County Cork, Ireland
North Carolina, USA
believed by some researchers to be the son of John White Rodgers & Martha Rodgers
Other researchers link to Samuel Daniel Rogers & Mary Whiting
legend has it that he is buried somewhere on the Biltmore Estate in Buncombe County. since we do not know where, I am creating this memorial as as likely place as any, since Haywood County was split from Buncombe in 1808. Robert may very well be buried here as well. The Biltmore Estate is located just over the county line not far from this spot. In any event, this site offers a convenient place to erect my memorial.
The picture is not of his marker, but that of a typical 'Rogers' headstone from one of hundreds which I have photographed.
George Rogers Park
I received some information the other day, that ROBERT ROGERS landed at Jamestown, VA. Coming to America in 1759 with his father, SAMUEL ROGERS and brothers, settling in King and Queen County, VA. then moving to Philadelphia, PA in 1759 (same year?) and married FRANCES RUSSELL. This info says that HUGH ROGERS was born in 1761.
I also got from the book "The Annals of Haywood County, North Carolina Board that ROBERT Rogers husband and wife came to America on the same boat as FRANCES RUSSELL, sailing from Perth, Ireland. (approx. 1760) That they were married in Philadelphia, PA after an interesting romance and that HUGH ROGERS was born there in 1761.
Maybe you could shed a little light on this for me. Do you know of SAMUEL Rogers, Robert's father? I have this name in my files, but I had his son DANIEL Rogers as Robert's father. You get so much conflicting info that I get very confused, but that's what keeps me at it!!
Cindy Burress 6 May 1999.
Elizabeth Daughdril - 5/28/2008
George, You have had me digging through old files, and I found some things that may interest you. Not the Matthew Rogers mentioned. Robert's son???
Note the mention of William Thornton. Some think he was the father of Nancy Thornton, since the John Thornton said to be her father did not have a daughter named Nancy.
- Copy of 1779 land grant: "State of North Carolina Washington County January 1, 1779 To the surveyor of sd. county, you are hereby requested to measure and lay off according to ___ (?) three hundred acres of land for Robert Rogers, on the waters of Cherokee Creek joining William Thornton and John Shelby including the improvements therein, given under my hand this (can't read) 1779.
John Carter ______ (?)"
- Form copied on same page:
TENNESSEE No. 35
County Washington Name Robert Rodgers Acres 280
Grant No. 325 Issued Oct. 24, 1782
Warrant No. (blank) Entry No. 917 Entered 1 Jan 1779
Book NO. 43 Page No. 308
Location On the waters of Cherokey (sic) Creek.
The following are my notes from several references, not direct quotes: Washington Co., TN Deeds 1775 - 1800 page 77, 1785: Robert and Frances Rogers sold land on Cherokee Creek page 130, 1794: Robert Rogers, late of Washington Co. sold 200 acres on Cherokee Creek to John Pitner. Robert and Thomas Rogers signed. page 131, 1797: Matthew Rogers, attorney for Robert Rogers, Buncombe Co., NC to John Pitner 200 acres on middle fork of Cherokee Creek. Signed Matthew Rogers.
page 148, 1800: Sheriff to John Fines for $250 , 100 acres on Cherokee Creek that Rob't Rogers had recovered from Pitner in March 1799.
- No page listed. Proven in court (land sales) Robert Rogers 280 acres to Peter Ruble.
Frances Jackson Russell Rogers (1744 - 1828)
Hugh Rogers (1761 - 1848)*
Jeremiah Rogers (1762 - ____)*
Thomas Rogers (1764 - 1840)*
Robert Thomas Rogers (1768 - 1819)*
John Rogers (1769 - 1845)*
James Rogers (1772 - ____)*
Frances Mary Rogers Lavasque (1775 - 1863)*
David Rogers (1780 - 1854)*
Thad Rogers Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: George Rogers Park
Record added: Nov 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44808039