunswick it being part of a
larger tract of sixteen hundred and one acres which was granted to the said Roper by Latterspattent dated at Williamsburg
the first day of August onethousand seven hundred and forty five which
s'd Two hundred be the same moore
or less lying & being in the afores. County of
Brunswick on the North side of bryery Creek... John Roper of Charles City Co.
to Thomas Divitly of Brunswick Co. deed 1200
acres 1748 3-440 John Roper of Charles City Co. to
George Hagood of Brunswick Co. deed 100 acres 1748 3-442 John Roper of Charles City Co. to
Edward Going of Brunswick Co. deed 100 acres 1748 3-444 Richard Roper
from John Hunt deed 140 acres 1765
8-6 Charles Roper of Bath Parish
in Dinwiddie Co. from Hugh Williams & wife deed 200 acres south side
of NottawayRiver1767 9-67 Richard Roper of Northampton Co.,
NC to Lewis Jackson deed 200 acres 200 acres Rocky
10-44 Charles Roper & wife Ann of Bath Parish in Dinwiddie
Co. to Robert Read deed where David Roper, son of Charles Roper, now lives 1771 10-402 William Roper of Bath Parish
in Dinwiddie Co. from Jesse Cristie & wife
deed 1773 11-71 David Roper from Jesse Jones &
wife deed 188 acres 1774 11-225 David Roper & wife Mary to James Jones deed 187 acres 1775 11-417 William Roper & wife Sarah to Richard Smith deed 50 acres 1777 12-214 William Roper from William Burgess
& wife deed 150 acres 1777
12-215 David Roper from
James Jones & wife deed 1778
13-91 David Roper from James Howerton & wife deed 1778 Wit: William Roper 13-94 Charles Roper of Bath Parish
in Dinwiddie Co. from Thomas Haley & wife deed 1778 13-96 William Roper & wife Sarah to David Roper deed 61 acres 1778
13-98 David Roper & wife Mary to Thomas Bull deed 1778 13-134 David Roper from IshamTrotler & c deed 1783 13-212 David Roper from Joel Biggs &
wife deed 50 acres 1785 14-128 David Roper & wife Mary to James Quarles deed 61.5 acres 1786 Wit: William Roper 14-188 David Roper & wife Mary to John Lattimore
deed 56 acres 1788 14-345 William Roper to Joel Roper of Dinwiddie Co. deed
100 acres 1792 Wit: Benjamin Roper, David Roper 15-182 Joel Roper & wife Lucy of Dinwiddie Co. to James
Quarles deed 1792 Wit: Benjamin Roper, David Roper 15-231 David Roper Senr
from Richard Coleman deed 61.5 acres 1793
15-438 William Roper from James Quarles
deed 1793 Wit: David Roper 15-439 William Roper to Charles Roper'sExors
D.T. Joel Roper of Dinwiddie Co.
deed 100 acres 1793 15-441 David Roper & wife Mary to Richard Coleman deed 1797 16-403 & 405
Dinwiddie Co. VA Data 1752-1865: Surveyor's
Platt Book 1755-1865: 17 Apr 1751, James Roper of Brunswick Co. 44
ac. on north side of Nottoway R. adj. Ludwell Jones
& Joshua Wynn. 17
Nov 1758, Charles Roper
89.5 ac. on both sides of Stell's Rd. adj William Woodward, James Pittilloes,
George Stell & Stephen Dervey.
Will Book: Rev. Devereux Jarratt: 1790 Wit: Joel Roper & Dennis Marshall Charles Roper estate 1791-1792 Wit: Joel Roper;Charles Roper1799-1801
Wit: Goodwyn Roper
Revolutionary Soldiers in KY: Roll of
Pensioners: p.144: David Roper, Pvt.VA line, 31 Oct 1822
$40 age 78 (b c1755)
17th Century Isle of Wight
County, VA states on p. 453 William Exum
made his will in Southampton Co., VA 1756 (Book 1, p. 210). Children: Joseph; Barnaby; William; Moses;
Michael; Elijah; Mary; Arthur; Sarah; Purcell; Parnell Roper.
Registry of Albemarle Parish, Surry & SussexCos., VA
by R. B. Richards: p. 136: Thomas S. of Richard Northcross
and w. Jane b 13 Jul 1757 c 19 Feb 1758. Gdpts Edward Powell, Wm. Hewitt,
Roster & Soldiers, The TN Soc. of the DAR
1894-1960: p.1673: Turner Wooten b 1757Buckingham Co.,
VA d 22 Nov 1833 Dandridge,
Jefferson Co., TN m 26 Oct 1794 Nancy Roper b 25 Jan 1775
Jun1851. Turner Wooten, Soldier, Virginia.
While a resident of Buckingham Co.VA, enlisted
in 1781 in Capt. Tabb's Co.,
Col. Charles Dabney'sVirginia Regiment and
was at the siege of Yorktown and witnesses the surrender
of Lord Cornwallis. Serving 12 months in all. He was
allowed Pension on his application executed 13 Sep 1832 while a resident of Jefferson Co., TN. Widow, Nancy Roper Wooten Pension claim No.
R1160. Resided in Buckingham Co., VA during the War.
Aug 1794 m Joseph Townsend;Jack
Sep 1797 d in infancySally b 27 Dec 1803 m Thomas Davies;Polly
b 6 Oct 1804 m Jonathan John WoodRhoda b 1805 m Alfred Costiller;Josiah b 18 Mar 1807 m Elizabeth
ShelbyJohn b 26 Nov 1808 m Anna Walker;William
Oct 1810 d 1 Oct 1823George
b 27 Oct 1812 m Aliza Bryan;Elizabeth b 2 Apr 1815 m1 James Gillett m2 Rev.
Henry PriceJames b 2 Apr 1817 m Jefferson
Co., TN;Robert b 10 Apr 1819 m Clarinda Hope Descendants: Nancy W. Walker (W.M.) #391191 Jessie W. Randolph (W.W.) #391190
The Virginia Genealogist 1, 96: Coleman-Roper, Dinwiddie Co., VA. Wish
names of parents, brothers and sisters of both Isham Coleman, born 17 Sep 1758, and his wife Ann Roper, born 13 Apr 1763.
...Mrs. A. E. Swanson, Newellton,
Virginia State Library Bible Record #28682: Dinwiddie
Co. Bible copy provided by Eudoria Coleman Hodges of Dallas,
TX. From Bible of John Goodwin Coleman of Hancock Co., GA. Isham Coleman b 17 Sep1758 d 1 Nov 1825 m Ann Roper b
13 Apr 1763 d 16 Oct 1825 Child: John Goodman Coleman b 3 Feb 1806
d 14 Dec 1851 m 28 Jan 1830Eliza F. Little b 5 Dec 1808d 12?
Jun 1853 (she m2 Hurston).
Eliza's parents: Thomas Little b 15 Mar 1774 d 4 Apr 1853m 10 Dec1811 Elizabeth F. Hudson b 3 Jun 1784 d 16 Oct
Children of John & Eliza Coleman: Ann Eliza Coleman b 27 Nov
1830 d 14 Jan 1856;Sarah
JaneColeman b 19 Feb
1832 Thomas Jefferson Coleman b 28 Aug
1833;John Nathan Coleman b 19 Sep
1835 Margaret Eugenia Coleman b 19 Sep
1835;Emily Roper Coleman b 2 Sep 1839 William Sydney Coleman b 10 Oct
1841;Paul Ere? Coleman b 5 Sep 1843 Mary Goodwin Coleman b 26 Sep
1845;stillborn son b 13 May
1849. Ann Eliza Coleman m Abner A. Cook (d 29 Jun 1861)
23 Mar 1847
Children: Thomas Abner
Cook b 19 May 1848;John Goodwin Cook b 23 Sep 1852.Sarah
Jane Coleman m Leroy G. Havis7 May 1854
Children: Annie Eliza Havis b 8 Jan 1855;William Paul Havis b 4 Apr 1857.Margaret Eugenia Coleman m Thomas
L. Whaley 12? Aug 1855
Children: John Franklin Whaley b 25 Dec
1853 d 28 May 1859;Mary
Eliza Whaley b 15 Apr 1857.Emily
Roper Coleman m Abner A. Cook 8 Jul 1856
Children: Bihes? Cook (male) b 26 Jun 1857;S? Pierce Cook b 4 Feb 1860.Emily
Roper Colemanm ?Taylor5 Dec 1862.Thomas
Jefferson Coleman m Lizzie Hope
Feb 1844 d 30 Nov 1862) 11 Nov
Child: Lizzie Hope Coleman b 21 Nov
1862 d 26 Jan 1865.John Nathan Coleman m Jessie? C. Adkins 2 Aug 1865. William Sidney Coleman m Mary Littlejohn 10 Apr 1867.
Roster & Soldiers, The TN Soc. of the DAR
1894-1960: p.473: Isham Coleman b 17 Sep 1758Dinwiddie Co., VA d 1 Nov 1825DinwiddieCo., VA
m c1785VAAnn Roper b 13 Apr 1763d 16 Oct 1825.
Records in Adj. Gen. Off., Wash.,
DC show that "one Isham
Coleman served in the Rev. War as a private in Capt. Alexander Rose's Co.
