Descendants of Moses Rogers

compiled by Rebecca Rogers

Generation No. 1

1. MOSES4 ROGERS (MOSES3, JAMES2, DOSWELL1) was born 1828 in Virginia[1910 Census Hancock Co., TN]. He married AGNES SARAH CHURCH. She was born 1835 in TN.[1910 Census Hancock Co., TN] Va. [1880 Census Scott Co.].


_Assume Moses is the son of Moses and Mary "Polly" Anderson.

1.They have the SAME NAME.

2.The Older Moses' known son Thurman( From Thurman's Death Certificate) is married to Patience(From Thurman's Death Certificate), the sister of Moses's wife Sarah Church.

3.James Rogers Sr.'s property on the N.Fork of the Clinch is 18 MilesN.W. of the Courthouse.

He is living next to Jacob Roller N.Fork of the Clinch is 18 Miles N.W. of the Courthouse.

In 1860 Moses and Sarah were next to Andrew Roller (grandson of Jacob Roller, Sr.) and

Andrew H. Nelley and also David Neely age 97.

In 1860, Harrison Neely is living in Ky., but, his property is N.Fork of the Clinch River,

18 Miles N.W. of the Courthouse.

Harrison Neely is the GRANDSON of David, age 97, who is in Scott Co.,Va. living next to our Moses.

Harrison's Father, William went to Kentucky about 1856, as did Harrison, but, his much older Grandfather stayed in Va..

Property could be handed down for up to 100 years without registering again at the Courthouse. All of these younger generations are not listed on the Land Tax Lists, only the origional names were used, even 30 years after their death. As in the case of James Rogers, Sr. Est.. This was how it was listed on the1860 Land Tax List, he died in 1829.

(Jesse Rogers Land is 22 Miles West of the Courthouse. Neely's, Roller's and James Rogers Est. are all 18 Miles N.W. of the Courthouse. Our Moses on the 1860 Census is next to Roller's, and Neely's)

4. Moses Rogers and Sarah left Scott Co.,Va. after 1860, and went to Hawkins Co., War Gap District, Tenn. by 1870, and then, moved back to Scott Co.,Va. to the SAME PLACE with the SAME NEIGHBORS, even though, he had no land in his name.

5. Names were used over and over in his line as well, Spencer, James, Thomas,George, Joseph.

( The 1880 Census District 79 where Moses was has this description All of Powell (Mountain) Magisterial District lying South and West of a line of a line beginning in the Estiville (Gate City) and Jonesville Turnpike where it crosses the line of Estillville District, thence with said road to Henry J. Jennings house( they voted there Page 140), thence with the main road via Fairview to the Tennessee line.)

In January, 1851, the county was again laid off into six districts...

Powell Beginning on the top of Powell's Mountain, at the northwest corner of the township of Taylor; thence running with the top of said mountain and with the Lee County line, to Virginia and Tennessee state line; thence with said line to the top of Clinch Mountain, to the corner of the township of Estillville

and with the line of said township and the top of Clinch Mountain, to the southwest corner of said township; then with the line of said township to the mouth of Troublesome Creek; then with Clinch Riiver to the mouth of Copper Creek; then a straight line with the township of Taylor to the beginning.

1860 Scott Co.,Va. Census Page 519 Page 295

Moses Rogers 29 Farmer Value of Personal Estate $30 Born in Tn. ( Born in Va. on 1880)
Sarah Rogers 23 Spinster
Nancy A.? 10
George 6
Thomas 2

1870 Hawkins Co.,Tn. Census War Gap District pg. 14 (Cousin Betty L. Frank knew, that, Moses and Sarah were in War Creek District, Hawkins Co., Tn. in1870)
Rogers Moses 43 Farmer b. Va. cannot write
Sarah 34 Keeping House cannot read or write
Mary A. 16 b. INDIANA cannot read or write ( I don't know who this is)
George 14 b. Tn. in school
Thomas J. 13 b. Tn. in school
Emeline 9 b. Tn.
John 6 b. Tn.
Spencer 4 b. Tn.
Joseph 1 b. Tn.

1880 Census, District 79, Scott Co., Va.shows Moses age 52, making his birthdate abt. 1828.Farmer.!

1880 Census, District 79, Scott Co., Va. shows that both his parents were born in Va.

War Gap District, Hawkins County, Tn. is were Moses and Sarah were in 1870.

1860 and 1880, they were in Scott Co., Va.

In 1860 in War Gap District, Hawkins County, Tn., 

Andrew Roller and first wife Charity are next to our Moses in 1860 Scott Co.,Va. Census, and so are Andrew Neely and family.

In 1870 our Moses was in Tn., but, in Va.:

Jacob Roller (grandson of Jacob Roller,Sr.,son of Elias, and brother of Andrew{on 1860} and wife Letty Neely(daughter of Andrew Neely on the 1860 next to our Moses) are living next to Andrew Neely.

