Benjamin Rogers

about 1728–
Kittery, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Rogers was born about 1728, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, his father, Thomas Rogers, was 34 and his mother, Mary Fernald, was 28.

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Thomas Rogers
1694–1776
Mary Fernald
1700–1758
John Rogers
1719–1782
Benjamin Rogers
1728–
Susanna Rogers
1735–
Eleanor Rogers
1724–
Elizabeth Rogers
1726–1811
Mary P Rogers
1731–1819
Margrey Rogers
1740–1796
Thomas Rogers
1741–
Richard Rogers
1744–1814

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1776

Age 48

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 48

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 76

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Roger .

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

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