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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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Mary Maurer
I saw your name on Mary Farrington's page. Thought this might be a relative.

The Caddo Herald
October 18, 1901
Local Items
LeRoy Farrington living five miles northeast of Caddo, died last Sunday of appendicitis. The remains were interred in the Caddo Cemetery Monday. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss.
Added by Mary Maurer on Aug 06, 2014 7:08 PM
Marjorie Crews
Ref:William Baker Oak Hill Cartersville
William Baker Memorial #36185937 and Ira Picklesimer Baker Memorial #131796332 photo request have been fulfilled today. Sorry it took so long.
Added by Marjorie Crews on Jul 25, 2014 7:36 PM
James H
RE: John & Aldie Rogers
OH that is ok ! I am not big on getting credit for every photo I take so just leave yours up.

Here is something interesting . I have decided to photo this cemetery from a to z and I made my A list last night . If you look under the internments you will see a AULD ( infant son ). The entry says he is the " Infant son of H.B. Auld and Opal Rogers " . I am not sure if your Opal Rogers was married before but I will try to find this grave and upload a photo.

Any other relatives you think might be out here let me know and I will put them at the front of the line to be have a pics taken of
Added by James H on Jul 23, 2014 10:14 AM
Marjorie Crews
William Baker #36185937
I regret I have not been able to fulfill your photo request for William Baker in Oak Hill Cartersville. It rained for many days and then I became very ill. I will get to the cemetery by next Monday. Thanks for your understanding.
Added by Marjorie Crews on Jul 22, 2014 2:24 PM
Dee Winter
Margaret Peddy
George, I still will take the complete marker of Margaret to add to her memorial. Was very hot the day I was there and she was the last one to get and it turned out blurred. Dee W.
Added by Dee Winter on Jul 17, 2014 4:07 PM
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
Pearl Beadle
Rec'd the following correction from you:

I am advised that James C Scott was her father and not her first husband.

That link is made from James' memorial, which I do not manage.

Thx. LG
Added by LostGeneration on Jul 10, 2014 3:41 AM
Glenda Barry
Thomas Partain
Hi George,

Thank you for letting me know, I have deleted the record. Have a nice evening, let me know any time that I can help you with transfers.

Added by Glenda Barry on Jul 09, 2014 5:15 PM
RE: Marie Franklin
You are welcome.
Added by S on Jul 09, 2014 11:29 AM
Judy Wilcox
Rosanna "Anne" Graves Park 64007269
I didn't know you changed her name until just now, that looks much better. Thank you ever so much. That is a great memorial for my Great Aunt.
Added by Judy Wilcox on Jul 07, 2014 3:30 PM
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