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 Mary Amelia <I>Gleeson</I> Rogers

Mary Amelia Gleeson Rogers

Birth
Gibson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 16 Jan 1906 (aged 79)
Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 119125959 · View Source
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On the marriage documents her maiden name is Gleeson but in Goodspeeds it's Gleason. Various sources such as Census, Irs Assessments, Slave schedules, Postmaster Appointments, Land grants etc go back and forth and some sources suggest another variation, Glisson.

Her parents were William W. Gleeson/Gleason/Glisson and Mary Amelia Pulliam.

Married Calvin J. Rogers Oct 9 1845, Weakley County Tennessee.

Jan 19, 1906
Commercial, Union City, Tennessee

Death of Aged Lady.

Mrs. Mary Amelia Rogers, widow of the late Calvin Rogers, died of the infirmities of old age in this city Wednesday, January 17, 1906.

Mrs. Rogers was born in Weakley County. She was the daughter of Mr. Gleason, a pioneer resident of that country for whom the town of Gleason was named. While a little girl her parents moved to Dresden and there she was reared. Last October sixty years ago, she was united in marriage to Mr. Rogers. From Dresden they came to Obion County and located in the country near Reelfoot Lake. That was forty years ago, in 1866. A family of children were reared only one of whom survived - Mrs. Jennie Lee Taylor, with whom Mrs. Rogers spent her last days.

The deceased was 70 years of age last September. She was for many years a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Antioch, transferring her member ship after moving to Union City some years ago. In years gone by when they lived in the country the Rogers home was one of the best known in the county.

Mr. Rogers owned one of the largest and best farms in that part of the country. Hickman was then
The metropolis of the country and the nearest trading point. Far and wide was the reputation of their hospitality and kindness, and many were the friends who enjoyed a visit with them.

Mrs. Rogers was truly a good, Christian woman. She was like the mothers of old, strong in character, generous, kind-hearted, always ready in time of need with a helping hand and a willing heart. Such a life is a blessing to the race and an influence for good which cannot be fully estimated.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning, conducted by Revs. Castleberry, Hudgins and Russell, and the remains taken to Mr. Zion for burial.


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  • Created by: Mary & Kent
  • Added: 22 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119125959
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Amelia Gleeson Rogers (3 Sep 1826–16 Jan 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119125959, citing Mount Zion Church Cemetery, Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Mary & Kent (contributor 47170788) .