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Diana Rogers

Also Known As: "Houston", "Gentry", "Talahina", "Talihina", "Tiana", "McGrady", "Edwards", "Talihina Rogers"
Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Old Cherokee Nation
Death: 1833 (34)
Wilson Rock, (Present Sequoyah County), Indian Territory (Present Oklahoma), United States (pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. John "Hellfire Jack" Rogers and Jennie Rogers
Wife of General Sam Houston; General Samuel Rutherford Houston, of the Texas Army, Won Battle of San Jacinto, Statesman, soldier; David Gentry and Samuel McGrady
Sister of Martha "Patsy" Chisholm; Susannah Miller; Annie Irons; Caleb Rogers; Joseph Rogers and 1 other
Half sister of Charles Rogers, Sr.; Aky U-lv-s-qua-to-gu Vickery (Rogers); Capt. John Rogers, Jr., Principal Chief; James Rogers and Nannie "Nonnie" Rogers

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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


wikipedia

The Texas Cherokee, p70; ...he [Samuel Houston] had married a Cherokee woman, Talihina (also known as Diana) Rogers, daughter of John Jolly's brother, John Rogers.

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Diana Rogers's Timeline

1799
1799
Old Cherokee Nation
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