William Sumpter Rodgers

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William S.
Co. E 7
S. C. Cav.
C. S. A.
Full Name: William Sumpter Rodgers
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 3 (B)
Row:A  Number:34
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: January 26, 1849 
Died: February 12, 1941 
Burial Date: February 12, 1941 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Alabama 
Occupation: Merchant 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1897 
Residence: San Atonio, Texas 
Admitted To Home: November 15, 1936 
Religion: Presbyterian 
Regiment: 7th South Carolina Cav. 

RODGERS, WILLIAM SUMPTER (1849~1941) William Sumpter Rodgers was born on January 26, 1849 in Lauderdale County, Alabama to Garrett L. Rodgers, of Virginia, and Mary Frances Sumpter, of Alabama.

During the Civil War, Rodgers fought for Company E of the Seventh South Carolina Cavalry. He was detailed as a messenger for a "General Gardener" and a "General Winder" for a number of months in 1864 and 1865.

In 1897, he moved to Texas and settled in San Antonio where he was a merchant. On November 15, 1936, due to old age, Rodgers was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin.

He lived in the Home for five years until his death on February 12, 1941 and was buried the same day at the Texas State Cemetery.

Information taken from Confederate Home Roster and Death Certificate and other Texas State Cemetery file materials.

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