Rogers Family Genealogy
Rogers Family Genealogy

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1. Joseph Goodwin Rogers - was born in 1841 in Madison, Indiana and died on 11 Apr 1908 in Logansport, IN .
Joseph married Margaret Watson. in 1873 in Bedford, Penn.

Joseph -
was the Medical Superintendent Northern Indiana Hospital for the Insane, Longcliff, Logansport, Ind.

email from Nancy Johnston Marinos - Feb 2010

Joseph Goodwin Rogers was my great grandfather. He opened Longcliff Mental Hospital in Logansport. My grandmother, her sister and her twin brothers grew up there. There are some stories that my great Aunt Mary wandered into one of the wards and let all the patients out for a stroll. I don't think he ever lived in Indianapolis but he did open Longcliff in Logansport.

The institutional care of the insane in the United States and Canada, Volume 4

(By Henry Mills Hurd, William Francis Drewry, Richard Dewey, Charles Winfield Pilgrim, George Alder Blumer)
Joseph Goodwin Rogers was born in Madison, Ind., November 23, 1841, the son of Dr. Joseph H. D. and Abby Goodwin Lane Rogers. His father was a giant in stature and of great force of character as befitted a pioneer physician in Indiana and Kentucky at an early day. His mother was a gentlewoman of refined and cultivated tastes. From his father he inherited a sturdy, forceful and strong character; from his mother refined tastes, high ideals and an artistic temperament. His education was largely derived from his mother, as at the early age of eight he suffered from Pott's Disease and for many years was confined to his bed. He became a diligent student and an omnivorous reader of good books and was self-taught to a remarkable degree. At the age of 18 he began to study medicine under his father's direction, later at the Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Bellevue Hospital Medical
College, New York, receiving from the latter the degree of M. D. in 1864. He served as a surgeon in a military hospital until the close of the Civil War, and then went abroad for two years of travel and study. He fitted himself to practice as an ophthalmologist, and upon his return entered upon a successful career at Madison, Ind.
In 1879 he was offered the superintendency of the Indiana Hospital for the Insane at Indianapolis, which he accepted as a duty to the public after much hesitation and at great personal sacrifice. For four years he devoted himself to the reorganization and development of the hospital and freed it from political and partisan interference. He proved to be too much in advance of public opinion and preferred to retire with honor rather than to sacrifice high ideals of right and duty.
His special fitness for hospital management, however, had been proved and in 1883 he was selected by the Governor and a newly appointed commission to be medical engineer for the erection of three hospitals for the insane. He entered upon his duties with enthusiasm and energy and at the end of five years had planned and erected the Northern Hospital at Logansport, the Eastern Hospital at Richmond and the Southern Hospital at Evansville, three modern hospitals, fully abreast of the most advanced ideas of hospital construction. Singularly enough, they were exponents of three distinct hospital types, the pavilion, the cottage and the radiate plans respectively, and stand to-day as monuments of his ability and versatility.
When he had completed his labors as medical engineer he was offered the choice of the superintendency of whichever one of the hospitals he might prefer. He chose the hospital at Logansport, and from May, 1888, until the day of his death continued in medical charge of it. Under his skilled direction the Northern Hospital, in physical economy, humane methods and medical care, reached the highest development.
Amid his varied duties and lines of activity, he remained essentially a physician whose professional attainments were of a high order and he kept abreast of the progress of general medicine and psychiatry.
His writings include a long list of reports, state papers, and monographs, all of which were carefully prepared.
In 1885 he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Hanover College. In 1900 he was president of the American Medico-Psychological Association at the Richmond meeting and delivered an illuminating address on " Hospital Construction." For four years he filled the chair of materia medica and therapeutics at the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis.
In June, 1872, he married Margaret Watson, of Bedford, Pa., who, with three daughters and two sons, survives him. His home life was perfect and in it as husband and parent he found the greatest happiness of his life.
He died April 11, 1908, of chronic nephritis, after a long illness at the Northern Indiana Hospital, Logansport.

