F.A. Rogers

Freedom Alexander Rogers

Full Name: Freedom Alexander "Alex" Rogers
Date of birth: March 1872
Date of death: January 8, 1935

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 40 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Celeste / Hunt   Hunt
H 40 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Celeste / Hunt   Hunt

(1) 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.
(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) LEONARD, TEXAS. "Leonard, on U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 78 in southwestern Fannin County . . . " Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Celeste (in Hunt County). 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. Fannin County, TXGenWeb Project.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Ex-Representative, F.A. Rogers, Dies," 1/9/1935, p. 12. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • 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.
  • Obituary, Honorable F.A. Rogers. Fannin County, TXGenWeb Project.

Other Resources

  • 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. 1900 1910 1920 1930 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • 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
  • 43rd Legislature (1933) - F.A. Rogers, postoffice Leonard, Hunt County, nativity Tennessee, age 61, farmer, member former legislature: 42nd. Texas Legislative Manual. 42nd 43rd


  • Photograph. F.A. Rogers, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. F.A. Rogers, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

43rd R.S. - 1933
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
42nd R.S. - 1931
Federal Relations  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
School Districts  

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