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James Lee Boggs Sr (1752 - 1835)

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James Lee "Old Jimmy" Boggs Sr
Born in County Londonderry, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1820 in Lee County, Virginia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Blaine, Lawrence, Kentucky, USAmap
Profile last modified 3 Jun 2019 | Created 17 Nov 2008
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James Lee Boggs, known fondly as Old Jimmy, was born in 1752 in either Scotland or County Londonderry, Ireland. He died in 1835 at Blaine, Lawrence County Kentucky. He made his living as a farmer and hunter. He had four children: Hughey, Eli, William and John.

Old Jimmy came to North Carolina from the old country during the 1780's.[citation needed] He later moved to Virginia near Stonega in 1792.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] Levi Boggs, one of Jimmy's grandsons, often visited him there.

According to his current gravestone, erected in 1993, James Boggs, born in 1752, died in 1835.[1]


  1. Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 30 August 2018), memorial page for James L. Boggs (1752–1835), Find A Grave: Memorial #9030384, citing Gambill Rice Cemetery, Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .

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  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 citation needed

Name James L Boggs Gender Male Birth Year 1752 Spouse Name Lydia Rose Marriage Year 1820 Number Pages 1 Household Members Name Age James L Boggs Lydia Rose


  • Thanks to Marie Allen for starting this profile.
  • Boggs-349 created through the import of GedTem12:18.ged on Dec 19, 2011 by Jack Templeton.
  • Boggs-667 was created by David Branham through the import of Branham Family Tree.ged on Jan 28, 2014.
  • Thank you to Ty Gorsegner for creating WikiTree profile Boggs-637 through the import of Jack Hayton Tree-John Franklin Hayton.ged on Nov 12, 2013.

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On 21 Jun 2017 at 14:40 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Boggs-349 and Boggs-6 appear to represent the same person because: Same father and year of birth

On 21 Jun 2017 at 14:40 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Boggs-637 and Boggs-6 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates and father

James is 20 degrees from Cari Starosta, 16 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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