Biographical Sketch of Isaac L. Rogers
Rogers, Isaac L., Middlebury, was born in Clinton county, N. Y., on June 27, 1845. His parents were Robert and Abigail (Allen) Rogers. He came with his parents to Addison county, Vt., in 1852, and settled in the town of Orwell, Addison county, Vt., where he conducted a lumber and saw-mill for some years. He afterwards came to Middlebury, Addison county, Vt. Mr. Rogers died in January 1884. Isaac L. Rogers was educated in the common schools; was brought up to farming until reacing the age of twenty, when he learned the carpenter and joiners’ trade, and also acquired some knowledge of cabinet-making,at Concord, N. H., where he worked for ten years. He was foreman in the wood department of the Concord axle shop for nearly five years. He was married in April, 1868, to Lucy M. Ford. They have had one son born to them — Charles F., born on May 13, 1880. He returned to Middlebury, Vt., in the fall of 1876, and purchased the Yale place of fifty acres, on which he has resided since. He also owns forty acres south of the town, and very nicely located in the suburbs of Middlebury, Vt. He is a successful farmer, and was instrumental in forming the Baptist Society in Middlebury, Vt.; was a member of the building committee, and has been a church official ever since.