Anthony Rogers 1731

Anthony Rogers was a British Loyalist in the American Revolution.  He was born in 1731 in Simsbury, Ct. He married Zilpah Holcombe and they had three sons, James, Edward, and John. Edward is my 4th great grandfather. At the end of the American Revolution in 1782 or 1783, Anthony left New York with sons Edward and John and tens of thousands other Loyalists and emigrated to Canada, settling in what is now New Brunswick where my maternal grandfather was born. He left Zilpah and their oldest son, James, behind in the United States. Anthony petitioned the crown for land in Canada as promised to those Americans who remained loyal to Britain and fought against “the rebellion.”

The Coming of the Loyalists, by Henry Sandham

The Coming of the Loyalists, by Henry Sandham

See related page- ROGERS surname

See related page- American Revolution- Loyalists

See related Blog entry, “Getting Started”

See related Blog entry, “Anthony Rogers- A Tory from the Kingdom of the Original Tories?”

 

View his profile and family tree on ancestry.com

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