Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Presley Mason Boggess (1830-after 1910)

Presley Mason Boggess
Presley Mason Boggess was born on September 15, 1830 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was the fifth of six children born to Lemuel and Rachel Boggess.  His father died when Presley was about three years old, and his mother remarried three years later.  He grew up on the family farm in Muhlenberg, and eventually became the fifth eldest of thirteen children.

Presley married America D. “Mary” Langley just after his 22nd birthday, on September 17, 1852 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  Mary was 17 years old at that time.  She was born in April 1835 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the daughter of Jeremiah Langley and Hannah Bradford Taylor.

After their marriage, Presley and Mary settled on a farm in Greenville, right next to the one owned by his mother and step-father.  They stayed in Greenville and raised their family. 

Presley and Mary had nine children: 

Gustavus Boggess                          born in 1853
Alva Gene Boggess                         born in 1855
Vitula A. Boggess                            born in 1857
Adenia Molly Boggess                    born September 17, 1859  
Virginia Mary Boggess                   born February 30, 1862
William M. Boggess                         born July 1864
Miranda (Mamie) Boggess             born in 1869
Ruth Boggess                                  born November 1871
Earle P. Boggess                             born March 1874

America D. Langley Boggess died on February 21, 1908 in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.  She was 72 years old at her death.

Presley was living with his daughter, Mamie Williams, and her family in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky in 1910. 

Presley Mason Boggess died on April 17, 1914 in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas.  He was laid to rest next to his wife in the Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.  He was 83 years old at his death.

Notes for Presley M. Boggess
Birth and Marriage:  Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.
Residence and Occupation in 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Boggess, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T9_435; Family History Film: 1254435; Page: 68.4000; Enumeration District: 135; Image: 0343.
Residence in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Paducah Ward 1, McCracken, Kentucky; Roll: T624_493; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 126; Image: 493.
Death:   Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave.  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Notes for America D. Langley
Birth:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Boggess, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T623 545; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 68.
Parents:  Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: M432_214; Page: 225; Image: 450.

Death:   Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave.  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

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