Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Alva Gene Boggess (1854-1879)

Alva Gene Boggess

Alva Gene Boggess was born September 6, 1854 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was the first of eight children born to Presley M. Boggess and America D. Langley.  He was raised on the family farm in Muhlenberg.

Alva Gene moved to Montague County, Texas around 1878, where he found work as a farm laborer.  He died one year later.

Alva Gene Boggess died on September 27, 1879 in Montague County, Texas.  The cause of death listed was “Bilious intermettent fever.”  He was buried in the Murrell Cemetery in Montague County.  He was 25 years old at his death.

Notes for Alva Gene Boggess
Birth:  Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Birth Records, 1852-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.  Original data: Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
1860 US Census:  Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: M653_388; Page: 575; Image: 579; Family History Library Film: 803388.  Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
1870 US Census:  Year: 1870; Census Place: Boggess, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: M593_490;  Page: 507; Image: 379.
Death:  Census Year: 1879.  Ancestry.com. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. 
Burial:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.


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