Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Roxanna A. Boggess (1863-1950)

Roxanna A. Boggess

Roxanna A. Boggess was born in 1863 in Henry County, Tennessee.  She was the ninth of eleven children born to Lemuel Boggess, Jr. and Frances D. Adkins.  After her birth, Roxie and her family moved to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She and the other children were raised working on the family farm in Muhlenberg County. 

Roxie married James O. Wakeland in 1902, probably in Henry County, Tennessee.  She was 40 years old and he was 53 years.  James was born in 1849 in Henry County, the son of Milton Wakeland and Lucy Jand Forest.  After their marriage, they settled on a farm in Henry County, near Roxie’s sister, May Hill, and her family.  They had no children.

James O. Wakeland died on May 29, 1916 in Henry County, Tennessee.  He was buried in the Oak Hill Union Church Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Henry County, Tennessee.  He was 53 years old at his death.

In 1920, Roxie was living next to her sister’s family on Hill Street in Civil District 2, Henry County, Tennessee.  Her nephew, Forest Hill, was living with her at that time.  By 1930, she had moved back to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and was living with her brother, James, and his wife.

Roxanna A. Boggess Wakeland died on October 17, 1950 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was 87 years old at her death.

Notes for Roxanna Boggess

Birth and Marriage:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 2, Henry, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1505; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 111; Image: 499.

Residence in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Civil District 2, Henry, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1747; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 693.

Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 771; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 971.0.

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 James O. Wakeland

Birth and Parents:  Year: 1860; Census Place: District 4, Henry, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1256; Page: 357; Image: 357.

Death:  Ancestry.com. Web: Tennessee, Find A Grave Index, 1777-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave, 2012. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 25 January 2013.

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