Biography of Alexander C. Rogers
Howard County, IN Biographies





ALEXANDER C. ROGERS is a native of Warren County, Ohio. He was born October 8, 1831, and is the son of William and Hannah (Welch) Rogers, both of English descent. William Rogers removed from Warren County to Clinton County, when our subject was but a small boy, and here remained until his death. A. C. Rogers was the only son of a family of five children, and his mother supported them with her needle and by housework. When about fourteen years of age, Mr. Rogers went to live with A. T. Croesdale, a merchant of Highland County, Ohio. At the age of twenty, he entered a copartnership with his employer, and remained in this business seven years in the town of Samantha. He then abandoned this business and engaged in farming in the same county, and in 1871 removed to Howard County, locating on the farm where he now lives. He purchased 120 acres, fairly improved, but has since erected a fine brick house, the best country residence in the township. He has been an active politician in the Democratic ranks, having filled the office of Assessor in Ohio, and is now Justice of the Peace, having been elected in 1879. In the spring of 1862, he joined Company A, Forty eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was commissioned as First Lieutenant. This formed a part of the Army of the Tennessee. They were in battle at Shiloh, Red River, Lookout Mountain and Atlanta, after which they returned with Gen. Thomas into Mississippi. Mr. Rogers was promoted to the office of Captain in the fall of 1862, which office he held until he was discharged in July, 1865; he was married, January 20, 1850, to Miss Sarah J. Fleming, of Clinton County, Ohio, of English parentage. She died July 28, 1876, leaving a family of nine children. January 20, 1879, Mr. Rogers was married to Miss Martetia Davidson, of Howard County. They have two children - a son and a daughter. Mr. Rogers is an enterprising citizen, is a liberal supporter of all public improvements, and he and wife are prominent members of the Society of Friends.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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