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  • ID: I991
  • Name: Mary "Polly" Roop
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1802 in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Death: 17 NOV 1868 in Montgomery County, Virginia 1
  • _UID: 8BAA9C51CDB846418C35744CDB53352638D0
  • Census: 1840 Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Census: 1850 Searching....
  • Census: 1860 Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Note:
    "Mary (Polly) Roop was born ca. 1802 in Lunenburg Co., VA, according to her death notice, to Henry and Catherine Rupe. Although she had eight children with Roop/Rupe name, and her name always appeared as Roop/Rupe, no record has been found to indicate that she ever married. Her oldest son reported her death as Nov. 17, 1868 from a heart attack in Montgomery Co., VA."
    [Source: Everette L. McGrew, My Mother Was A Rupe (revised August 2000)]

    I wonder if her place of birth is correct considering the geographical location of Lunenburg County compared to Rockbridge and Montgomery counties where the family was said to be before and after her birth. It would mean that Henry and his family left Rockbridge travelling through Montgomery County where their son Samuel B. is said to be born, on to Lunenburg where Polly is said to be born, and then back to Montgomery where they finally settled down.
    [Cathy Meder-Dempsey]

    Concerning the father of her children:
    Per Barbary's marriage record her father was reputedly I. Dobbins. Per Elizabeth's death record her father was Isom Dobbins. Possible other children born to Mary were also fathered by Isom Dobbins. According to Montgomery Co. Va. marriage bond dated 7 June 1826 he married Katurah Winiteer. It is unlikely that children born to Mary after 1826 were fathered by Isom. He died 31 Aug 1877 in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    District 41
    Isam Dobbins 52
    Katurah Dobbins 50
    Elizabeth Dobbins 21
    Patsey Dobbins 60
    Lucinda Dobbins 21

    1860 U.S. Federal Census
    Raleigh County, (West) Virginia
    Raleigh Court House
    Isom Dobins 60 farmer
    Mrs. I. Dobins 58 matron

    *****

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

    1820 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Blacksburg Township, Page
    Henry Roop Sr.
    2 males under 10 yo (Joseph 9 and George 5, s/o Barbara)
    1 male 10 & under 16 yo (James 12)
    1 male 16 & under 26 yo (Samuel 18)
    1 male 16 to 18 yo (Samuel 18)
    1 male 26 & under 45 yo (Henry 31)
    1 male over 45 yo (Henry 55)
    1 female under 10 yo (Barbary 2, d/o Mary)
    1 female 10 & under 16 yo (Nancy 14)
    3 females 16 & under 25 yo (Rachel 16, Mary 18, Barbara 28)
    1 female over 45 yo (Catherine 52)
    3 persons engaged in agriculture
    (27 in file)

    21 Oct 1826
    Court Records - Montgomery Co., VA
    Montgomery County to Wit
    Memorandum that upon this 21st day of October in the year of Christ 1826 John Dobbins _, Asa Hall, Elizabeth Dobbins, Peggy Dobbins, Allen Crandal, Crockett Crandal, Lydda Hayes, Polly Dobbins, Wm Covey, Polly Rupe, Henry Bishop, James Howerton, Anderson Dobbins, prossecutors, of the said county aforesaid came before me, G. Godbey a Justice of the peace for the county aforsd. and Each of them of their proper person Acknowledged themselves Indebeted to John Tylor, Esq., Governor (Chief Magistrate) of the Commonwealth of Virginia and his successors in the sum of 40 dollars to be levied severally of Each of their Goods and chattles lands and tenements Respectively to the use of the sd Commonwealth upon condition that if each of them do personally appear before the Commonwealth justices of the peace for the said County of Montgomery on the 30th of this Inst. at a court to be held at the Court house for the Examination of Betsey Elswick charged with stealing and carrying away and concealing diverse goods and ___ and do then and there on behalf of the Commonwealth give such Evidence as he knoweth against the sd. Betsey Elswick concerning the matters where with she is charged and that neither of them do depart with out leave of the sd. Court then this Recognizance to be void Else to remain in full force.
    Acknowledged before me
    /s/ G Godbey
    [Source: http://searches.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/va/montgomery/courts/elswick1.txt]

    1830 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Page 89
    Henry Roope Sr.
    3 males under 5 yo (grandsons: Byrd 3, s/o Barbara; Henry 4, s/o Mary; and James R. 4, s/o Mary))
    1 male 5 & under 10 yo (grandson Crockett 7, s/o Mary)
    1 male 10 & under 15 yo (grandson George 15, s/o Barbara)
    1 male 15 & under 20 yo (Joseph 19)
    2 males 20 & under 30 yo (James 23, Samuel 29)
    1 male 60 & under 70 yo (Henry 65)
    2 females 5 & under 10 yo (granddaughters: Susan 7, d/o Barbara, and Elizabeth 7, d/o Mary)
    1 female 10 & under 15 yo (granddaughter Barbary 12, d/o Mary)
    2 females 20 & under 30 yo (Mary 28, Nancy 24)
    2 females 30 & under 40 yo (Barbara 38)
    1 female 60 & under 70 yo (Catherine 62)
    17 persons in household
    (83+84 in file)

    1840 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Page 26
    Mary Rupe
    1 male under 5 yo (George 4)
    2 males 10 & under 15 yo (Sebastian William 11 and James R. 14 or Henry 14)
    1 male 15 & under 20 yo (Crockett 17)
    1 female 5 & under 10 yo (Theodosia 3)
    1 female 15 & under 20 yo ((Elizabeth 17)
    1 female 20 & under 30 yo (Barbary 22)
    1 female 40 & under 50 yo (Mary 38)
    8 persons in household
    3 persons engaged in agriculture
    (49+50 in file)

    Note: James R. is also seen as b. 1822 which would mean that he was 18 in 1840.

    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    searching....see her mother's notes.

    In 1850 only her married daughter Elizabeth and her son Henry have been located in the census; if she has all other children living with her then Barbary (Malinda), Crockett, James R., Sebastian William, George, and Theodosia should be listed with her in 1850.
    [Cathy Meder-Dempsey]

    1860 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Mary Roop 60 F Virginia
    (62 in file)
  • Change Date: 17 FEB 2017 at 15:39:04



    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 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has Children Barbary "Malinda" Roop b: ABT 1819 in Montgomery County, Virginia
      2. Has Children Crockett Rupe b: 12 FEB 1823 in Montgomery County, Virginia
      3. Has No Children Elizabeth "Lizzie" Roop b: 4 MAY 1823 in Montgomery County, Virginia
      4. Has Children Henry Roop b: ABT 1826 in Montgomery County, Virginia
      5. Has Children James R. Roop b: 7 AUG 1826 in Montgomery County, Virginia
      6. Has Children Sebastian William Rupe b: ABT 1829 in Montgomery County, Virginia
      7. Has Children George Roop b: ABT 1836 in Montgomery County, Virginia
      8. Has No Children Theodosia Roop b: FEB 1837 in Montgomery County, Virginia

      Sources:
      1. Title: My Mother Was A Rupe
        Author: Everette L. McGrew
        Publication: revised August 2000
        Abbrev: My Mother Was A Rupe
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