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DANIEL ROGERS FAMILY PAPERS, 1770-1847

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Rogers Family
Title:Daniel Rogers Family Papers
Dates:1770/1847
Quantity:3.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:The Daniel Rogers Family Papers include ships' papers, bills, receipts, legal documents, an account book, and correspondence created by Daniel Rogers, Daniel Rogers, Jr., his mother Rachel Rogers, and other Roger Family members. This collection has been arranged into two series.
Identification:MH 199

Series List

SERIES I. Daniel Rogers, Jr. Papers
A. Ships' Papers
B. Personal Papers
SERIES II. Family Papers

Scope and Content Note

The Daniel Rogers Family Papers include ships' papers, bills, receipts, legal documents, an account book, and correspondence created by Daniel Rogers, Daniel Rogers, Jr., his mother Rachel Rogers, and other Roger Family members. This collection has been arranged into two series.


Series I. Daniel Rogers, Jr. Papers include ships' papers, bills, receipts, and leases. This series has been arranged into two subseries. Subseries A. Ships' Papers include insurance policies, bills of sale, charter party documents, and surveys of the vessels owned and operated by Daniel Rogers, Jr. as a merchant out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Many of the documents list the investors that helped Rogers, Jr. finance his voyages, including his brothers Timothy Rogers and Samuel Rogers. This material is arranged alphabetically by ship name. Subseries B. Personal Papers include bills and receipts of Rogers, Jr.'s expenses while he attended Harvard College from 1794 to 1798. Also included are receipts for taxes paid to the town of Gloucester and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There are also leases for rooms, an insurance policy, and sale of a pew at the South Meeting House in Beverly, Massachusetts. This material is arranged chronologically.


Series II. Family Papers include records created by various Rogers family members. There is an account book created by Daniel Rogers in 1770; this item is restricted but copies of the original can be viewed on Microfilm 120, Reel 5. Additionally in this series is a receipt for John Rogers, dated 1784, regarding supplies purchased over the course of three months, two leases for Rachel Rogers, and correspondence for Benjamin F. Rogers. This material has been arranged chronologically.


Biographical Sketch

Daniel Rogers (1734-1800) was born in Kittery, Maine on October 25, 1734 to Reverend John Rogers (1692-1773) and Susanna Whipple (1696-1770). He was a prominent merchant in Gloucester, Massachusetts and owned a number of vessels including schooners Britton, Ruby, Charming Nancy, and Esther. On November 6, 1759 he married Elizabeth Gorham (1739-1769) and the couple had six children: Lucy (1760-1793); John Gorham Rogers (1762-1802); Elizabeth Rogers (1764-1810); Charles Rogers (1765-1809); Daniel Rogers (1767-1768); and Daniel Rogers (1769-1769). After Elizabeth's death, Rogers married Rachel Ellery (1750-1833) on March 20, 1770. The couple had fifteen children together: Rachel Rogers (1771-1771); Rachel Rogers (1772-1773); Esther Rogers (1773-1838); Susannah Rogers (1775-1796); Mary Rogers (1777-1778); Daniel Rogers, Jr. (1778-1819); Timothy Rogers (1779-1826); Mary Rogers (b. 1780); Samuel Rogers (1781-1817); Shubael Gorham Rogers (b. 1783); William Rogers (1784-1826); George Rogers (1786-1792); Judith Rogers (1787-1860); Rachel Rogers (1789-1815); Fanny Rogers (b. 1792). In 1776, he was a representative to the Massachusetts General Court. Rogers died on January 4, 1800.


Daniel Rogers (1778-1819) was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on March 15, 1778 to Daniel Rogers (1734-1800) and Rachel Ellery (1750-1833). He graduated from Harvard College in 1798. He married Phoebe Homans (b.1779) on January 25, 1806. He was a merchant in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and was involved in the West Indies trade; he owned a number of vessels including schooners Adventure, Dover, Fish Hawk, Freedom, General Johnson, George, and the brigs Columbus and Hope. He died on October 14, 1819.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Rogers Family
Rogers, Benjamin F., d. 1832
Rogers, Daniel, 1734-1800
Rogers, Daniel, 1778-1819
Rogers, Rachel, 1750-1833
Rogers, Samuel, 1781-1817
Rogers, Timothy, 1779-1826
Rogers, Timothy, William, 1784-1826
Adventure (Schooner)
Columbia (Brig)
Deborah (Schooner)
Dover (Schooner)
Fish Hawk (Schooner)
Fisheries
Freedom (Schooner)
General Johnson (Schooner)
George (Brig)
George (Schooner)
Hope (Brig)
Jay (Boat)
Lively (Schooner)
Maria (Boat)
Marine insurance
Mary Ann (Brig)
Nabby (Brig)
Patty (Schooner)
Pauline (Brig)
Pews and pew rights
Ranger (Schooner)
Shipping
Gloucester (Mass.)
Deeds
Letters
Trust indentures

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Daniel Rogers Family Papers, MH 199, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The ships' papers were originally acquired on July 27, 1936 (acc. 9932). The John Rogers receipt was a gift of Edward W. Ford on April 13, 1945. The account book was acquired on February 6, 1927 using funds from the Martha G. Wheatland bequest. Additional material was found in the collection. Some of this material was originally arranged as Fam. Mss. 844a.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, October 2012.


Related Material

Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. Vol. 2. 587. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1908.


Babson, Roger Ward. Actions and Reactions. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1935, page 7. Web. 15 Oct 2012. http://www.babson.edu/about-babson/at-a-glance/babsons-history/Documents/ARCh1-3.pdf


"Roll of Capt. Samuel Mudge's Company, Salem, 1814." Essex Institute Historical Collections. Vol. 48. 192. Salem, Mass: Newcomb & Gauss, Co., 1912.


"Ship Registers of Gloucester, 1789-1875." Essex Institute Historical Collections. Vol. 77-79. Salem, Mass: Newcomb & Gauss, Co., 1941-1943.


Daniel W. Rogers Papers, 1764-1872, MSS 426


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