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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 745

S.T. ROGERS, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Petersburg; is a worthy and reliable citizen, who has spent his entire life in this county, and, like Pat, "would have been here longer, had he been sooner born." He was born April 23, 1832, on the same section of land he now owns; his father was born in Bath Co., Ky.; his mothers name, prior to her marriage, was Rebecca Lancaster, also a native of Kentucky; his father, on his first arrival, bought out a place and its improvement, and then entered the land about him, including that owned by S.T. He died in June, 1843, his wife dying several years previous. Feb. 7, 1858, Mr. Rogers was married to Nancy Ann Trumbo, who was born in this county Feb. 10, 1835; they had five children, four living - John, born in 1858, and died Aug. 11, 1867; Flora Bell, born Jan. 3, 1861; Charles T., Jan. 16, 1867; Nora A., Sept. 26, 1868; Elizabeth C., Aug. 13, 1874. Mrs. Rogers' father name was Andrew Trumbo, and her mother was a sister of Henry Sears, of Mason County, Mr. Rogers has 300 acres of choice land, and is an excellent farmer and one of Menard Co.'s best men.

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