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Garmaliel Madison ROGERS - b 1894 in KS

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Rogers-Rodgers-Shawnee /Cherokee name

Posted: 12 Apr 2000 6:35AM GMT
Edited: 24 Apr 2002 3:35PM GMT
May I suggest a book Called Indian Blood-Finding your Native American Ancestor Vol.1 By Richard Pangburn.It was put out by Butler books in Louisville,Kentucky in 1993. It may be possible that we are cousins.My dad is Okey Cross-his oldest sister was Olive Cross-b.1900 her parents were Zania Belle Barker-(Tecumseh`s Gr. Gr. Granddaughter previous holder of our Shawnee Kispoko Sacred Stone Peacepipe warclub) Wm. Wesley Cross (schoolteacher) (Wetzel Co. W. Virginia- moved to W. Farmington ,Ohio. Olive Cross-(my dad`s oldest sister who married Neil Cox and they had a daughter Genevive Cox-Rogers my 1st cousin (former holder of our Shawnee Kispoko Septs Sacred Peacepipe -warclub) who married Elmo Rogers (also Shawnee Cherokee blood) they had a farm in Williamsfield,Ohio-where we had many of our Cross family reunions.Their children were Jim Rogers,Neil Rogers-my 2nd cousin (former holder of our Shawnee Kispoko Sacred Stone Peacepipe -Warclub who passed it to me in 1991-200 years after Tecumseh recieved it from his brother Chicksicka),Bruce Rogers,Lynne Rogers Hussing, Debbie Rogers-the Rogers go back to the Beaver wars Pontiac`s war.Rogers were captured in Virginia given up in 1762, at lancaster Pa. -Richard ,Esther, Jacob Rogers. See minutes of the Provential Council of Penna.When Gen. George Rogers Clark attacked the Shawnee Town of Piqua (Pickaway) in Aug of 1870,there were members of his family living among them.a nephew Joseph Rogers ran out ofthe village was shot by mistake. "Silverheels" was among those Shawnees who fled Piqua he reported to the British that Rogers was missing. Also Henry Rogers (a Shawnee),who had been adopted by Blackfish,but was living in another village.Henry Rogers halfbreed children included Lewis Rogers,William Rogers,Polly Rogers, Graham Rogers.Macinaw tribes Beauchemie [Bushman],an adopted Potawatomi,married Shawnee Polly Rogers daughter of Henry Rogers, son in law of Blackfish.Their children included Annie (who married N.T. Shaler) Julia Ann (who married Thomas Nesbit Stinson), Alexander, William, Martha Boshman.Lewis Rogers, a white Chief of a band of Shawnees and Delewares on the upper Meramec, appealed to Mewriwether Lewis for assistance after being threatened by Osage horse thieves.A Lewis Rogerswas head of household among the Cherokees in Arkansas in 1828. Graham rogers was a carpenter for the Shawnees.1851 was a time of dispute among Traditional Shawnee tribal Elders the white styled progressives,conservatives vs the liberals.Specifically the conservative traditionalists,including Blackhoof George Bluejacket the modernists included the Reverand Charles Bluejacket and Graham Rogers, whether the the Shawnee Council chief should be passed nephew to nephew in the old traditional way or else elected by popular vote of the entire tribe, white fashion. When Chief John perry died, he was suceeded by James Francis, son of his sister, the last traditional heredity Chief. In 1851 Joseph Parks was voted in as head Chief Graham Rogers as second Chief. When Joseph died,Graham Rogers became head chief.In 1860, Paschal Fish William Rogers were the principal chiefs of the Fish or Jackson Band of Shawnees with Charles Fish, Charles Tucker, George Doughtery,Charles Tooley, Jackson Rogers,subchiefs 7 councelors.Other marriages one being Lewis Rogers to Miria, Wm. Rogers to mary gillis,Wilson rogers to Polly samuels,all in 1843.then benjamin Rogers to Jane Luckett in 1844,Rachael rogers to Wm. Donaldson in 1842, Jane rogers to Issac Parish in 1848.Lewis Rogers spoke-exirted at parish church meeting in 1839,Wm. Rogers as a councellor, henry Rogers as a steward. Lewis Henry morgan, an ethnologist researching Shawnee customs, visited Graham Anna Rogers. Graham had married Anna Carpenter, a daughter of Kotsey (Koh-che-qua) Morgan said of her," she is a half breed,was educated at the Quaker Mission school, is in every respect,a bright,intelligent, even beautiful woman...their house is a fine one,well furnished neat as a pin..." The Shawnees furnished a company of men to the 13th regiment of the kansas militia during the Civil War, on the Union side. graham Rogers was elected captain, Jackson rogers 1st lieutendant, Charles bluejacket 2nd lieutendant. After the war, Graham Rogers was then elected head Chief. the children of Graham Anna Carpenter Rogers included daughters Cenith Rachel sons Richard Stephen. Cary Rogers died in 1866 and left as heirs John Hat george Spybuck who were his grandfathers Mary Coon who was his cousin. Among the Cherokees who settled on the lands of the Cherokee nation by 1869,were Nancy B.,David,Sally,John H.,Aeenith,Rachel, Simpson,Eli, Serene,Samuel,Polly,Jackson,Soapqua,Henry, mary, Graham Rogers..In 1871 Graham Rogers was listed as "late principal chief of the Shawnee tribe" when 772 shawnees offically joined the Cherokees on the Cherokee Reserve lands.The agreement was signed by Charles Tucker as "late principal chief of the Shawnee tribe. by W.L.G.Miller as the Tribal secretary. On behalf of the Cherokees, it was signed by Lewis Downing,"principal chief of the Cherokee Nation." Among Shawnee guardianship cases reviewed by the Comissioner of Indian Affairs in 1871 were the cases of William, Jackson,Graham, Wilson Rogers. The wife of Wilson Rogers was" a cousin to Cornatzer`s wife." This should shed some insight into Rogers heritage!
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