Harriet Rogers

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Rogers was born on 21 December 1806, in New York, United States, her father, Hobart Rogers, was 33 and her mother, Beulah Warner, was 26. She married Elias Palmer in 1825, in Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Marquette, Wisconsin, United States in 1850. She died on 30 June 1891, in Brooklyn, Green Lake, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Brooklyn, Green Lake, Wisconsin, United States.

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Elias Palmer
Harriet Rogers
Marriage: 1825
Hobart Beverly Palmer
Augustus Palmer
about 1835–1915
George W Palmer
Julia Palmer
Rebecca Josephine Palmer
William P. Palmer
Harvey Dwight Palmer
Harriet Cornelia Palmer

Sources (10)

  • Harriett Palmer in household of Elisha Palmer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harriet Rogers - Published information: birth-name: Harriet Rogers
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harriet Rogers - Published information: death: 30 June 1891; Wisconsin, United States

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Roger , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Irish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie ).

History: Thomas Rogers (c. 1587–1621), born in London, England, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. He died during the first winter at Plymouth Colony, but his son Joseph survived and married, and was later joined in MA by his brother John. This name was subsequently brought to North America independently by many different bearers.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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