Family history says that Edley H and Henry Rogers married sisters, Mahala Amelia and Mahala Mariah, with the surname Rodgers.
Looking at the naming pattern of the children of Louisa, Edley and Henry showed a few names common among Edley and Henry and not Louisa. These names being Miles, Alexander, and Miranda.
This is a working theory on where to look, not a fact.
My notes are first then my theory.
Theories and notes
1860 Asahel Jackson b 1815 has wife Miranda b 1816. In his home is also an Agnes Jackson (age 65) and a Caroline Rogers with daughter Miranda and son Wm (wm is with him later). Note in 1850 Caroline and Miranda Rogers are living with George Rogers.
Hx of Hamilton, Asahel Jackson was a nephew of Asahel Rawlings and a minister. Jackson Chapel is named for him.
This Asahel Jackson is a relative of Susan Emily Rogers husband. Jonathan and Nancy were his parents I believe.
Per Rogers family Chatanoogan
Elisha Rogers wife was a sister to the wife of Asahel Rawlings.
The sons of Elisha Rogers included Alfred McKinney, James, John who married Elsie Gaut, Dauswell and William L. Alfred McKinney Rogers married Ann Cobbs and his brother, William L. Rogers, married her sister, Sarah Cobbs. The Cobbs sisters were daughters of Richard and Lucy Harris Cobbs, who were originally from Albemarle County, Va. Elisha also had Jackson who lived from about 1823 to about 1844, Eli who
lived from about 1824 to about 1826, and Phillip who lived from about 1825 to about 1828. Alfred McKinney Rogers was born in Bledsoe County Feb. 27, 1810. He stayed on the Mountain Creek homeplace, which was sold at public outcry in 1858. William L. Rogers moved to South Chickamauga Creek, east of Missionary Ridge. Dauswell Rogers married Elizabeth Bennett of the Sequatchie Valley, and they settled there. James Rogers married Sarah Holloway.
Kesiah Rogers, daughter of Elisha Rogers, married James C. Conner, who was Hamilton County sheriff. He bought the old Anderson Turnpike, which led across Walden's Ridge
from Sequatchie Valley to Chattanooga. Other daughters of Elisha Rogers included Mary who married Russell M. Martin, Nancy who married William H. Lusk, Sally who married Alexander Martin and Phoebe who married Samuel Ware. Another daughter, Elizabeth, married Jonathan Ragon in 1847. They moved to Yell County, Arkansas, in 1850. Elizabeth Rogers Ragon died in 1884.
Elisha Rogers died March 27, 1858, and Sarah Thurman Rogers spent her last days with another daughter, Susan, and her husband, John Vick. Sarah Thurman Rogers died in 1862. Near the time of his death, Elisha Rogers still owned land in Lee County, Va., that had been passed on to him
THERE WAS a William Rogers in early Hamilton County who had property around Moccasin Bend. This was apparently the same William Rogers who married Mary Lauderdale at Rhea County in 1814. Mary Lauderdale Rogers was one of the heirs of Joseph Dunham Sr., who in 1809 obtained 2,500 acres on the north side of the Tennessee River “on both sides of the first creek above the Suck.” The Mountain Creek property was included in this tract. Joseph Dunham Sr. was “an old Indian fighter and companion of Sevier in the early times of East Tennessee.” He died in 1815, and his Mountain Creek
property was eventually bought up by Elisha Rogers. Mary Rogers, widow of William Rogers, died in 1872
? Did Nancy marry Jonathan Jackson.. see 1850 census
Their children included Altamyra (Allena) who married Fountain Hale, Mary E. who married George Washington Thomas, Nancy A. who married Isaac G. Thomas, Cynthia A. who married Samuel P. Jones, Sarah J. who married James M. Griffin, Elizabeth S. who married William A. Cathy and Susannah Emmeline who married Charles P. Gamble. The Griffins moved to Alabama, the Cathys to Texas and the Hales to Missouri. There was a son, Monroe Rogers. Another son, William Jefferson Rogers, was born in 1820. He was a deputy sheriff, then was county clerk. A bachelor, he was known as “crippled or limping Bill Rogers
Joseph Rogers and his wife, Rebecca Hixson. Joseph Rogers, who was born in Greene County, Tenn., in 1803, lived in the vicinity of North Chickamauga Creek. He died in 1855, but his wife lived until 1882
heir children included Anna who married Wiley Frizzell, Nancy who married E.L. Reagan, Rebecca who married O.S. Green, Rhoda J. who was the second wife of Allen B. Rogers, Sarah who married John M. Hixson, Caroline who married Joseph Fryar and Delilah who married William Fryar. The Reagans, Fryars and Frizzells moved to Arkansas. Pleasant Alexander Rogers, a son of Joseph and Rebecca Rogers, fought for the Union in many Civil War battles, including Stones River, as a member of the 2nd East Tennessee Infantry. He later engaged in the milling business and had a 500-acre farm on the Tennessee River. He married Mary Ella Rogers, a daughter of Henry and Charity Wingo Rogers, in 1869
HENRY ROGERS was a very early settler in Hamilton County, arriving in the 1820s. Born in Georgia in 1796, he was married to Charity Wingo, who was born in Virginia about 1806. In addition to the daughter who married Pleasant A. Rogers, their other children included John Carroll, Paul M., Emeline, Matilda and Elizabeth. A daughter, Julia A., who was born in 1823, married Franklin Adams. Julia Rogers Adams lived
until 1911. Matilda married William Champion, and Elizabeth Caroline married John Rawlston. Charity Wingo Rogers died in 1863 in the midst of the Civil War. Henry Rogers lived until 1876
Henry Rogers (the other one) is buried at Jackson Chapel.
