Jessie M. Rogers1

b. 1904
Father*Jesse A. Rogers1 b. 14 Mar 1880, d. 5 Oct 1961
Mother*Ora M. Leininger1 b. Dec 1885, d. 27 Oct 1914
Birth*1904Jessie M. Rogers was born about 1904 in Oklahoma.1
(Daughter) Census US 191011 May 1910Jessie was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 11 May 1910 in the household of her parents in Woodward, Woodward County, Oklahoma. She was 6 years old and had attended school within the census year.2
(Daughter) Death27 October 1914Jessie was about 10 years old when her mother died of typhoid on 27 October 1914 at age 28.3
(Daughter) Illness28 October 1914The day after her mother's death, the Wichita Beacon dated Wednesday, 28 October 1914, reported the tragic consequences of an open well located behind a neighbor's house. Our transcription of the newspaper's page 5 headline and story, with thanks to the kind contributors at Find A Grave for sharing, follows:

Open Well Causes Death by Means of Typhoid Fever


An open well back of 734 Boston is the cause, according to physicians, of the death of Mrs. Ora M. Rodgers, Tuesday afternoon, from typhoid -- and the serious illness of her three young children from the same disease. Mrs. Rogers and the children became ill about the same time. Death came to the mother at a hospital yesterday after a week of illness. In the same hospital are Jessie, an 11-year-old daughter, and Alfred Rodgers, 9 years old. The latter is believed to be recovering, but Jessie is in a critical condition. Neither know of the mother's death. At a neighbor's house, Floran, 2 years old, Mrs. Rodgers' youngest child, is ill from typhoid. His hands and feet are swollen from the effects of the disease. Mrs. Rodgers was the 27-year-old wife of Jesse A. Rodgers, a plasterer, who today is at the bedside of his oldest child in Wesley Hospital. Mr. Rodgers escaped illness.4
(Daughter) ResidenceThe Rogers family had lived at 723 Boston Avenue, Wichita, for three years, and happily, all three of the children survived the typhoid.4
(Daughter) Census US 19202 January 1920Jessie M. was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 in the household of her widowed father on East Waterman Street, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. She was 16 years old.1,5

Citations

  1. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse A. Rogers, Year: 1920; Census Place: Wichita Ward 1, Sedgwick, Kansas; Roll: T625_549; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 116. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jess A. and Ora M. Rogers, Year: 1910; Census Place: Woodward Ward 4, Woodward, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1276; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 0293; FHL microfilm: 1375289. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ora May (Leininger) Rodgers, Memorial# 33267782, reporting her birth date as December 1886. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ora May (Leininger) Rodgers, Memorial# 33267782.
  5. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Floran A. Rogers as a boarder in the household of Clarence Peters, Year: 1920; Census Place: Wichita Ward 1, Sedgwick, Kansas; Roll: T625_549; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 122.

John Rogers1

b. 11 December 1797, d. 7 October 1872
Birth*11 December 1797John Rogers was born on 11 December 1797 in Pendleton County, Virginia.1
Marriage*1820He married Malinda Wilson about 1820.2,1
Death*7 October 1872He died on 7 October 1872 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 741
Burial* and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback, Roane County, West Virginia.1

Family

Malinda Wilson b. 26 May 1801
Child1.Elizabeth Rogers+1,3 b. 22 May 1835, d. 1 Feb 1877

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Rogers, Memorial# 87167715. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Malinda “Mary” (Wilson) Rogers, Memorial# 87495306.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Rogers) Mollohan, Memorial# 152534074.

John G. Rogers1

b. 25 December 1818, d. 10 January 1887
Birth*25 December 1818John G. Rogers was born on 25 December 1818 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.1
Name VariationHis full name was John Gorin Rogers.1
Marriage*17 December 1844He married Arabella Elizabeth Crenshaw on 17 December 1844 in Barren County, Kentucky.2
OccupationHe was an attorney, and practiced for about 16 years during the 1840s and early 1850s in Glasgow, Barren County.1
(Attorney) Court Action10 February 1846John G. Rogers, who had been appointed Guardian of Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, two of the children of William Carver, deceased, and his wife, Charlotte Carver, was named as a defendant, along with Charlotte, her two children, and several other heirs of Charlotte's brother-in-law, Elisha Carver, deceased, in a lawsuit filed by Elisha's eldest daughter, Emily Jane, and her husband, Martin Wood.

Case# 1472 was filed on 10 February 1846 in the Circuit Court at Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, whereby Martin Wood and Emily Jane his wife, who had been married on 13 September 1845 by Henry Lee in Barren County, stated that Emily Jane was the daughter and one of the heirs of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that said Carver was possessed of a tract of land lying in Barren County on the waters of Peters Creek containing 280 acres, and that Carver at the time of his death had legal title to the land, and that he died intestate.

Elisha Carver left a widow, Louisa Carver, and the following children: Lucy Carver, since intermarried with James Carver, Elizabeth Carver, Marthy Ann Carver, James L. Carver, John Carver, Mary T. Carver, and Sarah F. Carver, who with Emily Jane (Carver) Wood, were his only children and legal representatives. The six last named, except Emily, being infants under 21 years of age.

Martin and Emily stated that the land was rapidly deteriorating in value, and would in a few years be seriously and irreparably damaged by exhausting the arable land, and cutting and destroying the timber.

They stated that the land could not be advantageously divided as the share of each of the heirs would be less than $100, and that it would be to the advantage of all to sell the land and divide the proceeds.

An amendment to the above bill stated that James Jameson, Sheriff of Barren County, was appointed by the Barron County court to administer the estate of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that H. P. Curd, Deputy Sheriff for Jameson, acted as Administrator. The Plaintiffs asked that Curd be made a Defendant to the suit, and made to state the amount of the estate that had come into his hands.

In another amendment dated 21 March 1846, the Complainants stated that they understood that Charlotte Carver or her children, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, had some claim, or pretended claim, on the estate of Elisha Carver, deceased. For the purpose of contesting all things in this suit, they asked the court to make them and John G. Rogers, who had been appointed Guardian of Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, defendants to their suit and any other bills therein, and that they answer.

Charlotte Carver’s response was filed on 26 June 1846, stating that Elisha Carver’s estate was indebted to her children, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, in the amount of $38 each, for a total of $76. Mr. Curd, representing Charlotte, explained the indebtedness. He stated that Charlotte was the Administratrix of her deceased husband, William Carver's, estate, and that Elisha Carver was her security. Elisha became uneasy, and by way of making him safe, she sold to him her dower interest in the tract of land on which her husband lived and died, for and in consideration of his assuming to pay to Susan (Carver) Woodcock, Joel Y. and Catherine Carver the sum of $38 each being the amount of their respective interests in the estate of William Carver, their father. Elisha Carver thereafter paid Susan Woodcock her $38, but never paid Joel Y. or Catherine their parts. Curd stated that Charlotte claimed nothing for herself out of the estate of Elisha Carver, just what he owed her children.

H. P. Curd's testimony was filed on 21 March 1845, in which he admitted that Elisha Carver departed his life intestate and that by an order of the court he, Curd, as deputy for James Jameson, Sheriff, was qualified to administer the estate, which he did. He sold the personal property, settled the debts, and had in his possession $59.55 belonging to the estate. He testified that Charlotte Carver or her children, Joel Y. and Catherine, were claiming a debt of said estate amounting to $76., which she was alleging was the amount of the balance of the price agreed to be paid by Elisha for the tract of land. Curd claimed to know nothing of his own knowledge of the justness of the claim, and stated that if the claim was justly due and owing that so much of said tract of land be ordered and decreed sold as would pay the balance of $76, first deducting the amount he had in his possession, and allowing him his reasonable costs in defending the suit, including an attorney’s fee.

Testimony by attorney John G. Rogers, representing James Carver and Lucy Carver his wife, was filed on 15 June 1846. They admitted that Emily Wood was a daughter of Elisha Carver, deceased, and that he died intestate, that the heirs and legal representatives listed in the suit were correct, and that Lucy was one of the heirs and a child of Elisha Carver, deceased.

They denied that it would be to their interest to have the said land sold and the proceeds divided. They thought it would be better, and desired, that the land should be divided between the heirs, and that their portions be allotted to them even if the rest were to be sold.

