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Doswell R Rogers (1736 - aft. 1812)

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Doswell R "Dosal" Rogers
Born in York, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Colony of Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Windale, Washington Co., Virginia, United Statesmap
Rogers-1244 created 6 Mar 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 25 Sep 2017
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Doswell Rogers[2][3]

Resided 1769-1800 in Virginia, USA.

Marriage & Children

Husband: Doswell Rogers
Wife: Cathrine Denton
Marriage: 1762 Virginia, United States[4]
  1. William Rogers
  2. Dauswell Rogers
  3. Catherine Caty Rogers
  4. James Rogers
  5. Elisha Rogers


  1. Wallen Chisum Connection
  2. #S1297024288
  3. #S-1024580409 Ancestry Family Trees
  4. #S-418418136
  • S-1024580409 Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
  • S-418418136U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: Yates Publishing: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data - This highly derivative collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases.
  • S1297024288Annals of southwest Virginia, 1769-1800: Online publication - Provo, UT: Operations Inc, 2005. Original data - Summers, Lewis Preston,. Annals of southwest Virginia, 1769-1800. Abingdon, Va.: L.P. Summers, 1929.

Research Notes

Mother: Catherine Middleton Doswell

There May be a connection to the following people.

  1. John Rogers who died March 15, 1714 in York Co., Va. and was married to Agnes Adustan who was born around 1640 in York Co., Va.
  2. They had a son named Thomas Rogers who was born Bet. 1670 and 1673. He Married Grizzell Clements of Abington Parish, Glouchester Co., Va.
  3. They had a son named Clayton Rogers who could be a father or uncle to Adenstone who you have mentioned as a possible father to doswell. This would certainly make the connection between Rogers, Doswell, Adustan families.

--- John Aduston is the man who began the Aduston entailment. There is a very good article in the 1989 NGS Quarterly, Vol. 77, #2, June, 1989,. which explains in full how it happened. However, the possible connection did not happen as you have described in steps #2 and #3. I am going to skip all of the generations in between John Aduston and where I think that my Doswell may have been created. You can read them for yourself in the NGS Quarterly. My brief lineage (which is still in question) possibly begins on page 97 +4 iii.

Many years after John Aduston died an Adduston Rogers married a Catherine Doswell. They have 3 children which are named in the York Co. VA Parish records. One chld is found in a grandmother's Will. The rest I am trying to document as being possible children--Doswell Rogers b. 1736 and Thomas Rogers ca 1740. (I suspect to be a brother, but NOT proven.)

I am looking for descendants of Adduston Rogers and Catherine Doswell of York Co.VA to Goochland Co. VA where Adduston died ca 1747. I have not found provisions for his family which may or may not exist because he died intestate. There is a very small inventory which reveals very little data.

At present I have found about 25 or 30 Adustones Rogers who are WEST of the Blue Ridge and are not from those of the Tidewater area with the possible excetpion of one. I am trying to keep a profile on each of them Possibly I have found a grandson of Catherine in Cape Girardeau, MO.



He married ANNE in 1762 in his hometown. They had nine children in 27 years. He died in 1800 in Washington, Virginia, at the age of 64.

1762 • Halifax Co., VA - Doswell was living in Halifax Co., VA in 1762 and 1763. Doswell is found in the deed records of Fincastle and as a member of the militia.

Marriage 1762 • VA Doswell appears to have been married twice. The name of the first wife has never been documented. The second wife was Ann (unknown) and is documented in Wythe Co.VA on the 1792 deed records. ANNE (1740–)


  1. Adenstone Rogers 1760–
  2. Doswell Rogers Jr 1762–1809

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  2. Joseph ROGERS 1764–
  3. George Rogers 1765–1852
  4. Thomas Rogers 1767–1853
  5. Catherine Rogers 1768–

James Rogers 1768–1804

Elisha Rogers 1787–1858

TITHABLE 1767 List of Tithables for Pittsylvania Co., VA [present day Henry Co., VA]

TITHABLE In 1770/1771, he is on the tithable for Botetourt Co., VA. The area of Botetourt Co. in which he resided was included the following year into Fincastle County . Doswell is found in the deed records of Fincastle and as a member of the militia.

