My great great grandfather, Felix Irving Rogers, born 19 Dec. 1843 in Kentucky and died 23 Sept., 1931 in Blair Oklahoma.
Grandma, Jennie Manley Rogers Rector Baney, called him ‘Grandpap’. He married at least four times and had twelve children.
1st marriage: Mary Polly Sandlin (1844-1873) five children were born to this marriage: Levi M. (1863-1958), Margaret Elizabeth (1865-1900), George Washington (1867-1907), Kannada (1870-1951), and James Palestine Rogers (1871-1930).
2nd marriage 1874: Eliza Bartley born 1857.
3rd marriage: Lucinda Baker, my great great grandmother, (born about 1848) two children were born to this marriage: Charles Azariah Rogers, my great grandfather, (1876-1966) and Enoch Jasper Rogers (1880-1867).
4th and last marriage: Mattie Adams (1865-1947), five children were born to this marriage: Governor M (1888-1918), Daniel Irvin (1891-1921), Ruth (1894-1993), Perander B (1896-1918), and Simpson Rogers (1899-1976).
As told to me by Grandma, Jennie Manley Rogers Rector Baney, ‘Grandpap was a hell fire and brimstone Baptist preacher. A strict man, he could be very scary. I was a little girl but remember Grandpap locking Uncle Governor in the shed. I could hear Uncle Governor yelling and beating on the door for someone to let him out. Grandpap didn’t take to any of the boys drinking.’
I asked her if all of Grandpap’s wives died, she said, ‘If they didn’t die, he just quit em.’
I also asked Grandma about Lucinda Baker, Felix 3rd wife, our direct relative. She told me that she wasn’t sure what happened to her Grandmother. All she knew was that she died young. I believe Lucinda was born 1858 in Kentucky to Enoch and Eleanor Baker. I wish I knew more about Lucinda. If anyone has information, I would love to know more about her.