Hannah, wife of Joseph Rogers (mtDNA)

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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 MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com The Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower DNA Project is willing to pay for mtDNA testing of qualified individuals. For more information contact project administrator: Steve Rogers (steve AT rogersemail DOT net).


For more information see: Westgate, Alice W.A., rev. by Ann T. Reeves, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, vol. 19 Rogers


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 (poss. now Duxbury) 6 Aug 1633. Joseph had eight children[1]: Sarah (1633-1633), Joseph (1635), Thomas (1638), Elizabeth (1639), John (1642), Mary (1644) and Hannah (1648).

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: Beriah, Jonathan, Joseph, Jemima (m. John Mulford, but no children), Hannah (c1672) and Elisha.

Mary Rogers was probably born at Duxbury on 22 Sep 1644. She was living at Barnstable as late as 19 Apr 1718. She married (recorded at Barnstable)[2] 10 Aug 1664 John Finney/Phinney. They had twelve children: John, Melathia (died young), Joseph, Thomas, Ebenezer, Samuel, Mary, Mercy, Reliance, Benjamin, Jonathan and 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: Elizabeth (1680/1), Mary (1682/3), Rebecca (1686) James and Sarah (1690)

Third Generation

Hannah Higgins was born (prob. at Eastham) about 1672 and died there 24 Jan 1731/2. She married about 1699 Nicholas Paine and they had seven children: Thankful (1699/1700), Priscilla (1701), Philip (1704), Lois (1705), Abigail (1707), Hannah (1709 no further record)[3] and Lydia.

Mary Phinney was born Barnstable 3 Sep 1678. She married twice, first Plymouth 29 Oct 1702 John Eastland and second Plymouth 12 Nov 1726 Jonathan Bryant. She only had children by her first husband (John Eastland): Zeruiah (1703), Joseph (1705), Elizabeth (1708), Mary (1710, d. young), Hannah (1712/3 d. young), Jean (1715-1717), Joshua (1718) and Mary (1720 no further record).

Mercy Phinney was born Barnstable 10 Jul 1679. She married there after Jan 1715 Eleazer Crocker and they had (as far as known) only one child: Mercy] (c1717 m. Ebenezer Hatch (III)).

Reliance Phinney was born Barnstable 27 Aug 1681 and died Plymouth 4 Dec 1735. She married Barnstable 27 Dec 1705 John Morton and they had six children: John (1706), Jonathan (1707/8), Josiah (1709/10), (infant daughter) (1711-1711), James (1714) and David (1716). In conclusion, there are no mtDNA descendants of Reliance.

Elizabeth Higgins was born Eastham 11 Feb 1680/1 and died there 4 Nov 1721. She married Eastham 3 Apr 1701 Thomas Mayo (II) and they had seven children: Elizabeth (1702), Thankful (1703/4), Bethsheba (1705), Eliakim (1707), Sarah (1710-1711), Joshua (1712), Mercy (1718/9).

Mary Higgins was born Eastham 22 Jan 1682/3 and died aft 2 Jun 1750. She married Eastham 12 Feb 1706/7 James Young and they had nine children: Phebe (1707), Sarah (1709/10 m. Joshua Crowell), Samuel (1712), Mary (1715), Lydia (1717-1717), Lydia (1718), Hannah (1719/20 m. Reuben Buell), Elizabeth (1723 m. Francis Smalley "3rd") and James (1725)

Rebecca Higgins was born Eastham 30 Nov 1686 and died Colchester, CT 25 Dec 1776. She married Eastham 11 Aug 1715 Jacob Hurd and they had three children: Rebecca (c1718), Jacob (1720) and Elizabeth (c1722 m. Robertson Williams).

Sarah Higgins was born Eastham 18 Oct 1690 and died after 1741. She married Eastham 10 Apr 1717 William Mitchell (II) and they had eight children: James (1718), Tabitha (1720), Mercy] (1722), William (1725), Desire (c1728), Hallett (c1735), Seth (1738) and Betty (1741).

Fourth Generation

Thankful Paine was born Eastham 14 Mar 1699/1700 and died bef Sep 1722.[4] She married Eastham 20 Oct 1720 Jonathan Smith and they had one child: Thankful (1721 m Isaac Hopkins)

Priscilla Paine was born Eastham 16 Oct 1701 and died Middletown, CT 16 Sep 1752. She married Eastham 4 Aug 1726 William Norcott (II) and they had eight children: Ruth (1728, no further record), Josiah (1730), Hannah (1733 m Thomas Loveland [III]), Experience (dau.[5] 1735 no further record), Abner (1738), Priscilla (1739/40 m Malachai Loveland), Nicholas (1741) and Sylvanus (1743).

