Mary Phenira Rogers

Female11 July 1859–13 January 1946

Brief Life History of Mary Phenira

When Mary Phenira Rogers was born on 11 July 1859, in Cullowhee, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Hugh Rogers, was 43 and her mother, Melvina Parker, was 32. She married William Henry Harrison Hughes on 28 July 1878, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Greenville Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 13 January 1946, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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William Henry Harrison Hughes
Mary Phenira Rogers
Marriage: 28 July 1878
Emily A Hughes
Hannah Lee Hughes
Emma A Hughes
John Rogers Hughes
Hallie Hughes
Fannie L Hughes

Sources (18)

  • Polly Hughes in household of Clyde E Pritchette, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Polly P Rogers, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Polly Rogers Hughes in entry for Hannah Lee Bennett, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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  • Marriage
    28 July 1878Jackson, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

    Age 3

    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 23

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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