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Susan Rogers

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iconnumber posted 06-23-2007 02:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Susan Rogers     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

In my signature it says that I'm the descendent of the Rogers Bros, but in truth its my husband. I've become obsessed with the timeline, maker's marks and family history swirling around the Rogers family. I've compiled a wealth of information on the subject, but am having problems with a few marks and details on the earlier Rogers family members. Daniel Rogers (found his mark) I also know he was born in Ipswich, MA in 1753 and died in 1792) but can't find any patterns he was responsible for, specific dates or company name if any.

Especially frustrating is Rogers& Hamilton, and Wm A Rogers. I cannot seem to find a single reference that indicates who Wm A. actually was, if there was anyone. He isn't in the James Rogers of New London Ct & His Descendants, which is the Rogers Bros family history. I know that there are many Rogers names that were not related, and have been able to isolate many of them. I want to be able to authoritatively provide correct pattern names, historical information when people ask me, besides collecting some of the wonderful sets and patterns that are out there. Hope this wasn't too long.

I will be more than glad to share information with anyone that wants it.

Wm Rogers & Bros. Descendant

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iconnumber posted 06-23-2007 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FWG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the most useful tools around for identifying many coin silver makers is a project of one of the moderators here, wev. He has pages on both William Hazen Rogers and William Henry Rogers, but no William A Rogers - he (Rogers) presumably didn't link geneaologically to the rest of that project. Rainwater & Redfield's Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers indicates that Wm A Rogers was a NY state storekeeper who found that his plated spoons sold better if they had Rogers stamped on them, and was allowed to use his name as long as the silver quality met the standard of the larger CT firm's work. Wm A Rogers was acquired by Oneida Silversmiths. This book has about a dozen pages on the various Rogers firms, so you may well want to look up a copy.

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iconnumber posted 06-23-2007 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to the forums. I am sure your participation will be fruitful for us all.

There was also a W.P.Rogers, about whom no definitive information has been forthcoming. Perhaps you have some information on him?

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iconnumber posted 06-25-2007 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to add my welcome to the forum as well. It sounds as if you have a great deal of information on the Rogers company already and I hope you will stay with us and share it often.

Have you published a book yet on your findings, or are you working on one?

Do you have an all time favorite Rogers silver object in your collection that you could share with us by posting some photos?

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