National Society Daughters of American Revolution Motto:
"God, Home & Country"
The Edmund Rogers Chapter was organized by Mrs. Grace Hughes White (Mrs. J. R.). Our chapter was named
for Edmund Pendleton Rogers, a Patriot.
Edmund Pendleton Rogers was born 5 May 1762 in Caroline County, Virginia, the son of George and Frances Pollard Rogers.
He was just a teenager when he served his country in the Revolutionary War. Near the end of the war, he replaced his father George as a dispatch carrier for
General George Washington. Following the signing of the peace treaty, of 1783, Edmund immigrated to Kentucky to carry out a mission assigned by Governor
Patrick Henry of Virginia. He was carrying a deed signed by Patrick Henry, describing two law office military warrants granting him certain tracts or parcels of land.
He first settled with Captain Robert Craddock. Edmund traveled by way of Harrodsburg and Danville where he lived with Captain Craddock for about six years.
Then he moved on to the town of Edmonton, which at the time was in Barren County, in the year 1800. When he was 46 years old he married Mary Shirley on
27 January 1809 in Edmonton, Kentucky. They had eight children: Frances Underwood, Mary Shirley, Ann Brown, Henrietta Swearingen, Ellen Elizabeth, Edmonia Thomas,
Mildred Lavinia and John Thomas.
Edmund is said to have been a handsome man, attired in knee breeches, silver buckles at the knee and on his shoes. Franklin Gorin's book tells us Edmund was one of
several men of his time who wore a queue...long hair, fastened at the collar line in back. His wife Mary died in about 1836. About five years later Edmund broke
up housekeeping and moved with his single daughters to his son John Thomas Rogers. He died there on the 28th day of August 1843, at the age of 81 years. He was buried next to his wife on his
own farm near Edmonton.
Chapter Officers, 2011-2012