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1797 - October 9th
Nicholas Roper to Mary Horn marriage bond
Roper, Nicholas to Horn, Mary
Marriage bond given October 9, 1797 in Frederick County, Va, Clerks Office
No children were born to this union. Mary would become James Roper's step mother.


1810 - January 18th
Marriage index Roper to cruthers
Roper, James To Curuthers, Nancy First marriage
January 18, 1810, in Washington County, Maryland
Found in Marriage Index Book 1799-1860 pg. 40
Note: Original bond record destroyed by fire
Father of groom: Nicholas Roper


1838 - April 30th
Marriage index Roper to Laley
Roper, James To Laley, Elizabeth Second marriage
April 30, 1838, in Washington County, Maryland
Found in Marriage Index Book 1799-1860 pg. 185
Note: Original bond record destroyed by fire<
Father of groom: Nicholas Roper; Father of bride: Michael Laley


1839 - March 7th
Virginia Free Press marriage Roper to Cowen
Roper, William Thornton to Cowen, Sarah W.
Married on Thursday, March 7, 1839 by Rev. J. Raum
Grooms parents: James and Nancy Curuthers Roper; Brides Father: David Cowen of Page County, Illinois, formerly of Jefferson County, Va (Now WV)
Published in Virginia Free Press, Charlestown, Jefferson County; Thursday, April 4, 1839 Pg. 3 Col. 1


1853 - May 24th
Ann Catherine Roper to Mathew Dent
Roper, Ann Catherine married Dent, Matthew on May 24, 1853; source: Jefferson County, West Virginia, Marriage Records, Book 2 Line 199, May 24, 1853. note: marriage ended in divorce


1858 - September 9th
America Roper to John VanMetre
Roper, America V. married VanMetre, John J.
on September 9, 1858; source: Jefferson County, Register of Marriages Book 2 Line 14, 1858


1863 - July 19th
Marriage cert. James N. Roper to Mary M. Steely
Roper, James Nicholas to Steely, Mary M.
On July 19, 1863 in Alexandria, Missouri
By: D. Gillium, Jr.
Grooms parents: William Thornton and Sarah W. Cowen Roper


1864 - September 29th
Roper to Shultz
Roper, Ann Catherine, age 28 years, divorced married Schultz, Henry, age 28 years, single
On September 29, 1864 in Harpers Ferry
Wife divorced from former husband M. Dent
Husband place of birth: King of Prussia
Wife's place of birth: Jefferson County, Va
Husband resides in Philadelphia; Wife resides in Jefferson County, Va
Name of husband's parents: John & Louisa Schultz
Name of wife's parents: James and Elizabeth Roper
Occupation of husband: Livery Stable Keeper
License issued Sept. 29, 1864; T.Moore Clerk


1866 - October 22nd
America V. Vanmetre to C.W.H. Cooper
VanMetre, America V. (Mary America Virginia Roper, age 26 years, widowed, married Cooper, C.W.H., age 24 years, single
On October 22, 1866 near Shannondale Springs
Husband place of birth: Loudoun County, VA
Wife's place of birth: Jefferson County, Va
Name of husband's parents: Samuel & Mary Cooper
Name of wife's parents: James and Elizabeth Roper
Occupation of husband: Miller
License issued October 20, 1866; Minister: A.C. Hopkins


1867 - January 20th
Photograph marriage certificate Roper to Milbourn
Roper, James Michael, single, Married Milbourn, Rebecca Jane, single
On January 20, 1867 on the Harpers Ferry Bridge, Maryland side
Both of Jefferson County, WV
Grooms parents: James and Elizabeth Laley Roper; Brides parents: Oliver & Mary Jones Milbourn
News paper clipping Shepherdstown Register, Jan. 30, 1867 Click here to view


1893 - October 18th
Martha E. Roper to William Smith
*Roper, Martha E. age 18 to Smith, William age 27 single
October 18th, 1893 in Kearneysville, W.Va.
Bride born in Jefferson County, W.Va. and resides there. Groom Born in Rockingham Co., Va. and resides in Jefferson County, W.Va.
Remarks: Consent of Brides father vouched for by her brother.
Issued October 9th, 1893.
Bride is the daughter of James Douglas and Frances Virginia Goens.


