Creator

Date Original

1839-1935

Description

This collection includes correspondence, financial records, and news clippings pertaining to the Rodgers and Williamson families. There are publications by the United Daughters of the Confederacy as well as advertisements, pamphlets, and articles about diamond mining in Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Champ Rodgers, born in Grand Saline, Texas, was the son of Benjamin K. and Sarah Adams Rodgers. The family moved to West Point, White County, Arkansas, in 1865, before finally settling in Howard County in 1886. W.C. Rodgers established the Feazel and Rodgers Law Firm in Nashville, Arkansas. Rodgers was elected mayor of Nashville and was a charter member of the Arkansas Bar Association. He became a state senator in 1911 and served two terms. Rodgers married Cora Virginia Williamson, born in Sardis, Mississippi. Both the Rodgers and Williamson families fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Benjamin K. Rodgers was in charge of the Confederate Salt Works at Grand Saline, Texas, during the war.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Mississippi; Tennessee; Alabama; Texas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000244

Resource Type

Text

Collection

W.C. Rodgers papers, MS.000244

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

W.C. Rodgers papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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