Rogers Hornsby

Date of Birth: April 27, 1896

Place of Birth: Winters, Texas, U.S.

Date of Death: January 5, 1963

Place of Death: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Rogers Hornsby was an American professional baseball player, manager, and coach. An infielder, he played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), with the St. Louis Cardinals, the New York Giants, the Boston Braves, the Chicago Cubs, and the St. Louis Browns. He managed the St. Louis Cardinals, the New York Giants, the Boston Braves, the Chicago Cubs, the St. Louis Browns, and the Cincinnati Reds. He was nicknamed “The Rajah.”

Rogers was the son of Mary Dallas and Aaron Edward Hornsby. He was raised mostly in Fort Worth, Texas. Rogers was married to Jeanette Pennington Hine, until her death, and then to Marjorie Bernice Frederick Porter, until his death. He had a son with his first wife Sarah Elizabeth Martin; and a son with Jeanette.

Rogers’ paternal grandfather was William Watts Hornsby (the son of Reuben Hornsby and Sarah Morrison). William was born in Mississippi. Reuben was the son of Moses L. Hornsby and Katherine Watts. Sarah was the daughter of Alexander Malcolm Morrison and Nancy McDuffie, who was born on Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Rogers’ paternal grandmother was Lucinda H. Burleson/Burlson (the daughter of Aaron Burleson and Rebecca Rutledge). Lucinda was born in Alabama. Aaron was the son of John Crawford Burleson and Abigail Mary Adair, whose father was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Rogers’ great-grandmother Rebecca was the daughter of James N. Rutledge, whose father was born in Killala, Mayo, Ireland, and whose mother was born on Christ Church, Barbados, of Scottish origin; and of Sarah Gilkie/Gilkey.

Rogers’ maternal grandfather was surnamed Rogers. He was born in Texas.

Rogers’ maternal grandmother was born in Texas.

Sources: Genealogy of Rogers Hornsby (focusing on his father’s side) –

Rogers Hornsby on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Rogers Hornsby on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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