The old Rogers homestead in Menard county was the birthplace of Charles T. Rogers, his natal day being June 16, 1867. He is a son of S. T. and Melinda (Trumbo) Rogers, who were also natives of this county, a fact which indicates that both the Rogers and Trumbo families were established in this part of the state in early pioneer days. the paternal grandfather came from Kentucky to Illinois and aided in laying the foundation for the present development and progress of the county. S. T. Rogers has followed the occupation of farming as a life work and both he and his wife are still residing on the old homestead.
In the district schools Charles T. Rogers acquired his education and when twenty years of age he began farming upon the place where he now resides, having here two hundred acres of land, which is rich and productive. He has since erected a good residence and other buildings upon his place and, in fact, has made all of the modern improvements that are there seen. His land is under a high state of cultivation and the well tilled fields return to him rich harvests. He is also quite extensively engaged in the raising and breeding of short horn cattle, fine road horses and registered Duroc Jersey hogs, and as a stock-raiser he has met with excellent success, his annual sales of cattle, horses and hogs bringing to him a good financial return upon his investments.
On the 23d of August, 1887, occurred the marriage of Charles T. Rogers and Miss Mattie E. Estill, the former a native of Menard county and the latter of Indiana. They are still residing in this county, their home being about a mile south of the Charles T. Rogers farm. Unto our subject and his wife has been born an interesting little son, Thomas E., whose birth occurred September 6, 1893. Mrs. Rogers is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of Petersburg, and like her husband has many friends in her native county. Mr. Rogers belongs to Roland lodge, No. 69, K. P., and is also identified with the Modern Woodmen of America. He is serving as a member of the school board at the present time and is matter of citizenship is never remiss, but gives his earnest co-operation to the support of all measures that he believes will promote general progress and improvement. He has a wide acquaintance in the county where his entire life has been passed and where he has so directed his efforts as to win the good will and trust of his fellow men.