Thomas Rogers (1572-1621) was a passenger on the Mayflower. Originally born in Northamptonshire, England, Thomas and his family moved to Holland in 1614 to escape religious persecution. In 1620, Thomas and his 18-year-old son Joseph boarded the Mayflower and set sail for the new world. Upon landing at Provincetown Harbor in November of 1620, Thomas and 40 other passengers signed the Mayflower Compact, the first governing document of Plymouth Colony.
Thomas died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. His name appears on the Pilgrim Memorial Tomb in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
According to Governor William Bradford, “Thomas Rogers died in the first sickness, but his son Joseph was still living, and was married with 6 children. The rest of Thomas Rogers children came over, and were married, and had many children.”
The link between Thomas Rogers and Eric Eastman is as follows: Eric Eastman -Blanche Savilla Jones – Amy Sophronia Whitney – Elizabeth Jane West – Betsy Jane Fish -Horace Fish – Joseph Fish – Nathan Cooper Fish – Joseph Fish – Margaret Woodworth -Joseph Woodworth – Elizabeth Rogers – Thomas Rogers