Person:John Rogers (110)

John Rogers
b.abt. 1740
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Name[1] John Rogers
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1740
Marriage 1767 to Ann McSwain
Death? prob. Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Burial? Rogers Cemetery, Greenbrier County, West Virginia

John Rogers was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records of John Rogers in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • Book 2 - Augusta County Fee Book, 1767 - page 125, Ann Clendenning, (M. John Rogers?). (listed with many others)
  • Page 230.--20th March, 1770. Joseph Poindexter and Elizabeth to Thomas Rodgers, £50, 143 acres on north side Shanandore; John Patrick's line; Thomas Turk's line. Teste: John Rodgers, James Kennerly, Jr., Samuel Woods.
  • Page 241.--80th March, 1770. George Martin and Mary ( ) to James Rodgers, £50, 100 acres on South River of Shanando; Christian Clemons' land. Teste: John and James Rodgers, Alexander Campbell.
  • Page 149.--23d August, 1771. William Wilson and Mary, of Albemarle County, to John Ridpath, £14, part of lot 14 in Staunton, joining the house where Edward Long forerly lived, facing Mrs. Huse's new house; also the land whereon the house stands wherein Edward Long lived. Teste: John Rodgers, James Brown, Mathew Morehead, James Culbertson.
  • Book 2, Fee Books of Augusta County, VA - 1788 - John Rodgers, Greenbrier (County).
  • Book 2 - Davis vs. Rogers-O. S. 199; N. S. TO--Bill, July, 1803. Complainant is Elizabeth Davis (infant by Linah Mims, guardian). Joseph Davis in 1780 obtained a certificate from the Commissioners for Greenbrier County by right of settlement for 400 acres in Greenbrier, and assigned it to John Davis, father of oratrix, who then lived in Greenbrier. Afterwards John contracted to sell to John Rodgers, who had son, James Rodgers. Jane Davis deposes, 3d July, 1805, oratrix is 22 years old last May. Jane is widow of John Davis, John Rodgers answers, John and Joseph Davis were brothers. Will of John Davis, of Greenbrier: Wife, Jane; daughter, Polly (infant); daughters, Sally and Rebekah; daughter, Betsey; daughter, Nancy, wife of Donel Fear; daughter, Jenny ('), Teanny (?). Dated 17th March, 1800. Proved in Greenbrier, April, 1800. William Comer deposes at Lewisburg. For some time prior to 1781 he had lived with John Rodgers. Surveys and plats. Deed dated 29th January, 1799, by John Rodgers of Greenbrier to James Rodgers of same place, conveys 400 acres, patented, to John, 6th February, 1195 (s/b prob. 1795), on Sewil's Creek. Proved in Greenbrier, January, 1199 (s/b prob. 1799). Archibald Rodgers deposes, son of John Rodgers.
  • Book 2, Undated (prob. abt. 1800-1804) - Jane Davis vs. Rogers et als.--O. S. 56; N. S. 19. Jane is daughter of Archibald Clendennin who was killed by Indians in Greenbrier in 1763 with all his children except oratrix. Before his death he purchased the settlement right of George Lee. Archibald's widow Ann married John Rogers, Jane is widow of ____ Davis. They were married before 25th March, 1775. John Rogers had sons Archibald and James Rodgers. Davis died in 1800. Bill filed July, 1803. John Rogers says he married widow of Archibald Clendennin in 1767. In 1772 he moved to Greenbrier. Davis and Jane married in 1774. Jas. Huston deposes he was brother-in-law to George Wilson, who claimed the tract before Clendennin. Donelly was also brother-in-law to Geo. Wilson. George Lee deposes, 1803, in Hardy County that in 1762 he held a settlement right to the land sold to George Wilson. Andrew Donnelly, Sr., deposes in Kenawha 1805. James Burnsides, Sr., deposes in Monroe County 1804. Clendennin was killed in 15th July, 1763. John Ewing of Gallia County, Ohio, deposes. Jane was married after Archibald's mother. She was born January or February, 1758. On 15th July, 1763, Jane and deponent (John Ewing) were taken prisoner by Indians and carried away. They were kept in the same nation, but not together, except on their journey to Pittsburg, where they were liberated 14th May, 1765. John Ewing was 76 years old when he was taken prisoner.
  • Book 2, Davis vs. Rogers-O. S. 199; N. S. TO--Bill, July, 1803. Complainant is Elizabeth Davis (infant by Linah Mims, guardian). Joseph Davis in 1780 obtained a certificate from the Commissioners for Greenbrier County by right of settlement for 400 acres in Greenbrier, and as-signed it to John Davis, father of oratrix, who then lived in Greenbrier. Afterwards John contracted to sell to John Rodgers, who had son, James Rodgers. Jane Davis deposes, 3d July, 1805, oratrix is 22 years old last May. Jane is widow of John Davis, John Rodgers answers, John and Joseph Davis were brothers. Will of John Davis, of Greenbrier: Wife, Jane; daughter, Polly (infant); daughters, Sally and Rebekah; daughter, Betsey; daughter, Nancy, wife of Donel Fear; daughter, Jenny ('), Teanny (?). Dated 17th March, 1800. Proved in Greenbrier, April, 1800. William Comer deposes at Lewisburg. For some time prior to 1781 he had lived with John Rodgers. Surveys and plats. Deed dated 29th January, 1799, by John Rodgers of Greenbrier to James Rodgers of saine place, conveys 400 acres, patented, to John, 6th February, 1195 (s/b 1795?), on Sewil's Creek. Proved in Greenbrier, January, 1199 (s/b 1799?). Archibald Rodgers deposes, son of John Rodgers.
  • Book 2, Rinker vs. Rinker--O. S. 89; N. S. 30--Bill, 29th March, 1805. Orator is Jacob Rinker, son and executor of Casper Rinker of Frederick County. Casper died 17th February, 1804. Widow Mary answers (6th July, 1806) that she and her husband settled near Winchester 49 years ago. Casper Rinker's will dated 22d April, 1802, of Frederick County. Wife, Mary; son, Jacob; daughter Mary, wife of John Rodgers; daughter Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Allemong; daughter Catherine, wife of William Chenowith; grandson, Casper Rinker; granddaughter, Catherine Allemong, now wife of Andw. Hieronimus; grandson Casper Rinker and Ephraim Rinker, son of Jacob Rinker of Shenandoah County. Proved in Frrderick, 3d April, 1804. (Note: this appears to be a different John Rogers)
References
  1. Kathy Vaughan Brisbin. Brisbin email. (email to Thomas F. Ewing, 10/19/1997).