Elizabeth Rogers

How are you related to Elizabeth Rogers?

Connect to the World Family Tree to find out

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Elizabeth Rogers (Emory)

Also Known As: "Ani'Gilâ'h Long Hair Clan", "Due", "Hembree"
Birthplace: Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee
Death: after 1782
Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Emory (Amory), Indian Trader and Mary Susannah Grant
Wife of Robert Due and Captain John "Hellfire Jack" Rogers Sr.
Mother of Jennie Rogers; Mary Gentry; Charles Rogers, Sr.; "Aky" Hicks Vickery; Nannie Grubb Price and 2 others
Sister of Susannah Martin and Mary Buffington
Half sister of Isaac Emory and Sarah Emory

Clan: Member of the ᎠᏂᎩᎶᎯ anigilohi (Cherokee long hair clan)
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Elizabeth Rogers

Elizabeth Emory was a Cherokee woman


Elizabeth Emory was born circa 1748 in the Cherokee Nation (east) to Mary (Grant) Emory (1728-abt.1765), Cherokee daughter of trader Ludovic Grant (abt.1690-1757), and William Emory (abt.1731-1770), son of trader John Amory (abt.1695-abt.1746). [1]

Elizabeth Emory was not married to any of her children’s fathers in any modern sense. There are no records of any Cherokee marriages since missionaries did not arrive until 1800, the Cherokee did not have a written language until 1821, and marriage was not a Cherokee concept. (Kathie (Parks) Forbes)

Starr note A2. Rim Fawling, Ezekial Buffington, Robert Due and John Rogers were Englishmen.

Elizabeth had children by three white men.[2]

Robert Due (abt.1750-abt.1810)
John Rogers Sr. (abt.1745-abt.1826)
Ezekiel Columbus Buffington (abt.1740-1818)

With Robert Due she had one child:
Jennie (Due) Bowles (1766-1839)

With John Rogers Sr. (abt.1745-abt.1826) 5 children:
Charles Rogers (1774-bef.1851)
Aky Rogers
Nancy (Rogers) Grubb (abt.1778-bef.1819)
James Rogers (abt.1780-)
John Rogers Jr. (1781-1846)[3]

She and Rogers lived on the Hiwassee River in eastern Tennessee.

She had a relationship with Ezekiel Columbus Buffington (abt.1740-1818) that produced one child:[citation needed]

Mary (Buffington) Gentry (abt.1780-aft.1820)
Elizabeth's date and place of death are unknown, but her youngest child was born about 1782. By 1788 Rogers was married (or at least mated) to Elizabeth's daughter Jennie Due. [4]

Research Notes

In 1806, a John Rogers (which one?) told the Moravians he wanted to enroll his daughter in their school but was unwilling due to the recent murder of John Fawling by James Vann. Rogers said that the mother of the child was the sister of John Fawling, so clearly the woman called "Ailsey" Fawling.

"Mr. Rogers told me that the child's mother is the sister of Falling, the man shot by Mr. Vann, and thus could not risk putting the child here until he sees the matter... settled." [5]
A Moravian diary entry dated 8 Aug 1806 reads:

"Today on the 8th, Mr. Rogers's two women, namely a mother and her daughter!, visited the school in the afternoon."[6]. Some people have interpreted this to mean Elizabeth Emory and her daughter Jennie Due.

"The mother was Elizabeth Emory and her daughter was Jennie Due, Rogers’s step-daughter. Starr, History of the Cherokee Indians, 305"
This Starr reference, however, is just a listing of Elizabeth's children.
And in 1806 Jennie Due was living with/having children with Duwali (The Bowl) Bowles.[citation needed]

There is nothing to suggest that Elizabeth Emory was still alive in 1806 and it is unlikely she was alive when Jennie Due was living with John Rogers.

NOTE: The Crews and Starbuck editions of the Moravian Diaries are much more complete than Rowena McClinton's. The Moravians did not mention a name for Rogers' wife or the child in question; others have called them "Ailsey" and "Polly."

On August 7, they wrote, "Meanwhile, we got news that Mr. Rogers with his wife has arrived at Mr. Vann's... Br. Gambold went there right away to see whether he had brought with him his daughter who is to come into our school... "[7]

John Falling's sister is sometimes referred to as "Alisey" or "Alcey" Falling, although she appears in no contemporaneous records and is not named by the Moravians.

