JOHN ALEXANDER ROGERS
Source: 1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg 538
J. A. Rogers, M.D., was born in Winchester, Kentucky, March 29, 1818, being the son of Dr. Henry Rogers, a prominent physician, also a native of Kentucky. The maiden name of his mother was Betsy Reed, born in the same state. J. A. was reared in Kentucky until sixteen years of age, then removing with his Parents to Indiana. Having decided on the profession of his father as his occupation during life, he at once commenced preparing himself for the practice of medicine under the care of his father. He attended lectures at the Lexington Medical College and began the active duties of his profession at Parkersburg, Indiana, and there married Miss Catherine A. Gorman April 3, 1839; she is a sister of General Willis Gorman. Dr. Rogers. lived here until 1842, when he came to Missouri and settled in Henry County southeast of Clinton in what was then known as the Parks neighborhood. After a short time he located in Clinton and continued to practice medicine until his death, which occurred April 22, 1861. He left six children: Betty, who married George Royston, since deceased; Willis G.; Irene, now Mrs. B. G. Boone; Dora, now Mrs. P. F. Thornton, of Nevada; John A., Jr., and Alice, now Mrs. Burton, of Nevada.