6th VA Reg., commanded successively by Lt. Col. James Hendricks and Lt. Col.
Charles Simms. Date of enter into service not shown. Name first appears on Co.
muster roll for 24 Nov 1776 to 31 May 1777, dated 16 Jun
1777, and Co. payroll for Feb 1778 shows him discharged 19 Feb
1778. Children: Isham J. b 16 Oct 1803 m Mary Roe; John Goodwin b
3 Feb 1806 m Eliza Featherstone Little; Charles;
Thomas; Washington. Descendants: Elizabeth (Bess) J. Wiggs
(Jack W.) #399442; Mary E. (Betty) W. Patten (George Zeboim)
#439683; Ottice Jordan Swanson (Alva E.) #476238
To the WorshipfullCourtofCharles
an Inventory of the Estate of John Roper
deceased taken by us the Executors under our oath written. To one Negro Man,
Two Horses, Eleven head of Cattle, one head of Hogs, Twelve head of Sheep,
three feather Beds, ___ ___ there with, four Iron Pots, one Iron Skillet,
Bottle, To a parcel of Pewter consisting of Dishes, Basons,
Plates and other Pewter, Five Chests and two Chests of Drawers, three Tables,
Five Chairs, two Gasses, a set of Pistols and Holdsters
with other furniture therewith belonging, three sadles,
one wide sadle, one Cart and Horse, Harness, Two Soo__ and Gear thereunto belonging, four Spinning Wheels, a
parcel of Carpenters Coopers and Shoemakers Tools, To a parcel of Cash, Tubs,
Pails and other Woods? Ware, a parcel of Earthen Ware and Glass a pair of Sheet
yards and two pair of Scales, Some leather and Raw Hides, one warming pan, one
frying Pan a Bo? Iron, Spice mortor, Candlesticks and
other small necessaries ____ Ware, Axes, Hoes, Harrow Sceth
and old Iron, a parcel of Tobacco and Sundry other necessaries.November 8th 1759. Jean Roper, David Roper, Charles Roper. At a Court held for Charles City County the 3d day of September 1766. The
before written Inventory of the Estate of John
Roper deceased was ____ into Court by Jane
Roper, David Roper, and Charles Roper his Executors, and by the Court Aspered to be as orded and truly
Family record sheet from Donald K. Roper, 1707 Parkwood, Garden CityKS: John Roper d 1759 Charles City Co., VA. Children:
1. Jean;2. David b 13 Nov 1744Charles City Co., VA d 16 pr 1808;3. Charles
think that Jane/Jean is John's wife rather than his daughter.
Roster & Soldiers, The TN Soc. of the DAR
1894-1960: p.830: Samuel Henderson b 1759Abbington,
VT d 1804Jefferson Co., TN
m 1792VAAmanda Travis b 1764 d 1819; children:
John b 1793 m Amanda Traine;Jane
m Joseph Roper;Flora m Billy Woods
Descendant: Ella Henderson Russel (G.T.) #90437
Land patents in DinwiddieCountyfor 1760s: Charles Roper, 10 Sep 1760,
39.5 acres, P.B.33, pg. 895 on both side of Stills Road-D.P.B. pg. 25 James Roper, 11 Jul 1761,
44 acres, P.B.33, pg. 1039 on the north side of the Nottoway River-D.P.B. pg. 6
Office Index: James Roper, Dinwiddie
Jul 1761. 44 acres.On
the N. side of NottowayRiver. Pat. 33, 1756-61, V.4, p.1039.
Stokes Co. Heritage (NC): #752 Jacob C. Newsom
II: Jacob C. Newsom II son of Jacob C. I and Holdy Roperwas born in 1762 in SouthhamptonCo. VA.
He served with the Virginia Troops in the American Rev. and was with Capt.
Howell Edmonds Co. at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.About 1790
he moved to Halifax Co. VA where he lived for five years and then moved
to Raleigh, NC.
later he moved to GuilfordCo. where he
served as High Sheriff for twenty years. He was also a foreman in the gold
mines at Jamestown. He married Lucy (Polly) Barham
deed in October Court 1762, p.
495: David Roper of Orange Co., NC
to David Roper of same,
a David Roper in Orange Co., NC deeded land in Charles City Co., VA to another
David Roper in Orange Co., NC.Presumably the latter David went to Charles City Co. to occupy the
land.Perhaps they are father and son,
and the son went back to the family land left in Virginia.A David Roper received a Granville land grant
in Orange Co., NC in 1760; this is probably the father and his new land.
The following are Virginia
marriages in the 1700s: John Roper b 1763 Brunswick Co., d 1852
Oak Level, AL
served in Rev. War, m Sarah Lewis. William Roper m 23 Feb 1786 Elizabeth Wood, Campbell County William Roper m 27 Apr 1792 Polly Moorman, spinster, Albemarle
Co. James Roper m 26 Jan 1793 Molly Sims, Cumberland Co.bm Henry Smith Test Randolph Roper
DAR Lineage Book,
V.57, p.26 #56074: Mrs. Olive Judson
Giles, b Autauga Co., AL, w Benj.
Franklin Giles, desc. Of John Roper d Sam. Smith Booth &
Rachel Eliz. Roper, gdJoseph F. Roper & Margaret H. McEwen, ggdJohn Roper & Sarah Lewis; J. Roper b 1763Brunswick,
VA d 1852Oak Level, AL.
V.66, p.251 #65738: Mrs. Ada Howell Cannon, b Springville,
AL w Wm. Cannon, desc. John Roper d Wm. McDaniel
Howell & AnnieChandler, gdWm. Howell & Mary Fincher Roper, ggdJohn Roper & Sarah____; John R. b 1763Brunswick,
VAd1852Oak Level, AL
A Revolutionary War pension
application #S4133 exists for Drury
Roper b 1764 in ChesterfieldCounty, s/o Joseph Roper. Drury served as a
substitute for his father four times, being involved in the Siege of Yorktown,
the surrender of Cornwallis and guarding prisoners in Winchester.
He was allowed a pension 13 Sep 1832 while residing
in Jefferson County, TN.
think this is the Joseph Roper in Charles City Co. (see above and below).Joseph may have lived near the border and thus
occurred in both counties' records.
The following are Virginia
wills/inventories/adm. in the 1700s: John, 1766, CharlesCityCounty
(inventory 1759, rec1766) James, 1767, Brunswick County
(Cannot find, may be James Rosser.) Thomas, 1769, CharlesCityCounty David, 1783, GreensvilleCounty (No, this is for
David Rosser.);Shadrack, 1784, Powhatan County Thomas, 1792, Loudoun County(inventory, see below);John,
Susannah, 1794, PowhatanCounty
was a witness for an agreement between Thomas Awbrey
& John Semple on 4 Apr 1765 in LoudounCounty. Thomas Roper was a witness for an
indenture between James Spencer & John Hough on 27 Jul 1769
in LoudounCounty. Thomas Roper was a witness for an
indenture between William Neilson & Robert Hamilton on 1 May 1770
in LoudounCounty. Thomas Roper is on the LoudounCounty tax list for 1771 in Shelburn
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.
A 1770 rent
roll for Fauquier County lists Benjamin
Loudoun Co. and Faquier Co. (in northern Virginia)
Ropers may be descendants of the John Roper who came to Northumberland Co. in
1656 (see above).
A Walk around Leesburg, p. 11, states: 20 South King Street: The
original building on this site was erected in the 1770s by Thomas Roper
and was known as the Eagle Tavern. George Washington's journal mentions his
staying at Roper's Tavern when he
passed through Leesburg. (Leesburg is the county seat of LoudounCounty.) When the
structure was rebuilt in the early 1970s, only a portion of the north wall was
able to be saved.
16 May 1771
issue of Virginia Gazette:
To be sold (pursuant to the last Will and Testament of Mr. Thomas Williams,
deceased)to the highest Bidder, on Monday,
the 17th ofJune, at Dinwiddie
Courthouse, being Court Day, if fair, otherwise at the July Court following,
The land and plantation, near Petersburg, wheron
the said Williams lived, containing four Hundredand ten Acres, with sundry Improvements
thereon; also two other Tracts adjoining the same, one containing four Hundred
and forty four, and the other three Hundred and ninety three Acres; on each of
them there is a great Quantity of fine Timber, of Pine more especially. Twelve
Months Credit will be allowed for one Half the Purchase Money,
and two Years for the other Half, on giving Bond and approved Security. At the
same Time will also be sold another Tract of Four Hundred Acres, in the said
County of Dinwiddie, (next line illegible) Charles Roper, &c. Francis
Eppes, Thomas Williams, Executors
Will and Deed Book for Charles City Co. for
1766-1774: p. 283: Will of Giles Fewqua. 22 Nov
1760. Wit: Joseph Roper,
John x Rodgers Richard X Tucker, Jr. Recorded 5 Jun 1771.
p. 512 Accounts 1771
of Mr. John Bradley with James Eppes, his guardian.
...Joseph Roper for shoes; ...