Lois Paine was born Eastham 29 Sep 1705 and died abt 1728. She married Eastham 22 Apr 1725 Edmund Freeman (IV) and they had one child: Lois (1726 m Jesse Snow).

Abigail Paine was born Eastham 3 Aug 1707 and died and died Eastham (now Wellfleet) aft 1743. She married Eastham 12 Oct 1727 Thomas Higgins "Jr." and they had eight children: Philip (1727), Thomas (1729), Benjamin (1731), Jonathan (1734), Jesse (1736), Thankful (1738 no further record), Sarah (1740 no further record) and Solomon (1743).

Lydia Paine was born Eastham (now Portland) and died Chatham (now Portland), CT 24 Jul 1789. She married Eastham 5 Mar 1729/30 Daniel Young and they had at least four children: Moses (1730), Hannah (1731), Sarah[6] (c1735 m John Payne), (poss.) Elizabeth (c1737), (poss.) Mary (bp 1743), (poss.) Lydia (bp 1746) and (poss.) Daniel.

Zeruiah Eastland was born Plymouth 8 Dec 1703 and died after 12 Sep 1735. She married Dartmouth 12 Jan 1723/4 Barnabas Spooner and they had at least two children: Moses (1725), Jane (1727/8 m William Allen) and possibly a third child who likely died in infancy.

Elizabeth Eastland was born Plymouth 31 Jan 1708 and died bef 20 Dec 1748. She married Dartmouth 7 May 1730 Abraham Taber and they had at least two children: Antipas (c1731) and Rebecca (c1733 m John Bennet)

Mercy Crocker was born Barnstable abt 1717 and died Falmouth 18 Dec 1809. She married Falmouth 26 Oct 1737 Ebenezer Hatch (III) and they had nine children: Eleazer (1740), Jonathan (1742), Lucy (c1745 m William Phinney), Tabitha (c1748 m Matthew Price), Prudence (1751 m Gershom Bearse), Bethia (c1752-1820 m Timothy Crocker), Ruth (c1753 m Moses Hatch), Thankful (m John Bourn) and Moses (1762).

Elizabeth Mayo was born Eastham 1 May 1702 and died Middleborough (Lakeville) 19 Dec 1761. She married Eastham 29 Nov 1739 (as his third wife) Joseph Paddock and they had three children: Elizabeth (1740 m Ephraim Hackett), Margaret (1741 m Micah Bryant [II]) and Bethsheba (1743/4 m Enoch Crowell).

Thankful Mayo was born Eastham 10 Jan 1703/4 and died Middletown, CT aft Nov 1752. She married Eastham 7 Oct 1725 Thomas Rich and they had nine children: Amos (1726), Elizabeth (1728 m 1746/7 [Capt.] Daniel Smith, but no ch.), Mercy (1731 m Richard Morgan [II] but no daus.), Bethiah (1733 m Reuben Cook), Peter (1735), Bathsheba (1737 m John Hellings [etc.]), Sarah (1739/40 m William Bradford), Thomas (1744) and Eliakim (1747).

Bethsheba Mayo was born Eastham 27 Apr 1705 and died aft Nov 1740. She married Boston 8 Jun 1732 James Allen and they had at least three children (Boston): Sarah (1733 no further record), James (1736) and Joshua (1740).

Mercy Mayo was born Eastham 27 Feb 1718/9 and married there 28 Oct 1736 Elkakim/Elkanah Young. They had four children: Thomas (1743), Elkanah (1745), Bathsheba (c1747 m Levi Higgins), and Deborah (c1745-1763).

Phebe Young was born Eastham 3 Jun 1707 and died aft 24 Feb 1787. She married three times, first Truro 18 Feb 1724/5 Judah Dyer, second (prob.) Truro 1743 Nathaniel Atwood and third Truro 27 Dec 1774 Joshua Knowles (no children). By her first husband Phebe had four children: Elijah (1726), Judah (1729), Isaac (1731) and Phebe (1739 m Sylvanus Brown). By her second husband Phebe had two more children: Joshua (1744/5) and Joseph (1748).

