ROGERS, AMANDA GUTHRIE (1854 ~ 1938). Confederate widow Amanda Rogers was born on April 11, 1854 in Hays County, Texas. She was born to Marion Gathrie of Tennessee and Margaret Dobbs of Mississippi.
She married Confederate veteran James Asa Rogers in 1875. According to pension records, he served in the "Reserve Corps" during the Civil War and was discharged at Bastrop, Texas. It is uncertain where the "Reserve Corps" was stationed or what its function may have been. Some records indicate that a Texas Reserve Corps was attached to the Department of the Gulf and its members served as prison guards. It was only in existence for six months until the War ended.
James Rogers was born in Missouri in 1846.
The couple had eight children named Asa Rogers, Jerry B. Rogers, William Rogers, Mrs. Inez Gold, Mrs. Edwin Quinn, Mrs. Vida Chriswell, Mrs. Mollie Epps, and Robert Rogers.
Rogers entered the Confederate Women's Home on December 5, 1929 from the Confederate Men's Home after her husband's death on November 30, 1929.
She died on December 31, 1938 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.