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THE ROGERS TREE

Generation No. 4


10. PELEG4 ROGERS (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1695 - 1705 in Westerly, Rhode Island, and died Abt. 1786 in Duplin County, North Carolina. He married ISABELL BRAND 8/25/1726 in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island. She was born Abt. 1705, and died 4/25/1754 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Notes for P
ELEG ROGERS:
      First land owned by Peleg Rogers was deeded to him by his father, Thomas Rogers of Westerly, RI, yeoman on February 1, 1724. He deeded 167 acres of land to his son Peleg Rogers of Newport, cordwainer.
      By 1734, Peleg Rogers was in North Carolina and was deeded 300 acres on Horse Swamp of Bertie County, NC by Robert Warren, later corrected to read James Sanders.
      There are many recorded land transactions by Peleg Rogers and his family in North Carolina up until around 1768 when Peleg deeded 100 acres on Northeast Cape Fear of Duplin County, NC to John Atkins. Considering the fact that this was the first and last tract Peleg Rogers owned in Duplin County, NC, this was probably his home place.
      Peleg Rogers wrote his "father" in Westerly, Rhode Island. He mentioned that he lived near his brother Job; that Job had a wife and two sons, that his wife Isabell had died April 25, 1754; and that he had five sons and three daughters of which four of his children were married.
      This letter and other documents connected with it provide an enormous amount of information and clues on the Rogers family. Although the salutation in the letter is "Honored Father", it was addressed to Thomas Brand. Therefore, the letter may actually be to the father-in-law of Peleg rather than to his father. Much of the information is connected to a lawsuit entitled Saunders VS. Baker litigated in Newport, RI and involves a lot of references to the Brand family. If Isabell Rogers predeceased her father Thomas Brand, then the estate records of Thomas Brand, if extant, could conclusively prove the children of Peleg Rogers. Four of the five sons of Peleg, to wit; Thomas Job, James and Peleg, are identified by association in the Duplin County, NC, area. The fifth son is John Rogers, at one time of Craven County, SC. on 15 November 1768 it is recorded in Sampson County, NC Deed book 4, page 155, that John Rogers of Craven County, SC gave Power of Attorney to his brother Thomas Rogers of Black River. The Power of Attorney was witnessed by Peleg Rogers.

Source: Research Data on Peleg Rogers
Compiled by: David H. Robertson
Snellville, Ga.
September 18, 1997

"Early New Hanover Records"
by Elizabeth F. McKoy
McKoy Collection
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Copyright (C)1973 by Elizabeth F. McKoy



More About I
SABELL BRAND:
Relation 1: Father - Thomas Brand
Relation 2: Mother - Elizabeth Babcock

More About P
ELEG ROGERS and ISABELL BRAND:
Marriage: 8/25/1726, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island
     
Children of P
ELEG ROGERS and ISABELL BRAND are:
17. i.   PELEG5 ROGERS, b. 1747, North Carolina; d. 5/18/1811, Baldwin County, Georgia.
18. ii.   THOMAS ROGERS, b. Aft. 1716, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island; d. Abt. 1782, Duplin County, North Carolina.
  iii.   JOB ROGERS, b. Aft. 1718, Rhode Island; d. Aft. 1760, Towncreek, Wake/Granville County, North Carolina; m. MARY STANBURY; b. Voluntown, Conn.; d. Unknown.
19. iv.   JAMES ROGERS, b. Bet. 1718 - 1745; d. 1794, Duplin County, North Carolina.
  v.   JOHN ROGERS, b. Bet. 1718 - 1745; d. Aft. 1768, Craven County, South Carolina.


11. JOB4 ROGERS (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1710 in Newport , Rhode Island, and died 1774 in Wake County, North Carolina. He married MARY. She died Unknown.

Notes for J
OB ROGERS:
      Job Rogers was the son of Thomas Rogers and Ann Tripp of Newport, Rhode Island.

      There are at least twelve recorded land transactions in which Job Rogers was either deeded land or witnessed land deeded to others in North Carolina. Five are listed below:

      1736 - Jonathan Gilbert deeded two tracts at Deep Creek Bridge in Bertie County, NC adjacent
      to Robert Rogers to Job Rogers. Bertie County, NC Deed Book D, page 298.

