Excerpt from Virginia Baptist Ministers, Vol. 2 of 2 The Rev. David Roper was born September 27th, 1792, in the County of Charles City. His father, David Roper, was a respectable farmer, ted for the industry, frugality, and independence of spirit which characterized the time and country in which he lived, and remarkable for his punctilious observance of promises and for his benevolence to the poor. His mother was a Christian, and prayed devoutly for her children. Such intercessions commonly prevail, and the instruction and example which always accompany them, when sincere, cant be without effect. The subject of this hasty sketch enjoyed, while a boy, other advantages for instruction than those which are furnished in ordinary schools. In one of these, however, he received the elements of a plain English education, and at a very early period distinguished himself by his attainments and skill in arithmetical calculations. This fact might have been passed over in silence, were it t considered as an early indication of the superior rational powers with which his mind was to be afterwards possessed. It was t until 1810 that be commenced, in Richmond, such English, mathematical, and classical studies as by attainments in which he became qualified for future usefulness. In these his progress was astonishing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.