The testimony of John G. Rogers, then testifying on his own behalf, was filed on 24 June 1846. He stated he was the Guardian of Joel Y. and Catherine Carver, the children of Charlotte Carver, and essentially made the same statements to the court that Charlotte had made. That Charlotte Carver was the wife of William Carver, and that her children were Susan Woodcock, Joel Y., and Catherine Carver. In addition, he told of the arrangement between Charlotte and Elisha Carver regarding her selling Elisha her dower interest in the land, that Elisha had paid Susan, and doubtless would have paid Joel Y. and Catherine if he had lived. He said Elisha died a short time thereafter.

Four deeds were submitted to the court as evidence in the court case:

John and Elizabeth Carver his wife, deed dated August 1828, sold to Elisha Carver for $118, one tract of land containing 75 acres on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, it being part of the tract conveyed by Benjamin W. Clark and his wife unto John and William Carver.

Jesse Bewley and Mary his wife, deed dated 2 August 1831, sold to Elisha Carver for $100, one tract of land on Peters Creek in Barren County, Kentucky, being the tract of land whereon Carver then lived, and the appurtenances thereon.

Ann D. Shirley of the Borough of Norfolk, State of Virginia, by George M. Pryer, her attorney-in-fact, deed dated 17 August 1833, sold to Elisha Carver for $100, 200 acres of land situated on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, it being part of a 1,333 1/3-acre survey patented to the heirs of Robert Tompkins, deceased, by patent dated 1 March 1800.


Charlotte Carver, deed dated 20 November 1841, sold to Elisha Carver for $150, and relinquished all her right of dower, her interest in a certain tract of land on Peters Creek owned by her husband William Carver, to have and to hold during her life.

Alexander L. Devasher was deposed on 17 September 1846 and asked about the current condition of Elisha Carver’s land which was believed to be occupied at the time by James Carver, one of the defendants in the case. In response to questions, Devasher stated he lived about two miles from James Carver, who he thought lived on the land upon which Elisha Carver lived and died. He said there were two or three different surveys, but it was all the same tract, and he thought James Carver had lived on the land for about three years.

Devasher was asked if he knew of James Carver, the defendant, having cut a great deal of salable timber off the land and sold it, and if Devasher had or had not bought timber from James Carver which came off the land. His response was that Carver had cut a right smart amount, such as board timber, rail timber, etc., but didn’t know much about the property lines and didn’t know whether they came off Elisha Carver’s land or not. He didn’t know of any that had been sold, except what he had heard. He said he had bought some rails from him, but didn’t know whether they came off that land or not.

Asked whether James Carver owned any other land in that neighborhood off of which he could have gotten the board and rail timber etc. he had mentioned, Devasher said James Carver didn’t own any other land except his interest in Elisha Carver’s tract of land.

Asked whether he knew if that land had been much injured and was not worth near as much since James Carver first went upon it to live, Devasher responded that he knew the place had gone to rack, and was not in as good repair as when Elisha Carver died.

Asked whether he knew or did not know that the land was not so valuable now for timber as when James Carver went on it, Devasher stated that if all the timber that had been cut was on the land, it would not be so valuable, but he didn’t know if all the timber was from that land. He didn’t know where the property line was.

Asked if he knew or did not know that James Carver had taken down a house and hauled it to the woods and there permitted the logs to rot, Devasher said they hauled a house out, it was said for Tom Williams to live in, but he didn’t know who the head manager was or anything about it. The logs, he reconned, were lying there yet, and he didn’t know anything about them. He had not seen them since.

Asked if he had not recently contracted with James Carver for a parcel of rails which were either on the land or to be made from the land, Devasher said he and Carver had been talking about trading for some rails, which he reconned were on the land, but they had not traded yet.

Another neighbor, Benjamin Littrell, was also deposed on 17 September 1846. He was asked if he knew or did not know of James Carver, one of the defendants in the case, having cut a great deal of valuable timber off of the land on which he was then living and upon which Elisha Carver died. He responded that there had been a right smart cut there, but he didn’t know that he cut it all. He had heard it said that he cut it, but he never saw him at it. He didn’t know that there was a great deal of valuable timber. There was some board timber, and some for plank, and some for hogsheads, cut off.

Asked if he knew or did not know that the place was much less valuable now than when James Carver went upon it, Littrell responded that he would not give as much for it as it was right smartly out of repair.

Asked how much he would say, or if he knew, to what extent the place had been injured, he said he hardly knew but at a rough guess would suppose, taking everything into consideration, that it had been injured something like $100.

Asked if he would please state, if he knew, in what way James Carver had been living on the land. Had he paid rent for it or not? Littrell responded that he couldn’t tell. He understood that Carver was to pay rent the first year, but how they had managed since he didn’t know.

Asked if he had bought timber from James Carver, the defendant, which grew upon the land, or knew of him selling to any other person, Littrell said he had never bought any from him himself, but understood that he had sold some plank and hogshead timber, which was said to have come off the land.

Asked if he knew if Carver, the defendant, had ever paid any rent for the said land, he said no. I don’t know that he ever has.

Note: No legal resolution, judgment or disposition of the suit was found in the court's case documents, although several deeds have been found in the records of Barren County, Kentucky that indicate that some actions to benefit Elisha's minor children were ordered by the Circuit Court, and some other deeds were found regarding various sales of pieces of his property by his heirs.3,4
Occupation*1870He was elected Circuit Court Judge of Cook County, Illinois, in 1870.1
Death*10 January 1887He died on 10 January 1887 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 681
Burial* and was buried in Section P of Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago.1

Family

Arabella Elizabeth Crenshaw b. 16 Feb 1826, d. 9 Dec 1898

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Judge John Gorin Rogers, Memorial# 107538215. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Arabella Elizabeth “Belle” (Crenshaw) Rogers, Memorial# 107538641.
  3. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; Martin and Emily Jane (Carver) Wood vs. the Heirs of Elisha Carver, deceased, Equity Case# 1472, filed 10 February 1846, abstracted, five pages copied by Gladys B. Wilson in 1975 at the Barren County Court House, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 11 August 2009, viewed on 29 August 2021, online beginning at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/18383251/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  4. [S2249] Kentucky. Circuit Court (Barren County), Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931. Microfilm of originals in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index. FHL catalog warns that years are mixed and instructs to look up name in index, find bundle number, and look through bundle number until name is found: Film# 218713, Digital# 8685854, Case# 1472 filed 10 February 1846, Martin and Emily J. Wood vs. other heirs of Elisha Carver (1801-1842), image# 172-208 of 765; on 144 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Equity judgments with general index ca. 1813-1931 (Barren County, Kentucky Circuit Court).

John George Rogers1

b. 30 December 1922, d. 6 August 1996
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Joseph Bosler Rogers2,1 b. 28 Apr 1892, d. Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Louise Hagan3,1 b. 6 Apr 1894, d. 17 May 1988
Birth*30 December 1922John George Rogers was born on 30 December 1922.1
Name VariationHe was called Jack.4
Marriage*26 February 1944He married Doris Mae Heaton, daughter of Raymond Sickles Heaton and Emma Elsie Rose, on 26 February 1944.4
(Husband) Death28 September 1985John became a widower when Doris Mae (Heaton) Rogers died on 28 September 1985 at age 62.5
Death*6 August 1996He died on 6 August 1996 at age 731
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Doris Mae Heaton b. 2 Jul 1923, d. 28 Sep 1985

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John George Rogers, Memorial# 103125249. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Bosler Rogers, Memorial# 18262481.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Louise (Hagan) Rogers, Memorial# 18262580.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 657-661. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Doris Mae (Heaton) Rogers, Memorial# 103125225.

