Abner Rogers Sr.

1728–11 March 1804 (Age 76)
New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Abner

When Abner Rogers Sr. was born in 1728, in New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, William L Rogers Jr., was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Day Branson, was 26. He married Hope Shinn on 4 January 1751, in Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 11 March 1804, in Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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Abner Rogers Sr.
Hope Shinn
Marriage: 4 January 1751
Jane Rogers
Joseph Rogers
Abigail Rogers
Lettice Rogers
Hope Rogers
Moses Rogers
Miss Rogers
Abner Rogers Jr.

Spouse and Children

4 January 1751
Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 47

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 48

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 58

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: patronymic from the personal name Roger .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Abner Rogers in entry for Abner Rogers, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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