This is the home built by Calloway P. ROLLER and Mary Ann CARTER. Their son William Hasque ROLLER, told his grandson, Bobbie F. ROLLER, that when they moved to the home he and his sister were small and they rode in the back of a sleigh (so it must have been winter) and his mother (Mary Ann CARTER) had all of her kitchen utensils in a flour sack.
See their Family Picture
This home is still standing and after the deaths of William H. ROLLER and his wife Rebecca, it remained in the family and their grandson Archie Pridemore ROLLER resided in it until his death in 1998. It was well over 100 years old, and sadly burned down in 2005 (see comments below).
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Photos are the property of Bobbie Nicholson
Jewel Giles Horton Harrell says
Isn’t this a picture of Hack and Beck Roller home between Fairview and Canton in Scott Co., VA? I don’t think it is still there. I’m not sure, but someone told me it had burned. I will check and if I have posted something incorrectly, I will correct it.
The last time I was over there it had become badly run down after Archie passed away. I think this property is now owned by Donna Bledsoe Salling, first cousin of Archie.
Jewel Giles Horton Harrell said,
Pat, Lynn Gilliam grew up near this house. I had forwarded your website address to him and this was his response;
“If you think she would be interested, you can tell her I was a personal friend of Archie Roller, and I knew Hack and Beck his grandparents, and his father and mother Orbin Roller and Jewel Bledsoe. I have the old wooden work bench, with a wooden vise that Hack made. I also had Hack and Beck’s dinning room set (cherry) (beautiful) and I tried for 2 years to rub the coal dust out of it, but never could get it all out. I sold it.
Archie did give the homeplace to Donna Bledsoe, the house burned down last year, and she sold the property to someone from Wise Cty.
Mike Maness says
Seeing the pictures of the Roller house brought back a lot of memories for me. Jewell and Orbin Roller were my great-aunt and uncle (Jewell was my paternal grandmother Opel’s sister). I visited them and Archie at the house several times in the 70s and 80s. I was driving through the area this past summer and went by the lot and was shocked to see that the house was gone.