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American Silversmiths

Asa Rogers
(1756-1824)
Sarah Reynolds
(abt 1777-)
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William Hazen Rogers
(1801-1873)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Nancy Wilson

William Hazen Rogers

  • Born: 13 May 1801, Hartford CT
  • Marriage: Nancy Wilson on 7 Dec 1831 in Hartford CT
  • Died: 17 Feb 1873, Hartford CT

  General notes:

Silversmith, watchmaker, and plater

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark

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  • He was a partner from 1825 to 1836 with Joseph Church in Hartford CT as CHURCH & ROGERS. 3

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  • Alternate Mark for CHURCH & ROGERS
  • He was a partner from 1832 to 1838 with Asa Harris Rogers in Hartford CT as ASA ROGERS, JR. & Co. while still associated with CHURCH & ROGERS. 3

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  • Watch paper for CHURCH & ROGERS, c 1835
    American Antiquarian Society

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  • Watch paper for CHURCH & ROGERS, c 1835
    American Antiquarian Society
  • Master to George C. White 1836-1845 in Hartford CT. 5

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  • Master to Justus Francis 13 Dec 1838 in Hartford CT. 6
    "Francis, Justus, with approval of his guardian John Francis of Hartford County, binds himself to William Rogers of Hartford County, until age 21, which will be on 07 Jan. 1845, to learn the trade of silversmith."
  • Advertised in the Geer's Hartford City Directory (Hartford CT), 1845,
    William Rogers & Co. Watch Makers, Silver Smiths and Jewelers, No. 4 State St., keep constantly on hand for sale, Wholesale and Retail, Fine Gold and Silver Watches, of every description, Silver Spoons, Forks, &c. made only of Dollars; Jewelry, Silver Plated Goods, Britanma Ware, Fine Table and Pock­et Cutlery, R. Hemingway's and Law's Fine Nee­dles, Gold Pens, Gold and Silver Pencils, Thimbles, &c, at the lowest prices.

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  • Watch paper, c 1845
    American Antiquarian Society

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  • Receipt, 29 Apr 1846
    Winterthur Library
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a jeweler.

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  • He was a partner from 1857 to 1862 with George W. Smith, Loyal Wilcox, and others in Hartford CT as ROGERS, SMITH & Co. 3
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a jeweler.
  • Advertised in the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor ME), 18 May 1861, as part of a group endorsement of the Waltham Watch Company.
  • Beginning in 1862 portions of the Rogers brothers' enterprises became part of the MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO. which executives were active in the formation in 1898 of INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO. of Meriden, Connecticut. William Rogers was connected with the former company until his death in 1873, as were his brothers, Asa and Simeon. 3

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  • Package label, c 1865
    Private Collection
  • He was a partner from 1869 to 1873 with William Henry Rogers in Hartford CT as WILLIAM ROGERS & SON.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a jeweler.

William married Nancy Wilson on 7 Dec 1831 in Hartford CT. (Nancy Wilson was born on 3 Jan 1811 in Golden Bridge NY and died on 5 Sep 1876 in Hartford CT.)




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