Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
George Rogers Park (#47185030)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 22 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 7,053 Memorials Added
 • 7,942 Memorials Managed
 • 24 Memorials/Week
 • 4,675 Photos
 • 549 Photo Requests
 • 145 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 17,996 Virtual Flowers
 • 6 Fame Ratings
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Messages left for George Rogers P... (237)[Leave Message]
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
Tony Pope
FYI concerning Ira Thomas Harkins
Just an FYI...cousin pointed out that Ira Thomas "IT" Harkins (Find-A-Grave #132904950) is listed as deceased. I can assure you, he is still alive and kicking. He just celebrated his 96th birthday on March 15, 2015. His wife, Pauline, whose grave info. I entered, passed away about two years ago. Tony Pope
Added by Tony Pope on Apr 03, 2015 9:52 PM
Ira Harkins
Find A Grave Memorial# 132904950

This man is still alive and eating birthday cake@
Added by texastee on Apr 03, 2015 7:19 PM
Marilyn Posthumus Clark
Dailey, Wilburn & Jarrett
Hi - I accepted some edits, declined 2. I found more info on both these, and they were both b. in NC, not Washington.
Added by Marilyn Posthumus Clark on Mar 23, 2015 3:36 PM
The Bull
RE: Raymond Nieukirk
Glad to help, You're welcome. Deb
Added by The Bull on Mar 21, 2015 9:17 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service