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Rogers, Lawrence, Oliver, McCandless, Bennington
Posted by: Sharon Pearce (ID *****3544) Date: September 29, 2011 at 21:50:21
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Seek to identify William Rogers, b. abt Dec. 1754, lived and served in Revolution from Maryland. May have come from Chester Co., PA. May have been Quaker and/or married a Quaker woman, Susan Lawrence, born GA, who was known as "Dorcas Oliver" possibly having taken name of well-known Quaker grandmother. It seems they lived in MD but may have attended Quaker meetings or been married as Quakers about 1790 in PA.

Married around 1790. Firstborn children born in MD, possibly Harford Co.

Know of, but not certain he was related to Thomas Rogers of Chester Co., who arrived there 1723-30. He seems to be born a little too late to be a son of William Rogers (son of Thomas, son of Thoms) and Grace Land.

Might be related to Capt. William Rogers (of Ann Arundel Co., MD), who might be descended from Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Boston.

Even finding this couple's marriage record would be helpful. Not sure how common crossing back and forth between PA and MD was then; might have lived in that part of PA that was in Maryland before Mason-Dixon line. It is possible that Susan Lawrence may have been part Native American. Found a Lawrence family and an Oliver family together in Green Co. PA in 1790s.

Any help appreciated.

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