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The Rogers family, in Hillsboro, is a very extensive family, taken in connection with the Rogers in the Fork and Mullins region, whence they all sprang; there is, perhaps not a more extensive family in the county. Dew Rogers, a way back in the twenties, went for the Fork over into what is now Hillsboro, having married over there, a Miss Mary Barfield; he bought land and went to work; he was a very energetic, persevering and frugal man, made money, bought other lands, negroes, &c., and raised children; the children reached the number of sixteen or nineteen, mostly sons; the names of some of them, as remembered , was Zany, Jesse, Henry, Ebenezer, Dew, Barfield and others , and lastly our esteemed and worthy fellow-citizen, Captain Robert H. Rogers - the youngest son. Captain Henry Rogers (familiarly called "Captain Tarleton") a brother of old Dew, married a Miss Thompson, and came over from the Fork about the same time Dew Rogers came and settled on the Lewis Thompson homestead, his wife's father and lived and died there some years ago. He raised a large family of sons and daughters, and about them the writer knows but little.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.


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1790 Federal Census

  • Georgetown District, South Carolina: ROGERS listed

Will of Patience ROGERS 1820
sister Sarah Waters; John Thomas Tyler (Son of Francis Tyler) [grandson?];
sons Joseph R. Rogers, John Rogers, William, S. Rogers and Silas Rogers
Jofee R. Rogers (relationship unknown; Jesee? Josee?)

Will of Eli ROGERS 1828
wife Elizabeth; daughters Ruth, Rachel, Elizabeth;
sons Robert Rogers, John Rogers, (and Stephen Rogers?);
sons-in-law John Clark, Bryant H. Bass (likely two more daughters)

Will of Lot ROGERS 1829
wife Anne; Daughter Sally Legett
sons David Rogers, Timothy Rogers, Robert Rogers, Noah Rogers, Elisah Rogers, William Rogers, Phillip Rogers
grand Children now living with me Martha Rogers and David Rogers
grand children Wileiam Sadey [Eadey?], Nathan Evans & Elizabeth Ann Evans

Will of William ROGERS 1843

Will of Dew ROGERS 1851
wife Mary [Sellers says she was Mary Barfield];
sons Zany Rogers, Jesse Rogers, Henry Rogers, Bigham Rogers, Barfield Rogers, John Dew Rogers, Ebeneser Rogers
my five daughters, Beady Looper (Mrs. Alexander Looper), Mary Ann Rogers, Susan Rogers, Sealy Rogers, Hannah Rogers;
daughter Effy Callwell
brother Ebeneser Rogers
NOTE: John Dew Rogers inherited 300 acres in Robeson County, NC


  • ROGERS burials listed in Cemeteries in Dillon County and Upper Marion County.
    (Bicentennial Project of UDC, Colonial Dames XVII, and DAR)
    Extracted and transcribed by Roger Morgan

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