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I can help you on the last name of Jane Birdwell. Her last name is Rogers - She is the daughter of Thomas Wesley Rogersb/ 1772 married in 1793 Sarah Matheny from and/or Hampshire Co Va. . He moved to Elizabeth IN, Harrison County Thomas and Jane are buried in the Rogers Campground burial ground see Rootsweb.com under Thomas Rogers/Sarah Matheny). The Rogers Campground burial grounds in Elizabeth. Thomas Rogers donated the ground for the burial grounds.
There are indications that Thomas Wesley Rogers sr was also from Hampshire co. Va./W.VA. ( My mother's notes say Harpers Ferry which would have been Federicks County prior to 1754). Any documentation stops there. The Matheny line is very well documented and on Rootsweb.
What I have left of my mother's work (she and my father both eventually suffered from possible alzhiemers and much has disappeared) is from a Nell Conlee Gray to Elizabeth Jacobs Foltz. In this account she mentions a booklet or book that documents the family line. I do not have a copy and have written to all of Elizabeth Jacobs Foltz's grandchildren asking they have copies or have heard of. I have been communticating with Jan Davenport who has studied the Rogers line. She has copy of an old book that recounts the Birdwell family line. She is sending me a copy but we do not know if the books are one and the same. Have you heard anything about such a book?
On an interesting bit of family folklore - My mother's notes (She was Mary Elizabeth Jacobs - William Henderson - Wendel Jacobs) and in the information from Nell Conlee Gray - the Jane Rogers line is supposedly descended from John Matthew Rogers, the first martyr under Bloody Mary in 1555, and one of the translators of Tyndale Bible. The Nell Conlee account states that the records from 1772 to 1555 were destroyed in a fire. Supposedly this particular book mentions our descendancy from John. It would be interesting to try to trace the linage backwards from John Rogers family in England.
Via the internet it "looks" like Robert Birdwell is descendent from Moses Birdwell, Strafford Va, who is the son of George, also of Strafford. I have not had any verification yet.