I realize that YOURS is an exceptionally old post and perhaps you have resolved some of the connections to prior generations. But I thought you might take an interest in my recent post at the RootsWeb ROPER Message Board:
"Daniel ROPER (b 22 Mar 1785, d 17 Jul 1819 - Edgefield, SC), of Edgefield, SC" (25 Mar 2014 5:58PM GMT)http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.roper/1880/mb.ashx
As shown within the cited post, Daniel ROPER (b 22 Mar 1785, d 17 Jul 1819 - Edgefield, SC), of Edgefield, SC, seems to have been a son of David ROPER and grandson of Charles ROPER and Ann GOODWYN. Daniel died just before the 1820 Census enumeration, leaving a young widow Elizabeth ROPER, daughter of Drury ADAMS.
NOT yet fully explained in the cited thread, Elizabeth ROPER is KNOWN to have remarried Thomas MASTERS and relocated to Greenville.
Elizabeth ROPER's 1820 Census record shows that she had two sons and one daughter under age 10:
Elizabeth ROPER: 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 -- 0 - 2 -- 3 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 [Edgefield, SC - 1820]
Those seeking a better understanding of the earliest Greenville ROPER families show look carefully at the three children of Daniel ROPER and Elizabeth ADAMS.