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BOGGS: Of Geary District.

Henry Clay Boggs, son of James A. and Susan (Cutup) Boggs, was born in Braxton County, western Virginia, on the 23d of January, 1845, descendant of the old Virginia family of Boggs's, of which we have only meager information; he had at least one brother, James M. Boggs, a lieutenant in the Confederate service of the Civil War, 1861-65.

Henry C. Boggs married Sarah Ann Elizabeth, daughter of John S. and Nancy A. (Hayhurst Garee) Boggs, in Marion County, western Virginia, May 18, 1865; they came to this county and settled on upper Big Sandy in the year 1868; later in their lives this family acquired and made a farm out of woodlands in Smithfield District' of Roane. Henry Clay Boggs sought no public office, just worked and reared his family, striving to make each a respectable citizen. Of this marriage were born eight sons and four daughters as follows: James C., 1866; Susan E., 1867; Mary A., 1868; Luther 5., 1870; Joseph J., 1872; Robert E., 1873; Nancy A., 1875; Isaac E., 1877; Margaret A., and Charles M., twins, 1879; Clarence C., 1882, and Garee, 1884. Garee Boggs was a prominent young school teacher, 1910 to 1915; and Isaac B. Boggs was county superintendent of schools, term 1915 to 1919.

Source: History of Roane County, West Virginia, 1774-1927, William H. Bishop, Esq., pp 454-455
Submitter: Sandy Spradling, October 1, 1999

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