FLOR500, Garden 76 Jessie Rogers, Early Settler (1808? –1888) Rogers was one of the first white settlers along the Santa Rosa Sound in Mary Esther, arriving around 1840 with his family and a herd of cattle. Often referred to as a pirate with legendary treasure booty, his gravesite was frequently disturbed by those hoping to find a fortune. His grandson moved his remains to the old Mary Esther burial ground in an unmarked spot.
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Jessie Rogers, Early Settler 

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Jessie Rogers, Early Settler 

(1808? –1888)

Rogers was one of the first white settlers along the Santa Rosa Sound in Mary Esther, arriving around 1840 with his family and a herd of cattle. Often referred to as a pirate with legendary treasure booty, his gravesite was frequently disturbed by those hoping to find a fortune. His grandson moved his remains to the old Mary Esther burial ground in an unmarked spot.    





 




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