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Elijah Boggs (abt. 1781 - 1869)

Elijah "Ely" Boggs
Born about in Wilkes County, North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1823 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 88 in Letcher County, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Nov 2008
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Elijah Boggs lived in Appalachia. See Appalachia Project.
This profile is part of the Boggs Name Study.

Elijah Boggs was born about 1781 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, son of James Lee Boggs (1752–1835) and Elizabeth Jane Clement (~1759–~1819).

Elijah married Tabitha Pennington (born on September 8, 1758 in Sussex County, Virginia; daughter of David Pennington Sr. and Lydia (Gilliam) Pennington). [1]

Elijah (41) married Sarah Eldridge (17) (born in 1805 in Virginia; daughter of William Spencer Eldridge) in 1823 in Virginia. Their children were: [2]

Elijah died on August 8, 1869 in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States, aged about 87. He was buried in Boggs Cemetery.[3] [4] [5] [6]

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  1. "United States Census, 1820", , FamilySearch ( : Thu Oct 05 14:19:52 UTC 2023), Entry for Eli Boggs, 1820.
  2. "United States Census, 1840", , FamilySearch ( : Fri Oct 06 13:17:31 UTC 2023), Entry for Ely Boggs, 1840.
  3. Name: Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 05 June 2018), memorial page for Elijah "Eli" Boggs (1781–8 Aug 1869), Find A Grave: Memorial #68066767, citing Ice Collier Cemetery, Oven Fork, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Gary L. Eldridge (contributor 47055771) (accessed before 15 February 2024)
  4. "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900", , FamilySearch ( : Thu Nov 02 21:25:41 UTC 2023), Entry for William Boges and Mary Bogg, 18 Jul 1853.
  5. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 May 2022), Eli, ; Burial, Oven Fork, Letcher, Kentucky, United States of America, Boggs Cemetery; citing record ID 68066767, Find a Grave,
  6. "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967", , FamilySearch ( : Fri Oct 13 17:28:42 UTC 2023), Entry for Elizah Boggs and Elia Boggs, 1917.

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This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. Boggs-924 was created by Luwana Mayberry through the import of Boggs Family History.GED on Feb 5, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included. It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.

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Boggs-504 and Boggs-5 appear to represent the same person because: same spouse & children.
posted by Jo Gill
Warning: Check the data.

A child's birth date should not be before a parent is six years old.

The Isaac Boggs b. 1847 is the son of John Boggs and Nancy Huff.

Isaac Boggs, son of Eli Boggs and Sarah Eldridge was born 1841 or 1842. He is on the 1850 census with Eli and Sarah listed at 8 years old. He is on the 1860 census with Eli and Sarah as age 19.

posted by Jim Williamson

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