I was 13 years old when my great-grandmother Mary Tennessee (Turner) Rogers died at age 91. When you’re 13, you don’t notice much but yourself and your friends. (I know, my granddaughter just turned 13!) So, I don’t have that many memories of “MawMaw” Rogers. I wish I’d paid attention, MawMaw saw a lot in …
My great-grandparents, Charles and Mary Rogers were married in 1912 after a year-long courtship. This is their story… Charles Arthur Rogers, ca 1912. A nice guy, needs a wife… A recreation of a postcard that Charles sent to a new “mystery lady”… The “mystery lady”, Mary Tennessee Turner, ca 1910… A December wedding… It’s official… …
The lady on the right is believed to be Sarah Sharpe (Vance) Turner, my second great-grandmother. This tin-plate image is from about 1860, I think, and is my oldest image. The brooch she is wearing is still in the family.
My second great-grandfather Isaac Turner served in the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war, he moved his large family to Texas and became a farmer. His health apparently began to fail in the late 1880’s and at that time he applied for the pension due him from his military service. Unfortunately, the …
(click to enlarge image) Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War
(click on each image for larger view) Edna Lenora Turner Matthews was my maternal great grandaunt.
(click for larger image) From Civil War Pension application begun 12 Sep 1890 by Sarah S Turner, widow of Isaac Turner.
Isaac Turner (1827-1888) was my maternal second great-grandfather, a Civil War veteran, farmer and a father of 13. He and unknown family members are buried in an approximately 20’ x 12’ plot surrounded by a short stone boundary at Chatt-Jessie Cemetery in rural Hill County, Texas.
The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: “Orphans and Orphans” The first type of orphan refers to those ancestors or relatives who lost their parents when they were young. The second type of orphan would be those siblings or cousins of our ancestors whom we think of as “reverse orphans.” …
“Together Forever” Charles Arthur Rogers Apr 12, 1870 Dec 17, 1942 Romans 8:28 Mary Turner Rogers 1879-1971 Greenwood Cemetery Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas