Lincoln Rogers was born in 1741 in Amity, Pennsylvania, the son of Rogers Rogers, said to be of 'Welsh Quaker stock', and Mary Robson, whose first husband was Mordecai Lincoln. Lincoln Rogers' twin sister, Rebecca, married a George Nagel. [Lincoln Herald, Volume 100, 1998]
A 'sea-faring' nephew, Joseph Nagel, later published a journal in which he wrote:
Here I understood I had an uncle living within eighteen miles at a place call'd Moco. He was a twin brother of my mother, who listed for a soldier when America was under the Crown of England, and when discharged, settl’d in Moco and owned two cotton farms. His name was Linkcorn Rogers. I was informed he died about twelve month before I arrived in Demerara, but he left two sons living on his farms. I rought them a letter, but before I receiv'd an answer we sail'd for England. I saw a letter that he rought to my mother before he died. The reason I mention this in my book is, having a great number of relations through the States, that it might give them some satisfaction in hearing what became of him and where his family remains.
This suggests that Rogers might have served during some part of the Seven Years War [1756-63]. In 1785 he was one of twenty-five plantation owners in Demerara who signed a petition to the Directors of the Dutch West India Company.
On 3 August 1788, along with an Andrew Shanks, he was baptised into the New Church (the body which followed the mystical writings of Emanuel Swedenborg) by James Glen, a fellow plantation owner.
In 1798 plantation Nog Eens belonged to the 'heirs of Rogers'. There was also plantation Clonbrook, which belinged to 'T Rogers' and a plantation on the Pomeroon coast belonging to a William Rogers.