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Genealogy: Family Histories

Archibald Rogers Family

    Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 02/23/2006

Descendants of Alexander Rodger

Generation No. 1

 

1. ALEXANDER1 RODGER (Source: LDS familysearch.org.). He married JANET MCLAGAN (Source: LDS familysearch.org.) August 06, 1792 in Errol, Perth, Scotland.

Notes for ALEXANDER RODGER:

Possibly born 06 APR 1763 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland to Alexander Rodger and Elsbeth Duncan ?

 

More About ALEXANDER RODGER and JANET MCLAGAN:

Marriage: August 06, 1792, Errol, Perth, Scotland

 

Children of ALEXANDER RODGER and JANET MCLAGAN are:

i. GEORGE2 RODGER, b. Abt. 1794.

More About GEORGE RODGER:

Christening: March 05, 1794, Errol, Perth, Scotland

ii. ALEXANDER RODGERS, b. Abt. 1795.

More About ALEXANDER RODGERS:

Christening: December 20, 1795, Errol, Perth, Scotland

2. iii. ROBERT RODGER, b. Abt. 1797.

iv. ELIZABETH RODGERS, b. February 20, 1804.

More About ELIZABETH RODGERS:

Christening: March 02, 1804, Kilspindie, Perth, Scotland

v. JOHN A. RODGERS, b. January 19, 1806.

More About JOHN A. RODGERS:

Christening: January 23, 1806, Kilspindie, Perthshire, Scotland

vi. JANET RODGERS, b. January 07, 1808.

More About JANET RODGERS:

Census: January 12, 1808, Kilspindie, Perthshire, Scotland

3. vii. ARCHIBALD RODGERS, b. September 23, 1809, Perthshire, Scotland; d. May 16, 1891, age 81 yrs 7 mo.

4. viii. JAMES RODGER, b. September 11, 1811, Scotland.

Generation No. 2

 

2. ROBERT2 RODGER (ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1797.

Notes for ROBERT RODGER:

Abt 1851 Robert and Alexander Rodgers were contracted to build a one-room wooden schoolhouse in Town of Lisbon School District No. 2, later known as Richmond School, officially Lisbon-Pewaukee Joint 2 School District.

Alexander was probably his son.

Children of ROBERT RODGER are:

i. ALEXANDER3 RODGER, b. Abt. 1827, Scotland.

ii. MARY RODGER, b. Abt. 1832, Scotland.

 

3. ARCHIBALD2 RODGERS (ALEXANDER1 RODGER) was born September 23, 1809 in Perthshire, Scotland, and died May 16, 1891 in age 81 yrs 7 mo. He married AUGUSTA AGNES NANCY HOWITT 1850, daughter of ANDREW HOWITT and AGNES MCKERROW. She was born 1816, and died March 25, 1876 (Source: Lisbon Central Cemetery headstone inscription.).

More About ARCHIBALD RODGERS:

Date born 2: October 11, 1809, LDS files show this date

Burial: Lisbon Central Cemetery (Source: Lisbon Central Cemetery headstone inscription.)

Census 1: 1870, "Arch Rodgers"

Census 2: 1850, Listed as "Arch Rodger", age 40

Census 3: 1880, "Archabald Rodgers"

Christening: October 18, 1809, Kilspindie, Perthshire, Scotland

Emigration: July 04, 1841 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, May 21, 1891.)

Occupation: 1867, Farm house abt 1/2 mile west of Sussex - N67 W25395 Hwy VV (1985 address).

Residence 1: 1889, Sold farm, grew grain, to Alexander Will for $5,775.

Residence 2: 1850, Living with Agnes, stepsons James and Andrew Templeton, and son George, age 4 mos

Residence 3: 1880, Lived with son-in-law George McKarrow (McKerrow), Belle (Isabelle, his daughter), and their daughter Jennie B. Archibald's farm or George's? (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.)

More About AUGUSTA AGNES NANCY HOWITT:

Name 2: Augusta (Agnes) Templeton

Burial: Lisbon Central Cemetery

More About ARCHIBALD RODGERS and AUGUSTA HOWITT:

Marriage: 1850

Children of ARCHIBALD RODGERS and AUGUSTA HOWITT are:

i. GEORGE3 RODGERS, b. Abt. April 1851 (Source: 1850 Federal Census, Lists him as being 4 mos old and census was taken on Aug 22, 1850.); d. August 29, 1871 (Source: Lisbon Central Cemetery headstone inscription.).

More About GEORGE RODGERS:

Burial: Lisbon Central Cemetery

ii. AGNES RODGERS, b. Abt. 1853.

iii. JEANETTE (JENNETTE) RODGERS (Source: 1870 Federal Census, Listed as Jennette.), b. Abt. 1856.