      1738 - Jonathan Gilbert deeded 200 acres to Job Rogers. Bertie County, NC Deed Book F,
      page 89

      1739 - Job Rogers deeded 200 acres back to Jonathan Gilbert. Bertie County, NC Deed Book
      F, page 90.

      1742 - Job Rogers was patented 200 acres on Town Creek of Edgecomb County, NC by the
      State of North Carolina. See Edgecomb County Deed Book D, Page 260.

      1769 - Job Rogers of Johnston County, NC deeded 200 acres on Town Creek of Edgecomb
      County, NC, originally patented said Rogers, to Jonathan Weaver. See Edgecomb County,
      NC Deed Book D, page 192.

Source: David H. Robertson
Snellvile, Georgia

      An insight into the man Job Rogers, may be seen in his will. He was very caustic in his dealing with his son Thomas Rogers, willing him basically what was lent to him by his father, Job. And if that was not enough, Job Rogers said in his will that if his son Peleg Rogers should die without issue to give his grandson, Job Rogers, second son of Thomas Rogers, all that he had deeded to his son Peleg Rogers.

                        Will of Job Rogers

      In the name of God Amen. The Ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty. I Job Rogers Orange County (late dweller in Johnston County) in the province of North Carolina being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my bode and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and Kecommend (correct) My soul into the hand of God that gave it and for My body I Kecommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and desant manner at the discretion of my Executor Nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall Receive the Same again by the mighty power of God an as touching luck worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in manner and form following that is today. It is my will that all my Just and Lawful Debts be paid and funeral Expenses.
Item - I give and bequath to my loving wife Mary Rogers one feather bed and furniture together with all other Housel Stuff and Side Saddle and cattle all which is in her own persession with forth shillings a year during her Natural life all which I give in Love on or in stead of her Wright of Dowry and power of thirds of my Estate.
Item - I give and bequath to my Son Thomas Rogers one half of my Land lying on Town Creek and one yoke of oxen Lent to him in time past togather with several other Creatures and Sums of money Lent to him and his heirs or assigns for Ever - but if the a said Land should be sold before my Deceas then I give and bequath to my Son Thomas Rogers two hundred acres of land to be made a title to him by my Executors.
Item - I give and bequath to my Son Peleg Rogers the one half of my Land on Town Creek togather all my land upon Nuce (Neuse) River and all Negroes found to be mine at my Deceas all Stocks of horses Cattle hogs sheeps and all Living Creatures. Further more I give to my son Peleg Rogers all bills bonds and moneys due with all other goods wares merchandise purse and apparrel to him and his heirs and assigns for Ever. Further more if my son Peleg Rogers should Die without issue then I give and bequath to my grandson Job Rogers second son of Thomas Rogers the Land upon Nuce (Neuse) River here to fore given to my Son Peleg Rogers to him and his heirs for Ever. And of this my Last will and testament I make Constitute Nominate ordain and appoint my well beloved Son Peleg Rogers my whole and Sole Executor revoaking and Disannuling all former wills by me here to fore made Rectifiling and Confirming this and none other to by my Last will and testament.

In Witness I Have hear unto set my hand and affixed Seal the Day and year above. Written inter lined before assigned with these word. Late Dweller in Johnston County.


                              his
                        JOB            ROGERS
                        mark

Source: State Archives of North Carolina
      Raleigh, North Carolina
      Copies from original will by:
      Stanley D. Rogers, Sr.
      Tifton, Georgia


                       
     
Children of J
OB ROGERS and MARY are:
  i.   THOMAS5 ROGERS, d. Unknown.
  ii.   PELEG ROGERS, b. 1744; d. Unknown.


12. ANNA4 ROGERS (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1693 - 1720, and died Unknown. She married MR. GEORGE. He died Unknown.
     
Child of A
NNA ROGERS and MR. GEORGE is:
  i.   MARY5 GEORGE, d. Unknown.


13. SARAH4 ROGERS (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1693 - 1720, and died Unknown. She married MASON. He died Unknown.
     
Children of S
ARAH ROGERS and MASON are:
  i.   JOHN5 MASON, d. Unknown.
  ii.   ROBERT MASON, d. Unknown.
  iii.   SIMEON MASON, d. Unknown.
  iv.   MARGARET MASON, d. Unknown.
  v.   ELIZABETH MASON, d. Unknown.
  vi.   SARAH MASON, d. Unknown.


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