from the Rogers genealogy
Giles Rogers, b. c1643, Edinburgh, Scotland; d. 1730, VA; m. c1672, England to Rachel Eastman, b. c1645.
After maturity, Giles moved from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Worcestershire, England. From there, he emigrated to Virginia were he patented 400 acres on 18 Apr 1670, in the Parish of Stratton Major, then in New Kent Co. "on the road Piscataway", VA. He returned to England, married Rachel in 1672 and returned to Virginia in 1680 aboard his own ship.
Children: 1 Giles, b. c1673, Worcestershire, England
2 Lucy,* b. c1675, Worcestershire, England
3 Peter,* b. c1677, Worcestershire, England
4 John,* b. c1680, Rappahanoch Co., VA
5 Rachel,* b. c1683, New Kent Co., VA
6 Mary Ann,* b. c1687, New Kent Co., VA
Peter Rogers, b. c1677, Worcestershire, England; d. between 9 Jul 1724 and 4 Jul 1726, King & Queen Co., VA; m. "Miss" Armisted, daughter of John Armistead of Gloucester Co., VA, b. c1680; d. c1724.
On 9 Jul 1724, Peter patented 400 acres on the north side of the middle river in St. John's Parish, King William Co., VA. On 4 Jul 1726, Francis Smith of King & Queen Co. sold to Edward Pigg of Spottsylvania Co. 100 acres in Spottsylvania Co., "given said Smith by the last will and testament of Peter Rogers dec'd". (Crozier's Spots, Rec. p.98). This show's Peter died between these dates. Crozier's Spots, Rec. (pp.70 and 305), also show that Peter had a son Abraham, for whom Thomas Estes was gaurdian.
Children: 1 Capt. John, b. c1712, King & Queen Co., VA
2 William, b. c1714, King & Queen Co., VA
3 Joseph,* b. c1716, King & Queen Co., VA
4 Col. Peter,* b. c1722, King & Queen Co., VA
5 Abraham,* b. c1724, King & Queen Co., VA
Joseph Rogers, b. c1701/1716, King & Queen Co., VA; will dated 2 Aug 1761; m. Lucy Burgess, daughter of Thomas Burgess of Orange County.
In 1745, describing himself from King & Queen Co. he bought 800 acres in Orange Co. from Elliott and Ann Bohannon. He lived in Orange Co. until a year or two before his death, when he moved to Horse Shoe Bend, Culpeper Co., VA.
Children: 1 William, b.
2 Frances, b.
3 Ann,* m. John Crittenden
4 Joseph Hale,* b. Feb 1742
5 John, b.
6 Sarah, m. Mr. Ronsow
7 Lucy, b.
8 Barnett (Bernard), killed in the Battle of Blue Licks, w30 Oct 1780; p20 Jan 1783
9. Betty, m. Mr Garnett
Joseph Hale Rogers, b. Feb 1742; d. 13 Jul 1834, ae 92, near Lexington, KY; 1m. to Ann Early, daughter of Jeremiah Early, d. before 1816, they had at least one child; 3m. to Susan Coons, b. 1781; d. 1856.
Of Horse Shoe Bend, Culpeper Co., VA, moved c1782 to Bryan Station, KY.
Children: 1 Jeremiah,* b. 1765
2 Bernard Fowler,* b. 1816
Jeremiah Rogers, b. 1765; d. 1835; m. 1803 to Fanny Henderson Clark, sister of Gov. James Clark of KY.
Children: 1 Joseph H.D.,* b. 1805
Joseph H.D. Rogers, M.D., b. 1805; d. 1885; m. 1836 to Abby Goodwine Lane.
Moved from Kentucky to Indiana. Was a Col. in the Texan War in 1837.
Children: 1 Joseph Goodwine,* b. 1841
Joseph Goodwin Rogers, M.D., Ph.D., b. 1841; d. 1908; m. 1862 to Margarete Watson.
Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 1865; acting asst. surgeon U.S.A., 1865; post-grad. study in clinics of Paris and London, 1865-66; prof. therapeutics, Coll Phys. and Surg., Indianapolis, IN, 1872-75; sanitary supt. of constrn. and equipment of three additional state hospitals for the insane, 1883-88; supt. Northern Hosp. for Insane (state), 1888-1908; hon. Ph.D., Hanover Coll, 1900; president Am. Medico-Psychol. Assn., 1900.
Children: 1 Watson, b. 1873; d. 1875
2 Abby Lane,* b. 22 Dec 1875, Madison, IN
3 Clarke, M.D., b. 19 Sep 1877; m. Nina Schaefer
4 Lynn, M.D., b. 19 Sep 1877
5 Maria, b. 26 Mar 1879; m. Charles Herbert Stuart
6 Margaret, b. 1888; m. Charles H. Campbell
(Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Abby Lane Rogers was born on 22 Dec 1875 in Madison, Indiana and died in 1952 and was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind .
Abby married Maurice Johnson Winfield on 1 Jun 1897 in Logansport, IN. Maurice was born in 1841. He died in 1911 and was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind .

Abby - Mrs. Abby Winfield lived in Lafayette, Ind in 1943.
Educated at Miss Bond's School, Baltimore, MD, Abby was a Presbyterian. Maurice graduated from Princton in 1895.
See Winfield family for children.
1 Rogers Genealogyul 1999 David Rogers Swarts, 1905 Springport Rd., #2, Jackson, MI 49202,, 27 J Web:

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