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Reverend John Rogers Harvard President 1682

May 7, 2009

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Rev John Rogers signature circa 1682

He was chosen the 6th President of Harvard in April 1682, to succeed Urian Oaks, and was inaugurated in 1683. After his death, he was succeeded by Increase Mather.

He graduated at Harvard University in 1649 in theology and medicine, and commenced to practice the latter at Ipswich. But he afterwards became assistant to his father in the church of the same place, and abandoned medicine.

Term of office: 1682-1684

After the death of President Urian Oakes, Increase Mather promptly emerged as the first-choice successor. But Mather was not yet to rule the Harvard roost: his church would not release him from his pastoral obligations. Another candidate was offered the job. He too declined.

Finally in spring 1682, the Governing Boards found a willing choice in John Rogers (1630-1684), who at age 6 had crossed the Atlantic with his parents to settle in New England. Cotton Mather remembered Rogers as a sweet-tempered, genuinely pious, and accomplished gentleman given to long-windedness at daily prayers. With such personal charm and character, Rogers “might well have made a successful president,” in the estimation of Harvard historian Samuel Eliot Morison.

But through no fault of his own, Rogers continued the disruptive trend set in motion during the Hoar administration (1672-1675). Whatever his presidential gifts, Rogers had no chance to display them. Little more than two years after his election, he died most inauspiciously on July 12, 1684 (the day after Commencement; = July 2 in the Julian calendar then used by English colonists), during a total solar eclipse.

John Rogers
President of Harvard University 1682-1684

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rogers_(Harvard)

http://www.harvard.edu/about-harvard/harvard-glance/history-presidency/john-rogers

Birth: Jan. 21, 1630
Coggeshall
Braintree District
Essex, England
Death: Jul. 12, 1684
Ipswich
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

John Rogers, the eldest son of Rev. Nathaniel and Margaret (Crane) Rogers, was baptized at Coggeshall, Essex, England on Jan. 23, 1630 and at the age of six, had crossed the Atlantic with his parents to settle in New England.He graduated at Harvard University in 1649 in theology and medicine, and commenced to practice the latter at Ipswich. But he afterwards became assistant to his father in the church of the same place, and abandoned medicine.

He was chosen the 6th President of Harvard in April 1682, to succeed Urian Oaks, and was inaugurated in 1683. After his death, he was succeeded by Increase Mather.

On Nov. 14, 1660, he married Elizabeth Denison in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Elizabeth outlived her husband by 39 years, passing away at the age of 82, in the year of 1723. She is buried in the Old North Burial Ground in Ipswich.

Elizabeth and John are known to have had the following children.

1. Elizabeth Rogers (1661-1754), m. Col. John Appleton (1652-1739) on Nov. 23, 1681.

2. Margaret Rogers (1663-1720), m. John N. Leverett (Harvard President).

3. Rev. John Rogers (1666-1745), m. Martha Whittingham (1670-1759) on Mar. 4, 1690.

4. Daniel Rogers (1667-1722), m. Sarah Appleton (1671-1755) in 1694.

5. Rev. Nathaniel Rogers (1670-1723), m. Sarah Purkiss (1680-1747) on Oct. 26, 1698.

6. Patience Rogers (1676-1731), m. Benjamin Marston (1650-1719) on Apr. 14, 1696.

Cotton Mather remembered Rogers as a sweet-tempered, genuinely pious, and accomplished gentleman given to long-windedness at daily prayers. With such personal charm and character, Rogers “might well have made a successful president,” in the estimation of Harvard historian Samuel Eliot Morison.

Whatever his presidential gifts, Rogers had little time to display them… two years after his election, he died at the age of 54, on July 12, 1684, the day after Commencement, during a total solar eclipse. (Note: the day after Commencement was July 2 in the Julian calendar then used by English colonists).

Family links:
Parents:
Nathaniel Rogers (1598 – 1655)

Spouse:
Elizabeth Denison Rogers (1642 – 1723)

Children:
Elizabeth Rogers Appleton (1663 – 1754)*
Margaret Rogers Leverett (1664 – 1720)*
John Rogers (1666 – 1745)*
Daniel Rogers (1667 – 1722)*
Nathaniel Rogers (1669 – 1723)*
Patience Rogers Marston (1676 – 1731)*

Sibling:
Margaret Rogers Hubbard (1628 – 1690)*
John Rogers (1630 – 1684)

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
The following Epitaph upon his tombstone, in the burial ground at Cambridge, (of which at this day no traces are visible) is supposed to have been written by one of the students, Dr. Cotton Mather.

