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Re: Dock Roger(s)
In Response To: Rogers Clan in East Tennessee ()
I've developed a certain interest in this name because my great-grandparents, Bill & Sarah Reed, named their 3rd son Doctor Roger Reed. Everyone has always known him as Dock Reed, but I recently learned of his full name.
Even three of Bill & Sarah Reed's children named one of their sons Roger, originating back to the name Doctor Roger Reed given to Uncle Dock. I've asked my 90-year-old cousin, who is very knowledgeable about the family, did he know why Bill & Sarah named their son this. He doesn't know the origins of the name.
The name may be affiliated with a well-known person in the area where they lived (Tate/Panola County, Mississippi), or it may have been linked to someone in the family from long ago. I can't find anyone in the area named Doctor Roger, although there are several Roger families - not known to be related to the Reeds. Right now, I don't know and can't find any possible connections/links to any Roger families. That's not to say that there wasn't a connection.
Did anyone in your family migrate to Tate/Panola County, Mississippi? I found it very interesting that you have a family member named Doctor "Dock" Roger from Tennessee. Is this a coincidence or what?
The only Tennessee connection to Bill & Sarah Reed is that Sarah's mother (Polly Partee) and father were likely born in Tennessee. Sarah and her parents were once slaves of Squire B. Partee, who moved to Panola County, MS about 1840 from Sumner County, TN with a number of slaves. I can't help but wonder if there's a Roger connection to one of Sarah's parents.
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