Recorded 3 Nov 1773.
p. 544 Deed 10 Dec 1773 James Roach
and David Roach of Halifax Co., to Amos & James Ladd, for 50 pd.,
land bounded by fork in roads to West's and Swinherd's,
David Roper, Hansford, John Kelshaw, Westover and land formerly Ellyson
Crew's but now Amos & James Ladd's, 100 acres. Wit: Wm Gregory, Richmond
Terrell, John Crew. Rec. Mar
A list of the inhabitants of BrunswickCounty for 1773 contains: David Roper, David Roper, Jesse Roper (Some may be Rosser.)
Emigrants from England 1773-1776by G.
Fothergill: p. 92: Catharine Roper 32 spinner from London,
ship Elizabeth to Carolina
as an indented servant
Chesterfield Co. Wills 1749-1774: p.250: 2 Apr 1773
Daniel Weisegar, Jesse
Roper, Matt Branch and Thomas Cheatham to appraise estate of Donald
VA Colonial Soldiers: Dunmore's
War 1774: After John Connally, the agent of John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, Royal
Governor of Virginia, took
possession of FortPitt,
he named it FortDunmore
early in 1774. He attempted
retaliation for the Indians outrages and on 10 June the Governor called out the militia ofsouthwestVirginia
under the command of Gen. Andrew Lewis. In August the militia of Frederick
Co. under Maj. Angus McDonald raided the Indian towns on the Muskingum
River. Lord Dunmore came to the frontier and called on the meighboring militia to join in the expedition against the
hostiles. Before his forces could join those of Gen. Lewis, the Indians
attacked the latter on 10 October.
The Indians were soundly defeated at thebattle of Point Pleasant.
The following abstracts are taken from the records of the VA State Library and
in the Draper Manuscripts in the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Capt. Froman's roll: Jacob
Virginians in the Revolution: p.677: A list of
militia paid off at Pittsburg
in 1775. It is probable that these
were Colonial troops in Dunmore's War late in receiving their
pay....Practically all of them immediately joined the Rev. forces. Jacob Rooper
A Fauquier County will for George Neavill for 1774
list son-in-law John Roper (or Roser). Also listed are daughter Mary Roser and an administrator John Roser.
A 1775 will
exists in BrunswickCounty
for John Rosser.
than one person, including this author, has mistaken this will to be for
John Roper.It is possible that other "Roper"
records (see above and below) for Brunswick
are actually Rosser records.
A Rev. War pension application exists for Turner Wooten with wife Nancy Roper, b 25 Jan 1775,
d28 Jun 1851 in Bradley
Co., TN, m 26 Oct 1794 in Chesterfield
County, VA.Wooten b 1757 in Buckingham
Co., VA d 22 Nov 1833 in Dandridge, Jefferson Co., TN.Lived in Buckingham Co.,
VA during the war. Children: Nancy,
Aug 1794, m Joseph Townsend; Jack, b 1 Sep 1797, d young; Sally, b 22 Dec 1803 m Thomas Davies; Polly,
b 6 Oct 1804, m Jonathan John Wood; Rhoda, b 1805, m Alfred Costeller/Costiller; Josiah, b 18 Mar 1807, m Elizabeth Shelby; John R., b 26 Nov 1808,
m Anna Walker; William H., 6 Oct 1810 d 1 Oct 1823; George W., b
27 Oct 1812, m Eliza Bryan; Elizabeth b 2 Apr 1815, m 1st James Gillett & 2nd Rev. Henry Price; James b 2 Apr 1817, m Clarissa Hope in Jefferson Co., TN; Robert A. b 10 Apr 1819.
is probably a daughter of Joseph Roper (see above and below).
On 20 Aug 1775 freeholders and
inhabitants of Chesterfield County met to elect a committee. Joseph Roper was one of 57 signers of a
petition to the Third VA Convention.
In 1775 Thomas
Roper of Leesburg, Loudoun County gave a mortgage for his house and
lot in Leesburg to John Thornton of Stafford County in order to indemnify a
bond of 25 Sep 1773 Roper &
Thornton gave to Chas Cooper of the County of Fairfax. Thornton
of Stafford County. Date of signing is 9 Jun 1778.
On 31 Aug 1775
Thomas Roper, merchant, purchased a 60 square feet lot on King
Street of Leesburg, LoudounCounty from Stephen
Emery, blacksmith, and his wife Elizabeth for 41 pounds, one shilling and six
pence VA money.
This indenture made the 15 Nov 1775 between Thomas Roper of LoudounCounty
in the colony of VA merchant of the one part and John Thornton of the county
and colony aforesaid attorney at law of the other part. Whereas the above
contracting parties heretofore have been joined in trade and were partners in a
store in Leesburg kept under the firm of Thornton & Roper in the course of which partner ship they
contracted a debt to Charles Cooper late of the town of Colchester merchant for
about 200 pounds sterling for which they gave there joint bond and whereas the
said partnership has for sometime past
been dissolved the goods on hand and the debts outstanding turned over the said
Roper to enable him to pay the debts due andowing by
and from the concern and as a further security for paying the said debt to the
said Charles Cooper with interest thereon thisindenture witnesseth. (In
court 13 May 1776.)
Family record sheet from Donald K. Roper, 1707 Parkwood, Garden City KS: William Roper b c1775 VA d c1805 Charlotte
Co., VA m c1796 Frances C. Jackson
b 1777 VA d 1853 Campbell Co., VA; other husband: Charles Walker; Roper
1. Robert R. m 3 Aug 1817Campbell Co., VAElizabeth
2. Henry C. b 27 Aug 1799 VA d 13 May 1882
Sarcoxie, Jasper Co., MO m 11
Mar 1819 Nancy W. Lewis, Campbell Co., VA
3. Mildred A. m 26 Sep 1818 Daniel M. Black, Campbell Co., VA
4.Lucy B. m 11 Oct 1824 David Marshall, Campbell
is a son of David Roper of Charles
City Co., VA (see above).
They Came to KY: p.316: George Gastineau b 1776Washington
Co., VA m Polly Roper b 1795NC.Child: Elizabeth
b c1838. Washington Co.,VA records.
The 8 Jan 1776 proceedings of
the Fourth VA Convention listed freight for Norfolk
to include two hogsheads of Sugar for Messr: Roper & Boyd.
A petition from the inhabitants of CumberlandCounty to the Fifth VA
Convention was signed by Shadrack Roper.
It was received 5 Nov 1776.
On 31 Jul 1777Shadrack Roper of Powhatan County subscribed $12
for maintaining the militia.
On 13 Oct 1777Shadrack Roper signed an oath of allegiance to the commonwealth
of VA and renounced allegiance to
King George III. In Powhatan County.
Shadrach Roper was a witness for the
1769 will of Thomas Roper in Charles City Co. (see above).Cumberland Co. adjoins Powhatan Co. on the
west and only Chesterfield Co. lies between Powhatan Co. and Charles City Co.
to the east of Powhatan.
On 11 Aug 1777Thomas Roper purchased from John
Daniels Millar & wife Mary half of lot 54 in Leesburg, LoudounCounty.
The Cattles-Moore Family
Bible Records, 1771-1964 in VA State Lib: In the possesion
of Dr. Rosalie Carter, Franklin, TN,
presented to her by Miss Julia DillinHarkreader of Lebanon, TN
in 1956.Charles Roper Dillin b 2 Dec
1819 m 18 Mar 1845 Nancy Moore b 6 Apr 1777.
Benjamin Moore b 31 Aug
1771; Benjamin Moore m Nancy Roper 22 Dec 1796 Benjamin Moore d 7 Feb 1849
aged 77 years 5 months 7 days Nancy Moore d 15 Jun 1850
aged 73 years 2 months 9 days
Children: Martha Ann b 19 Jan
1798; Robert b 23 Apr 1800 Elizabeth b 2 Nov 1802
Sep 1840; John b 26 Feb
1805 d 1840 Benjamin b 20 Nov 1807
Jan 1814; Julia G. b
26 Mar 1810 Nancy R. b 11 May 1814 d 6 Feb 1828; Albert G. b 22 Sep 1817;Harriet
L. b 28 Oct 1820.
On 14 Sep 1778 Christopher Parfect
in Loudoun County gave Negro girl Chloe
(now in possession of Thomas Roper)
to Elizabeth Roper, wife of Thomas Roper, and to Nancy Roper, daughter of Thomas &
The Southside Virginian 7, 155 (1989): Death
Register, p.99: Shackelford m Eliza Roper b 1778 d 1854 d/o Charles & E. Roper; son: C.
Mecklenburg County VA Deeds 1779 to 1786: No Roper or Rosser mentions.
In the 4 Oct 1780 Virginia Gazette
newspaper: Advertisement of a vessel for sale at Warwick,
Apply to Jesse Roper at Warwick or
Bernard Markham near Manchester.
is probably another son of Joseph.
On 8 Nov 1780 David Roper in CharlesCityCounty
signed a petition against issuing new paper money.
In Ropervs Armistead is a deed dated 20 Mar 1780
between Mary Armistead, of the NewKentCounty,
widow, and William Armistead, of WilliamsburgCity, of the one part
and Bartholomew Dandridge, of New Kent County, of the other part. Mary's
husband, John, had died without will, William is their son. Lists
Virginians and West Virginians
1607-1870, V.2: p.448: John Roper b c1780New Kent Co. d c1820
at age 40 (4-371)
A 21 Jul 1780Loudoun County inventory for
Henry McCabe was approved by ThomasRoper, Samuel Murray and John Hereford.
