CHARLES ROGERS 1800 - 1874
SUSAN A. ROGERS 1805 - 1885
Charles Rogers was born in Northumberland on April 30, 1800. His father James Rogers, who was a leading businessman in Washington and Saratoga Counties, soon removed to Fort Edward. When Charles was fourteen, Yale College refused to receive or examine him on account of his years, so he entered Union, graduating in 1818. He read law and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced, preferring instead to live the life of a country gentleman.
Besides the care of his estate, he devoted a good share of his leisure to botanical and geological researches and general literary pursuits. (His house was located on the whole block of Maple, Cherry, Pearl, and Oak Streets in Sandy Hill.)
In 1827 he married Susan A. Clark, the only daughter of Dr. Russell Clark, one of the most eminent physicians in northern New York. They raised a family of three sons and three daughters.
He entered the political field as a champion of DeWitt Clinton and was a supporter of the Whig and Republican parties. For many years the addresses to the people and other campaign documents were the presentations of his polished pen.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Rogers entered heart and soul into the struggle. His voice and pen and all strong energies of his nature were enlisted in the country's cause.
Symbols: Alpha and Omega, Jesogram, Crown (not pictured), Lilies and Daisies (Beginning and end - surrounded by an olive branch, the providence of God toward his children, and victory-purity-innocence)