The Quest for Parents for Sally Janette (Nichols) Rogers

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I first enoucntered Sally Janette (Nichols) Rogers several years ago. I've run across some connections that proved to be erroneous. I've found her in  6 census records; USA Census for 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880, and Minnesota State Census for 1875 & 1885. All list her birthplace was Connecticut, but none has an exact birth date. She's buried in Oregon. Findagrave has a specific birth date, but no indication of a source. Our WikiTree profile was created with that FAG info. I made a query to the keeper of the FAG monument a couple weeks ago about this. (No reply yet.)

I've ruled out the parents put forward by others. First, we had Philo & Caty (Curtiss) Nichols as parents here on WIkiTree. They had a daughter called Sarah Pamy, called Sally P. on her tombstone. But she stayed in Connecticut, where she is buried.

Secondly, James & Lucy (Beach) Nichols have been adopted pretty much universally as her parents on ancestry.com . But they had another child, a son called James, born 6 months earlier. So that doesn't work so well.

When it gets right down to it, there's no source for exact birth date, though all those Census records makes the window for that narrow, and the CT birthplace is consisten throughout, too. But I have yet to find a record that confirms that her LNAB actually is Nichols!

I have returned to Sally several times over the years. But all I've accomplished is to discredit parents proposed by others. I have yet to find her parents. And it's not for lack of trying!

It's time to put this out for assistance. Anybody have any insights or inspiration?
WikiTree profile: Sally Rogers
asked ago in Genealogy Help by Elizabeth Winter G2G6 Mach 6 (62k points)
edited ago by Elizabeth Winter

1 Answer

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Is it possible she was born and married in England?
answered ago by Marion Poole G2G6 Mach 7 (74k points)
I don't think so. Here's why: 6 different Censuses enumerate her as born in Connecticut.

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