NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
James Rogers, immigrant ancestor, was born in England in 1615, and came at the age of twenty to New London, Connecticut. He afterward settled at Stratford, Conn., and finally in Milford. He was a solider in the Pequot war.
(II) James (2), son of James (1) Rogers, born Feb. 15, 1652, at Milford, was baptized by Rev. John Crandall, of Westerly, Rhode Island. He was persecuted and imprisioned by the authorities for allegiance to the faith of the sect known as the Rogerenes. He died Nov. 6, 1714, or Oct. 8, 1713. The date of his inventory is Nov. 12, 1713.
He married, Nov. 5, 1674, Mary, daughter of Jeffrey Jordan. She died Feb. 7, 1713. Their children were all born in New London, Conn.
(III) James (3), son of James (2) Rogers, was born Feb. 2, 1675, died July 9, 1735, in Norwalk, Conn. He was a deputy to the general assembly and once speaker of the house. His farm was at Great Neck. He sold it in 1726 to Philip Tabor and removed about the same time to Norwalk. He married Elizabeth _____.
(IV) Dr. Uriah, son of James (3) Rogers, was born Oct. 10, 1710. He married, 1734, Hannah, born Oct. 23, 1713, daughter of James Lockwood, of Norwalk, and Lydia Lockwood, daughter of Samuel Smith. He was a man of sterling character and importance in the community, and a physician of considerable reputation. He died May, 1733, aged sixty-three; his wife died at Redding, Fairfield county, Conn., Oct. 8, 1794, aged eighty-one years, leaving nine children.
(V) Hannah, daughter of Dr. Uriah Rogers, was born June 7, 1735. She married, Nov. 27, 1760, Moss Kent, born Jan. 14, 1733, son of Rev. Elisha Kent. His father was born July 9, 1704, and graduated at Yale College in 1729; was a Presbyerian minister, settled at Newtown, Conn., from 1740, and later at what was known as Kent's Parish in Putnam county, New York, where he died July 17, 1776. His wife, Hannah, was daughter of Rev. Joseph Moss, of Derby, Conn. Moss Kent graduated from Yale College in the class in 1752, and was admitted to the bar of Dutchess county, N.Y., June, 1755; resided at Frederickstown on the Croton river, where he practiced law and conducted his farm; removed to Green's Farms in 1776 and to Lansingburg, N.Y.; was a justice of the peace and surrogate. Mrs. Kent died Dec. 30, 1770. Their son, Chancellor James Kent, was born July 31, 1763. Among their other children was Hannah Kent, born Oct. 10, 1768; married Oct. 11, 1790, Deacon William Pitt Platt (see Platt VI).
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