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James Roper
Roper, James - Son of Nicholas Roper. This photo is in the family bible of James Michael and Rebecca Roper. We're 99% sure this photo is James Roper.
James Michael Roper
Roper, James Michael - Eldest Son of James and Elizabeth Laley Roper. The original photo is Tin Type taken as a wedding portrait. James Michael Roper married Rebecca Jane Milbourn on January 20, 1867 on the Harpers Ferry bridge. Rebecca's father, Oliver P. Milbourn objected to the marriage, this forced the young couple to wed in the adjoining state of Maryland.
Rebecca Jane Milbourn Roper
Rebecca Jane Roper 1895Roper, Rebecca Jane Milbourn - Original photo is Tin-Type taken as a wedding portrait. Rebecca married James Michael Roper (above) on January 20, 1867 against her fathers wishes. She was the daughter of Oliver P. and Mary Jones Milbourn both formerly of Loudoun county, Virginia.
Photo to right was taken for Christmas in 1895 3 years before her death October 8, 1898. Photo was restored by Jackie Milburn.
Franklin Garfield Roper
Franklin Garfield Roper in piecesRoper, Franklin Garfield - Son of James Michael and Rebecca Jane Milbourn Roper. Born July 6, 1877. Franklin "Frank" married Bessie August Henretty on March 17, 1906. He died April 4, 1939 the night before the sell of his personal property. No doubt he died of a broken heart for times were hard and he knew all to well the Roper tradition. Shortly after his death Cat-tail Farm was sold. THe farm ended up in his possession then passed onto his daughter and only living heir. By urges of his widow the farm was reluctantly sold by his daughter Helen Rebecca. (per family lore)
Photo to the right is the same as on the left. After many years of being stored in an uncontrolled environment (such as the attic) and the fact it was printed on acidic paper the portrait fell into many pieces when removed from storage. The pieces were individually scanned and pieced back to what you see on the left. Restored by Jackie Milburn.
Ann Catherine Roper Schultz
Ann Catherine Schultz click image to enlarge 
Roper, Ann Catherine - Daughter of James and Nancy Cruthers or Elizabeth Laley Roper. To date we're not positive which is Ann's true mother, most likely Nancy Crurthers per date of Ann's birth 1837 and per marriage of James and Elizabeth. Ann married twice, first to Matthew Dent ending in divorce, second marriage was to Henry Schultz a union cavalryman that was stationed in Jefferson County during the war of Southern Independence. They were wed in Harpers Ferry on September 24, 1864.
Original Photo is in possession of her 2nd great grand daughter Judy Meade of Maryland.

Ann Catherine Schultz click image to enlargeThis photo and the photo of Ann Catherine Shultz sitting to the far left are from the estate of Zula Virginia Schultz Stevens, daughter of Ella Schultz and granddaughter of Ann Catherine Schultz. The photos are now in the possession of Zula's Granddaughter Virginia Ann Falkner of North Carolina

