Monday, August 22, 2011

Edmond Dargan Boggess (1859-1938)

Edmond Dargan Boggess

Edmond Dargan Boggess was born September 29, 1859 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was the seventh of eleven children born to Lemuel Boggess, Jr. and Frances D. Adkins.  He and the other children were raised working on the family farm in Muhlenberg County. 
Edmond married Sarah Agnes Terrill on July 25, 1894 in Henderson County, Kentucky.  He was 36 years old and she was 22 years.  Sarah was born in May 1873 in Kentucky, the daughter Jackson Morton Terrill and Miriam Leavell.  

Edmond and Sarah had at least seven children:

            John Wesley              born June 1895
            Hayden B.                 born February 1897
            Marianne F.              born April 1898
            James Morton            born November 26, 1900
            Eva Grace                 born February 7, 1905
            Edmund D. Jr.          born 1906
            Walter B.                    born 1911

Sarah must have died between 1911 and 1916, as Edmond remarried in 1917. 

Edmond married Mary Elizabeth Sheridan Armstrong on December 28, 1916 in Sacremento, McLean County, Kentucky.  This was Mary’s first marriage.  She was 36 years old at that time, and Edmond was 58 years.  Mary was born on August 24, 1880 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, the daughter of Samuel Robert Armstrong and Charlotte Ann Morgan.

Edmond and Mary had at least one child together:

            Rachel A.                  born 1919

As a result of Edmond’s career as a clergyman, he and his family relocated several times.  In 1900, Edmond and Sarah were living in Driskill, Livingston County, Kentucky.  Edmond’s widowed mother, and his elder sister, Martha, were living in his household at that time.  1910 found Edmond and his family in Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky.  Then by 1920, they had moved to Sacremento, McLean County, Kentucky.  Finally, Edmond returned to his nativity and had settled on a farm in Muhlenberg County by 1930.

Edmond Dargan Boggess died on June 11, 1938 in the county of his birth.  He died in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky at the age of 78 years.  He was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.

After the death of her husband, Mary and her daughter, Rachel, went to live with Mary’s sister, Fannie Armstrong.  Her home was on New Cut Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky. 

Mary Elizabeth Sheridan Armstrong Boggess died on May 10, 1967 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  She was 86 years old at her death.

Notes for Edmond Dargan Boggess
Birth & Death:  "Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 February 2015), Rev Edmund D. Boggess, 1938; Burial, Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States of America, Evergreen Cemetery; citing record ID 81485226, Find a Grave,
Residence in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Driskill, Livingston, Kentucky; Roll: T623 539; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 54.
Marriage to Sarah:  Dodd, Jordan, comp.. Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
Residence in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Morganfield, Union, Kentucky; Roll: T624_504; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 114; Image: 702.
Marriage to Mary:  International Genealogical Index; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.  Search performed using PAF Insight on 13 Mar 2007
Residence in 1920: Year: 1920; Census Place: Sacremento, McLean, Kentucky; Roll: T625_589; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 112; Image: 341.
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: District 3, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 771; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 1108.0.
Death:  Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present. Frankfort, KY, USA: Kentucky Department of Information Systems.

Notes for Sarah A. Terrill
Birth:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Driskill, Livingston, Kentucky; Roll: T623 539; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 54.
Death:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Sacremento, McLean, Kentucky; Roll: T625_589; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 112; Image: 341.

Notes for Mary E. Armstrong
Birth & Death: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.  Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
Residence in 1940:  Year: 1940; Census Place: Jefferson, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1321; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 56-39. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

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