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256. Joseph Rogers married in (St. Augustine) Florida,
257. Ferreby Alexander, daughter of  John and Margaret Elizabeth (Alden) Alexander.
Joseph & Ferreby and 3 of their children over 10 years of age, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from St. Augustine, on the ship Argo on 29 July 1784, and were in Chedabucto [Manchester], Sydney (Guysborough) Nova Scotia by the autumn of 1784. On 23 February 1785 they bought Lot #4, 400 acres, in Manchester. In 1790 they probably bought 250 acres from a Henry Johns, but this was not recorded.
Ferreby & Joseph were the parents of eight children:
i. JOSEPH ROGERS, born about 1762, died after 1819 in Mecklenburg (Anson) North Carolina. He married 18 September 1780 in Guysborough (Manchester) Nova Scotia, Abigail Wheeler. Joseph & Abigail were the parents of two children: (a) Joseph Rogers and (b) Needham Edward Rogers.
ii. CORP. ELI ROGERS (128)
iii. BRYANT ROGERS, born about 1766 in Virginia, died in Melford (Guysborough) Nova Scotia. He married (as his first wife) 5 January 1792 in (Sydney) Nova Scotia, Jennet “Jennie” Hunt, who was born 1772 in South Carolina, and died 1826. Bryant & Jennet were the parents of twelve children: (a) Isaac Rogers, married first, Marianne/Matilda (—), three children, Matilda, Isaac and Madison Charles, married second, Rebecca (—) [Distant Cousins: Isaac Roger's 2nd great-granddaughter, Mary Therese (Marshall) (Kafouse) Bates, is Tim's fifth cousin, once removed. We "met" her on the internet in and exchanged genealogical information.]; (b) Anna Rogers, married Thomas Cochrane; (c) William M. Rogers, married Temperance Carter, nine children, William, Bridget, Marianne/Mary Ann, William T., John Madison, George Shepard, Richard R., Catherine Jane, and Helen/Ellen F.; (d) Matterson Rogers; (e) John Rogers, married Elizabeth (—), two children, John Bryant and Mary Jane; (f) George Shepard Rogers; (g) Thomas Rogers, married Janet McNair, five children, Mary, William, Bryant, Thomas, and John William; (h) Bryant Rogers, married Mary Anne Peebles, four children, Bryan, Harriet Jane, William, and Charlotte Elizabeth; (i) Farriby Rogers, married Stephen McGuire, three children, John Henry, Bryant, and Mary Ann; (j) Jennet Rogers; (k) Susan Rogers; and (l) Temperance Rogers. Bryant married 4 September 1827 in Sydney, Nova Scotia (as his second wife) Christie/Hettie Stewart, who was born 1792 in Scotland, and died 1871. Bryant & Christie were the parents of two children: (m) Margaret Jane Rogers and (n) Christian Rogers.
iv. EZEKIEL ROGERS, born about 1768. Ezekiel was a farmer who served as a Loyalist in the Revolutionary War in the Duke of Cumberland’s Regiment.
v. WILLIAM ROGERS, born about 1770. William also served in the Duke of Cumberland’s Regiment.
vi. AFRICA ROGERS, born about 1772 in North Carolina, died in (Lincoln) Tennessee. She married in Guysborough (Guysborough) Nova Scotia, William George, who was born 19 July 1756 in (Lancaster) Virginia, and died 1 April 1847 in (Lincoln), son of William and Lucia/Lucy (Payne) George. Africa & William were the parents of ten children: (a) Eli George, married Mary Brown; (b) Farriby George; (c) John M. George; (d) Joseph George, married Mary Margaret Caldwell, married Eleanor Burton; (e) Mahala George; (f) Mary George; (g) Needham George, married Sarah Farish, married Emaline Rebecca Copeland; (h) Thomas B. George, married Susannah Hobbs, married Lillian “Lilly” Black, married Mary “Polly” Colbert; (i) David W. George, married Nancy Hobbs; and (j) William George, married Margaret Hobbs.
vii. NEEDHAM ROGERS, born about 1774, died in North Carolina. He married before 1801 in (Sydney) Nova Scotia, Catherine Proven. Needham & Catherine were the parents of one son, (a) Ezekiel Rogers, married Eleanor Hinshaw, eleven children, Catherine, Edward M., Elizabeth, George W., Harriet, John C., Joseph, Lucinda, Lydia, Mary, and William A.
viii. GEORGE ROGERS, born about 1775, died before 1813. He married 22 February 1803 in Guysborough, Martha “Matty” Henline, who died after 1861, daughter of George and Katherine (—) Henley. George & Martha were the parents of three sons: (a) John Rogers, married Ruth (—), three children, Hannah Elizabeth, Martha Johanna, and James; (b) George Rogers; and (c) Henry Rogers, married Susannah Sneider/Shrader, six children, Israel, Permelia A., Maria L., George H., Sarah E., and Etta Frances.
A. C. Jost, Guysborough Sketches and Essays, (Kentville, Nova Scotia: Kentville Publishing Company, Ltd., 1950), 173-175, 393
Township Books for Manchester and Guysborough: Births, Marriages and Deaths 1782-1860, Return of Lots of land on the West Side of the Gutt of Canso in the Township of Manchester to the Loyalists from St. Augustine
PANS Halifax, NS Census and Poll Taxes in RG 1767-1838 and Abstracts
Murtie June Clark, Loyalists in the Southern Campaign, Vol. 1, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.,1981)
Research notes of Mary Therese (Marshall) Bates
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