In the 1850 census, Charlotte Lyman, 14, is found in the household of John W. Lyman, Freedom township. Also in the 1850 census, Thomas Rogers, 11, appears in the household of Jeremy W. Rogers, farmer in Dayton township.
On February 3, 1857, Charlotte Lyman and Thomas Rogers applied for a marriage license. Charlotte was over 18 and therefore of legal age to marry, but Thomas was only 19 and had to file an affidavit that his parents knew about the engagement and gave their permission for the marriage. They were married two days later, on February 5th. The marriage was performed by John Read, J. P., in La Salle county, Illinois.
Charlotte and Thomas had two children:
• A daughter Charlotte, called Lottie, born November 15, 1857.
• A son, Charles E. born August 14, 1859.
Charlotte died of typhoid fever in March 1860, when Charles was still an infant.
Lottie Rogers married Abner White February 28, 1875 in Kankakee, Illinois.
She died December 24, 1910 in Ames, Story Co, Iowa.
Charles Rogers died 10 July 1935 in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California.