Elizabeth Shiflett and Calus Roach
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Revised 17 July 2001

Elizabeth Shifflett b. 1800 d. 8 December 1885, Rockingham Co. VA, Death Record: "Roach, Elizabeth, W, 12/8/1885, old age 74 years, parents Mittie Shiflett, born Rock., K. Roach, Info Smith Roach, son."


Calus Roach, b. 1790 Rockingham Co., VA; d. 10 May 1862 Rockingham Co., son of Samuel Roach and Mollie Meadows according to death record reported by his daughter, Polly Shifflett.

2. Mickelberry (Hackleberry) Roach, b. 1821, m. 31 January 1840 Rockingham Co., Va. Angeline Rucker, b.c. 1827 d/o John Rucker and Mary Jarrell. Hackleberry is listed on the 1850, Rockingham Co., Va., Census, H of HH, age 29. Notes for Angeline: 15 July 1839, Guardian Bonds, Rockingham Co., Va., Parent, John F. Rucker; Orphans, Onslow, Angeline, and Eliza; Guardian Jared Powell, Bond was $2,000, bondsmen, John Cook and Honorias Powell
3. Emanuel Berryman Roach, b. 1841 m. Mary Faulkner
4. Ida Bell Roach m. John Landon Harvey b. 26 Sep 1874, d. 2 Feb 1948, s/o Francis and Louise Carpenter Harvey
5. Thomas Carpenter Harvey b. 6 Sep 1894 Orange Co., d. Staunton, Augusta Co., VA; bur. Union Grove Christian Cemetery, m. Mary Jane Shifflett
6. Private, still living
6. Carroll Waddell Harvey b. 10 Nov 1923 Madison Co., VA d. 6 Jul 1996 Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
5. Walton Herbert Harvey b. 14 Aug 1896 Orange Co., VA d. 18 Dec 1971 Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., m. Gertrude Fincham
5. Annie Victoria Harvey b. 9 Sep 1898 Orange Co., d. 21 Mar 1987 Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., never married
5. Mary Louise Harvey b. 8 May 1901 Orange Co., VA d. 24 May 1996 Madison Co., VA; m. 20 May 1929 Madison Co., VA John Russell Gay Sr., s/o Thomas and Carrie Gay
5. Ida Gladys Harvey b. 13 Jul 1903 Orange Co., VA; d. 06 Feb 1999 Greene Co., VA; bur. Fairview Christian Church Cemetery, Madison Co., VA; m. 25 Jan 1928 Madison Co. VA William Leroy Hood b. 13 Mar 1905 d. 28 Oct 1981, s/o William and Isla Weaver Hood
5. Frank Emanuel Harvey b. 30 Mar 1906 Orange Co., VA; d. 20 Aug 1980 Rochelle, Madison Co., VA
5. John (Jake) Ewell Harvey b. 1 Jul 1908 Orange Co., VA; d. 9 Mar 1987 Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA
5. Charlie Marvin Harvey b. 1910 Orange Co., VA; d. 14 Apr 1975 Madison Co., VA, never married.
5. Lewis Woodroe Harvey b. 3 May 1913 Orange Co., VA; d. 26 Feb 1994 Orange Co., VA
3. William M. Roach, b. 1843 Rockingham Co., VA, m.1) 26 June 1866 Greene Co., VA, Sarah Beazley, b. 1848 Greene Co., d/o Milton and Mary Williams Beasley; m. 2) Frances (Fannie) Roach, 20 April 1889 Rockingham Co., VA, m. 3) Susan Wells, 10 September 1902 Rockingham Co., VA. Note: the children were submitted as Beasley; further investigation is needed.
4. William Beasley b. 1872 Green Co.
4. Jeremiah M. Beasley b. 20 Feb 1878 Greene Co., VA; d. 15 Mar 1958, m. 27 Apr 1898 Rockingham Co., VA Roberta (Bertie) A. Williams b. 17 Jan 1877 Rockingham Co., VA; d. 12 Jun 1920, d/o Alfred and Annie Conley Williams
5. James Arthur Beasely b. 25 Jan 1900 d. 22 Oct 1956; m. 21 Nov 1936 Mayde Pearl Williams b. 7 Jul 1908 Rockingham Co., VA
5. Sally Beasley b. 11 Jul 1901 d. 12 Apr 1902
5. George W. Beasley b. 18 Jan 1903 d. 11 Mar 1985
5. Leonard (Lennie, Linzy) Beasley b. 4 Sep 1904, d. 12 Nov 1971; m. 1) 25 May 1930 Anna Bell Roach b. 25 Feb 1911 d. 31 Oct 1945; m. 2) Mary Bell Collier 30 May 1953
5. Geneva Viola Beasley b. 25 Jun 1909 d. 6 Aug 1984 m. 23 Nov 1931 Richard Shifflett
5. Sarah Nealey beasley b. 9 Jul 1912 d. 29 Mar 1974 m. 28 Sep 1928 Fred Hensley
5. Caroline Beasley b. 30 Nov 1914 d. 3 Sep 1980 m. Allen Gibson
5. Katie C. Beasley b. 2 Nov 1916 d. 3 Sep 1980 m. 17 Jul 1936 Clyde Shifflett
5. Minnie Beasley b. 21 Jul 1918 d. 25 Oct 1986 m. 18 Sep 1935 Lonnie Lee Conley b. 19 Oct 1911 d. 1 Nov 1984
3. Mary Roach, b. 1847 Rockingham Co.
3. Scott Roach, b. 1849 Rockingham Co. m. Cora Keckley
4. Loonia Roach m. Jesse Lam
4. Mike Roach
4. Elizabeth Roach b. 24 Jun 1899 Greene Co., d. 16 Sep 1978 Front Royal, VA, bur. Prospect Hill Cemetery Front Royal, VA; obit states she had 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; m. 1) Mr. Stoneberger; m. 2) Benny Deane
3. Charles Roach (3), b. 1853
3. Joseph Roach, b. 1855, m. Comora Morris, 11 December 1889 Rockingham Co., VA
3. Amanda Roach, b. 1858
2. Christine Roach, b. 1830 (per m. license) Orange Co. VA, m. 9 June 1847 Greene Co., VA, William Mitchell Morris, b. 1826 (per m. license) Orange Co., s/o William and Molly Roach Morris
3. Montgomery A. Morris, b. 1849
3. Barbry K. Morris, b. 1851, m. John W. Johnson, 7 August 1878 Greene Co., VA
3. Matilda A. Morris, b. 1853 Greene Co., VA (so stated on m. license), m. Thomas N. Johnson, 3 March 1875 Greene Co., VA
3. Julia Ann Morris, b. 7 August 1853 Greene Co., VA, m. 13 October 1870 Greene Co., VA William M. Breeden, b.c. 1847 Greene Co., VA, s/o Abner and Frances E. Haney Breeden and grandson of Ezekiel and Elizabeth Breeden
3. Columbia J. Morris, b. 1858 Greene Co., VA, m. 1 February 1877 Greene Co., VA William Keaton, b. 1856 Albemarle Co., s/o Lively and Sophia Shiflet Keaton
3. Frances Jane Morris, b. 1859, m. 26 December 1883 Greene Co., VA, Jacob Emanuel Frazier, b.c 1859 s/o Michael and Virenda Jane Shiflett Frazier.
4. Rebecca Frazier, b. 17 September 1883 Greene Co., VA, d. 1967 Charlottesville, VA, m. 5 June 1902 Greene Co., VA Moses Sommerville Crawford, s/o Robert Crawford
4. Loretta Frazier, b. 1884, d. 1956 m. 20 April 1911 Greene Co., VA, Zachariah Conley, b. 1879 s/o Zachariah and Emily Morris Conley
4. Annie Frazier, b. 1888, m. 22 March 1909 Greene Co., VA Henry Hudson Collier, b. May 1886 s/o William Nimrod and Cynthia Shifflett Collier.
4. Emanuel A. Frazier, b. 1891 Greene Co., VA, m. Lucy Conley, 18 October 1911 Greene Co., VA, d. 24 April 1979 Charlottesville, Virginia
4. Melvinia Frazier, b. 22 April 1892, d. 11 August 1968 Greene Co., VA, bur. Stanardsville Cemetery, Greene Co.,VA m. 23 June 1908 Greene Co., VA, her cousin, Thomas Morris, b. 1884 Greene Co., s/o Smith Gaines and Victoria Roach Morris (see below)
4. Noah Frazier, b. 23 October 1897 Greene Co., VA, d. 12 October 1984 Scottsville, VA, bur. Holly Memorial Gardens, Charlottesville, VA; m.20 October 1919 Greene Co., VA, Sydney Crawford, b. 1901 Greene Co., VA d/o Daniel and Elizabeth Beasely Crawford
