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James Lee Boggs Sr (1752 - 1835)

James Lee Boggs Sr
Born in North Carolinamap [uncertain]
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, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Nov 2008
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Biography

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):

  1. John O Boggs 1778–1843
  2. Hugh Boggs 1781-1818
  3. Ellen Boggs McKenzie 1782–1845
  4. Elijah "Eli" Boggs 1784–1869
  5. Rebecca Boggs Cocke/Cox 1787–1864
  6. Jesse Boggs 1788–
  7. Clement Boggs 1790–
  8. Elizabeth Hannah Boggs McCarley 1791–1872
  9. James L Boggs Jr. 1795–1887
  10. Temperance Boggs McGuire 1798–1870
  11. Marion Boggs 1800–
  12. Mary "Polly" Boggs Johnson 1805–1870

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>

Research Notes

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[1]


North Carolina, State Census, 1784-1787 Name: James Boggs County: Wilkes[2]

Marriage Records Name: James L Boggs Gender: Male Birth Year: 1752 Spouse Name: Elizabeth Clement Marriage Year: 1777 Marriage State: NC Number Pages: 1[3]

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 [4]

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 [5]


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 Ison

I.O. Sparks

Jason Fields

William Boggs [6]

According to his current gravestone, erected in 1993, James Boggs, born in 1752, died in 1835.[7]


Notes

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.

Sources

  1. Source Information Title North Carolina Census, 1790-1890 Author Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Ancestry.com Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  2. Title North Carolina, State Census, 1784-1787 Author Ancestry.com
  3. Detail Source number: 18771.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: WAY Source Information Title U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author Yates Publishing Publisher Ancestry.com - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived
  4. Detail Source number: 18773.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: WAY Source Information Title U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author Yates Publishing Ancestry.com .Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived
  5. Source Information Title Kentucky Land Grants Author Ancestry.com. Original data - Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants. Louisville, KY, USA: Filson Club Publications, 1925.Original data: Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants. Vol.
  6. 1 Nov 1832, probated in 1835, recorded in Lawrence Co., KY. Will Book 1, Page 15: State of Kentucky, Lawrence County Court "
  7. 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) .

See Also:

http://www.geni.com/people/James-Boggs/6000000000814306635 Ancestry Family Tree ($) http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=6735994&pid=1684


Acknowledgements

  • 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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posted by Teresa Downey
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Hi Teresa,

I'm new to wikitreee and still figuring things out. I have researched James L. Boggs with a group for over fifteen years and published a book on his migration with primary sources from 1773-1835. There is some misinformation I need to fix. I have sources for everything I have. In his case he is listed with 13 children while only 7 can be confirmed with sources. Would I need to remove the unsourced children. It appears a lot of the information is hand me down information. Any suggestions on how I proceed. Thanks, Winston Boggs

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Hi, I would not remove them. Notes can be placed in profiles to note they haven't been confirmed with sources (as are many profiles on wikitree). Teresa
posted by Teresa Downey
Women have children up to menopause. It was common to have babies until 50. Several of my relatives had a surprise baby at 50. Reliable birth control was non-existent.
posted by Sheri Havens
HIS birth place was not Scotland or Ireland ... according to all my research it was Surry, North Carolina. I don't think any of the profile managers are active ? I will make a note to change it in a few days.

Name: James Boggs, Jr (NOTE THIS RECORD BELONGS WITH HIS SON JAMES BOGGS, JR. NOT WITH THIS PROFILE  : BOGGS-2886 Event Type: Census Event Date: 1830 Age: 30-40 yrs old, so this is not him 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.

posted by Loretta Morrison
edited by Loretta Morrison
Boggs-349 and Boggs-6 appear to represent the same person because: Same father and year of birth
Boggs-637 and Boggs-6 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates and father

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