This is the information that I have on R.V. Roof.He was born in Bannister, Gratiot County, Michigan on June 11, 1924 to William Edward Roof (1882- 1940) and Erma Dell Palmer (1883-1959).He had five brothers (Leland, Waldo, Oliver, Paul and William) and one sister (Helen).He married Coralee Demaray on April 8, 1948 in St. Johns, Clinton County, Michigan.He died on September 14, 2010 in Houghton Lake Roscommon, MI. The R in R.V.stood for Robert.
His grandfather William Benjamin (1848-1906)was adopted by Nathaniel Roof in 1853. He was born in Ohio. I believe that William Benjamin is related to Nathaniel's first wife Priscilla Dutterow (or Dutlerow)but I'm not sure if he was her son or a younger brother.Her Parents were Jacob Dutterow and Rebecca Lewis.
I am very interested in figuring out who are the birth parents of William Benjamin (Dutterow) Roof and I would be happy to share any additional information that I have.