Paul Rogers was born 1752 and died in 1818. He was a Quaker, and belong to a group more properly called the Society of Friends. The Quakers were a sect known for their independence and devotion to hard work and had established small colonies throughout the more rural parts of New England. He was a very productive clockmaker who worked at his trade for nearly forty years. A few notable apprentices to Paul include his son Abner (1777-1809), Reuben Brackett (1761-1867), and John Taber (1796-1859).