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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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Helen Hill Halterman
Frederick Garrett Roberts
Please look at his memorial 46290013. I have attached a copy of Nettie Kosack Roberts' death certificate that shows she was the wife of Dr. Frank Roberts not Frederick Garrett Roberts. Please correct.
Added by Helen Hill Halterman on Feb 02, 2016 9:29 AM
Helen Hill Halterman
Fred Willam Roberts
Please look at his memorial 10359906. I have attached a copy of the Indian Rolls for Cherokee that show he was the child of Ed Roberts and Lottie Smith. He was not the child of Frederick Garrett Roberts nor was he the child of Nettie Roberts. Please make an effort to get things correct. I have given you documentation since you don't listen to actual family members information.
Added by Helen Hill Halterman on Feb 02, 2016 9:22 AM
Helen Hill Halterman
Elizabeth Harrison Garrett
Please look at your memorial for her....52731868. I have posted a document that will prove to you where my gggg grandmother's remains actually lie. It is very disheartening to me that you refuse to believe what actual family members relate to you.

Added by Helen Hill Halterman on Feb 02, 2016 8:01 AM
Mildred A. Hurley Knighton
Thanks for the updates!
Randy O'Guin, ranny Find A Grave 47208269
Added by ranny on Dec 17, 2015 3:46 AM
David Coward
Claude C. Coward memorial
I wanted to thank you for updating my second cousin Claude C. Coward's memorial. I visited Sylva, Cullowhee & Webster recently and met Claude's nephew, now 81. Regrettably, though I searched archival issues of the Sylva newspaper, no obituary was found for him. On a personal note, I expect you and I may well be related, however distant.
Added by David Coward on Dec 04, 2015 4:43 PM
John H Rigdon 27241073

I think you have combined two people, John H Rigdon and John Horson Rigdon. Both from Jackson County, SC. Horson was born 1844 and married Martha Sitton so you should take her off of john H's webpage. I have Horson's death certificate. Also Martha's name was actually Sutton not Sitton, later records misspelled her name. See Find A Grave Memorial# 27304734. Horson's death certificate list his father as Joe Rigdon. John H's father was William Rigdon. I think they were brothers. If so then John H and Horson were 1rst cousins. Horson's death certificate says that he was buried at "Cullowhee Cem" but he is not listed on Find a Grave however only 66 percent of the graves in that cemetery are recorded (In fact I think you have recorded most of them). John H is buried at Roger's Cemetery.

If you have any additional information or if you can locate Horson's grave, please let me know.
Added by Jrigdon on Dec 04, 2015 3:59 PM
Clint Revis
Transfer of James Bobby Revis Sr.
Would you transfer James Bobby Revis Sr. #52845097 to me?

He is my father and I would really appreciate it if I could have his profile. Thank you

Added by Clint Revis on Dec 02, 2015 2:17 PM
Joe Ward
Re: Photo Request - Henry Davis Pressley
Hello George

Do you have any other information about Henry Davis Pressley being at Hooper-Speedwell Cemetery? He'd be my wife's kin. We found his wife and daughter's graves but his doesn't seem to be in the same cemetery. We'll look again sometime soon but it seems that either his grave is unmarked or he's buried somewhere else.
Added by Joe Ward on Nov 27, 2015 7:09 AM
RE: Ronnie & Cynthia Jetton
Thanks for adding the photo. This is ok with me. Glad I could provide the picture.
Added by JANICE DAY on Nov 11, 2015 10:58 AM
stacey chambers
Rogers Family in Cullowhee, NC
Hi George,

I found your post on the page of my great-aunt Hallie Rogers Lackey. Our family is mixed. Interesting if our families are related.
Added by stacey chambers on Oct 19, 2015 8:21 PM
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