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David Rogers [Parents] 1 died unknown. He married Mary Christian.

Mary Christian 1 died unknown. She married David Rogers.

They had the following children:

  M i George [Robert] Rogers ,Sr

Robert Rogers ,Sr [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 in 1801 in Hawkins co, TN. He died 7, 8 Mar or Ap 1858 in Hawkins co, TN from typhus pneumonia. Robert married 9 Catherine Starnes about 1822.

"Most of the Rogers information has come from Connie Crosby in Indiana who has done extensive research on the Rogers family.
Her ancestor was Robert brother to David. Their father was George Rogers." ;
this from, Linda Duke, gg granddaugnter of David Rogers & Polly Mitchell; e-mail dated 30 Oct 2000

Robert Rogers and myself was elected magistrates in the 2nd sivel district --" ;
from letter dated 9 Mar 1848, Lee valley (Hawkins co, TN); John Mitchell to "brother" Lewis Mitchell.

"Old Bess (possibly the slave, Betty, mentioned in Solomon Mitchell's will ) is living with Robert Rogers widow. ---. Robert died this spring with typhus Pneumonia." ;
from letter written 26 Ap 1858; Richard H. Mitchell to brother Lewis Mitchell.

WILL OF ROBERT ROGERS;
Page 430 Dated: March 14, 1858
Proven: Apr. Term. 1858
Hawkins County, Tennessee
I, Robertt Rogers, Sen’r. do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and nuking void all other wills by me made at any time;
First. I direct that all my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any money that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executor;
Second. I give and bequeath to A.L. Rogers, my son, a tract of land No. 1 in District No. 2, containing 80 acres more or less. There is a note to be credited out of the value of the said land for $150.00, or over perhaps, I think that is now in the hands of George Powel. This I give and bequeath to Pleasant L. Rogers, my son. The same number of acres in district No. 2 in being a portion of the same lot. Credits out of the same for the sum of between fifty and sixty dollars I think. The amount of the said credits to be paid to Mariah Rogers and her two children, to wit: ?? Rogers and Arthur Rogers;
Fourth. I give and bequeath to my son Robert Rogers 120 acres more or less out of the old home. Same tract of land in District No. 2. The land to be divided by a surveyor and marked;
Fifth. I give and bequeath to Mariah Rogers my daughter being part of the same tract of land, fifty acres be the same more or less. It is my wish that the County Court of this county will appoint a County Surveyor and three impartial free holders to lay off and divide the same lands in proportion to the amount herein given to each one. It is my will that my son John Rogers be allowed $1,200.00 out of the property sold at my sale, or that may come into the hands of my Executors hereafter. It is my will and desire that Anderson C. Rogers my grandson be allowed $500.00 whenever he becomes the age of 21 years or more. Now if the said Anderson C. Rogers should die before he arrives at the age of 21 years, then the amount that is given him to be divided between my heirs equally. It is my will and desire that my black girls Mandy and Margaret be sold at my death on a credit of twelve months to the highest and best bidder. It is my will and desire that my upper tract of land from the marked line on the top of the ridge running with the spur to the top of Clinch Mountain be sold on a twelve months’ credit to the highest bidder—supposed to be 200 acres more or less. It is my will and desire that my wife Catherine Rogers shall have the following named slaves, to wit: Silvey, Albert, William and Tom and their increase, during her natural lifetime or widowhood, and if she should marry, then the property is to be taken and sold on a credit of twelve months to the highest bidder to pay the debts then on hand, and the residue to be equally divided between my lawful heirs. Now, if there is not property enough sold to pay my debts in the amount that I have willed to be sold, and to pay the amount that is given in money, it is my will and desire that there should be a sufficient number of slaves sold to pay the amount that is due. I will to my wife Catherine Rogers one gray mare and colt. I furthermore will to my son Robert Rogers one sorrel colt. The balance of my stock to be sold and all other property except that my wife is entitled to by law to be sold on a twelve months’ credit to the highest bidder. My daughter Maria has a filly that she is entitled to by law. Peter Rogers, a man of color owes me $100.00, his part for prosecuting a suit where he was a party concerned, and it is my will that my Executors should collect the same and apply it to paying my debts and...;
I appoint my son A. L. Rogers and John A. Wilder my Exec’ s. In witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal This 24th day of March, 1858.;
Robert Rogers (seal)
Signed, sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator This 14th day of March, 1858.
Test: John Vaughan, William Faris
https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnhawkin/willind.htm

Catherine Starnes [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 1 May 1800 in TN. She died 5, 6 on 27 Sep 1887 in Hawkins co, TN and was buried 7, 8 in Methodist Cem; Rogersville, Hawkins co, TN. Catherine married 9 Robert Rogers ,Sr about 1822.

"It is my will -- that my wife Catherine Rogers shall have the following slaves, --: Silvey, Albert, William and Tom --- . --- one gray mare and colt." ;
from Will of Robert Rogers, Sr.

"Old Bess (possibly the slave, Betty, mentioned in Solomon Mitchell's will ) is living with Robert Rogers widow. ---. Old Bess has goood use of hir self * toddles about the neighbourhood but I have not saw hir in two years." ;
from letter written 26 Ap 1858; Richard H. Mitchell to brother Lewis Mitchell.

They had the following children:

  F i Mariah Rogers
  M ii William Rogers
  M iii John David Rogers
  M iv Pleasant L. Rogers
  M v Absolom Looney Rogers
  F vi Mary Rogers
  M vii Robert Rogers ,Jr.

Pleasant Begley 1 died 2 after Jul 1853. He married Manila Rogers.

Manila Rogers [Parents] 1 died 2 after Jul 1853. She married Pleasant Begley.

from "Will of George Rogers, Sr." ;
"Fourthly. I will and it is my will that my daughter Manila, wife of Pleasant Bigley, have one good feather bed and furniture."


