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John Rogers – Rogerene Founder

John Rogers (1653 – 1707), the founder of the Rogerene Quakers spent a cummulative fifteen years in jail for his beliefs, among them celebrating the Sabbath on Saturday and working on Sunday.  He wasn’t our direct ancestor, but his love … Continue reading

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Capt. Matthew Beckwith

Capt. Mathew BECKWITH (1610 – 1680) was  Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miner line. Matthew was responsible for the building of the first vessel launched at New London, the firm of Mould & Coit … Continue reading

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