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
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,
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