My sister has been working for several years tracing our family
history on our father's side, beginning with a genealogy we had from
our grandfather. From that and her work so far, we are very fortunate
to have a great deal more information than many families ever get.
However, we have run into a snag, and need some help finding
documentation for several generations.
We have what we think is the right information, or at least most of
it. The biggest problem we have is documentation. The source our
grandfather used and on which my sister relied turns out to be a
source that is no longer accepted by several patriotic societies to
which we have applied for membership, which of course calls into
question the validity of the records. Our main objective at this point
is to acquire and verify the correct information, whatever it turns
out to be, and to definitely link these particular generations.
So the question is twofold: 1) we need to identify, link, and verify
the names, dates and places of these particular generations, and 2) we
need impeccable documentation, NOT from the ?Virkus Compendium of
American Genealogy,? but other reputable sources.
An acceptable answer would be either 1) direct documentation with
sources leading to our being able to obtain copies of title pages and
pages of books linking these generations; or 2) the name and contact
information of a professional genealogical researcher in Virginia who
can locate and provide us with this documentation.
Here is what we have to work with:
GILES ROGERS: son of John Rogers and Lucy Iverson.
This is our first American ancestor. Patented land in Dragon Swamp,
Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County 1670 ; Married Rachel
Eastham about 1672 in England, returned to America where their son
JOHN ROGERS was born about 1680 aboard ship. GILES died about 1730.
*JOHN ROGERS married MARY BYRD 1716, and died about 1768.
There is some question whether she is the MARY BYRD of Westover,
daughter of Col. Wm. Byrd II, or not. (There is a school of thought
that John married a RACHEL EASTHAM, daughter of George Eastham and
Mary Bird - yup, same name as his mother. (See attached research).
This marriage apparently took place in King and Queen County, as their
son, GEORGE ROGERS was born in King and Queen County 1721. Any
documentation on JOHN ROGERS and MARY BYRD - dates and places of
births, marriage, death, etc. we need, or consequently, that of JOHN
ROGERS and RACHEL EASTHAM.
*GEORGE ROGERS first wife in 1740, was ?LEE, daughter of Henry Lee.
(His second wife was Francis Hoomes Pollard, of which there is much
written). He apparently had title to his grandfather Giles' land.
*HENRY ROGERS was born to GEORGE ROGERS and ?LEE abt. 1741 in
Fauquier County, VA, and died abt. 1794. He was our American
Revolution ancestor. He married ELIZABETH LANKFORD abt. 1762.
We need the above information documented, including impeccably
documented links going backwards from HENRY to GEORGE, from GEORGE to
JOHN, from JOHN to GILES, and from GILES back to England,
documentation to include title pages to books, page numbers of actual
information, locations of physical records, means to get copies of
title pages, and pages with the actual information (including purchase
information for books if reproduced and available), and/or some way to
get copies of the applicable title and other pages.
I have nine pages of notes in pdf format detailing my sister?s
research so far, which is posted online here:
http://home.earthlink.net/~vtrx/ROGJohn&Rachel_notes.pdf (I don?t
know why, but I?m not able to open this file except from Mozilla, so
let me know if you have any trouble, and I?ll try to repost it and get
a better url.)
And here is a link to some other information we have already found:
http://home.cfl.rr.com/budinfl/ See esp. lines 7, 8, and 11.
Please let me know if I can provide any further clarification that
might prove helpful in the search. Thanks much!