Saturday, April 10, 2010

Surname Saturday: Roof

The ROOF surname is in Eileen's maternal line. The origins of the surname are not yet known.

Stories and history:

Ahnentafel # 49: Frances ROOF (unk-1840). Frances is believed to have been born in Botetourt County, Virginia.  She married before 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia to Solomon PEFLEY (1798-1879).  Solomon was born January 10, 1798 in Botetourt County, Virginia, the son of Henry and Susan (BORNDRAGAR) PEFLEY. They had 7 children together.  Frances died 1840 in Preble County, Ohio.  Solomon remarried to Hannah HOOVER and moved to Wabash County, Indiana, where he died June 9, 1879.

The information on Frances comes from  "The Peffley, Peffly, Pefley Families in America, A historical and genealogical record of the Peffley, Peffly and Pefley families from 1729-1938", published in 1938, By May Miller Frost and Clarence Earl Frost.

This is another line that has much to be researched and discovered.

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