John T. Rogers1

b. 22 January 1814, d. 19 April 1881
Birth*22 January 1814John T. Rogers was born on 22 January 1814 in Edmonton, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.1,2
Name VariationHis full name was John Thomas Rogers.2
Marriage*29 October 1839He married Olivia Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Eliza Martz Reed, on 29 October 1839.3,2
(Grantee) Land Records11 December 1847 On 11 December 1847, John T. Rogers purchased land on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, from James and Lucy Carver for $200. The land was identified as having been in the possession of Lucy's father, Elisha Carver, at the time of his death, and the deed specified that the interest in the land intended to be sold was both the interest that had descended to Lucy from her father, as well as the interest sold to James by his brother-in-law, Martin Wood, and his wife, Emily Jane, who was Lucy's sister. The sale also included all of the interest James and Lucy might be entitled to in the Dower land of Louisa Carver, widow of Ellisha Carver and Lucy's stepmother, after Louisa's death. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture dated the 11th day of December 1847 is made and entered into between James Carver and Lucy Carver his wife of Barren County, Kentucky, of the first part and John T. Rogers of said county of the second part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of $200 in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the parties of the first part have bargained and sold and do by these presents bargain, sell, align and convey unto the said John T. Rogers and his heirs forever, all the right, title and interest that they have in a tract of land composed of three surveys which belonged to and was in the possession of Elisha Carver at the time of his death, and which lies adjoining the lands of John Lewis, Obadiah Britt and Samuel Whitney on Peters Creek in Barren County, Kentucky, together with all its appurtenances, to have and to hold unto the said Rogers and his heirs forever. The interest in said land hereby intended to be conveyed is the interest that descended to the said Lucy from her deceased father Elisha Carver and the interest in said land sold by Martin Wood and his wife Emily Jane, late Emily Jane Carver, to said James Carver and described in the deed from said Wood and wife to said James Carver. Also all the interest that the parties of the first part are or may be entitled in and to the Dower land of Louisa Carver, widow of said Elisha Carver, after the death of said Widow. To have and to hold said interests unto the said Rogers and his heirs forever from all claims whatever and the parties of the first part covenant to forever warrant a good and valid title to the same unto the said Rogers and his heirs forever, free from all claims whatever. In testimony where of the parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals this the day and year above written.

The signatures of both James Carver and Lucy Carver were sealed with their marks, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 11 December 1847.4
(Grantee) Land Records29 January 1849 On 29 January 1849, John T. Rogers of Barren County, Kentucky, purchased for $14, from Martin and Emily Jane (Carver) Wood, acting on behalf of Emily's deceased siblings, John Carver and Sarah Frances Carver, the interest they had in land that had been owned by their father, Elisha Carver, at the time of his death and on which Martin and Emily were then living. We note that the Wood surname was written as “Woods” throughout the document. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made and entered into this 29th day of January 1849 made and entered into by and between Martin Woods and his wife Emily J. Woods, late Emily J. Carver, of the one part, and John T. Rogers of the other part, all of Barren County and state of Kentucky. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of $14 to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have this day bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain, sell and convey to the said Rogers all the rights, title and interest that the said Woods and his wife have in and to a certain tract or tracts of land of which Elisha Carver died seized and on which the said Wood and wife now live, acquired or descended to the said Wood’s wife Emily J. by the death of Sarah Frances Carver and John Carver, children and heirs of E. Carver, deceased, and who have died since the death of said Carver, to have and to hold to the said Rogers and his heirs in fee simple forever. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year above written.

The signatures of both Martin Woods and Emily J. Woods were sealed with their marks, and the deed was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 13 December 1849.5
Land Records*September 1850The Circuit Court of Barren County, Kentucky, during the court's term in September 1850, in the case of James W. Gorin, Guardian for Elizabeth Carver, Martha Ann Carver, James L. Carver and Mary T. Carver, the minor children of Elisha Carver, deceased, against Louisa Carver, Elisha's widow, and John T. Rogers, defendants, found for the defendants. Gorin was directed by the Court to convey, on behalf of the children, their interest, exclusive of the widow's Dower, in the land in the Bill to John T. Rogers, purchaser under the decree. Our transcription of the directive's resulting conveyance of property follows:

This indenture witnesseth that, whereas the Barren Circuit Court at the September Term 1850 in the case of J. W. Gorin, Guardian for Elizabeth, Martha Ann, James L. and Mary T. Carver, against Louisa Carver and John T. Rogers, made an order directing James W. Gorin to convey the interest of said Elizabeth, Martha Ann, James L. and Mary T. Carver (exclusive of the widow’s Dower) in and to the land in the Bill and decree to John T. Rogers, purchaser under the decree aforesaid, for and on the part of the infant Wards aforesaid. Said land is described in a survey, that was filed in the case, that was made by James Scrivner on the 25th and 26th February 1848 as surveyed when the Dower of said Louisa Carver was assigned to her.

Beginning at two poplars on the south bank of Peters Creek and Corner to Samuel Whitney’s, thence with Whitney’s line S 47 W, S 50 W 40 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence S 12½ W (south) 27 poles to a beech on a branch, thence S 20½ W (S 18 W) to a large poplar, thence S 6 E 54 poles to two beeches and a poplar on a branch, thence up the branch S 55 W 54 poles to a poplar and beech, thence S 6 E 61 poles to a hickory and two beeches near a road, thence S 58½ E 50 poles to a hickory and two beech stumps in a clearing, thence N 81 E 176 poles to a small white oak, beech and dogwood on Graham’s line, thence N 23½ W 39 poles to a beech and sugar tree, N 53 E 27 poles to two beeches, N 20 E 26 poles to a black gum, N 77 W 48 poles to a small beech, N 31 W 78 poles to a stake above the head of a spring, N 37 W 42 poles to a sugar tree, corner to Obadiah Britt Jr. on the bank of the Creek, thence down the Creek with its meanderings to the beginning, containing 248 acres nearly.

The Dower is bounded as follows: Beginning at two poplars, corner of Samuel Whitney, on the bank of Peters Creek, thence S 57 W, 50 W 40 poles to a sugar tree and beech, S 12½ W (south) 27 poles to a beech on a branch, Whitney’s corner, thence S 48 ½ E 134 poles to a poplar, beech and ash on the hill side, S 60 E 84 poles to two beeches on a ridge and corner to the whole tract, N 20 E 56 poles to a black gum, N 77 W 44 poles to a small beech, N 31 W 78 poles to a beech (down) at the head of a spring, N 32 W 42 poles to a sugar tree, Britt’s corner, on the Creek, thence with the Creek to the beginning, containing 76 acres.

Now, in consideration of the premises, I James W. Gorin, Commissioner, do hereby on the part of said infants, convey their interests in the above-described land (exclusive of the widow’s Dower) to John T. Rogers and agree, on the part of said infants, forever to warrant and defend the title in the interest aforesaid to said bounds to said John T. Rogers his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or claims of all persons claiming under them, but this warrant is only to extend to the assets descended to said infants from their father.

The order was given under the hand and seal of James W. Gorin as Commissioner on the 9th day of October 1851, and was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 24 March 1852.6
(Witness to Will) Will16 January 1851John T. Rogers, John J. Curd and George M. Page signed as witnesses to the will of Micajah E. Wheeler dated 16 January 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky.7,8,9
(Witness to Will) Will15 October 1872John T. Rogers and John W. Britt signed as witnesses to the will of Britt's brother, Obadiah Britt Sr., prepared on 15 October 1872 in Barren County, Kentucky.10,11,12,13
Death*19 April 1881He died on 19 April 1881 in Edmonton, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, at age 672
Burial* and was buried in Rogers-Beauchamp Cemetery, Edmonton.2

Family

Olivia Lewis b. 28 Apr 1822, d. 18 Apr 1903

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John T. and Olivia Rogers, Year: 1870; Census Place: Rocky Hill, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 684A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Thomas Rogers, Memorial# 88219965. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Olivia (Lewis) Rogers, Memorial# 41510657.
  4. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Volume S, page 208, image# 430 of 601, James and Lucy Carver to John T. Rogers; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  5. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209729, Digital# 8402413, Volume T, pages 466-467, image# 249-250 of 579, Martin and Emily Jane (Carver) Wood (for Sarah Frances Carver, deceased, and John Carver, deceased) to John T. Rogers; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  6. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209729, Digital# 8402413, Volume U, pages 82-83, image# 340 of 579, result of resolution in Barren Circuit Court in September 1850 of the case of James W. Gorin, Guardian for minor Carver children, against Louisa Carver and John T. Rogers; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  7. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Micajah E Wheeler proved for probate on 17 February 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing Executor Bonds, 1848-1882, Barren County Court, Barren County, Kentucky, citing image# 44 of 274. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  8. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, typed abstract of the will of Micajah E Wheeler proved for probate during February Term 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing page 341, citing Barren County Court, Barren County Will Books, image# 282 of 320.
  9. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, will dated 16 January 1851 of M E Wheeler of Barren County, probated 17 February 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing Mixed Records, Vol 3-4, 1828-1884, Mixed Probate Records, 1799-1884, Kentucky. County Court (Barren County), Barren, Kentucky, citing the will of Micajah E. Wheeler, pages 341-342, image# 189-190 of 495.
  10. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, typed transcription of will dated 15 October 1872 of Obadiah Britt Sr. in Barren County, Kentucky, and proved on 19 October 1872, referencing Barren County Will Books, pages 185-186, digital images 57-58 of 320.
  11. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209724, Digital# 7899153, Book K, pages 118-119, image# 376 of 541; Obadiah Britt, grantee, from the estate of John P. Finnie, grantor, 485 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  12. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209725, Digital# 7899154, Book L, page 232, image# 123 of 584; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Joseph and Polly Huckabee, grantors, 105 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  13. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Book R, pages 408-409, image# 241-242 of 601; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Obadiah Britt Sr., grantor, 50 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.

