Captain Alexander Boggs

7 October 1755–30 March 1839 (Age 83)
Donegal Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Alexander

When Captain Alexander Boggs was born on 7 October 1755, in Donegal Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Andrew Boggs, was 50 and his mother, Ann Patton, was 41. He married Ann Alricks on 11 April 1782, in Donegal Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 30 March 1839, in Marietta, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Donegal Presbyterian Church Cemetery, East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Captain Alexander Boggs
Ann Alricks
Marriage: 11 April 1782
Andrew Boggs
Francis Boggs
Harmanus Boggs
John Boggs
Ann Boggs
Alexander Laury Boggs
Jane Boggs
William Boggs
Mary Jane Boggs
James Alricks Boggs
Samuel Boggs

Spouse and Children

11 April 1782
Donegal Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


    Andrew Boggs




    Ann Boggs


    Alexander Laury Boggs


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World Events (8)


Age 21

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Age 21

Maryland is the 7th state.
1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 22

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English boggish ‘boastful’, ‘haughty’ (a word of unknown origin, perhaps akin to Germanic bag and bug, with the literal meaning ‘swollen’, ‘puffed up’). 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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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Boggs, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Alexander Boggs, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • Alexander Boggs, "Find A Grave Index"

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