4. George H. Bluford Frazier, b. 1900, d. 1987 m. 20 March 1919 Greene Co., VA, Amanda (Mandy) Collier, b. 5 Mar 1900 Greene Co., d/o May and Louise Conley Collier
3. Polly A. Morris, b. 1863
3. Drucilla Morris, b. 1865
3. Rebecca Morris, b. 1867
2. Archibald Roach (aka Shiflett), b. 11 June 1828 Rockingaham Co., VA (per death certificate--alt date: 1836 per census), d. bef. 13 Jun 1921, Rockingham Co., bur. Roach burying ground; m. 3 January 1854 Greene Co., VA as Archibald Shiflett, Drucilla Conley d. bef. 1921, d/o John and Matilda Morris Conley.
3. Columbia Roach, b. 1855 Greene Co., VA, m. 8 April 1877 Greene Co., VA James Saley Shifflett, b. 1857, s/o Peals and Polly Roach Shiflett.. This couple is also known as Sadie and Lumm.
4. Sarah A. E. Shifflett, b. January 1877, m. 29 November 1895 Greene Co., VA, Berryman S. Roach, b. 1873 s/o Valentine and Mary Ann Morris Roach. See below.
4. George Washington Shifflett, b. 28 February 1878, d. 20 December 1950; m. 7 December 1899 Greene Co., VA, Alice B. Shifflett, b. Jun 1881, d/o Andrew J. and Emma Laura Shiflett Shiflett
4. John L. Shifflett, b. 1879
4. Joseph A. Shifflett, b. 10 March 1882, d. 16 October 1968 m. 1902 Greene Co. VA, as her 2nd husband, Minnie M. Shifflett b. 19 Jun 1877 d. 1 Jan 1971 d/o Andrew Jackson and Emma Laura Shifflett Shifflet
4. Victoria Shifflett, b. 1883, d. 1948 m. 1 April 1921 Rockingham Co., VA, J. Edward Lawson, b. 1890, d. 1945
4. Moses T. Shifflett, b. February 1884 Greene Co., VA, m. Carrie Williams, 19 September 1906 Rockingham Co., VA, d. bef. 1930
4. James Henry Shifflett, b. 25 June 1886, d. 12 January 1967 m.15 October 1908 Rockingham Co., VA, Fannie Shifflett, b. Apr 1895 d/o Andrew Jackson and Emma Laura Shifflett Shifflet
4. Mollie Shifflett, b. 1888
4. William Oscar Shifflett, b. 15 April 1889 Greene Co., VA, d. 26 November 1975 m. 24 March 1919 Greene Co., VA Vernie Roach, b. 18 Feb 1902 Greene Co., d/o Valentine and Minerva Morris Roach Jr.
4. Jesse James Shifflett, b. 15 August 1895, d. 29 March 1979 m. 26 July 1917 Greene Co., VA, Kattie Blanche Knight, b. 26 Dec 1902 d. 16 Nov 1975 d/o John and Fannie Shifflett Knight
3. Sarah Elizabeth Roach, b. 1859 Greene Co., VA, m. 20 March 1877 Greene Co., VA Samuel M. Shifflett, b. 1858 Rockingham Co., s/o Miley and Margaret Shifflett.
4. John Gilbert Shifflett b. March 1878, m. 19 August 1899 Greene Co., Minnie M. Shifflett, b. 19 Jun 1867 d. 1 Jan 1971 d/o Andrew Jackson and Emma Laura Shifflett Shifflet
5. Walter Leake Shifflett b. 1899 (1910 from obit) Greene Co., d. 14 Feb 1984 Stanardsville, Greene Co., m. Lillie Bell Shiflett b. 28 Jan 1915 d. 8 Sep 1994; both bur. Evergreen Church Cemetery
6. Journey W. Shifflett b. 21 Feb. 1934 Rockingham Co. d. 22 Oct 1990 Greene Co. (spouse still living)
6. other children
4. baby, b. 1879
4. Jerimiah Shifflett, b. March 1882, m. 1 September 1906 Greene Co., VA Bessie E. Roach, b. 1886 d/o John and Virginia Roach
4. Mary A. Shifflett, b. 1885
4. Rosalee Bell Shifflett, b. 1886, d. 1970 m. 16 April 1906, George Wiley Shifflett, b. Jan. 23, 1879 (Gravestone says 1875), d. 1961; s/o Andrew and Emma Shiflett
4. Samuel E. Shifflett, b. April 1887
4. George F. Shifflett, b. 1890
4. Joseph Wilbert Shifflett, b. May 1894, d. 18 January 1967 m. 19 June 1915 Greene Co., VA, Berthaola Conley, b. 15 Mar 1892 d/o Zachariah and Emily Morris Conley. Berthaola may have m. 2) 16 Sep 1917 Greene Co., Joshua Shifflett, s/o Daniel S. and Melvinia Roach Shifflett.
4. James E. Shifflett, b. 1899
3. Caroline Roach, b. 1861, d. 19 July 1929, m. Smith Morris b.1859 s/o Sowers and Artemis Shifflett Morris; grandson of Jeremiah and Mildred (Peachy) Shifflett Morris
4. Emanuel Morris
4. Zeddie Morris, b. ca. 1880, m.Josie Roach
4. Hezakiah Morris, b. 15 May 1891 Greene Co., VA, d. 5 December 1964 m. 20 January 1924 Greene Co., VA, his cousin, Virgie M. Shifflett b. 1900 d/o Lemuel L. (Lemmie) and Mary Morris Shifflett; grandaughter of Sowers and Artemis Shifflett Morris.
3. Victoria Roach, b. 1863, d. bef. 1910 m. 5 August 1883 Greene Co., VA Smith Gaines Morris, b. 20 October 1856, s/o Beverly and Delilah Morris Morris.Grandson of James and Sally Morris Morris and William and Molly Roach Morris.
4. John Morris b. 1883 Greene Co., VA, d. 11 August 1967 Greene Co., VA m. 8 November 1909 Greene Co., VA, Mary Collier, b. May 1895 d/o William Nimrod and Cynthia Shifflett Collier
4. Thomas Morris, b. 1884 Greene Co., VA, d. 25 February 1958 Greene Co., VA m. 23 June 1908 Greene Co., VA, Melvinia Frazier, b. 22 Apr 1892 d/o Jacob Emanuel and Frances Jane Morris Frazier
4. Robert Morris, b. 1885, d. ca. 1926 Rockingham Co., VA m. 2 February 1921 Greene Co., VA, Audmindie Collier, b. 1902 d/o John W. and Frances Keyton Collier
4. Lydia Morris, b. 1888, m.9 April 1909 Greene Co., VA Burton Stillen Collier, b. Jun 1888 s/o William Nimrod and Cythia Shifflett Collier
4. Victoria Morris, b. 1889, d. 1966 m. 15 March 1913 Greene Co., VA, Charlie Conley, b. 1889 s/o Rufus P. Shifflett and Angeline Conley
4. Raliegh Morris, b. 15 March 1891, d. 27 May 1964 m.26 September 1915 Rockingham Co., VA, Emma Laura Shifflett, b. 1 Jul 1894 d. 11 Oct 1967, bur. Greene Co., d/o Andrew Jackson and Emma Laura Shifflett Shifflett
4. Lou Morris, b. 1894, m. 15 February 1915 Greene Co., VA Jason Elick Rogers, b. 1893
4. Luther Morris, b. ca. 1896, m. Bertha May Rogers
4. Lilly Morris, b. 10 April 1898, d. 6 June 1967, m. Robert Jackson Roach b. 7 Mar 1893 s/o Charles Edward and Victoria Shifflett Roach
4. William Morris, b. 10 March 1899 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 10 February 1978 Greene Co., VA m. 15 January 1915 Rockingham Co., VA, Edna Lee Shifflett, b. 2 Jun 1899 d/o James Thomas Walton and Sarah Ann Shifflett; granddaughter of Henry Harrison and Luthena E. Shifflett Shifflett, and Melvin N. and Angie H. Walton.
5. Sarah Ann Morris m. Alvin L. Shifflett b. 16 Nov 1927 Albemarle Co., d. 31 Dec 1981 Albemarle, bur. Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church Cemetery s/o Jesse and Ruth Roberts Shiflett
4. Manuel Morris, b. 1900, d. 31 January 1973 bur. Knights Chapel, Barboursville, VA. Never married.