There is a burial for a Caroline Rogers wife of P.M. Rogers at Jackson Chapel. (b 1840)
GEORGE W. ROGERS, who was born in Monroe County in the early 1800s, was a carpenter and Methodist exhorter. He was a justice of the peace and deputy sheriff. His wife was Catherine Jackson of Sequatchie County. Their children included James C., Marianna Isabella who married William Riley Brown, Mary, Anna, Agnes, Catherine Eliza, John H. and Nancy.
IN 1850 WIFE'S NAME IS Jane, same age as Catherine in 1860
Caroline Rogers who lived with George Rogers and Asahel Jackson is of the same age to be a sibling of Asahel and Catherine.
WILLIAM ROGERS, who was born in 1800, lived in the Ooltewah area with his wife, Elizabeth. Their son was Jeremiah Rogers. William Rogers listed $10,000 in personal estate and $30,000 in real estate just before the war. Allen B. Rogers, who was born about 1811, was apparently a brother of William Rogers. Allen B. Rogers and his first wife, Sarah, apparently had no children. Shortly after the Civil War, Allen B. Rogers took as his second wife Rhoda J. Rogers, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Hixson Rogers. He was then in his late fifties and she was in her early thirties. Their children included John Pleasant, William M., Allen and James Foster. John Pleasant Rogers married Mary Fryar, daughter of Sevier Fryar. James Clifford Rogers, who still resides at Ooltewah, is a grandson of John Pleasant Rogers and son of William Lonzo Rogers. William M. Rogers moved to Cohutta, Ga. James Foster Rogers married Mandy Hopper Brogan. William and Allen B. Rogers were active in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Ooltewah. After the Civil War, William and Elizabeth Rogers moved to Washington County, Ark., along with the Arnett and Douglas families.
SPENCER CLACK ROGERS, who was born in 1816, was a prominent Chattanoogan prior to the war. He was descended from Elijah Rogers, a prominent Baptist preacher, and from Spencer Clack, a hero of the Revolution who entered some 1,000 acres across the Pigeon River from Sevierville. S.C. Rogers was married to Jane Chandler, sister of the merchant Benjamin Chandler.
So we have several intermarriages besides our rumored one.
Caroline Rogers husband was ? Who was likely a Jackson.
Her sister married George W. Rogers.
Asahel Jackson I think married a Miranda(?Rodgers).
It is possible Miranda/Maranda is a sibling of Mahala and Mariah.
Page numbers are the pg for ancestry.com images not page number on census
Benjamin 20-30 p 7
William 40-50 p 7
Elisha 40-50 p 3
John 50-60 p3
Henry 20-30 p 3
Henry 30-40 p 25
Samuel 40-50 p 25
Maj A Jackson 30-40 male 20-30 p 7
Tandy Jackson 20-30 p 1
Asahel Rawling p 1 age is 40-50
Allen B 20-29 p 65
William 40-49 p 65
Elisha 50-59 p 17
Henry 20-30 p 17
EH 20-30 p 17
AM 20-30 (2) p 17
Jas (James?) 20-30 p 17
George Rogers 30-40 p 5 (Asahel Jackson next door)
Henry Rogers 40-50 p 5
Joseph Rogers 30-40 p 7
Reuben Rogers 60-70 p 7
John Rogers 60-70 p 7
John Rogers 20-30 p 27
Spencer Rogers 20-30 (3) p 35
William Rogers50-60 p 83
C Rogers 40-50 p 11
1850 Census Hamilton County (one district 27)
William Rodgers age 28, wife Sarah p. 6 (son of Elisha)
Alfred Rodgers age 44 wife Mary p 7 (Son of Elisha)
James Rodgers age 38 wife Sarah p 7 (Son of Elisha)
Henry Rodgers age 42, wife Mahala (Mariah) p 13 (son of Joseph)
Jasper (Joseph) Rodgers age 49, wife Rebecca p 14 (Brother to Henry same page?)