There were several men named John Rogers in the Cherokee Nation at the same time. Care must be taken to keep from confusing them. Many articles, books and genealogy reports have mixed their sources.
Members of the First Families of the Cherokee Nation that are claiming their heritage through Ludovic Grant's Cherokee wife are calling his wife Elizabeth Eughioote Tassel Coody.[8] The name of Ludovic Grant's Cherokee wife is actually unknown.


↑ Shadburn, Don L., Upon Our Ruins, The Cottonpatch Press, 2011, p. 484
↑ Starr, History of the Cherokee Indians, p 305
↑ Starr, Emmet, History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folklore, reprint by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., originally published 1921, pp.305-6
↑ Crews & Starbuck, eds., Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees, Cherokee Heritage Press, Tahlequah, OK. Vol. 3. p. 935. June 28, 1806.
↑ Rowena McClinton, The Moravian Springplace Mission to the Cherokees, Vol. 1, University of Nebraska Press. (p. 121)
↑ Crews & Starbuck, eds. Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees. Cherokee Heritage Press, Tahlequah, OK. Vol. 3. pp.. 935 & 956.
↑ FFCN Summer-Fall 2010 newsletter
See also:

Genealogy of "Old and New Cherokee Indian Families" by George Morrison Bell, Sr. (E99.CS B39) 1972, Leonard Printing Company of Bartlesville, OK
James R. Hicks. Cherokee Lineages updated December 4, 2005; Descendants of Ludovic Grant, Generation No. 3; 4. ELIZABETH EMORY. Accessed 04 Sep 2019.
Hampton, David K., Cherokee Mixed-Bloods, 2005.
Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 17, No. 2, pgs 6, 7, 8. Interviews 1921-1962. Owner: Oklahoma Historical Society, June 1939. Repository: Oklahoma State University Library Digital Collections.

Source: The WikiTree Native American Project @ https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Emory-14


She married (1) ROBERT DUE Abt. 1766. He was born Abt. 1740.
She married (2) JOHN HELLFIRE ROGERS, SR Abt. 1774. He was born Abt. 1755.

  • Clan: Ani'-Gilâ'hi = Twisters, Braids, or Long Hair Clan (Mary Grant)

More About ROBERT DUE:

  • Blood 1: English
  • Blood 2: Non-Cherokee


  • John started the Roger surname which includes Chief William Charles Rogers, Diana Rogers Houston (Sam Houston's wife) and Will Rogers. John's first wife was Elizabeth Due nee Emory and his second wife was his step-daughter Jennie Due.
  • The Texas Cherokee, p70;

...he [Samuel Houston] had married a Cherokee woman, Talihina (also known
as Diana) Rogers, daughter of John Jolly's brother, John Rogers.

  • See notes on Questionable daughter, Polly Ann Rogers.


  • Blood: English
  • Occupation: Trader

15. i. JENNIE5 DUE, b. Abt. 1766.
16. ii. MARY (DUE) BUFFINGTON, b. Abt. 1772.

17. iii. CHARLES5 ROGERS, SR, b. Abt. 1774.
18. iv. AKY U-LV-S-QUA-TO-GU ROGERS, b. Abt. 1776.
19. v. NANNIE ROGERS, b. Abt. 1778; d. Bef. 1819.
20. vi. JOHN ROGERS, JR, CAP, CHIEF, b. 1781; d. June 12, 1846, Washington, DC.
21. vii. JAMES ROGERS, b. Abt. 1782.

Source: Hicks, James R. “Cherokee Lineages: Register Report of Ludovic Grant” Genealogy.com, Sites.Rootsweb.com, 2023, https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/h/i/c/James-R-Hicks-VA/BOOK-0001/0015...

view all 11

Elizabeth Rogers's Timeline

Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee
Cherokee Nation (East), TN
Cherokee Nation (East), South Carolina, British Colonial America
Cherokee Nation (East)
Cherokee Nation East, United States
Cherokee Nation (East)
Overhills, Great Tellico, Tennessee, United States
Cherokee Nation, North Carolina (Present Tennessee), United States