Collection History

John Rogers (1666-1745) was born in July 1666 in Ipswich, Massachusetts to John Rogers (1630-1684), President of Harvard University. Rogers graduated from Harvard in 1684, and began teaching at the Ipswich grammar school. From 1686 until 1689 Rogers assisted his uncle, William Hubbard the minister of Ipswich, along with his cousin and classmate Denison. Ordained in October of 1692, Rogers took over for his sickly uncle in 1702 as minister until Hubbard's death in 1704. Rogers stayed on in Ipswich until his death from paralysis in 1745.

Digital Materials

Courtship proposal


A letter from John Wise to John Rogers about the beginning of a possible courtship between their children and detailing the benefits that it could bring to Rogers's family.