Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
Subject:Alexander Rogers b.1812 son of Matthew & Mary (Kennedy) Rogers
Post Date:April 19, 2005 at 17:02:04
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Forum:Cass County, IN Genealogy Forum
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 327, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana

"ALEXANDER ROGERS was born in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1812, and is one of the nine children born to MATTHEW and MARY (KENNEDY) ROGERS, natives of the same State. He was reared a farmer, joined the Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1835, and in the fall of that year started West, locating at Logansport, (Cass County, Indiana), where, for ten years, he worked at carpentering. He then bought an interest in the house of A. ROGERS & CO.,merchants, and continued therein until 1854. In 1836 he returned to Pennsylvania and married MISS SUSANNA THOMPSON, daughter of PETER and MARY THOMPSON. MRS. ROGERS died November 30, 1852, leaving five children - THEOPHILUS P., ALPHEUS K., MARGARET E., ALPHONSO T. and ALFRED A. Three of these brothers served in the late war, and all four are now engaged in business at Topeka, Kansas, under the firm name of ROGERS BROS. ALEXANDER ROGERS was married September 29, 1853, to MISS ISABELLA ERSKIN, of Washington County, Pennsylvania, who died in October, 1856, leaving two children - DAVID F. and ISABELLA V. MR. ROGERS married his present wife January 31, 1857; this lady was MISS ELIZABETH JOHNSON, of Tuscarawas County, Ohio. MR. ROGERS then engaged in mercantile trade in Logansport until 1859, when he came to Idaville, (White County, Indiana), and occupied the first dwelling in the town, which he has occupied ever since. In conjunction with his merchandising, he holds the agency of the railroad company; he was the first Postmaster of the town, is a Republican and a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church; his wife is a Baptist."