4. Jesse James Morris, b. 1903 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 4 November 1984 Greene Co., VA m. 29 December 1922 Greene Co., VA, his cousin, Virgie Roach, b. 1 May 1904, d. 28 February 1972 Greene Co., VA, bur. High Top Pentecostal Cemetery, High Top Mt, Greene Co. VA; d/o Valentine and Minerva Morris Roach Jr. See below.
3. Charles Edward Roach, b. 16 May 1865, d. 6 January 1954 m. 14 March 1889 Greene Co., VA, Victoria Shifflett b. Mar 1871 Greene Co. d/o Andrew Jackson and Sarah Roach Shiflett.
4. Sarah Mildred Roach, b. 06 Jan 1890 in Greene Co., VA, d. 9 Dec 1965 in Greene Co., VA, m. abt 1910 to George Fountain Frazier b. abt 1886 in Greene Co., VA
4. Robert Jackson Roach, b. 7 March 1893 in Greene Co., VA, d. 13 August 1953 in Greene Co., VA, m. Lilly Bell Morris b. 10 Apr 1898 in VA, d. 9 Jun 1967 in Albemarle Co., VA d/o Smith Gaines and Victoria Roach Morris, both buried: High Top Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Greene Co., VA
4. Emma Roach b. abt 1894 in VA
4. Emory Roach b. abt 1895 in VA
4. William Luther Roach, b. 8 March 1898 in Rockingham Co., VA, d. 6 June 1982 in Charlottesville, VA, m. 2 Jan 1920 in Greene Co., VA to Mary Ann Roach, b. 9 Sep 1902 in Greene Co., VA, d. 20 Aug 1979 in Greene Co., VA, d/o Killis and Charlotte Morris Roach, both buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Dyke, Greene Co., VA
4. Talmadge M. Roach, b. 8 Aug 1900 in Rockingham Co., VA, d. 22 November 1982 in Greene Co., VA m. 9 Nov 1927 Greene Co., VA, to Mary Ann Roach b. 12 Aug 1900 in Greene Co., VA, d. 25 Jun 1982 in Greene Co., VA, d/o Valentine and Minerva Morris Roach Jr., both buried: High Top Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Greene Co., VA
4. Andrew Jackson Roach, Sr., b. 12 Mar 1904 in Greene Co., VA, d. 4 Apr 1950 in Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA, m. 8 Dec 1926 in Greene Co., VA to Carrie Elizabeth Shifflett, b. 31 Jan 1909 in VA, d. 23 Nov 2000  in Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA, d/o Russell Banks and Zadie Watson Shifflett; granddaughter of Haley and Elizabeth Agnes Dean Shifflett
4. Joseph Nathan Roach, Sr. b. 8 Mar 1908 in Rockingham Co., VA, d. 21 April 1985 Charlottesville, VA, m. Susan Bell Estes b. 15 Apr 1927 in VA, d. 13 Jan 2001 in Barboursville, Orange Co., VA
4. Alberta Roach, b. 21 Sep 1912 in Greene Co., VA, d. 10 Feb 1963 in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, m. Maynard Morris b. 16 Sep 1911 in Greene Co., VA, d. 25 Aug 1968 in VA
3. Melvinia Roach, b. 1869, d. 6 June 1938 m. 9 December 1886 Greene Co., VA, Daniel S. Shifflett, b. 9 Feb 1861, s/o Peals and Polly Shifflett
4. Ashby W. Shifflett, b. 1887
4. John W. Shifflett (2), b. June 1889, m. Clementine "Clennie" Morris, 18 October 1909 Greene Co., VA
4. Daniel S. Shifflett Jr., b. March 1892 Greene Co., VA, m. 30 September 1917 Rockingham Co., VA Mittie Shifflett, b. 1894 Greene Co., VA
4. James Joseph Shifflett, b. 25 December 1894 Rockingham Co., VA, d. ca. 1919
4. Joshua Shifflett, b. 1895, m. Berthaola Conley, 6 September 1917 Greene Co., VA
4. Lilly F. Shifflett, b. September 1896, m. John Elzie Williams, 5 July 1915 Greene Co., VA
4. Polly Jane Shifflett, b. 1897, d. 29 September 1982 Barboursville, VA, m. Samuel Morris b. 1899 s/o John Thomas and Luraine McDaniel Morris; grandson of Winston Calvin and Elizabeth Crawford Morris, and Hugh McDaniel
4. George Harvey Shifflett, b. 12 July 1904 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 17 January 1978 Charlottesville, Virginia, m. Nellie Shifflett b. 1904
3. Daniel Scott Roach, b. 9 February 1873, m.9 April 1898 Greene Co., VA Hester Jane Morris, b. 9 Mar 1878, d/o George Nathaniel and Sarah Elizabeth Morris Morris. Grandaughter of Jarrell and Virinda Morris Morris and Lively and Keziah Frazier Morris
4. Bertie Elizabeth Roach, b. 28 October 1900 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 30 November 1987 Charlottesville, Virginia m. 17 May 1924, Octavia Shifflett, b. 18 Dec 1899, d. 23 Nov 1947 d/o General Stephen and Rebecca M. Morris Shifflett
4. Sarah Roach, b. 15 April 1902, m. 16 October 1927 Greene Co., VA Zettie Shifflett, b. 15 Apr 1902 s/o General and Rebecca Morris Shifflett
4. Fannie J. Roach, b. 4 August 1904 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 16 October 1927 Greene Co., VA m.26 April 1926 Greene Co., VA, Norman Morris, b. 22 Jun 1905 s/o John Thomas and Luraine McDaniel Morris
4. John Enoch Roach, b. 2 February 1908, d. 26 August 1967 m. 29 March 1929 Greene Co., VA, Grace Shifflett, b. 12 Feb 1912
4. Nora Roach, b. 5 May 1910, d. 27 September 1976 m. 2 July 1945 Cecil Morris, b. 19 Feb 1920
4. Mary Edith Roach, b. 2 November 1914, d. 2 December 1976, m. Roy Amos Breeden b. 5 Sep 1921 Greene Co., s/o Joseph and Ada McDaniel Breeden
4. Earman Roach, b. 18 April 1918, m. Edna Shifflett, 29 July 1948 Greene Co., VA, d. 20 January 1977
3. John Wesley Roach, b. 6 November 1875, d. 22 December 1953 m. 1) 20 May 1917 Greene Co., VA, Edith Gentry, b. Mar 1879; d. 9 Dec 1921; m. 2) 13 February 1934, Pearl Peacock Shifflett
4. Luther William Roach, b. 28 October 1900 Rockingham Co., VA, m. Minnie F. Williams, 10 November 1925 Greene Co., VA, d. 31 July 1974 Greene Co., VA
4. Charles Roach (2), b. 1903, m. Mittie Shifflett, 15 January 1922, d. 26 October 1958
4. Drucelia Roach, b. 6 December 1905, m. George Conley, 23 January 1926, d. 13 May 1963
4. Bennie Lee Roach Sr, b. 15 March 1907, m. Minnie Pearl Shifflett, 26 March 1926.
4. Ashby Roach, b. 1909, m. Hannah Morris, 4 December 1925 Greene Co., VA, d. 13 July 1963
4. John Gilbert Roach Sr, b. 17 March 1911, m. Lethia Morris, 13 August 1929, d. 25 February 1976
4. Rosa Lee Roach, b. 24 December 1913, m. David Jackson Conley, 9 November 1931, d. 17 March 1948
4. Russell Lee Roach, b. 24 December 1913, m. Nellie Frances Williams, 5 August 1937
4. Manis Roach Sr, b. 4 February 1917, m. Mary Flossie Roach, 4 June 1937
4. Ellis Arch Roach, b. 14 November 1919, m. Georgia Collier Frazier, 20 November 1939 Greene Co., VA
4. Wilmer Scott Roach, b. 7 December 1921, d. 16 July 1970, m. Minnie Collier
Children with Pearl Peacock Shiflett:
4. Geraldine Roach, b. 2 February 1935, m. Marvin Lee Black Sr, 12 January 1954
4. Edith Pearl Roach, b. 4 September 1937, m. Billy Franklin Mills Sr, 25 November 1953
4. Elizabeth Ann Roach (2), b. 30 November 1939, m. William David Turner, 26 February 1955, m. Lowell Wayne Comer, 5 August 1966
2. Mary Roach b.c. 1829
