Monday, October 31, 2011

Thomas Henry Boggus (1840- bef 1900)

Thomas “Henry” Boggus was born in 1840 in Hempstead County, Arkansas.  He was the son of Peter Boggess and Amanda M. West.  He was raised in Hempstead County, Arkansas and Rapides County, Louisiana.

Henry married Lourena (maiden name unknown) in 1860.  He was 20 years old and she was 17 years.  Lorena was born in December 1843 in Alabama.  The couple was living with Henry’s widowed father in Rapides County, Louisiana in 1860. 

In 1880, Henry and his family were living on a farm in Grant County, Louisiana.  Henry and Lorena had seven children, with only three living to adulthood:

            R. James                   born 1861
            Joana                         born December 1861
            Frances Lorena        born May 1867

Thomas Henry Boggus died sometime between 1880 and 1900.  In 1900, Lorena was living with her married daughter, Joana Collingsworth, in Pollock, Grant County, Louisiana.  Lorena continued living with her daughter until her death in 1929.

Lourena Boggus died on April 21, 1929 in Rapides County, Louisiana.  She was 85 years old at her death.


Notes for Thomas Henry Boggus
Birth, Marriage, Residence & Occupation in 1860: Year: 1860; Census Place:  , Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M653_423; Page: 238; Image: 238; Family History Library Film: 803423.
Residence in 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: 2nd Ward, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: 453; Family History Film: 1254453; Page: 245D; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 0702.
Death:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 63.

Notes for Lourena (maiden name unknown)
Birth:  Year: 1860; Census Place:  , Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M653_423; Page: 238; Image: 238; Family History Library Film: 803423.
Children & Residence in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 63.
Death:  Ancestry.com. Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.

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