Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Robert E. and Anna (Libby) Rogers, son William E. Rogers, brother John H. Rogers, 9 North 50 West

In 1850 LaSalle County, Illinois, Turney Rogers, 48, female, born in New York, with Shubel 27, Phebe 21, David 18, Martha 16, John 14, George 12, and Eugene 9.

In 1850 Somerset County, Maine, Amos Libby is 40, a shoe maker, with Martha 36, Charles 17, Ellen M. 16, Franklin 12, Cyrus E. 10, Sarah 9, Climena 7, Anna 5, and Alvena 2.

In 1860 Somerset County, Maine, Amos Libbey is 50, Martha 48, Cyrus E. 20, Clymena W. 17, Anna W. 15, Alma 11, and Mary A. 4.
(Mary Alice (Libby) Hamlin 1855-1952 is buried in Glendale, California # 85416929.
(Harriet Alma Travis, born November 4, 1860 in Maine to Amos Libby and Martha Parker, wife of Richard Travis, died January 8, 1923 in Chicago, to be buried in Rose Hill_
They had married July 29, 1863 in Porter County Indiana.
Richard born January 26, 1840 in Fishkill, New York to Jeremiah Travis and Catherine BOgardus, died October 4, 1929 in Moultrie County, Illinois, to be buried in Chicago.
Their son Bertrand Allen Travis, born Feb 1, 1865 in Dwight Illinois, died March 26, 1929 i Chicago, to be buried in Rose Hill.

Robert Eugene Rogers was born in 1841 in Newark, Wayne County, New York. He was the son of Shubael M. Rogers (b. 1808) and Tenney Armstrong (b. 1808). As a young man he lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he apprenticed as a machinist. Rogers enlisted in the Civil War as a sergeant in Co. F, 11th Illinois Infantry in April 1861. Subsequently, he was also with Co. C, Chicago Light Artillery (Busteed’s Battery) and 1st New York Light Artillery, where he served as a first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster. Rogers married Anna Parker Sibby (b. 1842) on May 20, 1862 in Mazon Township, Grundy County, Illinois. The couple had three children: Dora Marth Rogers (b. 1865), Henry Elden Rogers (b. 1867) and William Eugene Rogers (b. 1875).
After the war, Rogers was known to live in the Midwest, and lived in approximately 13 different locations between 1865 and 1925. He owned RE Rogers & Sons Mfrs. Agents Lumber and Other Forest Products in Sterling, Colorado, circa 1916. Later in life Rogers resided in California where he began writing a personal memoir of his experiences in the war. He died on August 5, 1930.

"Report of Lieutenant Robert E. Rogers, Battery B, First New York Light Artillery.
HDQRS. BATTERY B, FIRST NEW YORK LIGHT ARTY., August 10, 1864. SIR: Broke camp on the 11th and marched five miles to near York River railroad. Marched to the Chickahominy on the 12th; crossed on the morning of the 13th. Moved out two miles and remained in the harness during then day. Marched at 7 p.m. twelve miles and camped, Marched at 7 a.m. on the 14th to Charles City Court-House and camped. Where we remained until the morning of the 16th, when we crossed the James River and marched to the front of Petersburg, arriving at 4 a.m. on the 17th. Remained in harness until 8 a.m. on the 18th, when battery took position and fired 161 rounds.
Private Flynn slightly wounded. Remained in same position until the night of the 13th of July, firing during the time 160 rounds with no other casualties. Battery went into position in the new line of works on the night of the 13th.
Fired from the position taken on the 13th, up to the 30th, seventy-three rounds.
No casualties. Fired during the assault on the enemy’s works on the 30th 370 rounds; no casualties. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. E. ROGERS, "

"Second-Lieutenant, Robert E. Rogers, rank from November 12, 1861, promoted to First-Lieutenant March 6, 1863, promoted to Captain, December 30, 1864, mustered out with battery June 18, 1865."

In 1870 Milwaukee, Robert is 29, Anna P. 25, Dora M. 5, and Henry E. 3.

William E. Rogers was born Feb 2, 1875 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Robert Eugene Rogers and Annie Parker Libby.

In 1880 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Robert Rogers is 39, a framer at a lumberyard, with Anna 35 born in Maine, Laura 15, Hy 13 and Willly 5.

Robert, born about 1841, was admitted to the Hot Springs, South Dakota veterans hospital in 1914,
Robert died August 5, 1930 in Los Angeles County, age 89.
His stone in Sterling "Capt. Robert E Rogers, Co. B., 1st N.Y.L. Arty.
FindaGrave # 21528100.
His wife is likely the Annie P. Rogers 1845-1897 buried in Sterling # 21598076.

William E. Rogers married Bertha L. Morris on January 13, 1899, recorded in Logan County.

In 1900 Logan County, William E. born Feb 1875 in Wisconsin, married to Bertha L. November 1880 Nebraska. Edmond Reeves 35 born in Iowa and William's sister Dora M. born January 1865 in Illinois.
Next household is Edward Morris Feb 1876 Minnesota, single, farming with two hired men.

