Charles /Rogers/

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(S29) Charles Rogers was a leading man of the Cherokees and he came with his father, John Rogers(I343) , from East Tennessee to Arkansas in 1817. In Tennessee John Rogers had operated a very successful stillhouse where he had three stills and tubs. Charles had acquired the skill in whiskey making from his father and he selected a site on Spavinaw Creek providing water power to operate his grist mill and stillhouse but just as he had settled his business the great flood of 1833 occurred on the Arkansas River and adjacent streams and his business was considerably damaged. He must have made a good grade of whiskey because he sold it for $95.00 a barrel, or double that amount if retailed. His best market was at Fort Gibson where the whiskey was retailed to the soldiers after it was floated down the Neosho River to the market. It is interesting to note that at that early date, over one hundred years ago, water power was not overlooked. Charles Rogers had built a two-story grist mill, the lower floor being eighteen by twenty-one feet and thirteen feet high and of frame structure; the upper story, eighteen feet square, was constructed of hewed logs. The building was set in the bank and the power was generated by an overshot wheel sixteen feet in diameter; the mill-dam was of clay, one hundred and fifteen feet in length, thirteen feet high and twenty feet across the top. The millrace was one hundred and twenty-eight feet in length, five feet wide and three feet deep lined with oak planks. These data are given to show that water power was well understood at that time.

NameCharles /Rogers/
SexMale
BirthChild in Family: (F112)
Note(S29) Charles Rogers was a leading man of the Cherokees and he came with his father, John Rogers(I343) , from East Tennessee to Arkansas in 1817. In Tennessee John Rogers had operated a very successful stillhouse where he had three stills and tubs. Charles had acquired the skill in whiskey making from his father and he selected a site on Spavinaw Creek providing water power to operate his grist mill and stillhouse but just as he had settled his business the great flood of 1833 occurred on the Arkansas River and adjacent streams and his business was considerably damaged. He must have made a good grade of whiskey because he sold it for $95.00 a barrel, or double that amount if retailed. His best market was at Fort Gibson where the whiskey was retailed to the soldiers after it was floated down the Neosho River to the market. It is interesting to note that at that early date, over one hundred years ago, water power was not overlooked. Charles Rogers had built a two-story grist mill, the lower floor being eighteen by twenty-one feet and thirteen feet high and of frame structure; the upper story, eighteen feet square, was constructed of hewed logs. The building was set in the bank and the power was generated by an overshot wheel sixteen feet in diameter; the mill-dam was of clay, one hundred and fifteen feet in length, thirteen feet high and twenty feet across the top. The millrace was one hundred and twenty-eight feet in length, five feet wide and three feet deep lined with oak planks. These data are given to show that water power was well understood at that time.
Child in Family (F112)
FatherI343John /Rogers/??
ChildI342MaleCharles /Rogers/??
Parent in Family (F111)
FatherI342Charles /Rogers/??
ChildrenI048FemaleMartha /Rogers/??
I344FemaleTalahina /Rogers/??

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