John Rogers Sr.

Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA
Death 1762 (aged 81–82)
King and Queen County, Virginia, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
Memorial ID 162537317 · View Source
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This John Rogers was descended from John "the Martyr" Rogers, the first protestant martyr executed under the reign of Mary Tudor (Bloody Mary), Queen of England in 1555. Google him and read his interesting history.
Notes for John Rogers: John Rogers, b. 1680 on shipboard at sea, or after the vessel came to anchor in the Chesapeake Bay. He obtained a fairly good education, and at manhood became an explorer and land surveyor, and took up much land in the "Tide-water" section of Virginia. He m. 1716 Mary Byrd (poss)**, b. 1683, youngest. daughter of Col. William Byrd (the elder) by Mary Horsmanden, his wife--of "Westover," VA.
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( It has been argued that his wife was named Rachel Rogers and his mother was named Mary Rogers but I am convinced that this memorial is correct. The timing of Colonel William Byrd's daughter, Mary Byrd Rogers (1683-1763), seems to fall perfectly into place with this particular John Rogers. Col William Byrd owned vast lands in Virginia which John and Mary Rogers would have inherited a part of (that land) and lived on.)

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Gravesite Details Karen Schneider (49393830) provided the father link.
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  • Added: 13 May 2016
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