Re: LARKIN ROGERS--Hawkins Co. TN
Wow! I have had to take time to digest all that you sent. I'm going to break it up a bit because I'm working in my green house, getting ready to put in a garden. I come into the house when I need to eat or sit down for a few minutes.
Let's start with Thomas Curry Jr. and Matilda Rogers. They came to Texas with Thomas B. Curry Sr. and several other Curry siblings and their families. They are on the 1835 census of the Sabine District of Nacogdoches County. They were living "next door" to Wiley and Elifair Rogers Curry and their 6 kids. Thomas and Wiley Curry were brothers and Elifair and Matilda Rogers were sisters. The wives were the daughters of Larkin Rogers and Elizabeth Tinnin.
Wiley and Elifair had 6 childrenat the time of the 1835 census. They were:
Elizabeth (my line), Manerva, Thompson Tinnin, John Thomas, James A., and Emanuel L. (later changed to Monroe).
Wiley has been a problem ancestor. Every time I come across him his name is spelled differently. So far I have seen "Willie", "Willia", "Willy", "Willis", "Wesley", "Weley", as well as "Wiley".
He had 2 Spanish Land abstracts of title...one (abstract #5) was in Nacogdoches, dated May 1835 and was for land in present day Limestone County. Another (abstract #9) included the info that he was a married man with a family of a total of 7 people. It was for land in present day Freestone County. Both abstracts are in old Spanish and have English Field Notes. A third abstract is in English and is Robertson 1st Class. There is no county given, and there is very little info on it. This is probably tied to being an early settler in Texas and was obtained after the Texas Revolution.
Wiley is listed on the Military Rolls of the Republic of Texas 1835-1845. He was in the Texas Volunteers 1836, in Thomas S. McFarland's Company. His company fought at San Jacinto and this is the last mention of Wiley Curry that anyone has found to date. He simply disappeared.
His wife, Elifair, continued to live in Limestone County. She had a 7th child, Wiley Curry (b.Jan 1837). She died in 1848 and is buried in an unmarked grave in Limestone County.
With that, I'll go back to my transplants. They are about a week away from going into the garden. I'll be back with Larkin and his info I have. Maybe we can clear up some of the fog that surrounds the multiple Larkin Rogers'.