Roper Family Genealogy Forum
I'm looking for information on a James Roper of 1850s Harris Co. GA. James m. Martha Alexander Bartley, b abt 1815 in GA, on 1/9/1851, by H Gilmore, MG, HW Roper(James' brother?), LS, in Harris Co.(Taproots, Vol. 8, No 1, July 1970, p. 27.) Prior to James, Martha first married an Alexander man, given name not known, in Harris Co., GA, date unknown but thought to be abt 1830-31. They moved across the river to Chambers Co. AL prior to 1847. Mr. Alexander died in mid-1840s leaving her and three children: SUSAN, b. 1832; m. JOHN J FARLEY, August 16, 1850, Chambers Co Al.; WILLIAM, b. 1836; and SARAH, b. 1838. Martha next married my ancestor, John Bartley on July 08, 1847 in Lafayette, Chambers Co., Al. John died Dec. 8, 1847 in Chambers Co. Martha Alexander Bartley is next found back in Harris Co. in the 1850 census. One or two of John's children lived with Martha for a while but then moved in with their older siblings about the time Martha and James married. Would like to know the following: the history of James and Martha Roper (i.e. where moved, died, buried?); James's parents; and if you have it, Martha's maiden name and information about her parents. Will be glad to exchange info on the Bartleys and what little I have on the Alexanders.
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