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Name Rogers, Eliphus Hibbard, 1830-1881
Born 01/12/1830
Birthplace USA: New York (Herkimer), Litchfield
Places of residence USA: New York (Herkimer), Litchfield
USA: New York (Otsego), Springfield
USA: New York, Cazenovia
USA: New York, Lowville
USA: Pennsylvania, Columbus
USA: Illinois (Jo Daviess)
USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha
USA: Nebraska (Dodge), Fremont
USA: Wisconsin (Jefferson)
USA: Colorado, Russell's Gulch
USA: Florida
USA: New Mexico
Mexico: Vera Cruz
Father Rev. Lucius Carey
Mother Fannie (Locke) Rogers
Education USA: New York (Otsego), Springfield
Cazenovia Seminary
Notes Due to ill health, the family moved to Florida, New Mexico, and finally Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Occupation Worked on cattle farm in 1842 for Spencer Field; Clerk in general store of W.L. Easton in Lowville, New York in 1844; Bookkeeper in Columbus, Pennsylvania for cousin Enfield Leach; Teacher; Farmhand for J.H. Rogers in Jo Daviess County, Illinois in 1854; Lawyer in Fremont, NE 1858; State Legislature in Nebraska 1858; Territorial Council member in Nebraska 1866; Judge of miner's court in Colorado 1861; Real Estate and Banking in Fremont, NE 1866; United States Consul at Vera Cruz, Mexico in May 1881
Spouse Goff, Lucy J. married September 17, 1851 in New York State
Children Moe, Ida J.
Yager, Mrs. Joseph
Deceased 08/01/1881
Deceased where Mexico: Vera Cruz

Associated Records

Image of RG0740.AM - RG0740 Rogers, Eliphus Hibbard, 1830-1881

RG0740.AM - RG0740 Rogers, Eliphus Hibbard, 1830-1881

This collection consists of one letter dated December 1, 1856. The letter, written by Eliphus H. Rogers while he was living in Omaha, was addressed to his brother, Lucius. The letter describes the new "prairie country" of Nebraska Territory, particularly the Platte River Valley. Calling the Platte Valley "the richest part of the territory," Rogers comments on the good soil, the availability of water, the climate, and the supply of coal and limestone. His encouragement to Lucius to visit Nebraska must have had some impact, as Lucius arrived in Nebraska in 1857.