Joseph Bosler Rogers1

b. 28 April 1892, d. December 1967
Birth*28 April 1892Joseph Bosler Rogers was born on 28 April 1892 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Mary Louise Hagan.2,1
Death*December 1967He died on December 1967 in Pennsylvania at age 751
Burial* and was buried in Plot T-1 609 of Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Montgomery County.1

Family

Mary Louise Hagan b. 6 Apr 1894, d. 17 May 1988
Child1.John George Rogers1,3 b. 30 Dec 1922, d. 6 Aug 1996

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Bosler Rogers, Memorial# 18262481. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Louise (Hagan) Rogers, Memorial# 18262580.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John George Rogers, Memorial# 103125249.

Josephine Rogers1

b. 16 March 1858, d. 12 June 1930
Father*Preston Rogers1
Mother*Sophia R. __?__1
Birth*16 March 1858Josephine Rogers was born on 16 March 1858.1
Marriage*14 March 1882She married John R. Williams, son of Samuel Williams and Margaret H. Love, on 14 March 1882 in Hardin County, Kentucky.1,2
(Wife) Death25 August 1888Josephine became a widow when John R. Williams died on 25 August 1888 at age 55.2
Death*12 June 1930She died on 12 June 1930 in Coles County, Illinois, at age 721
Burial* and was buried near her husband in Old Stone Church Cemetery, Star Mills, Hardin County, Kentucky.1,2

Family

John R. Williams b. 8 Jan 1833, d. 25 Aug 1888

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Josephine (Rogers) Williams, Memorial# 101208395. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John R Williams, Memorial# 101208038.

Julia Rogers1,2

b. 8 February 1824, d. 13 February 1891
Father*Thomas J. Rogers1 d. 1841
Mother*Mary Unites1 b. 1794
Birth*8 February 1824Julia Rogers was born on 8 February 1824 in Pennsylvania.1,3
Marriage*She married James Harrison Thomson.1,4,3,2
(Married Daughter) Census US 185027 July 1850Julia was enumerated with her husband and baby son on the 1850 census taken on 27 July 1850 in the household of her mother in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Julia was 24 years of age, and her husband, James Harrison Thomson, was 26 years of age and a hatter. Their son Harrison was one year old.1
Civil War (U.S.)*Julia's husband served with Company D of the 44th Pennsylvania Infantry Militia during the Civil War.5
(Wife) Death24 January 1864Julia became a widow when James Harrison Thomson died on 24 January 1864 at age 38.4
(Mother) Census US 18801 June 1880Julia B. was enumerated with her brother Thomas on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, Ella and Elmer R. Ayres, at 506 South Eleventh Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. She was 56 years of age and a widow.6
Pension*16 October 1890Julia filed for her widow's Civil War pension on 16 October 1890 in Julia B. (Rogers) Thomson.5
Residence*At the time of her death, Julia lived in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.7
Death*13 February 1891She died of Bright's disease on 13 February 1891 in Newtown at age 673,7
Burial*17 February 1891 and was buried on Tuesday, 17 February 1891, with her husband in Newtown Cemetery, Newtown.3,4,7

Family

James Harrison Thomson b. 3 Dec 1825, d. 24 Jan 1864
Children1.Harrison A. Thomson1 b. 4 Nov 1849, d. 3 Sep 1871
2.Ella Thomson+2 b. 9 Dec 1853, d. 17 Mar 1933

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mary Rogers, Philadelphia Pine Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 813; Page: 277a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Elmer R Ayres, age 25, son of Susan Ayres of Mechanicsburg, and Ella Thomson, age 24, daughter of Julia B. Thomson of 802 South 9th Street, on 24 January 1877 in the Roman Catholic Church of the Evangelist, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 228. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Julia B Thomson, Memorial# 55684474. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James H Thomson, Memorial# 55684754.
  5. [S1447] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, online at www.ancestry.com, pension index record for James H. Thomson, soldier in Company D, 44th Pennsylvania Militia Infantry, filed on 16 October 1890 in Pennsylvania, by his widow, Julia B Thomson. Hereinafter cited as Civil War Pension Index to Pension Files,1861-1934.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elmer R. and Ella Ayers, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1170; Page: 82A; Enumeration District: 120. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, records of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Newtown, Pennsylvania, burial of Mrs. Julia B Thomson of Newtown, age 67, born on about 1824, died 13 February 1891, burial on 17 February 1891 in Newtown Cemetery, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 195.

Martha Rogers1

Marriage*She married Joseph Bond.1

Family

Joseph Bond
Child1.John Bond1

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Noah Rogers1

b. 1806, d. October 1842
Birth*1806Noah Rogers was born about 1806 in Bath County, Virginia.1
Marriage*25 October 1830He married, as her first husband, Jane M. Perrine on 25 October 1830 in Nicholas County, Virginia.2,1
Death*October 1842He died in October 1842 in Braxton County, Virginia, at about age 361
Burial* and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback, Roane County, Virginia.1

Family

Jane M. Perrine b. 19 Mar 1809, d. 3 Feb 1883
Child1.Susan Hannah Rogers+1,3 b. 18 Mar 1832, d. 29 Mar 1916

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Noah Rogers, Memorial# 121083746. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane M (Perrine) Rogers Bail, Memorial# 239671710.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Hannah “Aunt Tudie” (Rogers) Perkins, Memorial# 243050874.

Preston Rogers1

Marriage*He married Sophia R. __?__.1

Family

Sophia R. __?__
Child1.Josephine Rogers1 b. 16 Mar 1858, d. 12 Jun 1930

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Josephine (Rogers) Williams, Memorial# 101208395. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Sam Rogers1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*7 December 1817He married Parmelia Heaton, daughter of John Heaton and Sarah Warden, on 7 December 1817.1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 167-168. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Samuel Rogers1

Marriage*16 June 1736He married Lydia Bass, daughter of Samuel Bass and Christian Turell, on 16 June 1736 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by the Reverend Joseph Sewall D.D.1

Family

Lydia Bass b. 24 Apr 1718

Citations

  1. [S180] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.

Susan Hannah Rogers1

b. 18 March 1832, d. 29 March 1916
Father*Noah Rogers2,1 b. 1806, d. Oct 1842
Mother*Jane M. Perrine3,1 b. 19 Mar 1809, d. 3 Feb 1883
Birth*18 March 1832Susan Hannah Rogers was born on 18 March 1832.1
Name VariationHer name was also spelled Susannah.4
Marriage*1851She married Isaac Lewis Perkins, son of Elias Perkins and Malinda __?__, about 1851.1,5
Census US 1860*3 August 1860Susan and Lewis Perkins were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 3 August 1860 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. Lewis was 30 years of age and a farmer, with a personal estate valued at $50, and Susan was 28 years of age. Their two sons, John and Lair, who were ages 7 and 4 years, respectively, were enumerated with their parents in 1860. In the next household on the same census page, William B. Young was enumerated with his widowed father.6,7
Census US 1870*10 August 1870Susannah and Isaac L. Perkins were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 10 August 1870 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Lincoln, Braxton County, West Virginia. Isaac was 36 years of age, farming, and had real estate valued at $300 and a personal estate valued at $150, and Susannah was 38 years of age and keeping house. Four children were enumerated with them in 1870. The ages of John R , Lair V., Arminta J. and William T. were reported as 19, 12, 6 and 5 years, respectively, and all were recorded as "at home."4
Census US 1880*1 June 1880Susan H. and Isaac L. Perkins were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. Isaac was 48 years of age and a farmer, and Susan was 48 years of age, and housekeeping. Their two youngest children were enumerated with them in 1880. Their daughter, Minta, was reported to be 21 years of age, although other records indicate she would have been about age 18, and their son, Willis, was recorded as 14 years old. Their two older sons, John R. Perkins and Lair V. Perkins, had married and were enumerated with their wives and children in 1880. John in Holly, Braxton County, and Lair in Otter, Braxton County.8
Death*29 March 1916She died on 29 March 1916 at her home in Little Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 841
Burial* and was buried in Aggie Perkins Cemetery, Chapel, Braxton County.1

