ELBERT ROGERS, son of Phineas and Ruth (Rogers) Rogers, was born on Long Island, on June 14, 1809. His father
Phineas was born November 20, 1756, and married. his wife, Ruth, born Jan. uary 11, 1786, also on Long Island.
In 1817 they came to Chemung, and settled on Dry brook. The children of this worthy couple were Lorinda M., born
Octbber 22, 1807; Elbert, Martin S., born October 8, 1810; Irvin, born August 17, 1813; Edwin, born November 5,
1814; Emma M., born Febmuary 5, 1818; William T., born. October 16, 1820; Rebecca., born June 22, 1822; John, born
May 11, 1827; Ruth A., born January 5, 1829, thed March 4, 1842. On the home in this new country which they developed
from a wilderness they passed many useful years. Elbert Rogers lived on this place for over seventy years, employed
in farming and lumbering, and now is its owner. On March 10, 1836, Mr. Rogers married Esther, daughter of Nathaniel
and Mary (Jones) Carey. Their children are George R (deceased), Martin T., Nathaniel, Emily M., Mary E., Lydia
D., and Alice G. Rogers (deceased). To secure the comforts of village life made necessary by his advancing years
and the failing health of Mrs. Rogers, in 1895 they made their home in Waverly.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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