1896 - January 15th
Willie C. Roper to James A. Johnson
*Roper, Willie C. age 18 single to Johnson, James D. age 28 single
January 15, 1896 in Charles Town, W.Va.
Both are colored
both born and reside in Jefferson County, W.Va.
Issued January 18th, 1896
Minister performing ceremony, C. C. Wainright.
Daughter of William Henry and Sarah Ann Goens Roper. Given name of bride "Willie Catherine". Grooms given name "James Daniel" son of George and Betty Briscoe Johnson.


1896 - June 3rd
Rosie A. Roper to Lewis M. Smith
*Roper, Rosie A. age 20 single to Smith, Lewis M. age 30 single
June 3rd 1896 in Charles Town, W.Va.
Both colored
Both born and reside in Jefferson County, W.Va.
Remark: Consent of Brides Father in writing, Issued June 1st 1896
Minister performing the ceremony, C. C. Wainwright.
Bride is the daughter of William Henry and Sarah Ann Goens Roper.


1896 - December 14th

Schultz, Ella to Viands, Charles
Schultz, Ella age 22 single married Viands, Charles age 24 single on December 14, 1896, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Both born and reside in Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Remarks, Issued December 14th, 1896, Minister performing ceremony S.W. Cole.
Bride is the daughter of Ann Catherine Roper and Henry F. Schultz.


1897 - April 10th
Roper to Baker
Roper, Mary Elizabeth age 24 single to Baker, John William age 32 single
April 10, 1897 Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia
Bride Born: Jefferson Co., WV; Groom Born: Hillsbourgh, Loudoun Co., Va
Minister: Louis Hencky
Brides parents: Father: Washington Albert Roper; Mother: Mary Catherine Hedges
Grooms Parents: Unknown
note: Family group sheet


1897 - April 11th
Florence Milbourn Roper to Joseph Glasford
Roper, Florence Milbourn age 25 single to Glassford, Joseph age 28 single
April 11th 1897 in Charles Town.
Both born and reside in Jefferson County, W.Va.
Date issued April 8th 1897
Minister performing ceremony, James H. Wolff.
Bride is the daughter of James Michael and Rebecca Jane Milbourn Roper. Groom is the son of William Alexander and Margaret Elizabeth Keys Glassford.
Grooms given name "Joseph Hite"


1901 - June 8th
Mary V. Roper to Richard Lee Brown
*Roper, Mary V. age 21 single to Brown, Richard Lee age 23 single
June 8th 1901 in Charles Town, W.Va.
Both born and reside in Jefferson County, W.Va.
Issued June 8th, 1901
Minister performing ceremony C. C. Wainwrigt.


1901 - June 24th
Mena Roper to Andrew C. Glaize
Roper, Mena, Miss aged 26 years single to Glaize, Andrew C., Mr. aged 25 years single
June 24th 1901 in Charlestown, W.Va
Bride and Groom were both born and residents of Jefferson County, W.Va
Issued June 24th, 1901
Minister performing ceremony - Samuel G. K. Cox
Bride is the daughter of William Henry Harrison and Elizabeth Lalley Roper. Given name "Minerva".


1902 - December 2nd
Roper to Allen Colored
*Roper, Victoria aged 21 single to Allen, Newton aged 22 single
December 2, 1902 in Charlestown, Jefferson Co. WV
Bride and Groom From Jefferson County both Colored
Minister W. Murray
Brides Parents: James Douglas and Frances Virginia Goens Roper Grooms Parents: Unknown
note: Victoria died December 1, 1911 burial unknown


1904 - September 26th
Roper to Hunter (Colored)
*Roper, Mary Va. age 20 single to Hunter, Henry Alex'r aged 21 single
September 26, 1904 Martinsburg, West Virginia
Bride and Groom born in Jefferson County, WV both Colored
Minister: W.P. Fisher; Consent by: Wm. McDowell


1906 - March 17th
Frank Garfield Roper and Bessie Henretty
Roper, Frank Garfield age 29 single to Henretty, Bessie age 23 single
March 17th 1906 in Charles Town, W.Va.
Both born in Jefferson County and both reside in same.
Date issued March 17th 1906
Minister performing ceremony, James H. Wolff.
Groom is the son of James Michael and Rebecca Jane Milbourn Roper. Bride is the daughter of William S. and Nancy T. Ambrose Henretty.
Given name of groom "Franklyn Garfield". Given name of bride "Bessie August"


1906 - August 22nd
Walter Roper and Virginia Glassford
Roper, Walter age 25 single to Glassford, Virginia age 16 single
August 22nd 1906 in Charles Town, W.Va.
Both born and reside in Jefferson County
Mother of bride gave consent
date issued August 22nd 1906
Minister performing ceremony, James H. Wolff
Groom is the son of Washington Albert and Mary Catherine Hedges Roper. Grooms given name "Walter Laley".
(note: this is the first marriage of Walter, what exactly happed to this marriage is yet to be determined)


