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 Isaac Newton Roop

Isaac Newton Roop

Carroll County, Maryland, USA
Death 14 Feb 1869 (aged 46)
Susanville, Lassen County, California, USA
Burial Susanville, Lassen County, California, USA
Memorial ID 14472399 · View Source
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Born in Carroll County, Maryland. His parents were natives of New York City, and of German origin. They lived for some time in the State of Pennsylvania, and in the year 1790, removed to the State of Maryland.

He married Nancy Gardner in December 1840.Together they had three children, Isaiah, John and Susan. Both of his sons fought in the civil war, Isaiah died due to wounds he sustained during that war. Isaac survived the war and later moved to California from Ohio following the death of his wife.

In Shasta Mr. Roop served as Postmaster and as the school commissioner, He later pioneered in the Honey Lake area, and with a man named Peter Lassen (who the county is now named for) founded the town of Susanville (which was named after Isaac's daughter, Susan).

Mr. Roop later served as the Governor of the Provisional Territorial Government of Nevada Territory. After the formation of the territory of Nevada, in 1861, Governor Roop was elected to the Territorial Senate. The Susanville area was once part of Nevada and later became part of California.

In politics, Governor Roop belonged to the Wig party as long as it had an existence.

Isaac was also a Mason and when he died he was buried with full Masonic honors.

He lies with his daughter in the Susanville Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 14472399
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Newton Roop (13 Mar 1822–14 Feb 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14472399, citing Susanville Cemetery, Susanville, Lassen County, California, USA ; Maintained by Blue Rose Of Cairo (contributor 46786099) .