Thank you, Todd. Would you allow me to speak (type) out loud on this? So I have looked under every rock I can think of and tried to start casting a wider net like you said,which I think is my only hope. I was previously stuck on Ephraim's son and didn't think I'd get further, but I was able to. A little background:
1) Sumner Co, TN, previously Sumner, NC - circa 1784, was still a pretty wild area, lots of Native American attacks, etc, so the population of the county was somewhere between 1k-3k from 1784-1790. Ephraim received a land bounty for his service in the Revolution, of which I have record of as well as his pay stub.
2) There were a few other Rogers in the area listed on the tax list between 1795-1801 for Sumner Co, Daniel Rogers (maybe a son of Abraham's, he did have a son named Daniel), an Amos Rogers, and an Armstead, Sr, who had land in Station Camp where Ephraim was also located. I'm thinking they are related, but I haven't been able to locate anything substantial other than naming patterns of their sons. Daniel (died 1802) and Abraham (died 1807), son of Ephraim, both had sons named Samuel.
My question - do you think it's bad form to think Daniel and Abraham Rogers, both living in the same vicinity of Sumner Co were likely related seeing as the Sumner had a pop of between 1k-3k?