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Rogers, William J.


Age: 31, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/62, m/i 10/23/62, WGNR, Co. A, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 03/12/1831, Bethel, VT
Death: 01/17/1904

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Marker/Plot: 6
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 23292800


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/6/886; widow eliza, 2/2/1904, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, VT

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The Late William J. Rogers

William J. Rogers died Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 1904, at his home on Royalton Hill of Bright's disease after an eight months' illness, during the last two months of which he had been confined to the house. The funeral was held Tuesday at 11 o'clock, Rev. J. Wesley Miller of the Methodist society officiating. Four of his comrades Daniel Lillie Post served as bearers. Interment was in the family lot in the town cemetery. Two hours later, his cousin, Clark S. Davis, who died the same day of the same disease, was buried in the same cemetery.

William J. Rogers was the second of five sons of the late Alanson and Arvilla (Chamberlin) Rogers and was born in Stockbridge March 12, 1831. The first eight years of his life were spent in that town and then the family removed to Bethel, which was nearly thereafter his home until15 years ago he purchased from the estate of the late Rev. Eli Ballou the well-known farm just over the Royalton line which has since been his home. His 50 years' residence in Bethel was broken only by residences of a year or two each in Randolph, Warsaw, N. Y., and Bloomington, Ill.

Mr. Rogers married Jan. 8, 1854, Eliza Wilson of this town, who survives him, so that their 50th anniversary was reached during the later days of his fatal illness. The four brothers are Orvis O. Rogers of this town, Philander Rogers of Pennsylvania, Dennis and Sylvester Rogers of Minneapolis. The children are Mrs. Nelson Spaulding, Don Carlos Rogers and Clinton J. Rogers, all of this locality.

Mr. Rogers was a member of the 16th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, in the civil war, and was in the battle of Gettysburg. He was a charter member of Daniel Lillie Post, G.A.R. He was a quiet and unassuming man, an excellent citizen, held in high repute by all his acquaintances.

Source: Herald and News, January 21, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.