2. prob. Polly Ann Roach b.c. 1832 m. as Polly Shiflett 2 Mar 1850 Greene Co., surety: Sam Shiflett; Peals Shiflett s/o John and Vina Shiflett; Mary's brother, Archibald, also m. under the Shiflett surname. See children previously submitted on Peels' chart
2. Artamesia Roach, b. 1834
2. Smith Roach, b. 1838, m. 12 August 1880 Greene Co., VA Louisa Crawford, b. 1837, d/o Newton and Mary (Nettie) Crawford Crawford; grandaughter of (on her mother's side) Zachariah and Frances Crawford
3. Margaret C. Roach b. 1860 prob. Rockingham Co.
3. Ginnie A. Roach b. 1864 prob. Rockingham Co.
3. Killis Roach, b. 20 June 1872 per 1880 census (was 1869), m. Charlotte Morris, 6 October 1893 Greene Co., VA, d. 6 February 1931
4. Alex Roach
4. Theodore Roach
4. Mary Ann Roach, b. 9 September 1902 Greene Co., VA, d. 20 August 1979 Greene Co., VA m. 2 January 1920 Greene Co., VA, William Luther Roach, b. 8 mar 1898 Rockingham Co., d. 6 Jun 1982, Charlottesville, VA s/o Charles Edward and Victoria Shifflett Roach
4. Willie Roach, b. ca. 1903, m. 14 November 1928 Greene Co., VA Nellie Roach, b.c. 1911 d/o Robert and Rhoda Roach
4. Al Jerney Roach, b. 4 June 1904 Greene Co., VA, d. 25 December 1990 Earlysville, VA m. 23 July 1928 Greene Co., VA, Dora Morris, b. 15 Apr 1908 d/o Joseph and Angeline Shifflett Morris
4. Roy Roach, b. 6 May 1909 Greene Co., VA, m. Athalie Crawford, 9 August 1928 Greene Co., VA, d. 15 August 1988 Nortonsville, VA, m. 2) Jennie Ann Roach b. 2 Dec 1913 d/o Joseph Paul and Daisy Mae Shifflett Roach; grandaughter of Smith and Louisa Crawford Roach
3. Millie F. Roach b. 1874 prob. Rockingham Co.
3. William S. Roach b. 1876 prob. Rockingham Co.
3. Andrew Roach, b. 1877 Rockingham Co., VA, m. 22 March 1900 Greene Co., VA Maggie M. Shifflett, b. 1877 d/o Andrew J. and Sarah E. Roach Shifflett
4. Andrew Jackson Roach, b. 25 July 1913, d. 1 September 1981, buried High Top Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Greene Co., VA m. Theora Winter b. 15 April 1905 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 17 July 1986 Stanardsville, VA, buried High Top Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Greene Co., VA
5. Randolph N. Roach
3. Noah Roach, b. 1878 (per 1880 census, was 1876), d. 1953 m. 16 April 1899 Greene Co., VA, Clayrinda Morris, b. 1881, d. 26 Jan 1956, d/o Isaac Davis and Mary Jane Shifflett Morris; granddaughter of Jacob and Virinda Morris Morris, and Larue and Cally Shifflett Shifflett
4. Aretta Roach, m. Amos Breeden
4. Carl Roach
4. Ionia Roach
4. Larry Roach
4. Polly Roach
4. Dora Roach, b. ca. 1899, m. Jake Thomas Lam b. 12 Jun 1899 Rockingham Co., d. 27 Jul 1990, s/o Alex and Ida Shifflett Lam; grandson of Robert J. and Lurena C. Morris Shifflett
4. Samuel Coleman Roach, b. 1900 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 27 May 1975 Charlottesville, VA
4. Addie Roach, b. 18 May 1902 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 22 January 1986 Charlottesville, Virginia, m. James Walker Lam b. 13 Aug 1905 s/o Alex adn Ida Shifflett Lam, grandson of Robert J. and Lurena C. Morris Shifflett
4. Vernie Roach, b. 18 June 1905 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 6 June 1980 Charlottesville, Virginia, m. Luther Breeden b. 1903
4. Hubert Roach, b. 20 March 1913, d. 13 April 1996
4. William Dewey Roach, b. 1 September 1914 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 8 January 1984 Charlottesville, Virginia m. 2 October 1949 Greene Co., VA, Ressie Conley, b. 21 Apr 1926 d/o John Ernest and Lona Frances Morris Conley
4. Ralph Roach, b. ca. 1925, m. Fannie B. Shifflett b.c. 1925 d/o Buey and Minnie Morris Shifflett; grandaughter of Hastin J. and Mary Jane Shifflett, and Joseph and Angeline Shifflett Morris
4. Ray Roach, b. ca. 1925, m. Mary Ann Shifflett b. 13 Oct 1928 d/o Buey and Minnie Morris Shifflett; grandaughter of Hastin J. and Mary Jane Shifflett, and Joseph and Angeline Shifflett Morris
3. Joseph Paul Roach, b. 1887, m. 1 January 1913 Rockingham Co., VA Daisy Mae Shifflett, b. 1892 d/o Andrew and Emma Shifflett
4. Jennie Ann Roach, b. 2 December 1913 Rockingham Co., VA, d. 14 October 1992 Charlottesville, Virginia, m. Roy Roach b. 6 May 1909 Greene Co., s/o Killis and Charlotte Morris Roach
2. Valentine Roach Sr, b. 1841 Rockingham Co., VA, m. 4 November 1865 Greene Co., VA Polly Ann (Mary Ann) Morris b. Aug 1845 Greene Co., d/o Lively and Kesiah Frazier Morris. On the 1920 Greene Co. Census, Valentine is H of HH, age 81
3. Kizzie Roach, b. ca. 1868
3. Elenora Ellen Roach, b. 17 Feb 1871 in Greene Co., VA, d. 14 Apr 1947, Buried: Lydia Free Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Greene Co., VAm. 27 Aug 1890 in Greene Co., VA to Houston Morris, b. 2 May 1868 in Greene Co., VA, d. 20 Aug 1929, s/o Winston Calvin and Elizabeth Crawford Morris
4. Anna Morris
4. Doc Calvin Morris
4. Melvinia Morris, b. August 1891, m. Joseph Thomas Conley b. Mar 1887 s/o Robert and Martha Victoria Shifflett Conley; grandson of Joseph B. and Columbia Jane Morris Conley, and John Addison and Permelia Frances Collier Shifflett
4. William App Morris, b. 2 December 1893 Greene Co., VA, d. 6 November 1961 m. 7 November 1919 Greene Co., VA, Addie Lee Geer, b. 6 Jun 1901 Greene Co., d/o Thomas Geer
4. Newton Morris, b. 17 February 1897, d. 24 September 1964 m. 28 August 1954 Greene Co., VA, Mamie Morris, b. 21 Apr 1922 7 October 1989, d/o Dave and Fannie Lamb Morris;
4. Polly Ann Morris, b. 14 June 1899, d. 12 August 1986 m. 31 August 1918 Greene Co., VA, J. Irvin Roach, b. 5 May 1899
4. Mary Ella Morris, b. 6 March 1901, d. 11 May 1994, m. 17 December 1917 Greene Co., VA, Clarence Collier, b. 2 Feb 1897 s/o John W. and Martha Collier
4. Jason Morris, b. 1903, m. 5 March 1921 Greene Co., VA, Cutie Shifflett, b.c. 1895 Greene Co., d/o Overton and Mahuldy Shifflett
4. Callie Elizabeth Morris, b. 10 May 1913 Greene Co., VA, d. 13 October 1992 Greene Co., VA, m. Lloyd Lee Conley b. 21 Mar 1910 Greene Co., s/o George Washington and Melissa Roach Conley; grandson of Thomas Bullock and Mahalia Conley; and Valentine and Polly Ann Morris Roach Sr.
3. Berryman Simeon Roach, b. 1873, m. 29 November 1895 Greene Co., VA, his niece, Sarah A. E. Shifflett, b. Jan 1877 d/o James Saley and Columbia Roach Shifflett. See above.
4. Tally Roach, b. ca. 1895
3. James H. Roach, b. 1874, m. 7 July 1895 Greene Co., VA Pricilla Morris, b. 1879
