Joana Boggus was born in December 1861 in either Rapides or Grant County, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Thomas Henry and Lourena Boggus. Joana was raised in Grant County, Louisiana.
Around 1890, Joana married D. W. Collinsworth, probably in Grant County, Louisiana. Joana was a widow by 1900.
In 1900, Joana and her three children were living with her widowed mother on her farm in Pollock, Grant County, Louisiana. Joana was the mother of four children, with only three listed in the 1900 Census:
Walter Thomas born November 1891
Ado Boggus born August 15, 1893
Ona O. born September 1897
Joana lived with her mother until her mother’s death in 1929.
Notes for Joana Boggus
Birth, Marriage & Residence in 1900: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 63.
Residence in 1910: Year: 1910; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T624_515; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0060; Image: 90; FHL Number: 1374528.
Residence in 1920: Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 2, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T625_613; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 94.