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David Roper

Male 1755 - 1837  (~ 81 years)

  • Name David Roper 
    Born Oct 1755  Orange Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1837  Pulaski Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9  Clarks of Pulaski KY
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2015 

    Family Sarah Fitzpatrick,   b. 1700-1775,   d. 1830-1838, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1820  Pulaski Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Article of an agreement made and concluded this day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty between David Roper of the County of Pulaski & State of Kentucky of the one part, & Sarah CLARK of the County & State aforesaid of the Other part. Witnesseth: whereas the said David Roper is sirgrd? of certain lan or property and tenements to the amount of 285 acres whereon he now lives on part thereof and certain slaves, to wit: Dick, Linany, Sewer & Linny, in fee simple, to him and his heirs forever and whereas a certain marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the said David Roper & SARAH CLARKE and for her marriage portion it is therefore agreed and covenanted in this manner & form to wit: the said David Roper doth agree for himself his heirs Executors or administrators that in Case the said Marriage is solemnized, to hold, nor set up any Claim in law or equity to any part of the Estate of the said Sarah Clark now has, and she is further entitled to make Deeds of gifts and dispose of it in any way she thinks proper, and the said Sarah Clark doth agree for herself her heirs Executorsor administrators that is case the said Marriage is solemnized to release and give up all severy? Part of her dowrey to all lands and tenements slaves and personal Estate Whatsoever for the sole and only use of the sd heirs of the sd David Roper, in case she should be the longer liver, & in case the said Marriage is solemnized and for her portion and dowery, that she would be entitled to in law and equity. She doth agree to have and receive only one third of all the increase of the said Estate of the sd David Roper may have in the said Estate in lands, slaves or personal Estate whatsoever. and in case the said David Roper should be the longer liver he doth further agree in Case the said Marriage is solemnized to have the said increase of said Estate vallied and Euvataried and doth agree for himself, his heirs, Executors or administrators to give at his death or soon after one-third of the said increase to her heirs or (ofrgus - children or orphans) and she the said Sarah Clark whereby fully empowered and to make deeds of of gifts or will to any person or persons whatsoever to receive the srm? at the death of the said Roper or soon after. Given under our hand and seal, date and day above written. David X Roper Sarah X Clark. Wit: Edwin Fitzpatrick, PETER W. CLARK. Clk: Will Fox 19 day of Apr 1820

    • Revolutionary War pension application S30683, 22372 Kentucky for David Roper, Pulaski Co. in the State of Kentucky who was a private in the Com. commanded by Captain Walker of the regt. commanded by Col. Moore in the Virginia line for 1 year. Inscribed on the roll of Kentucky at the rate of 40 Dollars ___ Cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March 1831. Certificate of Pension issued the 31 day of October 1833 and F. T. Fox, Somersett. Arrears to the 4th of Sept 100.00 Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 March 20.00 = $120.00 Revolutionary Claim, Act June 7, 1832. Recorded by Danl Boyd, Clerk,
      Book E, Vol. 7, Page 26. June 1776 private, $40. 27197 Roper David, Applicant for Pension. Papers. Kentucky, Pulaski County, September Four 1833 ??????? F. T. Fox, Somerset, Ken. State of Kentucky, Pulaski County Court ??.

      On this 16 day of September in the year of our Lord, One Thousand eight Hundred and Thirty Three personally appeared in open Court before the County Court for the County of Pulaski, State of Kentucky, now sitting as a Court David Roper a resident citizen of Pulaski County Kentucky aged Seventy Seven years. Who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his Oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benifit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 that he entered the service of the United States under the following named Officers and Served as herein stated that while a resident of Orange County State of North Carolina on the 16th day of September 1776 he entered the service of the United States in the Company of Captain John Walker for the Term of Six Months. Absalom Tatum was the Lieutenant. Was attached to and belonged to the Regiment of Col. Moore. The Lieutenant Col. in command was Frank Nash. He was marched to Wilmington, North Carolina and the Company to which he belonged there joined the Main army stationed at that time at Wilmington. He recollects none of the General Officers except the Adjutant who exercised and mustered the men. His name was DeKenar. He was engaged and employed in the service sometimes at Wilmington, at Brunswick Town and sometimes at a Garrison called Baldhead at the mouth of Cape Fear River and was engaged in Obedience to the orders of his Superiors marching and counter marching to and from the above named places as the Situation of the Country required. His winter quarters was on said River Cape fear between Wilmington & Brunswick. He served out fully and entirely the said Six Months and was discharged at the winter quarters and received a discharge in writing signed by the proper Officer but whose name is not now Recollected. Which Discharge was afterward stolen from him, and he understood that the individual who purloined attempted to use the discharge to his advantage.

      Immediatily after the expiration of the first Six Months a Call was made for men and while at the place of the winter quarters aforesaid he volunteered for the Term & period of Six months in the Company of Andrew Vanoy Captain. John Rosser & James Wilson Lieutenants and was marched to Charles Tin South Carolina and belonged to a Regiment the Col. in Command of which was a stranger, and his name is not Recollected. The name of the Major was John Walker. The names of the General Officers of the army to which the Regiment he belonged to was attached were not familiar. They were Southern men and Strangers, and their names at this time not now Recollected. The Officers of the first Regiment to which he belonged marched after he volunteered in the Company of Andrew Vanoy a different direction and Frank Nash was afterward killed in the Battle of Brandywine after reaching Charleston, South Carolina. Was engaged then in the Service sometimes was then marched by his Officers to George Town, South Carolina from thence was marched to Augusta, Georgia and from there we was marched back to South Carolina and at the expiration of the Term of Six months which he states he fully served out at a Town called Pinetree in the State of South Carolina he was discharged in writing.

      He was born in the County of Orange, North Carolina on the __ day of October 1755 the day I do not recollect. Is entirely illiterate. Can neither read or write. He knows of no record of his age and states his age from information given him by his father ___ _______. Lived in said County of Orange until about the time he arrived at the age of Twenty five years. Then removed to the Southern part of the State and settled on Broad River near Gilbert Town where he lived 16 or 17 years, and from hence heremoved to Garrard County, Kentucky and lived there one or two years, from where he removed to his present Farm in Pulaski County upon which he has resided ever since, and in which County he still lives. That he has now no documentary evidence whatever of his Services and knows of no person whose Testimony he can procure who can testify to his Service.

      He is known to Joseph M. James, a Clergyman and Genl John Griffin in his present neighborhood who can testify to his character for veracity and their belief of his Service as a Soldier of the Revolution. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and Declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State or Territory.

      Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid. David X Roper (his mark) We Joseph M. James, A Clergyman residing in the County of Pulaski Kentucky and John Griffin residing in the same, Hereby Certify that we are well acquainted with David Roper, who has Subscribed and Sworn to the above Declaration that we believe him to be Seventy Seven years of age that he is and has been reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to having been a Soldier of the Revolutionary and that we Concur in that Opinion. Sworn to & Subscribed the day and year aforesaid. Joseph M. James, John Griffin And the said Court Do hereby Declare their Opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogtones, prescribed by the War Department, that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and Served as he States. And the Court further Certifies that it appears to them that Joseph M. James who has Signed the preceding Certificate is a Clergyman resident in the County of Pulaski and that Genl John Griffin, who has also signed the same, is a resident in said County of Pulaski and is a credible person, and that their Statement is entitled to a credit. Bourne Goffin, Levi Hubble, John Cowan

      Thus David Roper was born in 1755 in Orange County, NC, moved to Gilbert Town (Rutherford County) in 1780, moved to Garrard County, KY about 1796 and on to Pulaski County, KY about 1798.
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

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