James Boggs

28 March 1822–4 June 1908 (Age 86)
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of James

When James Boggs was born on 28 March 1822, in Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, Andrew Boggs, was 27 and his mother, Mary McGhee, was 26. He married Nancy Jane Pea in 1842, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Precinct 6, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States in 1880 and Douglas Grove Township, Custer, Nebraska, United States for about 15 years. He died on 4 June 1908, in Sterling, Johnson, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Custer, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Boggs
Hannah Matthews
Marriage: 12 September 1865
Emma Leora Boggs
Andrew James Boggs
Ida May Boggs
George Edgar Boggs

Spouse and Children


    Hannah Matthews


12 September 1865
Logan, Illinois, United States



    Andrew James Boggs


    Ida May Boggs



Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Boggs


    Mary McGhee





    Wilson Boggs


    Caroline Boggs


    Harriet Boggs


    Mary J. Boggs


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 10

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 24

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

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)

  • James Boggs, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Boggs, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • James Boggs, "United States Census, 1880"

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