John Rogers was born 11 January 1630 in Coggeshall, Essex, England, United Kingdom to Nathaniel Rogers (minister) and died 12 July 1684 Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Rogers (1661-1754) in Massachusetts, United States.

John Rogers

President of Harvard College
In office
Preceded by Urian Oakes
Succeeded by Increase Mather acting

Born January 11, 1630(1630-01-11)
Coggeshall, Essex, England
Died July 12, 1684 (age 54)

John Rogers (January 11, 1630—July 12, 1684) was an English academic in early Colonial America. Eldest son of minister [[Nathaniel Rogers (minister)|Nathaniel Rogers]unsubstantiated], he was born in Coggeshall, a small town in Essex, and immigrated to New England with his family in 1636. In 1649, at age 19, in the recent settlement of Cambridge (known as Newe Towne until 1638), he earned a B.A. from Harvard College which, only seven years earlier, in 1642, had graduated its first class of students. In 1652, following an additional three years of study, he received an M.A. and, in 1660, married Elizabeth Denison of Ipswich.

Residing in Ipswich and, despite neither having been ordained as a minister or trained as a physician, Rogers practiced medicine and assisted in the ministry of his brother-in-law, local historian William Hubbard, whose service as Ipswich pastor ultimately extended for more than 50 years. In 1682, Rogers was appointed President of Harvard, but having held the position for only two years, died suddenly at the age of 54.



Offspring of John Rogers and Elizabeth Rogers (1661-1754)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Rogers (1661-1754) 1 July 1661 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts 13 March 1754 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts John Appleton (1652-1724)
Margaret Rogers (1664-1720)
Jeremiah Rogers (1666-)
John Denison Rogers (1666-1745)
Daniel Denison Rogers (1667-1722)
Nathaniel Denison Rogers (1669-1721)
William Rogers (1671-)
Patience Denison Rogers (1676-1731)
Robert Rogers (1680-)



Academic offices
Preceded by
Urian Oakes
President of Harvard College
Succeeded by
Increase Mather, acting

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Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¶ Death
  • It was not then in the US.

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