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Abel Boggs (1812 - 1872)

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Abel Boggs
Born in Lee County, Virginia, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 19 Feb 1836 in Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Knott County, Kentucky, USAmap
Profile last modified 18 Jul 2017 | Created 17 Nov 2008
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Abel Boggs was born on September 26, 1812 near Stonega, Virginia. He died in 1872 after contracting malaria in Emmalina, Knott County Kentucky.

Abel married Rebecca Maggard and had several children: Silas, Suzana, Lucinda, Jessie and Henery. He made his living as a farmer and hunter. He also owned a farm with a small water mill.

Abel came to Knott County in the 1850's and bought a farm near Hindram, Kentucky. He sold it shortly after and built a mill instead. He was a medium sized man, said to be energetic with a zest for living. When he succumbed to malaria, his farm was bought by Silas who divided it up into 6 parts for the following people: William, Suzana, Lucinda, Ira, John S. and Elizabeth.



  • WikiTree profile Boggs-387 created through the import of LNMaggard GEDCOM.ged on Apr 9, 2012 by Larry Maggard.
  • Thanks to Marie Allen for starting this profile.

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