Elizabeth Rogers

Last updated 22 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 16 May 1767 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America

Died: 28 Dec 1817 in Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, United States

Father: Wing Rogers (? – ?)

Mother: Mercy ____ (? – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Source includes name (Elizabeth [Rogers]).

estate-proved-nathan-smith-1824: Proved will for Nathan Smith (1824); Vermont, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Nov 2021) “> Rutland > Probate Records, Vol 10-11, 1816-1825" images 595-596; citing “Probate Records (Rutland District, Vermont); Vermont, pages 556-559”

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Elizabeth Smith).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 2, left side, entry 12

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Elizabeth Smith).

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birth

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Souce includes age (50) at her death. Using her age and the death year of 1817) gives a birth year of about 1767. Note that this is an indirect reference. The source only notes "His wife died..." and the presumption is that this was Elizaeth since no other wife is identified.

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, right side, entry 14; Births page 2, left side, entries 12,14

Comment: Source includes date (16 of 5mo 1767) and location (Marshfield, Massachusetts).

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death

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Souce includes year (1817) and implied location (Danby, Rutland County, Vermont). Note that this is an indirect reference. The source only notes "His wife died..." and the presumption is that this was Elizaeth since no other wife is identified.

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Deaths page, left side, entry 4

Comment: Source includes date (28 of 12mo 1817) and location (Danby, Vt.).

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father

estate-proved-nathan-smith-1824: Proved will for Nathan Smith (1824); Vermont, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Nov 2021) “> Rutland > Probate Records, Vol 10-11, 1816-1825" images 595-596; citing “Probate Records (Rutland District, Vermont); Vermont, pages 556-559”

Comment: Source identifies Wing Rogers as the father of Elizabeth Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 2, left side, entries 10,12

Comment: Source identifies Elizabeth [Rogers] as a child of Wing Rogers. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 2, left side, entry 12

Comment: Source identifies Elizabeth [Rogers] as a child of Mercy Rogers ("B of Mercy"). The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Nathan Smith (1753 – 1824)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

Comment: Source notes that Nathan Smith married Elizabeth [Rogers].

estate-proved-nathan-smith-1824: Proved will for Nathan Smith (1824); Vermont, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1749-1999, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Nov 2021) “> Rutland > Probate Records, Vol 10-11, 1816-1825" images 595-596; citing “Probate Records (Rutland District, Vermont); Vermont, pages 556-559”

Comment: Source identifies Elizabeth Smith (daughter of Wing Rogers) as the wife of Nathan Smith.

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Child: Barak Smith (1787 – 1868)

Child: Mercy Smith (1789 – ?)

Child: Augustus Smith (1792 – ?)

Child: Daniel Smith (1794 – 1830)

Child: Friend Rogers Smith (1796 – ?)

Child: Ruth Smith (1799 – ?)

Child: Catherine Smith (1802 – ?)

Child: Lydia Smith (1804 – ?)

Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Elizabeth's father was Wing Rogers, from Mansfield, Massachusetts. He settled in Danby, Vermont, about 1770. He is noted as being a birthright Quaker, a resolute pioneer of the area, a man of many eccentricities, and one of the wealthiest men of the region. He is inextricably tied to the early history of Danby. He was married four times (Deliverance Chapman, Mercy Hatch, Rebecca Sherman, and Hannah Titus. He moved to Ferrisburg, Vermont in 1800 where he died "well advanced in years." [book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869]

Wing may have been born 14 Jun 1740, Marshfield [rather than Manfield?], Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America. He is also likely the Wing Rogers listed in the 1790 U.S. Census for Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, on page 243, column 1, line 11. This page also holds entries for Elizabeth's husband Nathan Smith and his father Caleb Smith. Unfortunately, the census does not include the names of anyone other than the head-of-household.

Elizabeth's mother may have been Mercy Hatch (b. 23 May 1746) and she may have married Wing in 1766 at Marshfield, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America).

Elizabeth may have been born in Massachusetts, or maybe Connecticut, and married Nathan about 1785.

One of Elizabeth's daughters may have married Benjamin Boyce. [story-by-the-old-mill-stream]

Elizabeth may have died 29 Dec 1817.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 235-236 (PDF pages 244-245), "Rogers, Wing"; Page 259 (PDF page 268), "Smith, Nathan"

story-by-the-old-mill-stream: Carlotta Wood and Nora Johnson Brown, “By The Old Mill Stream,” transcribed by <private>; unrecorded source; citing “unrecorded publisher, 21 Feb 1934”

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