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The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, clippings, and genealogy material associated with the Rogers and Bridges families. Much of it relates to the business activities of John H. Rogers of Newton, Massachusetts, founder of a shipping company in Alicante, Spain, beginning about 1802. Most of the letters are from Rogers to his father John Rogers, Jr., of Newton, Massachusetts. Also included are letters from John H. Rogers' brother, Josiah Rogers, who also worked for the family firm, and other family members. Locations include Spain, Italy, England, Ireland, France, and the United States, especially Newton and Boston, Massachusetts.

Biographical/Historical Note

John H. Rogers was born about 1773 in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of John Rogers, Jr., and Mary Hall. He married the daughter of Robert Montgomery(?), the United States consul in Alicante, Spain, about 1809. Her name is not known. They had several children, names unknown. John H. seems to have a business relationship with John Belknap, a noted Boston merchant. Rogers died sometime after 1822. John Rogers, Jr., father of John H. Rogers, was born February 2, 1747/1750 in Newton. He was the son of John Rogers (born 1724) and Hannah Williams. The younger John married Mary Hall in December of 1772 in Newton. They were the parents of a number of children: John H., Sally (born about 1774), Mary (born about 1776), Asa (born November 2, 1783), and Josiah (born September 26, 1790). There may be additional children. John Rogers, Jr., appears on the 1830 United States Census of Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Rogers-Bridges family papers, MG.00197


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Rogers-Bridges family papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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