PIONEER ROGERS FAMILY




1.  GIDEON ROGERS was born 19 Oct 1768 in Rhode Island.  He moved to Hancock,
Massachusetts after the birth of their third child.  About 1819 GIDEON, Sr. 
and the rest of his family followed eldest son GIDEON, Jr to the Town of 
Clayton, Jefferson County, arriving in the Clayton Center area.  One of the 
sons, JOHN, went to Watson, Lewis County, while son GEORGE went west.  
The rest of the family remained in the Clayton area for the rest of their
lives.  Joshua settled near Three Mile Creek.  DORCAS raised her family near 
Limerick, Town of Brownville, where they are buried.  The rest all settled in 
or near Clayton Center.  My great grandfather ALONSON ROGERS bought the place 
on East Line Road, Town of Clayton, from Fanny Rogers in 1853.  FANNY ROGERS 
was the widow of a JOSHUA ROGERS (no family connection proved, but suspected).
JOSHUA ROGERS was murdered in 1827 near Perch Lake, giving rise to the first 
murder trial in Jefferson County, the details of which can be found in an
early "Jefferson County Informer", the newsletter of the Jefferson County 
Genealogical Society.  The majority of GIDEON ROGERS'S family are buried in 
cemeteries at Clayton Center, Clayton, Three Mile Creek, and Depauville.  
All are recorded in the Bartlett and Rogers "Town of Clayton Cemetery 
Inscriptions" or the volume for the Town of Brownville.  GIDEON ROGERS died 
19 Aug 1856 and was buried in Clayton Center Cemetery, Town of Clayton.

He married, some time before 1792, probably in Rhode Island

LUCINA CONGDON who was born 1772 and died 1856.  She was buried with her 
husband in Clayton Center Cemetery.

Children, ROGERS:

+    2     i   GIDEON ROGERS, Jr married BETSY ORMSBY

+    3    ii   JOSHUA ROGERS married BETSY REED

     4   iii   POLLY A. ROGERS unmarried

+    5    iv   JOHN C. ROGERS married ACHSAH BUSH

+    6     v   DORCAS ROGERS married CHESTER CURTIS

     7    vi   GEORGE W. ROGERS went west

+    8   vii   SARAH ROGERS married GORDON GLOYD, son of AMOS and 
                                  RUTH (SNOW) GLOYD

+    9  viii   LUCINDA ROGERS married JAMES GLOYD, son of AMOS and 
                                    RUTH (SNOW) GLOYD

+   10    ix   MERCY ANN ROGERS married LYMAN FOX

+   11     x   ALONSON PORTER ROGERS married (1) BETSY McCLURE, 
                                             (2) MARGARET HILL

2.  GIDEON ROGERS, Jr (son of GIDEON and LUCINA (CONGDON) ROGERS) was born
25 July 1792, probably in Rhode Island.  GIDEON Jr was a veteran of the 
War of 1812.  He served in Capt. N. Smith's Company, Lt. Col. S. K. Chamberlin's
Reg't., from 10 Sep - 30 Oct 1814, This company was raised at Hancock, MA and 
vicinity and served in Boston.  He came to Jefferson County with others who 
helped build the limestone houses on the Star School House Road in the Town of 
Brownville.  He settled in the Town of Clayton near Elm Flats, just north
of Depauville.  He died 6 Jun 1870 and was buried in Three Mile Creek Cemetery 
in the Town of Clayton.  His gravestone states: "One of the first to settle 
in the Town of Clayton".

He married

BETSY ORMSBY, who was born 1792, the daughter of ELIAS and JANE (LEWIS) ORMSBY. 
The ORMSBY family came up to Jefferson County from the Town of Russia, in 
Herkimer County.  She died in 1869 and was buried in Three Mile Creek Cemetery 
with her husband.

Children, ROGERS:

    12     i   PLINY ROGERS d.y.

    13    ii   GIDEON ROGERS d.y.

