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Ben S. Rogers Benjamin Sion Rogers
Full Name: Benjamin Sion "Ben" Rogers
Date of birth: April 9, 1850
Date of death: July 22, 1911

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 47 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington
H 47 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington
H 48 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Burleson, Lee, Washington
(1) District 47 composed of Washington county; district 48 (Porter) composed of Washington, Burleson, and Lee counties; district 49 (Mundine) composed of Burleson and Lee counties; 22nd Legislature, 1 C.S., chapter 21. General Laws of the State of Texas.
(2) District 47, Washington County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) District 48, Washington, Burleson, and Lee counties. Texas Legislative Manual.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Washington—Ben F. Rogers [sic]. House Journal. 25th R.S.
  • 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., v. 1, 8/11/1911, p. 162. Death date 7/22/1911. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Death of Ben S. Rogers," Brenham Banner, 7/27/1911, p. 5, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "Died at his home in Independence last Saturday afternoon (7/22/1911), after a long illness, Hon. Ben S. Rogers . . . He held the position of county attorney; and represented this county in the State legislature." Interment in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Ben S. Rogers, p. 147. Born 4/9/1850 in Sharon, Mississippi. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Benjamin Sion Rogers, death date 7/22/1911 or 7/23/1911 in Washington County. Several applications of widow Mrs. Mattie Rogers of Washington County, marriage date 12/4/1888 in Washington County; none granted. Ben S. Rogers (application date 2/26/1926), Ben Sion Rogers (application date 7/2/1929), and Benjamin S. Rogers (application date 10/19/1933), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Ben S. Rogers, Brenham, Washington County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Death notice, "Death Claims Ben S. Rogers: Former Member of the Legislature Expires at Independence," San Antonio Express, 7/23/1911, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Death date 7/22/1911. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Benjamin Sion Rogers, husband of Mattie Rogers. Washington County, Texas - Military: Confederate Pension Applications. Washington County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ben S. Rogers, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben S. Rogers, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben S. Rogers, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Institute for the Colored Deaf, Dumb and Blind, Special  
    Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Colored Youths, Special  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Bribery in Frost-O'Neal Case, Investigate  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
    Towns and City Corporations  
     

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