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MRS. EMULA ROGERS
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The subject of this sketch, Mrs. Emula Rogers*, was born in Connecticut, November 22, 1799. Her father and mother were Abner** and Mercy Gillett Clapp**. When about six years of age, her parents removed to Martinsburg, Lewis county, New York, where she passed her early life, and where she obtained a good education for that early day. She was married, October 12, 1823, to Asa Moore Rogers, by whom she [had] three children--Mary*, Lester Asa, and Julia E. Her husband died January 2, 1831, and, on September 16, 1835, she was again married. Her choice fell on Apollos Rogers*, a brother of her former husband. By him she had two children--twins--to whom they gave the names of Eli and Ela. Mr. Rogers, her husband, had been married previously, and had several children by his first wife. In 1836, with their family, they emigrated to Ohio, arriving in Norwich township, September 29th, of that year. Mr. Rogers bought a farm near the Scioto river, and well toward the southern line of the township, where two of his sons--Marcellus* and Milton Rogers*--now live. Here he died, September 17, 1840. Mrs Emula Rogers, his wife, survived him, and died February 9, 1871, aged seventy-one years.

Of her children, Lester A., removed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he now lives. Julia E., is living single in California. Mary* married John Howard*, July 4, 1850, and lives in Norwich township. Their home is about eight miles from Columbus, on the river road.

Mrs. Emula Rogers joined the Methodist Episcopal church at Martinsburg, New York, when about sixteen years of age, and continued in close connection with it to the time of her death. Both of her husbands belonged to the same church. After the death of her second husband, she kept her family together until all but one were married, when she gave up housekeeping and spent the remainder of her days with her daughter, Mrs. John Howard, in whose home she quietly fell asleep, well prepared, by a consistent christian life, for the call at the last great day.


* Buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Hilliard.
** Buried at White Cemetery, Hilliard.
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