    14   iii   LEWIS ROGERS married CAROLYN THOMAS

    15    iv   SOLON C. ROGERS married (1) SARAH LEWIS, (2) SARAH WOOD

    16     v   LUCY JANE ROGERS married DANFORD WEAVER

    17    vi   POLLY A. ROGERS married JOHN W. LEWIS 



3.  JOSHUA ROGERS (son of GIDEON and LUCINA (CONGDON) ROGERS) was born 1794. 
Joshua was a private in Capt. Bradford's 21st. Reg't., U.S. Infantry, War of 
1812.  He served out of Hancock, MA and was at Sackets Harbor.  He received a 
bounty land warrant for 160 acres in Illinois. He came to Jefferson County in 
1819 with the rest of his family and settled in the Town of Clayton. If his 
death notice in the Jefferson County News of Adams (1881) as copied by Leray 
de Chaumont chapter of DAR is correct, he died 16 Nov 1881 at age 85 years. 
That would place the year of his birth at about 1795/1796, rather than 1794.  
Died on 16 Nov 1881 in Watertown/Pamelia, Jefferson, NY.  He was probably buried
at Clayton Center Cemetery, Town of Clayton. On 21 May 1994 a gravestone was 
erected on the site in Clayton Center cemetery where the Rogers family believes 
Joshua was buried in 1881 (the James Gloyd plot).   He died in 1881 and was 
buried in the Clayton Center Cemetery.

He married about 1821 in Clayton, NY.  

BETSY REED who was born 15 Jan 1802, daughter of Rev AMOS and HANNAH (SLADE)
REED.  BETSY died 2 Apr 1865.  She was buried in Three Mile Creek Cemetery in 
the Town of Clayton

Children, ROGERS:

    18     i   BETSEY ROGERS married ALONSON GOULD (see 24 below)

    19    ii   ORVILLE ROGERS

    20   iii   ALPHEUS ROGERS

    21    iv   HANNAH ROGERS married ORVILLE ALLEN

    22     v   DEALTON B. ROGERS married (1) SALLY BRIGGS; (2) MAY G. (---)

    23    vi   LUCINA ROGERS married NORMAN LAPRELATE SNOW

    24   vii   DELILAH ROGERS married ALONSON GOULD


5.  JOHN C. ROGERS, (son of GIDEON and LUCINA (CONGDON) ROGERS) was born 1800
and died 1882.

He married

ACHSAH BUSH who was born 1805 and died in 1871.

Children, ROGERS:

    25     i   HOUSTON ROGERS married SARAH APPLE

    26    ii   CHARLES V. ROGERS married LUCINDA VAN BROCKLIN

    27   iii   CLEMENZA A. ROGERS married MONROE WELLER



6.  DORCAS ROGERS (daughter of GIDEON and LUCINA (CONGDON) ROGERS) was born
in 1801.  She settled in Brownville, not far from her family in the Town of 
Clayton.  She died 14 May 1846, according to her gravestone in Limerick, 
at the age of 44 years.

She married

CHESTER CURTIS who was born 1800, the son of MATHEW and RHODA (CULVER)
CURTIS from Connecticut.  Chester died at the age of 33, 30 May 1833, 
leaving DORCAS to bring up their family near Limerick, in the Town of 
Brownville.

Children, CURTIS:

    28     i   THEODOTIA CURTIS married RAYMOND JAMES, son of VARNUM and     
               LENORA (BABCOCK) JAMES

    29    ii   SILAS CURTIS married CAROLINE SMITH

    30   iii   HORATIO O. CURTIS married (1) MARTHA WALKER, (2) ANNA MYERS

    31    iv   MARY ANN CURTIS


8.  SARAH ROGERS (daughter of GIDEON and LUCINA (CONGDON) ROGERS) was born
19 Feb 1806, and came to Jefferson County with her parents in 1819.  She 
settled in the Town of Clayton, near other family members.  At least some 
of their children attended Clayton Center School (See school, Town of Clayton).
She died 4 Apr 1883 and was buried in the Clayton Center Cemetery, Town of 
Clayton. 