Proved 11 Jun 1781
VA Revolutionary Pension Applications: V.19:
p.70: John Clay R2029
In 1781 he was again called out
under Capt. Holt and Lt. CharlesRoper and rendezvoused at Petersburg
and a detachment of 250 men was ordered to Bevil's,
three miles below Petersburg,
the detachment retreating before the enemy up to Chesterfield Court House.
At a General Court in Richmond City on 14 Dec
1781 was ordered that Jesse
Roper, Robert Boyd, William White and Robert Rawlins
examine into the state and situation of the publickgaol.
On 14 Sep 1781:
John Timberlake Clk: Q. Master-&c to Majr: R'd Claiborne (Richmond),
Inclosed you have the List of the men's names, which
were ordered first by the Governor, also specifying those who have refused
doing any further duty as to that tour, which they say was ordered by the
County Lieutenant, which they think the proper person to command them. As to my
knowledge of the matter, thought at the time I obtained the order that they
were to serve till regularly discharged as other guards for the Quarter
Master's department, which have been furnished us hitherto without the smallest
dispute-I hope this will convince Colo Davies that
Capt. Russell nor any of his assistants has not made any private agreement with
those guards.I am dear Sir with great
esteem &c &c." Jesse Roper, ...-"these men have gone
home, with a determination not to assist any longer"-..., John Roper,..., "now on
Taxpayers 1782-1787 lists: First number is white pole (m21-50), second is
slaves. Berkeley Co.: Nicholas Roper1 0 BrunswickCo.:David Roper 1 3William
Roper1 2 (These may be Rosser
instead of Roper.) Charles City Co.: Benjamin Roper2 1David Roper1 8Randolph Roper - - Samuel Roper1 1 Dinwiddie Co.: Charles Roper, Sr. 2 3Charles Roper, Jr. 1 - Fayette Co.:George Roper- - Henrico Co.:Jesse Roper 1 9John Roper 3 3 Loudoun Co.:Thomas Roper1 4
To aid in not confusing Roper and Rosser in these early records, which has
often been done, the following Rosser
names are listed: Prince George Co.: Burwell,
David, Martha, Peter(all Rosser) Brunswick Co.: John Fauquier Co.: John, Richard Campbell Co.: Jonathan, William Dinwiddie Co.: Michael
New Kent County land tax list for 1782:
pp. 234-237 William Roper estate 200 acres,Thomas
Roper 147 acres,John Roper 269 acres
A 1782 tax
list for Dinwiddie County lists: free male, negro >21, negro <21,
horses, cattle Charles Roper Jr
1 - - 2 10;Charles Roper Sen 2 2
1 4 17
Beginning on 12
Mar 1782 the justices of Greensville County held court for the
purpose of valuing property to be impressed for the public use in the Rev. War:
Richard Roper for 5 days carting 1
pound & 5 shillings.A similar list
for Brunswick & Greensville Counties: William Roper rendered service to Rev. War.
The Virginia Gazette newspaper of Richmond City
on 11 May 1782: John Brooke,
administrator, at Henrico, advertises for sale to the highest bidder before Mr. Jesse Roper's door in Richmond,
on 23 inst., a large quantity of household and kitchen furniture, the personal
estate of Abraham Cowley, deceased.
Virginia military land warrants, VA Military
District of Ohio, for Rev. War service lists:State Continental Line, beginning 8
Aug1782#2701 John Roper soldier 3 years
New Kent County military classes for 1782 include: Richard Roper class #12; Exempts: William Roper's estate
The compiler received a copy of the following
inventory from the Greensville Co. Court Clerk:An Inventory of the Real and Personal Estate
of Richard Roper Deceased. 19th day of December 1782.
One Negroe fellow Dick, 3 Horses, 13 Cattle, 10 Hogs,
5 Sheep, 7 Geese, 1 Cart, 3 Ases, 2 Ploughs, 2 Plough
Hoes, 1 Chissel, 1 Auger, 1 Wedge, 10 Hoes, 3 Beds, 2
Bedsteads, 4 Dishes, 8 Plates,1 Bason, 1 Porringer, 8
Spoons, 2 Pots,1 Skillet, 1 Frying Pan, 1 Grid Iron, 1 Pint Pots, 1 Smooth Bord Gun, 3 Saddles, 1 pair Saddle Bags, 1 Choas?, 3 Pails, 1 Washing Tub, 1 Half Bushel Measure, 4
Chairs, 1 pr. Steelyards, 1 Soom and Gear, 1 Spining Wheel, 3 pr. Cotton Cards 1 Ginn,
1 Spice Mortar and Pestle, 1 Candlestick and Snuffers, 1 Saddle housing, 1
Small bag, One Bar of Iron, Corn, Fodder, Pork, Fat, 1 Butter Pot, Cyder, Brandy, 1 Flat Iron, 1 Slate, 2 pr. Traces 2 pr. Hames, 1 Cart Saddle, Cotton, 1/2 Dozen Knives and forks, 2
Quart Bottles, 1 Punch Bowl, 1 Tea Cannister, Books,
1 Ink Glass, 1 Cow Hide, 1 Drawing Knife, 1 Flesh Fork.Returned into Greensville
County Court the 23 day of October
1783 and Ordered to be recorded. Test: P. Pelham Cl.
Cur. 1783 The Estate of Richard Roper To Ann Roper Executrix Aug 15
To paid Batt Peterson as pr Account Pd2..8..To paid Robert Hicks as pr Ditto..2..6To paid Andrew Jeter Bond4..7..Pd6.17.6By
the Amount of the Account of Sales: Pd149..2..6By Sundries Sold of the Estate 2..13..Will Book 1 1781-1806, p.44-45Pd151.15.6
1812 Ancestor Index 1892-1970, Nat. Soc. U.S. Dau. of 1812: John Roper b VA 1782
d TN 1858. Capt.
TN Mil.mMargaret FranklindauMary Ann m George Branner.
Historical Register of Virginians in the
Revolutionary War lists: David Roper, KY, pension;Drury
Roper, 70, Jefferson Co., TN, militia pension; Richmond Militia
("Index of the Rev. Records in the Virginia State Archives"): Jesse Roper, John Roper
Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia lists: David Roper, Sec. of War's Report
for 1835; names of soldiers serving in Virginia
commands taken from the pension lists of other states; Pen. 3, KY, p.
132. Jesse Roper & John Roper, Richmond
Militia, Calendar of Virginia2,
p. 435. Jacob Rooper,
list of militia paid off at Pittsburg,
p 29 Drury Roper, Auditor's Account Book 22,
Revolutionary Ancestors: Whose services were non-military and whose names,
therefore, do not appear in Revolutionary indexes of soldier and sailors: Nicholas Roper, Berkeley Co. (This is listed in Virginia
file because Berkeley Co. was in Virginia
during that time.)
The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy
lists: John Jordan (1773-1844), planter,
Powhatan Co., m Eleanor
(1782-1831), dau. Samuel Roper, Roper's Hill, ChesterfieldCo.
A 13 May 1783Loudoun County will for John
Sorrell (a tract of land on the Ohio)
was witnessed by Stephen Emery, Thomas
Roper and Joseph Monhane.
A 6 Apr 1783Fauquier County will for John Roper was proved 23 Jun
1783. Sons Richard and John to have
land in RappahannockCounty.Sons John and William to have
land where I now live. Daughters: Nancy, Sarah, Sukey,
Violet, Letty, Winny,
have received their share of estate. (May be Rosser instead
Heads of families in GreensvilleCounty in 1783: Ann Roper 7 whites, 0 blacks
Ann is Richard's surviving wife (see above).
Surveyors of BrunswickCounty for 1783: David Roper
The Virginia Genealogist contains: Roper-Goodwin. Want parents of Charles Roper and wife Ann (believe Goodwin). He and sons Joel & Charles Roper, Jr. were
listed in 1783-95 tax records of DinwiddieCounty.
History of Woodford Co (KY): p.238: Richard Bastin
and Joseph Roper were early arrivals
in Woodford Co., both listed in the US
census of 1810, the former having a
farm and one slave, and his family consisting of 5 members. The latter owned a
farm and two slaves and his family consisted of 7 members. Richard Bastin was born in VA in 1781, married in Woodford Co. in
1804 Polly Roper, b VAApr 1784.She was a d/o Joseph Roper, who was a VAian by
birth. The children of Richard Bastin & Polly Roper were b Woodford Co..
He died 1816, and a few years later
his wife and her four small children in company with her brother, Jesse Mimms Roper
and his family, migrated to Howard Co., MO, where very many of our
pioneer citizens or their children located. The land upon which they settled in
that state is still in possession of descendants, the homestead being the
property ofHenry C. Thorpe, a grandson of Richard
Bastin. Many of the Buford (Bastin?)
descendants are in that county and state also. I am
informed that the Bastin descendants have always been
a very industrious, and a very religious class. The children of RichardBastin & Polly Roper are: Henrietta,
b 12 Oct 1806 d Apr
1889 in Howard Co., MO m Aug
1823 Jackson Thorpe b Jul 1799.
He is a son of Thomas Thorpe who is
a son of the Rev. Wat
Thorpe & Eleanor Jackson of Madison Co. KY; John VardinBastin,
b Mar 1808 d Dec 1851 m Ann Peary; Jesse
Roper Bastin b May 1810 m Harriet McAdams,
and Mary Ann Bastin
b Sep 1812 d May 1901 m Dec 1839 James
*The above notes were sent to me by Mrs. Paul A. Klayder.