5. iv. ISABEL (ISABELLA) "BELLE" RODGERS, b. July 14, 1858, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

4. JAMES2 RODGER (ALEXANDER1) was born September 11, 1811 in Scotland. He married MARY. She was born in Scotland.

More About JAMES RODGER:

Christening: September 24, 1811, Kilspindie, Perthshire, Scotland

Child of JAMES RODGER and MARY is:

i. ROBERT3 RODGER, b. Abt. 1837, England.

 

Generation No. 3

 

5. ISABEL (ISABELLA) "BELLE"3 RODGERS (ARCHIBALD2, ALEXANDER1 RODGER) (Source: This Old House by Linda Schafer, Landmark, Spring and Summer issue, 1985, Known as Isabella in 1870 Fed Census.) was born July 14, 1858 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. She married GEORGE MCKERROW, SR. September 26, 1877 in Archibald A. Rodgers home, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, son of GAVIN MCKERROW and ELIZABETH HOWITT. He was born April 01, 1852.

Notes for GEORGE MCKERROW, SR.:

After marrying Isabel Rodgers in 1877, he and Isabel lived in her father's house at least until 1880. The 1880 Census lists them and their daughter as living on Archibald's farm. George's step father, William Simpson didn't die until 1891. Archibald also died in 1891. Since the Rodgers farm was supposed to be sold to Alexander Wills in 1889, George may have taken over operation of the Simpson/McKerrow homestead between 1880 and 1889. Archibald may have moved with them there (?).

Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes Bulletin 37 1924

Born in Lisbon in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, he was educated at Carroll College in Waukesha, and taught in common and village schools in the Town of Lisbon for ten years. On September 26, 1877, he married Belle Rodgers and had at least two children.

In 1893-94, he was one of the Conductors, i.e., he presided over and conducted Institute meetings, for the Farmers' Institutes. After the untimely death of Superintendent William H. Morrison, in December 1893, McKerrow was appointed as Superintendent of the Farmers' Institutes on June 20, 1894, at an annual salary of $2,000, and served until his resignation of May 31, 1914. From May 20 to July 15, 1911, he was on a leave of absence to visit livestock shows in Great Britain.

According to Ernest L. Luther, the last Superintendent, McKerrow thought more of his Oxford sheep and Guernseys than public office and did not want to leave his farm, sheep, and herd, but "fell to the cajoleries of Dean Henry and the agricultural committee of the regents, who permitted him to live on his farm and have time off during the growing season for a trial period of one year. Dean Henry added to his own many duties the work of completing Morrison's ninth year, and McKerrow took over not for one year but for twenty years."

During the McKerrow period, "the battle of silos, better breeding, better feeding, and spreading the new truths of the experiment station went forward on the basis of some 130 institutes and the 'Round-up' institute each year, including regular women's institutes where facilities permitted."

With the closing of the 'Round-up' institute of 1914, McKerrow returned to his farm in Waukesha County. During his twenty years as Superintendent, the Wisconsin Legislature had increased the appropriation from $5,000 a year to $20,000.

In addition to his University responsibilities and his farm, he was actively involved in many associations, serving as president of the American Oxford Down Sheep Breeders' Association and of the American Association of Farmers' Institute

Managers (1897), as well as vice president of the National Horse Breeders' Association, of the Wisconsin State Board of Agriculture, the Farmers' National Congress, and the Wisconsin Good Roads League. He also served as director of the

American South Down Breeders' Association.

McKerrow contributed articles to several agricultural journals including: American Sheep Breeder and Wool Grower, Breeders' Gazette, Farmers' Advocate, National Stockman and Farmer, Wisconsin Farmer and the Wisconsin

Farmers' Institute Bulletin.

 

References:

"George McKerrow, Superintendent of Agricultural Institutes" in The University of Wisconsin, Its History and Its Alumni, With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Madison, ed. by Reuben Gold Thwaites. Madison (Wis.): J. N. Purcell. 1899 : 329.

Luther, Ernest L.

"Farmers' Institutes in Wisconsin, 1885-1933." Wisconsin Magazine of History 30, no. 1 (September 1946): 59-68

 

http://cf.uwex.edu/history/indivbio.cfm?IndivID=183

More About GEORGE MCKERROW and ISABEL RODGERS:

Marriage: September 26, 1877, Archibald A. Rodgers home, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Child of ISABEL RODGERS and GEORGE MCKERROW is:

i. GEORGE4 MCKERROW, b. September 08, 1893.

More About GEORGE MCKERROW:

Occupation: Started Golden Guernsey Cooperative

 

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