4. Monroe L. Roach b. Sep 1898
4. missing chldren
4. Bennie L. Roach, b. ca. 1909, m. Mary E. Morris, 9 May 1930 Greene Co., VA
3. Valentine Roach Jr, b. 29 December 1875, d. 28 August 1955 m. 4 February 1902 Greene Co., VA, Minerva Morris b. 6 May 1879, d. 21 May 1954, d/o George Nathaniel and Sarah Elizabeth Morris Morris
4. Mary Ann Roach (2), b. 12 August 1900 Greene Co., VA, m. Talmadge Roach, 9 November 1927 Greene Co., VA, d. 18 June 1982 Greene Co., VA
4. Vernie Roach (2), b. 18 February 1902 Greene Co., VA, d. 27 November 1960 m. 24 March 1919 Greene Co., VA, William Oscar Shifflett, b. 15 Apr 1889 Greene Co., s/o James Saley and Columbia Roach Shifflett
4. Virgie Roach, b. 1 May 1904 Greene Co., VA, d. 28 February 1972 Greene Co., VA m. 29 December 1922 Greene Co., VA, her cousin, Jesse James Morris, b. 1903 Rockingham Co., s/o Smith Gaines and Victoria Roach Morris. See above.
4. Ethel Roach, b. 15 October 1905, m. George Beasley, 24 October 1927 Greene Co., VA
4. Tally Ashby Roach, b. 26 March 1908 Greene Co., VA, d. 23 October 1991 Charlottesville, Virginia m.22 August 1931 Rockingham Co., VA, Virgie Morris, b. 15 Jul 1916 Rockingham Co., d/o William and Edna Lee Morris
4. Anna Belle Roach, b. 25 February 1911, d. 31 October 1947 m. 23 May 1930 Greene Co., VA, Linne Harrison Beasley, b. Sep 1904 s/o Jerry and Roberta Williams Beasley
3. John Bray Roach, b. 1878, d. 1960 m. 17 March 1915 Greene Co., VA, Josie Bell Morris, b. 1895 d/o George Nathaniel and Sarah Elizabeth Morris Morris
4. Judie Belle Roach, b. 23 September 1915 Greene Co., VA, m. Raymond Conley, 20 October 1941 Greene Co., VA, d. 17 October 1992 Charlottesville, Virginia, m. Raymond Conley (3)
4. John Bernie Roach, b. 3 March 1926, d. 13 October 1957 Greene Co., VA m.1 July 1944 Greene Co., VA, Ruby Pearl Morris, b. 1928, d/o Zadie Ann Morris
3. Melissa "Lissie" Roach, b. 1878, m. 6 June 1897 Greene Co., VA George Washington Conley, b, 1877 s/o Thomas Bullock and Mahalia Conley
4. Charlie Conley (2)
4. George Conley (2)
4. Roy Conley
4. John Ernest Conley, b. ca. 1900 Greene Co., VA, d. 5 January 1982 Stanardsville, VA m. 9 February 1921 Greene Co., VA, Lona Frances Morris, b. 18 Dec 1901, d. 23 Jul 1991 Stanardsville, VA d/o William and Sarah Collier Morris
4. Curtis Conley, b. 13 Mar 1908, d. 8 Nov 1973 in Fredericksburg, VA, m(1) 21 September 1936 Greene Co., VA as her second husband to Hannah Morris, b. 1907 d/o Zeddie and Josie Roach Morris. She m. Ashby Roach, 4 December 1925 Greene Co., VA,  m(2) to Cora L. Unknown, Curtis is buried at High Top Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Greene Co., VA
4. Lloyd Lee Conley, b. 21 March 1910 Greene Co., VA, d. 26 December 1996 Charlottesville, Virginia, m. Callie Elizabeth Morris b. 10 May 1913 Greene Co., d/o Houston and Elenora Roach Morris
4. Lonnie Lee Conley, b. 19 October 1911 Greene Co., VA, m. Minnie Beasley, 1935 Greene Co., VA, d. 1 November 1984 Charlottesville, Virginia, m. Beatrice Shifflett
4. Raymond Conley (2), b. 15 June 1916 Greene Co., VA, d. 16 September 1988 Charlottesville, Virginia m. 20 July 1942 Greene Co., VA, Nellie Frances Shifflett, b. 1925 d/o Daniel S. and Mittie Shifflett Shifflett
4. Caroline May Conley, b. 22 August 1918 Greene Co., VA, d. 1 July 1987 Charlottesville, Virginia m. 12 February 1941 Greene Co., VA, Russell Shifflett, b. 1919 s/o Rufus and Louise Raines Shifflett
4. Hattie Jane Conley, b. 1921, m. 19 December 1940 Greene Co., VA William Morris b. 1919 s/o Houston Morris
3. Analiza Roach, b. 26 July 1879, d. 24 March 1970, m. Jack Conley b.c. 1875, s/o Rufus P. Shifflett and Angeline Conley
4. Junie Conley
4. Mittie Conley
4. Mittie Conley (2)
4. Reuben Conley
4. Irving Roach
4. Journey Conley, b. ca. 1900, m. Sarah J. Morris, 11 November 1922 Greene Co., VA
4. Nellie Conley, b. 27 March 1917 Greene Co., VA, d. 27 February 1998 Charlottesville, VA, m. James Ellis McAllister b.c. 1915
4. Kemper Conley, b. 5 November 1919, d. 25 February 1965
3. Josephine Roach, b. 22 February 1880, d. 16 February 1968 m. 16 September 1903 Greene Co., VA, Rosser Collier, b, 1882 s/o Jacob and Lucinda Collier Collier; grandson of (father's side) Caswell and Elizabeth Haney Collier, and George and Susan Shifflett Collier
4. Clarentine Collier
4. Daniel Rosser Collier, b. 30 April 1905 Greene Co., VA, m. Lois Della Mowbray, 11 January 1928 Greene Co., VA, d. 13 April 1997 Charlottesville, Virginia
4. Lissie Collier, b. c. 1912, m. 24 Sep 1930 Greene Co., VA Dennis Howard Shifflett, b. 28 Sep 1908 Greene Co., s/o Hiram Davis and Mittie Cline Shifflett Shifflett
4. Elbert Collier, b. ca. 1917, m. 28 December 1935 Greene Co., VA Carrie Edna Shifflett, b.c. 1918 d/o Douglas and Madie Cline Shifflett Shifflett
4. Madie Collier, b. ca. 1921, buried Holly Memorial Gardens, Charlottesville, VA m. 30 July 1938 Greene Co., VA Clarence Robert Shifflett, b. 16 Dec 1915 Greene Co., 14 February 1987 Albemarle Co., VA s/o Hiram Davis and Mittie Cline Shifflett Shifflett
4. Essie Collier, b. 17 May 1922, m. 27 May 1939 Greene Co., VA William Earl Shifflett Sr, ab. 29 Jun 1920 s/o William Oscar and Vernie Raoch Shifflett
3. Tally Roach (2), b. 1883, d. February 1896 Greene Co., VA
3. Lively Roach, b. 23 May 1884, d. 7 July 1967 m. 17 September 1909 Greene Co., VA, Angie N. Frazier, b. 12 Apr 1889 d/o Jackson Frazier
4. David Roach
4. Jack Roach
4. Nora Roach (2)
4. Wilson Roach
4. Zula Roach
4. Mickey Roach, b. 9 March 1914 Greene Co., VA, d. 7 August 1978 Baltimore, Maryland
4. Alzura Roach, b. 18 April 1921, d. 12 February 1981 Crozet, VA, m. ________ Pritt
4. Kezziah Elizabeth Roach, b. 24 September 1924 Greene Co., VA, d. 25 October 1987 Charlottesville, Virginia
4. Samuel Edward Roach, b. 9 June 1932 Albemarle Co., VA, d. 27 March 1987 Newport News, VA, m. Stella ?
3. Charles Lewis Roach, b. 1891, m. 21 December 1914 Greene Co., VA Clacie S. Shifflett, b. Feb 1892 d/o Overton and Mahuldy Shifflett Shifflett
4. Cassidy Roach
4. Cecil Roach
4. Elvin Roach
4. Garfield Roach
4. George Roach
4. Lena Roach, m. Mary Ella Morris (2)
4. Mckinley Roach
4. Roosevelt Roach, b. ca. 1921, d. 11 June 1998, m. Estelle ?
2. Sarah E. Roach, b. 1843 Rockingham Co., VA, d. February 1885 of fever, m. 18 August 1865 Greene Co., VA, . Andrew Jackson Shifflett, b. Mar 1842 s/o John and Vina Shiflett. See children previously submitted on Andrew's chart.