Henry Rodgers age 55, wife Charity p 14
George Rogers age 44, wife Jane p 16. Includes Caroline age 28 and Miranda age 6 (
Absalom Ragan 49, wife Jane 49 p 21
Jacob Ragan/Roger? 63 wife Loucinda p 185
Isaac Ragan/Roger? 30 wife perlina 30 p 185
Allen B Rogers 30, wife Sarah 30 p 183 (son/brother of William same page?)
William Rogers 50, wife Elizabeth 52? p 183 (This would seem to be the Wm from article)
Thomas Rogers 35, wife Mary 30 p 143
Thomas Rogers 26 p 116 (Ragan's on pg too John and Isaac)
Mary Rodgers 60 p 56(Jonathan Jackson household with Nancy ages 35/36)
Mary B Rodgers 55 p 45
Asahel Jackson not found
Wm Miles age 44 p 17 Hamilton County, TN, wife Elizabeth 38
George W age 50 wife Catherine 55 district 16 p 1 and 2 (wife in 1850 name JANE)
A. M. Rogers 50 wife Mary 40 district 16 p 2
Sarah Rogers, Age 70 district 3 p 10
James Rogers 48, wife Sarah 47 p 10 district 3
Henry Rogers age 67, wife Charity 54 district 2 p 3
William Rogers 59, Elizabeth 65 distrct 8 p 1 (from article)
Mary Rogers 65 district 11 p 17
A.B. Rogers 49 wife Sarah 40 District 8 p 2 (Allen B)
Jesse Rogers 40, wife Mary 45 district 4 p 13
William Rogers 44, wife Sarah 44 district 9 p6
Caroline Rogers 42, Miranda and WM, home of Asahel Jackson 44 district 2 p 7
Mahaley Rogers 42, district 1 p 4
Joseph Rogers 24, wife Eliza 22 district 1 p 4
An Elizabeth Miles age 40 is on same page
Mary Rogers 41, district 15 p 1
Wm J Rogers 40 district 7 p 20 William Jefferson Rogers
Wm Rogers 38 wife Sarah 31 district 4 p 16
Wm L Rogers 38 district 14 p 26
George 32 and Rhonda 20 district 15 p15
Susan Rogers 31 district 3 p 9
James Rogers 30, wife Mary 25, district 2 p 10
W R Rogers 30 district 11
Alex Rogers 26 district 11
Joseph 24 and Elijah 22 district 1
Family Groups based on location and what we know
Elisha Rogers and his sons, James, Alfred and William L
Henry and Edley Rogers
Henry Rogers married to Charity Wingo
Joseph Rogers married to Rebecca Hixon
George Rogers married to Caroline Jane Jackson
Mary Rodgers widowed in Jonathan Jackson home in 1850, widow of ? (right age would be Reuben and John p 7 1840 or William p 83)
Caroline Rogers married to ? With Asahel Jackson AND George Rogers
William Rogers m. Elizabeth
Allen B Rogers m Sarah and Rhoda Rogers
The rest seem to be disconnected.
Mahala born 1818 and Mariah born 1814 would seem to be the right age to belong to the Rodgers that marry into the Jackson family.
We have George Rodgers born 1806, Henry Rogers b 1796, Joseph Rogers b 1803, Mary Rodgers and her husband (b about 1790).
Miranda Jackson is b 1816. The Elizabeth Miles is born about 1812. Whoever Caroline Jackson Rogers husband was, he would be born about 1820's.
I suspect if we examine John and Reuben and William we may be able to “find” some of these folks.
I think that it is possible that these are related
Miranda b 1816 Asahel Jackson b 1816
? Caroline Jackson b 1820 ish
Mahala b 1818 Edley Rodgers
Mariah b 1814 Henry Rogers
Elizabeth b 1812 William Miles
Nancy 1813 Jonathan Jackson
I think that Mary age 60 in 1850 could be their mother..
? Relative Cousins or brothers by another wife
George Rogers 1806
Henry Rogers 1796 (possible Charity is his second wife)
Joseph Rogers 1803