Biography of John W. Rogers
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Rogers, John W., was born in Mansfield, December 20, 1839, a son of John Rogers, born November 2, 1806, died March 31, 1873. Mr. Rogers's father was a large manufacturer of straw braid and gave employment to a large number of men and women. He retired from business in 1866 and the business was continued by his son and three associates. John W. Rogers was graduated from Brown University in 1861, and that same year enlisted in Co. H, 7th Regiment, participating in the campaigns of General McClellan. He received an honorable discharge in 1862, with rank of first lieutenant. In 1866 he married Martha J., daughter of Daniel and Salome Martin. Mr. Rogers is one of the enterprising business men, taking an intelligent interest in school and church matters and has ever advanced the best interests of his town.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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