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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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Bill Warren
Re: John Gaston Moss Family
Dear Mr. Park, I visited the Weatherford Public Library Genealogy Room and found several references to the JG Moss family in the "Moss" surname file. "A Short Story of the Moss Family", by Rex Moss Jones, dated 18 April 1968, and "The Moss Family", by Patsy Raney Moyer, dated 1979. The library is at 1400 Charles St, Weatherford, TX 76086. There is also family tree information. The library will respond to written requests if you would like the information.

Both references say the following are buried at City Greenwood Cemetery:

1. John Gaston Moss, d. 14 Mar 1911;
2. Louisa E. (Betty) Moss, wife of JG Moss;
3. Howell Alexander Moss b. 20 Jan 1866, d. 4 Mar 1865, son of John & Louisa;
4. Martha Jane (Rogers) Moss, d. 1883, mother of JG Moss

There is a Moss family marker with no information on it next to the oldest known burial in City Greenwood Cemetery from 1859. There is sufficient space for at least 4 burials, and it is surrounded by a low cement border. I have added the picture to FindAGrave.

I also found a picture of JG Moss when young. He was with Sul Ross at the Battle of Pease River where Cynthia Ann Parker was re-captured. The picture is very dark. If I can make a decent image of it, I will add it to his FindAGrave site also.

Since the 1968 Rex Moss Jones information noted above is attributed to first hand conversations with children of JG Moss, I believe it adequate documentation to change the cemetery name on Martha Jane Moss, and to add the other three to City Greenwood Cemetery. If you agree, I would appreciate you making the changes.


Bill Warren
Added by Bill Warren on May 04, 2015 1:54 PM
RE: Ronnie & Cynthia Jetton
I'm glad you got the pictures. It is fine that you posted it to his wife. JD
Added by JANICE DAY on Apr 28, 2015 11:50 AM
Steve Reagin
RE: Jemima Weaver
I was just talking about some of these same things with my in laws last night. Because of Find A Grave (even more so than Ancestry), I've been able to identify generations of my family that would have taken me forever only 5 or 10 years ago. Also, I've been able to do it from where I live now in Seattle. My family has been in Georgia for at least 7 generations, and in the past, I would have had to be in Georgia to access a number of the records I've found through Find A Grave and Ancestry. Now, I'm trying to leave bread crumbs for those who come after me. I've discovered some of the lines that feed to me get very narrow, and I'm the first to connect some of these dots. I hope what I'm doing now helps someone in the future who is looking for their family's past. I'm only in my late forties, so I've got a number of years to keep putting things together. Even though I've always been a history buff, I never thought I would get into genealogy quite like I have.
Added by Steve Reagin on Apr 27, 2015 11:12 AM
RE: Kenneth T Cole
My pleasure!
Added by Louise on Apr 26, 2015 5:00 AM
Virgil & DeAnna Hancock-Cooley
Ruth Reagan Gann
Thank you for bring our duplicate #46594407 to my attention.

Added by Virgil & DeAnna Hancock-C... on Apr 14, 2015 4:54 PM
RE: Howell
George, sorry for the delay, the daughter (Fannie Margaret Howell Pollard) I'm referring to is buried there with her parents, her # is 139660578, her husband's number (Max Dallas "Max" Pollard) is 139660522, he his buried beside her.

hope this helps
Added by marty on Apr 11, 2015 12:42 PM
Moody Ancestor
Robert L Moody # 45385350
Hello George been awhile :-) could you please transfer maintenance on Robert L Moody # 45385350 to me Moody Ancestor #48568092 once again Thank You George :-)
Added by Moody Ancestor on Apr 10, 2015 7:05 PM
Maude Manda Garr in Cave Hill
There is a Maude Mabel Garr buried in Section 27 Range 340 Grave 55 who was buried Jan. 17, 1953. That is one day after her death. She is not buried with Benjamin. At this time I do not know if either of them have stones.

Is the the Maude you are looking for? She is the only one that comes close to being the correct one except for the middle name.


Added by babs on Apr 08, 2015 10:39 AM
Are you related to the Dowell Family?
Added by Suzy on Apr 06, 2015 7:28 PM
Janice Rogers
RE: re. Jemima hoey
Hi: Ansel and Mollie Rogers are my aunt and uncle. Uncle Anse and my Daddy Robert Stonewall , are brothers. Their dad Robert Lafayette was the the son of Cap. Ansel Rogers. If you need any further info please let me know. Thank you.
Added by Janice Rogers on Apr 04, 2015 4:00 PM
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