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James Jacob Rogers
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1706
Death: 1753
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA

James Jacob Rogers was the father of the famous Major Robert Rogers, leader of Rogers Rangers in the period of the French and Indian War in colonial America. Robert also had three brothers who served in the Rangers, James Rogers, Richard Rogers and John Rogers. These Rangers are the namesake of today's US Army Rangers and Green Berets and their fighting tactics are key to today's elite forces.

James died from a gunshot wound after a friend, Ebenezer Ayer, mistook him for a bear (he was wearing a bear coat and hat) during hunting season. Ebenezer rushed James to his cabin to care for him, but nothing could done and he died shortly before midnight in the company of his grieving family. A few days later, a brief service was held and his coffin was placed beneath the trees so all could have an opportunity to view for the last time the man they all respected and honored.

His wife was Mary MacPhartridge, her burial location is unknown.
Family links: 
  Mary MacPhartridge Rogers (1705 - 1763)*
  Samuel Rogers (1725 - 1802)*
  James Rogers (1728 - 1790)*
  Robert E Rogers (1731 - 1795)*
  Ame Roger Barnett (1733 - 1776)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery
East Derry
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Maintained by: DianeY
Originally Created by: Jack Vander-Schrier
Record added: Aug 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15480562
James Jacob Rogers
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6th great grandfather to remain in our heart's RIP
- penny Lambier/Grenier
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014

- richard rogers
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013

- Larry Miller
 Added: Nov. 12, 2010
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