James Lee Boggs, known fondly as Old Jimmy, was born in 1752 in North Carolina. He died in 1835 at Blaine, Lawrence County Kentucky. He made his living as a farmer and hunter. He may have had at least the children with his first wife Elizabeth Jane Clement: (dates estimated):
He was born in North Carolina . He later moved to Virginia near Stonega in 1792. Then he moved to Eolia, Kentucky and lived in a wood cabin with his wife and son Eli, who had also settled near Eolia at the time. Levi Boggs, one of his grandsons, often visited him there.<---needs source>
Found In FLOYD AND LAWRENCE COUNTY KENTUCKY... BUT HAVE NOT FOUND RECORDS IN EOLIA, WHICH IS IN LETCHER COUNTY, KENTUCKY- Morrison-4392 ).
NC Early Census Index Name: James Boggs State: NC County: Wilkes County Township: Nalls District Year: 1787 Record Type: State or colonial census Page: 001 Database: NC Early Census Index
North Carolina, State Census, 1784-1787 Name: James Boggs County: Wilkes
Marriage Records Name: James L Boggs Gender: Male Birth Year: 1752 Spouse Name: Elizabeth Clement Marriage Year: 1777 Marriage State: NC Number Pages: 1
James Lee Boggs, SR married second Lydia Burchfield Rose, widow of Jacob Rose. Name: Lydia Rose Gender: Female Spouse Name: James L Boggs Spouse Birth Year: 1752 Marriage Year: 1820 Number Pages: 1 
Many trees have James and Lydia having as many as two children together John Robert Boggs in 1820, and Henry Rose Boggs in 1821. She would have been age 42 having children, not unheard of, but might be unlikely. (Note: just wondering if they were adopted by Lydia and Boggs and took his name.)
One of his grandsons states in a family history newspaper story that James Lee Boggs, Sr. moved to Lawrence County Kentucky in 1822, but this record shows he was there by September 1820.<---needs source>
Kentucky Land Grants Grantee: James Boggs Number of Acres: 50 Survey Date: 15 Sep 1820 County: Floyd Watercourse: Cains Cr Book Number: M 
Will was dated 1 Nov 1832, probated in 1835, recorded in Lawrence Co., KY. Will Book 1, Page 15:
The Will reads: "In the name of God amen. I, James Boggs, Senr. of Lawrence County and the State of Kentucky, Being weak in body, but perfect in memory, Knowing all men must die. For of all I commit my soul in the hand of the almighty God, that gave it and my body to a decent burial, do now make this my last will and testament. That is to say, One horse, Four head of cattle, and all the hogs that I have except the hound gangue, and all the furniture, I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Lydia Boggs and the plantation that I now live upon, as long as she remains my widow. Together with her two youngest children, or as she is a mind to stay upon the place, and for no other person or persons to meddle with the plantation. Given under my hand this first day of November 1832.
Seal in the presence of:
William Boggs 
According to his current gravestone, erected in 1993, James Boggs, born in 1752, died in 1835.
Some trees and biographies have him born in Ireland or Scotland which cannot be the case. His father was born in the U.S. colonies of Surry North Carolina.
RECORD ON PROFILE BELONGS WITH SON: Name: James Boggs, Jr Event Type: Census Event Date: 1830 Age: 30-40 yrs old, so this is not James, SR. This record belongs with his son James L. Boggs, Jr. Event Place: Lawrence, Kentucky, United States Note: See image Page: 276 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M19 Affiliate Film Number: 38 GS Film Number: 0007817 Digital Folder Number: 005155886 Image Number: 00539 Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHP1-S74 : 24 August 2017), James Boggs, Jr., Lawrence, Kentucky, United States; citing 276, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 38; FHL microfilm 7,817.
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