Monday, October 31, 2011

Peter Boggess (1811-1889)

Peter Boggess was born about 1811 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was the son of Joel and Fanny Boggess.  Peter lived in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Texas during his childhood.

Peter married Amanda M. West on September 3, 1839 in Hempstead County, Arkansas.  He was 28 years old and she was 17 years.  Amanda was born about 1822 in Mississippi.  They had at least four children:

            Thomas Henry Boggus                      born 1840
            Joel A. Boggus                                   born 1845
            Sarah Ann Boggus                             born October 9, 1847
            Tabitha Joanna Boggus                     born 1858

After their marriage, the couple settled in Arkansas, where Peter was presumably a farmer.  Amanda died sometime after the birth of Tabitha and before 1860.

By 1860, Peter, now a widow, had moved his children to Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana, where he owned a farm valued at $3,200, with personal estate worth $1,850.  His farm was located near the farm of Cornelius and Amanda Nugent.

Peter married a second time on April 5, 1866 in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana.  He married the newly widowed Amanda Antionette Sims Nugent, her husband, Cornelius, having died on February 5, 1865.  Amanda was born January 21, 1831 in Georgia, the daughter of John Sims.  She brought five children to the marriage:

            Christopher Columbus Nugent     born January 16, 1851
            Francis Oliver Nugent                    born September 13, 1855
            James Monroe Nugent                  born July 25, 1857
            Alice Laurette Nugent                     born August 21, 1860
            Leon Nugent                                     born 1863     

Peter and Amanda Sims Nugent Boggess had at least three children together:

            Alice Amanda Boggus                     born February 1868
            Frances Ann Boggus                        born July 1869
            Mary Virginia Boggus                    born October 24, 1870

In 1870, Peter and Amanda, and their new family, were living in Pineville, Rapides County, Louisiana.  Peter was then employed as a physician. 

Amanda A. Sims Nugent Boggess died in October 1879 in Rigolette, Rapides County, Louisiana, at the age of 48.  The cause of death was congestion of the bowels.

By 1880, Peter was left a widow again.  He and his children were living in Rigolette, Rapides County, Louisiana. 

Peter Boggess died on January 25, 1889 in Rapides County, Louisiana.  He was around 78 years old at his death.

Notes for Peter Bogges
Birth, Occupation & Residence in 1860:    Year: 1860; Census Place:  , Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M653_423; Page: 238; Image: 238; Family History Library Film: 803423.
Marriage to Amanda M. West: Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Marriage to Amanda Sims:, Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906 for Peter Boggess
Residence in 1870: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M593_528; Page: 165B; Image: 334; Family History Library Film: 552027.
Residence in 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Rigolette, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: 466; Family History Film: 1254466; Page: 693C; Enumeration District: 41; Image: 0389.
Death:, Peter Boggess

Notes for Amanda A. Sims
Birth: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M593_528; Page: 165B; Image: 334; Family History Library Film: 552027.
Death: U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

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