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ROGERS, EDWIN CLAY (1808–1880). Edwin Clay Rogers was born in Tennessee, one of three sons of Joseph D. Rogers. In 1836 he moved to Texas with his father and brothers, Joseph I. and Joseph J. The four settled just south of Bonham in Fannin County. Having studied medicine at Transylvania College in Kentucky, Edwin C. Rogers became a prominent physician in his new home state. He also served as a private in Capt. Mark R. Roberts's company of the Fannin County Rangers from October 18, 1839, to March 16, 1840. In 1840–41 Rogers served as a representative of Fannin County in the House of the Fifth Congress of the republic. In 1844 he married Nancy Lackey, who was born in Illinois in 1825; they had five children. Rogers died in 1880.


Floy Crandall Hodge, A History of Fannin County (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1966). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

Melanie F. Healy


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Melanie F. Healy, "ROGERS, EDWIN CLAY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.