Daniel Rogers Papers, 1794-1885
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Quantity: 1 box (0.25 cubic ft.))
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Purchase; Frances Edwards, 1947
Processed By: New York State Library, Manuscripts and Special Collections

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Biographical Note

Daniel Rogers (ca. 1764-1859), the son of Ezekiel Rogers (ca. 1740-1785) and Eva Wiltsie Rogers (1743-?), owned and operated a saw mill and grist mill in Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York. He also was a supplier to the American army during the Revolutionary War.

He and his wife, Anna Grinnell (Grinnold? Grinnod?), were the parents of Daniel D. Rogers (1794-1875) and Henry D. Rogers (1808-1889).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of several papers relating to the saw mill and grist mill operations of the Rogers Mill Company, 1794-1866, including receipts, orders, and account and inventory sheets. Also included are an inventory of the estate of Daniel Rogers, deeds and agreements relating to land in the Saratoga and Kayaderosseras patents and in Lansingburgh and Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York. and West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Revolutionary War claims shed a light on the kinds of material and services individuals provided for the Continental Army.

Box and Folder List

Box Folder Contents
    Grist Mill and Saw Mill
1 1
  1. “A Statement and schedule of transactions of the Rogers Mill Company,” 1794-1849. Plus a partial (1832-1849), slightly different, statement.
  2. Deed. Daniel Rogers to John Hart for part ownership of two grist mills, November 1, 1808.
  3. Original contract and survey of the Rogers Mill Co., 1809 (2 items)
  4. Mill owners’ agreement for building a dam, September 1, 1828. Signed by Daniel Rogers, John Hart, Foster Whitford, and Orison Whitford.
  5. Deed. John Hart to Daniel D. Rogers for part ownership of a saw mill in Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, July 15, 1829. Document is stitched together with thread on the three folds of the sheet of paper.
  6. Quit-claim Deed. Daniel Rogers and wife, Anna, to Daniel D. Rogers, all from the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, March 13, 1846.
  7. Lease between Henry D. Rogers and his wife, Eliza, of the first part, and Daniel D. Rogers, of the second part, all from the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, to farm, March 13, 1846. The lease notes that a saw mill stands on the property.
1 2 Accounts, 1809-1866, and miscellaneous papers, including
  1. “An Account of Moneys, Materials, Labor and Maters [sic] relating to differences between Daniel D. Rogers and Gillman Bush, 1844-1849. 12p.
  2. “An account of David D. Rogers Against the Estate of Reuben H. Hart, Deceased,” 1814-1852. 2p.
  3. “Grist Mill Account … [with] Gillman Bush,” 1843-1847
  4. “A Statement and Account of Moneys, Labour and Materials furnished by D. Rogers for Mill company in building the Grist Mill in 1809, 1810 and 1811.” 1p. Plus a slightly different account. 1p.
  5. List of names of people with unsettled and settled blacksmith accounts, ca. 1818. 2p. Plus a second, slightly different, list. 2p.
  6. Copy of letter to Postmaster General re: contract with Samuel Morison [Morrison?]; dated: Rogers Mills, July 14, 1820
    Material Other Than Mill Papers
1 3 Accounts, bills and orders, promissory notes, receipts and miscellaneous accounts, 1800-1864 (ca. 79 items)
1 4 Hudson and Delaware Canal – Montgomery and Rogers (ca. 43 items), including
  1. Receipts from Montgomery Rogers and Company (aka Rogers & Montgomery, Montgomery & Rogers), 1810-1827
  2. List of goods and services purchased by Rogers and Linendoll April-June 1826
  3. Debit list related to the Prescott & Sherman company, which was located on Long Wharf in New Haven, Connecticut, November 1802-January 1803
1 5 Taxes
  1. Assessment for 1816, Stillwater (fragment)
  2. Tax list: Trustees of Dist. No. 1 in Stillwater and Saratoga
1 6 Miscellaneous surveys
  1. Kayaderosseras patent. Part of Lot 8, of 9th General Allotment. Lot distinguished by letter D in Saratoga County, n.d.
  2. Survey and map of Ephraim & Volney Newland’s wood lots in Stillwater and part of Lot No. 17 in Saratoga patent, 1838
  3. Description of Linindoll (Linendoll?) Lot on Pine Plains in Stillwater; with map, n.d.
  4. Plan of D Newland wood lot, n.d.
  5. Survey of Joseph Liggetts’s lot, n.d. Note on the survey: “Corrected from the first survey.”
  6. Survey bill of Road District No. 25, Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, n.d.
  7. Copy of the survey of the saw mill lot in the Town of Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York, on the east side of Saratoga Lake
  8. Description of north part of mill lot, n.d.
  9. Survey bill and plot of Lewis Burt’s wood lot; surveyed by Daniel D. Rogers, 1856; includes map
  10. Plot and survey of farm in possession of Isaac Fiske, n.d.; includes map
  11. 2 maps

