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.