Mandatur huic Terroae & Tumulo Humanitatis AErarium, Theologiae Horreurm Optimarum Literarurm Bibliotheca, Rei Medicinalis Systema, Integritatis Domicilium, Fidei Repositorium, Christianae Simplicitatis Exemplar, NOOUCOP MY & ETWV Inoavgos. Se. Domini Reverendissimi D. JOANNIS ROGERSII ‘ROGERSII DOCTISSIMI IPSUIENSIS IN Nov -ANGLICA, FILII DEDHAMENSIS, in veteri Anglia per Orbem. Terrarum. clarissimi, nepotis Collegii Harvardani Lectissimi, ac merito dilectissimi PRESIDIS Pars Terrestior Caelestior, a novis erepta fuit Julii 2d A.D. M.DC.LXXX. IV, AEtatis suae, LIV, Clara est pars restans nobis & quando cadaver. Burial:
Old Burying Ground
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USAEdit Virtual Cemetery info [?]Created by: Kline Lynch
Record added: Dec 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102314999

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102314999

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Edward Blake Parkman @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (MOMA)

May 7, 2009
Artist:
Sarah Goodridge (1788–1853)
Date:
ca. 1825
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
3 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (9.8 x 7.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.204.3
The sitter, Edward Blake Parkman (1818/19-1841), was the son of Daniel Parkman (1794-1841) and Harriet Tilden (1797-1819). A later miniature portrait of him was painted by an unidentified artist.
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Parkman Playground, Jamaica Plain, MA

May 6, 2009

Francis Parkman Playground

| Park Established 1924 |

Revitalize playground, pavilion, entrance, and perimeter.

A photo of Parkman Playground in Roslindale

Parkman Playground is located off Wachusett Street in Jamaica Plain. The park consists of a little league baseball, softball field, and playground.

The field portions of the park were recently revitalized in 2016. The current project includes improvements to the playground, pavilion, entrances and perimeter.

Still have questions? Contact:
PARKS AND RECREATION
1010 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
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BOSTONMA 02118

UNITED STATES

PROJECT LOCATION:
PARKMAN PLAYGROUND
58 WACHUSETT STREET
JAMAICA PLAIN
PROJECT CONTACT:

Nathan Frazee
nathan.frazee@boston.gov
617-635-4505

PROJECT INFORMATION:
  • Project status: Design
  • Construction budget: $1,405,000
  • Project features: Playground, passive use
  • Consultant: Crosby Schlessinger & Smallridge, LLC
  • Contractor: To be determined

UPCOMING EVENTS

COMMUNITY MEETINGS ARCHIVE

We place information on upcoming and previous meetings in the public notices section of Boston.gov. We’ll update this page with meeting information as it becomes available.

 

 

https://www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/improvements-parkman-playground

Parkman Boston Brahmin

May 2, 2009


Samuel Parkman commissioned Gilbert Stuart to paint a full length oil portrait of U.S. President George Washington, which Samuel later gifted to the Town of Boston on the 30th anniversary of the signing of The Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July  1806 where the painting hung in the Faneuil Hall and now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The painting by Gilbert Stuart is of George Washington ,in Dorchester Heights, full-length in uniform, standing by a white horse, holding his bridle in his left hand and his chapeau in his right.


Francis Parkman – American Historian Arthur

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Parkman/a>

george parkman correct likeness of
George Parkman, Sr.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Parkman

George Parkman JR bio


Tristram Coffin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristram_Coffin_(Nantucket)/a>

Parkman
Parkman family

Samuel Parkman (1751-1824): investor

https://parkmangenealogy.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/samuel-parkman-donated-a-paul-revere-bell-to-reverend-ebenezer-parkmans-westborough-church/

https://parkmangenealogy.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/parkman-samuel-u-s-president-george-washington-boston-museum-of-fine-arts/

https://parkmangenealogy.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/samuel-parkman-house-boston/

George Parkman (1790-1849): philanthropist, victim of a highly publicized murder
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Parkman/a>

Francis Parkman Jr. (1823-1893): historian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Parkman/a>

Coffin

Coffin Family

Originally of Newbury and Nantucket:

Robert P. T. Coffin (1892-1955): poet

Francis Parkman Coffin (1891-1956): scientist

 

Peabody

Peabody Family

Wikipedia Link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Brahmin

 

Parkman DNA Database

May 1, 2009

http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/parkman/pats
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pedigree charts

Parkman Progenitors totaling 55,599 ancestors in GEDCOM format with Pedigree Charts and Family Groups click on the ParkmanPAF.paf GEDCOM file uploaded:

https://www.myheritage.com/site-370411831/parkman

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