Hulda Roper

about 1759–from 1825 to 1835 (Age 66)
Halifax, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Hulda

When Hulda Roper was born about 1759, in Halifax, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, John ROPER, was 21 and her mother, Lucy Hawes, was 14. She married Col. Gilliam Newsom in 1783, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died from 1825 to 1835, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Col. Gilliam Newsom
1752–1825
Hulda Roper
1759–1835
Marriage: 1783
Mary Polly Newsom
1784–1875
John B Newsom
1800–
Mary W Newsom
1804–
Tabitha Gilliam Newsom
1806–1860
Nancy N Newsom
1808–
Lemuel Dow Newsom
–1840
Eaton Rust Newsom
1796–
Elizabeth B. Newsom
1801–
James M Newsom
1802–1888
Sylvester Newsom
1810–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1783
Halifax, North Carolina, United States
children

(10)

    Mary Polly Newsom

    Female1784–1875Female

    Eaton Rust Newsom

    Male1796–Male

    John B Newsom

    Male1800–Male

    Elizabeth B. Newsom

    Female1801–Female

    James M Newsom

    Male1802–1888Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John ROPER

    Male1739–1797Male

    Lucy Hawes

    Female1745–1803Female

siblings

(12)

    Barbara Sanford Roper

    Female1759–1844Female

    Female1759–1835Female

    Elizabeth Roper

    Female1761–Female

    Elizabeth Roper

    Female1766–1850Female

    Zilpha Roper

    Female1766–Female

+7 More Children

World Events (2)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 8

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 15

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker or seller of rope, from an agent derivative of Old English rāp ‘rope’. See also Roop .2 Variant of French Robert .3 North German (Röper): occupational name for a town crier, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German rōpen ‘to call’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-VL7Q-Q7?cc=1867501&wc=32L2-4WL%3A169767701%2C170235201

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