When William M. Rogers was born on 4 April 1846, in Jefferson Township, Osage, Missouri, United States, his father, Doswell Rogers, was 20 and his mother, Julia Ann Crider, was 14. He married Margaret Christina Williams on 14 November 1867, in Osage, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Osage Township, Crawford, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Jefferson Township, Maries, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 11 September 1905, in Bland, Gasconade, Missouri, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Bland, Gasconade, Missouri, United States.
English (of Norman origin): variant of Roger , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.
Irish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie ).
History: Thomas Rogers (c. 1587–1621), born in London, England, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. He died during the first winter at Plymouth Colony, but his son Joseph survived and married, and was later joined in MA by his brother John. This name was subsequently brought to North America independently by many different bearers.