Death Record of Calus Roach
submitted by Eugene Powell, in possession of Ken May
State of Virginia
County of Rockingham, to wit:
I, Melanie Herring, Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court of Rockingham County, Virginia, the same being a cour tof record and having by law a seal, do hereby certify that the followin gis a copy of the death record of:
Calus Archibald Roach
now of record and file in the Clerk's Office aforesaid.
Date of Death: April 10, 1862
Race: White             Sex: Male
Place of Death: Rockingham Co.
Age: 72             Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Father's Full Name: Samuel Roach
Mother's Full Name: Mollie Meadows
Where Born: Rockingham Co.
Consort or Unmarried: Elizabeth Roach (wife)
Source of Information: Polly Shifflett
Relation: Daughter
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court Harrisonburg, Virginia theis 29th day of May, 1986
Melanie Herring
Deputy Clerk
Register No. [blank]           Page [blank]

Death Record of Archie E. Roach
submitted by Eugene Powell, in possession of Ken May
Place of Death:
County: Rockingham
Magesterial District: Stonewall
Registration District No: 820-0 (9?)
Full Name: Archie E. Roach
Sex: Male             Color or Race: White             [Marital Status]: Widower
Date of Birth: June 11 1828
Age: 83
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: Rockingham Co. Name of Father: Killis Roach
Birthplace of Father: City or -------: [blank] State or Country: VA
Maiden Name of Mother: Betsy Shifflett
Birthplace: City or -------: W? State or Country: VA
The Cause of Death was as follows: Information of Old Oojs? [may be Age]
Not seen by Physician
Place of Burial, Cremation, or Removal: Roach burying ground
Date of Burial: June 13, 1921
Certificate issued May 30, 1986

