|Statue of my 10th Great Grandfather in Salem, MA|
Roger Conant was born in 1592 in England. He came to America and founded Salem, Massachusetts (then called Naumkeag) in 1626 where he was also the first governor of the town. No, he had nothing to do with the Salem Witch Trials which took place in 1692 because Roger Conant died in 1679.
You can read more about him here.