|Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution|
American Revolutionary War Patriot
In May 1777, 16-year old Rogers enlisted for an eight-month tour of duty as a private in Captain Peck's Company, Colonel Roger Enos' Regiment of the Connecticut Militia. Rogers served seven months of this tour when illness forced him to return home. He re-enlisted for short terms until the end of the war, his last tour of two months, beginning in January 1781.
Following the war, Samuel Rogers lived in New York. In 1839 he made his first journey to Wisconsin, where he purchased 80 acres of land in the Town Lafayette, Walworth County. He returned to New York in 1841 and came back to Wisconsin in 1847, moving to Winchester on March 1, 1848.
Sam Rogers died in Winchester on September 10, 1852, at age 92. He is buried in the Town of Winchester Cemetery. The grave is located southwest of Winchester (Larson) and can be found going south from the intersection of Highway 110, Highway 150, and County Highway W-about one mile to Grandview Road. Turn right (west) on Grandview and travel .3 mile. The cemetery and a large state Historic Marker to Rogers is on the right adjacent to the road. Rogers gravesite is located almost in the center. It is marked by a upright family marker. There is a bronze plaque about Rogers attached to the marker.
GPS coordinates -- N44.13438° ; W088.67543°
(Portions reprinted from Solders of the American Revolution Buried in Wisconsin by Robert G. Carroon, who was Curator of Research Collections for the Milwaukee Country Historical Society in 1975.)