George Washington's Diary, Vol. 2, p. 279
states: 1784, Sep 1: Having found it indispensibly necessary to visit my Landed property West of
the ApalachianMountains, ... I set out myself in
company of Doctor James Craik; and after dinner at
Mr. Sampson Trammells (abt.
2 miles above the Falls Church) we
proceeded to DifficultyBridge,
and lodged at one Shephard's Tavern 25 miles, Sep 2. About we set out from Shephard's
... we arrived about ...
at Leesburgh, where we Dined
(footnote: At Roper's Tavern. At
Leesburg, Washington purchased a
horse-bell and a frying pan; two handy items for a camping trip.)
In the 7 Feb
1784 Virginia Gazette newspaper: Bret Randolph, at Henrico,
advertises for sale two dwelling houses in the town of Warwick formerly
occupied by Mr. Charles Thomas and Mr.
Powhatan Co. VA Will Book 1, 1777-1795, reel 15, pp.100-1: In the
Name of God Amen. I Shadrach Roper
of King Wm Parish in the county
do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as
follows. First my desire is that my Executors hereafter mentioned do make such
Improvements on my land as they shall think necessary for the Reception of my
family and that they sell such a part of my stock as they think can be best
spared to pay the expences and then my Desire is that
after my Just debts are paid the Rest of my Estate kept together, untill my Daughter MaryArives to the Age of Eighteen and then all my Est. (land
excepted) be Equally divided between my Wife & my three Children William, Jesse & Mary and that my
Wife have the Use of my Land during her life and at her Death my Land to be
Equally Divided Between my Two Sons William
and Jesse & their heirs for ever,further Whereas my father in Law Samuel Landrum has promised to give my Son Samuel Roper a Negroe I have Omitted
giving my said Son Saml. any part of my Est. I have now in
possession, but if my s. Father in law should not give my sd
Son Samuel any part of his Est. as
he has promised, then my Will is that he should have an Equal part, of my Est.
with the Rest of my Children and the Divisions as is above mentioned and my
desire is that my Land be not appraised. And Lastly I do appoint my Friends
George Smith & Anthony Martin Exc. of this my last Will and Testament
Revoking all Other Wills made by me heretofore as Witness my hand and Seal this
Seventeenth day of Sept.One thousand seven hundred
and Eighty four. The Words
he my my interlined before Sign'd
In presence of Daniel Branch, Wm Jean, Patrick X Walls. Shadrach Roper.At a Court
held for Powhatan county the Sixteenth
day of December,Anno Dom.One thousand seven hundred and eighty four. This last Will and Testament of Shadrach Roper Deceased was presented
to court by George Smith & Anthony Martin the Executors therein named and
being Proved by the Oaths of Wm Jean and Patrick Walls
two of the witnesses thereto was Ordered to be Recorded. And on the motion of
the said Executors who made Oath and entered into bond according to Said
Probate thereof was Granted them in due form. Teste. M. Miller, Clk
In a 10 Nov 1785 report of the Richmond
City commissioners to the governor: among subscribers for erecting the
public buildings on Shockoe Hill was Jesse Roper 15 pounds with 15 pounds
DAR Lineage Books 110, p. 24: Mrs. Esther Lena Jordan Roper b Monticello,
GA w/o Arthur D. Roper, desc. Col. George Mathews (1785 governor of GA) b Augusta Co., VA.
The Ligon Family and Connections
in America by William D. Ligon, Jr. CS71 L724
1947 V.1: Will of John Ligon of the city of
Richmond and parish of Henrico...Will probated 8 Nov 1785 at the new home of Mr. Graves in Richmond, near Shocke warehouse. Executors: friends, Richard Crouch, John Roper, John Clark, John Ellis, son
A BrunswickCounty marriage bond
exists for 23 Dec 1785: Jeremiah
Roper & Patsy Wilson, dau of John, bm: Moses Quarles, by Thomas Lundie, Wit: Andrew Meade, St. Andrew's Parish
A GreensvilleCounty marriage bond
exists for 14 Jun 1786: James
Dancy & Sarah
Jeremiah and Sarah are children of Richard and Ann (see above).
Charles City Co. records: Settlement of Benjamin Roper's estate Jun 1786 May 3 1787 The estate of Benjamin Roper deceased to DavidRoper Executor. To paid John Gregory tax and Levies pd 1-11-1;paid Charles Easter per bond4-4-8;paid John Gregory tax and Levies0-6-4; paid
Samuel Tyler as per receipt -19-0; paid for tickets, taxes 1/2 to different
Sheriffs3-5-8.5;paid John Williams-18-;paid Henry Southall balance on bond 2-3-paid
Luke Fowler3-0-0;paid Littebury Handyman 0-32-0;paid Peter Royster0-10-0;paid Lyddall Bacon0-16-10;paid James Ladd 4-0-0;paid
Richmond Torrell1-12-6;paid for coffin &
funeral expences1-0-0;paid balance on bonds2-18-7 (Total27-17-8.5).31 Mar 1797 paid Christian
& Torrell2-19-10.5;paid George
Hubbard for coffin1- - ;paid Samuel Tyler in a friendly suit in
Chancery 3- - ;paid Edward Christian
for crying the estate0-12- (Total35-9-7)My commission and expences on the amount of
Sales of pd 219-7-9 10-10-0;1.6-8-7 Nov 1786By amount of Sales 27-8-8 21 Mar 1797By dittoditto
191-19-1 1 1/4. To amount of debits 16-8-7.Balance due the
Estate 172-19-2 1/4In pursuance of an
order of the worshipful Court of Charles City we the subscribers have
examined, stated, and settled the accounts of David Roper'sExecutorship on the estate
of Benjamin Roperdec'd and find a balance due the said estate pb 172-19-2 1/4. Given under our hands this eighteenth day of April 1798. James
Bradley, John Bradley, Edward Eppes. At a monthly
Court held for Charles City Co. at the Courthouse on Thursday the nineteenth day of April 1798. The aforewritten Settlement of the estate of Benjamin Roper deceased was this day
returned and Ordered to be recorded. teste Ro. Munford CC
On the same day David Roper served
as a witness for another estate.
lists of Virginia: (wm16-21,b>16,b0-16,horses,cattle) Berkeley Co. (WV): Nicolas Roper
0 00 10 0 BrunswickCo.:
William Roper 0 3 0 2 10;David
Roper 1 2 0 3 16 Charles City Co.:David
Roper 0 4 7 4 26;Saml. Roper 0 1 1
3 6;Mary Roper 1 1 0 2 10 ChesterfieldCo.:Joseph
Roper 0 3 3 5 17;Drury
Roper 0 0 1 (b>16,b12-16,horses) Dinwiddie Co.: Charles Roper, Jr.
0 0 1 2 7;Charles Roper, Sr. 2 3 5 5 19 William Meredith 0 3 6 3 12;David Meredith 0 0000 Halifax Co.:John Ropir 0 00 2 10 Loudoun Co.:Thomas Roper 0 1 0 1 2 New Kent Co.:William Roper John P. Curtis Est.;Isaac
Roper John P. Curtis Est. Thomas
Roper (Estate) 0 1 1 2 7 (not tithable);Lucy
Roper 0 3 4 2 15 Richard
Roper Martha Vaiden charged with tax;William
Roper Stephen Willis charged with tax RichmondCity:
John Roper 0 9 3 5 5 ordinary license, billiard table
A PowhatanCounty marriage bond
exists for 6 Jan 1787: Mary Ann Roper & Joseph Meredith, bm
Ann is probably Shadrack Roper's daughter (see
Virginia Revolutionary War State Pensions
lists: John Clark-file 80: Sussex Co. Court
records deposition 18 Jan 1787 ..Receipts to ... Benj. B. Roper ...James Giles-file 157: undated fragment of an apparant inventory "Dinwidd",
for Edward Scott, Charles Roper and
Sam D. Davis.
The Virginia Gazette & Weekly Advertizer
on 22 Mar 1787 lists: Mrs. Roper, spouse of Jesse Roper of Richmond,
d. last Tuesday.
A deed exists for HanoverCounty on 25 Oct
1787: Wm Mills to Francis Mills, 200 a. Licking hole creek, Martin
Roper decd, Mills-witness Abram Fontaine, Chas. Mills, Wm Sims, Nick
Letter from Lois York Hamilton, 3500 Sycamore Dr.,
Boise, ID 83703: Researcher: Mrs. Muriel Larson, 3027 Meridian St., Bellingham,
WA 98225 Aug 1981: I am interested in the names of Benjamin & MaryRoper,
who were living in Charles City Co., VA; Benjamin d 1787 there. I
am also interested in David Roper of
same area, d 1808. From there I go
to a William Roper of Charlotte
Co., VA and to a Henry C. Roper
of Campbell Co., VA. Henry
was my g.g. grandfather...he d Jasper Co., MO
is the only connection I have found between the Charles City Co. Ropers and the
Campbell Co. Ropers.
