ROBERT ROGERS, one of the early pioneers of East Wheatfield township, came from county Donegal, Ireland, to
the Conococheague Valley, Pennsylvania, and there met George Fiudley, who had had for a few years an improvement
in the Conemaugh Valley, the same as now occupied by George F. Mathews. Together they went to this portion of what
is now Indiana county. The date is unknown, but the warrant of the original tract of fifty seven and one fourth
acres is dated Septcmber 29, 1772, and was surveyed October 28, 1774, and was described as situated 'on the north
side of Conemaugh, on the path leading to Black Lick, two miles from Robert Gibbs', in Westmoreland county.' Mrs.
Martha Rogers, widow of Isaac Rogers, a grandson of Robert, the pioneer, is residing on the original homestead.
Robert Rogers' wife was Sarah Kyle, and their only child was Isaac, who died in 1822. Mrs. Martha Rogers has Robert
Rogers' old Bible; it was printed at Berwick, England, in 1711. The tract of land upon which Rogers' mill is situated
was warranted March 11, 1786, and the survey was made September 7, 1786, the number of acres being three hundred
and thirty eight and three fourths,"
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Indiana County Pennsylvania Biographies
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