Bathsheba (Bathshua) Rogers

F, #48908, (1650 - 3 November 1711)
Father*James Rogers1 b. s 1620
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Hannah/2w Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/3w Fox
Custom index:Baptists of Early Massachusetts & West Jersey
Last Edited:22 Feb 2016

Child with Samuel/3w Fox:

Bathsheba (Bathshua) Rogers was born in 1650 at Milford, Connecticut, daughter of James Rogers, "the wealthiest man in the colony of New London after Governor Winthrop."1 Then widow of Richard Smith, she married, as his 3rd wife, 1690, Samuel/3w Fox of New London, son of Thomas/1 Fox and Hannah/2w Brooks, with whom she had a son.2,1,3 She died 3 Nov 1711.1
     "Samuel and Bathsheba, after their marriage, became Seventh Day Baptists. Samuel was arraigned once for catching eels on Sunday, whereupon he said that he made no difference in days; and Bathsheba went 'openly' to the meeting-house to proclaim that she had been doing servile work on their sabbath. She was accompanied at this time by her brother, John Rogers, who interrupted the minister by proclaiming that he had committed a similar offense. This John Rogers became the founder of the sect of Rogerenes. Samuel and Bathsheba seem to have courted persecution and to have taken no pains to avoid the martyrdom which fell to their lot. Bathsheba's brother, James, was sentenced by the court to receive fifteen lashes and to pay a fine of 5 pounds for 'rebaptizing' people.
     "The troubles and differences which Samuel2 Fox had with his neighbors appear to have resulted from his marriage with Bathsheba. Her father, James Rogers, and his children also, as early as 1676, attracted attention by their declared opposition to infant baptism, and Samuel evidently was a convert to their views."4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1192] William F. Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord, 19.
  2. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 2:196.
  3. [S2089] George Henry Fox, "Descendants of Samuel Fox of New London, Conn.," 4.
  4. [S1192] Thomas Fox of Concord, 21-22.
  5. [S1192] Thomas Fox of Concord, 21.