Henry Schultz
Schultz, Henry Francis - Second Husband of Ann Catherine Roper. They were wed on September 24, 1864 in Harpers Ferry. Henry served in the United States Cavalry during the Civil War. He was a member of Co. E 1st New York Calvary and stationed in Jefferson County. He is buried in Edge Hill Cemetery, his grave is marked with a military marker.
Original Photo is in possession of his 2nd great grand daughter Judy Meade of Maryland.
Zula Virginia Schultz click image to enlarge
Zula Virginia Schultz Stevens click image to enlarge
Stevens, Zula Virginia Schultz - (pictured as young girl top left young woman bottom left) First Daughter of Ella Schultz and granddaughter of Ann Catherine Roper & Henry Francis Schultz. Zula was born illegitimate and is believed her father was a Whittington. She was born in Jefferson County, West Virginia on October 18, 1893. The birth records in Jefferson County, WV have Zula recorded as Ella V. Schultz. This could have been a mistake on behalf of the county clerk or the person giving the information. She married Alva Stevens and they had one child, Dorothy Virginia Stevens, she married Vance L. Stroup. Photos are from the estate of Zula Virginia Schultz Stevens, daughter of Ella Schultz and granddaughter of Ann Catherine Schultz. The photos are now in the possession of Zula's Granddaughter Virginia Ann Falkner of North Carolina
Zula & Ella Schultz click image to enlarge
Zula Virginia Schultz Stevens and her mother Ella Schultz Viands(left to right) - Ella was the last daughter born to Ann Catherine Roper & Henry Schultz. She was born probably October 1876. Her daughter, Zula Virginia was her first born. It was told by the family Zula's father was a Whittington although she was raised as a Schultz. In 1896 Ella married Charles Viands having 6 children. She married two more times, a Peregoy and her last husband was David Denham. Ella and David are buried in Loudoun Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland. Photo is from the estate of Zula Virginia Schultz Stevens, daughter of Ella Schultz and granddaughter of Ann Catherine Schultz. The photos are now in the possession of Zula's Granddaughter Virginia Ann Falkner of North Carolina
Dorothy Virginia Stevens click to enlarge image
Stroup, Dorothy Virginia Stevens - Daughter of Zula Virginia Schultz & Alva Stevens. She was born in Baltimore Maryland on December 6, 1921. Dorothy married Vance L. Stroup they had 5 children. Photo is from the estate of Zula Virginia Schultz Stevens, daughter of Ella Schultz and granddaughter of Ann Catherine Schultz. The photos are now in the possession of Zula's Granddaughter Virginia Ann Falkner of North Carolina
Hale Family
Ella Bassett Roper Hale with her five daughters. Standing at rear is Elsie, the two on either side are Mena and Mable (right/left), front left is Grace and the little one is Alice. circa 1909. Ella Bassett Roper Hale is the daughter of William Henry Harrison and Elizabeth Lally Roper. Ella was born April 8, 1873 in Charles Town, WV and married Noah Herbert Hale October 11, 1894 in Hagerstown, Maryland. Ella and Noah also had a son Harry who is not pictured.
Mena Richardson Hale Wolford 1924
Mena Richardson Hale Wolford Circa 1924
Mary Elizabeth Roper Baker
Roper, Mary Elizabeth
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Is this Mary Elizabeth Roper daughter of Washington AlbertCould this be John William BakerThese two photos are found in the Roper photo Album now in the possession of James Luther Coulter of Ranson, Wv. They were taken at the same time and placed side by side in the album. Could these photos be Mary Elizabeth and John William Baker on their wedding day? Please email if you can verify who they are. Click images to enlarge. *Marriage and Group sheet
Kearney Roper
Roper, Kearney Lemen - Son of Washington Albert and Mary Catherine Hedges Roper. He married Emma J. Gripp probably in Maryland. No children to this union.
Lucy Hedges Roper
Roper, Lucy Hedges - Daughter of Washington Albert and Mary Catherine Hedges Roper. She married Charles Timothy Daily circa 1902 Baltimore Maryland.
Walter Laley Roper
Roper, Walter Laley - Son of Washington Albert and Mary Catherine Hedges Roper. He married Grace Kisner June 7, 1913 in Harpers Ferry.
William Thornton Roper
Roper, William Thornton - Son of Washington Albert and Mary Catherine Hedges Roper. He was born in Jefferson County, WV July 18, 1878, never married. Died March 19, 1924, buried Edge Hill Cemetery

James Albert Roper
Roper, James Albert - Son of Washington Albert and Mary Catherine Hedges Roper. Born in Jefferson County, WV, married Lavenia Mary Rey. Died January 5, 1932.

Louisa Victoria Roper and Husband Charles Goen
**Goens, Louise Victoria Roper - Daughter of Nicholas Osborn Roper and Louise Ann Newman. Born in Jefferson County, WV, November 19, 1847, married Charles Henry Goens November 19, 1868, died February 28, 1924.
**Goens, Charles Henry - Son of Lawson and Sarah Hart Goens. Born in Jefferson County, WV, March 17, 1844, died March 28, 1925. Both are buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. Photo credit: Shelley Murphy
Young James Douglas Roper
Older James Douglas Roper

**Roper, James Douglas - Son of Nicholas Osbourn and Louisa Newman Roper. born in Jefferson County, Virginia now WV on January 9, 1837. He married Frances Virginia Goen on June 14, 1860 in Jefferson County, Virginia now WV. There were 11 documented children to this union. James would go by his second name of "Douglas". He was well know and respected considered one of the finest Blacksmiths in the area. He died on December 24, 1906 in Kearneysville, Jefferson County, WV and is buried at St. Paul's Baptist Church Cemetery in Kearneysville (see St. Paul's Cemetery). Photos were provided by a line of descendants: Gayla White via Shelly Murphy via Jennie Campbell granddaughter of James Douglas Roper.

