|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1801|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1886|
South Carolina, USA
I had promised you this information a while back regarding the relationship between Hugh Rogers (Revolutionary War soldier) and Hugh Rogers Jr (of Hayesville, NC). I believe they are father/son.
The attached information should clear up the question. I have provided the following documents for your review: (see Ancestry for documents)
1. Map showing the location of Hugh Rogers Jr's (of Hayesville) farm. The property was located in NC on the GA board. It was bordered to the east by the Hiawassee River. The property is currently mostly under the Chatuge Lake.
2. Feb 1855 letter from Hugh Rogers Jr to the Commissioner of Pensions. Hugh Jr is requesting information about his father's pension. He states that his father hired a man named "King" to attend to his pension prior to his death in 1848. The family never received any information from King. The letter is written from Shady Grove, GA (near the Hugh Jr. farm).
3. Jul 1855 letter from Hugh Rogers Jr to the Commissioner of Pensions. It appears he is answering the response to his Feb 1855 letter. Hugh Jr clearly states that his mother and father are Hugh and Nancy A Rogers and that his mother died before his father. Apparently, another family has already claimed the Hugh Rogers' (Revolutionary War soldier) pension. The pension was supposedly claimed by his widow -- which of course is impossible since Nancy A Thornton Rogers died before her husband. Hugh Jr mentioned this in the letter that his mother died before his father.
4. Mar 1858 letter from Hugh Rogers Jr's attorney to the Commissioner of Pensions. The letter states several important things:
- Again, the letter mentioned "King" connecting it to the Feb 1855 and Jul 1855 letters.
- Hugh Jr. is the son of Hugh and Nancy A Rogers. Hugh Rogers is a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Nancy A Rogers died before her husband.
- Hugh Jr. lives in Cherokee County, NC and has for several years.
- The letter is written from Fort Hembree, NC.
5. Jan 1915 letter from the Commissioner of Pension about the Hugh Rogers pension. Hugh Rogers Jr (of Hayesville) died in 1886, so this action must have been requested by one of his children or other family. It summarizes the letters of Feb 1855, Jul 1855, and Mar 1858. Apparently the pension issue was never resolved, but the family continues to fight it (for SIXTY years!).
When comparing my Hugh Rogers Jr (1801-1886 of Hayesville NC) and your Hugh Rogers Jr (1801-1852 of Union County, GA), I believe there is a stronger argument to believe my Hugh Rogers Jr is the son of Hugh and Nancy A Rogers. See the following reasons:
1. Hugh Jr (1801-1852 of Union County, GA) died in 1852. The attached letters were written in Feb 1855 (by Hugh Jr), Jul 1855 (by Hugh Jr), and Mar 1858 (for Hugh Jr).
2. The Mar 1858 letter states that Hugh Jr lived for "several" years in Cherokee County, NC (not Union County, GA). The letter is written from Fort Hembree, NC. The 1860 census shows Hugh Jr (of Hayesville NC) living with his family near Fort Hembree NC. This brings up the question -- why are the Feb 1855 and Jul 1855 letters written form Shady Grove GA? Given the location of the Hugh Jr farm on the GA border, I suspect the Shady Grove post office may have been the closest to his home.
I believe this information strongly supports the father/son relationship between Hugh Rogers (Revolutionary War soldier) and Hugh Jr (of Hayesville, NC).
Hugh Rogers (1760 - 1848)
Nancy Augusta Thornton Rogers (1763 - 1843)
Charlotte Jane Garrett Rogers (1806 - 1878)
Matilda Ann Rogers Ketron (1824 - 1882)*
William Green Berry Rogers (1825 - 1914)*
Matthew Marion Rogers (1827 - 1852)*
David Russell Rogers (1828 - 1915)*
Asbury Garrett Rogers (1832 - 1901)*
Mary Ann Elizabeth Rogers Davidson (1834 - 1880)*
Clark A Rogers (1837 - 1862)*
Nancy Angeline Rogers (1839 - 1840)*
Margaret A Rogers Neville (1841 - 1906)*
Elbert Sevier Rogers (1844 - 1925)*
Elias Lycurgus Rogers (1846 - 1850)*
Mourning Timoxene Eliza Jane Rogers Carter (1848 - 1915)*
Charity Clarinda Rogers Weaver (1851 - 1912)*
John H. Rogers (1788 - 1852)*
David F Rogers (1790 - 1882)*
Jesse William Rogers (1791 - ____)*
James Bayless Rogers (1792 - 1882)*
Thonrton LaFontaine Rogers (1797 - ____)*
Matthew Nathan Rogers (1798 - 1875)*
Hugh Rogers (1801 - 1886)
Clark Powers Rogers (1801 - ____)*
Robert Rogers (1805 - 1859)*
Cyrus Judson Rogers (1807 - 1889)*
George Andrew Newton Rogers (1811 - 1868)*
Nicholas Powers Rogers (1813 - 1885)*
Margaret Rogers Green (1822 - ____)*
First United Methodist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Elizabeth
Record added: Jan 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46802910