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James Charles Boggs Sr. (1725 - 1805)

Capt. James Charles Boggs Sr.
Born in New Castle, Delawaremap
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Husband of — married 25 Jan 1751 in Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, Delawaremap
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Died at age 80 in Spring Lick Creek, Greenbrier, Virginia, USAmap
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James Charles Boggs Sr. was born about 1725 in New Castle Co., DE. His parents were Francis (Charles) Boggs and his wife Agnes (Collins) Boggs, both born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, of Scotch-Irish descent.

James Charles Sr. died about Feb 1805 [July 10, 1805] in Spring Lick Creek, Greenbrier Co., VA. He had an estate probated in Feb 1806. James moved to Chester Co., PA when he was twelve. On January 25, 1751, he and Margaret Jane Sharp were married in 'Old Swede's Church' in Wilmington, DE by the Rev. Israel Acrelius. It is presumed that the couple eloped to Wilmington because of her family's Quakerism. They returned to Chester County where they lived for 13 years.

He removed to then Augusta Co., (now Bath Co.), VA in 1764 and settled on 235 acres of land on the Jackson River. His Augusta Co. landholdings adjoined the lands of William Hamilton. Between 1771 and 1773, James, along with the Hamiltons moved to Greenbrier County, where James settled on Spring Lick Creek on lands which adjoined that of Anthony Bowen. (Anthony Bowens' daughter, Susannah, married James' son, Andrew in 1791.) James sold his land in Augusta County to William Mann sometime before 3 Feb. 1778. In Greenbrier County he built a sawmill and a gristmill on 285 acres of land along the Greenbrier River and Spring Lick Creek, directly across the river from land claimed by Andrew and William Hamilton, brother of Mrs. Anthony Bowen. All of James' sons lived near Spring Lick Creek, three of which (James, Jr., William and Francis) adjoined his property. At the time of his death he had 529 acres in Greenbrier Co. His Will was dated July 10, 1803 and proved Feb. 1806 in Greenbrier County. He left his land, the mill, $120 and the livestock to his sons and widow Margaret Jane (Sharp) Boggs.


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"This James was commonly referred to as James Boggs, Sr. There is no proof that his middle name was "Charles" ; this is based only information passed on by someone's oral tradition. In Greenbrier Co. he signed as James Boggs..."


  • WikiTree profile Boggs-42 was created through the import of Lynch-Tree.ged on 06 August 2010.
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  • WikiTree profile Boggs-1193 was created by Kevin Jones through the import of An Incomplete OklaTexan Story_2015-02-09_01.ged on Feb 9, 2015.

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YDNA SNPs prove that James Charles Boggs could not be a grandson of James Boggs of White Clay DE born 1667. We also have YDNA of the Livingston and Boggs are definitely NOT descendants.

posted by Tanya Lowry
these are duplicates as well as other siblings.
posted by Greg Hays
Boggs.-1 and Boggs-42 appear to represent the same person because: duplicate profile created with "Boggs." as name instead of "Boggs"
posted by Greg Hays
Boggs-42 and Boggs-1990 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicates
posted by Stephanie Stults

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