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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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Karen Jetton
143110062
I believe the correct cemetery name for this memorial is Miles Cemetery which is also in the obit you have listed. There is a duplicated and I have ask the person responsible to remove it
#174734995. This is family member, his father was a great uncle. If you would like to transfer I will be happy to maintain.
Thanks, Karen Jetton 47481998.
Added by Karen Jetton on Jul 10, 2017 10:41 PM
Kelly Crane
transfer
Hi George. Jessie Humphrey #36579621 is my maternal grandmother. Can you please transfer her to me? Thank you in advance, I really appreciate it.

Added by Kelly Crane on Jul 08, 2017 12:41 PM
Susan Grant
McHan cemetery
Hi George: I see you have been waiting for 4 years for someone to take a photo of Julia Jarrett's marker. That's pretty weird! Ancestry says that James Harvey McHan is buried there too. I guess it wouldn't do any good to put in a request for a photo. Do you have any photos you might want to share of the McHans? thanks, Susan
Added by Susan Grant on Jun 03, 2017 6:51 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Houston Hunnicutt #92412554
Thank you for accepting the edit to link Houston Hunnicutt #92412554 to his parents.

I enjoyed reading your bio and wish you the best in your continued research.

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on May 27, 2017 10:57 AM
Dave Davenport
OLD LEDFORD CHAPEL CEMETERY
I SEE YOU HAVE 3 OLD REQUESTS FOR GRAVESTONE PHOTOS. I HAVE ONE. I CONTACTED A LOCAL RESIDENT AND HE IS GOING TO VISIT THE CEMETERY A TRY TO GET US PHOTOS.
Added by Dave Davenport on May 01, 2017 11:06 AM
Lynn T.
Benjamin Buchanan -Pinelawn memorial
I'm sorry to say that if the plot information is crrect on your photo request, then Benjamin does not have a headstone. I went to exact site and there are headstones on either side but not #280.
Added by Lynn T. on Mar 25, 2017 9:45 AM
Maria Suzanne Reynolds Ashmore
John Nelson # 47228807
George, I just left "flowers" at this memorial. I have reason to think this John Nelson was not the Commander of Horse (cavalry) under Washington. Please read the "flowers" I left and let me know what you think.
Thanks for an extremely well-written and interesting memorial. I have been trying to trace the ancestors of my 5th great grandfather, John Nelson of Roane County, TN. I originally thought he was the son of the Maj Nelson who was Washington's cavalry commander, but alas, he is not. Those Nelsons of Virginia were quite some family and one of them, a Thomas Nelson Jr. was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
And of course, searches for my ancestor led me to your memorial, but I am not connected here, either!
---Suzanne Ashmore
Added by Maria Suzanne Reynolds As... on Feb 26, 2017 4:48 PM
Terry
Pennie Rogers #47176347
She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed. May I use her gravestone photo in my Family Tree? I will gladly give you credit. Thank you so much, Terry
Added by Terry on Feb 04, 2017 9:09 AM
Rebekah Rogers
Charles Rogers
I'm Charles Enoch Rogers daughter, granddaughter of Homer Marlow Rogers from Georgia and just saw your Post....
Added by Rebekah Rogers on Jan 07, 2017 4:07 PM
Lori
Open photo request
Susan Owens is buried with Oliver O. Owens and James David Owens. I am not sure I can find this cemetery.
Added by Lori on Dec 09, 2016 10:55 AM
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