Roy Rogers was born Leonard Franklin Slye.

Roy was the son of Andrew and Mattie (Womack) Slye. Mattie was born in Carter County.


Better Known To Millions As


 “King of the Cowboys”

Leonard Franklin Slye was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 5, 1911 to Martha “Mattie” Womack and Andrew “Andy” E. Slye. 
Although he was not a native of Carter County, his mother Martha “Mattie” Womack was born in the area of Pactolus, Carter County, Kentucky on March, 8, 1882, 
to Archer “Archie” Womack and Martha “Pattie” Hatchett. On July 29, 1905, in Carter County , Mattie married Andrew E. Slye of Portsmouth , Ohio . 
Roy ’s father Andrew Slye was the son of Alonzo Slye and Mary Wessel. Roy Rogers died on July 6, 1998, at his home in Apple Valley, California . 

Photo and information courtesy of the Roy Rogers family and the Roy Rogers – Dale Evans Museum .

Submitted by: David Tucker

Submitted by: Yvonne Waggoner

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