Joseph Rogers was from Northampton, England. He was 17 years old when he came with his father Thomas Rogers on the Mayflower. He did not sign the “Mayflower Compact.” His father died the first winter and Joseph resided in the Bradford household for about 10 years. He married and his first child Sarah was born in 1632. He moved from Plymouth to Duxbury in 1638, then to Eastham, then to Sandwich, before returning to Eastham where he died. His will refers to his wife as Hannah, which is the only record found that names his wife.
The Mayflower left England in September 1620 with 102 men, women and children bound for Virginia. After 65 days they arrived far north of their preferred destination. They created a government on arrival forming the Mayflower Compact, which stated the colonists would create “laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices…,” follow their Christian faith, work together for the common good, and be loyal subjects to King James.
This Joseph Rogers history mug is part of our Mayflower history series which includes many of the notable figures who played major roles during this conflict.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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