We recently discovered amongst the personal effects of my grandparents personal papers belonging to my great-great-great Aunt Mary Withers ROPER (b October 22, 1857 - Harris, TX, d September 17, 1941 - Harris, TX). Within theese records is a handwritten transcription of lost entries from the Family Bible of Rev. David and Mary ROPER!
Several of these entries should be of interest to members of the Davenport family who are descended from Rev. Robert D. DAVENPORT and Frances Greenhow ROPER. In particular, these entries seem likely to be of interest:
Frances Greenhow Roper, daughter
of David and Mary Roper was
born March 5th 1819 between
7 and 8 oclock P.M. in the
City of Richmond. She was
named by and after our much
esteemed friend Mrs. Frances
Benjamin Henry son of Robert D. and
Frances G. Roper Davenport was born at
Bangkok in Siam Asia the 27th
of September 1840.
William Roper Davenport was born
At Bangkok, Siam in Asia the
7th Day of September 1843.
William Roper Davenport, son of
Robert D. and Frances Greenhow Roper
Davenport was born at Alexandria
Louisiana 21st July A.D. 1849.
NOTE: Maria DAVENPORT seems to have been left out of the ROPER Family Bible.
Frances G. Roper and Robert D.
Davenport were married in the City of
Richmond State of Virginia, at the
home of her mother Mrs. Mary Roper
by the Rev. James B. Taylor on
Thursday, 8th of September 1935.
Mrs. Frances G. Roper Davenport married to
Col. S. S. Fudge of Albany Georgia on the 6th of February 1860.
Dates of death of Robert D. DAVENPORT or Frances Greenhow Roper Davenport FEUDGE/FUDGE are NOT shown in the Bible.
Though I have NOT yet scanned these handwritten Bible transcription entries, I am happy to share these with DAVENPORT family members who find this information to be of interest.