She married 

GORDON GLOYD, who was born 1803, son of AMOS and RUTH (SNOW) GLOYD.  He died
7 March 1860 and was buried in the Clayton Center Cemetery with his wife.

Children, GLOYD (See Gordon Gloyd link for additional children.)

    32     i   CHARLES GLOYD married ELIZABETH JEFFERS

    33    ii   AVEDENA GLOYD d.y.

    34   iii   ETTIE GLOYD d.y.

    35    iv   MILTON GLOYD d.y.

    
  
9.  LUCINDA ROGERS (daughter of GIDEON and LUCINA (CONGDON) ROGERS) was
born in Aug 1808, and came to Jefferson County with her parents in 1819.  She 
settled in the Town of Clayton, near other family members.  At least some of 
their children attended Clayton Center School (See school, Town of Clayton).  
She died 25 Oct 1883 and was buried in the Clayton Center Cemetery, Town of 
Clayton. 

She married 

JAMES D. GLOYD, who was born 1812, son of AMOS and RUTH (SNOW) GLOYD  He died
2 Apr 1887 and was buried with his wife in the Clayton Center Cemetery.

Child, GLOYD:

    36     i   SOPHRONIA GLOYD married ALLEN PATCH



10.  MERCY ANN ROGERS (daughter of GIDEON and LUCINA (CONGDON) ROGERS) was
born 18 Aug 1812.  She died 18 Nov 1863 and was buried in the Clayton Center 
Cemetery.

She married

LYMAN FOX, who was born in 1810, the son of JAMES and NANCY (MANTELL) FOX

    37     i   ALTERA FOX married ABNER WEBB

    38    ii   FLORA A. FOX married HENRY SMITH

    39   iii   ELRENA FOX d.y.

    40    iv   LUCIUS T. FOX married ELIZA MILLS



11.  ALONSON PORTER ROGERS (son of GIDEON and LUCINA (CONGDON) ROGERS)
was born 6 Nov 1814 and came to Jefferson County with his parents.  He died 
9 Sep 1895 and was buried in the Clayton Center Cemetery, Town of Clayton.  
His obituary follows, and is printed in full, to show the style: 
Alonzo/Alanson P. Rogers, the last survivor of a family of ten, died on the 
9th inst., aged nearly 81 years.  He was born in the town of Hancock, Berkshire
Co., MA, at the close of the War of 1812. At the age of five years he moved to 
Clayton with his parents where he has since lived. January 1, 1846, he married 
Betsy McClure, who died 2 April 1869. October 10, 1870 he married Margaret 
Hill, who with two Children, Winfield S. Rogers and Mrs. J. A. Buskirk, 
survive him.  He united long years ago with the M.E. Church and ever testified 
his faithfulness by substantial aid to the cause he loved.  Thus close the 
annals of a simple life, but a life that was set in a frame of oak. 
Mr. Rogers was one of the pioneers of the town, and acquired a more than 
liberal competence. He died as he had often expressed a desire to depart -- 
in the harness.  He knew no days of leisure and finished his course at the
close of a day at hard labor. He was a man of the best principles, warm-hearted,
unobstructive and possessed of keen observation. The beautiful little cemetery 
at Clayton Center was his pride and its present condition is due more to his 
effort than to any other one person. Thus like the sturdy oak that falls in
the still noontide, another of the founder of our community has lain down 
life's toils and gone to his final rest and reward.


He married (1)

BETSY McCLURE, who was born 16 Jun 1820, daughter of LOTT and POLLY (PARMETER)
McCLURE.  She died 2 Apr 1869 and was buried with her husband in the Clayton 
Center Cemetery.

Children, ROGERS:

    41     i   EDWIN ROGERS, d.y.

    42    ii   WINFIELD SCOTT ROGERS married ADELIA HILL

    43   iii   ELLA MAY ROGERS married JASPER VAN BUSKIRK

He married (2) 

MARGARET HILL



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A. Edwin Rogers


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