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Eli Twitty Rodgers
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1835
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1921
Gordon County
Georgia, USA

Since Eli survived his wife by almost 20 years, it is assumed that her tombstone was erected by him - with surname spelled as "Rodgers". AND when Eli died, his tombstone was also inscribed with surname spelled as "Rodgers." However, it appears that later descendants adopted the spelling of their surname as "Rogers". Census data and marriage records for this family in Murray Co, GA reflect both spellings.

Retaining the spelling of "Rodgers" as inscribed on the tombstones of Eli & his wife is a reminder to future generations that current spellings of names (both given names and surnames) have evolved over centuries ... and we should NOT attempt to re-write history.
Family links: 
  Martha A. Casey Rogers (1836 - 1903)*
  Elias Lee Rogers (1856 - 1932)*
  Henry Hayden Rogers (1858 - 1940)*
  John Rogers (1859 - 1927)*
  Mary Jane Rogers Baker (1861 - 1946)*
  Green Berry Rogers (1867 - 1925)*
  Angeline Rogers Petty (1869 - 1917)*
  Julia A. Rogers Sexton (1871 - 1946)*
  Frances Rogers Casey (1874 - 1925)*
  Joseph Sephus Rogers (1876 - 1962)*
  Martha E. Rogers Hales (1880 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery
Murray County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Busy Bee
Originally Created by: kari
Record added: Feb 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33971023
Eli Twitty Rodgers
Added by: kari
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- kari
 Added: Feb. 18, 2009

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