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Alton Rogers

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Alton E. Rogers
Born 1930s.
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Alton Rogers served in the Vietnam War
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Born in a small town located on the picturesque Oregon coast. A descendant of more than 30 early 17th century English colonial paternal and maternal New England families.

Entered the US Navy in 1955 and remained with that service in uniform and in Navy federal (civil) service for over 46 years, retiring in 2001. Twenty year Navy military career spent mostly somewhere in Asia on numerous ships and ashore in Japan, Korea and Vietnam (the later two countries were in USN advisory groups to local forces). Throughout my Navy career was involved in the support of Naval ships, submarines and aircraft. Married a lady in Japan in 1958 and 2018 marked our 60th anniversary. Had service with three military organizations in the Vietnam combat zone between 1967-1973, including a year (1970-71) as a US Navy advisor to the Vietnam Navy, receiving the US Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Device for that service. Retired as a Navy Chief Petty Officer in Hawaii in 1975. Then began a 26 year Navy civil service career there working at Navy ship and submarine facilities in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and later in Washington state, Japan, and in the Los Angeles area, from where I retired in 2001 as a Navy senior Logistics Engineer. Now residing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in a small city located between Seattle Washington and the British Columbia border. Lived in Hawaii for many years and still enjoy returning there on vacation whenever possible.

After retirement in 2001 began spending much of the time researching paternal and maternal ancestry which was quite extensive in English colonial families. Started working in a site in Ancestry-Rootsweb and by 2008 had entered over 50,000 names from my own ancestry including those associated family members and associated families.

About 30 of key colonial ancestral families were in America by 1650. Among interesting findings during a 7 year (2001-8) research period was that my parent's ancestries both go back to the earliest days of America - my father's immigrant ancestor arrived in 1635 and that my mother had three Mayflower ancestors - Isaac Allerton through his daughter Mary, Richard More through his daughter Susannah, and William White through his son Resolved. Another finding was that Richard More was a "gateway ancestor" - 17th century English immigrant with noble ancestry, as was another early 17th century immigrant ancestor, Rev. William Skepper.

Per Richardson, More and Skepper together have well-documented and extensive noble ancestry numbering in the thousands, with royalty and nobility from ancient Britain and Ireland, and all over Europe, including all English kings from William I to Edward III. Spent many years researching the ancestry of More and Skepper, relying primarily on Richardson's works which are cited in this profile, creating files numbering over 1500 pages. (More and Skepper have so much noble ancestry that I could only document the most illustrious.) Examples are: More and Skepper ancestral lines for the ancient nobility of Britain and Ireland: More - 37 primary lines, Skepper - 16 primary lines; Norman ancestors at Hastings 1066: More - 24 lines, Skepper - 32 lines (10 lines similar between them); Magna Carta Surety Barons 1215: More - 4 lines, Skepper - 13 lines (2 lines similar between them); Counselors to King John at Magna Carta in 1215 as noted in the Magna Carta Preamble: More - 3 lines, Skepper - 5 lines.

My grandfather Lewis A. Rogers had researched his Rogers ancestry (ancestor James Rogers came to America in 1635) before 1910 which was the year he joined the Sons of the American Revolution, of which I am still a member, having twelve paternal/maternal ancestors who fought in the American Revolution, per SAR and DAR records. This in addition to having three ancestors who had colonial war service as provincial militia members in the French and Indian Wars of the 1750-60s per the General Society of Colonial Wars.

And while doing Mayflower ancestor research in Wikipedia it was found that many Wikipedia articles for Mayflower passengers were not well written or not written at all in the case of ancestors Richard More, William White, his son Resolved, his father-in-law the historic William Vassall and Mary Allerton's husband the historic Thomas Cushman Sr. As part of this review, research was also initiated into the historic French/English Vassall family in the ancestry of Resolved White's wife Judith. After that, began a two year review (2012-14) of all Wikipedia articles (or for those needing articles) for all Mayflower passengers and persons of note in early Plymouth Colony. This also included articles on the first four ships out to Plymouth from England in 1620-23 - Mayflower (including a separate article for its historic Captain, Christopher Jones), Fortune, Anne and Little James and their passenger lists. In the end, new or updated information was provided for about 70 Wikipedia articles. This project took most of my time and required suspension of all of my Wikitree projects from about 2013 until coming back to it in early 2015.

At present am entering into WikiTree, Mayflower and other early colonial ancestral genealogy as well as Magna Carta, Anglo-Norman and other significant ancient noble British and European ancestral lines.

Am an active member of the Washington state Mayflower Society. Mayflower- related genealogy work was recognized by Certificates of Appreciation received from the Washington Society on March 30, 2014 and also on July 19, 2015.

Alton Rogers

  • First-hand information. Entered by Alton Rogers at registration.

Resources from files

Note: These links are no longer available due to reconfiguration. But majority of those listed in the Ancestry links are available in WikiTree.

  • link of over 50,000 entries (2001-2008) to extensive documentation on many of my ancestral families, much of the significant lineage of which has been transferred to WikiTree:

  • link of almost 800 entries (2001-2008) in the ancestry of my step-father John M. Pippett and his English ancestral Pippett/Pippitt family. Much of the significant lineage, including that of his Espe, Wallace, Sims and Boone (family of the historic Daniel Boone) ancestors, has been transferred to WikiTree:

Mayflower - Allerton, More & White

  • Mayflower Society record for Richard More
  • Mayflower Society record for William White
  • Mayflower Society record for Isaac Allerton
  • Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Volume 13 William White, pub. GSMD 2006
  • Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Volume 15 James Chilton - Richard More, pub. GSMD 1997
  • Wrote this Wikipedia article for Richard More:

  • Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Volume 17 Isaac Allerton, pub. GSMD 1998
  • Re-wrote this Wikipedia article for Isaac Allerton:

Puritan Great Migration resource

  • Robert Charles Anderson; The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, pub. 1995, three volumes.

