Autumn – Stanza 22

Towers of history? Nay, they hardly made a blip
settling in Rutland, Mass, the center of the state
a preacher, he, a wife, who bore a strapping brood of nine
while revolutionary battles raged, a great awakening time
when Daniel lived with Sarah, my great grand parents, times eight


For Jane Dougherty’s August Stanza Challenge.

Daniel Roper was born on October 2, 1730 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Ephraim Roper and his wife Sybilla, née Moore. He married Sarah Greenwood on March 18, 1756 in Sutton, Massachusetts. Sarah was born on August 3, 1734 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Daniel Greenwood and Sarah, née Adams.

Daniel served as a private in the Revolutionary Army in 1775-1776 under Captain Benjamin Richardson in the regiment of Colonel Benjamin Dikes out of Dorchester Heights. They settled in Rutland and had 9 children. Records indicate that Daniel was a Minister by trade. Sarah died in 1808. Daniel lived to the impressive age of 90, dying in 1821. Their second daughter, Sibbel is my 7th great grandmother. She married Daniel Walker. It would seem that Daniel was a popular name back in the day!

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