Family

Isaac Lewis Perkins b. Apr 1832, d. 30 Mar 1917
Children1.John R. Perkins9 b. 15 Dec 1852, d. 14 Jul 1932
2.Lair V. Perkins10 b. 4 Aug 1855, d. 19 Feb 1897
3.Arminta J. Perkins4 b. 15 Dec 1861, d. 8 Jul 1907
4.William T. Perkins4 b. 15 Aug 1864, d. 2 Dec 1926

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Hannah “Aunt Tudie” (Rogers) Perkins, Memorial# 243050874. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Noah Rogers, Memorial# 121083746.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane M (Perrine) Rogers Bail, Memorial# 239671710.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac L. and Susannah Perkins, their surname transcribed as "Parkins" by Ancestry), Year: 1870; Census Place: Lincoln, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 430B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Lewis “Uncle Lewis” Perkins, Memorial# 243057291.
  6. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lewis and Susan Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 423; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Michael and Elizabeth Acerman, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 423; Family History Library Film: 805336.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac L. and Susan H. Perkins, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 466D; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John R. Perkins, Memorial# 70172736.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lair V Perkins, Memorial# 192901475.

Thomas J. Rogers1

b. 1828, d. 6 November 1891
Father*Thomas J. Rogers1 d. 1841
Mother*Mary Unites1 b. 1794
Birth*1828Thomas J. Rogers was born about 1828 in Pennsylvania.1
(Son) Census US 185027 July 1850Thomas J. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 27 July 1850 in the household of his mother in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was 22 years of age and a printer.1
(Uncle) Census US 18801 June 1880Thomas J. was enumerated with his sister Julia on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in the household of his sister's daughter and son-in-law, Ella and Elmer R. Ayres, at 506 South Eleventh Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Thomas was single, 52 years of age and a compositor.2
Death*6 November 1891He was probably the Thomas J. Rogers who died on 6 November 1891 at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, at the reported age of 673
Burial* and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia.3

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mary Rogers, Philadelphia Pine Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 813; Page: 277a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elmer R. and Ella Ayers, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1170; Page: 82A; Enumeration District: 120. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; records of W.W. Bringhurst, Philadelphia, Funeral Director, burial of Thomas J Rogers, age about 67, born about 1824, died 6 November 1891, consulting physician was the coroner, with removal from Jefferson Hospital on 9 November 1891, funeral at St. Stephen's Church, burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, online images 1220-1223 of 12,539. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.

Thomas J. Rogers1,2

d. 1841
Marriage*22 June 1811He may have been the correct husband, surname of Rogers, who married "our" Mary on 22 June 1811 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We've taken a major leap of faith to suspect that Mary's surname was "Unites" and that the Rogers she married was "Thomas J." . Mary had a son named Thomas J. Rogers, who may have been named after his father; and, although 1811 may have been early if their first child wasn't conceived until 1823, there may have been earlier children that were deceased or adults and on their own by the 1850 census.

We realize we may have jumped to totally erroneous conclusions, and welcome any and all corrections, ideas and information.1,2
Death*1841He may have been the Thomas Rogers who died in 18413
Burial*1 February 1841 and was buried on 1 February 1841 in Christ Episcopal Churchyard, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.3,4

Family

Mary Unites b. 1794
Children1.Julia Rogers+1 b. 8 Feb 1824, d. 13 Feb 1891
2.Thomas J. Rogers1 b. 1828, d. 6 Nov 1891
3.Anna Rogers1 b. 1830

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Mary Rogers, Philadelphia Pine Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 813; Page: 277a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Thomas J Rogers and Mary Unites on 22 June 1811 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at Board of Health Records, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  3. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, burial of Thomas Rogers on 1 February 1841 at Christ Episcopal Church, Brownsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 438.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Rogers, Memorial# 84713968. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Ralph Rohde1

Marriage*1 February 1906He married Minnie J. Fassler, daughter of Philipp J. Fassler and Louise J. Zipse, on 1 February 1906 in Aurelia, Cherokee County, Iowa.1

Family

Minnie J. Fassler b. 8 Feb 1884

Citations

  1. [S1508] Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Minnie J. Fassler and Ralph Rohde on 1 February 1906 in Aurelia, Cherokee, Iowa, citing FHL Film# 1035293, Reference ID: 2:3GTNKBD. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996.

Andrew Rolaback1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*He married Martha Heaton, daughter of Daniel Heaton and Martha __?__.1

Family

Martha Heaton

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 135-137, citing a letter from a great granddaughter of Daniel's, written to researcher Willis Heaton before 1900, naming Daniel's children. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Anna Mary Roles1,2

b. 15 December 1888
Birth*15 December 1888Anna Mary Roles was born on 15 December 1888 in Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota.1
Marriage*1915She married Trank Tongisch in 1915 in Douglas County, Nebraska.1,3,4
Census US 1920*14 January 1920Anna and Frank Tongisch were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 14 January 1920 at 959 Bannock Street, Denver, Denver County, Colorado. Trank, whose name was recorded as Frank by the census taker, was 33 years of age, had immigrated to the United States in 1910, been naturalized in 1919, and worked for wages as a laborer for a railroad. Anna was 31 years of age. They owned their house with a mortgage, and their two young daughters were enumerated with them in 1920. Irene was 3 years old and Mary was age one.5

Family

Trank Tongisch b. 11 Jun 1885
Children1.Irene Mary Tongisch1 b. 11 Apr 1916
2.Marion A. Tongisch1,2 b. 10 Aug 1918, d. 19 Aug 1966

Citations

  1. [S2442] Colorado, U.S., State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990, online at www.ancestry.com, naturalization of Trank Tongisch of 959 Bannock, Denver, Colorado, age 27, freight handler for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, born on 11 June 1885 in Mosontarcsa, Hungary, emigrated to the United States from Bremen, Germany on or about 18 March 1910 and arrived at the Port of New York on 30 March 1910 on the vessel Nekar of the Lloyd Line in second class at which time height was 5'9", complexion light, with brown hair and blue eyes, occupation was laborer, destined for Omaha, Nebraska, accompanied by no one and destined for Joe Kriegler; declared intention to become U.S. citizen on 12 December 1912 at Madison, Minnesota District Court of Lac Qui Parle County; married to Anna Mary Tongisch, born on 15 December 1888 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA, now resides at 959 Bannock, Denver, Colorado, two children, Irene Mary, born 11 April 1916 in Denver, Colorado, and Mary Anna, born 10 August 1918 in Denver, Colorado, both now reside at 959 Bannock, Denver; owe allegiance now to USA, lived continuously in US since 30 March 1910 and in the state of Colorado since 28 June 1916 and have not heretofore made petition for United States citizenship; Naturalization granted in Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA, relation to the head of the household, Head, spouse, Anna Mary Tongisch, children, Irene Mary Tongisch and Mary Anna Tongisch, citing Naturalization Case Files, No 6815-6954, Mar-Apr 1919, referencing National Archives at Denver; Broomfield, Colorado; Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009; ARC Title: Naturalization Case Files, 1883 - 1922; NAI Number: 719533; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: 21. Hereinafter cited as Colorado, U.S., State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990.
  2. [S112] California, U.S., Death Index, 1940-1997, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Marian A Conger, mother's maiden name Roles, born on 10 August 1918 and died on 19 August 1966 in Los Angeles County. Hereinafter cited as California, U.S., Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. [S2369] Nebraska, U.S., Index to Marriages, 1909-1955, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Frank Tongisch in 1915 in Douglas County, Nebraska, USA, citing Certificate# 3423, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Lincoln, Nebraska; Surname Range: Tahn-Tyre. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Index to Marriages, 1909-1955.
  4. [S2369] Nebraska, U.S., Index to Marriages, 1909-1955, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Anna M Roles in 1915 in Douglas County, Nebraska, USA, citing Certificate# 3423, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Lincoln, Nebraska; Surname Range: Boll-Tral.
  5. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Frank and Anna Tongisch, Year: 1920; Census Place: Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T625_162; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 258. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.

