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  • ID: I758
  • Name: Hamilton N. Roop
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1853 in Floyd County, Virginia
  • Death: 8 DEC 1918 in Auburn, Montgomery County, Virginia 1
  • Burial: 9 DEC 1918 Surface Cemetery, Riner, Montgomery County, Virginia 2
  • Reference Number: FAG# 17296789
  • _TAG: Find A Grave
  • _UID: C8B9F9372402C1479BBD6422AC72177A6C42
  • Note:
    The ROOP Couple Who Were Buried Before They Died

    Family tradition is his middle inital was for Null, a variation of his paternal grandmother's maiden name Noll. It is also possible this error was made by an early researcher. I have found no documentation with a middle name for Hamilton N. Roop.

    1860 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]
    Note: Listed as age 7

    1870 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]
    Note: Listed as age 17

    1880 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Auburn
    Sheet No. 491A
    Roop, Hamilton Self M Male W 24 Farmer VA VA VA
    Roop, Elizebeth Wife M Female W 23 Keeping House VA VA VA
    Roop, Giles H. Son S Male W 6 VA VA VA
    Roop, George H. Son S Male W 4 VA VA VA
    Roop, Silas S. Son S Male W 3 VA VA VA
    Roop, John T. Son S Male W 1 VA VA VA
    Epperly, William Brother-in-law S Male W 22 Laborer VA VA VA

    1900 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Auburn
    HH #161-161
    Roop, Hamilton head Dec 1854 45 married 30 yrs VA VA VA
    Roop, Mary E. wife Dec 1852 47 married 30 yrs, mother of 7, 6 living VA VA VA
    Roop, George H. son May 1875 25 married 5 yrs VA VA VA
    Roop, John T. son Apr 1879 21 single VA VA VA
    Roop, Mattie daughter May 1883 17 single VA VA VA
    Roop, Luther son July 1886 13 single VA VA VA
    Roop, Mattie daughter-in-law May 1877 23 married 5 yrs, mother of 1, 1 living VA VA VA
    Roop, Wilford grandson Sept 1896 3 single VA VA VA
    (63-9B in file)
    Note: deceased child is Giles H. Roop

    1910 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Auburn
    HH #282-282
    Roop, Hamilton N. head 54 married 39 yrs VA VA VA
    Roop, Mary E. wife 54 married 39 yrs, mother of 7, 5 living
    (95-20B in file)
    Note: deceased children are Giles H. and John T. Roop
  • Change Date: 17 FEB 2017 at 15:39:04



    Father: James ROOP b: ABT 1808 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    Mother: Elizabeth CARROLL b: ABT 1808 in Montgomery (present-day Floyd) County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth Epperly b: DEC 1852 in Floyd County, Virginia
    • Married: 15 AUG 1872 in Floyd County, Virginia at the residence of Owen Sumner
    • Note:
      Copy of Marriage License in Louise Akers' book. Includes this information:
      Hamilton N. Roop m. Mary Elizabeth Epperly (1) 08-15-1872 Thursday at Owen Sumner's, Floyd Co., VA by Owen Sumner.
      He 19 yo single w/m farmer, b. & living in Floyd Co., VA, s/o James & Elizabeth Roop. She single 18 yo, b. & living in
      Floyd Co., VA, d/o Allen & Susan Epperly. Source: FCVA1872_0057 Register: 3. Page: 40.

      Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
      Name: Hamilton N. Rock
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Single
      Age: 19
      Birth Date: 1853
      Birth Place: Floyd Co., VA.
      Marriage Date: 15 Aug 1872
      Marriage Place: Floyd , Virginia
      Father: James
      Mother: Elizabeth
      Spouse: Mary E. Epperley
      FHL Film Number: 31345
      Reference ID: P40 E55
      (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2016)
    Children
    1. Has No Children Giles H. Roop b: ABT 1872 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    2. Has Children George Hamilton "Ham" Roop b: 29 MAY 1875 in Floyd County, Virginia
    3. Has Children Silas Shelburne Roop b: 8 APR 1878 in Virginia
    4. Has No Children John T. Roop b: APR 1879 in Virginia
    5. Has Children Mary E. "Ella" Roop b: 12 JUN 1882 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    6. Has Children Mattie E. Roop b: 23 NOV 1882 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    7. Has Children Charles Luther Roop b: 26 APR 1886 in Virginia

    Sources:
    1. Title: "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," (index and images)
      Publication: Ancestry, citing Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia
      Abbrev: "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014"
      Page: Certificate of Death No. 40835, Registration District No. 601B
      Note: Ham N. Roop, male, white, age 63, born 10 Aug 1855, died 8 Dec 1918 in Montgomery, Virginia, registration date 9 Dec 1918, father James Roop, mother Mary Carl. (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 December 2015)
      Quality: 2
    2. Title: Find A Grave
      Publication: database and images
      Abbrev: Find A Grave
      Page: Find A Grave Memorial no. 17296789
      Note: Memorial page for George Hamilton Null Roop created by Roger Roop (#46830952) 4 Jan 2007, citing Surface Cemetery, Riner, Montgomery County, Virginia; the accompanying photograph by Roger Roop used with permission; (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17296789 : accessed 7 January 2016)
      Quality: 2
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