His great grandson Arthur Lee Rogers (FAG#9738155) recorded in 1871 that Arthur 'is buried at the Free Church, in Middleburg." His grave is very old for this cemetery and apparently can not be found and is not in cemetary lists. He is memorialized here on this site. The old Free Church and it's cemetery were made part of Sharon Cemetery, see that cemetery write-up in FAG.
Birth date is estimated at after 1729 and before 1731, based on his older brother's birthdate and historical writings.
Brother Hamilton Rodgers is memorialized at FAG#64156288, with many of his family linked to him. His family mostly spelled the name Rodgers, with a D, even though the autobiography of Thomas Rogers, a grandson, and other sources used the Rogers spelling. Hamilton was born in County Antrim, N Ireland. Their parents are documented as using Rodgers as the spelling.
Arthur Lee Rogers:
findagrave #9738155 duplicate
Loudoun Arty.-CSA , Major
8th VA, Confederate States Army
From: "Some Virginia Families being Genealogies of the Kinney, Stribling, Trout, McIlhany, Milton, Rogers, Tate, Snickers, Taylor, McCormick and other families of Virginia" - McIlhany ( V REF 929.2 MCI ) This book is in the Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. Comment notations in ( ) is by the contributor.
"THE ROGERS FAMILY.
In 1871 Arthur Lee Rogers published a short "Sketch of the Rogers Family". the original draft of which was dated at Middleburg, July 10, 1853. He was always deeply interested in the early history of the family, and talked a great deal about it with his grandfather Hugh Rogers, with whom he was a special pet. As this sketch was written by him after a thorough examination of all the facts at his disposal, I cannot do better than quote here its opening paragraphs, with a few alterations.
"For my own satisfaction, as well as for the gratification of my relations on my father's side, I have, at leisure moments, collected from the most reliable sources the following Sketch of the Rogers Family. It has not been my purpose to manufacture for them a long and distinguished pedigree - for to such a distinction they lay no claim - but simply to state, in as few words as possible, such facts in my possession as may not be uninteresting to them and their descendants.
"I have learned from highly credible traditional authority, that the Rogers' now settled in Loudoun and adjoining counties in Virginia, are descended from a Presbyterian Scotch-Irish family, who resided in the county of Antrim, in the North of Ireland. And I find, from consulting the most approved works on Heraldry, that there was a family of that name in the said county in Ireland, who emigrated thither from Scotland about the middle of the sixteenth century. They are described as being "Presbyterians, and bitterly opposed to the Roman Catholic faith". They were not lords or princes, but are said to have been "remarkably intelligent, highly respectable and moral people". Some of them distinguished themselves in the wars against the Romanists; and it is related of the widow of a Captain William Rogers, who was killed in one of these contests, that she called a daughter, born shortly after his decease, Mailliw (his name transposed), she being determined that the child should bear the name of her devoted husband, whether boy or girl. Many of them were men of wealth, and, according to the custom of those days they adopted a coat-of-arms and crest, on which was a spread-eagle and the motto, 'Justum perficito et nihil timeto' -act justly and fear nothing."
WILLIAM ROGERS (he used RODGERS), a member of this family, married Jane (Jean) Rooney (whose maiden name was Hamilton), a widow with one son. "About the year 1720, William Rogers and his wife came over to the United States, and landed at Philadelphia, where in a short time they died, leaving two helpless children, Hamilton and Arthur." (research shows this was in 1729 landing in New Castle, Delaware)
(A) HAMILTON ROGERS (he used RODGERS) "who was old enough to work at the time of his father's death, was sent to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he got the office of deputy sheriff, and filled it for several years. He married a Miss Mary Mains (Means), and had sons, WILLIAM, John, Thomas, Hamilton, Joseph and Benjamin and three daughters, Jane, Elizabith, and Isabella."
(B) ARTHUR ROGERS, "who was called after Sir Arthur Adair, an Irish nobleman, was taken after the death of his parents and raised by a Presbyterian clergyman, named Letty (Leidy). When he became of age, he moved also to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he married Miss Mary McFall, and had sons, Hugh, Hamilton, and William, and daughters, Elizabeth and Anne. He afterwards settled in Loudoun County, VA. He lived a good old age, and, though blind for many years before his death, was distinguished for the amiability of his deposition and his uniform cheerfulness and good humor. He is buried at the Free Church, in Middleburg."
(this book further details the many offspring that lived around the Loudoun County area)
Anne was first wife of Jesse McVeigh FAG#44267832
Hugh Rogers (1768 - 1853)*
Created by: Mac Rodgers
Record added: Feb 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85821186
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