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William Christopher Roles of WV

William Christopher Roles of WV

Posted: 23 May 2002 11:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Aug 2002 8:18PM GMT
Surnames: Roles, Sneed
Looking for info on William Christopher Roles who married Louisa Catherine Sneed in 1907 in Raleigh county, WV. William was originally born in Raleigh county. I believe he was previously married to Eliza Ann Thompson and had one daughter, Nancy Susan Roles, born 1857.

Re: William Christopher Roles of WV

Posted: 3 Jul 2002 7:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
The info I have on William Christopher Roles is as follows:
born to Alexander and Elizabeth (Fink)Roles on May 27, 1854 in Raleigh county. I have no death date. He married Eliza Ann Thompson Nov. 27, 1875 in Mercer county, WV. She was born Feb. 1, 1859 and died Nov. 20, 1932 in Odd, Raleigh, WV. She was daughter of Henry Winton and Rhoda Jane (Basham) Thompson. William and Eliza had 8 children:

Nancy Susan Roles born Feb. 11, 1877, died 1952
George Washington Roles born Mar. 16, 1879, died 1965
Alexander Roles born Apr 9, 1882
Elizabeth born 1884
Rhonda born and died on Sept 8, 1887
Infant son born and died on Jan. 9, 1890
John Wesley born May 9, 1891, died 1968
Effie born 1892 or 1893

I do not have a second marriage for him but would be interested in the info if this is the William Christopher Roles you are looking for.

Melinda Roles Jacquier in Long Beach, CA

Re: William Christopher Roles of WV

Posted: 17 Jul 2002 6:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Brenda. William Christopher Roles was my GGrandfather. I am very interested in swapping information with you. I also have a web site I would like to invite you to. Please e-mail me at

Re: William Christopher Roles of WV

Posted: 7 Mar 2008 5:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rowles, Roles, Campbell, Fink
I believe that William Christopher's grandfather would have been Joshua Roles who married Hannah Clark.

I am trying to track the earlier generation. I believe Joshua's father to be Christopher Rowles who was in Surry Co, NC and then Monroe Co, VA? I have found him on the 1786, 1787, and 1790 Surry Co census and several Henry Co, VA tax lists.

I believe this family moved to Monroe Co, Virginia (now WV) after 1794. Since there is no 1800 Virginia census, I do not know where he was then. I believe him to be dead by 1810 and his widow (?) Nancy Rowls was on the 1810 Monroe Co, VA census. I believe their children to be Prudence, Patience, Joseph, Rebecca, Nancy, and Mordecia (Joseph and Mordecia both named sons Christopher). My ancestor was Prudence who married William Campbell.


Re: William Christopher Roles of WV

Posted: 7 Mar 2008 8:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have thought the same thing for years-never been able to prove it though! I am through Mordecai and have seen records for all the children you listed except Joseph. Where is there info on Joseph? The family's arrival in WV had to be after 1798 as that is when Mordecai was born and he always listed NC as his birthplace. Mordecai died in Feb or March of 1873 but there is no death record to be found. I have a book written by a descendent of Patience Roles who married Benjamin Halsted and she believes Mordecai and Patience were siblings. They named a son Mordecai Halsted. Please email me directly at love to discuss this with you further!

Melinda Roles Jacquier in Placentia, CA

Re: William Christopher Roles of WV

Posted: 3 Jun 2013 10:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
William was my great grandfather. My grandfather was John Wesley Roles and my father was Roy Lee Roles. W C Roles died on April 8, 1946 at the age of 92. He spent his last years on his fathers farm on the Barn road. He rode his mule to my grandfathers house on the way to the Odd post office. He stopped at Johns house because he wasn't feeling well. He died at 4 am the next morning. Lots of records at West Virginia vital research records.
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