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.
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".
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.
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
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.
ACHSAH BUSH who was born 1805 and died in 1871.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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