(cal 1760-1851)
Mary Dezire WICKHAM
(cal 1768-1846)


Family Links

1. Silas ALLEN

2. William A. ROGERS Jr.

Mary ALLEN 1 2

  • Born: 19 Dec 1818, NY 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Silas ALLEN
  • Marriage (2): William A. ROGERS Jr. in 1859 in IL 1
  • Died: 27 Dec 1898, Terre Haute, Henderson Co, IL at age 80 2 3 4
  • Buried: Terre Haute Cem., Henderson Co, IL 4

bullet  General Notes:

1850 IL CENSUS, Henderson Co, Twp 8N5W:
Silas Allen, 36, farmer, $1200 real estate, b. NY;
Mary, 32, b. NY;
Martha J., 8, b. NY;
Freeman, 6, b. NY;
James H., 1, b. NY.

1860 IL CENSUS, Henderson Co, Twp 8N5W:
William Rogers, 27, farmer, $3200 real estate, $900 personal property, b. MO;
Mary Rogers, 41, b. NY;
Freeman Allen, 16, b. IL;
James M. Allen, 12, attended school, b. IL;
Emma C. Allen, 10, attended school, b. IL;
"Susana" Allen, 7, b. IL;
Mary J. Rogers, 1, b. IL.

1870 IL CENSUS, Henderson Co, Twp 8NR5W:
William Rogers, 36, farmer, $6720 real estate, $1300 personal property, b. MA;
Mary, 51, keeping house, b. NY;
Mary, 10, b. IL;
William, 8, b. IL;
Freeman Allen, 26, farmer, $3000 real estate, $400 personal property, b. NY.
(Near James Allen on census.)

1880 IL CENSUS, Twp 8N5
William Rogers, 47, farmer, b. MO;
Mary, wife, 61, keeping house, b. NY, father b. CT;
William, 18, son, laborer, b. IL, father b. MO, mother b. NY;
Susie Fredenberg, step-dau, 28, married, keeping house, deaf/dumb, b. IL, parents b. NY;
Alexandre Fredenberg, husband, 26, married, farmer, deaf/dumb, b. IA;
Allin(?) Freman(?), boarder, 26, boarder, b. NY.

wife of
W. A. Rogers
Dec 19, 1818
Dec 27, 1898

History of Mercer & Henderson Counties (IL
), Chicago, H. H. Hill & Co., 1882:
"Terre Haute Twp." - page 1307:
W. A. Rogers, the subject of this sketch, was born in Missouri in 1834, son of W. A. Sr. and Elizabeth Rogers, both of Tennessee .They emigrated to Missouri, where they were married, with their parents. The father died in 1842, at about fifty years of age. The mother came to Illinois shortly after his death, and located in Schuyler county, near Rushville; then in 1849 came to Hancock ,where she died in 1878, at about seventy years of age. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. They were farmers. Her father Daniel Biggs, served in the army in the war of 1812. W. A. Jr. was reared on the farm. He has always followed farming. In 1859 he was married to Mrs. Mary E. Allen, formerly Miss Mary E. Allen, born in 1818, in New York State, and daughter of Amasa and Susana (Farrington) Allen; the father of Connecticut, the mother of New York, both of whom now live with their son, Joseph Allen, north of Terre Haute. By her first husband, Silas Allen, who died in 1854, at the age of thirty-nine years, she had five children: Martha J., Freeman, James M., Emma C. and Susie. Mr. Rogers has by this marriage two children: Josaphine and William A. He has a fine farm of 120 acres, fairly stocked. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Terre Haute.

page 1308:
Among the present business men of Terre Haute, and those to whom Henderson county is their birth-place and home, is James M. Allen. He was born in 1848, and reared on the farm. His early education was such training as he could get in the district school. He followed the vocation taught him by his father till 1881, when he engaged in the general mercantile business in Terre Haute, which business he still continues with a good trade. His father was Silas and his mother Mary Allen, both of New York. They came to Illinois in 1845, and settled in Henderson county. The father died in 1851; the mother afterward married W. A. Rogers,and now lives one mile south of Terre Haute. Silas Allen was a farmer, well respected by all in the community. He raised a family of five children, all of which are now living. J. M. was married in 1869, to Sarah Louisa Perry, a native of Wisconsin, born in 1851, and daughter of James and Lydia (Edmunds) Perry, both of Ohio; came here with the early settlers. The mother died in 1856, aged thirty-two; the father now lives in Wisconsin. They came to Henderson county from Wisconsin and returned. Mr. Allen has by this marriage three children; Ida V.(deceased), James A. and Clide M. He and wife are members of the Methodist church. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Terre Haute.


Mary married Silas ALLEN. (Silas ALLEN was born about 1815 2 and died in 1854 2.)


Mary next married William A. ROGERS Jr., son of W. A. RODGERS Sr. and Elizabeth BIGGS, in 1859 in IL.1 (William A. ROGERS Jr. was born on 21 Feb 1833 in MO,4 5 died on 28 Jan 1912 in Terre Haute, Henderson Co, IL 4 and was buried in Terre Haute Cem., Henderson Co, IL 4.)



1 (Lake City Pub. Co, Chicago, IL, 1894).

2 (Chicato, H. H. Hill & Co., 1882).

3 Info from Marilyn Austin Hothem.

4 Find A Grave.

5 1860 IL Census.

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