This happens to me frequently, but while searching for something else, I came across a page about our ancestor Hugh Rogers. Hugh not only fought in the Revolutionary War, he has his own chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)! This is an old organization of people who can document their entire ancestry back to a soldier in the war. It's very interesting information and includes a biography of Hugh and his wife Nancy Augusta Thornton. This DAR chapter erected a new, common tombstone for Hugh and Nancy, and the back of the tombstone lists their TWELVE sons! What follows is the text of this website - make sure you read the information about how they met. It is romantic!:
"Revolutionary soldier Hugh
Rogers was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1760 to Robert and Frances
Russell Rogers. Robert's father, Samuel, came from County Cork,
Ireland in 1758. Being a shipbuilder by trade, he helped build the
ship he sailed on in return for passage to the colonies.
Our direct ancestor, Cyrus, was son number 11, born in
|To see the site where this information came from, go to: http://www.ncs-dar.org/HughRogersChapter.htm
On the site you will find a photo of the location where the Hugh and Nancy Rogers home was located. You can almost feel what it would be like to be seated on the veranda of a large plantation house...
Page updated October, 2005