The following records show that George Rogers, the son of William and Elizabeth Dale Rogers, left Lancaster Co., Virginia in 1740 after obtaining a grant for 227 acres in Prince William Co., (later Fauquier Co.) Virginia. He lived there and had a wife named Elizabeth, who was called Betty, when he sold the 227 acres in 1768. Although I have no single document that proves George Rogers, who married Elizabeth "Betty" Minter (abt 1750), was the son of William Rogers and Elizabeth Dale, evidence from existing records (listed below)support this view. As discussed below, it is known that George Rogers Sr., who mar. Elizabeth Minter, was not a member of any of the other Rogers families living in Prince William/Fauquier Co., Virginia during that time period.
11 Aug 1714, George Rogers, "small child" of William Rogers deceased. (Lancaster Co., VA Court Order Bk.1713-1721, p.62). He would have been under 14 years old.
14 Jun 1728, George Rogers, Exor. of his brother William's will. (Lancaster Co., VA Will Bk.12, p.54). He must have been 21 so must have been born no later than 1707.
27 Oct 1739, George Rogers, late from Lancaster Co., warrant for 227 acres in Prince William Co., VA. ("Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys, . . Prince William, Fauquier . . Counties.", by P. S. Joyner).
10 Oct 1740, George Rogers, guardian of Richard Rogers, orphan of his brother William. (Lancaster Co., VA Order Bk.8, p.294).
18 Nov 1740, George Rogers, grant for 227 acres in Prince William Co., VA. ("Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1694-1742" by Gray).
10 Sep 1741, John Rogers, brother of George is appointed guardian of Richard Rogers, orphan of their brother William. (Lancaster Co., VA Order Bk.8, p.305).
1742, George Rogers on poll list for election of Burgesses, Prince William Co., VA. (Prince Wm. Co., VA Deed Bk.E, p.524).
1750, George Rogers and Elizabeth "Betty" Minter are married about this time.
26 Mar 1768, George Rogers and wife Elizabeth "Betty" sell 227 acres granted to said George Rogers in 1740. (Fauquier Co., VA Deed Bk.3, p.155).
23 May 1771, George Rogers purchases 131 acres, part of the Kettle Run Tract* (Fauquier Co., VA Deed Bk.4, p.331).
4 May 1792, Will of George Rogers (Sr.), proved 24 Sep 1792. (Fauquier Co., VA Will Bk.2, p.244).
*Note:The Kettle Run Tract was part of the estate of Charles Carter, Esq., dec'd, and was being sold by the executors of his estate to pay his debts. Among those purchasing portions of the Kettle Run Tract on May 23 was George Heale of Lancaster Co., VA. He purchased 1,500 acres. (Bk.4, p.348). George Heale was the son of George Rogers' cousin William Heale, and grandson of George Heale and his wife Ellen Rogers. He moved to Fauquier County and lived there until his death in 1806.
Some other Rogers families in Fauquier Co., VA:
---There was a John Rogers in Fauquier Co. who left a will in 1795 (Will Bk.2, p.354). Apparently he had come from Culpeper Co. and was the son of Henry Rogers of Spotsylvania Co., VA. Children named in his will were Stephen, John, Henry, Mary Rogers and Margaret Mason. Wife Sarah. It appears the names George and Edward were not used in this family and I have found no evidence to suggest our George Rogers is connected to them.
---A Rhodam Rogers was in Fauquier Co. by 1790. (1790 Fauquier Co., personal Tax list A). He married Anna Reynolds there in 1798. He moved to Harrison Co., VA/WV. His father Rhodam had a brother named Edward. I have not found the name George used in this family. Rhodam was a descendant of John Rogers of Charles Co., MD, who some researchers believe may have been a relative of Capt. John Rogers of Northumberland Co., VA.
---George Rogers, born 6 Feb 1764, served in the Fauquier Co., VA militia during the Revolutionary War. He was the son of Henry Rogers, b:1741 VA, d:1794 in Sevier Co., TN, and Elizabeth Lankford. His grandfather George Rogers was b:1721 in King & Queen Co., VA and d:13 Mar 1802 in Caroline Co., VA. Ann Rogers, a sister of this George, married John Clark and they were the parents of George Rogers Clark and William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806. The name Edward was not used in this family and I have found no evidence that would link our George Rogers Sr. to them.
I am interested in any other records of George Rogers Sr. or George Rogers, the son of William Rogers and Elizabeth Dale.