William Dunn Rogers

Male21 March 1830–21 July 1903

Brief Life History of William Dunn

When William Dunn Rogers was born on 21 March 1830, in Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Rogers, was 30 and his mother, Ann Dunn, was 29. He married Lydia Lippincott on 15 March 1853, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Evesham Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years and Chester Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, United States in 1880. He died on 21 July 1903, at the age of 73, and was buried in Moorestown Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Dunn Rogers
1830–1903
Lydia Lippincott
1830–1881
Marriage: 15 March 1853
Rogers
1853–
Aquilla L. Rogers
1854–1878
Beulah Anna Rogers
1857–1862
Nathan D. Rogers
1860–1862
Rachel L. Rogers
1864–1865
Lydia Rogers
1868–

Sources (9)

  • William Rogers in household of John Rogers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Dunn Rogers, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Rogers in entry for Nathan Rogers, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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  • Marriage
    15 March 1853Burlington, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1833

    Age 3

    The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

    1861

    Age 31

    No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

    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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