In 1880 Our Moses is living next to Andrew Roller again with second wife Matilda.

The Census order in 1880 is Andrew Roller,Anderson's( Andrew's Step children), Moses Rogers, George Church( Sarah's Brother).

Dear Kenneth,

The information that you forwarded a few days ago, sent me in a tizzy checking even more! I wanted to make sure, that,I did not make a mistake regarding the Father of Moses. Jesse was in the area, but, when, I went back to the Land Tax lists, Jesse was in a different place than Moses , Roller's and Neely's.These three were all together on the Census, on the Land Tax Records all were 18 Miles N.W. of the Courthouse . Jesse was 22 Miles W.

The information ,that, you forwarded, said, Jesse and Lucinda (Rice) Rogers. They had 6 sons, 7 are thought to be children of this couple. The key word is THOUGHT!

Then they listed Moses as a possibility, but they had no proof!

I don't have a Family Bible or a Census with Moses as a child, but what I do have seems like the Proof!

Rebecca Rogers

Dear Eleanor,

Thanks for the information about Jesse. I didn't think I was wrong, but, when someone else differs, You question. After, I did more checking on the Neely's, and knew that David Neely was next to our Moses on the 1860 Census and he was 18 Miles N.W. of the Courthouse. I am sure that Moses is on James Rogers, Sr.'s property, 18 Miles N.W. of the Courthouse.

Rebecca Rogers


1880 Census, District 79, Scott Co, Va. shows Sarah as age 45, making her birthdate as 1835.

1880 Census, District 79, Scott Co., Va. shows both her parents as being born in Va.

1900 Census Scott Co.,Va. Sarah Rogers Boarder W F Aug. 1834

living with John Sizemore and wife Elizabeth and Martha E.

In 1870 Hawkins Co.,Tn. Moses and Sarah Rogers are living next to James M. Sizemore and Family, James M.Sizemore Jr. and Family and S.B. Sizemore and Family

Sarah Church b. abt. 1836 From the Tree of Florida Marie Moke.

Dear Cousins,

Cousin Florida Marie Moke, got the name of Moses Rogers wife, as Sarah Church. She got this information, from another Cousin Betty Frank, she is through Thomas Rogers, through Sarah Jane "Sis" Rogers.

Cousin Reba Patnode can remember hearing as a child about being related to the Churchs." The Churchs had a store up on the river somewhere. I can remember going to it as a child."

Agness SARAH CHURCH, b. Nov. 15, 1834 in Hawkins Co, Tn. found on Ancestry. com text taken from Mable Harp's Family Group Sheets.

Our Moses's wife, SARAH CHURCH was 45 on the June 1880 Scott Co., Va. Census (b. 1834/5)

From the 1910 Hancock Co. Census for Thomas Rogers, his Mother was born in Tn.

She also has a brother George Church, b. 1829.

Next to Our Moses and Sarah in 1880 was another George Church 35 in 1880 ( b. !845) with a wife Susan. Last night I found this is a nephew of Sarah and George, son of their brother William.

This is what I found on and

1.John Christian Church b. abt 1753 in Hawkins Co., Tn or Va. d. 1813/14 in Hawkins m. Eleanor abt. 1778 in Va. she was b. abt 1757 in Hawkins Co.,Tn or Va. d. aft. 1820 in Barren Co., Ky.?


Henry C. Church b. 1779 Va. d. 1844 Tn.

George W. Church b. abt. 1780 Va. d. May 23, 1832, Glasgow, Barren Co., Ky.

Thomas J. Church b. abt. 1788 Va., d. January 7, 1840, Glascow, Barren Co., Ky.

Mary Ann Church, b. abt. 1790 Va. d. __

2. Henry C. Church b. Feb. 14 or 17, 1779 Va. d. Nov. 7, 1844 in Upper Clinch , Hancock Co., Tn; Burial Church Cemetery, Looneys Gap, Hancock Co., Tn. Military : War of 1812, Col. John Williams Mounted Volunteers m. Mary Olive" Allice" Surginer Jan. 25, 1814in Hawkins Co. Tn. she was b. Apr. 25, 1796 Va. d. Aug. 9, 1853 In Hancock Co., Tn. Note: Mabel Harp Sources: Sons," Edens Church History" by James Lawrence Murray, 1960; Vaughn Cemetery, Copper Ridge, Hancock Co., Tn. Note: Mildred Street writes much about this family in " Hancock Co. and It's Peoples".


Thomas Church b. 1814 Hawkins Co., Tn.