Frances Virginia Goens Roper

**Roper, Frances "Fannie" Virginia Goens - Daughter of Lawson and Sarah Hart Goens. Note: Goen or Goens? She was born December 28, 1837 in Jefferson County, Virginia now WV. She married James Douglas Roper on June 14, 1860 in Jefferson County, Virginia now WV. They were 11 children to this union. She died on March 30, 1902 in Kearneysville, Jefferson County, WV and is buried at St. Paul's Baptist Church Cemetery in Kearneysville (see St. Paul's Cemetery). Photo (Tintype) provided by a line of descendants: Gayla White via Shelly Murphy via Jennie Campbell granddaughter of James Douglas Roper.


Roper Photo Album

Roper Photo Album
Most of the images below have not been identified. If you can identify any of the images below please Email giving the number and title of the image. album credit James Luther Coulter of Ranson, WV Click on the image to enlarge
James Nicholas Roper
1.) James Nicholas Roper - 1840 - 1897 son of William Thornton & Sarah Cowan Roper. Went to Illinois.
Unidentified Young Man
2.) Unidentified May be Illinois Roper's
Unidentified Women and Children
3.) Unidentified women and Chidren. Photo taken by: Herbst, Charles Town, WV
Unidentified Baby
4.) Unidentified Baby - photo taken by: J.H. Schaefer & Son, Baltimore, MD
Samuel S. Roper
5.) Samuel S. Roper - 1842 - 1858 Son of William Thornton & Sarah Cowan Roper. Photo taken by A. Alt Golconda, Illinois
Nicholas Oliver Roper
6.) Nicholas Oliver "Ollie" Roper - 1875 - 1916 son of James Michael & Rebecca Milbourn Roper. Photo taken by: Osbourn, Charles Town, WV
Youn Lady
7.) Unidentified Young Woman
Young man 21 years old
8.) Unidentified Young Man Written on the back "Twenty One Years Old". Photo taken by: C.G. Hayward, Charles Town, WV
Young Man
9.) Unidentified Young man - Photo taken by: W.M. Phipps, Central Photo Studio 427 E. Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD
Walter Roper
10.) Walter Laley Roper - 1881 - 1951 son of Washington Albert & Mary Hedges Roper. Photo taken by: Osbourn, Charles Town, WV
Boy with dog
11.) Unidentified Boy with Dog - Photo Taken by: Blythert Gallaway
Death card Mrs. James M. Roper
12.) Death Card for Mrs. James M. Roper - Rebecca Jane Milbourn Roper wife of James Michael Roper, died October 8, 1898, Aged 55 years 6 months & 3 days
Young Man
13.) Unidentified Young man - Photo taken by Herbst, Charles Town V
Young Woman
14.) Unidentified Woman - Photo taken by Herbst, Charles Town, WV
Lucy Roper
15.) Lucy Hedges Roper - 1874 - 1938 daughter of Washington Albert & Mary Hedges Roper. Photo taken by: Herbst, Charles Town, WV
Young Man
16.) Unidentified Young man - Photo taken by: J.A. Haack 726 Seventh St. Washington, D.C.
Unidentified Baby
17.) Unidentified Baby - written on back "Merry Christmas from us all, Hay"
Young Man
18.) Unidentified Young man
Lady and Man
19.) Unidentified Man and Woman
Donald and Nancy Chapman
20.) Donald and Nancy Chapman - Children of Paul & Ethel Chapman. Grandchildren of Margaret Ann Roper & Walter Daniel Chapman.
Richard and Phyllis
21.) Written on back: Richard 8, Phyllis 10 - Taken by: Shifles Studio 5 & 9 Aliq. PA 50-51
Two men
22.) Not positively Identified - ?Nicholas Oliver & Harry Leroy Roper?.
Rose
23.) Unidentified - Written on the back: Florence don't I look silly, I want you all to laugh and be jolly for Christmas that is why I am sending this out, Rose - Dec. 20, 1913 note: Florence was James Michael & Rebecca Roper's daughter.
Young Couple
24.) Unidentified Man and Woman - Photo taken by: Maryland Electric Studio, F.J. Dornan 522 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD
Harry Laroy Roper
25.) Harry Leroy Roper - son of James Michael & Rebecca Jane Milbourn Roper. Photo taken by: Herbst of Charles Town, WV
Young Ladies
26.) Unidentified Young Ladies
Young Man
26.) Unidentified Young Man - Photo taken at Palace Studio 1235 on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Kearney Lemen Roper
27.) Kearney Lemen Roper - son of Washington Albert & Mary Katherine Hedges Roper
Pat Coulter
28.) Pat J. CoulterJefferson County Band
Uncle Ollie and friends
29.) Center is Nicholas Oliver "Ollie" Roper other two men not identified - Ollie was the son of James Michael & Rebecca J. Milbourn Roper.
unknown and Patricia J. Coulter
30.) Unknown Boy - Girl is Patricia J. Coulter - Daughter of Coke and Helen Roper Coulter.
Album
Roper Album - Album has a hard front and back. Enamel with silver.




