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William Rogers Houston (Willie)

William Rogers Houston (Willie)(1858-1920) was born on May 25, 1858 at Huntsville. The boy was named for a favorite cousin of Margaret Lea's, the well-known Texas lawyer and soldier, Colonel William P. Rogers. After his mother died, young Willie moved from Independence to Georgetown to live with his older sister, Nancy Elizabeth Houston Morrow and her husband. He attended public school in Georgetown and later was a student at Salado College and the Texas University at Georgetown. Following in his father's footsteps, William Rogers made a career as a special officer in the Indian Office for the Department of the Interior.