Roger Bulkeley

Male14 September 1751–1 August 1819

Brief Life History 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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Roger Bulkeley
Jerusha Root
Marriage: 28 May 1772
Benjamin Root Bulkeley (i)
Asa Bulkeley
Benjamin Root Bulkeley (ii)
Roger Bulkeley
Capt. George Bulkeley
Gershom Bulkeley (i)
Roger Griswold Bulkeley
Gershom Bulkeley

Sources (38)

  • Roger Bulkeley, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Roger Bulkeley, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Roger Bulkley, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 May 1772First Congregational Church, Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)


    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’.

    History: Peter Bulkeley (1583–1659), Puritan divine, who came from Bedfordshire, England, was a founder of Concord, MA, in 1636.

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

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