|George Rogers Park (#47185030)|
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I am researching the Rogers family (my mothers's line) of western North Carolina.
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.
I recently was able to return home to Texas and now work from my home-office here in Tomball. However, we are remodelling our house and the resulting confusion often delays my ability to respond to correspondence. Please be patient and I hope to get to yours soon.
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|CathyC||RE: Carl & Thenia Queen|
You are welcome. I will be adding more in the coming weeks.
Added by CathyC on Mar 09, 2014 7:37 PM
|Mike Huffstetler||RE: Phillip Gibbie|
You are welcome
|Mike Huffstetler||Phillip Gibble|
In an unmarked grave in the Veteran 3B section Plot 63 grave 1 beside Raymond Neil White
|Harry&Jo Potter Vallance||Memorial#45354656|
George, just wondering what information you have that Florence "Flora" Medford married a person named Price after the death of Joseph Ferguson. My search has come up with nothing on whether she remarried, when and where she died or where she may be buried. Is there a grave maker or anything else that indicates she is buried in the Davis Chapel cemetery? Any information you have would be appreciated. Thanks
|Tommie Moser Nichols||Hazeltine Kirkland|
Hello, My maternal family is "Howard" and the owner/contributor of the 3 Howard cemeteries in Monroe Co. Howard Public is a fascinating, pathetic place I first found 30 years ago when my father sent me to locate all of the family cemeteries. Through the years the stones have been removed, brush piled inside, and the land slowly encroached upon by neighbors. Legally, it is the property of TVA. I have listed everyone I possibly could where proof existed. Hazel's was by way of her Death Certificate. Is it possible her parents, which you listed as "unknown" as to their burial locations, are in Howard? The Kirklands are related very, very distantly to us.
Thank you, George, for taking a photo for this memorial. It's a great pic! May I have your permission to use it on my family tree? I'm guessing you might be kin to the Rogers with your middle name being Rogers? If so, how are you related? Again, many thanks for the great pic.
Added by Sarah on Mar 05, 2014 3:19 PM
|Grace Younglove Hudson||Vinson Davis.|
Thank you for the information on Vinson Davis.
He is not in my line if you wish for the memorial to be transferred to you please use the edit button for the transfer request on his memorial.
Thanks a bunch.
RE:please link to parents:
M Bode Davis - 80825942
Emma Camp Davis - 80825978
|shelia glover||RE: Violet Bruce McClain|
they were nxt to each other so i assume they were married ...only thing they didnt have dates on them i posted both .i just put the wrong 1 on but fixed
|Sharon Crowder||RE: Willie May Harrell|
I remember this one, there was no tombstone for
this child. I feel the child is probably there but it was so young I don't think they put up a tombstone. Might have used a rock or something to mark the spot. I put a picture of the cemetery on the site since there are only 9 markers within the fenced area but decided that might not be what you wanted so I removed it. Then I realized that the request was not there anymore.
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