William Henry Roll

Welcome to the new and improved Roll Family Windmill website! We have upgraded our authoring tools to design and create content and present it to you with style. We will be better able to maintain content and share information about the genealogy of the Roll and allied families.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. --Laurence Binyon,"Ode of Remembrance"

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

Documenting your family history is a lifelong pursuit, a task of pleasure and research that is never completely finished.

Not to know one's ancestors, is to be a tree without roots, a stream without a source. --Kung-fut-se

The wind whispers through the trees, recalling words and dreams and memories of those who left us long ago. --Unknown

St. Basil of Caesarea, born about 330 A.D., said, "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."


This website was created the old-fashioned way; it has been hand coded.

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  • external link - External links will open in a new tab or window.
  • c. - The date is only approximately known. (circum)
  • fl. - A date during which the person was known to be living. (floruit)
  •  New  - The article is new.
  •  Genealogist  - The person researched a family history or genealogy.
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  • Web - The the link opens another website in a new tab or window.


  • This is a research collection, and not a static site. New articles, merging of articles and article edits will occur regularly as more information is discovered. Please share. My email address is at the bottom of each page.

Front Matter



These are biographies of deceased persons only, listed by birth names. The century is assigned by birth year of the first person named. I am seeking biographical material. My email address is at the bottom of this page.

Born in the 16th Century

Born in the 17th Century

Born in the 18th Century

Born in the 19th Century

Born in the 20th Century


Major Roll Genealogies
My paternal line

Books and Articles to Download
Other Websites

Lennon Genealogies
My maternal line

Other Roll and Allied Families Genealogies

Collections of Genealogies

Family Legends and Fraudulent Lineages



Ecclesiastical Organizations

Independent States

Business Enterprises

Ethnic Groups


Geography / History


  • Wognum: a small town near Hoorn in North Holland, Netherlands, that may be a place of origin of the Van Woggelum clan

New Netherland and New Orange

Maps and Views

United States






Finding Records

Interpreting Records

Records Specifically About the Roll Family

Records Containing References to the Roll Family




Back Matter



Anthems, etc.