Estelle Cole Thanks for the obit--I have posted it on the memorial and would appreciate it if you would remove it from the "flowers" section of the memorial. I have given you credit for the contribution.. What state or country is Kent in?
RE: do we know who Eddie's Dad is? Yes, I have seen this information before. It was published in a book entitled "Our County and Its People - Vol. 2" - Truman C. White, editor. Edward H. Rogers Jr. and W.J. Rogers were half-brothers to my grandfather, Emerson Rogers. I'm just not sure how accurate the information is regarding Edward Rogers Sr., my great-grandfather. Was he originally from Syracuse and was he born in 1835? - as opposed to the other info (he was from Dutchess County and was born 1836) from his obituary and burial info on file at Tonawanda City Hall. And you should see all the different dates of birth for him listed in the various years of the U.S. Census. So much conflicting info! Since we can't seem to find a Dutchess County connection, I guess I do need to start researching a possible connection to Syracuse. Thank you for your interest and your help in this matter. Susan
RE: Jennie Thank you. I do know about the Edward Rogers who had owned the house at 460 Adams St., Tonawanda. (It is still there & I have seen this very interesting older home. He was actually Edward H. Rogers Jr., the son of my Great-grandfather, Edward H. Rogers Sr.- (b.1835 - d.1909). Edward Jr. is actually the half-brother of my grandfather, Emerson Rogers. John Rogers is Edward Jr.'s son. Edward Sr. first married Lucinda Tripp in 1857 and they had children - Sarah, Edward Jr., William, Ulysses,& Ada Rogers. Lucinda died in 1885. Edward Sr. then married Hannah Gentz in 1887 and they had children - Raymond, Alexander, and Emerson Rogers (b.1893 - d.1958). So I have a lot of info on the Rogers family from the time Edward Senior came to Tonawanda,NY,in 1854. What I can't find is any info about his ancestors (and therefore mine). No names, dates, nothing other than the few references that he was born in Dutchess County NY,and that his parents may have been originally from Wales. So frustrating! The DCGS did try to search their sources but were not able to find his parents. I do thank you for your posting. Susan
Benjamin Rogers Is anyone a Rogers researcher or relative who may have information regarding a Rogers family that may have left Dutchess County, NY, to go South, possibly to New Orleans area? I am looking to find information (names, dates, etc.) for the parents and relatives of my great-grandfather, Edward H. Rogers, who spent most of his adult life as a lumberman in Tonawanda, NY. His 1909 obit in Tonawanda News says "He was born in Duchess County, this state,in 1836. His early life was spent in the vessel business on the Mississippi river. In 1854 he came to the Tonawandas from New Orleans." There is no mention of his parents' names or other info regarding any siblings or other relatives of his or previous generation. There is a US Census of 1900 that indicates his parents' place of birth was "Wales" but I don't know how accurate that would be. Does anyone in Dutchess County have any information regarding this Rogers family? If so please post a message. THANK YOU! SusanJane
RE: Archibald Birdsall Thanks for this info, however I have to tell you this is not the same Archibald Birdsall. There appears to be two Archibalds. One married to Phoebe Dean the other married to Betsey.
I know another family trying to figure this out. One Archibald father is Thomas Birdsall the other father to 2nd Archibald is Henry.
Thomas's son Archibald never had a son Henry. I have legal papers that state this. I'm willing to send a copy if you'd like.
My main interest right now is why it is stated Archibald from Oblong? Is it written somewhere?
RE: Lets hope the old man didnít die in the poor house This is just amazing! Who needs soap operas? And of course she married the lawyer, how else to take care of the attorney fees! Great job on ferreting this stuff out. I just recently found some articles on a distant connection who traveled to England and Germany in the late 1800's to claim her share of a multimillion dollar estate.