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
1822–1908
Hannah Matthews
1833–1906
Marriage: 12 September 1865
Emma Leora Boggs
1867–1957
Andrew James Boggs
1869–1904
Ida May Boggs
1871–1894
George Edgar Boggs
1874–1969

Spouse and Children

    Male1822–1908Male

    Hannah Matthews

    Female1833–1906Female

MARRIAGE
12 September 1865
Logan, Illinois, United States
children

(4)

    Female1867–1957Female

    Andrew James Boggs

    Male1869–1904Male

    Ida May Boggs

    Female1871–1894Female

    Male1874–1969Male

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Boggs

    Male1795–1863Male

    Mary McGhee

    Female1795–1851Female

siblings

(10)

    Male1822–1908Male

    Wilson Boggs

    Male1822–1857Male

    Caroline Boggs

    Female1826–1857Female

    Harriet Boggs

    Female1828–1921Female

    Mary J. Boggs

    Female1830–1857Female

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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."
1846

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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