Died in Franklin, Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States
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James Boggs was born in county Down, Ireland on April 8, 1796. John and Margaret (Kee) Boggs were his parents and he was the oldest of seven children. His family moved to Western Virginia in 1807. He was a large farm owner in Pendleton County, Virginia, which is now West Virginia. This farm was occupied by 17 slaves, which Mr.Boggs owned.
He served as county justice, county sheriff, merchant and was on the General Assembly for Virginia from 1861 to 1862.
In the early part of the civil war he was part of the Virginia militia. James Boggs served with the Confederate States Army in the 18th Brigade in NW Virginia at different times between 1861 and 1862, during the American Civil War. The men in Stonewall Jack's unit participated in the attacks on the town Bath and Romney, Berekley springs and West Virginia in January 1862. His brother became a Captain for the Union Army.
At the age of 65 Brig. Gen. Boggs was tired of the weather and his duties and when he returned home he died on January 28, 1862 and is buried at Mount Hiser Cemetery in Franklin County, West Virginia.
DY521 Mary W.(James Boggs), m. 24 Jun 1823 (PC Marriages).