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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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Amanda Neal
RE: Ralph & Cleo Worley
You're welcome - it was our very first "find".
Added by Amanda Neal on Oct 23, 2014 2:40 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
RE: Clifton Adams
I do apologize. The message you received was intended for contributor Sue, who has zero contact info on her contributor page. The only way I could reach her was through one of her memorials. Unfortunately I chose the first one from her list, Clifton Adams, which was created by her but now controlled by you, a fact I did not notice at the time. Again, I apologize that you received the message intended for her.
Added by skye on Sep 23, 2014 9:54 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
Stephanie Wenther
Callaway Family
I have located their headstones and hope to get down there soon to take the photos. I have submitted an edit for Infant Callaway. Her name is Martha Ann and she was buried in the baby section on May 24, 1948 at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.
Added by Stephanie Wenther on Jul 15, 2014 1:55 PM
Jennifer Eckman
Frank Boring Davis

I noticed your memorial message on Frank Boring Davis' page (link at the bottom).

I am researching my Davis family line. Through 23andme, I show that I match with someone who is a descendant of Frank Boring Davis.

I noticed on his findagrave page that he is the son of Daniel Davis and Martha Plemmons. Do you have any other information about him? Thank you.

-Jennifer Leigh Eckman
Added by Jennifer Eckman on Jul 01, 2014 11:37 PM
Lanette Gibson
It looks like we are connected. My grandfather was George Howard Rogers on my father's side. I have done a bit of work on the Rogers' tree and have a cousin who has done extensive work.
Added by Lanette Gibson on Jun 24, 2014 6:48 PM
Hi George, I'm taking a break from Find A Grave for a while and rather than having my memorials languish under an inactive ID, I'm transferring. Are there any cemeteries or surnames that you would like in NC? Thx. LG
Added by LostGeneration on Jun 19, 2014 2:09 AM
Warren Eastright
William Goss
Parents have been connected.

Added by Warren Eastright on May 20, 2014 2:50 PM
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