John H. and Elizabeth J. (Watson)Rogers, 8 North 50 West

In 1858 John H. Rogers was elected a collector of Broughton township, Livingston County, Illinois.

John Hamilton Rogers and Elizabeth Jane Watson had Edwin Alonzo Rogers about 1857.

John enlisted in Company B, Illinois 129th Infantry Regiment on 08 Sep 1862. Mustered out on 13 Mar 1863.

In 1870 Livingston County, Illinois, John is farming, 32, born in New York, with Elizabeth 31 in Indiana. Edwin is 13, Homer 5, and Lorena 2.

In 1880 Livingston County, John is farming, 44, Elizabeth 42, Homer 14, Larena 11, Emmet 3, and Celia 1.
April 5, 1890 Sterling Colorado "Jimmy Marchbank has adopted the little Leroy Rogers boy, and both are happy as two peas."

Leatitia was appointed the Fleming postmaster in May 1889.
She held that post until John H. Rogers took over in June 1897.
John H. Rogers timber-claimed a quarter in 8N 50W in 1898.
John was farming in Logan County, in 1900, on the same page as Letitia and Edward Russell. He was born Dec 1836 in New York, married 45 years to Elizabeth October 1838 in Indiana. They have Ernest P. 24 and Celia A. 21, both born in Illinois.

Homer Rogers was in Logan County in 1900, 34, with Myra A. 30 and Guy B. 6. They're in Fort Morgan in 1910, running a general store with Guy 17, and Roy 8.
August 18, 1899 Sterling, Colorado "E. H. Reeves of Denver has been in this section for several days on a visit to his cousin, Homer Rogers. Mr. Reeves contemplates locating at or near Fleming in the cattle business. He is an old newspaper man and therefore deserves to succeed anywhere."

February 2, 1900 Sterling "Mrs. J. H. Rogers of Fleming is seriously ill. Homer drove over there this morning in company with Dr . Stantoii and wo hope to record news of her recovery to-morrow."
February 23, 1900 "Ed Russell is over from Fleming. He reports Mrs. Rogers as improving."

May 11, 1900 "Homer Rogers is happy because his pa is over from Fleming for a visit with himself and family."

May 18, 1900 "Mrs. J. H. Rogers of Fleming is very sick again. R.D. Langford came over from Fleming this morning after a physician."

In 1900 Logan County, John born December 1836 in New York, is a dry goods merchant. Elizabeth born October 1838 in Indiana has had eight kids, five living. Earnest P. April 1876 and Celia April 1879 were both born in Illinois.
On the same page is William Rogers born Feb 1875 in Wisconsin, a cattle raiser, with his sister Dora M. Reeves born January 1865 in Illinois, married to Edmund Reeves, 35 a cattle raiser.

John H. Rogers and Letitia Russell married in Sterling on October 14, 1909.

In 1910 Logan County, John is 75, Letitia 57 born in Ohio, second marriage for both.

John 1836-1917 is buried in Fort Morgan, with Elizabeth Jane Rogers 1838-1908.

Letitia Rogers is back in Monona County, Iowa in 1920, widowed, living with her sister Martha J. Oliver 52 and her family.

Per one tree, she died there October 11, 1921, daughter of Thomas Ambrose Oakley 1813-1868 and Mary Jane Atkinson 1829-1870.
In 1870 Auglaize County, Iowa, Thomas Oakley is 57, Mary J. 40, Latitia 17, Maria 15, Susannah 14, Rachel 13, Lucinda 10, George E. 9, James C. 5, Martha J. 3, and Elizabeth 1.


Edwin Alonzo Rogers and Ella Josephene Chesebrough married in 1879 in Grundy County, Illinois.
Ella had married Francis R. Frank Kimball on March 1, 1871 in Livingston County, and had two sons before she married Ed.

They're in Livingston County in 1880.

