information related to the descendants of David Morgan Rogers
who was born in 1739, probably in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Five
grandsons and a granddaughter of David, settled in Nova Scotia, Prince
Edward Island and New Brunswick between 1818 and 1839 with branches of
the family developing from these original settlers. David, Benjamin,
Joseph, Johan and Daniel Richard, and their sister Frances (Rogers)
Reese formed the pioneer family lines.
Descendants of David Morgan Rogers is
an on-line genealogy by Dan MacDonald, Moncton,
A Rogers Family Chronicle - Emigration
from Wales - Settlement in Canada - Dispersal by Evan Benjamin
Rogers in collaboration with Claudia Hester Rogers, was privately published in 1991 and tells the
story of the family, dividing the chapters by the six tribes, as he
calls them after the founders.
Tribe of David
Norman McLeod Rogers - A Tribute,
in The United Churchman, tells of a grandson of William
Henry Rogers (c1821-1894),
who was also politically active. Norman
McLeod Rogers was a Rhodes Scholar
and professor at Acadia and Queens Universities before his appointment
Canadian Minister of National Defence during WW II.
He was the
Private Secretary to Prime Minister Mackenzie King, from 1927 to 1929
and wrote a biography of Mackenzie King.
His mother, Grace Dean McLeod, a
published author, was the first Canadian woman to seek election to
provincial legislature in 1920. An early
advocate of Women's rights; she was the first woman appointed to the
Board of Governors of Acadia University, and the first woman appointed
to the Nova Scotia Historical Society.
Tribe of Joseph
Benjamin Rogers (1837-1923), son of Joseph Rogers Sr. and Margaret
James, was born in Bedeque, PEI and served as
the twenty-second Lieutenant Governor of the province after a lengthy
political and business career.
Keir Rogers (1868-1937), son of Joseph Rogers Jr. and
Rebecca Burrows, was a PEI entrepreneur who became the largest breeder
of silver foxes prior to the decline of the fur markets. He operated WK
Rogers Agencies which sold insurance and made the transition into
travel. He is credited as having established the first, full service
travel agency in PEI. He was known as "Good Roads Rogers" for his
efforts to remove the ban on automobiles on PEI, which he successfully
achieved in 1919.
Sinclair Rogers (1892-1954) son of William Keir Rogers and Margaret
Sinclair, he was a pioneer broadcaster who founded radion
in Charlottetown. He was posthumously inducted into the Canadian
CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1982, and into the PEI Business Hall of
Fame in 2001.
Keith Rogers (b. 1921), Canadian composer and pianist, is the son
of Keith Sinclair Rogers and Flora Smith.
Rogers Large (1913-1990), was a broadcaster who began as a teenager
in her father's radio station CFCY. She was broadcasting in her 70's on
an occasional basis, giving her one of the longest records for radio
broadcasting in Canada. She was the author of Out of Thin Air, a history of broadcasting on PEI which is available in pdf format through the link.
The authoritative book on
Charlottetown's historic architecture by the late, Irene L. Rogers, has
played a great role in heritage preservation.
Tribe of Joseph
(through father) - Tribe of David (through
Wendell Rogers, (1896-1967) a WW I Ace joined the Royal
Flying Corps in December 1916. Posted to 1
Squadron in 1917, he scored nine victories flying Nieuport
scouts. Scoring his seventh victory on the afternoon of 12 December
1917, he shot down a Gotha bomber north of Frelinghien.
Rogers Family Genforum, Rogers
at RootsWeb, and the Rogers
Surname List are all research tools.
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