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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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C. F. Rogers is a native of Walker County, Ga., born June 21, 1841, and is the son of Hugh and Martha (McWhorter) Rogers. The father was born in South Carolina March 7, 1797; was reared in that State, married there, and then moved to the Cherokee Purchase, of Walker County, Ga. He moved from there to Sulphur Springs, Washington Co., Ark., in 1851, then to Prairie Grove in 1852, and is now living with his son, C. F. He has been a farmer all his life. The mother was born in South Carolina about 1800, and died at the age of seventy-three in Washington County, Ark. C. F. Rogers remained at home until his marriage to Miss Charlotta Howell in 1859. She was a native of Washington County, Ark. Two children were the result of this union: John C. and Maggie E., wife of B. D. Wilson. The mother of these children was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and died in 1861. Mr. Rogers took for his second wife, February 7, 1869, Miss Amanda Howell, a cousin of his former wife, and a native of Washington County, Ark. Eleven children were born to this union, five deceased: Dora, wife of Henry Daniel; Robert W., Samuel F., James W., Myrtle A. and Lawrence H. This wife died August 7, 1888. She was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as is the subject of this sketch. During the war Mr. Rogers was in Company E, First Battalion Arkansas Cavalry, Confederate service, and was in duty all through the war. He is a Democrat in politics, and has been justice of the peace of his township for two years. He moved five miles southeast of Siloam Springs in 1883, and is the owner of 280 acres of land, 200 under cultivation.

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This family biography is one of 240 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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