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Charles Rogers

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland, Ireland
Death: 1849 (74-75)
Braxton, West Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Braxton, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Hannah Rogers
Father of John Rogers; Margaret “Peggy” O'Brien; Levi Rogers; Noah Rogers; Elijah Rogers and 2 others

Occupation: Businessman and property owner in Londonderry. Peddler and farmer in U.S.
Managed by: Rachel Mary Johnson
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About Charles Rogers

Charles was born in Derry, Ireland, in 1774 and according to one source, came to America as a stowaway in a hogshead on a freighter, landing on the coast of Virginia about 1796. Some family records indicate that Charles had two sisters, Margaret who married a Mr. Moore and Ellen who married a Mr. Freel. There is no evidence that either sister came to America. But another source states that Charles had three brothers that came to America with him with one of them settling in Gassaway, Braxton County, West Virginia. The names of their parents are unknown at this time. But according to family history, the family had a linen factory in Londonderry, but Charles, a Protestant, left Ireland to escape Catholic persecution. Records show Charles living in Ruddle, Randolph County, Virginia, in 1796 and in the same year he was married to Hannah Skidmore in Pendleton County, Virginia (now W.Va.) by a minister named Morton. Hannah was the daughter of John and Mary Magdalene Hinkle Skidmore, this union providing one of the several links between the Rogers, Skidmore and Friend families. Hannah was born in Augusta County, Va., in 1776 and her father John was a Revolutionary War Captain. Charles apparently was a colorful character: Clayburn Pierson, a contemporary of Charles in his younger days (Pierson's), writes of him and calls him "Uncle Charlie," a God-fearing man and tells that he spoke with a heavy brogue. Charles reportedly was a wandering peddler when he married Hannah. Charles and Hannah settled on a farm for fourteen years in the Shenandoah Valley and had five children there: John born in 1796, Margaret born in 1799, Levi born in 1803, Noah born in 1806 and Elijah born in 1809. James A. was born in 1820 after the family had moved to Braxton County, Va., (Now W.Va.). Charles, while living in the Shenandoah Valley apparently was jailed after posting bond for a scoundrel who left town, and was helped from the jail by Hannah; they left for the mouth of Otter in Braxton County on horseback, leaving word that they could be found there. In 1831, Charles and Hannah migrated to what is now Wallback in Clay County, West Virginia. At the time, the Wallback area was a complete wilderness. Charles built a pioneer house from Buckeye trees and he and Hannah spent the rest of their lives there farming, planting apple orchards and raising mulberries. Both are buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery located at Wallback. Hannah died in 1847 and Charles died in 1849. -- from The Rogers Family of Clay County by Arthur R. Friend


    Charles Rogers was born in Londonderry Ireland in 1774 and came 

to America on a freighter, landing on the coast of Virginia about

1794. Family records indicate he had two sisters, Margarett who

married a Mr. Moore and Ellen who married a Mr. Freel. Neither came

to America.

    Charles was married to Hannah Skidmore in Pendleton County VA 

(WV) in 1796 by a minister named Morton. Hannah, a daughter of

Revolutionary War Militia Captain John and Mary Magdalena (Hinkle) Skidmore,

was born in Augusta County VA in 1776. Hannah died 1n 1845 at

Wallback, VA, (WV), and Charles died there in 1849. They are buried

in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Wallback WV.

From Don Norman's Family Files.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hcpd/norman/ROGERS/CHARLES.htm


Charles Rogers BIRTH 1774 Ireland DEATH 1849 (aged 74–75) Roane County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Pleasant Hill Cemetery Wallback, Roane County, West Virginia

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6010137/charles-rogers

Charles Rogers fled Londonderry, Ireland to escape religious persecution. He arrived about 1794, as a stowaway, worked as a peddler for 2 years while seeing the country and learning the language.

Charles, in his travels, met Hannah Skidmore, daughter of Revolutionary War Captain John & Mary Magdalena (Hinkle) Skidmore. They were married, in 1796 by Rev. Morton, at her father's plantation near Ruddle, Virginia.

Charles & Hannah moved to what is now West Virginia with their 6 children. They are buried at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, behind the church, on what was their home place.

Children John Rogers 1797–1872

Margarett Rogers O'Brien 1799–1885

Photo Levi Rogers 1803–1871

Noah Rogers 1806–1842

Elijah Rogers 1809–1875

Photo James A. Rogers 1814–1861


Charles Rogers BIRTH 1774 Ireland DEATH 1849 (aged 74–75) Roane County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Pleasant Hill Cemetery Wallback, Roane County, West Virginia

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6010137/charles-rogers

Children John Rogers 1797–1872

Margarett Rogers O'Brien 1799–1885

Photo Levi Rogers 1803–1871

Noah Rogers 1806–1842

Elijah Rogers 1809–1875

Photo James A. Rogers 1814–1861

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Charles Rogers's Timeline

1774
1774
Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland, Ireland
1797
December 10, 1797
Ruddle, WV, United States
1799
1799
Ruddle, WV, United States
1803
January 5, 1803
Bath County, Virginia, United States
1806
1806
Baltimore, MD, United States
1809
1809
Bath County, VA, United States
1809
Bath, VA, United States
1814
1814
Nicholas, WV, United States
1849
1849
Age 75
Braxton, West Virginia, United States