Journal of the Council of the State of VA:
20 Dec 1787...An Account of John Roper amounting to three pounds for wood;... Monday
5 May 1788...Also the several accounts of John Roper,..forexpences
attending the public Jail,... Saturday
21 Jun 1788...It is advised, that the Auditor be directed to
issue Warrants on the Contingent fund for the following accounts as certified
by the Clerk of the General-Court; to wit; to JohnRoper for fire wood
and posts furnished for the public Jail, to the amount of Nine pounds fifteen shillings;...
tax list for Loudoun County lists: Elizabeth
Roper1 0 1 -ordinary license
"ordinary" was the Roper's
Tavern where George Washington had lunch 2 Sep 1784 (see above).Elizabeth is Thomas Roper's wife.
Charles City Co. Will book 1789-1808: John Roper, orphan in account with David Roper, his guardian. p.4 1788 to boarding and clothing L
3-6-1.5;1789 to boarding and clothing L 3-6-1.5
Credit:1788 by half of the hire of Isabel2-10-0;by interestone year is0-16-1.5 1789 by half the hire of Isabel 2-10-0; by interest one year is
0-16-1.5; Total L 6-12-3
The estate of Benjamin Roper
deceased to David Roper,
executor.p.427: Settlement of Benjamin
Roper's estate, 1786 June, 1787 May
3; Names mentioned in the will: John Gregor, Charles
Carter, John Gregor, Samuel Taylor. Paid Peter Royster, CCC, Lydall Bacon, Lun.Co, James Ladd, CCC, Richmond
Terrell, CCC. Paid for coffin and funeral expenses.
Paid balance on bank. Paid Christian & Torrell.Paid
George Hubbard for coffin,L1. Paid
Samuel Tyler.Paid Edward Christian.Credits 1786 Nov & Mar 21-1797. In persuance of an order of the worshipful court of Charles
City, we the subscribers have examined, stated, and settled the accounts of
on the estate of Benjamin Roper
deceased and find a balance due the said estate of L 172-19-2 1/4 given under
our hands this 18th day ofApril 1798. James Bradley, CCC, John
Bradley, CCC, Edmund Eppes, CCC.At a monthly court held for Charles City
County at the Courthouse, on Thursday
the 19th day of April 1798. The aforewritten
settlement of the estate of Benjamin
Roper, deceased, was this day returned and ordered to be recorded. Mumford, Court Clerk
tax list for Loudoun County lists: Elizabeth
Roper 1 0 1 - not tithable, 1 ordinary
DinwiddieCounty will of William
Hudson, D.13 Sep 1789. My crop ofcorn, fodder,
wheat, and oats both in the house and growing in thefield to be sold to pay debts. Legatee: Nancy
Wilds 1 negro for life enumerated personalty;
the former to her lawful issue, or failingsuch to Irby Hudson son of Irby. Brother: Irby Hudson 100 acres
adjoining him on Stony Creek, including the building whereon I nowlive, 1 horse, 1
negro. Brother: Tutle Hudson the remainder part of my
land, 1 negro.
Sister: Penelope Hudson 1 horse, the use of 1 negro
for her life and then to her lawful issue, failing such toSallyHudsondau.
of Irby. Legatee: Sally Hudson dau.
of Irby 1 bed and furniture. Legatee: Penelope Young
one cow and calf. Brothers: Irby and Tutle Hudson the
labor of 1 negro for their lives and then to the
survivor. All the balance of my estate not disposed of,including my outstanding debts.
Sister: Penelope Hudson to care for Nancy Wilds and raise her in a Christian
manner. Exec: Irby and Tuttle Hudson. With: Charles Roper, Jr., Joel
Roper, ElizabethRoper. 15 Feb 1790 Dinwiddie Co.Hudson
qualified with CharlesRoper, Jr. and Ambrose Brown securities. R Sep Court 1790DinwiddieCo.
Tuttle Hudson qualified with George Pegram security.
census for Virginia was
destroyed, but various other sources for family heads around that time have
been compiled: Fauquier Co. 1770, rent roll:
Benjamin RoperCity of Richmond 1782, Ward 2: (age, occupation, lots,
slaves tithable, slaves not tithable,
cattle, horses, mares) John Roper 35
orderly keeper 0 2 1 8 4 1;Elizabeth Roper 30 Jese Roper 36 merchant 1;No.61 4 5 3 0 1; Docia Roper
Roper 12 New Kent Co. 1782, list of
Armistead Russell: (white, black) John Roper 7 3Lucy Roper 5 10Thomas
Roper 4 1 Greensville Co. 1783: (white,
black)Ann Roper 7 - Powhatan Co. 1783: Shadrach Roper 4 7 Halifax Co. 1785: (white,
dwellings, other buildings) list of J. W. P. Martin: John Roper 5 - - New Kent Co. 1785, Saint
Peters Parish, list of Joseph Foster: William
Roper 4 - - New Kent Co. 1785, List of
William Armistead: John Roper 11 1
Roper 4 1 3
A CharlesCityCounty marriage record exist for 17 Mar 1790:
Wm. Bullington and Frances Bradley who consents. Wit:
Elizabeth Jones and John Roper
Powhatan Co. VA Will book 1, 1777-1795, reel 15, pp. 192-3:
In the name of God Amen, August 16th
1790, I Susanah Roper of Powhatan County in
perfect mind and memory thanks be to god for the ? and
Knowing it is appointed for all men to die do make and ordain this my last will
and Testament. First, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of the
almighty god that gave it and my body I commend it to the Earth to be buried a
Christian like manner, and for my worldly goods and Estate I give and dispose
of in the following manner and form. Imprimis I give
and bequeath to Samuel Roper Jr one feather bed and furniture. Item I give and
bequeath to my sister Keziah Roper one spinning wheel one flat Iron
half a duck over one side ?.Item I give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Jordan one Iron pot one small
chair one chest. Item I give and bequeath to my brother Samuel Roper one meal ??????one large chair one mug one small basin two Books. Item I
give and bequeath Eleander Jordan one small
???.Item Twenty Eight pounds that I have in hand I leave in the
following manner Twelve pounds to my sister Keziah, seven pounds ten
shillings to my sister Elizabeth and
seven pounds ten shillings to my brother Samuel
Roper and if I should live to make use of any of the above mentioned money
any my desire is they should share equally according to their portion. Item I
make and ordain and appoint Samuel Roper
my brother my Executor of this my last will and Testament, my desire is that my ??????that my Estate be notappraised. I do hereby revoke and disanull
all and every other former will and bequeath whatsoever confirming that and no
other my last will and testament and according to the meaning of the ???? Ihereunto set my hand
and Seal the day and date above written. Signed Sealed and published by Susanna Roper in the sight of John
Jordan, Joseph Jordan. Susanah X Roper;At a Court of Quarter Session held for Powhatan
County at Scottville on thursday the
seventeenth day of March 1791 This last will and testament of Susanah Roper deceased was probated in Court
approved by the Oaths of John Jordan and Joseph Jordan the Witnesses thereto
and was by the Court ordered to be recorded. And on the motion
of Samuel Roper an Executor therein
g?????who made made
Oath thereto and together with John Sublett his
security entered into and acknowledged their bond is the penalty of one hundred
pounds con???? as the law directs. Certificate is
granted the said Executor for obtaining for what is due form.Teste Al Crump, Ck. Ct.
Valentine Papers, V.2: p.680: Robert Jordan of Powhatan
Co., Planter, will of; dated 11 Jan
1791. Wife Elizabeth Executrix and son John Jordan and Samuel RoperExecutors. Wit: William Bransford, Ritter
(X) Roper, John Sublett.Proved 16 Jan & 15 Sep 1791. W.B.I. p.204
A 16 Aug 1791Loudoun County will for
Christopher Perfects lists: Wife: Catherine Perfects. Sons: Robert, James. Dau.:Elizabeth;Granddaughter: Nancy Roper. Exrs.: wife and Elizabeth
Roper. Samuel Murray, John Littlejohn (p. 208) Name signed in German.
was Thomas Roper's wife.
A GreensvilleCounty marriage bond
exists for 20 Jan 1791: John Roper & Martha Capell,
bm Brittan Capell, by Wm.
Andrews, Meth who says Caple.
John is a son of Richard (see above).
A 1791?petition to the Bank of the United
States urging the establishment of a Branch
of the National Bank at Richmond
is signed by Jesse Roper.
Virginia State Library Archives Room file:20 Jan
1792 Goochland Co.Samuel
Roper m MartheyFaris d/o SaryFaris. Sur: John Bryer, Wit: William
Johnson, Thomas Pryer and John Faris.
m26 Jan by
Rev. William Webber who says Martha
A PowhatanCounty marriage bond
exists for 4 Feb 1792: Kisey Roper & Benjamin Jennings, bm Samuel Pankey
Kisey is probably Shadrack
Roper's (see above) daughter.
Revolutionary Warrants: p.134: Legislative
Papers & Petitions. Wm. Roper
asks for divorce from his wife, Polly,
in 1812. They were married 29 Apr
1792. In 1794 she
visited her father in SC. About 12 mo. later she returned to her husband
in VA. Early in 1806 Roper
move to TN and his wife left him in 1810.
