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Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers was born between 1824 and 1830 in Ontario Canada. (Although his death certificate states he was born on 25 Jan 1831. See source note 10 below.)
He was the son of John Rogers and Nancy Decker.1  Thomas Rogers is the half-brother of  Catherine Sloat.

Thomas married Eleanor "Ellen" Jane Swackhammer before 1851 in Ontario.2  She was born around 1832, and died Bet. 1880 - 1894, likely in  Michigan.3 She appears to be the daughter of William Swackhammer and Sarah Walker. The Swackhammers lived in Hamilton, Wentworth Co. Ontario.4

I have not found Thomas and Ellen in the 1851 Canada census. However, the obituary of their son William stated that he was born in Hamilton, Ontario.5 
They lived in Grimsby township, Lincoln Co. Ontario in the 1861 Ontario census. (See source note 5a below.)

Thomas and Ellen moved to Port Austin, Huron Co. Michigan between 1861 and 1865.6

Ellen's brother Isaac Swackhammer and his wife and children moved to Port Austin, Huron Co. Michigan between 1869 and 1873.7 

After Ellen's death, sometime between 1880 and 1894, Thomas married Lucretia Adamson, daughter of William Adamson and Louisa (last name unknown), on 12 July 1894, in Bad Axe, Huron Co. Michigan.8 Lucretia was born in 1867 in Michigan and died 12 January 1916 in Port Austin, Huron Co. Michigan.9 

Thomas died on 16 March 1912.10

Children of  Thomas Rogers and Ellen Swackhammer are:

i.    William M. Rogers, b. 1851, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Canada. d. 08 Nov 1905 Alpena Co. Michigan; m. Mary Pratt (also known as Mary Coy), 20 Nov 187211; b. Michigan; d. 16 Jul 1913, Alpena Co. Michigan.12

ii.   Thomas Rogers, b. 1853, Canada; d. 08 March 1898, Alpena Co. Michigan; m. Edith Walker, 24 Dec 1890, Alpena Co. Michigan.13 

iii.  John Rogers, b. August 1854, Canada. d. 29 January 1927, Bothell, King Co. Washington14; m. Mary Hughes, about 1873; b. Nov 1856, New York, d. 26 Aug 1930, Seattle, King Co., Washington.15

iv.  Rhody (Rhoda) Rogers, b. Jul 1855. d. between 1910-1920, likely in Huron Co. Michigan; m. Henry Gill.16

v.  Alberta Rogers, b. 1857, Canada; d. before 1905; m. Isaac A. Macklem.17

vi. Woodruff (Woodworth) Rogers, b. 1860, Canada; d. 12 Nov 1895; m. Cornelia Amelia Hogan, 17 April 1879 Iosco Co. Michigan.18

vii. Alvin Birch Rogers, b. 1865, Michigan; d. 06 March 1917, Bothell, King Co. Washington; m. Ida Kraase, 1888.19

viii. Mary Minnie Rogers, b. 1868, Michigan; d. between 1880-190520

Children of Thomas Rogers and Lucretia Adamson:

      Howard Rogers b. 1897, Michigan; lived in Port Austin in 1920.21

The first record of Thomas Rogers in the U.S. is the 1870 census of Port Austin, Huron Co. Michigan.22
He and Ellen were marked as "cannot read" and "cannot write."

Thomas Rogers 46 b.Canada , Sawyer [spelled Sawier] in Mill
Ellen Rogers 38 b. Canada
William Rogers 19 b. Canada
Thomas Rogers 17 b. Canada
John Rogers 16  b. Canada
Rhody Rogers 14 b. Canada
Alberta Rogers 13 b. Canada
Woodruff Rogers 10  b. Canada
Alvin Rogers 5 b. Michigan
Mary Rogers 2  b. Michigan

In 1880, Thomas' father's birth place was listed as "New York" and his mother's birth place was listed as Canada; However, Ellen's parents were listed in the same way; father born New York; mother born Canada:23

Thomas Rodgers 50 b. Canada, farmer
Ellen Rodgers 48
Thomas Rodgers 26
Minnie Rodgers 11

I haven't located Thomas or his wife or son Howard in the 1900 census; however, in the obituary for his son William in 1905, Thomas is listed as living in Port Austin.24

They are in Port Austin in 1910, near Melvin Swackhammer and family. (See note 24a)

Lucretia died in Port Austin in January 1916. 
From the Huron County Tribune, January 21, 1916:25

Port Austin
(Delayed Letter)
Mrs. Lucrecia Rodgers died Friday noon after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Baptist church and burial in the Port Austin cemetery. Mrs. Rodgers leaves to mourn her loss, one son, Howard, and several brothers and sisters.

