By Jeannette Holland Austin (profile)
"George S. Rogers is one of the oldest pensioonsed in the U. S. and is also one of the oldest Methodist ministers. He was born in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1793 and while very young went with his relatives to Kentucky where he lived when the War of 1812 broke out. He at once volunteered and went into the ranks of Captain V. S. Grayson's Company in a Kentucky regiment. He served through the war without being wounded and then returned to Kentucky where he has since lived." Source:The Jones Highlight, Gray's Station, Georgia. February 4, 1888.
Fauquier County was named for Francis Fauquier, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1758 to 1768. It was created from Prince William County in 1759. The county seat is Warrenton. Among some of the earliest settlers were: John Adams, John Alan, Francis Ash, Carr Bailey, Peter Beach, William Blackwell, Thomas Boggs, John Bronaugh, William Brooks, Thomas Bullitt, John Catlett, John Chilton, John Combs, Littleton Cook, John Coppedge, Peter Cornwell, Morgan Darnall, Abraham Dodson, Elizabeth Etherington, Edward Feagin, John Finnie, George Foote, John Glasscock, Samuel Brigsby, Richard Hall, John Harrison, Peter Hitt, Jacob Holtzclaw, Thomas Jackman, Augustine Jennings, Jeffrey Johnson, William Kirk, Michael Luttrell, Robert Mathis, Joseph Mentor, Simon Miller, John Morehad, Benjamin Newell, Bryan O'Bannon, Peter Pearce, William Pickett, Henry Rector, James Rennolds, William Seaton, William Settle, Edward Twentymen, Tillman Weaver, and Minor Winn.
Court House Records available to Members of Virginia Pioneers
- Fauquier County Wills (abstracts) 1759 to 1783
- Mackie, Thomas, LWT (1786), transcription
County and Probate Records to Help you Find your Virginia Ancestors