Lieut. Joseph ROGERS

Male Bef 1610 - 1678


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  • Name Joseph ROGERS  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Lieut. Joseph Rogers went to Eastham soon after the settlement opened, paid his proportion of the purchase money, and at once took a leading part in the affairs of the new township. He came over in the Mayflower, with his father,Thomas Rogers, and appears to have been the only member of his father's family that ventured in that famous vessel. At the time, it appears, he was a lad. He doubtless was the eldest of his father's children, and, perhaps, came to have care of his father, who, it is inferred from what Bradford has stated, was a widower. His father did not survive the first winter; he took the distemper which carried off so many of that noble band, died, and was buried, as is supposed, with the other victims on Cole's Hill. Some years afterwards the remaining portion of his family found their way to this country, where they married and settled. With whom Lieut. Joseph lived during that terrible winter and spring, after burying his father, does not appear. It certainly must have been a dreary winter to him as well as to the other survivors. the bill of mortality as given by Prince, the chronologist, as gathered from Bradford's papers, shows that the little band of worthies was incapable of doing much more than to attend to the sick and to bury the dead, for the first four months. the number of deaths occurring in December was six; January, eight; February, seventeen and in March thirteen. Elder Brewster and Captain Standish were among the very few that escaped the sickness. They have been highly spoken of by the Pilgrim historian for their great services during the sickness.....

      In 1647, at the June session of the Old Colony court, he was proposed as a suitable person for a lieutenant at Nausett to "exercise the men" in arms, and was appointed. He held this position till 166, when his lieutenancy was revoked, and he was released from further duty as militia officer. He was however, reappointed lieutenant of the Eastham Company in 1664, succeeding Lieut. Wm Merrick or Myrick. In February, 1652, with other persons from various parts of the colony, he was appointed to la out the way fro Sandwich to near Eel River in Plymouth. In 1658, he was one of the Council of War, and that year had liberty to purchase tracts of meadow at Pottonumecot, near the mouth of the river.



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    Prefix Lieut. 
    Died Between 02 and 15 Jan 1678  Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Death Between 12 and 25 Jan 1678  [4
    Birth 1607  [2, 4
    Born Bef 1610  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Will Between 02 Jan 1677 and 1678  [3
    Fact Between 15 Jan 1677 and 1678  Inventory of estate Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Came with his fathr to America in the 'Mayflower' in 1620, when a lad of 12 to 13 yrs old; and his father dying early in 1621, left the boy upon his own resources. He settled at Duxbury and later went to Sandwich where he resided for a time; and in 1655, he removed to Eastham, Mass., permanently locating thre - where he died.
    Person ID I47114  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2016 

    Father Thomas ROGERS,   b. Between 1586 and 1587,   d. Feb 1621  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother ElsgenElizabeth ?,   d. Aft 1622 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1606  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F17860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah ?,   d. Between 02 Jan 1677 and 1678 
    Married Abt 1632  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Sarah ROGERS,   b. 06 Aug 1633, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1633  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     2. Joseph ROGERS,   b. 19 Jul 1635, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1660, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [Natural]
     3. Thomas ROGERS,   b. 29 Mar 1638, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 05 Mar 1677 and 07 Aug 1678  (Age 38 years)  [Birth]
     4. Elizabeth ROGERS,   b. 29 Sep 1639, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 02 Jan 1677 and 04 Jul 1679, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [Natural]
     5. John ROGERS,   b. 03 Apr 1642, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 27 Apr 1713 and 10 Aug 1714, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     6. Mary ROGERS,   b. 22 Sep 1644, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 19 Apr 1718, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)  [Natural]
     7. James ROGERS,   b. 18 Oct 1648, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1678, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [Natural]
     8. Hannah ROGERS,   b. 08 Aug 1652, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 18 Oct 1690  (Age > 38 years)  [Natural]
     9. William ROGERS,   b. Abt 1655  [Natural]
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F02248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 02 and 15 Jan 1678 - Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 1610 - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3601] Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy Vol. 1, Leonard H. Smith Jr.

    2. [S03317] Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth.

    3. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.

    4. [S02578] Lineage of the Rogers Family - England - Embracing John Rogers the Martyr, John Cox Underwood, C.E., A.M.