ELIAS ROGERS, farmer, P. O. Venango, was born December 25, 1823, in Chautauqua County, N. Y. His parents, Aretus and Elois ROGERS, left that county, and after living some years near Albion, Erie Co., Penn., finally settled in Cussewago Township, this county, in 1837. They lived the lives of upright pioneers, and died here leaving four children: Mrs. Eliza Cole, Mrs. Jane Wing, Elias, and Mrs. Mahala Hotchkiss (deceased). Our subject married Miss Catherine Siverling March 23, 1844. She is a daughter of the pioneer John Siverling, a native of Venango Township. Since their marriage, our subject and wife have lived in Cussewago Township, with the exception of two years spent in Cambridge Township, this county. Here they have a comfortable home of fifty acres. Their children are Mrs. Rosetta Blystone, Mrs. Eliza S. Mead, Mrs. Hannah Steele, Alfred, Mrs. Mary Terrill, Mrs. Kerny Dilley and Allie. Mrs. Rogers belongs to the United Brethren Church. Our subject was in politics formerly a Whig, but is now a Greenbacker.
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