Eleanor "Ellen" Boggs

Female12 October 1839–12 April 1914

Brief Life History of Eleanor "Ellen"

When Eleanor "Ellen" Boggs was born on 12 October 1839, in Blaine, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, her father, Hugh R. Boggs, was 37 and her mother, Hannah O Blevins, was 35. She married Jesse Gambill on 12 April 1857, in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Lyon, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 12 April 1914, in Boyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Gambill
Eleanor "Ellen" Boggs
Marriage: 12 April 1857
Hugh Hargis Gambill
James Henry Gambill
Matilda Bell Gambill
Nancy Gambill
Alafair "Allie" Gambill
Amanda A. Gambill
Hannah Margaret Gambill
Mollie Belle Gambill
Martin Nelson Gambill
Norman Vascas Gambill
Jemima Gambill
Bertha Gambill

Sources (20)

  • Ellen Gambell in household of Jessee Gambell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eleanor Boggs in entry for Jesse Gambill, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ellen Boggess in entry for Allie Fair Miller, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1857Lawrence, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 11

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


    Age 22

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English bogeys ‘boastful or haughty’. The name (in the forms Boge(y)s, Boga(y)s) is found in the 12th century in Yorkshire and East Anglia, and also around Bordeaux, which had trading links with East Anglia.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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