Larry, Thank you for posting what you have on the Gaithers, Burgess and Rogers families.I have no information on our Rogers before they were in North Carolina to know if they too trace back up into Maryland but can tell you this :
Our James Rogers, Sr. b. abt. 1700-1720 had been listed as the son or brother of a JOHN ROGERS, the ULSTER SCOT who came out of PHILADELPHIA PA and built his cabin in 1732 on Back Creek at the Junction of Rocky River in what became Cabarrus Co. NC. At that time, in 1732, this was just the North Carolina Wilderness, under jurisdiction then of New Hanover Co. NC.In time it became Bladen Co. NC, then Anson Co. NC and then was split into many counties including Mecklenburg Co. NC where this John Rogers the Ulster Scot then died in about 1781 era.He left no will that has been found but he did have a first born son in the Rocky River Settlement area in 1735 named JOSEPH ROGERS.This same JOSEPH ROGERS b. 1732 NC had married an ISABELLA WHITE ( the dau. of MOSES WHITE also an early NC Settler from PA ).Joseph Rogers and Isabella White had a son named JOSEPH WHITE ROGERS and they are all buried in the OLD BETHPAGE CEMETERY, near ENOCHSVILLE, in Rowan Co. NC.
We are yet to prove that our JAMES ROGERS, Sr. is out of the same line as JOHN ROGERS, the ULSTER SCOT but it may be that our JAMES was the brother of JOHN ROGERS, USLTER SCOT as I believe they may have been about the same age, from information I have recently obtained.So it appears that the ROWAN CO. NC Rogers might be related to our own Rogers branch in Anson in 1774, that then entered their lands along Long Creek in Montgomery Co. NC in 1779;by 1841 that same Rogers land was taken into form Stanly Co. NC.So the Rogers who remained in Montgomery Co. NC((after 1823,when my own WILLIAM L. ROGERS ( son of JAMES ROGERS, Jr. b.abt. 1746 NC ) had moved with about 20 other families into Carroll Co. TN ))were then living in Stanly Co. NC by 1841 though they hadn't moved from their lands near Richfield, NC.The county lines just changed around them all.
So that is my clerifications on the ROGERS of ROWAN, MECKLENBURG, ANSON, MONTGOMERY, and STANLY CO's NC.They are not to be confused with other ROGERS in Anson and Stanly Co's NC that are out of a long line of ROGERS who were in WAKE CO. NC that had arrived in NC in earlier 1700's from RHODE ISLAND.The JOHN ROGERS, ULSTER SCOT lines are said to have been out of PHILADELPHIA PA area and were IRISH arrivals there before 1732.