|Birth: ||May 2, 1755|
An excerpt from "Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana":
Joseph Rogers was probably a native of Virginia, as the Old Dominion was, according to historical account, the home of the Rogers family, from the time of their voyage from the shores of the mother-country, Wales. Joseph rogers was one of the first patriots who rallied to the flag when the Revolutionary war was declared. On that historic date of June 17, 1775, when the British troops around the town of Charleston, massachusetts, stormed the Americans, fortified on Bunker Hill, Joseph Rogers was one of the noble hundreds who time after time drove the "red coats" back, and fought stubbornly until lack of ammunition lost the patriots the redoubt at the summit. He suffered a bullet wound in this engagement, but was not incapacitated for further service in the colonial army. Joseph Rogers died after the war in Virginia.
Jonathan Rogers (1724 - 1811)
Martha Stickney Rogers (1725 - 1824)
Aaron Grigsby Rogers (1777 - 1863)*
Created by: D. Rogers
Record added: Dec 11, 2012
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This ancestor was wounded at the battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's) according to a grandson. R.I.P.|
Added: Nov. 3, 2013
To my 5th Great Grandfather.|
Added: Dec. 11, 2012