However, my grandfather, George Rogers, who was a direct descendent from these Rogers, typed by hand, in the 1950s, from the recorded entries in The Rogers Family Bible.
The first entry in the family Bible under the listing of births, deaths and marriages was:
Henry Rogers, c.1741-1794. In American Revolution; of Farquier County, VA, Chatham County, NC, and Sevier County, TN
There are details which came from other sources showing that our branch came from England into Jamestown, VA. Nothing about Mayflower.
Of course there were lots of wives and their fathers and mothers, and so maybe someone else came from MA.
I do know that I'm a direct descendent of those Tennessee pioneers, wherever they might have originally hailed from. I've found that the early records in Sevier County were lost in a court house fire, which makes this primary source of information more valuable.
To continue with the typed record from my grandfather, out of the Rogers Family Bible:
Rev. Elijah Rogers b. May 1774 Farquier County, VA d. 5.11.1841; son of Henry Rogers and Elizabeth Lankford Rogers of New Jersey. Rev. Rogers was a Baptist Lay Pastor, fought with Col. Dogherty in E. Tennessee Militia against Cherokees, and with Col Dogherty to Natchez to force surrender of New Orleans by Spanish in 1803; farm located at mouth of Little Pigeon River and French Broad River
This marker was pictured on Ancestry.com
A historical note is that the Tennessee forces didn't get to the Natchez Trace until after the war was over and peace had brought a lot of new territory to the United States.
I confess it's much easier to enjoy looking at the names and dates (about all that remains of some of these lives) than to keep track of the names and birthdates of my own close relatives. I have no idea of the dates of my cousin's children, nor their marriages, nor their children. So there are a lot of folks I'm related to which I haven't kept track of.
That's my own fault of course. I left Texas as an 8 year old, and was raised in St. Louis until I left my parent's home at age 21. Then I married and went off to raise my own family and then was divorced. I'm sorry that while I was a young single mother with a career (who also went back to college) that I missed out on keeping track of cousins in Texas and Wisconsin.
Sometimes I see other young people doing the same thing, focusing upon the survival and demands of their own family. Now I've got the time and the interest, and I won't be welcome I fear, by any of these relatives.
So I share what is available either through my grandfather's interest in his ancestors, or from here on the net, and maybe from various old albums of photos. Since my grandfather was orphaned very young, his interest probably was similar to mine, to fill in gaps with people who had gone before rather than those who were around while we were growing up.
This is my contribution to Sepia Saturday for this week, and again I have nothing that's a direct inspiration from the photo suggested. But you know I'll be looking at what everyone else has come up with.