Hannah, wife of Joseph Rogers (mtDNA)

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Status summary

As of September 27, 2020

  • Page created for Hannah, wife of Joseph Rogers
  • recruitment of individuals who are mtDNA descendants of Hannah. Folks who are mtDNA descendants are encouraged to contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)



The only record of Hannah is the fact she was named in the will of her husband, dated 2 January 1677/8. As such, we cannot be certain whether Hannah was his only wife, and whether she was the mother to all/some/none of his children. mtDNA testing should be able to tell us whether all of the daughters had the same mother, but even then, we would not be certain whether Hannah was their mother. In any case, this profile is for the mother of the children (assuming they all had the same mother, whether or not it was Hannah).

The first child of Joseph Rogers was born Plymouth 16 Aug 1633. Joseph had eight children[1]; four sons and four daughters (Sarah [died in infancy], Elizabeth, Mary & Hannah)

Second Generation

Elizabeth Rogers was probably born at Duxbury on 29 Sep 1639. She died at Eastham about 1678. She married at Eastham 9 Jan 1660/1 Jonathan Higgins. They had five children; four sons and daughter Hannah [c1672-1732, m. Nicholas Paine].

Mary Rogers was probably born at Duxbury on 22 Sep 1644. She was living at Barnstable as late as 19 Apr 1718. She married at Barnstable 10 Aug 1664 John Finney/Phinney. They had twelve children; eight sons and four daughters (Mary [1678- , m. John Eastland & Jonathan Bryant], Mercy [1679- , m. Eleazer Crocker], Rebecca [1681-1735, m. John Morton] & Hannah [1687-1689])

Hannah Rogers was probably born at Eastham 8 Aug 1652. She was living as late as 18 Oct 1690. She married at Eastham about 1679 Jonathan Higgins (who was the widow of her sister, Elizabeth). They had five children; one son and four daughters (Elizabeth [1680/1-1721, m. Thomas Mayo], Mary [1682/3-p1750, m. James Young], Rebecca [1686-1776, m. Jacob Hurd]& Sarah [1690-p1741, m. William Mitchell])

  1. listed in the Plymouth Colony records between the “1651 Sandwidge Regester of beirths of children” and the “1652 Plymouth Regester of the beirths of theire children” under the heading “These bee the names of Leiftenant Josephth Rogers his children as followeth...”

mtDNA Results

To date, no known mtDNA descendant has publicly revealed where they have mtDNA tested. Anyone who believes they are a mtDNA descendant (in other words, anyone who believes their mother's mother's mother's etc. mother was Hannah) is encourage to take a full mtDNA test and to contact Raymond Wing (email wing DOT genealogist AT gmail DOT com.

References and External Links

Westgate, Alice W.A., rev. by Ann T. Reeves, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, vol. 19 Rogers (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000)

Daniel, Elizabeth S. and Jeanne E. Sawtelle. Thomas Rogers, Pilgrim, and Some of His Descendants, (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1980) published for the Thomas Rogers Society

Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Passenger References (from contemporary records & scholarly journals) Second Edition 2015, Canada [www.stewartbooks.com Stewart Publishing & Printing]

WMGS (western Michigan Genealogy Society) Members' Genealogy

Thomas Rogers Society