Endnotes

  1. Thomas Rodgers marriage record to Lucretia Adamson. Lists his parents as John Rogers and Nancy Decker. Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Huron Co. v 2 p 193, FHL Film 2342499. See scanned version:  https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/show#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fpal%3A%2FMM9.3.1%2FTH-266-11087-83250-22%3Fcc%3D1452395
  2. The first known child of Thomas Rogers and Eleanor Jane Swackhammer was born around 1851 and Eleanor is not enumerated with her parents in the 1851 census of Hamilton, Wentworth Co. Ontario (William Swackhamer: 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. District: Wentworth County District Number: 41 Sub-District: Ancaster Sub-District Number: 390 Page: 9 Line: 25 Roll: C_11758 Schedule: A)
  3. Ellen age 38 in Thomas Rogers household 1870 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: M593_674; Page: 845. 
    Ellen age 48 in Thomas Rogers household  1880 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: T9_582; Family History Film: 1254582; Page: 144.2000; Enumeration District: 115. Estimated birth year in 1832.
    The 1880 census was the last census in which Ellen appears. Thomas remarried in 1894.  Estimated death between 1880-1894.
  4. Eleanor Jane Swackhammer born 23 Dec 1832 parents William Swackhammer and Sarah Walker. Source: Several Ancestry trees on Ancestry.com; for example, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=richarddilts&id=I126755
  5. Obituary of William Rogers, The Alpena Evening News, 09 November 1905.
    5a. Year: 1861; Census Place: Grimsby, Lincoln, Canada West; Roll: C-1048-1049; Page: 47. See page: Thomas Rogers and family 1861 census
  6. Son Woodruff Rogers born around 1860 in Canada; son Alvin born around 1865 in Michigan. Estimated arrival in Michigan between 1860-1865. 1870 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: M593_674; Page: 845.
  7. Isaac Swackhammer born 9 Feb 1829 parents William Swackhammer and Sarah Walker. Source: Several Ancestry trees on Ancestry.com; for example, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=richarddilts&id=I126755.  
    Daughter Isabel born about 1869 in Canada; daughter Sarah born about 1874 in Michigan. Isaac Swackhammer household.  1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: T9_582; Family History Film: 1254582; Page: 143.3000; Enumeration District: 115. 
    Estimated date of arrival in Michigan, between 1869 and 1873.
  8. Thomas Rogers [spelled Rodgers] marriage record to Lucretia Adamson. Lists his parents as John Rogers and Nancy Decker. Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Huron Co. v 2 p 193, FHL Film 2342499.
  9. Obituary of Lucretia Rogers, The Huron County Tribune, 21 Jan 1916.
  10. Thomas Rogers death certificate. Huron Co. Michigan death certificate.  http://seekingmichigan.org/u?/p129401coll7,393396
  11. William Rogers marriage record to Mary Pratt. Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Alpena Co. v 1 p 29, FHL Film 2342455.
  12. Obituaries of Mary Rogers. The Alpena Evening News, 14 July 1913, page 4. The Alpena Evening News, 15 July 1913, page 4.
  13. From Alpena Co. Directory: Rogers Thomas (aged 45). Died March 8, 1898. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mialpena/Census/1899/1899DirectoryQR.htm
    Thomas Rogers marriage record to Edith Walker. Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Alpena Co. v 1 p 47, FHL Film 2342487.
  14. John Rogers death record. Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960, King Co. FHL Film 2022412.
  15. John Rogers [spelled Rodgers] household. 1880 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: T9_582; Family History Film: 1254582; Page: 143.3000; Enumeration District: 115.
    John Rogers household. 1900 United States Federal Census; Census Place: Sammamish, King, Washington; Roll: T623 1743; Page: 9A.
    Mary Rogers death record. Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960, King Co. FHL Film 2022723.
    Irene Rogers death record. 11 Oct 1955. Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960, King Co. FHL Film
    2033539.
  16. Obituary of William Rogers, The Alpena Evening News, 09 November 1905, names sister Mrs. Henry Gill.
  17. Alberta Rogers marriage record to Isaac A. Macklem. Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Huron Co. v 2 p 5, FHL Film 2342457.
  18. Woodruff Rogers marriage record to Amelia Hogan. Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Huron Co. v 3 p 29, FHL Film 2342464
    Woodruff Rogers (aged 36), died Nov 12th, 1895. Alpena Directory, 1897. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mialpena/Census/R/1897DirectoryR.htm
    Woodruff Rogers death record. Michigan Deaths 1867-1897. Alpena Co. p 33, FHL Film 2363833.
  19. Alvin Rogers marriage record to Ida Kraase. Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, Huron Co. v 1 p 533, FHL Film 2342480.
  20. Mary age 11 in Thomas Rogers household 1880 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: T9_582; Family History Film: 1254582; Page: 144.2000; Enumeration District: 115. Estimated birth year in 1869. Mary is not mentioned in her brother William's obituary in 1905 but all other living siblings are. Estimate her death to have occurred between 1880 and 1905.
  21. Howard Rogers household. 1920 United States Federal Census Year: 1920;Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: T625_770; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 19.
  22. Thomas Rogers household 1870 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: M593_674; Page: 845.
  23. Thomas Rogers household  1880 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: T9_582; Family History Film: 1254582; Page: 144.2000; Enumeration District: 115.
  24. Obituary of William Rogers, The Alpena Evening News, 09 November 1905.
    24a
    . Thomas Rodgers household. Year: 1910; Census Place: Port Austin, Huron, Michigan; Roll: T624_649; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0017; Image: 1086; FHL Number: 1374662.
  25. Obituary of Lucretia Rogers, The Huron County Tribune, 21 Jan 1916.