Rogers/Haines: Elijah Rogers to Daniel Boone

My 4th great grandfather, Elijah Rogers, was a tough character to pin down.  The Rogers Red Book had said Elijah came from Scotland, had served in the Revolutionary War from Virginia.  But we knew from the census records that his son, George Reason Rogers Sr, had been born in Pennsylvania. After years of searching, my […]

Rogers Haines: William Wesley Aspinwall (1845-1921)

Today I found a new connection on the Rogers/Haines line.  William Wesley Aspinwall was the 3rd cousin of my great grandfather, James Henry Rogers.  (William’s grandfather was Phoebe Haines Rogers’ 1st cousin.) William was an interesting fellow!  He was a hobo, but also a traveling news correspondent.  Below is a photo from the mid-1890’s of […]

Henry Bolton (1760-1846) Revolutionary War Service

I’m waiting to hear from the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) regarding my application for membership.  It was quite the adventure to find all the paperwork necessary for complete documentation:  Birth, marriage, and death certificates, census records, and Bible records.  My coup de grâce, though, was finding the records from Henry Bolton’s Bible.   Henry […]