I am Lookinf for information on James Roper who died in Anson NC in 1781. I am very interested in Charles Ray Mentioned in the account of his estate and how he might be related or connected. Was he married to one of the daughters? I think that James Roper and Charles Ray might both be form Edgecombe/Halifax NC.
Anson Co. Will Abstracts 1745-1795, V.1 by B. Holcomb: p. 35: James Roper-dau Martha, 300 acres on Long Creek; dau Lucy Roper, 200 acres on Long Creek, patented by William Hogan, also 100 acres adjoining Wm Taylors line on Long Creek; son Green, plantation where I now live, 300 acres purchased of Colo. Dry; dau Mary, 200 acres on Davids Creek, surveyed by Moses Hall; son Wm Roper 200 acres patented by Em. Hildreth on Cedar and 200 acres on the Ridge surveyed by Geo. Davison, and the mill; dau Susannah Roper, 400 acres Buffelow surveyed by Colo. Davidson; to wife (not named) 50 acres where I now live; wife and John Lilley, exers. 17 Aug 1781. Wit: Van Swearington, John Johnson, Dennis McClendon Colonial Granville Co. and Its People by W. S. Ray:p. 195 Some notes from the records of Anson Co.: James Roper inventory of his estate in 1782. Mary Roper mentioned.
7 Jul 1783 Account of James Roper's estate with John Lilly. To Peter Randall, McKendle, Charles Ray, Joseph McAllister, Mrs. Roper. Contra: Geor Goodwin