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  • ID: I925
  • Name: Henry Roop
  • _AKA: Henrich Rub
  • Suffix: Jr.
  • Title: Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 FEB 1789 in Manchester, Baltimore County (present-day Carroll County), Maryland 1
  • Baptism: 26 APR 1789 German Reformed Lutheran Church, Manchester, Baltimore County (present-day Carroll County), Maryland 1
  • Death: 1872 in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • _UID: 3D78B869A6B8354CBACF54A1AB35CDA585CB
  • Census: 1830 Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Census: 1840 Pulaski County, Virginia
  • Census: 1850 Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Census: 1860 Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Census: 1870 Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Note:
    A Date of Death for Catherine Barbara NOLL (1768-1859)

    Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985
    MD - All counties > Manchester > Lutheran and Reformed > Lutheran and Reformed Congregation > image 23 > pg. 18
    Source Information
    Historical Society of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
    Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History.

    Maryland Births and Christenings
    Name: Henrich Rub
    Gender: Male
    Christening Date: 26 Apr 1789
    Christening Place: Reformed and Lutheran, Manchester, Carroll, Maryland
    Birth Date: 27 Feb 1789
    Father's Name: Henrich Rub
    Mother's Name: Catharina
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50757-1
    System Origin: Maryland-ODM
    GS Film number: 13200
    Citing this Record
    "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 December 2015), Henrich Rub, 27 Feb 1789; citing ; FHL microfilm 13,200.

    When Henry was christened on 26 Apr 1789 his sponsors were Peter and Christina Ziegler.
    [Source: Zion Lutheran Church, Manchester, Carroll County, Maryland (copy of translation from German)]

    1810 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]

    1820 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]

    3 October 1822
    Henry Roope was fined $16.13 (bastardy)
    The Commonwealth of Virginia, to the Sheriff of Montgomery County Greeting:
    We command You, that of the Goods and Chattels of Henry Roope
    lat is your bailiwick, you cause to be made the sum of Sixteen Dollars and thirteen cents which the overseers of the poor late before the Justices of our Court of Montgomery County have against him for costs of recognizance for bastardy in that behalf expended, whereof the said Roope is convict as appears to us of record; and that you have the same before the Justices of our said Court, at the Court-House on the 1st Tuesday in November next, to render unto the said overseers f the costs aforesaid, And have then there this writ. Witness Charles Taylor, Clerk of our Court at the Court-House the 3rd day of October 1822 in the 47th year of the Commonwealth.
    Charles Taylor
    (copy of document in Louise Akers' book)

    1830 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Page 89
    Henry Roope Jr.
    1 male under 5 yo (Harmon 0)
    1 male 5 & under 10 yo (Harrison 6)
    1 male 30 & under 40 yo (Henry 41)
    2 females under 5 yo (Nancy B. 3 and ??)
    1 female 20 & under 30 yo (Mary 28)
    (81+82 in file)

    Pulaski County, Virginia, was formed from parts of Montgomery and Wythe counties.

    1840 U.S. Federal Census
    Pulaski County, Virginia
    Page 201
    Henry Roop
    1 male 10 & under 15 yo (Harmon 10)
    1 male 15 & under 20 yo (Harrison 16)
    1 male 50 & under 60 yo (Henry 51)
    2 females 10 & under 15 yo (Martha 9 and Nancy B. 13)
    1 female 30 & under 40 yo (Mary 38)
    6 persons in household
    3 persons engaged in agriculture
    (25+26 in file)

    Title: Rupe, Henry: Petition
    Subject: Division of County/New County
    Format: pdf
    Source: Legislative Petitions of the General Assembly, 1776-1865, Accession Number 36121, Box 212, Folder 8
    Rights: There are no restrictions.
    Abstract: Ask for a change in the county line of Pulaski. Includes notice & receipt.
    Abstract: Petitions to the General Assembly were the primary catalyst for legislation in the Commonwealth from 1776 until 1865. Public improvements, military claims, divorce, manumission of slaves, division of counties, incorporation of towns, religious freedom, and taxation were just some of the concerns expressed in these petitions. The petitions often contain hundreds of signatures and are a useful tool in genealogical research. Frequently, the petitions contain supplementary support documents useful in research including maps, wills, naturalizations, deeds, resolutions, affidavits, judgments, and other items.
    Date Issued: 1840-12-02
    Relation Has Format: Also available on Legislative Petitions microfilm reel 166.
    Spatial: Pulaski County
    Bibliographic Citation: [title], [locality], [date], Legislative Petitions Digital Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
    Notes: Scanned from microfilm
    Biographical/Historical Note: Named for Casimir Pulaski, the Polish-American patriot of the Revolutionary War. Formed from Montgomery and Wythe Counties in 1839.
    MRIN00578 1840 Rupe, Henry Jr. petition (in scrapbook)

    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Forty First District, Page No. 51B
    Enumerated the day of 1850. John Gardner, Ass't Marshal.
    HH #
    Henry Roop 44 (sic) M Farmer $1000 Virginia cannot read & write
    Mary Roop 40 F Virginia cannot read & write
    Harrison Roop 26 M Farmer Virginia
    Nancy Roop 24 F Virginia
    Harmon Roop 22 M Farmer Virginia
    Patsey Roop 20 F Virginia
    Henrietta Roop 10 F Virginia
    (41-93 in file)

    1860 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Henry Roop 72 M Virginia
    Mary Roop 55 F Virginia
    Harrison Roop 35 M Virginia
    Henrietta Roop 18 F Virginia
    (62 in file)

    1870 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Auburn Township
    Page No. 33, Sheet 51A
    Post Office: Childress Store
    HH #212-221
    Roop, Henry 80 M W Ret. Farmer 2500 200 Virginia cannot read & write
    Roop, Polly 65 F W Keeping House Virginia cannot read & write
    (33 in file)

    Not found on:
    Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 ( database)
  • Change Date: 6 MAR 2017 at 13:54:40

    Father: Henry RUPE b: ABT 1765 in Baltimore County, Maryland
    Mother: Catherine Barbara NOLL b: 24 FEB 1768 in Manchester, Baltimore County (present-day Carroll County), Maryland

    Marriage 1 Mary "Polly" Thompson b: 1802 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    • Married: 7 JUN 1823 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    • Note:
      Marriage Record
      Name Henry Rupe
      Birth Date 1802
      Age 21
      Spouse's Name Polly Thompsom
      Event Date 07 Jun 1823
      Event Place Montgomery County, Virginia
      Spouse's Father's Name Elswick Thompson
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M86878-8
      System Origin Virginia-EASy
      GS Film number 32633
      Reference ID P 185
      Citing this Record
      "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 April 2016), Henry Rupe and Polly Thompsom, 07 Jun 1823; citing Montgomery County, Virginia, reference P 185; FHL microfilm 32,633.

      Copy of Marriage Bond in Louise Akers' book.
    1. Has Children Harrison Roop b: MAY 1823 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    2. Has Children Nancy B. Roop b: 16 FEB 1827 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    3. Has Children Harmon B. Roop b: 7 SEP 1830 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    4. Has Children Martha "Patsy" Roop b: 28 FEB 1831 in Montgomery County, Virginia
    5. Has Children Henrietta Roop b: ABT 1840 in Montgomery County, Virginia

    1. Title: Maryland German Church Records Volume 10
      Author: C. T. Zahn and Frederick S. Weiser, translators and editors
      Abbrev: C.-T. Zahn and Frederick S. Weiser, translators and editors
      Publication: published by the Historical Society of Carroll County, Westminster, Maryland
      Abbrev: Maryland German Church Records Volume 10
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