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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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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
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
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
Cheryl Burks
Transfer Please
Would you consider transferring #95321471 to me? This is my paternal grandmother. Thanks and have a blessed day.
Added by Cheryl Burks on Dec 09, 2016 9:48 AM
Hi George! Wondering if you would transfer my gg grandparents to me #'s 55309328 and 55309444 and possibly my ggg grandparents #'s 76637274 and 76637212. My number is 47358282. Thank you!
Added by Lori on Dec 06, 2016 1:04 PM
Sheri Remy
Kirkland connection to Rogers
Hello,my name is Sheri Remy. My grandmother was a Kirkland. To me it appears they are related to the Picklesimer and then to Nancy Jane Rogers. My grandmothers "find a grave" is not connected to her parents. I guess I just want someone from the Rogers family to check to make sure I have the proper connects to the Rogers.

Any help would be appreciated. I didn't want to include a bunch of names and dates that I have in this first email but would love to discuss.

Added by Sheri Remy on Nov 30, 2016 3:06 PM
Dulcie Verner Fusillo
RE: Nancy Verlintia Leatherwood Haynes
Thanks so much for your reply! This is just what I needed! You have made my day. Please continue your very valuable contributions and thank you for all your efforts. Happy hunting! Dulcie
Added by Dulcie Verner Fusillo on Nov 27, 2016 10:14 AM
Gypsy Soul
Hello fellow Find A Grave member,

I had planned on accepting your request to HILLCREST Memorial Park in Pickens, SC, however I spoke to a representative who was quick to inform me, and I quote, "HIPAA laws prevent anyone from obtaining burial plot information or taking pictures; only direct family members or the plot owners are allowed to do so."

I am familiar with HIPAA laws because I work in the healthcare field. To make sure that I had not missed any information, I reviewd the website No where on that site, could I find any information that would pertain to a cemetery, much less one refusing to give burial information or allowing photography. HIPAA laws are meant to protect your medical information, not the location of your burial spot. I also checked the Pickens County website, again, I did not find any information to support what the representative told me.

I contacted a few other local cemeteries to see if they would tell me the same thing and none of them knew anything about these supposed privacy laws. One of the other cemeteries was even maintained by a neighboring county. I would think if any cemetery office would know, it would be the one maintained by a government office!

By the conclusion of the call, the cemetery representative mumbled something about if the person making the Find A Grave request would call the cemetery office, give their relationship to the deceased, then the plot information might be released. He continued to mumble something about possibly taking pictures but it was almost entirely inaudible, then he hung up on me.

I ask that if you wish to continue with your request, call the Hillcrest Memorial Park office at 864-878-9312 to obtain the plot information. I am not sure of their exact hours, but I would suggest calling between 9:00am-5pm, EST.


Added by Gypsy Soul on Nov 03, 2016 3:34 PM
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