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Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Posted: 1029192574000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rogers
I am looking for information on my grandfather, Orlie Jason Rogers born around 1884, I think in Vigo County, Indiana. He married Eliza Barnett and they had 10 children. My mom said that he was related to Will Rogers, and that she is half-Indian but I can find no records. Does anyone have any information about the familial relationship to Will Rogers? Cherokee Indians? Thanks!!!

Re: Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Kirk (View posts)
Posted: 1029242783000
Classification: Query
There is no mention of either of those people in my Rogers family tree book. Sorry

Re: Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Posted: 1029262431000
Classification: Query
Thanks for checking.

Re: Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Posted: 1037724360000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1039283165000
My greatgrandmother is Cynthia A. Rogers born Dec. 2, 1872 and died July23,1941. She is buried at Bayliss Cemetary. My grandmother, who is still alive at 95 advised that she believes that Cynthia is part indian. She was married to William F. Douglas in July 18,1891 b. Jan. 27, 1872 d. march 2, 1951. They lived in northwest Arkansas. The Will Rogers you are talking about frequented NW Ark. often. He married Betty Blake, age 28 from Rogers, Ar. Betty's father's name was J.W. Blake who was born in Benton Co. Will Rogers was killed in a plane crash near Point Barrow AR. With Wiley Post while on a flight to the Orient in 1935. There is a Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Ok. Hope any of this helps. I am more interested in whatever indian connection I may be able to find concerning Cynthia.

Re: Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Posted: 1037759026000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1136074726000
Surnames: ROGERS, SHELDON, YOST, RENTFROW
Julie,

Do you know the parents of your Cynthia A. Rogers? My Rogers were near Rogers in Benton County, AR and were related to Will Rogers.

Also, where is Bayless Cemetery located?

Carol

Re: Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Posted: 1037803610000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1039283165000
I believe Bayliss Cemetary is in Benton Co. I will have to ask my grandmother to find out exactly. Cynthia A. Rogers was born Dec. 2, 1872. Her father, Anderson P. Rogers, son of John and Elizabeth Deckard Rogers and grandson of Dauswell and Lucy Rogers, and great grandson of THomas Rogers was born in Rogersville, Hawkins Co. Tn. April 1839. He was in Benton Co. Ar, Roller RIdge Township 1860. Amderson married Amelia A. Manus 1863 in Ar. who was born in Hawkins Co. Tn. Her father was Jesse Manus. Anderson and Amelia's children were Catherine b. 1864, who married a Brisco. William R. born 1866, married Grace, buried in Pea Ridge Cemetery, Benton Co. His second wife Alpha Omega. They lived in Kansas City, William died 1955. Granville P. b. March 1868 married Ella Bowman, 2 children Hayle and Izella. He died Aug.3, 1916, buried at Bayliss. Sarah Ellen b. 1870 married Mr. Dell 1888, their son Chaqrlye Dell, her second marriage Harry Owens, they lived in Topeka, Ks. Cynthis Ann b. Dec, 2, 1872 m. William F. Douglas Juliy 23, 1891. She died July 1941. Loucinda b. Feb. 1875 married Thomas Harris. Rosa Lee b. 1879 Benton Co. married James Barnes 1890. Lived in Seligman, Mo. Andersons brothers were David, Granville P. and Hiram. SIsters, Malinda Ann, Lucinda, and Cynthia, connected w/ a Brenda Mahurin Taylor's story. Amelia Manus was orphaned at an early age and her brother Wilson Manus, was raised by a different family. Wilson lived in ooneville, Ar. Anderson died 4/5/1914. Amelia died 4/24/1915. buried at bayliss.

Re: Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Posted: 1037804279000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1039283165000
I also have this history book of Benton Co. Ar, that my grandmother helped put together. I do not know if you are able to still get one. Think it was a one time publication. As far as Rogers, besides what I have given you so far, I see a John Rogers b. 1798 in Tn. Son of Dauswell and Lucy Rogers. He was married to Elizabeth Deckard b. 1798. John D. between 1850-1860. Amdersons kin. William and Alpha Omega Sharp Rogers, w/ 6 children moved from Ellsworth in Logan Co. Ar, where he operated a mercantile store, and post office (also a well drilling business) moved to Pea Ridge, Benton CO. Think they had total of 12 children, D. Everett (1895-1985), Otho Prather (1896-1987), Reedy Buell (1898-1984), Farmer Morris (1900-1902). Buren Nellis (1902-1915), Rufus Lee (1904-1987), Myrtle Virgiinia (1910), Ola Evelina (1914-1918), Robert L. Moody (1915-1987), William Jefferson Jr. (1917). This is reported by William J. Rogers Jr. April 20, 1990, the younges son of W. J. and Alpha Rogers. William Jefferson Rogers, Sr. (1867-1952), Mr. and Mrs. Rogers were both born and reared on Magazine Mountian in Logan Co. Ark.

Re: Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Posted: 1037886160000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1086657949000
Do you know the name of Will Rogers' father and who were his siblings? Any information appreciated. Thanks.

Re: Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Posted: 1037888844000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1039283165000
No, sorry, I do not have that info. However, my husband advised me that his father went to a school in Kansas when he was young, Caney, Kansas, on the border of Ok. It was called Will Roger's School, and apparently Will went there when he was in grade school. Oolagah Ok. was his birthplace. You may find more info. on a web site.

Re: Will Rogers -relative from Vigo, County Indiana

Posted: 1037889365000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1039283165000
Just found a web site for you and has Will Rogers Jr. dates as 1911-1993 starred as his father if 2 feature movies. Will had 8 children. Only 4 reached adulthood. It does not say who his parents were, but gives a birth year of 1879 and death 1935. Gives a Mary Rogers, daughter 1913-1989, and Jim Rogers 1915-2000.
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