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George Rogers Park (#47185030)
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Bio Photo I am researching the Rogers family (my mothers's line) of western North Carolina.

I have the ability to produce an extract DVD from my Rogers database containing over 50,000 of the Rogers family and over 12,000 photos, thousands of articles, obits, bio's, etc + any several lines you wish. If you are interested, please contact me at my address below referencing Rogers DVD and I will be happy to work with you.

My gg grandfather James Rogers came from the area around 1843. In 1879 he wrote a letter, which I obtained a copy of, to his niece, Caroline Rogers Young (William Thomas Young). She was the daughter of Barney Rogers and Elizabeth Winfrey. Both of the latter are buried at Red Marble cemetery in Cherokee County. In the letter he mentions his brother and also another brother, Jery Rogers (Jeremiah) who married Mary Milsaps. This latter couple died in Oconee, SC. Finally another sibling was mentioned, Roety, who married a Phillips and moved to Kansas.

To make a long story short my ancestor, James, ran away from home at age 9 per family legend. He was b. 1833, Macon County, per his civil war enlistment papers. So his name would not have appeared on the 1840 census, and by 1850 he was no longer in NC, but now in south Arkansas and n. Louisiana where he later married and had family.

For the past 30 years I have been struggling to find the name of his parents. In the letter he mentions his father, but not by name, as being old, blind and living with Barney and having been married 3 times. the 1880 census reveals no old, blind guy living with Barney. However there are at least 2 candidates who fit the description. One in Tennessee and another in Georgia, not far from Cherokee County.

Over the years I have been in contact with a few descendants of Barney and other Rogers researchers who had no further info. Both Barney and James died before Death Certificates became routine. There is no family bible or other information. Recently I paid for my 1st cousin, who is a direct male Rogers descendant, to take the Ancestry DNA test. The results are haplogroup R1b with 46 markers.

The closest match on ancestry so far is 18 generations away. I have sent emails to a number of possible connects (none of them with a Rogers surname) with no responses to date. So, in summary, I believe that James was b. in Macon County in a section that later became part of Cherokee County. He left family behind (the story is that there were a total of 22 siblings by the 3 mothers). I think, and am possibly wrong, that he may be connected to the larger Rogers families of Robert David Rogers of Buncombe as a son of possibly Thomas Rogers or Hughey Rogers, James Bayless Rogers or even one of the other children of Robert. Or maybe even an entirely different Rogers line that I have yet to identify.
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Joe Ward
Re: Photo Request - Henry Davis Pressley
Hello George

Do you have any other information about Henry Davis Pressley being at Hooper-Speedwell Cemetery? He'd be my wife's kin. We found his wife and daughter's graves but his doesn't seem to be in the same cemetery. We'll look again sometime soon but it seems that either his grave is unmarked or he's buried somewhere else.
Added by Joe Ward on Nov 27, 2015 7:09 AM
RE: Ronnie & Cynthia Jetton
Thanks for adding the photo. This is ok with me. Glad I could provide the picture.
Added by JANICE DAY on Nov 11, 2015 10:58 AM
stacey chambers
Rogers Family in Cullowhee, NC
Hi George,

I found your post on the page of my great-aunt Hallie Rogers Lackey. Our family is mixed. Interesting if our families are related.
Added by stacey chambers on Oct 19, 2015 8:21 PM
nola rhew
also, my daughter Sheila Annette rhew camby lost her husband on Sep 22, 2015. His name is Robert Dale Camby.
Added by nola rhew on Oct 02, 2015 3:26 PM
nola rhew
George, please add my mother as the baby child of Naomi Liner. See is left out. Nola Magdaline Sanford. Born: 30 Sep 1898, Crabtree, Clyde, Haywood, NC. Died 4 Jan 1988 in Asheville, Buncombe, NC. Married Fred Allen of Buncombe. Look at my record for him. There was 6 children born to them. Im their baby.
Added by nola rhew on Oct 02, 2015 3:23 PM
Tom Powers
Minnie Carver (1882-1939)
Today I visited the Sugar Cove Cemetery in Haywood County NC, per your photo request. (The cemetery is 1 mile from my home, 'as the crow flies'.) I looked at all the engraved stones and saw no Carver burials. There are, however, a couple of dozen un-worked slabs erected as simple, un-inscribed headstones.

Perhaps you should remove the photo request, which I see is 3-1/2 years old. All the best.

Added by Tom Powers on Sep 23, 2015 10:15 PM
Charles ATON
Good Morning,
I am writing to request that Charles ATON 17752559 be deleted as Mabel Aten Klein's 134318579 father. Charles ATON and Charles ATEN are two different men...I am related to Charles ATON, who was born and died in Indiana. He married Emma Spaulding, and they had only one child, a son, Maurice William Aton.

Mabel's father, Charles ATEN was born in Michigan and died in Ohio. He married Ida Belle Whitehouse and they had Emma and Forrest, who were both born in Louisville, KY. This Charles was still alive in 1930 living with his wife in Hamilton Co, OH (1930 census, Ancestry).

They need to be correctly linked to their families.

If you need additional documentation, please ask!!! Carol 47244033
Added by Carol on Sep 09, 2015 6:52 AM
David Merritt
Jack Favor
Was Jack and Ponder
seemed to be two
of the kindest and
sweestest people and
it must been great
to have met been
around him. I just
wonder how much of
the movie was the
real or not as they
deserved best after
all that they went
through and then he
passed on with the
cancer and makes me
want cry as I am one
man who has so much
respect and honor
for them and hope
your life was better
for knowing them..

Davey Merritt
Added by David Merritt on Sep 04, 2015 3:37 AM
Mabel Aten Klein
Please change her father to Charles ATEN 144679902. The Charles ATON in Indianapolis is not her father. Thanks so much for your help to place Mabel with her correct father.
Mabel's memorial is 134318579.
Added by Carol on Sep 03, 2015 7:01 AM
Mabel Aten Klein
Please change her father to Charles ATEN 144679902. The Charles ATON in Indianapolis is not her father. Thanks so much for your help to place Mabel with her correct father.
Added by Carol on Sep 03, 2015 7:00 AM
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