Robert Rogers Statue on Rogers Island, NY


James Rogers' Homestead site in Dunbarton, New Hampshire



"Site of the second home of James Rogers Father of Major Robert Rogers Built Circa 1749 Original Rogers home in the Great Meadow was burned during Indian raids of 1746" "Dunbarton Historical Society 1964"

April 2005, unmaintained ruins of the cellar of the home.

Sign reads "Home site of Mjr. Robt. Rodgers"

Simulated 1750 log home on site.

By: William Gorman

The Homestead cellar is about 14 ft by 11 ft, which seems very small for a family of at least 8.  The story of the home before this one there was a house and a barn that were burned down.  I suspect that the cellar was only under a small portion of the house and probably used to store supplies.  There are some old stone walls in the area, one just south of the cellar runs east and west.  As there was confusion of the two James Rogers, I believe some historians are confused when it comes to knowing if the James Rogers of Dunbarton, was James Rogers Sr., Jr., or III.  James Rogers Sr. was said to have moved to Bow before his death, I believe James Rogers Jr. was more likely the resident of this home, his son James Rogers III was born in Dunbarton in 1764.   I have drawn into the photo a cabin sized for the cellar on the west side of the cellar is a flat stone which I suspect was the base of the fireplace and drew it in that position.   The Noyes family donated this land to the Town of Dunbarton which in turn leased it to the Dunbarton Historical Society for 100 years.  The start of the trail to the homestead is at GPS coordinates 46 deg. 6.189 N - 71 deg. 34.47 W

The State of Oregon owes it's name to Robert Rogers See Oregon's history page on its name