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From: Ron Hill <>
Subject: Re: [NCMACON] Re: Thomas Woodfin Rogers
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 10:38:26 -0500
Anne, thank you for your detail response. On October 24, 1865 my great,
great grandfather Felix Walker Hill purchased 160 acre tract of land
from Thomas Woodfin Rogers. Felix Walker Hill became the third owner of
this original tact of land on Reece Creek in Ivy Log section of Union
County, Georgia which was allotted after the Indian removal in 1832.
This land purchase was witnessed by Abel Stanhope Hill the son of Felix
On November 20, 1865 Felix Walker Hill and his wife Elizabeth Cooper
Hill moved with most of their family from Snow Hill Community, Nottla
Township, Cherokee County, North Carolina to the above Union County,
Now my great grandfather Abel Stanhope Hill married Sara Jane Rogers in
Cherokee County, North Carolina on February 9, 1866 and you will find
them living next to Thomas Woodfin Rogers in the 1870 Cherokee County,
I have no future information as to what happened to Thomas Woodfin
Rogers and his wife Frances. I have not reviewed the later census.
Some where along the way I recall some remark that Thomas Woodfin Rogers
left his wife and went west.
My great grandfather Captain Abel Stanhope Hill after serving 4 years
with the Infantry with the Army of the Confederate States of America and
during his service was taken prisoner of war twice at the battle of
Perryville and Atlanta. He was also in the battles of Stones River,
Vicksburg and Chickamauga.
In 1868 he was elected twice as Sheriff of Cherokee County, NC then
served as Clerk of Superior Court 1890-1894 then Mayor of the town of
Murphy, North Carolina in 1909.
Anne, I do appreciate you taking time to respond and the information
will be helpful in my continued search for the Rogers family.
Sautee Nacoochee, GA