I guess I'm more than a little surprised at how little documentation and family files exist on the internet for the Royer's of Rockingham County, Virginia.
My file on some of these Royer's is located at Rootsweb's World Connect site:http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?d...
I have a chart prepared by Dr. Minor Ellsworth Kyger, Jr. who died recently. Dr. Kyger spent all of his life researching the Kyger family in Rockingham County.
Hopefully, I can translate the chart into some semblance of order for researchers of this family:
No places were entered unless noted below, but at least some of the children of John Royer lived in Rockingham County, Virginia.
John Royer: born: ?; Died: 1831
married first Maria Elizabeth ?: Born: 1743. Died: 1801
Children (by Maria Elizabeth ?):
1) John - (unmarried)
2) Catherine - (unmarried)
3) Philip - Born: October 19, 1772. Died: June 25, 1830.
4) Christian - (See my file)
5) Elizabeth - Born: ?. Died: ?
6) Peter - Born: ?. Died: ?
John Royer married second ?
7) Henry - Born: ?. Died: ? Henry went to Logan County, Ohio
3) Philip married Catherine Kaylor
3a) John - Born: December 8, 1794. Died: January 24, 1887 in Ohio
3b) Elizabeth R. - Born: July 2, 1797. Died in Ohio
3c) Philip R. - Died as an infant
3d) Christina R. married Peter Cline. (See my file)
3e) Catherine married George Stambaugh (no dates)
3f) Joseph R. - Born: January 27, 1809. Died: May 14 ? in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Two wives. Children: Martin, Wesley, Curtis, Margaret and Josie.
3g) Jonathan R - Died in Indiana
3h) Abraham - Died in Indiana
6) Peter Royer married Elizabeth Kaylor.
6a) Anna Maria - Born: February 20, 1799
6b) Jacob - Born: December 11, 1800
6c) Samuel - (See my file)
7d) Delilah - Born: December 27, 1804 married Leonard Tutwiler
7e) Peter R. - Born: March 8, 1807
7d) Anna - Born: November 10, 1808
7e) Addison - (See my file)
7f) Elizabeth - Born: 1811
7g) Moa? - Born: 1813
7h) John Edes - Born: 1816
7i) Maria Anna - Born: 1820
4a) John Royer - Born: December 8, 1794. Died: January 24, 1887 in Ohio married ?
4 aa) - Isreal - Born: 1818. Died: 1886
4ab) - John
4ac) - Jeremiah - Born: 1823. Died: 1855 (Unmarried)
4ad) - William - Born: July 13, 1825. Died: August 17, 1848
4ae) - Benjamin Franklin - (only notation: Monroe County, Ohio)
4af) - George
4ag) - Mary married Gideon Clingeman
4ah) - Lucy married Isaac Moore
4ai) - Sarah
Maggie Kyger Miller