Jacob B. Roller1

b. 24 October 1793, d. 25 December 1890
Birth*24 October 1793Jacob B. Roller was born on 24 October 1793 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Margaret Gilbert.2,1
(Husband) Death24 December 1873Jacob became a widower when Margaret (Gilbert) Roller died on 24 December 1873 at age 64.2
Death*25 December 1890He died on 25 December 1890 in Columbiana County, Ohio, at age 971
Burial* and was buried in Washingtonville Cemetery, Washingtonville, Mahoning County, Ohio.1

Family

Margaret Gilbert b. 3 Sep 1809, d. 24 Dec 1873
Child1.Samuel J. Roller1,3 b. 15 Oct 1837, d. 14 Apr 1896

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob B. Roller, Memorial# 38142753. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret (Gilbert) Roller, Memorial# 38142757.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Jacob Roller, Memorial# 117327878.

Samuel J. Roller1,2

b. 15 October 1837, d. 14 April 1896
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Jacob B. Roller3,4 b. 24 Oct 1793, d. 25 Dec 1890
Mother*Margaret Gilbert5,4 b. 3 Sep 1809, d. 24 Dec 1873
Birth*15 October 1837Samuel J. Roller was born on 15 October 1837 in Washingtonville, Columbiana County, Ohio.4
Name VariationHis full name was Samuel Jacob Roller.4
Marriage*12 September 1861He married, as her first husband, Caroline Heaton, daughter of Jesse Heaton and Rachel Paul, on 12 September 1861 in Columbiana County.1,2
Death*14 April 1896He died on 14 April 1896 in Hanoverton, Columbiana County, at age 584
Burial* and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Salem, Columbiana County.4

Family

Caroline Heaton b. 20 Dec 1840, d. 15 May 1911

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 666-667. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Caroline Heaton and Samuel J. Roller on 12 September 1861 in Columbiana County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000927767. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob B. Roller, Memorial# 38142753. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Jacob Roller, Memorial# 117327878.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret (Gilbert) Roller, Memorial# 38142757.

Honorable Ichabod Rollins1

Marriage*1792He married as her second husband Margaret (Colton) Frost in 1792.1

Family

Margaret Colton d. 5 Jul 1813

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), pages 6 and 15-16. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

George Ronemus1,2

b. 12 February 1824, d. 27 October 1915
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*12 February 1824George Ronemus was born on 12 February 1824 in Virginia.1,3
Marriage*27 September 1860He married Margaret Heaton, daughter of William H. Heaton and Hannah L. Campbell, on 27 September 1860 in Clark County, Ohio.1,2,4
Occupation*He was a tailor in London, Madison County, Ohio.3
Census US 1880*June 1880Margaret and George Ronemus appeared on the 1880 census taken in June 1880 in London, Madison County, Ohio. George was 54 years of age and a tailor, and Margaret was 39. Living with the couple in the household were their 8 children and Margaret's mother.5
Death*27 October 1915He died on 27 October 1915 at age 911
Burial* and was buried in Kirkwood Cemetery, London, Madison County, Ohio.1

Family

Margaret Heaton b. 6 Oct 1840, d. 28 Jun 1922

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George Ronemus Sr., Memorial# 45004528. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 363-364. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George and Maggie Ronemus (transcribed as "Ronemous", London, Madison, Ohio; Roll: M593_1238; Page: 760A; Family History Library Film: 552737. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Jane (Heaton) Ronemus, Memorial# 45004627.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George and Margaret Ronemus (transcribed as "Roummor", London, Madison, Ohio; Roll: 1044; Family History Film: 1255044; Page: 255A; Enumeration District: 061. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Roper1

d. 26 December 1680
Marriage*18 April 1669She married James Mackenab on 18 April 1669 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Death*26 December 1680She died on 26 December 1680 in Dedham.3

Family

James Mackenab d. 16 Feb 1712/13
Children1.Mary Mackenab4 b. 10 Apr 1671
2.Alice Mackenab5 b. 5 Oct 1675
3.John Mackenab+1 b. 23 Oct 1678, d. 8 Dec 1751

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 16. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 11.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 15.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 12.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 14.

Albert Patrick Rorke1

b. 25 June 1882, d. 22 August 1955
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Michael Rorke1 b. 10 Jan 1857, d. 7 Feb 1917
Mother*Mary Ellen Dillon1 b. 1858, d. 25 Sep 1942
Birth*25 June 1882Albert Patrick Rorke was born on 25 June 1882 at Frenchbrook, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 19011901Albert was enumerated on the 1901 census taken as of the night of 1901 in the household of his parents on Lissadorn, County Roscommon, Ireland. He was 18 years old and his occupation was recorded as "grazier's son". He could read and write and spoke both English and Irish.2
Emigration*8 June 1908His name appeared as Albert P. Rourke on the passenger manifest when he emigrated from Southampton, Hampshire, England, on 8 June 1908. He was single, 25 years of age and a farmer. The name and address of his nearest relative in the country he had come from was recorded as his mother, Mrs. M. "Rourke", Lissadorn, Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland.3
Immigration*13 June 1908He arrived at Ellis Island, New York City, New York, aboard the ship Saint Louis on 13 June 1908. His final destination was recorded as New York and he named his contact person there as his uncle, James Rorke who was living at 136 East 26th Street in New York City, having immigrated 8 years earlier.4
Description*August 1908He described himself as 5 feet 11 inches tall weighing 220 pounds with a ruddy complexion and gray hair and eyes and no visible distinctive marks in August 1908.5
Declaration - Intent*5 August 1908 On 5 August 1908 Albert Patrick O'Rourke swore his Declaration of Intent "to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein." His address at the time was 3511 Warren Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He stated he was 26 years of age and a grocer clerk, that he had been born in Frenchbrook, Ireland on 25 June 1882, that he had immigrated to the United States of America from Ireland via Southampton on the SS St. Louis. He stated that his last foreign residence was Lissadorn, Ireland, and that he had arrived at the Port of New York on or about 13 June 1908.5
Naturalization*16 April 1914He lived at 37 North Edgewood Street, Philadelphia, on 16 April 1914 when his Petition for Naturalization was granted and he became a citizen of the United States. He was not married, his occupation was clerk, and he had inadvertently given his date of birth as 25 June 1883.5
Draft Registration12 September 1918He completed his World War I Draft Registration Card as Albert Patrick O'Rourke on 12 September 1918 in Philadelphia. His home address was reported as 230 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, his date of birth as 25 June 1882, his age as 36, and his nearest relative as his mother, Mary Ellen O'Rourke, Beach Lawn, Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland. He was employed by the City of Philadelphia as a policeman at 3216 Woodland Avenue.6
DescriptionSeptember 1918He was described as tall and stout with gray eyes and gray hair by the draft board registrar in September 1918 in Philadelphia.6
(Lodger) Census US 19206 January 1920Albert was enumerated as a lodger on the 1920 census taken on 6 January 1920 in the household of Catherine Croghan at 230 South 40th Street, Ward 27, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was 38 years of age and worked as a patrolman for the city of Phladelphia.7
Census US 1930*3 May 1930Albert appeared as a lodger on the 1930 census taken on 3 May 1930 in the household of Margaret Beaman in Ward 27, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Margaret was 42 years of age and owned her home which was valued at $8,200. Her sister Catherine lived in the home as did seven lodgers. Albert was single, 48 years of age and a policeman for the city of Philadelphia. His year of immigration was recorded as 1908 and he had been naturalized. One of the other lodgers in the home was Michael O'Rourke, who was single and 45 years of age. His occupation was recorded as cashier in a bank, although he was not employed. His year of immigration was recorded as 1929 and he had obtained his first papers to be naturalized. We're thinking that Michael may have been Albert's brother Michael O'Rourke because his age and occupation fit.8,9
Occupation*He was a police officer for the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.10
Census US 1940*1940Albert was enumerated on the 1940 census at 3946 Market Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was single, 57 years of age and rented his house for $25 per month. He had lived in the same place in 1935 and had completed 3 years of college. His occupation was police officer, although he was not working.10
DescriptionApril 1942He was described in April 1942 as 5' 9" tall and weighing 150 pounds, with a light complexion, blue eyes and blonde hair.11
Draft Registration*27 April 1942He completed his World War II Draft Registration Card as Albert Patrick Orourke on 27 April 1942 in Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. His home address was reported as 3946 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 59 years of age and a retired pensioner of the Philadelphia Police Department.11
Illness*27 August 1946He was admitted as Albert P. O'Rourke to Philadelphia State Hospital, Philadelphia, about 27 August 1946 for treatment of manic depressive psychosis.12
Death*22 August 1955He died on 22 August 1955 at Philadelphia State Hospital at age 73. An autopsy was performed and determined that carcinoma of the prostate, for the duration of 2 ½ months, was the cause of his death and that his manic depressive psychosis was a contributing factor, but not related to the disease or condition directly causing his death.12
Burial*24 August 1955He was buried on 24 August 1955 in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.12

