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  • ID: I59502
  • Title: Rev.
  • Name: Lester Courtland ROGERS
  • Given Name: Lester Courtland
  • Surname: Rogers 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 27 JUN 2013
  • Occupation: Minister, professor
  • Religion: Seventh-day Baptist
  • Birth: 11 DEC 1829 in Waterford, New London Co., Connecticut
  • GRAD: 1853 Alfred, Allegany Co., New York
  • Note: Alfred Academy
  • GRAD: 1856 Williamstown, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts
  • Note: Williams College - AB
  • GRAD: 1859 Williamstown, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts
  • Note: Williams College - AM
  • GRAD: 1861 New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
  • Note: Seminary
  • Event: Member 1872 Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
  • Note: SDB Church 3
  • Note: Seventh pastor of the Milton SDB Church, serving from 1872 to 1875.
  • Note: First Pastor of the Milton Junction SDB Church, serving from 1875-1876.
  • Census: 1880 Edgerton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
  • Note: age 50, minister 4
  • Death: 02 JAN 1900 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island
  • Burial: 1900 Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island
  • Note: WY008, River Bend Cemetery 5 6
  • Event: Obituary 08 JAN 1900
  • Note:
    "The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 56, No 2, p 31, Jan. 8, 1900.
    In Westerly, R. I., January 2, 1900, Professor Lester Courtland Rogers, aged 70 years and 22 days.
    Prof. Rogers was born in Waterford, Conn., Dec. 11, 1829. He was graduated from Alfred Academy in 1853, and from Williams College in 1856, and from Rutgers Theological Seminary in 1860. In 1862 and 1863 he was Chaplain of the Twenty-ninth New Jersey Volunteers. From 1858 to 1895 he served almost continuously as pastor of various Seventh-day Baptist churches, his longest pastorate being at New Market, N. J. In 1888 he was appointed to the Charles Potter Professorship of History and Political Science in Alfred University, a position which he held till failing health caused him to resign in June, 1898. He was ever an earnest and faithful Christian, a scholarly and efficient instructor, a thoughtful and fluent writer, an able and eloquent preacher, and completed with his three score and ten years a well-rounded and useful life. He was married in youth to Miss Josephine Wilcox, of Homer, N. Y., who with one son, Charles Potter Rogers, of New York, and a brother, Orson C. Rogers, of Westerly, R. I., survive him. S. H. D.




    Father: Lester Tuthill ROGERS b: 24 SEP 1797 in Waterford, New London Co., Connecticut
    Mother: Susannah Harper CRANDALL b: 05 SEP 1801 in Potter Hill, Washington Co., Rhode Island

    Marriage 1 Josephine WILCOX b: 30 AUG 1830 in Homer, Cortland Co., New York
    • Married: 31 AUG 1857
    Children
    1. Has No Children Lester Wilcox ROGERS b: 02 OCT 1861 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island
    2. Has No Children Hortense ROGERS b: 07 JAN 1865 in New Market, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
    3. Has No Children Charles Potter ROGERS b: 02 JUN 1867 in New Market, Middlesex Co., New Jersey

    Sources:
    1. Title: James Rogers of New London, Ct. and his Descendants
      Author: James Swift Rogers
      Publication: Self Published, 1902
      Page: 275, 373
    2. Title: Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants
      Author: John Cortland Crandall
      Publication: Higginson Book Co., Salem MA, 1949
      Page: 290
    3. Title: An Analysis of Milton, Wisconsin SDB Church Members 1840-1968
      Author: Prof. David Nelson Inglis, Milton College
      Page: 14
    4. Title: 1880 Census , Url: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/census/main_census.asp?
    5. Title: Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project, Url: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/
    6. Title: Find A Grave, Url: http://www.findagrave.com
      Page: 17993060
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