Viand Family Norine w/father Perry, ggmother Emma Jane and gfather Charles Viands
Viands Family Norine with mother, ggmother emma jane, unknown aunt and gfather Charles Viands
Perry and Mary Mclean Viands

Viands Family - Descendants of Ann Catherine Roper and her husband Henry F. Schultz.

Top photo: On your left; Front: Norine about 9 years old, standing behind her is her father Perry Viands. Perry is the son of Ella Schultz and Charles Viands. On your right or middle: Emma Jane Viands, Norine's great grandmother the wife of Price Viands. Right front: Charles Viands, Norine's grandfather, son of Emma Jane & Price Viands and husband of Ella Schultz Viands. Ella Schultz was the youngest child of Ann Catherine Roper and Henry Schultz.

2nd photo: Front left to right Norine, her mother, Charles Viands. Back left to right; Emma Jane Viands and unknown Viands.

Both Photos were provided by Norine Viands Sullivan. (photos were taken circa 1939)

Viands, Perry & wife Mary "Polly" McLean Viands - Mary was born in Scotland. Perry and Mary had one daughter Norine Patricia Viands Sullivan born 1929 died 2013. photo courtesy of Ann Falkner of North Carolina


Aria Adne Roper
Aria Adne Roper
Unknow Woman
Dove Home circa 1928
Dove Children
Thornton Stanley Dove
Aria going hunting
Kearny Roper with sister and wife Emma.
Dove Family - The photos on the left are shared by Ramona Kuster Jones of Princeton, NC. She is the Grand daughter of Aria Adne Roper Dove. Aria Adne was the 11th child of Washington Albert and Mary Catherine Hedges Roper born August 8, 1890 - died October 26, 1960. She married Melvin Floyd Dove September 7, 1912. Photos courtesy of Ramona Kuster Jones.
    Dove Photos

  1. Aria Adne Roper Dove - As a Young Woman DOB 8-8-1890 - DOD 10-26-1960



  2. Aria Adne Roper Dove - circa 1956 She wa Washington Albert Roper's 11th of 13 children.



  3. Unknown Woman - This photo was in some of Myrtle Rebeca Dove Kuster's pictures. Myrtle was the daughter of Arie Adne Roper Dove. No one knows who it is! Ramona said her Aunt Ramona Virginia Dove Yost, the only one alive from the family did not know. Ramona Kuster Jones feels it could be from her father's family, they were Thompsons and Kuster's.



  4. The Dove Home - circa 1928 - This is the house that Melvin Dove and Aria Roper Dove lived in.



  5. The Dove Children and Doll House - circa 1932 - The Doll house was modled like their house that they lived in (above). Little girl on left of house is Rodella Lou; Older girl behind her is Gladys Rae; Behind the Doll house is Ramona Virginia; unknown male?; Older girl on right is Adne Mae; and little girl on right is Melrose Dale.



  6. Thornton Stanley Dove - Thornton was Aria Adne Roper Dove's youngest son. He was born 1-7-1922 and died 5-14-2000. He married Lucy Irene Savage.



  7. Aria Adne Roper Dove - As a Young Woman in hunting attire. Unknown man - (this could be her father or brother) Ramona Jones remebers stories of them having hunting dogs and going hunting.



  8. Kearny Roper - Seated on the porch is Kearny Roper, Aria Adne Roper Dove's brother. One photo Kearny is with his sister Aria the other with his wife Emma.



Ramona Kuster Jones, Thank you so much for sharing these photos. It took me long enough to get them posted and I appoligize. The world gets hectic and things get pushed to the side. I thank you for bringing it to my attention that I failed to update this page with your wonderful photos. Each one of them tell a story and they keep the memories alive for all. Thanks again! Jackie Milburn






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