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 22 August 1882 of the birth of Albert Patrick Rorke, son of Michael Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 25 July 1882 in Frenchbrook, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Michael and Mary Rorke, House#5 in Lissadorn, Creeve, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1791] New York, U.S. Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957, online at www.ancestry.com, Albert P. Rourke, citing the National Archives, Washington D.C., Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 1112; Line: 1; Page Number: 34, 1908 arrival, New York, New York. Hereinafter cited as New York, U.S. Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957.
  4. [S1792] New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, Albert P. Rourke, citing Roll 1112, Volumes 2441-2442, 12 Jun 1908. Hereinafter cited as New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924.
  5. [S1813] Pennsylvania, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1795-1931, online at www.ancestry.com, Albert Patrick O'Rourke, declaration date 16 April 1914, citing National Archives; Washington, D.C.; Record Group Title: M1522. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1795-1931.
  6. [S223] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, Albert Patrick O'Rourke, transcribed as "Orourke", born 25 June 1882, mother Mary Ellen O'Rourke. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  7. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Catherin" Croghan, Philadelphia Ward 27, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1631; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 872, street transcribed as "Walnut" and was actually "South 40th". Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Albert O'Rourke (transcribed as "Orouke" by Ancestry), Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 30A; Enumeration District: 0416; FHL microfilm: 2341846. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Michael O'Rourke (transcribed as "Orouke" by Ancestry), Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 30A; Enumeration District: 0416; FHL microfilm: 2341846.
  10. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Albert O'Rourke, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03712; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 51-808. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S1819] United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, Albert Patrick Orourke, born 25 June 1882 in Ireland, residence place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  12. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, certificate# 73750, Albert P. O'Rourke, died on 22 August 1955 at Philadelphia State Hospital. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.

Anna Maria Rorke1

b. 5 August 1885
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*James Rorke1 b. 20 Mar 1864, d. 7 Jan 1920
Mother*Annie White1 b. 1859, d. 8 Aug 1894
Birth*5 August 1885Anna Maria Rorke was born on 5 August 1885 in Tulsk, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Death8 August 1894Annie's mother died on 8 August 1894 at age 35, leaving her husband a widower with 6 young children. Annie was 9 years old.2
(Daughter) Life Changing EventLife changed dramatically for the Rorke family after the death of the children's mother. Their father James would immigrate to America without any of his children within two years, probably leaving at least the younger of the children with various relatives. Annie, then about age 13, was sent to a convent boarding school in Limerick County and became Annie O'Rourke. Her brothers, Timothy, Michael, James, Patrick and Joseph, were also scattered about Ireland. The three oldest, Timothy, Michael and James, who were ages 8, 6 and 5, respectively, when their father left Ireland, would be sent to an industrial boarding school in County Galway. We have yet to find Patrick in the 1901 census, and don't know where he spent his youngest years. Joseph, who was about 2 years old when their father left Ireland, lived with his aunt and uncle Margaret and Owen Farmer.3,4
Census Ireland 1901*1901She appeared as Annie O'Rourke on the 1901 census at St. Catherine's Convent and Sisters of Mercy Boarding School, Knockane, County Limerick, Ireland. She was a pupil, 15 years old and had been born in County Roscommon. Janie O'Rourke, age 14, who had also been born in County Roscommon, was a pupil and enumerated there as well that year. We wonder who she was and if the two young ladies were related.4
Census Ireland 1911*1911Annie had become a Sister of Mercy nun when she was enumerated on the 1911 census in St. Mary's Convent, Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland. She was 26 years of age and the only sister listed who had been born in County Roscommon.3

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 12 August 1885 of the birth of Anna Maria Rorke, daughter of James Rorke, a shopkeeper, and Annie Kelly (her former married name, not her maiden name), born on 5 August 1885 in Tulsk, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death registration on 11 August 1894 of the uncertified death of Anne Rorke, age 35, a shopkeeper's wife, of Tulsk, County Roscommon who died on 8 August 1894 at Tulsk of peritonitis for 2 days, her widower, James Rorke, present at her death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, St. Mary's Convent, Sisters of Mercy, house# 15 in Convent Street, Limerick No. 2 Urban, County Limerick, viewed online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Limerick/…, Annie O'Rourke, Sister of Mercy, age 26, born County Roscommon, page 4. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  4. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, St. Catherine's Convent Boarding School, house# 1.2 in Knockane, Newcastle, County Limerick, viewed online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Limerick/…, Annie O'Rourke, age 15, born County Roscommon, pupil. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.

Douglas Joseph Rorke1

b. 28 June 1891, d. 15 June 1961
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Michael Rorke1 b. 10 Jan 1857, d. 7 Feb 1917
Mother*Mary Ellen Dillon1 b. 1858, d. 25 Sep 1942
Birth*28 June 1891Douglas Joseph Rorke was born on 28 June 1891 in Lissadorn, County Roscommon, Ireland. His mother's brother, Thomas Gerald Dillon of Hollywell, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Roscommon was present at his birth, possibly as a doctor, and was the registration informant.1
(Son) Census Ireland 19011901Douglas was enumerated on the 1901 census taken as of the night of 1901 in the household of his parents on Lissadorn, County Roscommon. He was recorded as 8 years old, and his occupation was "scholar". He could read and write, and spoke both English and Irish.2
(Son) Census Ireland 19111911He appeared on the 1911 census as Douglas O'Rorke in the household of his mother in Lissadorn, County Roscommon. He was recorded as 18 years of age and a grazier.3
Marriage*11 April 1923He married Aileen Falvey, daughter of Charles Habbert Falvey and Margaret Ellen Fallon, on 11 April 1923 in the Roman Catholic Church of Ardara, County Donegal. Douglas was 31 years of age and working as a banker and Aileen was 17. Signing as witnesses to their marriage were John Charles O'Rorke, brother of Douglas, and Moira Falvey.4
Occupation*1923Douglas was a banker in 1923 in Ardara, County Donegal.4
Residence*Evidence indicates that Aileen and Douglas O'Rorke divided their time, living both in County Donegal, Ireland and London, England.5,6,7,8,9
Death*15 June 1961He died on 15 June 1961 in Meath Hospital, Dublin, at age 69.8
Probate*7 December 1961Probate on his estate in England was granted on 7 December 1961 in London to his younger brother, John Charles O'Rorke, who was a retired bank official. His effects in England were valued at £909 13s. 3d.8

Family

Aileen Falvey b. 1 Apr 1906, d. 22 Feb 1987

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 17 September 1891 of the birth of Douglas Joseph Rorke, son of Michael Rorke, a gentleman farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 28 June 1891 in Lissadorn, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Michael and Mary Rorke, House#5 in Lissadorn, Creeve, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Mary O'Rorke, House# 1 in Lissadorn, Creeve, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Douglas Joseph O' Rorke, full age, bachelor, banker of Ardara, County Donegal, son of Michael O'Rorke, farmer, and Aileen Falvey, age 17, a spinster of Ardara, County Donegal, daughter of Charles Falvey, medical doctor, on 11 April 1923 at the Roman Catholic Church of Ardara, and witnessed by John Charles O'Rorke and Moira Falvey, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  5. [S1528] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, O'Rorke, Aileen or Connolly, Aileen of 37 Rodenhurst Road, London SW4, died 22 February 1987, probate in London 28 September 1987, £206,737, #8751131898W. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations).
  6. [S1531] England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Aileen O'Rorke, death age 80, birth date 1 April 1906, death registration date February 1987, Registration District Lambeth, county inferred Greater London, Volume 14, page 407. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales Death Index, 1916-2007.
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death registration on 31 March 1947 of the certified death of Charles Habbert Falvey, widower, age 67, medical doctor, of Woodhill, Ardara, County Donegal who died at home on 23 March 1947 of myocardial degeneration erysipelas of 6 months and pneumonia of 3 days, with his daughter Aileen O'Rorke present at his death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  8. [S1528] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), online at www.ancestry.com, O'Rorke, Douglas Joseph of the National Hotel, Donegal, County Donegal, died 15 June 1961 at the Meath Hospital, Dublin. Probate London 7 December 1961 to John Charles O'Rorke, retired bank official. Effects £909 13s. 3d. in England.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Aileen "O'Rourke", Memorial# 169275033. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Eleanor Rorke1

b. 25 October 1855, d. 7 September 1898
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Thady Rorke1 b. 1830, d. 28 Apr 1880
Mother*Eleanor Boyd1 b. 1831, d. 1 Mar 1858
Birth*25 October 1855Eleanor Rorke was born on 25 October 1855 in Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Death1 March 1858Eleanor was 2 years old when her mother died on 1 March 1858 at about age 27. Her father was left a widower with five young children all under the age of 6.1
(Daughter) Marriage7 February 1861Her father married a second time to Maria Forde on 7 February 1861 when Eleanor was 6 years old.2,3
Religion*She was a Nun, and called Ellen, at St. Patrick's Convent of Mercy, Sligo, County Sligo,4
Death*7 September 1898 and died there of phthisis of 12 months duration on 7 September 1898 at age 42.1,4

