Biography of William H. Rogers
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Rogers, William H., who is known, as one of the best farmers in Barre, as well as one of its most progressive citizens, was born in Le Roy, February 21, 1835. At the age of thirteen he began for himself and has ever made his own way in life, and whatever of success he has gained has been the result of his own and his wife's unaided efforts. When a youth be went with his parents to Ohio, but returned to Spencer and worked in a tannery four years. Later he did a large business at Elba making barrel hoops, and still later, with his brother Joseph, he established a heading factory atBarre Center. On selling out he bought the Weston Wetherbee farm, but now lives on the old Mix homestead. December 1, 1859, Mr. Rogers married Harriet, daughter of Charles and Philena (Salter) Mix. Five children have been born to them: Ella, wife of Eugene Bragg; Belle, who died at eighteen; Florence, wife of Henry B. Jackson; Hugh M. and Arthur, both of whom are at home. In politics Mr. Rogers is a firm Republican. The family are members of the M. E. church.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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