Fred M. Rogers, 14th cousin 1x removed

Fred M. Rogers is my 14th cousin 1x removed. The ancestor who connects us together is Sir John Bingham Borlase, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (1526 – 1603), my 11th great grandfather.

Fred McFeely Rogers was born to James and Nancy Rogers; he spent a long time as an only child. Early in his life he spent most of his spare time together with maternal grandfather, Fred McFeely, that would later move to Florida, along with a pursuit in music. He would often sing along as his mother would have fun with the piano, and also at the age of five, he began to have fun with the piano as well.

Rogers graduated from Latrobe senior high school (1946). He studied at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, (1946–1948). He utilized in Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he received a BA in music composition in 1951.

At Rollins, Rogers met Sara Joanne Byrd, an Oakland, Florida native. They married on June 9, 1952. They had two children, James (born in 1959) and John (born in 1961), and three grandsons, the 3rd (Ian McFeely Rogers) born 12 days after Rogers’ death. In 1963, Rogers graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was ordained a minister within the Presbyterian Church. Scholastically, he went on to garner 40 more honorary degrees throughout his life. Rogers was red-green color blind, swam each morning, was a vegetarian, and neither smoked nor drank.

Rogers also owned a summer home on Nantucket into the village of Madaket regarding the western end of the island.

My genealogical chart shows which ancestor who connects us as relatives:

Fred Mcfeely Rogers, Rev. (1928 – 2003)
14th cousin 1x removed

Nancy McFeely (1903 – 1981)
Mother of Fred Mcfeely Rogers, Rev.

Fred Brooks McFeely (1873 – 1952)
Father of Nancy McFeely

Charles Albert McFeely (1846 – 1908)
Father of Fred Brooks McFeely

John McFeely (1827 – 1895)
Father of Charles Albert McFeely

Eli McFeely (1802 – 1882)
Father of John McFeely

Elizabeth Hawks (1777 – )
Mother of Eli McFeely

Ephraim Hawks (1754 – )
Father of Elizabeth Hawks

Thankful Corse (1722 – 1800)
Mother of Ephraim Hawks

James Corse ( – 1721)
Father of Thankful Corse

Elizabeth Catlin (1667 – )
Mother of James Corse

Mary Baldwin (1644 – 1704)
Mother of Elizabeth Catlin

Joseph Baldwin (1609 – 1684)
Father of Mary Baldwin

Richard Baldwin III (1576 – 1633)
Father of Joseph Baldwin

Richard Baldwin II (1540 – )
Father of Richard Baldwin III

Richard Baldwin I (1503 – 1553)
Father of Richard Baldwin II

Robert Baldwin (1470 – 1545)
Father of Richard Baldwin I

Parnell Baldwin (1505 – )
Daughter of Robert Baldwin

John Bingham Borlase , Sir, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (1526 – 1603)
Son of Parnell Baldwin


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