Sarah Young was born Truro 2 Feb 1709/10and died aft 1750. She married Truro 18 Jun 1730 Joshua Crowell and they had at least five children: Sarah (bp 1731 poss. m. David Cussen), John (bp 1733), Ruth (bp 1735 no further record), Joshua (1738) and Edward (bp 1740).

Mary Young was born Truro 25 Mar 1715 and died there 19 Sep 1788. She married twice, first Truro 28 May 1734 Reuben Kelley then Truro 30 Nov 1744 Robert Newcomb. By her first husband she had one child: Reuben (1735). By her second husband she had four more children: David (1747), Abigail (1749 m Samuel Hinckley [IV]), Mary (1752 m John Cook) and Robert (1759).

Lydia Young (1718) m John Rich

Hannah Young (1719/20) m. Reuben Buell

Elizabeth Young (1723) m Francis Smalley "3d"

Rebecca Hurd was born (prob.) Harwich abt 1718 and died Colchester, CT aft Jul 759. She married twice, first East Haddam, CT 10 Jul 1744 James Brainerd and second Colchester, CT 4 Sep 1752 John Rowley. By her first husband she had three children: Abigail (1745 m Luther Hunt), James (1746) and Ichabod (1749). By her second husband she had four children: Joseph (1753), Mindwell (1755 m Peter Turner), Mary (1757 m Amos Miner) and Seth (1759).

Elizabeth Hurd was born (prob.) Harwich abt 1722and died aft 1763. She married Chatham (now East Haddam), CT 21 Apr 1743 Robertson/Robinson Williams and they had at least ten children: Jonathan (1743/4), Abigail (1745-1746), Solomon (1748) Lydia (1750 m Jonathan Deveraux), Mary (1753 m Asa Chapman), Robinson (1756), Elizabeth (1758 no further record), Rachel (1761 m Absalom Early [II]) and Eunice (1763 unk. if marr.)

Tabitha Mitchell was born Chatham 19 Jul (1720 and died aft 1766. She married Dartmouth 15 Jan 1737/8 Joseph Burgess and they had nine children: Elizabeth (1738 m Ephraim Lander), Benjamin (1740), Luther (1742), Joseph (1745), Phebe (1747 m Gamaliel Handy), Tabitha (1749 no further record), Thomas (1752), Patience (1760 n.f.r.), and Ruth (1766 n.f.r.).

Mercy Mitchell was born Chatham 4 May 1722 and died Dartmouth 6 Feb 1802. She married Dartmouth 16 Dec 1743 Nathaniel Jenney and they had eight children: Sarah (1744 m Benjamin Kempton), Agnes (1747-1763 unm.), Elizabeth (1749/50 m Elkanah Hathaway), Rebecca (1752 unm.), Parnel "Nellie" (c1765 m Joseph Whitfield), Israel (son 1755), Lydia (c1759 m Roger Hammond) and Weston (1768).

Desire Mitchell was born Dartmouth abt 1728 and died New Bedford 19 Feb 1820. She married Dartmouth 14 Feb 1750 Jethro Jenney and they had at least five children: Jethro (1751), Silas (1753), Lettice (c1757-1776 unm.), Deborah (bp1761 m Richard Wrightington), (poss.) Jane (1765 m Charles Stetson [II]), (poss.) Sarah (bp1768 poss. m. Asa Hammond) and Jahaziel (son, 1770).

Betty Mitchell was born Dartmouth 22 Mar 1741 and died Plymouth aft 26 Mar 1788. She married (int. Dartmouth and Plymouth) 22 Sep 1759 William Ryder "Junr." and they had one child: Hallet (1760).

  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...”
  2. It is possible they were married in Eastham, where all the other Rogers children were married.
  3. This is NOT the Hannah Paine who married Truro 1736 Joshua Snow.
  4. Widow remarried 15 Sep 1722.
  5. Thomas Rogers Society genealogy database called Experience a male, but the original Marshfield, MA VRs clearly called her a daughter.
  6. Not listed as a child in the Thomas Rogers Society Genealogy database.

mtDNA Results

To date, no known matrilineal (all female line) descendant has publicly revealed where they have mtDNA tested. Anyone who believes they are a matrilineal 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 MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com. In addition, the Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower DNA Project is willing to pay for mtDNA testing of qualified information. For details contact project administrator, Steve Rogers (steve AT rogersemail DOT net)

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 Increasings From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, Second edition 1995, 1996. pp. 87-90
  • 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