Husband: Samuel Rogers (1)
Wife: Mary Stanton (2)
From Wayne Olsen:
Listed in LDS Ancestral File, AFN: 1LV5-35
Vital data in "Thomas Rogers, Pilgrim & Some of His Descendants", Compiled by E.S. Daniel & J.E. Sawtelle for the Thomas Rogers Society,Inc. Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1980.
From "Thomas Stanton of Connecticut & His Descendants," by William A.Stanton, 1891, Jel Munsell's Sons, Publ. :
He was a son of James Rogers of New London, CT, who came to American in the ship Increase in 1635, and of Elizabeth (Rowland) Rogers. Samuel inherited from his grandfather Samuel Rowland his farm at Stratford and from his father his stone house and bakery, at the head of Winthrop's (or Mill) Cove, in New London. There he lived about 15 years and then became the first settler in what is now the town of Montville.
From "Genealogy and History of the Derthicks and Related Derricks", By Spencer and Goodpasture. Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1986.
The land in the Montville area originally was under the control of the Mohegan Indians, a branch of the Pequot Tribe. The first white settler appears to have been Samuel Rogers who in 1670 located on the north side of the Oxoboxo River. The Indians, through Uncas, the Mohegan sachem, also made gifts of land to Jonathan Rogers and his wife, Sarah, daughter of James Harris.
In 1705, 19 settlers had occupied some 3000 acres between New London and Norwich, including Samuel Rogers, Sr., Samuel Rogers, Jr., Benjamin Atwell, Israel Dodge, Samuel Gilbert,.. The map of Salem Parish, mid 1700's shows that some of these settlers were neighbors of John (1)Dethick in the Witches Meadow area.
From "History of Montville, CT," by Henry A. Baker, Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.,1896, Hartford:
The parents of Samuel Rogers and Mary Lord entered into a formal contract, each pledging 200 pounds as a marriage portion to the couple. James Rogers, the father of Samuel, in fulfillment of his part of the contract, conveyed to his son his stone house and bakery at the head of Winthrop's Cove, where the couple commenced housekeeping. They lived here only a few years, and removed to the outlands of the town in the vicinity of the Mohegan tribe of Indians, and became the first English settlers within the present limits of the town of Montville. He was twice married, as appears by his last will. He is buried in the Old Rogers Burying Ground on the farm where he then lived, and which was afterwards owned by Oliver Baker.
From "History of New London County," by Dr. Hamilton Hurd, J.W. Lewis &Co, Philadelphia, 1882: Detailed information contained, including relationship of Samuel with Indians of area.
From Wayne Olsen:
Listed in LDS Ancestral File, AFN: 89CB-GS
From "Thomas Stanton of Connecticut & His Descendants," by William A. Stanton, 1891, Jel Munsell's Sons, Publ. :
Lists her birth year as 1643. Other sources have stated about 1640. Also gives a different marriage date of Nov 17, 1662. Other source have given Oct 17, 1664. Expect 1664 date is correct, since first child was born 1666.
Revised: November 26, 2016