James Rogers

Male1788–20 December 1868

Brief Life History of James

When James Rogers was born in 1788, in Flemington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Rogers, was 29 and his mother, Ellen Reading, was 33. He married Mary Robbins on 22 February 1816. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 20 December 1868, in Livingston Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mercer County Cemetery, Hamilton Township, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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James Rogers
Mary Robbins
Marriage: 22 February 1816
William Reading Rogers
Benjamin Rogers
Ann Rogers
Susan Lacey Rogers

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  • James Rogers, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • James Rodgers, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"
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  • Marriage
    22 February 1816
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    World Events (8)

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 0

    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.


    Age 7

    Post office est. Jan. 1, 1795. This office has been active since it was established January 1, 1795. The “C.H.” in the listing is an abbreviation for Court House. In March 1825, the Postmaster General established post roads to all county court houses


    Age 24

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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