In 1900 Livingston County, Edwin, farming, and Ella have Isabel E. Rogers, born April 1888 in Illinois - but it says Isabel's father was born in New York. .
In 1910 Sterling, Edwin is 52, a janitor at the school, with Ella J. 58 born in New York keeping a boarding house. Ray E. Kimbell 34 is a blacksmith born in Illinois. Ella has had four kids, three living.
Possibly Ray was in South Dakota in 1907, single, age 31, arriving in South Dakota in 1904.

Edwin A. Rogers 1857-1940 is buried in Livingston County, Illinois # 88308704, with Ella 1852-1915 # 88308728.
Guy A. Kimbell, born about 1871, married Jennie Rich in 1893 in Livingston County,.
She was born about 1872, daughter of John Rich and Helen Maria Paddock.
Beatrice Kimball 1898-1899 is buried in Livingston County # 88279099.

In 1900 Livingston County, Guy is farming, born March 1872, with Jennie May 1872, both born in Illinois. She's had two kids, one living - Richard R. October 1894.

In 1920 Livingston County, Guy and Jennie have Ella Rose 6. Jennie's father John Rich, widowed, 73 born in England is with them.
Guy 1872-1926 is buried in Livingston County, # 88279108, wtih Jennie 1872-1942 # 88279135.
Ella Rose Kimball, born August 3, 1913, died in San Diego County December 26, 1984, as Ella Chevallard.
She had married Allan Knight on March 14, 1936 in Livingston County.

In 1940 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Allen is a clerk, 32, with Ella 26 a price clerk.

Elizabeth Isabel Rogers married David Edward Smith on March 31, 1909, recorded in Logan County.

David Edward Smith registered for WWI in Sterling, farming, born Sept 7, 1883, married to Isabelle R. Smith.

Isabel Smith is in Sterling in 1920, 30, born in Illinois, married to David, 36 born in Michigan, a grocery salesman. Dorothy I 8 and Ella Mae 3 were born in Colorado.
In 1930 Benton, Arkansas, David Smith is farming, 45, wtih Isabel 40, and Ella May 13.

In 1940 Benton County, D.E. Smith is farming in Benton County, with Isabell 50. Ella Mae 23 is a beautician. Isabel's father E.A. Rogers 85 is widowed.
Edwin Alonzo Rogers died in Benton County in April 1940.

David Edward Smith registered for WWII in Bentonville, Arkansas, born September 7, 1883 at Woodland, Barry County, Michigan to Isaac and Margaret Smith.
(Isaac 1837-1915 is buried in Barry County # 9023773 - his obituary said David was living in Sterling ILLINOIS.)

David E. Smith 1883-1967 # 163544237 is buried in Bentonville, with Isabel E. Smith 1888-1964 # 163544249.

Ella Mae Smith, 34, married Gerald D. Taylor, 39 on July 30, 1951 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Dorothy Irene Smith married W.T. Holcomb on June 7, 1933, recorded in Clear Creek County, Colorado.

Dorothy Irene Holcomb 1911-2001 buried in Hendersonville, North Carolina # 159697782.

William T. Holcomb, age 95 of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Beystone Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Colorado Springs, Co, he was the son of Trafford G. and Mattie L. Holcomb. He lived in Hendersonville since 1984.
He married Irene Smith of Sterling Co. in 1933.
He was employed by Chevron for 36 years and worked in a number of states with most of his career in refining and production of asphalt products. For a number of years he was Refinery Manager in Baltimore and later became the Manager of Manufacturing in the Eastern U.S. and Canada.
He was active in the Masonic organization. A Past Master in Maryland, a member of Kedron Lodge in Hendersonville, Oasis Shrine Temple, and a member of Hendersonville Shrine Club. In 1977, when living in Arizona he was invested with the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville.
After his wife Irene's death in 2001, he and his dog, Candy, enjoyed visiting area nursing homes, where he was sometimes known as "The Candy Man". A fitting tribute to Bill would be to bring encouragement to residents in nursing home as he and Candy did.
Survivors include one son Rev. Wayne C. Holcomb of the Paterson, N.J. area, one daughter Millie Armant of Franklin, PA, a brother C. E. Holcomb of Hendersonville, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, September 16, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville with the Rev. William Campbell officiating.


