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George Rogers Clark

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George Rogers Clark

American Revolution

    John Rogers

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    • Grandfather of George Rogers Clark — 3rd Generation
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    • from 1680 to 1686 
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    • ABT 1768 
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    • Drysdale Parish, King and Queen Co., Virginia 
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    • ABT 1716 
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    • One popular legend has it that John Rogers's wife was Mary Byrd, daughter of Colonel Wiliam Byrd and Mary Horsmander. This has since been disproved by the publication of Col. Byrd's secret diary where it is documented that James Duke was the husband of this daughter. A second less popular legend has it that Rachel Eastham, daughter of a Mary Bird, was John Rogers's wife. Correspondence from 1848 and 1856 by Mrs. Lucy Robertson (granddaughter of John and Rachel, dau. of Rachel Rogers) claimed Rachel as the wife, whose mother was Mary Bird. Later a will of one John Bates, Jr. confirmed this where he states "I give and bequath (sic) unto my God daughter Ann Rogers (the daughter of John and Rachell Rogers) Ten pounds, Current Money." Given that Mrs. Robertson was correct about Rachel, it seems plausible that she knew about Mary Bird as well.

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  • Sources for John Rogers

    • 1 Anderson, William Kyle, Donald Robertson and his Wife Rachel Rogers of King and Queen County, Virginia, Their Ancestry and Posterity . . ., Detroit, Michigan: (1900), 208-224.
    • 2 Bunn, George P. and Helen E. Bunn, Our Eastham Generations in America 1637-1963, Bartlesville, Oklahoma: Unknown (1963), 45.
    • 3 Norman, Annie, Thomas Maxwell of Virginia and Georgia and his Descendants, Maxon, Georgia: J. W. Burke Company (1956), 386.
    • 4 Seineke, Kathrine Wagner, The George Rogers Clark Adventure in the Illinois and Selected Documents of the American Revolution at the . . ., New Orleans: Polyanthos, Inc. (1981), xvi.
    • 5 Thruston, R. C. Ballard, "Some Recent Finds Regarding the Ancestry of General George Rogers Clark", Louisville, KY: Reprinted from The Filson Club History Quarterly, Vol. IX, No.1 (January 1935), 1-34.