1913 - June 7th
Walter Laley Roper to Grace Kisner
Roper, Walter L. age 32 single to Kisner, Grace age 21 single
June 7th 1913 in Harpers Ferry W.Va.
Both born and reside in Jefferson County.
Date issued, June 7th 1913
Minister performing ceremony, B. Y. Nicholson.
Groom is the son of Washington Albert and Mary Catherine Hedges Roper.
(note: Walter's second marriage yet listed as single, see above marriage cert.)


1910 - April 6th
Roper to Deily
Roper, Alice aged 29 single to Deily, Henry John aged 32 single
April 6, 1910 in Charles Town, Jefferson Co., WV
Groom born in Pennsylvania; Bride born in Jefferson County; Groom residence is Economy, Pennsylvania
Minister: A.C. Hopkins
Brides parents: William Henry Harrison and Elizabeth Lally Roper; Grooms parents: unknown
note: brides family group sheet


1912 - January 24th
Charles Edward Roper to Willie E. Martin
*Roper, Charles Edward age 35 years single to Martin, Willie E. age 27 years widowed
January 24th, 1912 in Charles Town, W.Va.
Both are colored
Husband birth, Jefferson County, W.Va; Brides birth, Rappahannock, Va.
Both reside in Jefferson, County, W.Va.
Date issued January 22, 1912
Minister performing ceremony, William Craven
Groom is the son of William Henry and Sarah Ann Goens Roper, Bride is the daughter of William and Amanda Jogan Brown.


1914 - November 14th
Leathia Roper to Lewis F. Owens
*Roper, Leatha age 21 single to Owens, Lewis F. age 22 single
November 14th 1914 in Charles Town, W.Va.
both are colored
Both were born in Jefferson County, W.Va. and reside at same.
Date issued November 14th 1914
Minister performing ceremony, William Craven.
Bride is the daughter of William Henry and Sarah Ann Goens Roper.
Brides full given name "Leathia Virginia"


1916 - April 29th
Roper to Chapman
Roper, Margaret Ann aged 21 single to Chapman, Walter Daniel aged 24 ingle
April 29, 1916 Charles Town, Jefferson Co., WV
Bride and Groom born in Jefferson County
Minister H.M. Moffett
Brides parents: James Truman and Frances Marlatt Roper Grooms parents: James C. and Lucy Chapman
note: Family descendant sheet


1918 - July 31st
Roper to Brown
*Roper, Ernest Hastings aged 29 single to Brown, Nellie Virginia aged 21 single
July 31, 1918 in Charles Town, Jefferson Co., WV
Bride and Groom born in Jefferson County both colored
Minister: Rev. William M. Graven
Grooms parents: William Henry and Sarah Ann Goens Roper Brides parents: unknown
note: grooms Family group sheet


1919 - December 25th
John Clifton Roper to Nannie Fox
*Roper, John Clifton age 25 single to Fox, Nannie age 20 single
December 25th 1919 in Kearneysville, W.Va.
Groom born in Kearnysville, W.Va. and resides there. Bride born in Charles Town and resides in Kearneysville, W.Va.
Issued December 24th, 1919
Minister performing the ceremony, J.A. Law[sic}
Groom is the son of Charles Edward and Lucinda Fox Roper.


1928 - June 2nd
Ruth E. Roper to Thomas A. Briscoe
*Roper, Ruth E. age 28 single to Briscoe, Thomas A. age 35 single
June 2nd, 1928 in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Both are colored
Groom born in Pittsburg, PA, bride born and both reside in Jefferson County, W.Va.
Issued June 1st, 1928
Minister performing ceremony, E.M. Mitchell.
Bride is the daughter of



1934

Helen Rebecca Roper to Luther James Coulter

Roper, Helen Rebecca age 17 single to Coulter, Luther James age 20 single
November 18th, 1834 in the state of Maryland, Frederick County at Jefferson Lutheran Parsonage.
Bride of Charles Town, West Virginia, Groom of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia
Ceremony preformed by - George H. Seiler, pastor.
Bride is the daughter of Franklin Garfield Roper and Rebecca Jane Milbourn; Groom is the son of Nellie Roeder and Earl Robert Coulter (aka Luther). Marriage certificate was kept under the bed mattress throughout the marriage, until death did they part.





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