Mrs. Elizabeth C. Roop, who died on White street, Red Bank, about two weeks ago, made her will in December 1896. She made Rutsen S. Snyder of Atlantic Highlands her executor. She left her silver spoons, her gold watch and her bedclothes marked with her initials to her granddaughter, Elizabeth C. Roop, who was named for her. Of the rest of her personal effects, including her wearing apparel, household goods, etc., one-third is to go to her daughter, Rebecca E., wife of Theodore Francis; another third to Anna Williampe, wife of John H. Davis, another daughter; and the remaining third to Alice E., wife of Mrs. Roop's son Jacob. When the real estate is sold each of the two daughters is to get one-third of the proceeds. One-half of the other third is to go to Alice E. Roop to be used for herself and to maintain the insurance for the funeral expenses of her daughters. Mrs. Roop's son Jacob is to get the interest of the other half of this third for two years, and at the end of two years he is to get the principal.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 11 1900