Rev. Ammi Rogers, wife Margaret, Self Professed Descendant of John Rogers Martyr
Some years back I came across a copy of a book called Memoirs of the Rev. Ammi Rogers, a Clergyman of Episcopal Church, published by Concord, N. H. Fisk & Chase Printers 1833.At the time, due to a certain paragraph within the Biographical Accounting of Rev. Ammi Rogers, I had made a small note to research this paragraph further. I recently came across this note and have subsequently located a copy online that had a stamp on it having been in the possession of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin's possession in 1876.For those who research John Rogers, Martyr who was burnt at the state, this paticular Biographical Account written by Rev. Ammi Rogers by his own hand, provides a Biographical Genealogy of a descendant line for John Rogers, Martyr having three such of his immediate descendants having came to America.Rev. Ammi Rogers own written personal account of his genealogical descendancy from John Rogers the Martyr, as well as Ammi Rogers own clearly documented Religious Persecution and Imprisonment in early the Early American Colonies.He married Margaret Bloore in 1794 at 18 years of age (source being this same book) daughter of Joshua Bloore gentlemen of Manchester England. Reverend Ammi Rogers genealogy, as he states it in his own hand was: Reverend Ammi Rogers, son of Thomas Rogers who died June 23, 1804 at age of 79 in Branford County of Newhaven State of Connecticut, grandson of Josiah Rogers who was the son of one of three brothers who migrated to New England having been known to be grandsons of John Rogers the Martyr who was burnt at the stake in Smithfield Prison.Reverend Ammi Rogers states his brothers were Abijah, Rufus, Thomas, Josiah, Eliphalet, Hobart and a sister Irene who married a Thelus Todd.Thus from this source, a book published by a Minister having been persecuted for his Religious Preachings just as John Rogers the Martry was, he also was imprisoned, but in the new Colonies of New Enland. Now, from my perspective, this Reverend Ammi Rogers may have lost track of which of the three brothers he directly descended from, but their connection to John Rogers the Martyr as "grandsons" having such pride of ability to state such so simply reflects a true statement of fact as it had been passed down to him.There is much more to glean genealogically from this book than this humble researchers outline of such informatio place here for this expressed purpose.
As I now attempt to Honor this Reverend's Religious Persecution during those troubling times, and as I attempt to prove my own Ancestry thru Genealogy Research and DNA Examination, I am wondering if there are any descendant researchers of this line which may communicate what they have found.
In my efforts to to research the Prestigious Rogers/Rodgers Families of England, including John Rogers, Martyr, John Rogers the Baronet of Plymouth Line and others, it is my hope to gather together descendants for the possible comparrison of DNA within the Rogers DNA Project.Accordingly, I have published this here for this purpose and in hopes that other researchers with dead ends within the Rogers/Rodgers Family will join with me within the Rogers DNA Project as well as the continuation of our family genealogy research.
As written by Thomas William Rogers born May 9, 1954 on this day of our Lord, the 6th of July, 2010.