Rogers, Samuel W.
Born: 1806-XX-XX Charlestown, New Hampshire
Died: 1878-04-17 Charlestown, New Hampshire
Flourished: Quincy, Illinois
A physician by training, Rogers arrived in Quincy, Illinois, in 1829, becoming one of the first doctors in the area. When the Illinois General Assembly incorporated Quincy as a town in 1834, Rogers was among the first trustees. He was among the organizers of Bodley Lodge of Quincy in 1834, the oldest Masonic lodge in the state. A Democrat, Rogers became postmaster of Quincy in 1845, holding that position until 1849. In 1849, he left with a party for California in search of gold. In 1850, he presided over a meeting that organized the Adams County Medical Society, becoming a vice-president of the organization. In 1860, he was practicing medicine in Quincy and owned real estate valued at $36,000 and had a personal estate of $3,000.
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