Silas Shelburne Roop: Birth: 8 APR 1878 in Virginia. Death: 28 FEB 1945 in / near Riner, Montgomery County, Virginia at his home
Title: "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," (index and images)
Page: Certificate of Death No. 40835, Registration District No. 601B
Publication: <i>Ancestry</i>, citing Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia
Title: Find A Grave
Page: Find A Grave Memorial no. 17296789
Publication: database and images
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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
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