William Church b. Aug. 16, 1816 Hawkins Co., Tn. d. Aug. 4, 1889 Hancock Co., Tn.

m. (1) Isabel Payne, 1839 b. 1819, Tn. d. Dec. 1859

m. (2) Patsy Allen, May 15, 1861, Hancock Co., Tn. b. May 24, 1828 d. Oct. 12, 1878, Hancock Co., Tn.

Malvina b. July 22, 1818 Hancock( Hawkins Co., Tn.) Co., Tn. d. Sept. 15, 1887 Hancock Co., Tn.

Vaughn Cem.Cooper Ridge Hancock Co., Tn.

m. Samuel Vaughn 1837/8 Hancock Co., Tn. b. Aug. 2, 1814 Hancock Co., Tn. d. April 25, 1863,

Hancock Co., Tn. Vaughn Cem.

Emeline ( Emiline) Church Aug. 11, 1820 Hancock/ Hawkins Co., Tn. d. Aug. 23, 1882 Estill Co., Ky

m. Jr. William Fletcher 1838 b. Mar. 20, 1810 Hancock Co., Tn. d. Aug. 1, 1847 Hancock Co., Tn.

Almira (Almire) Church b.1822 Hawkins Co. Tn. d. Nov. 6, 1887, Scott Co., Va.

m. James Monroe Moneyhun abt. 1839 b. May 20, 1818, Hawkins Co., Tn. d.May 1890, Scott Co., Va.

Patience Church b. April 11, 1825 Hawkins Co., Tn. d. Sept. 4, 1900 Hancock Co. Tn.

m. Thurman Rogers b. Feb. 14, 1827 Va. d. May 3, 1915 Hancock Co., Tn. Vaughn Cem..

Elizabeth Ann Church b. April 11, 1825 Hancock Co., Tn. d. Sept 4, 1900 Hancock Co., Tn.

m. Beverly C. Ford

Matilda Jane Church b. May 11, 1827 Hawkins Co. , Tn. d. Sept. 15, 1875, Barry Co., Mo.

m. James E. Sons Dec. 22, 1844 Hancock Co., Tn. b. Jan. 28, 1823 Scott Co.,Va.

d. Dec. 3, 1909, Barry Co., Mo.

George W. Church b. 1829

m. Mary Polly Derrick May 8, 1851

Enoch Church b. 1832

m. Rachel Derrick

3.Agness(Agnes) SARAH CHURCH b. Nov. 15, 1834

Henry C. Church b. April 20, 1837

m. Julia Payne

Hawkins Co., Tn. Will Book 1, Courthouse, Rogersville Abstracted and Contributed by Prentiss Price Richmond, Virginia.

Will of Henry Church, pg. 114, Dated:Nov. 5, 1844 Proven: Dec. Term, 1844

I, Henry Church, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.

First,. I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon aftwter my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executor.

Secondly. I do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Allice Church all the residue of my property consisting of all my household and kitchen furniture with all the stock to wit: Horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, geese and poltry of all kinds. Also all my farming tools & mechanicle tools, also one cup and worm and a quantity of tubs and all the grain that is upon the farm during her life or widowhood.

Thirdley. That I do will and bequeath unto my two daughters Matilda and SARAH out of the above named property one good bed and furniture, one cow and calf and rqually otherwise as much as the other daughters that is married off.

Fourthly. I do will and bequeath unto my four three sons, George, Enoch and Henry when they become 21, for them to have a horse, bridle and saddle.

Fifthly. I desire after the death of my wife Allice Church that the remainder of the above named Estate to be sold and equally divided between all my daughters. Lastly. I do hereby nominate and appoint William Church& Beverly C. Ford my Executors. In witmness whereof I do to this my last will set my hand and seal this, the fifth day of November, 1844.

Henry x Church (seal) (his mark)

Signed, ealed & published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator Nov. The 5th, 1844 B.C. Ford, David x Hickman, Henry Reed

We know ,that, Moses and Sarah were married before 1850 sometime, because, on the 1860 Scott Co., Va. Census,daughter Nancy was age 10.

We also know that she died between 1880, when ,she was on the Census, and 1906, when, Docia Ann Rogers Roberts said, her Grandfather Moses came to live with her, in Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.

Her Father, Joe Cephas ( Joe S.) had moved there. He had gone out to Utah & Idaho when he was a boy about 15 years. His oldest bro. (George) was out in Utah hearding sheep.

Grandpa Moses passed away at our house. One of my Dad's bro.'s lived on a farm not far from us. His name was George. He had a large family. I can remember visiting them a lot of times. Mama used to ride our race horse out to visit them sometimes. Uncle George died while we were in Texas.

So now, we know we have two Church sisters, Agnes SARAH and Patience, who married two brothers. Patience and Thurman Rogers, and, Sarah and Moses Rogers. 

Rebecca Rogers 

NOTE: Information received on 3/31/2002 from Rebecca Rogers