On the same page is John Morris Feb 1837 Ohio, married 33 years to mary E. Feb 1847 Indiana. Ethel is 14, John L. 12, George 9.

William claimed a quarter in 35, 9N 50W in 1903.

William Eugene Rogers registered for WWI in Logan County, working at the title abstract office, with Bertha living at 310 Taylor in Sterling.

In 1920 Sterling, William is 44, Bertha 39, Mildred 14, and Lawrence 6.
All four are still in Sterling in 1930, Mildred teaching school.

Mildred 1905-1935 is buried in Sterling # 21598128.

William E. Rogers 1875-1942 is buried in Sterling # 21528109.

Dora and Edd H. Reeves are in in Snohomish County, Washington in 1910, both 45.

In 1930 Robert Rogers is in Los Angeles, 88, and daughter Dora M. Reeves 65 is with him, a housekeeper in an apartment.
Edmund is in San Francisco in 1930, 65, now married to Camille 51. He's a car salesman.

Henry E. Rogers is in Los Angeles in 1920, 52, with Anna M. 47 - immigrating in 18 5 from Seweden, living with aunt Clymena Brayton 78 born in Maine.
Clymena W. Brayton 1842-1926 is buried in Los Angeles National # 3691695, with Whipple Mason Brayton 1834-1919.
In 1870 Livingston County, Illinois, Clymena was 27, married to Whipple Brayton 32, a carpenter. They are next to Martha Libby 56 born in Maine, Mary A. 14, and Walter 9.

Bertha M. (Morris) Rogers 1880-1978 is buried in Sterling # 21598079.
So are her parents John 1837-1918 and Mary 1847-1932.

Robert claimed a quarter in 35 in 1905. Married Dora A. Cox. Survived by two sons: W. A. Rodgers of Auburn and Edgar Rodgers of Franklin. "


In 1880 Livingston County, Illinois, John is 44, Elizabeth 42, Homer 14, Larena 11, Emmet 3,a nd Celia 1.

John H. Rogers timber-claimed a quarter in 10, 8N 50W in 1898.

In 1910 Logan County, John H. Rogers is 73, born in New York just married to Letitia R. 57 - second marriage for both. Frank C. Henry 25 born in Ioas is with them, a lodger.

"John Hamilton Rogers b. 7 Dec 1836, Newark, Wayne Co., NY d. 18 Nov 1917, last living at Fleming, CO. The middle name of Hamilton came from a family bible that surfaced this year. The death record is from his Civil war pension records. John Hamilton m. 1) Elizabeth Ann Watson Dec 22 1854 Grundy, IL and 2) Letitia (Oakley) Russell 14 Oct 1909, CO. "

John H. Rogers 1836-1917 is buried in Fort Morgan # 39003506, with Elizabeth Jane Rogers 1838-1908. # 39003507.

In 1900 Fleming, John H. Rogers is 63, Elizabeth J. 61, Emmet P. 24, and Celia A. 21.

February 1900 Sterling "Ed Russell is over from Fleming. He reports Mrs. Rogers as improving."
May 1900 "Mrs. J. H. Rogers of Fleming is very sick again. R. D. Langford came over from Fleming this morning after a physician."

August 1899 "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."

In 1899 Sterling " There were many Christmas dinners in Sterling last Monday and no doubt the participants enjoyed them each and all to the utmost. One of the most pleasant was that in the lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Sherman. In addition to the host and hostess, there were present ..... Mr. and Mrs. Homer Rogers and Master Guy, Miss Nettie Rogers and Miss Alta Blystone."

In 1900 Logan County, Homer is a dry goods salesman, born Sept 1865 in Illinois, with Myra May 1870 Colorado, and Guy Sept 1893 Colorado.

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

In 1910 Homer has a merchandise store in Brush, Colorado, with Myra A. 40, Guy 17, and Roy 8.

Lorena C. Wilsey is in Sterling in 1900, born April 1868 in Illinois, married to Archie M. Sept 1853 in Illinois, the county assessor. Lillian S. born April 1890 iand Grant E. January 1892 in Cwee bon born in COlorado.
Grant E. Wilsey, born at Fleming Colorado, to Arch M. Wilsey and Lorena Charlotte Rogers, married Gladys Bernice De La Mater in O'Brien County, Iowa on June 12, 1924.
In 1930 O'Brien County, Grant sells musical merchandise, with G. Berniece 25 and Grant Jr. newborn.
Grant is divorced in 1940 Denver, living alone - he was in Sioux City Iowa in 1935.
Bernice has married Ruel Jacobs, and they're in Sioux City in 1940, with Grant Wilsey 10.
Grant Jr. born Dec 29, 1929 in O'Brien County, died Sept 25, 1999.

Emmet P. Rogers is a real estate agent in Brush in 1910, 331, with Rosa 28 born in Indiana.
They're in Denver in 1920, where he sells stocks. Robert E. is seven months old.
Emmet Philander Rogers was born April 15, 1876 in Livingston County, Illinois to John H. Rogers and Elizabeth J. Watson.

April 1900 "Jimmy Marchbank has adopted the little Leroy Rogers boy, and both are happy as two peas."


Return to Logan County Pioneer Index