The Stephen Rogers I am researching was born in Bedford Co. TN in 1831 and died 17 June 1890. He was the son of Jesse Thomas and Margaret Claunch. I believe Jesse was married once before he married Margaret. Stephen served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He is buried in the Old New Hope cemetery near Flat Creek, TN, Bedford Co. I have a copy of his pension application and a James B. Rogers signed as his guardian. Was this James his brother, maybe?
Stephen married Malinda Derryberry(?). The had a daughter Sarah (Sally) M. Rogers whom I believe to have married J. Frank Nelson of Bedford Co. I can't find any proof of the marriage, but I found possibly evidence in an old obituary from the Times Gazette. J. Frank and Sally had a daughter, Jenny Eva Nelson, who married John (Butch) Fuller of Bedford Co. Jenny was my husband's grandmother.
J. Frank Nelson was the son of Eli P. Nelson and a Catharine Shook. I'm trying to find out if this Catharine was with the Shook family from Flat Creek. I need to find a marriage date for them.