John McKenny and Mary Rogerson
Clark County, Ohio
middle 1800's to early 1900's
It is said that John didn't remarry until his youngest daughter married. Catherine supposedly married sometime during the Civil War. On the 1870 Madison Township, Clark Co., Ohio Census, Mary is listed as John's wife with her occupation as housekeeper. She was born in Ireland and is 53 years old at the time of this census. She was listed as illiterate. Her father and mother were foreign born.
Mary obviously was married before, but we do not know any of the circumstances around that marraige. Her former husband was probably foreign born as her two children are listed as born in Connecticut of foreign born parents. Her daughter Therissa Rogerson, age 25, list as doing housework, and Joseph Rogerson age 24, listed as doing fame work were both living with John and Mary in 1870. Both of the children were listed as literate.