June 6, 2017 How many times have we all taken our Family Tree booklets prepared by Julia and either just put it away or, only looked at the information directly pertaining to our immediate family? For example: My interest always turned to looking up my Mother’s (Gladys Rogers Henderson Powers) immediate genealogy, starting with my Granddaddy Tom Rogers. In the past I have known that we are kin to the Robertsons and the Scotts, but I have always been just a little or perhaps, more than a little confused. Recently I decided to pick up my Family Booklet and actually study how we are all kin. I found some surprising facts. Because of Julia Robertson’s dedicated work we have information that she gathered about my Great Great Grandfather, James Knox Rogers. Here is where I find the first Scott connection. When James Knox came to Texas he married Tiabiatha Scott, daughter of Oliver Scott. So Tiabiatha Scott became my step Great Great Grandmother. Great Great Grandpa Knox was married to a Margaret ? and they had three offspring, one of which was Walter Brooks Rogers, my Great Grandfather. Now here’s where it gets interesting: My Great Grandfather Walter Brooks Rogers married Malinda Scott, who was a daughter to Oliver Scott, making her my Great Grandmother and Oliver Scott my Great Great Grandfather. So Brooks married Malinda who was the half-sister of Tiabiatha Scott, having the same Father, Oliver but a different Mother. Tiabiatha’s mother was Margaret Hannah, while Malinda’s was Ava (Avy) Shelton. So now I find that I was connected in two ways to the Scotts. Brooks actually married his step Mother’s half- sister. I give up…I’m my own Grandpa!! Then here’s the first Robertson. James Knox and Tiabiatha Scott reared 8 children; one was Myrtle Rogers who married Thomas Crowder Robertson. Myrtle Rogers Robertson was my great Aunt. My first tie in with the Robertsons. Confused yet? Of course my Grand Daddy Tom Roger’s sister was Della, the daughter of Walter Brooks Rogers and Malinda Scott. When Aunt Della married Richard Daniel Robertson, the Robertsons became my kin. I don’t know if my brain will allow me to digest anymore, so for now I will just leave with a P.S. June 11th, this year’s reunion date is Granddaddy Tom’s birthday, He was born June 11, 1894, 113 years ago. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRANDDADDY TOM SEE YOU AT THE REUNION IN 2021 June 12, 2020 Well, I will NOT be seeing you at the reunion this year, thanks to the virus, but I am going to post some interesting pictures and memories that should help bring us together in memory. Our first reunion was in 1955 in Athens Park and we have met every year since, first as Rogers and then a combined Robers/Robertson/Scott reunion.
I am going to start with a Happy Birthday for Granddaddy Tom Rogers, who was born June 11, 1894 The following information is taken from research done by our dear cousin, Julie Robertson. This is showing my connection.
Tomi Tillman Rogers married Myrtle Velera Meadow From this union came my Mother, Gladys, and Aunt Hazel, Uncle Ray, and Aunt Fay.
This picture shows Granddaddy Tom and Grandma Velera Grandma. (not sure who else is in this picture)Grandma died during the birth of Aunt Fay and then Granddaddy Tom married Mammie Baker and they had, my Uncles Leroy, Lester, Bennie, Herman, Leaman, and Aunt Mable. Granddad and Mammie divorced and Granddaddy then married Wessie Helton My Mother, GLADYS MAE ROGERS was born on 30 Jan 1916 in Malakoff, Henderson, Texas, USA. She died in Nov 10 ,1995 in Malakoff, Henderson, Texas, USA. She married (1) ALBERT CURLING HENDERSON on 01 Jul 1937 in Malakoff, Texas, USA. He was born in Malakoff, Texas July 5, 1912. He died (auto accident) May 6, 1939 in Willis, Texas. She married (2) PAUL POWERS Oct 12, 1940 in Malakoff, Texas. He was born on 06 Jun 1914 in Bristol, Texas. He died in Jan 1997 in Athens, Texas.
Albert Henderson and Gladys Mae Rogers had the following child:
Albert DON HENDERSON was born on 06 Sep 1938 in Malakoff, Henderson, Texas, USA. He married Patricia Ann Ashe, daughter of Robert E. Ashe and Margaret Goreloff on 12 Dec 1971 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA. She was born on 22 Mar 1947 in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, USA.
Paul Powers and Gladys Mae Rogers had the following child:
i. VIVIiEN POWERS was born on 17 Aug 1940 in ?. She died (auto accident) in Oct 14, 1967 in Corsicana, Texas She married Billy Mac Ingram, July 4, 1964 in Port Neches, Texas ?. He was born in Cleburne, Texas., 13 August, 1942 He died Oct 16 in 1967 in Waco, Texas GO TO PICTURES YOU WILL WANT TO SEE