One map is drawn on the back of a printed form for a “letters patent” for “a new and useful improvement in the mode of constructing a CHURN, for the manufacturing of Butter, call the “BOX CHURN …” dated 1829; no illustration of churn; names on the map: Livingston, Zabriskie, Van Rensselaer

One map is drawn on the back of two lists of names; each name has some monetary notation next to it. Includes the note: “Stake shown by Cooper in 1833”

  1. Note: “Surveyed from Stephen B. Lovejoy to Prescott Sherman … October 21, 1831. Neither map nor survey attached to note.
  2. Survey of “White Store [?] on the east side of the highway opposite to Hayes [?] Mills …,” n.d. (fragment)
  3. Business card: Clothing Emporium/A.W. Morrison,/Front-Street Upper Village,/Saratoga Springs./Also a general assortment of Boots and Shoes/made to order
1 7 Inventory of Daniel Rogers’s estate, n.d. 1p.
1 8 Broadside. The Sanitorium, Dansville, N.Y. Menu (breakfast), October 1, 1885. “The Only Absolutely Fire Proof Health Institution in the World.” Includes lithograph of the exterior and surroundings of the institution. Proprietors: J.H. Jackson, M.D., E.D. Leffingwell, M.D., Albert Leffingwell, M.D., W.E. Leffingwell.
1 9 Miscellaneous Deeds and Agreements

 

  1. Agreement between Isaac Howland and Samuel Howland, both of the Town of Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York, re: the purchase of the farm that had been owned by their late father, Jonathan Howland, October 6, 1832
  2. Agreement between Daniel D. Rogers of the first part and William P. Ostrander and Tobias C. Patterson of the second part, all of the Town of Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York, to purchase land in Northumberland, Saratoga County, Kayaderosseras Patent. April 1, 1850 [1851?]
  3. Quit-claim deed from David Rogers of the Town of Ballston, Saratoga County, New York, to Daniel Rogers of the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, for part of lot D in sub-division of Lot 7, 9th General Allotment of Kayaderosseras Patent, Town of Stillwater, September 5, 1808
  4. Deed of Samuel Hunter and his wife, Mary, to Thomas Haskins, all of the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, for part of Lot 7 in the Saratoga Patent. August 30, 1808 (printed form)
  5. Agreement by Beriah Palmer, Seth Baldwin, Henry Walton (commissioners to partition the land of Peter R. Kissam) to sell to James Greene of the Town of Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York, for north part of Lot D in Lot 2 in the subdivision of Lot No. 7 in 9th General Allotment of Kayaderosseras Patent; also, Lot D in Lot 2 in subdivision of Lot 9 in Kayaderosseras Patent, September 1, 1808. 5p.
  6. Deed between Ephraim Child and his wife, Polly, and Daniel Rogers, all of the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, for land in Northumberland, Kayaderosseras Patent, January 18, 1816 (printed form)
  7. Deed between Nathan Sage and his wife, Polly, “of the town and county of Oswego,” New York, to Stephen C. Noble of the Town of Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York, for Lot No. 8 in the 3rd Division of Lansingburgh, October 10, 1823 (printed form)
  8. Mortgage deed between Daniel D. Rogers of the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, and Stephen C. Noble of Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York, for Lot No. 8 in the 3rd Division of Lansingburgh, January 21, 1829 (printed form)
  9. Lease between Elizabeth Bennett of the Town of Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York, to David Weston of the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, for land in Stillwater (bordering on the property of Daniel Rogers), July 1829. Not signed (printed form)
  10. Deed between Stephen Hull and his wife, Sibyl, of the City of Albany, Albany County, New York, and William Van Buren of the Town of West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, for land in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, May 1, 1830 (printed form)
  11. Warrantee deed between John Linendoll, Jr., and his wife, Hannah, of the Town of Fort Edward, Washington County, New York, of the first part, and Daniel D. Rogers and Henry D. Rogers, of the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, of the second part, for part of Lot 7 in the Saratoga Patent, March 9, 1833
  12. Common warrantee deed between John Sheffer, Philip Sheffer, Martin Sheffer and Jonas Sheffer of the first part and Daniel D. Rogers of the second part, all of the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga County. Release, November 17, 1845
Last Updated: September 3, 2019