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Ropers & related families buried here (listed oldest to youngest)

Roper Goens Monument

Roper & Goens Monument - This monument is inscribed on all four sides. With the oldest being Sarah Goens wife of Lawson Goens. A Sarah Roper not yet identified. James Douglas Roper and his wife Fannie Goens daughter of Sarah and Lawson Goens. Also two of their children Martha and George.

Sarah A. Goens

Goens, Sarah Ann Hart - Born: about April 1, 1810; Died: February 8, 1886, Jefferson County, Virginia. She was the wife of Lawson Goens. Aged 75 years, 10 months and 7 days.

Sarah A. Roper

Roper, Sarah A. - Born: about 1819; Died: August 24, 1897, aged 78 years. Is she James Douglas's Mother or could she be his Aunt? Any information please email or post in Guestbook.

James and Fannie Roper

Roper, James Douglas - Born: January 9, 1837, Jefferson County, Virginia (wv); Died: December 24, 1906, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Son of Nicholas Osbourn Roper. Married Frances Virginia Goens June 14, 1860 in Jefferson County, Virginia. Occupation as Blacksmith, went by Douglas Roper. It's believed that Douglas's mother was Louisa Newman or Adams per 1860 census.

Roper, Francis Virginia Goens - Born: December 28, 1837, Jefferson County, Virginia (wv); Died March 30, 1902, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Daughter of Lawson and Sarah Hart Goens. Went by Fannie. Possibly 11 children to this union.

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Shepherdstown Register Thursday, January 3, 1907 Pg3 Col.1 Douglas Roper, a well-known colored resident of the Kearneysville neighborhood, died last week. He was an industrious and thrifty man, and was highly regarded by both white and colored. He was upwards of 70 years of age.

George W. Roper

Roper, George William - Born: May 13, 1861, Jefferson County, Virginia (wv); Died: December 7, 1896, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Son of James Douglas and Fannie Goens Roper. He marreid Emily Colston on January 24, 1884 in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

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Roper, Charles Edward - Born: August 3, 1865, Jefferson County, West Virginia; Died: October 13, 1933, Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Son of James Douglas and fannie Goens Roper. He married Lucinda Fox on May 11, 1886 in Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Roper, Lucinda Fox - Born: May 1868; Died: November 12, 1930, Jefferson County, West Virginia. There were possibly 11 children to this union.

Martha E. Roper Smith

Smith, Martha E. Roper - Born: November 10, 1875, Jefferson County, West Virginia; Died: May 18, 1900, Jefferson County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of James Douglas and Fannie Goens Roper. She married William Smith on October 16, 1893 in Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia

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Roper, Nancy Clara - Born: August 2, 1878, Jefferson COunty, West Virginia; Died: February 16, 1880, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Age 1 year, 3 months and 13 days. Daughter of James Douglas and Fannie Goens Roper.

John Clifton and Nannie Roper

Roper, John Clifton, Sr. - Born: February 14, 1893, Jefferson County, West Virginia; Died: May 12, 1969, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Son of Charles Edward and Lucinda Fox Roper. He married Nannie E. Fox on December 25, 1919 in Kearneysville, Jefferson County, Virginia.

Roper, Nannie Elizabeth Fox - Born: 1895, Jefferson County, West Virginia; Died: 1977

Ruth Elizabeth Roper

Roper, Ruth, Elizabeth - Born: April 18, 1900, Jefferson County, West Virginia; Died: July 16, 1980, Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Daughter of Charles Edward and Lucinda Fox Roper. Found a married cert. for Ruth Elizabeth Roper who married Thomas A. Briscoe of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Marriage date June 2, 1928, in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

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Roper, James D. - Born: October 4, 1902, Jefferson County, West Virginia; Died: August 3, 1967, Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Son of Charles Edward and Lucinda Fox Roper.

Theresa Ardella Roper

Roper, Theresa Ardella - Born: May 15, 1905, Jefferson County, West Virginia; Died: October 13, 1987, Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Daughter of Charles Edward and Lucinda Fox Roper. She had two children Melvin Roper born November 1928 and Died February 16, 1929. The other was premature born February 1, 1942 living 14 hours.

John Clifton Rper, Jr.

Roper, John Clifton, Jr. - Born: June 24, 1924; Died: November 22, 1971. Son of John Clifton, Sr. and Nannie Elizabeth Fox Roper. Veteran West Virginia COX US Navy World War II

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Roper, James Edward - Born: February 9, 1933, Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia; Died: October 18, 2009, Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Son of John Clifton, Sr. and Nannie Elizabeth Fox Roper. His wife Lois Ann Cole of Warren County, Ohio.

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Roper, Donald Harmon, Sr. - Born: June 2, 1943; Died: December 29, 2001. Son of Emma Frances Roper Grantham (1922-1990)

Douglas E. Roper

Roper, Douglas Edward - Born: June 30, 1956; Died: February 17, 1999. Son of James Edward and Lois Ann Cole Roper. Went by "Dougie"





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