Submitted by Rebecca Morris

Curtis Lee Conley

Margaret and Tallie Roach
is written on the frame of the photo

The back of this photo says:
Mary, Vernie, Virgie Roach Tallie Roach

Archibald Roach
Archibald Roach
submitted by Larry Shifflett

Marriage bond

1786 Marriage Bond of Samuel Roach and Molly Medor; surety: Francis Medor (aka Meadows)
submitted by Eugene Powell

1850, 1860 Rockingham County Census
1850, 1860, 1870, Greene County Census
Greene County Marriage Register
Info provided by other Roach Researchers
Interviews with various Roach family members

From Stephen Shifflett of High Top Farm, in Rockingham County: His Descendants and Story Compiled by Barbara Shifflett Hensley and L.F. Shifflett. 1998.

In the spring of 1902, Moses F. Powell (who had bought up the shares of 2 of Stephen's children's heirs) filed suit against Stephen Shifflett's heirs and others, including Archibald Roach who had purchased the High Top Farm from Gibbons & Hopkins in 1896, and Daniel Shifflett who had received half interest in the High Top Farm in 1898, along with 100a. known as the Warkin Land. Daniel S. Shifflett, no close relation to Stephen, had married Archibald Roach's daughter, Melvina F., on Dec. 9, 1886. Daniel was living on this tract of land when the National Park took the land, for which he received $3,053.

