Lafayette H. Rogers

M, #4891, b. 16 March 1849, d. 23 March 1931
Great-granduncle of Joseph Wayne Peery
     L. H. Rogers was born on 16 March 1849 at Carroll County, Tennessee.1,2 As of 16 March 1849, Lafayette H. Rogers was also known as Lafayette H. Rodgers.3 He was the son of Andrew Rogers and Hariet H. Hopkins.1,2,4 In 1852,Lafayette H. Rodgers moved with his family from Carroll County, Tennessee to Austin, Travis County, Texas.3 He appeared as a son on the census of 8 August 1860 in the household of Hariet H. Rogers at Austin, Travis County, Texas.2 He was a veteran of the Civil War serving as a mounted courier in Co. C, 7 Tex. Cav. C.S.A. when he was only 15 years old from May, 1864 to March, 1865. He served primarily in the Bonham, Texas area.3 He was employed as a book agent.1 He was employed as a trainman before 14 November 1917 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.3 As of 14 November 1917, Lafayette H. Rodgers lived at 411 West Houston Street, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.3 He was awarded a pension by the State of Texas for his service during the Civil War on 14 August 1919.3 He died of senile psychosis, simple, at 8:35 pm on 23 March 1931 at Austin State Hospital, 4110 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Travis County, Texas, at age 82 years and 7 days.1 He was buried on 24 March 1931 at Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota Street, Austin, Travis County, Texas.1,5 An application for headstone for L. H. Rogers to the War Department of the U. S. was completed on 15 November 1932 by Texas Confederate Home for Men, R. R. Patterson, Superintendent, Austin, Travis County, Texas.6


  1. [S1157] Texas Death Index, 1964-1998, online, L. Rogers, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"
    Name:      L. Rogers
    Event Date:      23 Mar 1931
    Event Place:      Austin, Travis, Texas
    Gender:      Male
    Race (Original):      White
    Age (Formatted):      82 years 7 days
    Birth Year (Estimated):     
    Birth Date:      16 Mar 1849
    Birthplace:      Tennessee
    Marital Status:      Widowed
    Spouse's Name:     
    Father's Name:     Andrew Rogers
    Father's Birthplace:      Tennessee
    Mother's Name:     Harriett Hopkins Perry
    Mother's Birthplace:      Tennessee
    Occupation:      Book Agent, Etc.
    Residence Place:      Austin State Hospital
    Cemetery (Original):     
    Burial Place:     
    Burial Date:      24 Mar 1931
    Informant's Name (Original):     
    GS Film number:      2135519
    Digital Folder Number:      4163593
    Image Number:      1396
    Reference ID:      15763

    Citing this Record
    "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 May 2013), L. Rogers, 23 Mar 1931.
  2. [S1069] 08 Aug 1860, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M653_1306, FHL Film 805306, P285.
  3. [S1266] Lafayette Rodgers, Confederate Pension Application, 36061.
  4. [S292] 16 Dec 1850, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M432_873, P147.
  5. [S806] Find A Grave, online, Memorial# 10744289 - Lafayette H. Rodgers.
  6. [S1387] U. S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1861-1985, online, Name:     Lafayette Rogers
    Death Date:     23 Mar 1931
    Cemetery:     State Cemetery
    Cemetery Location:     Austin, Texas.