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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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CHARLES P. ROGERS, farmer; P. O. Casstown; born Oct. 18, 1818, in Clermont Co., Ohio; is the son of Asa and Rebecca (Parker) Rogers, who were both born in New Jersey, and came to Ohio after the war of 1812, locating in Clermont Co., where he remained till about 1825, when he moved into this county and located in Lost Creek, remaining there until his death, July 31, 1874, aged nearly 83 years; his wife died Dec. 15, 1872, aged 75 years; they were the parents of eleven children, viz., Charles P., Isaac (deceased), John, Furman (deceased), Jarvis S., Mary Ann (now Mrs. Hammon, living in Troy), Joseph P., Lewis K. (deceased), Nancy (now Mrs. Sayers, in Troy), Harriet S. (now Mrs. Dr. I. Dever, living in Troy), and Sarah Jane, now Mrs. George W. Cosley, of Troy. When Mr. Rogers, the father of our subject, located in this county, he settled in the woods, where there was a log cabin, into which they moved; he cleared the farm, set out a good orchard, and had all in good cultivation. In the spring of 1847, he moved into Casstown, where he died. Our subject lived with his father till 19 years of age, when he left home and went to Addison to learn the blacksmith’s trade, remaining there till 21 years of age; then he worked as a journeyman in different places for about two years, when he went home to his father’s, where, after a time, he built a shop and carried on blacksmithing until 1846; moved then to Casstown, and there carried on the business until 1863, when he left his trade and went on to a farm, since which he has devoted himself to agricultural pursuits; he located at his present residence in February, 1866; he now owns 223 acres of land, in good repair. Mr. Rogers was married Sept. 30, 1846, to Sarah, daughter of George Cox; they had one child, viz., Furman C. Mr. Rogers lost his wife Aug. 11, 1849, and Sept. 10, 1850, was united in marriage with Mrs. Eliza Ann Walker, daughter of George and Sarah Markley, who were natives of Pennsylvania; they have had seven children, viz., Lewis (deceased), Florence (deceased), Irene, (now Mrs. A. B. Thackera), Madison (deceased), Theodore L., Gilbert M. and Sherman T. Mr. Rogers is, politically, a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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