Name: John ROGERS
Given Name: John
Birth: ABT 1750 in VA
Death: 1809 in Franklin Co., KY
John had a brother Andrew.
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:07
On 26 Oct 1771 a John Rogers married Eliz. Epperson at St. James Northam Parish, Goochland Co ., VA (both in Goochland; Dougles Reg., p. 12)
Land records that may be this John:
13 July 1774: 1000 acres on Elkhorn Creek, Kentucky Co., VA (Book 6). [Possible if John bor n early 1750s or before; or may be his father.]
25 Oct 1785: 500 acres on Main Licking, Fayette Co., VA (Book 11). [distant from where John s ettled]
Fayette Co., VA was formed from Kentucky Co., VA (formed from Fincastle Co., VA in 1777) in 1 780. It became Fayette Co., KY when Kentucky became a state on 1 June 1792. Woodford Co., wa s formed from from part of Fayette Co. in 1788 and Franklin Co. formed in part from Woodfor d Co. in 1794. It may be that John "moved" very little to in his westward journey from VA t o end up in Franklin Co., KY.
John and Elizabeth had children Charity and John born at Bryant's Station from about 1790-93 . Bryant's Station was established in the fall of 1779 in what the following year would becom e Fayette Co., VA and in 1792 Fayette Co., KY. A buffalo trail, leading from that place clos e to Lexington, was cleared and by means of it frequent and convenient communication betwee n the two posts was maintained. Indians attacked Bryant's Station on 14 Aug 1782, which was s uccessfully defended by 44 men supported by their brave women; they were supported by militi a from Lexington. The militia lists show Bernard Rogers and Joseph Rogers at the Station plu s Corp. William Rogers in the relief company from Lexington who served there during the India n Wars. Daniel Boone was also in the fray.
In 1793 John lived in Fayette Co., KY when his son John was born. In 1801 he lived in Frankli n Co., KY.
"Five pounds reward. Ran away from the subscriber living near Bryans Station on the tenth ins tant, JACK, a negroe man about twenty-four years old, five feet six or seven inches high, wel l made, a little bow leged, wide mouth and flat nose, has had one or both his ears cropt, ha d on when he went away a good shirt and old overalls much torn, with thread buttons, bare foo t and bare headed, his hair not cut and grows low on the back of his neck and temples, goes g enerally with his collar open and his shirt out of his breeches, he is very artful and if no t well secured will make his escape if taken, he has once been taken since he ran away and ma de his escape. I will give the above reward to any person who will deliver him to me. JOHN RO GERS." (The Kentucky Gazette, 8 Sept 1792)
John appears in the 1809 Tax List for Franklin Co. but not in 1810 when his wife Elizabeth ap pears in the census. He is presumed deceased about that time.
Elizabeth b: ABT 1753 in VA
- Elijah ROGERS Sr. b: 1775/1780 in VA (KY)
- Elizabeth ROGERS b: 1779/1780 in VA
- Andrew ROGERS b: 1784/1785 in VA
- Charity ROGERS b: 1789/1790 in Bryant's Station, Fayette Co., VA
- George ROGERS b: ABT 1791 in VA
- John ROGERS Jr. b: 15 Feb 1793 in Bryant's Station, Fayette Co., KY