Descendants of James Columbus Rodgers and Elizabeth Catherine Willis


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Generation No. 1

1. Columbus1 Rodgers was born January 14, 1825 in NC, and died June 5, 1863 in Tippah Co., MS. He married Elizabeth Catherine Willis September 6, 1849 in Tippah Co., MS, daughter of Robert Willis and Temperance ?. She was born August 8, 1825 in SC, and died September 23, 1874 in Shelby Co., TN. Elizabeth is the sister of Robert F. Willis.

Children of Columbus Rodgers and Elizabeth Willia are:

i. Hannah Timpie Rodgers, b. August 8, 1850, MS; d. April 1, 1878; m. JOHN MARBERRY, August 18, 1869.

ii. James Robert2 Rodgers, b. January 7, 1852, Tippah Co., MS; d. February 15, 1926, Robertson Co., TX.

iii. Leviza Ann Rodgers, b. October 17, 1853, MS; d. October 29, 1935; m. W. A. Myers, January 9, 1870.

iv. Mary Jane Rodgers, b. October 5, 1855, MS; d. October 26, 1855, MS.

v. Susan Emily Rodgers, b. July 12, 1857, MS; d. July 26, 1859, MS.

vi. Elizabeth S. Rodgers, b. September 10, 1858, MS; d. April 20, 1884.

vii. Gideon W. Rodgers, b. February 11, 1860, MS; d. December 2, 1890; m. Mattie E. Hartwell.


Generation No. 2

2. James Robert2 Rodgers (Columbus1) was born January 7, 1852 in Tippah Co., MS, and died February 15, 1926 in Robertson Co., TX. He married (1) Rebecca Elizabeth Cox May 21, 1874 in Shelby Co., TN, daughter of Thomas Cox and Elizabeth Nabors. She was born February 27, 1851 in Tippah Co., MS, and died January 22, 1892 in Robertson Co., TX. He married (2) Effie Jane McArthur December 22, 1894. He married (3) Martha O'Rear January 11, 1903.

Children of James Rodgers and Rebecca Cox are:

i. Emma Elizabeth3 Rodgers, b. March 12, 1875, Shelby Co., TN; d. March 8, 1966, Robertson Co., TX.

ii. Mary Annie Rodgers, b. December 1877, TN; d. March 23, 1970, Robertson Co. , TX; m. Joe Leonard Oscar Scott.

iii. Maud Rodgers, b. July 24, 1879, TN; d. May 7, 1966, Franklin Co., TX; m. Arthur M. Scott.

iv. James Gideon Rodgers, b. April 7, 1882; d. February 14, 1919, Robertson Co., TX; m. Hattie Haygood.

v. Thomas Jefferson Rodgers, b. October 29, 1884, TX; d. October 7, 1974, Robertson Co., TX; m. Bertha Briant Gruynes b. August 23, 1890, Robertson Co., TX.

vi. Edgar Rodgers, b. December 31, 1891, TX; m. Lora Alice Sandifer

Child of James Rodgers and Effie McArthur is:

vii. Vesta Eugenia3 Rodgers, b. October 13, 1895; m. Bige Gregory; b. November 22, 1894, Erath County, Texas.


Generation No. 3

3. Emma Elizabeth3 Rodgers (James Robert2, Columbus1) was born March 12, 1875 in Shelby Co., TN, and died March 8, 1966 in Robertson Co., TX. She married (1) Albert Brown Guynes December 18, 1892 in Robertson Co., TX, son of Felix Guynes and Charlotte Beasley. He was born May 22, 1874 in Copiah Co., MS, and died December 23, 1899 in Robertson Co., TX. She married (2) James Terrel McLendon October 12, 1902 in Robertson County, Texas. He was born March 18, 1860, and died March 24, 1936 in Robertson County, Texas. For children of Emma Rodgers and Albert Guynes click here.