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Able Boggs (1812 - 1872)

Able Boggs
Born in Lee, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 19 Feb 1836 in Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 59 in Knott, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Please do not merge this Abel Boggs with his brother Silas A. Boggs. They are two separate individuals. ----------------- Page 104 give a sketch of the Boggs family history. Confirms: Abel Boggs and Silas Boggs with birthdates and spouses. This line of the family has been written about in the book, Coming Down the Cumberland - A History of the Maggard Family of Eastern Kentucky, by V.N. Bud Phillips, copyright 1991, reprinted with index and changes 2004 by The Overmountain Press, ISBN 1-57072-295-1.

Able Boggs was born on September 26, 1812 in Lee, Virginia, United States, son of Elijah Boggs (~1781–1869) and Mary Tabitha Pennington (1786–1824).

Able (23) married Rebecca Maggard (16) (born about 1819 in Harlan County, Kentucky; daughter of Samuel Maggard Sr. and Rebecca (Robertson) Maggard) on February 19, 1836 in Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA.[1] [2] [3] Their children were:

In 1870, Able (57) Bags. [4]

Able died in 1872 in Knott, Kentucky, United States, aged 59. He was buried in Boggs Cemetery.[5] [6] [7]

Research Notes

  • Caution when researching this line, Family Search has merged the profiles of Silas Boggs and Abel Boggs


  1. "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979", database, FamilySearch ( : 11 May 2022), A. Boggs, 1836.
  2. "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979", , FamilySearch ( : 29 November 2023), A. Boggs, 1836.
  3. "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979", database, FamilySearch ( : 29 November 2023), A. Boggs, 1836.
  4. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 May 2021), Able Bags, 1870.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images ( Find A Grave: Memorial #73443463 silas-boggs: accessed 12 August 2023), memorial page for Silas "Able" Boggs (26 Sep 1812–1872), Find a Grave Memorial ID 73443463, citing Boggs Cemetery, Carrie, Knott County, Kentucky, USA; Maintained by Duke (contributor 47264979).
  6. "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 August 2019), Able Boggs in entry for Susannah Amburgey, 16 Apr 1921; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2012); citing Esserville, Wise, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.
  7. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 16 December 2020), Able, ; Burial, Carrie, Knott, Kentucky, United States of America, Boggs Cemetery; citing record ID 121601766, Find a Grave,

See also:


  • Profile Boggs-387 was created through the import of LNMaggard GEDCOM.ged on Apr 9, 2012 by Larry Maggard.

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