|George Rogers Park (#47185030)|
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thanks - george park
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.
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|Goosehead||Message from neighbor, Ann|
Ann's email address is tidbithowell.yahoo.com and phone # is 252 357 1273. She is Carylele Parker and Nellie Spivey Parker's daughter. She would like to talk to you. Thanks. Goosehead
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|Mike Gahagan||County Home Cemetery|
I put all the tombstone's I could find in the County Home Cemetery on find a grave, most of the people buried there are listed under Old County Home, in Madison County, NC. All others are in unmarked graves.
|Goosehead||RE: Carlyle & Nellie Parker|
My neighbor, Anne, is the daughter of the folks you requested a picture of. She was wondering if you were related to the Parkers?
|C K R||RE: Niles twin babies|
We were happy to help! Hope you received both photos. One is of the actual side-by-side grave sites. The other is the closeup of the engraved metal post between the two graves. Inscribed message is: "L. Niles Babies".
Added by C K R on Apr 07, 2013 12:06 PM
|Mary J. Helton||RE: Vergil Hutchinson|
If the pictures were not to your liking, I can redo them, the cemetery is right down the road from me.
|Tom Carroll||RE: Bessie Goodson|
I went over to Forest Lawn Cemetery North yesterday (Sunday), and gave them a list of 7 grave sites I wanted to locate. I told them I'd follow up on Monday. They seemed like they were going to be very helpful, but when I called them back today I was told they are not allowed to give me that information without the permission of the family. So... if you want to call them and find out the location of the grave site, (the sections have names like "Palm Garden No 2," "Garden of Eternity," "Hibiscus Garden," etc), I will try and get back there and find the headstone and take a photo. Their phone number is 954-784-4000 Try and get me as information as you can to try and determine the location. Regards, Tom.
mr rogers, could you please link john d howell 55815561 to his father henry howell 106870180
thanks in advance,
john d howell
Added by j howell on Mar 17, 2013 11:34 PM
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Hey George, thank you for the info and links on the Adams family. Hope all is going good for you!
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