Rodger, John, 1735-1812 : Rodgers Family Papers, 1773-1925
- Correspondence, essays, financial and legal documents, genealogies, journals, newspaper clippings, and four photographs relating to the Rodgers family, descendants of Rev. John Rodger (1735-1812). The papers document the life of an American pioneer family in Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, and California, and cover topics such as farming life, homestead claims, politics, livestock and grain industries, and religion. There is an overland journal penned by Andrew Rodgers, Jr., 1845, who traveled to Oregon and was killed in the Whitman massacre of 1847. Other family names include Davidson, Graham, Ireland, and Letcher.
Extent: 4 linear feet - (5 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Indians and the West, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Rodgers
The Rodgers Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).