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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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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
RE: charles aton
You are very welcome. I am so glad to be of some help. Wish I could have done more
Bob Hubbard
Added by arrowkeeper on Sep 07, 2014 7:04 PM
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
Lorraine Lambert
William Hardy Nelson
Sent a request through your EDITS up above, linking William to his mother Mary Jane Nelson.
Thank you,
Added by Lorraine Lambert on Sep 05, 2014 8:53 PM
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
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