Person:Rachel Eastham (5)

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Rachel Eastham
b.est 1697
d.aft 18 May 1752
m. est 1696
  1. Rachel Easthamest 1697 - aft 1752
  • HJohn Rogers1680 - 1768
  • WRachel Easthamest 1697 - aft 1752
m. abt 1716
  1. John Rogersabt 1717 - 1797
  2. Giles Rogersabt 1719 - 1794
  3. George Rogers1721 - 1802
  4. Mary Rogers1727 - 1800
  5. Ann Rogers1728 - 1798
  6. Lucy Rogers1731 - 1764
  7. Mildred Rogers1733 - 1788
  8. Bird Rogers1735 - 1800
  9. Rachel Rogers1737 - 1792
Facts and Events
Name Rachel Eastham
Gender Female
Birth[4] est 1697
Marriage abt 1716 to John Rogers
Death[3] aft 18 May 1752

Note: Rachel Eastham did not marry Giles Rogers (part of a theory that was popular in the late 19th century and has since been debunked - see talk page of John Rogers and Rachel Eastham, section John Rogers and Mary Byrd: A Theory Debunked).

References
  1.   Anderson, William Kyle. Donald Robertson and his wife Rachel Rogers of King and Queen County, Virginia: their ancestry and posterity : also a brief account of the ancestry of Commodore Richard Taylor of Orange County, Virginia, and his naval history during the War of the American Revolution. (Detroit, Mich.: unknown, 1900), p. 221.

    The author quotes from an 1856 letter from a granddaughter of John Rogers (which he had in his possession), saying “Grandfather, John Rogers, lived and died in King and Queen county. He married Rachel Eastham. She was daughter of Mary Bird, and that is the way Bird came into the family.

  2.   Dawson, Nelson L. Genealogies of Kentucky Families: From the Filson Club History Quarterly. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981), 3:251.

    'I believe that the George and Mary Eastham whose estates were administered upon by John Rogers and Robert Goodloe in Caroline County in 1748 and 1756, were the parents of Rachel Rogers and that the maiden name of Mary Eastham was Mary Bird.' Arguments for this belief follow.

    See talk page of John Rogers and Rachel Eastham, section John Rogers and Mary Byrd: A Theory Debunked for the evidence (from a variety of authors) and an overview of some of the arguments.

  3. Dawson, Nelson L. Genealogies of Kentucky Families: From the Filson Club History Quarterly. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981), 3:285-86.

    'Both deeds were dated the 18th day of May, 1752, and were from John Rogers and Rachel, his wife, of Drysdale Parish in King and Queen County, Virginia.'

  4. Birth year estimated based on birth years of her children and her husband, and the fact that it appears her mother was unmarried in 1694.