Citations

  1. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."
  2. [S1775] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, transcription details for the marriage of Thadeum Roark and Mariam Forde on 7 February 1861 in Croghan, Killukin (Boyle Barony), Roscommon, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898.
  3. [S1789] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 2", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); reporting the date of their marriage as 9 February 1861. Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 2."
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death registration on 27 October 1898 of the certified death of Ellen Rorke, spinster, age 42, nun of Mercy Convent, Sligo, County Sligo, who died there on 7 September 1898 of phthisis of 12 months, with Margaret Murphy, occupier, present at her death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Helena Mary Rorke1

b. 18 July 1883
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Michael Rorke1 b. 10 Jan 1857, d. 7 Feb 1917
Mother*Mary Ellen Dillon1 b. 1858, d. 25 Sep 1942
Birth*18 July 1883Helena Mary Rorke was born on 18 July 1883 at Frenchbrook, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Great Granddaughter) Will28 January 1895Flossie was named in the will of her great grandfather, Patrick Trears, dated 28 January 1895 in Ballymoe, County Galway. The Tuam District Registry's copy was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling or punctuation that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway Farmer, being at present of sound mind, and memory, and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments made by me.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my fee simple estate which I hold in my possession in Corrastoony Beg in the County Roscommon on conditions that she will send Flossie Rorke, my dear little child who is living with me at present, to a convent school and give her a good education, and on leaving school I would be very well pleased if she took her to live with herself. Corrastoony Beg is held by six tenants who are supposed to pay their rents in May and November in each year. I also authorize and empower my daughter to leave said land to her son Thomas G. Dillon M.D. on her demise.

I also will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia, and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, my house and premises at Ballymoe, and all furniture therein, i.e., the house I live in at present. I also bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon the dividend on forty-two shares, which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., none of these to be sold during her lifetime. After my daughter’s death those forty-two shares to be divided on my grandchildren and Flossie Rorke share alike.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my wagonette, and harness, one horse, one cow, i.e., the white one.

I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, six shares, which I hold in the London and Westminster Bank Ltd. I also will, and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon twenty shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd. I also will and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon five shares which I hold in the London Joint Stock Bank which I hold.

I will, and bequeath unto Elena Mary Flossie Rorke fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., said shares not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one, the dividend to be lodged in the Post Office Savings Bank, by the executors named in this will. I also will, and bequeath unto M. Flossie Rorke one share which I hold in the Midland Great Western Railway, its present price is £135, this share not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one and then only with the consent of her parents, and executors named in my will.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Richard Dillon fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., those fifteen shares not to be sold without the consent of the executors named below, the dividend on said shares to be paid (to) said Richard Dillon, as it falls due.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D. five shares that I hold in the London and County Bank Ltd.

I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears the lands of Ballaghamurray (which I purchased under Lord Ashbourne) for his life’s use only. After his death, I will, and bequeath said lands of Ballaghamurray to my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D., and after the latter’s to his brother Richard if at home, if not to the next heir, this farm not to be sold.

I also will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank.

I will and bequeath unto Mary my servant girl ten (10) pounds for her long and faithful servitude.

I will and bequeath twenty pounds for masses for the happy repose of my poor soul, that God may have mercy on me. I will unto the Reverend Father Coogan five pounds for masses for the happy repose of the souls of myself and my wife Mary, that God may have mercy on us both, Amen. I also will five pounds to Father Coogan for masses for the happy repose of the souls of my father, mother and sister, that God may have mercy on them.

The shares which I hold, ten (10) in number, in the London Joint Stock Bank I order to be sold, and all expenses for masses and burial, together with whatever debts I owe to be defrayed out of proceeds of said shares.

I will any surplus which may remain from proceeds of above shares, after expenses being paid, and also any money which may be to my credit in National Bank Ltd. Castlerea to my daughter Bedelia Dillon and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, to be divided equally.

I appoint Mr. James Hurley, Clerk of Petty Sessions, Corlack(an), Ballymoe and Mr. T.G. Dillon M.D., Castlecoote, County Roscommon Executors to this my last will and testament. The will was signed by Patrick Trears

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us and in presence of each of us and of each other, and we subscribe our names as witnesses, at the request of the testator this twenty-eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the witnesses signed, James Hurley, Corlack(an), Ballymoe, County Galway, farmer and Clerk of Petty Sessions, and Cornelius Conneffe, R.I. Constabulary, Ballymoe. Then: “I certify that the foregoing has been compared and is a correct copy of the original will lodged here” and the certification signed by the Tuam District Registry.2
Name VariationShe was called Flossie.2
(Niece) Census Ireland 19011901Florence appeared on the 1901 census in the household of Thomas Trears, brother of her aunt, Bedelia Dillon, in Ballymoe, County Galway, Ireland. Her aunt Delia and cousin Kate were also living with Delia's brother and he considered Florence his niece as well. She was 17 years old and a scholar.3
(Niece) Census Ireland 19111911Florence appeared on the 1911 census in the household of her aunt, Bedelia Dillon, and her aunt's brother, Thomas Trears, in Ballymoe, County Galway. She was 25 years of age and single.4
Residence*September 1942Flossie and her mother were living together in September 1942 at 70 Tritonville Road, Sandymount, Dublin.5
(Daughter) Death25 September 1942Flossie, who was recorded as Florence O'Rorke and lived at the same address on Tritonville Road as her mother, was present at her mother's death on 25 September 1942 at 66 Waterloo Road, Dublin.5

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 9 August 1883 of the birth of Helena Mary Rorke, daughter of Michael Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 18 July 1883 in Frenchbrook, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Patrick Trears dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway and proved on 1 March 1900, pages 1 and 2 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record and page 3 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  3. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Trears, House# 27 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  4. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Trears, House# 9 in Ballymoe Town. Ballymoe, County Galway, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  5. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death registration on 5 October 1942 of the certified death of Mary O' Rorke, age 86, a widow of 70 Tritonville Road, Sandymount who died suddenly on 25 September at 66 Waterloo Road, Dublin of heart failure, Florence O'Rorke also of 70 Tritonville Road, Sandymount was present at her death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Helena Mary Rorke1

b. 3 January 1875, d. 12 August 1880
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Timothy Rorke1 b. Apr 1853, d. 22 Sep 1925
Mother*Anne McDermott1 b. 1848, d. 24 Oct 1921
Birth*3 January 1875Helena Mary Rorke was born on 3 January 1875 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, Ireland,1
Death*12 August 1880 and died at age 5 on 12 August 1880 at Rathcave of croup of three days duraton.2
Burial*She was buried in Tulsk Cemetery, County Roscommon.3
(Daughter) Gravestone MemorialHelena's father erected a memorial in Tulsk Cemetery "in fond remembrance of his dear child" Helena Mary Rorke who died at the age of 5 years, 7 months. The memorial stone also recorded the deaths of her father Timothy, himself, and her mother Annie Rorke. A photo of the memorial, with many thanks to Michael Kearney, is available at the camera icon.3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 12 March 1875 of the birth of Helena Mary Rorke, daughter of Timothy Rorke, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, born on 3 January 1875 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death registration on 16 September 1880 of the certified death of Helena Mary Rorke, age 6, a farmer's daughter, of Rathcave, County Roscommon who died on 12 August 1880 at Rathcave of croup for 3 days, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Helena Mary Rorke, Memorial# 119981988, her memorial stone reporting her date of death as 13 August 1880. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Annie Rorke, Memorial# 119982069, reporting her date of death as 25 October 1921.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Timothy Rorke, Memorial# 119982020.