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Diana Rogers

Also Known As: "Houston", "Gentry", "Talahina", "Talihina", "Tiana", "McGrady", "edwards"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Old Cherokee Nation
Death: Died in Wilson Rock, (Present Sequoyah County), Indian Territory (Present Oklahoma), United States
Cause of death: pneumonia
Place of Burial: Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. John "Hellfire" Rogers and Jennie Rogers
Wife of David Gentry and Samuel McGrady
Ex-wife of Sam Houston, President of Texas
Sister of Annie Irons; Susannah Miller; <private> Rogers and <private> Rogers
Half sister of Charles Rogers, Sr.; Aky U-lv-s-qua-to-gu Vickery (Rogers); James Rogers; Capt. John Rogers, Jr., Principal Chief and Nannie Grubb

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About Diana Rogers

She was the daughter of Capt. John "Hellfire Jack" Rogers and Jennie Due and sister of John Rogers, Jr., Anna Rogers [Flowers, Irons], Joseph Rogers, William Rogers and Susanna Rogers [Miller]. She married David Gentry, Gen. Sam Houston and Sam McGrady.

She died of pneumonia at Wilson Rock and was originally interred at Wilson Rock Cemetery. Her remains were moved to Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Sept. 1904.

Because she was once the wife of a United States army officer, she was entitled to be buried within the circle surrounding the ag [sic] staff in the cemetery.

A headstone was set up over the grave, bearing the inscription" "Talahina, Indian wife of General Sam Houston.' (This headstone has since been replaced) In death, the whites attributed an Indian name to her she had never had, thus the name 'Talahina' on her headstone."

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On September 3, 1904, the remains of what was believed to be Tiana Rogers was exhumed from the grave at Wilson's Rock. A large crowd of people stood by as the remains were carefully removed and taken to Ft. Gibson for further investigation.

"The bones were that of a very tall and large framed woman. A tortoise-shell comb was in the grave. All large bones were there, lower limbs and arms with skull in two parts, frontal and back with portions of upper and lower jaw which contained a number of teeth in an apparently perfect state of preservation. Most of the teeth were fine showing a high state of intelligence and moral qualities. It also showed large social organs, all showing that the woman was a person of much more than ordinary talent and ability. The shell comb was circular shape about seven inches across."

(from the book, Sam Houston With The Cherokees)

Jesse Chisholm of The Chisholm Trail: His mother's sister, Talihina (Diana) Rogers was the second wife of General Sam Houston.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okpcgc/people_and_families/j_chisholm.html -------------------- She was the daughter of Capt. John "Hellfire Jack" Rogers and Jennie Due and sister of John Rogers, Jr., Anna Rogers [Flowers, Irons], Joseph Rogers, William Rogers and Susanna Rogers [Miller]. She married David Gentry, Gen. Sam Houston and Sam McGrady. She died of pneumonia at Wilson Rock and was originally interred at Wilson Rock Cemetery. Her remains were moved to Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Sept. 1904. A headstone was set up over the grave, bearing the inscription" "Talahina, Indian wife of General Sam Houston.' (This headstone has since been replaced) In death, the whites attributed an Indian name to her she had never had, thus the name 'Talahina' on her headstone." ____________

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3012951

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Diana Rogers's Timeline

1799
1799
Old Cherokee Nation
1819
1819
Age 20
1830
1830
Age 31
1832
1832
Age 33
1833
1833
Age 34
Wilson Rock, (Present Sequoyah County), Indian Territory (Present Oklahoma), United States
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Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States