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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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Dave T
your fag request for Millie Picklesimer
I also took pic of Louis Picklesimer and posted it.
Added by Dave T on Apr 15, 2014 6:33 PM
brenda zurlo
ROGER= BROWN
irth: Nov. 24, 1900
Death: Apr. 11, 1983
THIS IS FOR RAYMOND FLETCHER BROWN. IF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK THERE IS A STEVE BROWN OUT OF TENNESSEE THAT IS A MEMBER OF THIS FAMILY. HE IS A MUSICIAN. MY DAD IS CARROLL BROWN HIS DAD RAYFORD BROWN, SON OF CHARLEY BROWN THEN JASON BROWN FATHER OF CHARLEY BROWN. ALL FROM HAYWOOD COUNTY,N.C. MY E-MAIL IS jerzey825@comcast.net hopefully looking forward to hearing from you. BRENDA
Added by brenda zurlo on Apr 14, 2014 7:57 PM
brenda zurlo
BROWN-ROGERS
HI GEORGE, I BELIEVE MY BROWN FAMILY LINE IS CONNECTED TO YOURS THRU MARY MAGDALINE ROGERS.MARY'S HUSBAND WAS A COUSIN TO MY BROWNS BUT IAM HAVING A HARD TIME CONNECTING. WOULD YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO ALL OF THIS?


Family links:
Parents:
William Joel Fletcher Brown (1878 - 1945)
Mary Magdaline Rogers Brown (1878 - 1970)

Spouse:
Queen Freeman Brown (1904 - 1940)

Children:
Ray Brown (1931 - 1931)*

Siblings:
Raymond Fletcher Brown (1900 - 1983)
Elizabeth Brown Gibson (1902 - 2001)*
Percy Brown (1904 - 1906)*
Daisy Cecil Brown (1906 - 1958)*
John D. Brown (1908 - 1978)*
Sam Marlan Brown (1910 - 1967)*
Oleta Littleheart Brown Allen (1914 - 2009)*
Juanita Brown Downs (1917 - 2003)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Brown (Old) Cemetery
Jonathan
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Added by brenda zurlo on Apr 14, 2014 7:51 PM
Lori Hager
Joe Aldridge
Hi George,

I spoke to someone who works at Bell United Methodist Church and she said after Wylma Aldridge died, Joe was sent to a nursing home in Haywood County. She said the same as his obituary; that he died in Haywood County and she believes he is buried in Haywood County. She said he is not buried at Bell United Methodist Cemetery, in Leicester.

She also told me that Wylma Aldridge is buried next to her parents. There is a potted plant, but no gravestone and the funeral home marker at her grave is blank. I photographed her grave site and uploaded it to her memorial page.

Lori Hager
Added by Lori Hager on Apr 12, 2014 9:29 PM
Pat Hendrix
Hill Rogers
My brother in law descends from Abel S and Sarah (Rogers) Hill He has a great picture of this family if you are interested
Added by Pat Hendrix on Mar 31, 2014 9:42 AM
Pat Hendrix
Hill
My brother in law descends from Abel S and Sarah (Rogers) Hill. He has a very good picture of this family if you are interested.
Added by Pat Hendrix on Mar 31, 2014 9:37 AM
Jim Savage
Jennings Bryan Francis Memorial
Thank you!
Jim Savage
Added by Jim Savage on Mar 31, 2014 3:41 AM
Boyd Rogers
Boyd Rogers email
George,

I noticed a typo from my previous email....sorry.

My correct email address is

rogersboyda@aol.com

Look forward to hearing from you.
Added by Boyd Rogers on Mar 27, 2014 1:51 PM
Boyd Rogers
Rogers family
George,

My gg grandfather is Barney Rogers. I grew up in Andrews NC near Red Marble Cemetery where Barney is buried. I'd love to communicate with you and possibly share Rogers family info with you. My father, Boyd Arch Rogers still resides in Andrews and we have been able to collect a lot of photos, documents, etc about the Rogers family. I was delighted to discover the ancestors of Barney you have discovered and posted. I'd love to discuss further with you.

Pls email me at rogersboyda!aol.com.

Best regards,

Boyd Alan Rogers
Added by Boyd Rogers on Mar 27, 2014 1:45 PM
Lynda Gibbs
RE: Rebecca Edwards
Appreciate your help. I'll ask for the marker.
Added by Lynda Gibbs on Mar 25, 2014 11:04 PM
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