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John Haney Rogers

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John Haney Rogers

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death
29 Dec 1906 (aged 83–84)
Merced, Merced County, California, USA
Burial
Merced, Merced County, California, USA Add to Map
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Member of the Death Valley Wagon Train 1849, crossing the plains in 1852. He wrote a small book about the experience and hardships of the journey, including the mention of the heroic deeds of others in the party. He was a tall man, almost seven feet tall, strong as an ox, they say, and lost parts of both feet by standing and working in quicksilver. He became a permanent inmate of the county hospital, suffering from rheumatism, and at long last, wishing to depart this world, slashed his wrists and concealed the wounds.
Member of the Death Valley Wagon Train 1849, crossing the plains in 1852. He wrote a small book about the experience and hardships of the journey, including the mention of the heroic deeds of others in the party. He was a tall man, almost seven feet tall, strong as an ox, they say, and lost parts of both feet by standing and working in quicksilver. He became a permanent inmate of the county hospital, suffering from rheumatism, and at long last, wishing to depart this world, slashed his wrists and concealed the wounds.

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