Homer G. Rogers, born about 1864, married Myra A. Ross on December 12, 1892 in Livingston County, Illinois.

In 1900 Sterling, Homer is a dry goods salesman, 34, Myra A. born May 1870 in Colorado, with Guy B. September 1893 .

In 1910 Homer, joint proprietor of a general store, and Myra - this census says she was born in ILlinois - are in Brush, Colorado, with Guy 17 and Roy 8.

Myra Rogers 1870-1915 is buried in Sterling # 21598140.
Homer G. Rogers 1865-1936 is buried in Sterling # 21598115.

Guy Vilroy Rogers registered for WWI in Sterling, born September 9, 1893 at terling, a clerk for Siman Raabe of Sterling.
Guy is a mens-wear salesman in 1920 Sterling, 26, single, living alone.
Guy married Anne Beatrice Landram, both 26, on April 11, 1920, in Denver, recorded in Logan County.
April 21, 1920 Greeley "Anno Beatrice Landram of Denver and Guy V. Rogers cf Sterling in Denver on April 11. The bride is a former student of the Teachers college and a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. The Rogers will make their home in Sterling where Mr. Rogers is connected with tho McG?? clothing company."

Ann had been in Cripple Creek in 1910, 16, with Robert W. 51 and Anna H. 41 Landara. Henry was 21, Mary Louise 19.
Her parents went to Los Angeles, dying there after 1930, but brother Henry died in 1915 in Cripple Creek. Mary Landram born De 21, 1891 in Lucero New Mexico, died Novembr 1978 as Mary Hart.

In 1930 Chicago, Guy is a manager of a wholesale house, 36, with Anne 34 mdean of a privgate school. They are living in a large boarding house.

Guy, born September 9, 1893 at Brush, Colorado to Homer Rogers born at Cabry Illinois and Anne, born at Dwight, Illinois, died in Chicago May 15, 1932, to be buried in Graceland.

Roy is a railroad yard clerk in 1930 Hoisington, Kansas, married to Pauline born in Kansas, both 28.
They're still there in 1940.


A. M. Wilsey married L.C. Rogers on April 25, 1889 in Logan County, Colorado.

Lorena C. Wilsey is in Logan County in 1900, married 11 years to Archie M. Wilsey. 46. Thay have Lillian S. 10 and Grant E. 8.
They're back in O'Brien County, Iowa in 1920, Arch 66, Lorena C. 51, and Grant E. 27.
Grant Emmet Wilsey had registered for WWI in Sheldon, Iowa born January 4, 1892 at Fleming Colorady. He's a piano dealer with A.M. Wilsey.

September 30, 1898

November 2, 1899

November 17, 1899 "Assessor-elect Wilsey is painting an immense sign on the corrugated iron sheds of the Goddard & Henderson lumberyard."

In 1900 Sterling, Lorena C. Wilsey is 32, married 11 years to Archie Willsey. Archie is the County Assesor. Lillian is 10, Grant E. 8, both born in Colorado. Next door is Homer Rogers born Sept 1865 in ILllinois, married four years to Myra A. May 1870 in Colorado. They have Guy B. Sept 1893 Colorado.

In 1910 Sterling, Colorado, Lorena Wilsey is 49, born in Illinois, with Arch W. Wilsey 54 Illinois. They both work in a a hardware store. Grant E. Wilsey is 18, born in Colorado.

Arch and "Tonna" are in O'Brien County Iowa in 1920, with Grant, and they're alone in 1930 O'Brien County.

Lorena, widow of Arch, born April 28, 1868 at Livingston County, Illinois, died in Detroit, Michigan September 3, 1938, to be buried in Summitt Hill. Grant Wilsey was the informant.

Grant Wilsey, a music dealer, born in Fleming Colorado to Arch M. Wilsey and Lorena Charlotte Rogers, married Gladys Bernice De La Mater, age 20, born in Sheldon Iowa, on June 12, 1924.


Dan B. Gilbert married Nell Rogers Dec 29, 1904, recorded in Logan County.
"Nettie" R. Gilbert 1879-1966 is buried in Fort Morgan, # 39003560.

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