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  Rogers Cemetery

The wall was donated by W.K. Armstrong 1940

This small cemetery holds the founder of Rogersville as well as a few other notables of Hawkins County. The wall, referred to above, is made of stone and about 3 feet tall. Each burial listed below is as I read the stones.

Here lie David Crockett and his wife
grandparents of Davy Crockett
who were massacred near this spot
by indians in 1777.
(Marker placed by Division of History, State of TN 1927)

Hugh Campbell
departed this life September 7, 1804
Age 42 years

Charles J.
son of John &
Eliza M. McKinney
April 8, 1811
August 2, 1812

A grave with only a footstone.

In Memory of Mary Rogers
daughter of Thomas Amis
consort of Joseph Rogers
Born in Duplin County
North Carolina
August 22, 1768
died November 30, 1833

In Memory of Joseph Rogers
born in
the County of Tyrone
August 21, 1764
Came to
The United States of America
in 1781
settled here & founded
the village of
in 1786
where he lived until his death
November 6, 1833

In Memory of
Joseph Rogers, Jr.
son of
Joseph and Mary Rogers
born January 21, 1807
died June 1, 1833

In Memory of
Elizabeth Mary Rogers
daughter of
Joseph & Mary Rogers
born October 26, 1790
died April 23, 1809

Sacred to the
memory of our
who died August 21, 1855
in the 11th year of her age
(back of stone reads)
The affectionate daughter
of Wm D. & Louisiana G.
(verse on stone)
She rests we trust in
the Bosom of him who
said "Suffer little children
to come unto me"

Thomas Chatmers
son of (could not read)
born July 25, 1831
died May ?, 1832

Unmarked grave with footstone

This census was taken Saturday September 5, 1998 by Jackie Robinson .

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