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.
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.