John Rogers papers, 1850-1863.

Creator: Rogers, John, 1800-1867.
Collection number: 2659
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Abstract: Records of John Rogers, a minister of the Disciples of Christ who lived near Carlisle in Nicholas County, Ky., and preached in Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana. The books are an autobiography covering the years 1800-1833 (written in 1859-1863) incorporating parts of diaries and theological writings, and daily diaries of ministerial activities for 1850-1851 and 1859. Issues discussed in the autobiography include his call to the ministry, his education, a journey through Missouri in 1825, a journey through Virginia in 1827, the question of dancing, the views of Alexander Campbell (1788-1866) and Barton Warren Stone (1772- 1844) and the union of their followers, the work of the American Colonization Society in Kentucky and public sentiment in the 1830s concerning slavery, and ministerial efforts in southern Kentucky.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Chapter 13 contains a discussion of the American Colonization Society and its work in Kentucky, and contains notes on public sentiment about slavery (1830) and quotes from Roger’s sermons and from other Colonization spokesmen.