Colonel John Rodgers - Newark, Delaware
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 41.913 W 075° 42.582
18S E 439154 N 4394540
Quick Description: Grave of a Revolutionary War veteran at the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery near Newark, Delaware.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2015 10:48:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMNHQG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
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Long Description:
John Rodgers served in the Revolutionary War as a colonel. He was an entrepreneur and owned a tavern in Havre de Grace, Maryland. He also operated a lucrative ferry business across the Susquehanna River. He was married to Elizabeth Reynolds, the daughter of a prominent pastor of this church. They had nine children, five sons and four daughters. One of their sons, John, was instrumental in the foundation of the U.S. Navy. He became admiral and along with eight other descendents of John and Elizabeth who also became admirals in the Navy.
Location type: Single Grave

Date of Death: 4/10/1791

Cause of death: Died in Battle

Grave Marker Text:
In memory of Col. JOHN RODGERS who departed this life April 10th A.D. 1791 in the 66th year of his age


Ranks:
Colonel


Date of Birth: Not listed

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