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Re: Calvin & Lucretia Rodgers, mar. 1855
Posted by: Paul Lightsey Date: February 01, 2000 at 20:25:48
In Reply to: Calvin & Lucretia Rodgers, mar. 1855 by Whit Athey of 222

I am very interested in what you find out about Calvin & Lucretia Rodgers, married 1855. My great grandfather was Hayes Lafayette Lightsey born in February 1858 to a Mr. & Mrs. Rodgers in Bossier Parish. According to family legend, his mother died and his father left him with John W. Lightsey and Mary Elizabeth Urrey Lightsey to raise. The Lightseys were born in Bibb County, Alabama before moving to Louisiana, and later moved to Bodcaw, Nevada county, Arkansas. The legend has that when Hayes' father, Mr. Rodgers, left him with the Lightseys, the father took an older brother and headed west further into the frontier (perhaps Texas?). Coincidence of place and time for Calvin & Lucretia is the closest lead to possible Rodgers links that I have found. Another early settler of Bodcaw, Arkansas was John Parker who also came by way of Louisiana from Bibb County, Alabama.


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