John Rogers was one of the
earliest gospel preachers of the Restoration Movement. He, along with "Raccoon"
John Smith, traveled throughout the land to tell the brotherhood about the
merging forces of the Campbell\Disciples and the Stone\Christian movements.
Rogers was the editor of the autobiography of Barton W.
Stone. He was a prolific writer, and capable minister of the gospel. He came
from a family of Gospel Preachers. His brother Samuel Rogers was also a great
gospel preacher, and greatly beloved by all who knew him. Also, his nephews, John
I. Rogers and W.C. Rogers were preachers.
Sketch On The Life Of John Rogers
to the memory of
of the truth as
is in Jesus for 49 years.
fell asleep while engaged
the work at Dover, Mason
KY, Jan. 5, 1867 in the 67 year
his age. His abundant and Suc-
labors had earned for
the esteem of all the
that turn many to
as the stars
Directions To The Grave Of
Heading northeast out of
Lexington, Kentucky on Hwy. 68, past Paris, you will come to Carlisle. Turn
right on Hwy. 36 and back to the left on Hwy 32. Just before you enter the
downtown area you will see the cemetery to your left. Turn left into the
cemetery, and as you near the top of the hill you will begin seeing graves. Pull
to the left and stop the car. The grave is just on the left, one of the first
graves you come to in the cemetery.
Before you leave Carlisle.
Travel on into the city square and see the Christian church where John Rogers
preached. Also traveling out of the square to the north you will see a
Historical Marker showing directions toward Old Concord Church. The graveyard is
still there, but the building was destroyed in a tornado in the 1960s.