Ansearchin News 35,
1988: p.9: Petitions to the General Assembly ofTN: 42-1-1812:Petition of William Roper for divorce from his
wife, Polly Roper. They were married
29 Apr 1792 and in 1794 went to SC to visit her
father, "from which place she positively refused to return with
him." About a year later she returned to his house in VA "and
pursued such a rotine (sic) of conduct as is not
proper to place before your reputable body." William moved to TN in 1806,
hoping to restore his marriage, but Polly
had two male children "without the aid or assistance of your
petitioner!!!" Polly petitioned
the Assembly to grant William's
petition as a favor to her. Her petition is signed by B. J.? Bradford, B. M.
Meanly and Jacob Sumner 7 Oct 1812
On 11 Dec 1792
an inventory of the estate of Thomas
Roper was recorded in Loudoun County.Total value was 31 pounds 16 shillings and 7
A Henrico Co. marriage bond exists for 20 Dec
1792: Robert Craddock & Elvey Roper who consents. bmJohn Roper p. 28
Albemarle Co. in Virginia: p.286: Robert
Moorman m Sarah Moon, and had 8 children, of whom Mary m William Roper...
Robert Moorman sold his land on Totier Creek to John
Harris in 1792, and with the view of
emigrating to South Carolina, appointed John
Hudson and William Roper his
attorneys in fact.
The Rennolds-Reynolds Family
of England & VA 1530-1948 by S. F. Tillman: p.131:
1269.Robert Moorman, son of Charles (1259) and Mary (Adams) Moorman, b 15 Nov 1763.He m Sarah Moon.
Issue: Mary who m William Roper; and Elizabeth who m
AAlbemarleCounty marriage bond
exists for 3 Jun 1793:
Benjamin Johnson & Betsy Moorman, bmWilliam Roper
A Cumberland County marriage bond exists for 28 Jan
1793: James Ropper
& Molly Sims, app. by father of
On 26 Jan 1793: James
Roper & Moley Sims, d/o Benjamin Sims.bmJames Roper & Henry Smith. Test:
Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File: James
Roper m Molly Sims Chesterfield
Co. VA bond 28 Jan 1793.
these two are the same marriage.
The Virginia Gazette & General Advertizer
of 18 Sep 1793 lists: John Roper d. on Mon. last at Rocketts.
In a Sep 1793 petition
to the Governor and the Council of the state of VA: Subscribers, freeholders
and inhabitants of James City County urged the immediate execution of a
second Negro woman, Nell, who had helped kill her overseer, after she had
delivered a child. A signer was Randolph
The Virginia Gazette & Richmond & Manchester Advertizer of 10 Oct1793 lists:John Roperadmr., John Hague of Rockett's, will sell his household & kitchen
furniture and tavern.
Dinwiddie Co. VA Land Records 1752-1820: Anderson,
James-1794 taxed on 374 a conv 70 a to Richard Mayes. 1795-1796 taxed on 359 3/4 a conv 14 1/4 a toJoel Roper.
Claiborne, Matt M.-1798 taxed on 500a, 10a, 259a conv by
Irby Hudson & 198a conv by Wm. Cole & 100a conv by Joel Roper...
Charles Roper, Sr.-1787-1790 taxed on 200a. 1791Estate taxed on 200a. 1792 taxed on 200a no Estate and no Sr. Charles Roper, Jr.-1787-1801 taxed on 330a. Joel Roper-1795-1797 taxed on 14 1/2a conv by James
Anderson. 1798-1806 taxed on 200a,
14 1/2a & 100a conv by Matt M. Claiborne. Michael Roper-1787-1812 taxed on 200a.
Marriages of Chesterfield Co. 1771-1815: 21
Feb 1794 William Sasseen & Sally
Roper, d/o Joseph Roper who
consents. Wit: William Smith. This is consent only. m
by Rev.James Smith. p. 38 2
Jun 1797 Edward Burnett
& Rhody Roper, d/o Joseph Roper who consents.Wit: Elizabeth Roper and William Pool. This
is consent only. m3 Jun by Rev. Benjamin Watkins. p. 47 25 Dec 1798 Owen Franklin & Elizabeth Roper, d/o Joseph Roper who consents. Wit: JamesBurnett. This
is consent only. m27 Dec by Rev. Benjamin Watkins. p. 54
A Cumberland County marriage bond exists for 5 Nov 1794 Richard Harris & Judith
Sims, dau. of Benjamin, who
gave consent. bm Richard
Harris & James Roper. Test:
Ansearchin News 9,
Jan 1964, #1, p. 144: Zephaniah Poston
b 1794 VA m Martha Roper, d/o Green
Roper, gd/o James
Roper, lived in Anson CoNC & Madison Co., AL. Later moved to Hardeman Co., TN, later in Dyer Co. & Crockett Co., TN.Mrs. Otis H. Jones, 3693 Central, Memphis
The Greensville County Court recommended John
Pritchett, John Roper and Benjamin
Goodrich as proper persons to execute the office of Sheriff for the ensuing
year on Jul 30 1795.
Index to Wills, etc.
Not listed in VA Wills and Admin. 1632-1800: John Roper, City of Richmond. Account Current-1795. Richmond CityHustings
Deeds No. 2, 1792-1799, p.206.
The Virginia Gazette & General Advertizer
of 29 Jul 1795 lists: John
Roper, dec'd estate accounts with his adm., Jesse RoperofRichmond.
The following Campbell County marriage bonds
exist:29 Dec 1795 James Luster & Mildred Wood, consent by John Wood,
father of bride, bm James Luster & William Roper, w Thomas Moore & William Roper, m 12 Jan 1796.Name may be
Nov 1796 Adler Arrington & Patsy Wood, consent by John
Wood, father of bride, bm
Adler Arrington & William Roper,
w Edmond Wood & William Roper, m
Nov 1796 by Charles Cobbs.
Nansemond Co., VA
Clerks Fees Books: Jesse Roper, Wm. White assignee of, vsCuningham1795369 Jesse Roper, Wm. White assignee of,
vs. Hunter 1796 451 Jesse Roper, Wm. White assignee of, vs Hunter, admor. 1797-8 520,596
Ansearchin News 14,
Jan-Mar 1967, #1, TN: John C. Roper b 1796 VA m Hannah
Martin b 1802 VA.
Children: Welcome Martin, Milton, John
C., Eliza, Permelia, Edward b KY 1819-probably near Tompkinsville.
The 3 daus.Were b 1840, 1843,
1845 in DallasCo.
MO. Mrs. G. P. Schofield, Box 152, Lebanon,
Marriage Bonds and Ministers Returns of
Chesterfield Co. 1816-1853: 23 Feb 1797. Littlebury Taylor and Sarah Roper, d/o Samuel Roper who consents.Sur. Thomas Standford.
record sheet from Donald K. Roper, 1707 Parkwood,
Garden City KS: Henry C. Roper b 27 Aug 1799 VA d. 13 May 1882 Sarcoxie, JasperCo. MO m 11 Mar 1819 Campbell Co., VA to Nancy W. Lewis b 8 Mar 1797 VA d 1885 Jasper
Co., MO Children:
1. Frances Elizabeth b 16 Aug 1825 d 1857 Montgomery Co., IL bur Donnellson Cem, Donnellson,IL, m P. L. Davenport 20 Feb 1844Trigg Co., KY
2. Robert Henry b 9 Nov
KY d 8 Aug 1889 White Rock BC, Canada m1 Mary Jane Barber 24 Feb 1854 Greenville,
Bond Co.,IL m2 Margaret L.
Richey 7 Apr 1867
3. George M. b 30 May 1830 Trigg Co. KY d 1901 Sarcoxie, Jasper Co.MO
m Mary M. Jones 12 Aug 1852IL
4. Charles Lewis b 17 Dec
KY d 19 Aug 1903Chanute,Neosho Co., KS m Margaret E. Laws
15 Dec 1854Greenville,
Bond Co., IL
5. Nancy Ann B. b 19 Mar 1835 Trigg Co., KY d 7 Dec 1911 Donnellson,IL
m1 John R. Paisley 16 Oct 1857 Montgomery
Co., IL m2 William McCaslin
6. Serinda A. b 1837 Trigg Co., KY m William B. Robinson 21 Feb 1856
b 1839 Trigg Co., KY
8.James H. b 8 Nov
KY d 8 Sep 1922Crawford
Co, KSbur Girard, Crawford Co.,KS
m Sinthe A. Compton 20 Feb 1874Jasper Co.,
Henry C. is a grandson of David Roper
of Charles City Co., VA. (See above.)