Military 1771 • In William Herbert's Company, Botetourt Co., VA

Military 1774 - 29 days - In Herbert's Company. Doswell was among those diverted to Capt. Looney's company on the Clinch and did not fight at Point Pleasant. Instead he was with Capt Looney, Lieut. Daniel Boone and Lieut. John Cox guarding the Clinch frontier.

Military 30 Sept 1777 - He signed the Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia and refused all allegiances to George third King of Great Britain on 30 Sept 1777, enlisting in Cox's Company. Doswell Rogers has been referred to as "old King Daus", a hero of the Revolut

Military 1777 - In Capt. John Cox's Company, Montgomery Co., VA militia

Residence 1782 • Montgomery Co, VA

Land Tax List 1782 • Montgomery County, Va

Property 10 Nov 1795 • Lee Co., VA - Doswell Rogers was out hunting land on the Clinch in 1773/1774. Doswell signed his deeds with an ‘R’. On 10 Nov 1795, Doswell sold land in Lee Co., VA to his son, Thomas.

Dead 1800 • Windale, Washington Co., Va - not in 1810 census with Ann OR ANY OTHERS

Description: Dauswell Rogers was physically described as a “small man weighing 160 pounds, he was a man of ___ ___ ___ physical strength and a man of great courage.

Rogers, Doswell

Last name is usually spelled Rogers. Information supplied by Eleanor Edmondson and the 1989 NGSQ article (Vol. 77, June 1989, No. 2. by Margaret Emery)

Born 1736 Virginia, parents are Adduston Rogers (b. York Co., VA, d. abt 1748 Goochland Co., VA) and Catherine Doswell (see 1989 NGSQ article which details the entailment of John Adduston in the 1660s).

1771 - In William Herbert's Company, Botetourt Co., VA

1774: In Herbert's Company. Doswell was among those diverted to Capt. Looney's company on the Clinch and did not fight at Point Pleasant. Instead he was with Capt Looney, Lieut. Daniel Boone and Lieut. John Cox guarding the Clinch frontier.

1777: In Capt. John Cox's Company, Montgomery Co., VA militia

1782, 1786 records place him in Montgomery Co., VA

1791 - Lives along the Clinch in the lower tax district of Russell Co., VA (later Lee County) among some well known Tory families (i.e. Capt. James Roberts and the William Ingraham who married William Riddle's widow)

1792 Ann signs away dower rights in Wythe Co., VA. Doswell Rogers' wife Anne is likely a second wife. The evidence for this is that she appears on two Wythe Co. VA deeds in 1792 as they prepare to move to Russell Co. VA. However, there was likely an earlier marriage given the range of ages of their children.

Died Between 1812 and 1819 in Lee Co. (now Scott Co.), VA. All his land is now in Scott County (formed from Lee County in 1814.)

Children (per Eleanor Edmondson): "

1. Elisha was born 4 Dec 1787 in Mont. Co. VA. He moved from Lee Co. VA to Bledsoe Co. TN to Lee Co. VA to Hamilton Co. TN. He is well-known in the Chattanooga area as a large land owner of Walden's Ridge. He has a son named Dauswell for whom Daus, TN was named, He married Sarah Thurman and died in Hamilton Co. TN in 1858. Elisha is named in Hurd's journal as Doswell's son.

2. Joseph m. Susannah (unknown). He moved from Lee Co. VA to Bledsoe Co. TN with his bro, Elisha. He moved back to Lee Co. VA with him. Joseph died shortly thereafter leaving 4 children. The Rogers are not Cherokees, but many of the branches have tried to apply and this family was rejected. Joseph's issue were taken to McMinn Co. TN when Susan remarried to James Walling. The boys later moved down to Hamilton Co. near their uncle, Elisha. Then many of the descendants went to MO. Joseph is mentioned in Hurd's journal as Doswell's son.

3. William was born 14 Oct 1763 in Halifax Co. VA. He married Rosannah Heard (m. by Joseph Anthony of Henry Co., VA in Montgomery Co., VA). He lived in Mont. Co., Lee Co. VA, Hawkins Co., TN, and lastly moved to White Co. TN. He is well-documented in White Co. and is not a Cherokee with many slaves and large plantations as one rumor on the internet says. He married second Mrs.Susannah (Walling) Heard William is mentioned in Hurd's journal as Doswell's son.

