Thank you very much for this information. Admittedly I am not very far in my Roper research, I have put it aside for other lines at this time, so your new information is appreciated. I too am always more interested in the real truth and not so much family lore. I have quickly read over what you have posed and will take more time to digest it better soon, but what did catch my eye was about the elder Jesse Roper not having the middle name of Mims. I confess I don't recall where I saw this the first time, but did pick it up and am now rethinking it. What I am now wondering is what his middle name is? If his tombstone is to be believed, it started with M. Does anyone have any idea?