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Rev. William Henry Roll
en-5 This user is able to contribute with a professional level of English.

es-4 El nivel de este usuario corresponde al de un hablante casi nativo del español.

la Hic usor pro indigena latine loqui et scribere potest.

"I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers,
and nothing but the string that binds them is mine own."
--Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1553-1592)

I am a retired public school teacher, living in a small isolated desert town in the southeastern California. I have been researching the Roll and related families since 1957, and have portions of my genealogy on the internet in various locations.

My ancestors in the historic past are mostly from Ireland, Scotland, England, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, and France. My living relatives hail from six of the seven continents.

Some of my research appears online:

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  • Roll family genealogy at
    You can view this if you are an Ancestry subscriber, or with an invitation from me if you are not. For an invitation, mail me. Choose "Email this user" under "more" in the menu on the left side of this WeRelate page. As database of record, the Ancestry family tree is up-to-date, contains doucument images and photographs, but not my notes and research files.

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Family History Stories (public)

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My 4 generation Ahnentafel

The names in the chart are linked to my database at

William Henry Roll (1862-1898)
William Henry Roll (1885-1941)
Sarah Virginia Shipman (1865-1951)
David Hedges Roll (1913-1992)
George Henry Dickens (1854-Aft.1920)
Margaret Dickens (1883-1940)
Eliza Aspinall (1854-1919)
 William Henry Roll 
Philip John Lennon (abt1839-1896)
Philip Henry Lennon (1877-1959)
Gertrude H. Owens (1844-1920)
Mary Catherine Lennon (1913-1988)
Isaac Wilks (1836-1925)
Marguerite McGowan Wilks (1893-1982)
Catherine A. McGowan (1863-1949)

My 6 generation ahnentafel

Wesley Roll
Jonathan Smith Roll
Anne Brotherton Smith
William Henry Roll
John Henry Kidd
Lucinda Kidd
Siche Maria Booream
William Henry Roll
Joseph Tuttle Shipman
William Marquise Shipman
Mary Tompson
Sarah Virginia Shipman
Unknown Woods
Sarah Woods
David Hedges Roll
George Dicken
Henry Dicken
Margaret Dicken
George Henry Dickens
Thomas Farmer
Marguerite Farmer
Hannah Palfreyman
Margaret Dickens
John Aspinall
George Aspinall
Ann Grimshaw
Eliza Aspinall
Nathaniel Porritt
Lucy Porrit
Rebecca Crompton
William Henry Roll
Philip Lennon
Patrick Lennon
Philip John Lennon
Mary McKenna
Philip Henry Lennon
John P. Owens
Gertrude H. Owens
Marion G. Hughes
Mary Catherine Lennon
John William Wilks
Thomas Wilks
Elizabeth Granger
Isaac Wilks
Thomas Grey
Barbara Grey
Barbara Unknown
Marguerite McGowan Wilks
John Mcgowan
Peter McGowan
Mary Unknown
Catherine A. McGowan
Thomas McCaffey
Margaret McCaffey
Ellen Unknown