Absolom Looney Rogers [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 1834. He died unknown. Absolom married 4 Lucinda Bray about 1859 in Hawkins co, TN.

"I give and bequeath to A.L. Rogers, my son, a tract of land No. 1 in District No. 2, containing 80 acres more of less." ;
from Will of Robert Rogers, Sr.

Lucinda Bray 1 died unknown. She married 2 Absolom Looney Rogers about 1859 in Hawkins co, TN.


Pleasant L. Rogers [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 1832. He died unknown. Pleasant married 4 Eliza A. Brown on 10 Apr 1859 in Hawkins co, TN.

"There is a note --- for $150.00, --- I think that is now in the hands of George Powel. This I give -- to Pleasant L. Rogers, my son. The same number of acres in district No. 2 in being a portion of the same lot."
from Will of Robert Rogers, Sr.

Eliza A. Brown 1 died unknown. She married 2 Pleasant L. Rogers on 10 Apr 1859 in Hawkins co, TN.


Robert Rogers ,Jr. [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 1 Nov 1840. He died 5, 6 on 6 Jun 1900 and was buried 7, 8 in Methodist Cem; Rogersville, Hawkins co, TN. Robert married 9 Sarah Starnes about 1870.

I give -- to my son Robert Rogers 120 acres more or less out of the old home. Same tract of land in District No. 2." ;
from Will of Robert Rogers, Sr.

Sarah Starnes [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 26 Jan 1844. She died unknown. Sarah married 3 Robert Rogers ,Jr. about 1870.


John Vaughan 1 was born 2 about 1803. He died unknown. John married 3 Mariah Rogers about 1845 in Hawkins co, TN.

She (Connie Crosby) thinks that Mariah's children kept the Rogers name
because possibly their father was Indian;
(from Linda Duke; E-mail dated, 8 Nov 2000)

Mariah Rogers [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 about 1824. She died unknown. Mariah married 5 John Vaughan about 1845 in Hawkins co, TN.

I give -- to Mariah Rogers my daughter being part of the same tract of land, fifty acres be the same more or less."
(from Will of Robert Rogers, Sr)

Also, written in will but not specifying as to whether it is this same daughter being referred to;
"---. The amount of the said credits to be paid to Mariah Rogers and her two children, to wit: ?? Rogers and Arthur Rogers."

She (Connie Crosby) thinks that Mariah's children kept the Rogers name
because possibly their father was Indian. She was married to John
Vaughn, 20 years her senior. Possibly the same John Vaughan who
witnessed her father's will. No one knows if he is the father of the
children. She is listed in the 1880 census as Mariah Vaughn (56) with
son Arthur Rogers (30);
from Linda Duke; e-mail dated, 8 Nov 2000.

There is also a Maria mentioned in will who might be the same person as Mariah; "My daughter Maria has a filly that she is entitled to by law." This is the only mention of Maria.

They had the following children:

  F i Minerva Rogers 1 was born 2 about 1845. She died unknown.

She (Connie Crosby) thinks that Mariah's children kept the Rogers name
because possibly their father was Indian;
from Linda Duke; e-mail dated, 8 Nov 2000.
  M ii Arthur Rogers

John David Rogers [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 1829. He died 4 on 26 Dec 1867 in Lawrence Co, IN. John married Emily Woody.

Other marriages:
Stipp, Elizabeth

"It is my will that my son John Rogers be allowed $1,200. out of the property sold at my sale, --" ;
from Will of Robert Rogers, Sr.

John & Emily (Woody) were married in Lawrence county, Indiana;
from report of Connie Crosby.

"Immigrated to Indiana: 1850; Was in Hawkins County, TN. census in spring of 1850, then in Indiana census in the fall of the same year." ;
"Prize mules and horses: 1850; Won Premiums at first Lawrence County Agricultural Fair.";
"Civil War: Bet. 1861 - 1865; Was a teamster for the Union Army of Indiana, 50th Regiment through entire war." ;
"Will: 1867, Lawrence co, IN; Will Book A, pgs 299 - 300."
from report of Connie Crosby

Emily Woody [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 14 Mar 1846 in Lawrence Co, IN. She died 3 on 24 Jan 1925 in Lawrence Co, IN. Emily married John David Rogers.

They had the following children:

  M i David Edward Rogers
  F ii Charlotte Rogers

John David Rogers [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 1829. He died 4 on 26 Dec 1867 in Lawrence Co, IN. John married Elizabeth Stipp.

Other marriages:
Woody, Emily

"It is my will that my son John Rogers be allowed $1,200. out of the property sold at my sale, --" ;
from Will of Robert Rogers, Sr.

John & Emily (Woody) were married in Lawrence county, Indiana;
from report of Connie Crosby.

"Immigrated to Indiana: 1850; Was in Hawkins County, TN. census in spring of 1850, then in Indiana census in the fall of the same year." ;
"Prize mules and horses: 1850; Won Premiums at first Lawrence County Agricultural Fair.";
"Civil War: Bet. 1861 - 1865; Was a teamster for the Union Army of Indiana, 50th Regiment through entire war." ;
"Will: 1867, Lawrence co, IN; Will Book A, pgs 299 - 300."
from report of Connie Crosby

Elizabeth Stipp 1 died unknown. She married John David Rogers.


John Starnes 1, 2 died unknown. He married Sally Jane Adams.

Sally Jane Adams 1, 2 died unknown. She married John Starnes.

I'm guessing that Jane Adams, mother of Sallie Starnes and Sally Adams, mother of Catherine Starnes, are the same person; both being married to John Starnes.

They had the following children:

  F i Sallie Starnes
  F ii Catherine Starnes

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