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George Rogers

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Virginia
Death: Died in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Rogers and Lecia Rogers
Husband of Elizabeth Rogers
Father of Colonel William B. Rogers; Bartlett Rogers; Mollie Hunt; Elizabeth Burleson Oxford; Rosanna Wild and 5 others
Brother of David Rogers; William Rogers and Clement Rogers

Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About George Rogers

Old Buncombe County Heritage Vol II article 498

George Rogers, [perhaps the] son of John Rogers, [SIC: not the John Rogers who married Mary BIrd] was born in Virginia about 1740. He married Elizabeth Losson/Lawson in 1760 and they migrated to Buncombe County where he died about 1800. His widow, who was born in 1738, later moved to Kentucky where she died in the year 1841 age 103. George and his sons owned land on the Little Ivy River, on both sides of Caney River and on Mine Fork of Jack's Creek at the beginning of the 1800s. Most of the family had moved on to Clay County, Kentucky before 1820.

The children of George Rogers and Elizabeth Lawson were:

  • 1. Bartlett b. 1771 at N.C ., m. Elizabeth Robertson, dau. of Julius Robertson of Buncombe County. They died in Illinois.
  • 2. William b. 1765, d. ca. 1825, m. Nancy Holcomb.
  • 3. George Washington b. ca. 1790, m. Caty Wild, dau. of Felix Wild.
  • 4. Nathaniel, went west and was never heard from again.
  • 5. Elizabeth d. 1846, m. Jacob Oxford.
  • 6. Edith m. Abel Oxford.
  • 7. Rosanna m. John Wild, son of Felix Wild. 8
  • 8. Mollie m. Jonathan Hunt.
  • 9. Eleanor m. James Elkins.
  • 10. Christina m. Philip Wilson.


  1. Abbrev: Heritage of Old Buncombe County, North Carolina Vol II. Doris Cline Ward, editor, Heritage of Old Buncombe County, North Ca rolina Vol II (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, 1987. Page: article 498


  1. Joy Benemann, Descendants of George Rogers (Attachment to email to Ralph D. Clark from Joy Benemann,, 10 Mar 1998, Re: George Rogers), (hereafter cited as Benemann, 3/10/98, Descendants of George Rogers).


This has my name on it, but I did not put it here. Where the idea of an extra George Rogers added as another spouse of Elizabeth Lawson came from I have no clue. As far as I know, there was only one husband George, and all the children are his, no step or half siblings. I don't know how to delete the erroneous information. Also, our George was NOT a son of John Rogers and Mary Bird. That is a different George. Ours is at least one more generation down the line, perhaps son of William Rogers and a Lecia Lawson.

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George Rogers's Timeline

Age 27
Virginia Colony
Age 33
Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Age 35
Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Age 37
Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Age 41
Age 43
Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Age 52
Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
December 25, 1792
Age 54
Buncombe, North Carolina, USA