Roger Bulkeley

14 September 1751–1 August 1819 (Age 67)
Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Roger

When Roger Bulkeley was born on 14 September 1751, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Gershom Buckeley, was 42 and his mother, Abigail Robbins, was 37. He married Jerusha Root on 28 May 1772, in First Congregational Church, Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons. He died on 1 August 1819, in his hometown, at the age of 67, and was buried in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roger Bulkeley
1751–1819
Jerusha Root
1749–1788
Marriage: 28 May 1772
Benjamin Root Bulkeley (i)
1772–1776
Asa Bulkeley
1774–1804
Benjamin Root Bulkeley (ii)
1776–1819
Roger Bulkeley
1778–1785
Capt. George Bulkeley
1780–1811
Gershom Bulkeley (i)
1783–1783
Roger Griswold Bulkeley
1786–1872
Gershom Bulkeley
1788–1832

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 May 1772
First Congregational Church, Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 30

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 35

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Bulkeley, from Old English bulluc ‘bullock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roger in entry for Roger Bulkeley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Roger in entry for Benjamin Root Bulkeley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Roger in entry for Asa Bulkeley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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