The American Genealogist resources

  • The Skepper Family. The American Genealogist Whole Number 78, Vol. XX, No. 2, October 1943.
  • Notes on the Hollingsworth, Hunter, More and Woodbury Families of Salem, Mass. The American Genealogist Vol. 40, No. 2, April 1964.
  • The ancestry of Joan Legard, grandmother of the Rev. William Skepper/Skipper of Boston, Massachusetts. The American Genealogist Whole Number 275, Vol. 69, No. 3, July 1994.
  • The English Origin of the Hunter and Hollingsworth families of Salem, Massachusetts - in-laws of Richard More of the Mayflower. The American Genealogist Whole No. 312, Vol. 78, No. 4, October 2003 (pub. March 2004).
  • The English origin and kinship of Mayflower passengers William White and Dorothy (May) Bradford of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The American Genealogist Whole No. 354, Vol. 89, No. 2, April 2017.
  • The English origin and kinship of Mayflower passengers William White and Dorothy (May) Bradford of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The American Genealogist Whole No. 355, Vol. 89, No. 3, July 2017.
  • The origin of Mayflower Passenger Susanna (Jackson) (White) Winslow. The American Genealogist Whole No. 356, Vol. 89, No. 4, October 2017.

Ancient ancestral genealogical resources

  • Douglas Richardson; Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, pub. 2004, one volume 945 pages.
  • Douglas Richardson; Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, pub. 2005, one volume 1098 pages.
  • Douglas Richardson; Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd ed. pub. 2011, four volumes.
  • Douglas Richardson; Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, pub. 2013, five volumes.
  • Frederick Lewis Weis; Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th edition, pub. 2004.
  • Frederick Lewis Weis; The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 5th edition, pub. 1999.

19th-20th century family genealogical resources

  • George Woolworth Colton; 1644-1911, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Quartermaster George Colton. Pub. 1912. Reprint 2015.
  • Ellery Bicknell Crane; Genealogy of the Crane Family. Volume II. Descendants of Benjamin Crane, of Wethersfield, Conn. Pub. 1900. Reprint 2015.
  • Joseph Thompson Dodge, PhD.; Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County Mass. 1629-1894 (1898), pub. 1894 - update 1898. Reprint Dodge Family Association.
  • Robert Livingston Dodge; Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County Mass. and Allied Families 1898-1998. Pub. 1998. Dodge Family Association.
  • Wynn Cowan Fairfield; Descendants of John Fairfield of Wenham. Vol. 1 First Five Generations with an appendix on Fairfield Families in England. 1953. Reprint.
  • Lucius H. Hallock; A Hallock Genealogy, 1866/1906/1926. CD 2002.
  • Ira B. Peck; A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Joseph Peck who emigrated with his family to this country in 1638. Pub. 1868. Reprint 2008.
  • James Swift Rogers; James Rogers of New London, CT., and his descendants. Boston 1902. Reprint 2012.
  • Andrew Henshaw Ward; Genealogical History of The Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice. Pub. 1858. Reprint 1990. Additionally, a 110 page Supplement to 1858, The Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, was published by the Edmund Rice (1638) Assn Inc. in 1967.

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Just checking that you saw my email about George Reed before I add biography, sources and and connect his parents. Same applies to sister Clara Marie who also married an Ellsworth. It will take some research to see if the Ellsworth spouses were also related. See Amos


posted by Kay Sands
many thanks for your help Alton - very kind f you to take the time for me - Jeremy
posted by Jeremy Stroud
Hello Alton,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Thanks for writing. The following is pretty much what my Scottish Clans profile tag says -

per Richardson and others, from my 'gateway ancestors' Mayflower passenger Richard More and 1630's English immigrant William Skepper, I have ancient Scottish noble ancestry from the Medieval era and much earlier. Some ancestral clans are Brus (Bruce), Campbell, Dunbar, Galloway, Hunter, MacAlpine and Moubray (Mowbray).

Am much interested in going forward on the Scottish Clans Team.

Thanks Alton

posted by Alton Rogers
Alton, please see discussion at Peck-105.
posted by Ellen Smith
Could we edit the Battle of Hastings - 1066 to indicate this book is available on

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700

posted by Beryl Meehan
Hi Alton, you may notice on your activity feed that I've added the Mayflower Project as co-manager on some of your Winslow profiles. Please continue to manage those profiles as you normally would. There are aspects like merging that are much easier for a real member to do than a project.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
WOW!! Thank you for your dedication to our Family History!! I am also a family member via our 9th GREAT Grandparents Resolved and Judith. I would be honored to read your publication of our history. Thank you so much for all you are doing to be a Contribution. Blessings, Renee L. Malloy-116
posted by Renee Malloy Esq
Hello, Alton,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Military and War Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Alton,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Military and War Project, and we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

If you wish to remain, please let us know how you have been contributing to the tasks and goals of the project or any of its sub-projects recently, it would be very helpful to the leaders.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things and remove you from the project. You will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you,

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi Alton, there's a merge pending on John Phinney (Phinney-575) and John Phinney (Phinney-460) that could use your attention. When you have a moment, could you approve that merge, please?

Thanks, Bobbie

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Alton,

I haven’t heard back from you about the break up of the United Kingdom Project. I hope all is well with you. I assume you don’t wish to join any of the country-level projects at present, and will go ahead and remove the United Kingdom badge. If you wish to join England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland in the future, you would be most welcome to do so via the respective G2G sign-up post.

Many thanks for all your contributions,

Susie :-)

posted by Susie MacLeod
Hello, Alton,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi Alton,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


posted by Susie MacLeod

Alton is 18 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 19 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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