4. Thomas was born in 1765 in Halifax Co. VA. It is not clear how many times he was married, but Jane appears on one deed. His Will only listed 3 living children as he was old when he died in 1853. He appears to be the son who was closest to Doswell. Named in Hurd's journal as a son of Doswell.

5. Catherine married William Roberts. They stayed in Lee Co. VA and have records including a lawsuit brought by Joseph's children in 1842 in Lee Co. VA. She is named in Hurd's journal as an only dau.

6. James was born in 1770 either East or West of the Blue Ridge Mtns. as they moved close to the time of his birth He imarried Rachel (unknown) and stayed in the Scott Co. VA area where he died in 1823 according to the records. He is listed as a son of Doswell in the Hurd journal.

7. George. He is the only one I have not quite nailed down. I believe he is going to be the George Rogers who moved to Madison Co. TN and then to Gasconade Co. MO with his issue. A definite work in progress. I should mention that there is a DOSWELL Rogers living in this area with him. A James living in this area with him is born in Scott Co. VA. Most likely sons of George. Listed as a son of Doswell in Hurd's journal.

8. Adenstone born in the 1760's. Although he is NOT named in Hurd's journal, he is a son to Doswell. He witnessed the deeds in Wythe Co. in 1792 just before the Rogers moved to Russell Co.VA . He has a resource of records in Lee Co. VA.. Then ca in 1819 he moved his family to Clay Co. KY. This is probably why Hurd never heard or remembered him. They then moved to IN where he and his son, Adenstone, Jr. died.

9. Doswell, Jr.Is NOT mentioned in the Hurd Journal. Doswell, Jr. is mentioned as buying land from Doswell, SR in Lee Co.. For years people thought that Doswell, SR was the one written into the family bible as having been born in 1736 and dying in 1809. However, I found a deposition in Lee Co. that Doswell, SR. signed in 1812 proving that he still lived in lee Co. VA. Apparently, it was Doswell, Jr. who died in 1809 as there are no records for him anywhere after that date. Again Hurd probably never knew of him since he was born in 1813 in TN."

Doswell, Sr. Rogers is presumed to carry DNA based on test results from other relatives in the family tree: R1b1a2a1a1b4 Citing this Record "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Doswill Rogers, Scott county, part of, Scott, Virginia, United States; citing family 1286, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). Citing this Record "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch( : 24 August 2015), Doswell Rogers, Scott, Virginia, United States; citing p. 312, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 578; FHL microfilm 29,692.

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On 25 Sep 2017 at 11:19 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I've attempted initial cleanup of this profile; more is needed; your help is appreciated.

On 8 Jul 2017 at 15:15 GMT Loretta Black wrote:

I too have DNA conformation with Doswell.

On 26 Mar 2017 at 16:50 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Rogers-17013 and Rogers-1244 appear to represent the same person because: same/similar birth and death, same parents (merges proposed)

On 7 Feb 2017 at 19:15 GMT Clarence Rogers wrote:

I have traced my DNA to this Doswell Rogers via

my wikitree is at ROGERS-5976

On 17 Jul 2015 at 14:24 GMT Jay Rogers wrote:

Do you have anything on a Jefferson Rogers, shown in 1850 Bledsoe Co., TN, census with wife Nancy Adaline Carder Rogers? My addy is

On 16 Sep 2011 at 13:29 GMT E. R. (Rogers) Edmondson wrote:

I am the author of DESCENDANTS OF DOSWELL ROGERS. There are some corrections needed for the data you have posted.

Doswell (1736-1812+) Depotition of 1812

Wife not Catherine Denton; Ann documented in 1792 Wythe Co. VA deeds.

One possible sibling--Thomas of Hawkins Co. TN. Had son and grandson named Dauswell.

Possible parents--Adenstone Rogers & Catherine DOSWELL of York and Goochland Cos. VA.

Doswell's issue: Elisha, Joseph, George, Doswell, Jr., Catherine, James, Adenstone, Thomas, William.

I have over 40+ years of documentation and documents for the Rogers.

Eleanor Rogers Edmondson Contact me for data

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