Joseph Rogers

BIRTH: 23 January 1602/3 at Watford, co. Northampton, England, son of Thomas and Alice (Cosford) Rogers.
MARRIAGE:  Hannah, probably about 1632 (assuming she was the mother of all his children).
CHILDREN:  Sarah, Joseph, Thomas, Elizabeth, John, Mary, James, and Hannah.
DEATH: Between 2 and 15 January 1677/8 at Eastham.

Joseph Rogers was born in 1602/3 in Watford, Northampton, England. He and his family came to Leiden, Holland, where they are first recorded in 1618. By 1620, the family had sold its house, and Joseph came with father Thomas on the Mayflower to Plymouth. His mother Alice, brother John, and sisters Elizabeth and Margaret remained behind in Leiden.

Joseph was about 17 years old when he made the voyage on the Mayflower with his father, and he did not sign the "Mayflower Compact."  His father Thomas died sometime the first winter at Plymouth. Joseph appears to have resided in the Bradford household for around ten years. He married about 1632, and his first child Sarah was born on 6 August 1633. He moved from Plymouth to Duxbury around 1638, and lived there for a number of years, before moving to Eastham around 1646, and resided in Sandwich for a few years around 1650 before returning to Eastham. He died in Eastham in January 1677/8; in his will he names his wife Hannah: the only record found that names his wife.