Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Mystery of JR Rogers

JR Rogers is buried in the Rogers family plot in Blodgett Cemetery in Blodgett, Mo. Everyone else in the plot I can account for being related to somehow - except him.

I gathered from his death certificate he was born in the same county in Kentucky that several of my relatives (on both sides of my family) came from, so I know he's related in there somewhere. I found him on a census in 1930 in that same KY town, just a few years before he died. He was 54 and his wife, Maggie, was 44. They had two children - Mary, 6, and Clara, 4. Is it just me, or do you think they were possibly grandchildren? I can't find a death record for Maggie anywhere (she could have remarried) and the path for both girls is stone cold.

He's my project for tomorrow (Sunday.)

If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open to them.

1 comment:

  1. I woke up WAY too early this morning and read your post...and dug around a little. I found him as James L. Rogers on the 1880 census for Hurricane, Kentucky with his parents: John and Addie Rogers. Is that at all close to your other relatives? There is also an 1870 census with a John Rodgers living with E. Rodgers, in the same town. Maybe if you can find a connection to John Rogers you'll see how James fits in the tree. Sorry, I was bored this morning and love mysteries!!!