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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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C Wilson
RE: Demercy Jane (Jennie) Caro ~ Cedar Grove

Very well ... as you wish
Added by C Wilson on Dec 11, 2014 2:05 PM
C Wilson
Demercy Jane (Jennie) Caro ~ Cedar Grove
I have a photo of this stone grave marker. If you will kindly post a photo request, I will claim it & upload to her memorial page.

Added by C Wilson on Dec 08, 2014 6:58 AM
William Noland
George, Sent a request through your EDITS on your profile page.
I appreciate and thank you for your help and kindness.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Added by Lorraine on Nov 25, 2014 7:19 PM
Elaine Niolet
Rogers DVD
I am the Grand-daughter of Wilburn Ernest Rogers and Jennie Rosetta Painter (Panther) Rogers. My parents are Cecil and Mary Rogers. While browsing through your site, I noticed you did not have all of Wilburn and Jennie's children listed. Out of the six, you only had three listed. I have to say I am impressed with all of the accurate information you did provide.

I do genealogy as a hobby; although, my family tree is extensive. I am interested in seeing what additional information you may have on your Rogers DVD.

I am hoping you have items such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, etc. My email is listed in the site sign up information. Please send me an email with the DVD request information. Thank you.
Added by Elaine Niolet on Nov 16, 2014 9:14 PM
Wanda Darnell
Leroy Ramsome Rogers
Hi, George, Just wondering if you have any information on Leroy Ramsome Rogers (1918-1961) # 68939050. I am looking for information on his death. He died in Anchorage, Alaska. Any help would be appreciated.
Wanda Darnell
Added by Wanda Darnell on Nov 06, 2014 12:58 PM
Cheryl Burks
RE: Pearl Electra Simmons Swarthout
This is my grandmother and I have lots of photos and info on her children all of whom are living except Jimmy Earl and my daddy Harold Eugene.
Added by Cheryl Burks on Nov 03, 2014 9:38 AM
Darlene Goforth
Rogers DVD
Dear Mr. Park,
I am so happy to see the information that you have put on My grandmother was Pearl Maude Sutton Rogers, (although it is on her headstone as 'Pearl Amanda Rogers Sutton' in Lenoir, NC. I would be very interested in the Rogers DVD. My e-mail address is, or on facebook as Darlene Goforth, Arden, North Carolina. Any information would be appreciated. I am proud to say that I am a Haywood County native, but I grew up in Fletcher, NC. Thank you in advance for your help. Sincerely, Darlene Rogers Goforth
Added by Darlene Goforth on Oct 27, 2014 7:17 PM
Cheryl Burks
Pearl Electra Simmons Swarthout
Thank you for putting this memorial on. This is my grandmother (father's mother) and she was a truly inspiring woman.
Added by Cheryl Burks on Oct 23, 2014 10:53 AM
Family Tree Buff
RE: John Ray Rogers
You're quite welcome. The following graves with the surname Rogers are in the West Side Cemetery. Just leave a request on their memorial if you are interested in any of the following people.

Perez (aka Rogers), Maude 06/21/1914 11/07/1999
Rogers, Jacqueline Gail 01/01/1949 08/31/1951 Rogers, Chester Edward 11/17/1951
Rogers, John Ray 01/01/1928 01/23/1953
Rogers, Steven Michael 02/20/1962 02/20/1962
Rogers, Joseph Herschel 01/01/1881 01/01/1966
Rogers, Clara Louise 08/09/1893 10/28/1966
Rogers, Vera Gwen 05/06/1897 11/03/1971
Rogers, Donald LeRoy 01/02/1909 04/24/1975
Rogers, Minnie 05/10/1892 11/22/1985
Rogers, Buddy Franklin 03/14/1923 12/14/1989
Rogers, Elige 11/07/1916 05/14/2001
Rogers, Wanda Genieve 11/04/1918 08/19/1997
Rogers, Phylis Evon 05/30/1941 06/29/2003
Rogers, Celena Bell 07/30/1927 02/01/2006
Rogers, Roy Gene 03/03/1942 04/04/2011
Rogers, Evelyn Francis 02/01/1922 07/21/2011
Rogers, Lois Juanita 09/11/1929 04/29/2012
Rogers, Sr., Bert Thomas 05/04/1927 10/25/2003
Rush (aka Rogers), Ramona Kay 12/11/1956 02/08/2005
Added by Family Tree Buff on Sep 07, 2014 6:39 PM
Cindy R
RE: Bruce Hollingshead
Your welcome.
More than likely Virginia's was there, unfortunately I didn't see that Virginia was requested until I went to upload and fulfill the request. One had to hover over the request area to see you wanted her also, but I am going back in the latter part of next week, and I will look then, for sure.
Also, for you records, Bruce's marker ID is C-9 Lilies.

I will try to get a better photo of Bruce's also, the sun was in a bad area, and I didn't like the fact that there was such a reflection at the bottom of the photo, so will try to get an improved photo of Bruce's.
Added by Cindy R on Sep 07, 2014 8:20 AM
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