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John Rogers was made a freeman on 12 May 1664. He founded a sect called the Rogerenes who were similar to the Quakers.They did not use long formal prayers, practiced faith healing and became pacifists.
"On April 14, 1685. Judges upon the bend, Fitch, Avery, and Wetherell. John Rogers, James Rogers, Jr., Samuel Beebe, Jr., and Johanna Way, are complained of for profaning God's holy day by servile, work, and are grown to the height of impiety as to come at several times into the town to re-baptize several persons; and when God's people were met together on the Lord's day to worship God, several of the came and made great disturbance, behaving themselves in such a frantic manner as if possessed with a diabolical spirit, so affrighting and amazing that several women swooned and fainted away. John Rogers to be whipped fifteen lashes, and for unlawfully rebaptizing to pay L5. The others to be whipped."An excerpt from Calkins "History of New London, CT," and from "The Connecticut Way Family" by Harry Abel Way II.