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NANCY ELIZABETH BAGBY 5, (JOHN JR. 4, JOHN SR. 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born June 20, 1806, and died August 06, 1889. She married WILLIAM BYRD ROGERS January 30, 1834 in Barren County, Kentucky, son of BYRD ROGERS and MARY A. TRUMAN. He was born about 1804, and died about 1884.

More About NANCY ELIZABETH BAGBY: Burial: Rogers Cemetery, Barren County, Kentucky

More About WILLIAM BYRD ROGERS: Burial: Rogers Cemetery, Barren County, Kentucky


1. JOHN BYRD ROGERS, b. June 11, 1835; d. June 28, 1864.

Notes for JOHN BYRD ROGERS: Fate of Major John Byrd Rogers remains unknown.

According to Ed Porter Thompson, a prewar friend and former tutor of John Byrd Rogers, the early character of this young man showed nothing of the self-discipline and military bearing that his wartime career would reveal.

Born in Barren County in 1835 to a farmer whom hard work had made wealthy, young Rogers was educated locally until reaching his late teens. A few years spent as a teacher were unsatisfactory and in 1856 the young man went to Missouri where many of his relatives and acquaintances were living. He lived for two years in that place but followed no serious pursuits. Rather, he seemed to live solely to enjoy himself; his cheerful, often mischievous disposition endearing him to all who made his acquaintance.

In 1859, he decided to practice law and threw himself whole-heartedly into the study of that profession, showing great ability and skill.

He had not long settled himself into his new occupation when State Guards began to be formed and Rogers turned his attention to the military, immersing himself in a copy of Hardee's tactics until he felt confident to join a company at Hiseville. As an officer of that company, he continued to excel in his military duties as he had in any other field he had set his mind to.

In July of 1861, he joined with then Captain (later Colonel) Joseph Nuckols to cast his fortune with that of the South and was voted 1st Lt. of Co. A., 4th Kentucky Inf., CSA. Since Nuckols was often needed on a regimental level, Lt. Rogers frequently commanded the company. He led them in their first battle at Shiloh, where they were deployed as skirmishers for the right flank of the regiment. Their conduct and that of their gallent leader was noticed by their superiors and Co. A was often called upon to perform that hazardous duty in later battles.

Lt. Rogers saw his brother William killed early in the fight at Shiloh and later he himself was dangerously wounded. By the end of May he was able to return to duty with the rank of Captain, although his wounded arm was useless. He led his men at Vicksburg and at Baton Rouge and his ability as a soldier as well as his courage became well known. At Murfreesboro George Walter, another brother, fell mortally wounded on the field. He was taken to a hospital in the town and just before the Kentucky troops moved southward, Captain Rogers sought him out to say a last goodbye. Afterwards, the noble Captain was unable to speak of that interview without blinding tears.

During the Atlanta campaign, Captain Rogers was promoted to Major and less than a month after assuming that rank, he disappeared while preparing to retake come captured rifle pits near Kennesaw. A federal prisoner who was captured a few days later told of a Confederate officer who had stumbled into Yankee lines ordering them to "hold their pit to the last man," before realizing he was among the enemy. From that report, it was hoped that Major Rogers was a prisoner, but time passed with no further word and his comrades and family had to accept that he was likely dead.

Years later his friend Ed Porter Thompson would write that they who loved John Rogers suffered "...never-ending suspense, for we can not persuade ourselves of anything." The fate of Major John Byrd Rogers, like so many other soldiers of that tragic war, remains unknown.

Source: Glasgow, Kentucky, Daily Times, August 4, 1999

Research submitted by: Elaine Porter Bagby

More About JOHN BYRD ROGERS: Burial: Unknown, however a four sided monument is erected in his honor at Rogers Cemetery, Glasgow, Kentucky. Military service: Major, Company A, 4th Kentucky Infantry, C.S.A.

2. MARY MATILDA "MOLLIE" ROGERS, b. June 20, 1836, Barren County, Kentucky; d. August 18, 1914, Barren County, Kentucky.
3. WILLIAM LOUIS ROGERS, b. January 12, 1838; d. April 06, 1862. More About WILLIAM LOUIS ROGERS: Burial: Unknown, however a four sided monument is erected in his honor at Rogers Cemetery, Glasgow, Kentucky. Individual Note: Killed at the battle of Shiloh. Military service: Company A, 4th Regiment, C.S.A.
4. CHARLES BAGBY "CHARLIE" ROGERS, b. May 20, 1840, Barren County, Kentucky; d. February 22, 1919, Barren County, Kentucky.
5. GEORGE "WALTER" ROGERS, b. August 01, 1842; d. January 05, 1863. More About GEORGE "WALTER" ROGERS: Burial: Unknown, however a four sided monument is erected in his honor at Rogers Cemetery, Glasgow, Kentucky. Individual Note: Wounded in the battle at Murfreesboro on January 2, 1863. Military service: C.S.A. Occupation: Before the War he was a merchant in Glasgow, Kentucky.
6. MARGARET ANN ROGERS, b. October 27, 1844, Barren County, Kentucky; d. March 2, 1875, Barren County, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM "SIDNEY" PARRISH; b. March 27, 1839, Barren County, Kentucky; d. November 2, 1905, Barren County, Kentucky.
7. HENRY LANDON ROGERS, b. October 07, 1847; d. July 16, 1923, Barren County, Kentucky.


CHARLES DAVIS BAGBY 5, (JOHN JR. 4, JOHN SR. 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born November 18, 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky and died July 9, 1867 in Buchanan County, Missouri. He married MARY J. COX. She was born July 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky and died About 1905 in Buchanan County, Missouri.

Children of CHARLES BAGBY and MARY COX are:

1. RICHARD W. BAGBY, b. April 11, 1856, Buchanan County, Missouri; d. February 1, 1929, Buchanan County, Missouri.
2. JOSEPH A. BAGBY, b. January 15, 1858, Missouri; d. May 21, 1911, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.

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