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Sunday, June 17, 2018

52 ANCESTORS IN 52 WEEKS 2018 WEEK 23: THOMAS ROGERS OF EASTHAM, MA'

I haven't found much so far online about 8x great grandfather Thomas Rogers so far. This, from William Hopple Edwards, is the longest summation of Thomas' life I have yet seen:

Thomas Rogers (6-22); b. May 29, 1638; d. Jun. 16, 1678;m. Dog. 13, 1965.
Thomas Rogers, son of Lt. Joseph and Hannah (----) Rogers was born in the 3rd month (old style) 29th day, lé38, and was baptized at Eastham, Mass. He married Dec. 13, 1665, Elizabeth Snow, daughter of Hon. Nicholas and Constance (Hopkins) Snow, who was born about 1610 and died Jun. 16, 1678. He died Jun. 16, l678 at Eastham.

The children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Snow) Rogers, according to Leon Clark Hills - Cape Cod Series – Vol II - 1911, born at Eastham, were:
l. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 8, 1666; m. ----- Higgins.
2. Joseph, b. Feb. 1, 1667; m. Prudence -----.
3. Hannah (5-ll) ; b. Mar. 20, 1669; m. Amaziah Harding.
lo. Thomas; b. Mar. 6, 1670; d. Mar. 16, lé70-l.
5. Thomas; b. May 6, 1672; m. Sarah Treat.
6. Eleazer, b. Nov. 3, 1673; m. Ruhmah Willis.
7. Nathaniel, b. Jan. l8, 1675.

pp279-280

Genealogical and Ancestral Notes: ser. 1, v. 2. 47 families of Robinson ancestors, self published,
Leiden, Conn. 1957.

I do wonder about the death date for Thomas and his wife Elizabeth Snow (Rogers) being the same. Did they actually die on the same date, and if they did, what were the circumstances?

I am descended from their son Eleazer.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Friday, June 15, 2018

FATHERS DAY 2018

In honor of Fathers Day I'm posting pictures of some of the fathers on my family tree. From the Wests:

My Dad, Floyd E West, Jr.




 

Great grandfather Philip J. West, Cousin Stanley & Grandfather Floyd E West, Sr.







2x great grandfather Jonathan P.West & wife Louisa Almata (Richardson)West
3x Great grandfather John Cutter West
Some of the maternal grandfather's from Dad's family:

2x great grandfather Asa F Ellingwood & wife Florilla (Dunham)Ellingwood.

2x Great grandfather Amos Hastings Barker & wife Betsy Jane (Moore) Barker.
3x Great grandfather Philip Richardson

And the only pictures I have from Mom's side of the family:
Great grandfather John McFarland & wife Annie (Kelley)McFarland.

Great Grandfather Edward J White.


Happy Fathers' Day!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

JOSEPH ROGERS JR: "'A MOST DEADLY FALL"

In the course of googling for information about my ancesto Joseph Rogers Sr., I came across several references to the death of his sone Joseph Rogers Jr/ at the hands of a man named John Hawes. I found the following account in the book Edmond Hawes of Yarmouth, Massachusetts written by James William Hawes:

In the proceedings the following entry appears: "Att this Court, John Hawes, of Yarmouth, was indited for violently and by force of armes takeing away the life of Josepth Rogers, of Eastham, by giveing him a most deadly fall, on the 25 of December, 1660, in the towne of Eastham, whereof and whereupon hee did most vehemently complaine, and about 48 houres after died. The said John Hawes did put himself upon tryall by God and the Countrey. The grand jury found the bill of inditement a true bill. The names of the petty jury, or jury of life and death, that had the tryall of this case, as followeth:
  Mr. Josias Winslow, Senir,
  Leiftenant James Torrey,
  Robert Finney,
  Cornett Robert Studson,
  Ephraim Morton,
  Samuell Hickes,
'William Paybody,
  Samuell Sturtevant,
  Ephraim Tinkham,
  Steven Bryant,
  John Sutton,
  Benjamine Bartlett.
These brought in a verdict wherin they expressed that they found that the said John Hawes was not guilty, and soe according to law hee was cleared in the open Court and released
.'"-pp145-146

Edmond Hawes of Yarmouth, Massachusetts: an emigrant to America in 1635, his ancestors, including the allied families of Brome, Colles, Greswold, Porter, Rody, Shirley and Whitfield; and some of his descendants, The Lyons genealogical company, N.Y, N.Y., 1914

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Monday, June 04, 2018

52 ANCESTORS IN 52 WEEKS 2018 WEEK 22:JOSEPH ROGERS OFEASTHAM, MA'

My 9x great grandfather Joseph Rogers was in his early teens when he sailed on the Mayflower with his father Thomas in 1620,and was left alone shortly afterwards. He survived and became a prominent citizen in several towns in the Plymouth Colony, as William Richard Cutter shows us:

(II) Lieutenant Joseph Rogers, son of John Rogers (1), was also a Pilgrim. He was born in England or Holland and came with his father in the "Mayflower" to Plymouth; was married and had six children in 1650. He had lands assigned to him in 1623 and was freeman in 1633. He removed to Duxbury. He was given permission by Plymouth colony to keep a ferry over Jones river near his house, March 2, 1635-36. He and his brother John had a grant of land April6. 1640. He finally removed to Eastham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. He was appointed lieutenant of the military company at Nawsett in 1647. His will dated January 2, 1677-78, was proved March 5 of that year. He bequeathed to sons Thomas, John and James, to daughters Elizabeth Higgins and Hannah Rogers and to his wife. He gave to Beriah Higgins a, share with his children because Beriah had lived with him a great while, etc. Children: 1. Sarah, born August 6, i633. died young. 2. Joseph, July 19, 1635, died 1660. 3. Thomas, March 29, 1637. 4. Elizabeth, September 29, 1639. 5. John, April 3, 1642. 6. Mary, September 22, 1644.7. James, October 18, 1648, mentioned below.8. Hannah, August 8, 1652.
 -p776

 Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 2  Lewis historical Publishing Company  N.Y., N.Y., 1908

All that is known about Joseph's wife is that her first name was Hannah. I haven't as yet been able to
find a copy of his will online.

I did find an sad story about his eldest son, Joseph Rogers Jr. which I'll share in the next post

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