Biographical Sketch of Connell Rogers

(See Grant, Oolootsa and Duncan) Connell, son of Andrew Lewis and Cherokee America (Morgan) Rogers, born September 19, 1850 in Tennessee.

Married February 5, 1878 Florence Nash born August 29, 1848. She died February 21, 1886.

They were the parents of: Gertrude Whitman, born July 11, 1879 and Ella Coffin Rogers, born March 13, 1883.

Mr. Rogers married June 17, 1891 Kathleen Aurora daughter of Jeter Thompson and Keziat (Moore) Cunningham, born February 17, 1871. Educated in Worcester Academy, Vinita and Female Seminary.

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They are the parents of Marion Sevier, born July 8, 1892; Lewis Byrne, born December 27,1895 served in France during the World War; Howard Cunningham, born December 31, 1899 and Connell, born June 22, 1909.

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are members of the Presbyterian church. She belongs to the eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Adelphian and Women’s Democratic clubs. Her Cherokee name is Walleat.

Reliable, agreeable and efficient Mr. Rogers been the preference by his constituency as Auditor of the Cherokee Nation in 1879; Senator from Illinois Dist. in 1885 and 1897; Secretary of the Cherokee National Board of Education 1898; Treasurer of Muskogee County 1907, 1913 and 1914. He is a planter and banker at Fort Gibson.



Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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