William Morgan Rogers

Male3 June 1846–1 January 1911

Brief Life History of William Morgan

When William Morgan Rogers was born on 3 June 1846, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, his father, James Gasaway Rogers, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Fields, was 33. He married Mary Elizabeth Anderson on 2 March 1871, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kimberly, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Bangor, Blount, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1907. He died on 1 January 1911, in Blount, Alabama, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Hayden, Blount, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Morgan Rogers
Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Marriage: 2 March 1871
James Peter Rogers
Joseph Thomas Rogers
William B. Rogers
Elijah Berton Rogers
Lucy Jane Rogers
Robert Frederick Rogers

Sources (21)

  • William M Rodgers in household of James G Rodgers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William M Rogers, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Wm. Rogers, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1871Jefferson, Alabama, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 17

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


    Age 19

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): variant of Roger , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie ).

    History: Thomas Rogers (c. 1587–1621), born in London, England, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. He died during the first winter at Plymouth Colony, but his son Joseph survived and married, and was later joined in MA by his brother John. This name was subsequently brought to North America independently by many different bearers.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Pvt. William Morgan Rogers, Company D, 12th Alabama Cavalry, Confederate States Army

    Pvt. William Morgan Rogers, Company D, 12th Alabama Cavalry. Rogers was born in Morris, Jefferson County, Alabama in 1846. He enlisted in March 1864 in Decatur, Alabama and served until the end of t …

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