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Royer's of Rockingham County, Virginia

Royer's of Rockingham County, Virginia

Posted: 980948470000
Edited: 995586704000
I guess I'm more than a little surprised at how little documentation and family files exist on the internet for the Royer's of Rockingham County, Virginia.

My file on some of these Royer's is located at Rootsweb's World Connect site:

I have a chart prepared by Dr. Minor Ellsworth Kyger, Jr. who died recently. Dr. Kyger spent all of his life researching the Kyger family in Rockingham County.

Hopefully, I can translate the chart into some semblance of order for researchers of this family:

No places were entered unless noted below, but at least some of the children of John Royer lived in Rockingham County, Virginia.

John Royer: born: ?; Died: 1831
married first Maria Elizabeth ?: Born: 1743. Died: 1801

Children (by Maria Elizabeth ?):

1) John - (unmarried)

2) Catherine - (unmarried)

3) Philip - Born: October 19, 1772. Died: June 25, 1830.

4) Christian - (See my file)

5) Elizabeth - Born: ?. Died: ?

6) Peter - Born: ?. Died: ?

John Royer married second ?


7) Henry - Born: ?. Died: ? Henry went to Logan County, Ohio


3) Philip married Catherine Kaylor


3a) John - Born: December 8, 1794. Died: January 24, 1887 in Ohio

3b) Elizabeth R. - Born: July 2, 1797. Died in Ohio

3c) Philip R. - Died as an infant

3d) Christina R. married Peter Cline. (See my file)

3e) Catherine married George Stambaugh (no dates)

3f) Joseph R. - Born: January 27, 1809. Died: May 14 ? in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Two wives. Children: Martin, Wesley, Curtis, Margaret and Josie.

3g) Jonathan R - Died in Indiana

3h) Abraham - Died in Indiana


6) Peter Royer married Elizabeth Kaylor.


6a) Anna Maria - Born: February 20, 1799

6b) Jacob - Born: December 11, 1800

6c) Samuel - (See my file)

7d) Delilah - Born: December 27, 1804 married Leonard Tutwiler

7e) Peter R. - Born: March 8, 1807

7d) Anna - Born: November 10, 1808

7e) Addison - (See my file)

7f) Elizabeth - Born: 1811

7g) Moa? - Born: 1813

7h) John Edes - Born: 1816

7i) Maria Anna - Born: 1820


4a) John Royer - Born: December 8, 1794. Died: January 24, 1887 in Ohio married ?


4 aa) - Isreal - Born: 1818. Died: 1886

4ab) - John

4ac) - Jeremiah - Born: 1823. Died: 1855 (Unmarried)

4ad) - William - Born: July 13, 1825. Died: August 17, 1848

4ae) - Benjamin Franklin - (only notation: Monroe County, Ohio)

4af) - George

4ag) - Mary married Gideon Clingeman

4ah) - Lucy married Isaac Moore

4ai) - Sarah

4aj) Elizabeth

Maggie Kyger Miller

Re: Royer's of Rockingham County, Virginia

Posted: 1169731595000
Classification: Query
john royer born 1743 in lancaster co pa died 1831 i am descended from his brother samuel have more if wanted

Re: Royer's of Rockingham County, Virginia

Posted: 1226616674000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Royer, Leap
Have you tried the library in Harrisonburg for information? I know it is not the Internet but visiting this small college town is a treat and I know there is at least one book there (under the surname, Leap, I believe)that included extensive information on the John Royer family. If you should visit there, be sure to take in the Quilt Museum and the Historical Society

I, too, am a descendant of John Royer out of Lancaster County PA and since I live in PA, I have visited the town of Brickerville where this family began in America. Quite enlightening!

Re: Royer's of Rockingham County, Virginia

Posted: 1228396887000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Royer
My great great grandfather was born John Royer on July 4, 1804 in Pennsylvania, moved to Rockingham County, VA married
Catharine Funk on April 5, 1827, they moved to Logan County
Ohio in the fall of 1830 then moved to Bowling Green, Clay County, Washington Township, Indiana in the spring of 1853.
He died there April 16, 1870. Catharine died there Nov. 21, 1888. Their children were: Daniel, William, Barbara Ann, Elizabeth, Eliza, John and Samuel. I don't know where in
PA that he was born or parents names or siblings. Does any
of this info fit into yours. Let me hear from you.
Thanking you in advance. Wilma Jean Royer Massengale

Re: Royer's of Rockingham County, Virginia

Posted: 1244059919000
Classification: Query
Hi! I, too, am of this line. My grandfather's, great, great grandfather is also John Royer of Pennsylvania. The information you have posted is all the farther I have gotten in my research, too. Please keep me in mind if you find anything else out, as I will you! Thank you!

Shannon LeBlanc
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