Testimony of Archibald Roach, age 70+

Q: State your age, etc:
A: Seventy years of age; reside near Swift Run, and I have been farming all my life.

Q: How long have you known this tract of land?
A: Well, I have known it, I reckon, for forty years.

Q: How long, I ask you, have you known it?
A: I have known this tract all of my life time; ever since I have been big enough to know anything.

Q: By whom was it owned when you first knew it?
A: Uncle Stephen Shifflet

Q: When did he die?
A: The last year of the Civil War, I believe.

Q: Where was he living at the time of his death?
A: He was living, I believe, at Mr. Harnsberger's, down on the Bottom.
. . .
Q: Had Stephen Shifflet ever lived on the tract of land in controversy here?
A: Yes, sir, he lived on the tract of land when I was a little bit of a boy.
. . .
Q: Who was Layton Shifflett?
A: Me and him was Cousins

Q: What kin was he to Stephen Shifflett?
A: Layton Shiflet's mother was Stephen Shiflett's daughter
. . .
Cross examination:

Q: How much did you get for the timber that was taken off of this land?
A: I don't know exactly how much. We didn't haul but a few cords. It was so far that we couldn't make anything off of it. We had to haul it from High Top clear down to Elkton.
. . .
Q: (speaking about bark that was cut) Who did you sell it to?
A: I sold it ot my son-in-law for firty cents a cord--to both my sons-in-law.

Q: Who were they?
A: Salley Shifflett and Sam Shifflett
. . .
Q: Stephen Shifflett left no will, did he?
A: No, sir, not as I know of. I know he didn't that I heard talked of.

Q: And all you know of that is what you heard Layton Shifflett say? [Q. refers to the fact that Stephen had paid security for Pemberton S. and therefore Pemberton had already received his share of the estate.]
A: Well, that is what I said. I refused to go in with him and then he told me there was no danger because he said--he called him Pemberton--he said Pemberton's part--Grand-daddy paid his part for security money, which I believed to be so.


Q: Who was your mother, Mr. Roach?
A: She was a Shiflett

Q: What kin, if any to Stephen Shifflett?
A: Stephen Shifflett's daughter was my mother's mother.

Q: Stephen Shifflett, then, was your great-grandfather?
A: Yes, sir and my mother was his grand-daughter. That is, Stephen Shifflett's sister was my grandmother.

Archibald also states his father d. in 1857, and his mother died later.

Comments on the suit from Olen Morris:
  1. The Stephen Shiflett he is talking about is the one married to Joanna McDaniel. He died in 1865.
  2. Who is Layton Shiflett? he said "my cousin". I believe this to be true. He stated that Layton's mother was Stephen's daughter, which is correct (her name is Phoebe).
  3. The son-in-laws: Salley and Sam Shiflett. (1) Salley = James Saley Shifflett married to Columbia Roach 8 April 1877. (2) Sam = Samuel Shifflett married to Sarah Elizabeth Roach on 20 March 1876.
  4. The Pemberton Shifflett, is the Brother of Layton Shifflett.
  5. His mother is a Shiflett-yes her name was Elizabeth Shifflett b 1805-1815 d. 8 December 1885, Rockingham Co. VA

    I think the statement he made "Yes, Sir, and my mother was his grand-daughter" is correct, I believe he may have gotten confused when is said "That is, Stephen Shifflett's sister is my grandmother", what he probably meant to say was "Stephen Shifflett's daug was my grandmother". Until this point in the testimony everything he says seems correct. So I wonder if he was getting his relationships confused (as we all do at times!). Archibald's statement that his father died in 1857 appears correct based on the census records. 1850 Rockingham Co. VA Census
    Calus Roach  		60	1790
    Elizabeth Shiflett	45	1805
    Artamista Roach 	16	1834
    Mary	         	21	1829
    Archy                   14	1836
    Smith                   12	1838
    Christine               10	1840
    Sarah                    6	1844
    Rhoda Shiflett		 3	1847 
    (Rhoda may be the d/o Absalom and Rhoda Shiflett b.c. 1846 Augusta Co.)
    Michelberry Roach 29	1821
    Angeline	23	1827
    Emanuel		9	1841
    William		7	1843
    Mary		3	1847
    Scott		1	1849
    1860 Rockingham Co. VA Census
    Elizabeth Roach	55	1805
    Smith		24	1822
    Valentine	22	1848
    Louisa		21	1849
    Sarah		16	1854
    P.E.		4months	1859 female
    Rhoda Shiflett	14	1846

    From the census we see that Calus Roach passed away sometime during the 1850's, which is what Archibald stated.

    Some time back, Barbara Hensely (co-author of the "Shiflett" book) sent me a note that she had found an obit for Elizabeth Roach in Rockingham Co. VA. Elizabeth died 8 Dec 1885. She was the d/o William Shiflett & Mittie. I would say that Mittie is probably the d/o of Stephen Shifflett and his first wife. I don't have the "hard" proof needed to back this up, other than Archibald's statement "Stephen Shifflet's daughter is my mother's mother. If in fact Mittie is a sister to Phoebe Shifflett (Stephen's daughter), then Archibald and Layton would be 1st cousins once removed!
Comments on the testimony from Larry Shifflett:
Arch Roach relationship to Stephen Shiflett. In the chancery cause Arch Roach contradicts himself in two different ways. He says that Elizabeth Roach is the daughter of Stephen's daughter and then he says that Elizabeth Roach is the daughter of Stephen's sister. He also calls Stephen "Uncle Stephen" and the sons of Stephen "Uncle". Elizabeth Roach's mother according to her death record is Mitta Shiflett, no father listed. We believe that Mitta was probably the sister of Stephen Shiflett, because if Elizabeth Roach was off one of his daughters, she or her mother would have been an heir in the chancery cause, as the heirs are well documented.

1900 Greene Co. Census
Valentine Roach wm abt. 58 married 35 years; Farmer
Mary A. Roach wife w f Aug 1845 married 35 years; 10 of 16 children still living
Bray Roach son Mch 1882 18 S
Eliza A. Roach daughter June 1883 16 S
Josephine Roach daughter Feb 1886 14 S
Lively Roach son Jul 1888 13
Louis Roach son Jun 1892 7
Geo. E. Roach grandson Apr 1896
Ervie Roach grandson Aug 1899 9/12

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