A Charles City County marriage bond exists for 6 May 1797:William
Howlett/Huwlett & Lucy Roper, David Roper
consents for "my ward", bmBarvel Sharp, w Peter West
Charles City Co. record: This indenture made
this ninth day of May in the year 1797 and in the year 21st year of
the Commonwealth Between Dancy Bradley, James
Bradley, George Hubbard and Edmund Eppes of the one
part and Benjamin Roper of the other
part Witnesseth that whereas Benjamin Roper deceased late of Charles City Co. died,
seized and possessed of ninety acres of land situate in the said County of
Charles City subject to distribution among his Children and such
distributed share not Ecceeding one hundred Dollars
value the Court of the aforesaid County at March Term in the year afore. and
decreed that the said land should be disposed of on twelve months credit to the
highest bidder he giving bond and security to the said Dancy
Bradley, James Bradley, George Hubbard and Edmund Eppes
the four commissioners in the said decree mentioned for the faithful payment of
the Purchase money which said four commissioners have done to the aforesaid Benjamin Roper. Now in conformity to
the aforesaid decree and in consideration of the said BenjaminRoper having
given his Bond of one hundred pounds with security for the due discharge
thereof We the Commissioners have bargained and sold and by these presents do
and each of them do bargain and sell unto the said Benjamin Roper his heir and assigns the aforesaid. Tract of land
containing ninety acres (be the same more or less) ofwhich the said Benjamin Roperthe Elder
deceased died seized and possessed which said tract or parcel of land is
bounded as follows, to wit, by David
Roper on the East by the land of George Hubbard on the south by the land of
Amoss Ladd on the west and by the said David Roper land on the north with all
the buildings homes yards gardens orchards lands tenements woods commons waters
priviledges profits condiments hereditance
and appurtenances whatsoever to said ninety acres of land Called(space) belonging at appurtaining
and the reversions and remainders yearly and other rents issues and profits
thereof and every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said ninety acresof land Called (space) (be the same more or less) with
the tenements here? tainents
and all and of ?ugular other the premisses
herein befoe mentioned or intended to be bargained
and sold and every part and parcel thereof into the said Benjamin Roper his heirs and assigns for ever. In witness whereof
the said Dancy Bradley James Bradley George Hubbard
and Edmond Eppes as commissioners aforesaid have
hereto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first in this
indenture written. (Signed:) Dancy
Bradley, James Bradley, George Hubbard, Edmond Eppes.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Will T. Ballard as to E. Eppes & D Bradley 1797
May 9th Received of Benjamin Roper
his bond with Randolph Roper
security payable to us the 1st day of
April1797 as commissioners the
consideration money in full for ninety acres of land (be the same more less)
and the premises in thisindenture conveyed in presence of Will T. Ballard as to E. Eppes and D. Bradley. (signed
Caswell Co. NC deed book K, p.104: George
Samuel of Caswell Co. to John
Roper of Halifax Co. VA for 200 lbs 255 acres on creek near Ragdale's old mill 12
May 1797 Wit: Asa Thomas, James Robertson,Will Thomas.
A FrederickCounty marriage bond
exists for 9 Oct 1797: Nicholas Roper & Mary Horn, bm
James Walker, esquire
Chesterfield County Wills 1796-1802: p.163:
Will of Leonard Cheatham Sr. 20 Sep 1798...To
son Josiah, 2 negroes and 50 acres on east side of
Deep Creek next to Joseph Roper and
An AugustaCounty court judgement exists for 14 Jun 1798: Henry Roper vs. Isaac and Charles
George Drinker and wife; merchant; 2 chn.; 2
apprentices. Bd: Wm.
A LoudounCounty marriage bond
exists for 26 Jan 1799: Archibald Morrison & Nancy Roper, bm John H. Canby, by John Littlejohn (Meth) 31 Dec 1802
A ShenandoahCounty marriage bond
exists for 26 Jan 1799: Henry Rooper
& NeomaHenkle, d/o
Apprentices of Virginia
1623-1800: Frederick Oglesby, blacksmith, master: Benjamin Roper Charles City Co.,
mother: Nancy Oglesby. Source: Charles City Co. Deeds 4, 1789-1809, 565-566.
Charles City Co. record: This indenture made
this fourteenth day ofDecember one thousand one hundred and
ninety nine. Between Dancy Bradley, James
Bradley, George Hubbard and Edmund Eppes
commissioners appointed by the court of Charles City to make at public
auction the land belonging to the estate of Benjamin Roper senior deceased of the County aforesaid of the one
part and Benjamin Roper junior of
the other part witnesseth that whereas the said Benjamin Ropersenior died, possessed of a certain tract of land in fee simple ?and being in the County
aforesaid and by a decree of the County aforesaid ? was
to be sold at public sale to the highest bidder on twelve month ? and the said Benjamin
Roper junior became the purchaser ? in
consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds currentmoney ? paid or
secured to be paid before their sealing and deliveryof
these present the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge they the said Dancy Bradley, James Bradley, George Hubbard and Edmund Eppes commissioners aforesaid, hath granted, bargained and
sold aliened ? and ?and by
these presents do grant bargain and sell, alien ? unto
the said Benjamin Roper junior his
heirs and assigns forever ? or parcel of land lying
and being in the County aforesaid containing ? ninety
acres be same more or less and bounded ad follows to wit: George Hubbards on the south, Amos Ladds
on the west and David Roper on the
north and east sides thereof. To have and to hold the said ?andprimisses with the
appurtenances unto him the said Benjamin
Roper junior his heirs and assigns forever, and the said commissioners for
themselves ? all persons claiming under them do
warrant and defend the ? land and premises with the
appurtenances unto the said Benjamin
Roper ? his heirs and assigns forever. In witness
whereof the commissioners ?have
hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year aforesaid
this indenture written. (Signed:) Dancy
Bradley, George Hubbard, Edmund Eppes. Signed, sealed
and delivered in presence of John Eppes, David Roper, William
Hewlett. At a monthly Court held for CharlesCityCounty
at the Courthouse this twentieth day of
February 1800. The aforewritten indenture of
bargain and sale from Dancy Bradley, George Hubbard
and Edmund Eppes commissioners appointed by the Court
of CharlesCity County to the sell the land of Benjamin Roper deceased of the one part to Benjamin Roper junior of the other part was this day provided by
the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. teste Wyatt Walker CC
A FauquierCounty will for Henry Mauzy of31 Dec
1799 proved 27 Feb
Wife: Elizabeth Mauzy. Children: John, Nancy Bayse, Henry, Peter, William, Priscilla Roper, George, Ethel Newman, Susannah Kemper, Thomas, Richard,
Michael and Joseph. Exrs: wife, Thomas, Richard and
Michael and Joseph. James Peters (son-in-law) and his ten children that he had
by daughter Betty Mauzy.
The Beverly Family of Virginia by J. R.
Beverly, p.651: JohnDurburrow Munford lived in Richmond
and "Tazewell Hall,"Williamsburg. m(1) Eliz. Northrop. m(2) Elizabeth Roper, whosemother's 2nd husband was a brother of Chief
Americans of Royal Descent: p.668:Pedigree CXCV. 1. Edward III, King of England, had:
2. Prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, who had:
3. Lady Joan Beaufort, who m Sir Ralph Nevill, K.G.,
4. Sir Edward Nevill, K.G., Lord Bergavenny,
5. Sir George Nevill, Knt.,
second Lord Bergavenny, who had:
6. Sir George Nevill, K.B., third Lord Bergavenny, who had:
7. Lady Ursula Nevill, who m Sir Warham
St. Ledger, and had:
8. Sir Warham St. Ledger, Knt.,
of Ulcombe, Kent,
9. Ursula St. Ledger, m Rev. Daniel Horsmanden, D.D.,
10. Colonel WarhamHorsmanden,
of Ulcombe, who had:
11. Maria Horsmanden, who m, 1699, Colonel William Byrd, of"Westover," Virginia,
d 1704(see Pedigree XLVI.), and had:
12. Ann Ursula Byrd, m Robert Beverly, of Beverly Park, King andQueen
Co., VA, and had:
13. Colonel William Beverly, of Essex and "Blandfield,"
Virginia, m Elizabeth, d/o
Richard Bland, of"Jordan's
Point," James RiverVA,
and had: Anne and Robert Beverly.
14. Anne Beverly m her cousin, Colonel Robert Munford, of"Richlands,"
Virginia, an officer in the American Army during the Revolution and the
Indian Wars, and frequently a member of the Virginia Assembly, and had:
15a. Elizabeth Beverly Munford, m General Richard Kennon,
first Governor of Louisiana, also of Royal Descent. (See
Pedigree CLXXVIII.) 15b. Anne Ursula Munford, m William Otway
Byrd, of "Westover"
15c. William Munford, member of the Virginia
Senate from Mecklenburg Co., and of the Virginia Executive Council, m
Sarah, d/o William Radford, and had:
16a. George Wythe Radford, Secretary of Virginia. 16b. Ann Rebecca Munford. 16c. John Durburrow Munford, m1 Elizabeth Northrop. m2 Eliza Roper by whom he had:Maria Munford, John, Sallie m Judge J. Doddridge Coles, Nannie m Robert Bright. m3 Mrs. Margaret
Copeland Wright, and had: Carlton Beverley, William Radford, Maggie, Mary Bland. m4 Lizzie, d/o William Mosely Radford, and widow of Alfred Walter Preston, and
16d. Dr. Robert Munford, m Ann E. d/o Dr. Henry Curtis, of "Puccoon" Hanover Co., VA and wife Christiana B. d/o
John Tyler, Governor of Virginia and sister of John Tyler, President of US. 16e. Elizabeth Madison Munford. 16f. William Preston Munford. 16g. Elvira Henry Munford. 16h. CarltonRadfore Munford.