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227 Endnotes INTRODUCTION 1. Statement by John H. Rogers, U. S. Marshal, Western District of Texas, April 3, 1913, in possession of Rogers Family, Bulverde, Texas, and this author . 2. Walter P. Webb, The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense, 460. 3. “A Man Unafraid—Capt. J. H. Rogers,” from the Del Rio Presbyterian, quoted in C. Rogers McLane, The Rogers Family Genealogy, 31. 4. T. R. Fehrenbach, Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans, 475. 5. Fehrenbach, 473. See Bob Scott’s biography of Leander McNelly (Austin : Eakin Press, 1998). 6. Bi-annual Report of the Adjutant General of Texas, 1891-1892, 8. 7. “Texas Rangers” and other biographical articles, New Handbook of Texas. 8. A. J. Sowell, Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Texas, 134. 9. McLane, The Rogers Family Genealogy, 33. 10. Waco News-Tribune, November 14, 1930, and reprinted by the Dallas News in December, 1930, as an “Editorial of the Month.” McLane, 33. CHAPTER ONE 1. “Hardeman County, Tennessee, Vital Records,” in C. Rogers McLane, The Rogers Family Genealogy, 4-7. 2. Hardeman County, Tennessee, Marriage Records, Book I, 72, March 18, 1834; also, United States Census 1840, 1850 for Mississippi and Tennessee. 3. Robert Miller, The Life of Robert Hall, 36-38. 4. Land Contract of Isaac Rogers, Guadalupe County, Texas, Deed Records, Vol. G:114 (1856), Guadalupe County Courthouse, Seguin. Today the homestead property is located down a sloping valley in eastern Guadalupe County, just south and west of Red Rock Road and the Old Seguin-Luling Road. 5. 1860 Census of the United States, Guadalupe County, Texas, 645, 678. 6. Probate Cases of Guadalupe County, Texas, 539; also, Guadalupe Valley Trails, 4:2 (1998). Martin Rogers purchased most of the auction items. 7. Arward Max Moellering, “History of Guadalupe County” (Masters Thesis, University of Texas, 1938), 74-79. Endnotes 228 ★ 8. Willie Mae Weinert, An Authentic History of Guadalupe County (1951), 27. The Harrises, Bentons, and others from Guadalupe County are mentioned in some detail throughout this county history. 9. Carl L. Duaine, The Dead Men Wore Boots: An Account of the 32nd Texas Volunteer Cavalry (1966), 163-168. 10. Josephine Etlinger, Sweetest You Can Find: Life in East Guadalupe County, 1851-1951, 270. 11. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Vol. 6 (Addendum ), 378-390; also, L. E. Daniell, Texas: the Country and Its Men (1901), 483 (from a personal interview with John H. Rogers in 1899.) 12. Story taken from author’s interview with John, Dub, Mills, and Charlie Reeves, descendants of John H. Rogers, July, 2001. 13. A. J. Sowell, Incidents Connected with the History of Guadalupe County (1887), 56-59. 14. “The Fourth Texas Confederate Infantry Regiment,” ~parks/tex. 15. McLane, 29. Part of the nickname’s derivation came from the fact that when he joined the Rangers he was John’s kid brother and barely sixteen years old, one of the youngest Rangers to serve in the Frontier Battalion at that time. 16. A. J. Sowell, Rangers and Pioneers of Texas (1884), 233. 17. Probate Records, Guadalupe County (Texas), Vol. C, 506; Vol. E, 569573 . 18. Moellering, 77. 19. Guadalupe Valley Trails, 7:3 (1991): 23-26. William George Kingsbury was born in New York and moved to Texas during the Mexican War. He ran a dental clinic in San Antonio until 1869 when he moved to Boerne. As an immigration agent for the railroads, Kingsbury lived for a time in London, England. He was highly respected as a Texas scholar and writer. John Henry Brown, Indian Wars and Texas Pioneers (Austin: L. E. Daniell, 1896), 552. 20. 1880 Census of the United States, Guadalupe County (Texas), 230B. CHAPTER TWO 1. Vertical Files, John H. Rogers, Center for American History, Austin; Van Denmark, “Religion and Bullets,” Texas Monthly (March 1929), 349-351. The family believes, and Rogers himself mentioned this later in life, that his marriage to Hattie Burwell was the real “spark” for his faith. The seeds had been planted in his youth. 2. Omer W. Cline, “History of Mitchell County to 1900,” (Masters Thesis , East Texas Teachers College, 1948), 34-51f; S. G. Reed, History of the Texas Railroads, 154-155, 180-181; Wayne Gard, “The Mooar Brothers, Buffalo Endnotes 229 ★ Hunters,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 63:1 (1959), 31-45; W. C. Holden, “Law and Lawlessness on the Texas Frontier, 1875-1890,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly 44:2 (1940), 199-200; Don Watson and Steve...


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