Saturday, August 26, 2006

Aug 26 - Milton Rogers

Milton Rogers, my great-great grandfather was born 170 years ago today - Aug 26, 1836. He was a veteran of the Union army and settled in Wayne County, IL - a charter member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Mt. Erie. He married Margaret Parr (Dec 10 1835 - Aug 27, 1913) and the couple had nine children - although only four survived to adulthood and one of the four died at thrity years of age. He died at the age of 79 on June 6th, 1916 at his home on Delaware St. in Fairfield, IL. Years later the house was occupied by Dan and Velma Mathes. I don't have a picture of Milton, but here is a photo I took last Spring of his monument at the Brown Cemetery

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