H. C. ROGERS, farmer; P.O. Athens; one of the pioneers of Menard Co., and son of Matthew and Anna (Morse) Rogers; was born in Otsego Co., N.Y., Jan. 20, 1808, and is the youngest of a family of a family of eight children, three only of whom are now living; he came to this State in 1820, with his parents, and located near where he now lives. Here his parents died - his mother Sept. 18, 1828, and his father. Aug. 14, 1847. H. C. married Miss Sarah H. Moore Nov. 26, 1829, daughter of John and Mary (Tate) Moore, who was born March 8, 1812; they have had eight children, four of whom lived to grow up, viz.; Mary A., born Dec. 26, 1830, William H., April 24, 1838; John T., June 4, 1841, died May 22, 1868, and James M., born June 22, 1846, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers have been active workers in the Presbyterian Church for upward of forty years; they are public-spirited, benevolent, well-to-do and highly respected citizens.