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Freedom Alexander Rogers

F.A. Rogers
Full Name: Freedom Alexander "Alex" Rogers
Birth date: March 1872
Death date: January 8, 1935

Terms of Service

  • House, 43rd (4) Legislature
    1/10/1933 - 1/8/1935
    Democrat
  • House, 42nd (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
    Democrat
(1) LEONARD, TEXAS. "Leonard, on U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 78 in southwestern Fannin County . . . " Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) CELESTE, TEXAS. "Celeste is on U.S. Highway 69 two miles southeast of the headwaters of the Sabine River and ten miles northwest of Greenville in northwest Hunt County." Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Celeste (in Hunt County). House Journal .
(4) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal .
(5) Leonard (in Fannin County). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Freedom Alexander Rogers "lived near Leonard about three miles south of town on a dirt road." He represented Hunt County in the 42nd Legislature, "Fannin County Memories." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Ex-Representative, F.A. Rogers, Dies," 1/9/1935, p. 12. Abilene Reporter-News .
  • Message board post, Freedom Alexander "Alex" Rogers, born in Tennessee, buried in Leonard, Texas, spouse Velma Florence Surratt. "State representative for Hunt County in 1931 and 33." Ancestry.com .
  • Alexander Rogers, marriage to Florence Surratt 6/21/1896 in Fannin County.
    Census of 1900 - Alexander G. Rogers, Leonard, Fannin County, age 28, born March 1872 in Tennessee, farmer, spouse Florence, daughter Willie V.
    Census of 1910 - Freedom A. Rogers, Fannin County, age 38, born circa 1872 in Tennessee, spouse Velma F., daughter Willie V.
    Census of 1920 - Fredrick [Freedom] Rogers, Bailey, Fannin County, age 48, born circa 1872 in Tennessee, farmer, spouse Florence, daughters Willie, Ruth, and Irene, sons Fred, Scott, Claude, and Grady.
    Census of 1930 - Alex Rogers, Hunt County, age 59, born circa 1871 in Tennessee, spouse Florence, son Grady, daughter Irene. FamilySearch . 1930 1910
  • Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 1900 1920
  • F.A. Rogers (1873-1935), burial in Leonard Cemetery, Fannin County; includes obituary from Greenville Evening Banner, 1/8/1935. Alex Rogers (1873-1935), burial in Leonard Cemetery, Fannin County, with spouse Florence Rogers (1876-1958). Find a Grave . Alex Rogers F.A. Rogers
  • Obituary, "F.A. Rogers, Twice Representative of Hunt-co, Expires: Colorful Figure in Politics and Stump Dies at Celeste," Tuesday evening, 1/8/1935, pp. 1, 3. "After Mr. Rogers' election he often made the statement that he 'never wore socks' until he was elected to the legislature." Greenville Evening Banner .
  • 43rd Legislature (1933) - F.A. Rogers, postoffice Leonard, Hunt County, nativity Tennessee, age 61, farmer, member former legislature: 42nd. Texas Legislative Manual . 42nd 43rd
  • Obituary, Fannin County, Honorable F.A. Rogers. TXGenWeb Project .
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