Friday, November 4, 2011

Sarah Ann Boggus (1847-1875)

Sarah “Sallie” Ann Boggus was born October 9, 1847 in Hempstead County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of Peter Boggess and Amanda M. West.  She was raised in Hempstead County, Arkansas and Rapides County, Louisiana.

Sallie married Lycurgus Eugene “L. E.” or “Kirk” Torry on January 10, 1861 in Rapides County, Louisiana.  She was 13 years old and he was 22 years.  L. E. was born on November 19, 1838 in Claiborne, Monroe County, Alabama, and the son of David Alexander Torry.  L. E. and Sallie had six children:

            Richard Samuel                               born 1862
            Elizabeth “Bessie” M.                      born November 1865
            Amanda “Nettie” Antionette           born December 1868
            Eva John                                           born March 26, 1870
            Sarah “Sallie” Eugene                    born August 25, 1872
            John Franklin Wynn                       born February 3, 1875

Sarah Ann Boggus Torry died on Christmas Day, December 25, 1875 in Rapides County, Louisiana.  She was just 28 years old at her death.

L. E. married Lucy Anna Williamson around 1877 in either Rapides or Grant County, Louisiana.  Lucy was born on May 19, 1855 in Grant County, the daughter of Dempsey Winburn Williamson and Lucy Anna Coleman.  L. E. and Lucy had twelve children:

            May                             born May 16, 1878 – died August 21, 1878
            Marshall                     born November 26, 1879
            James Garfield         born September 10, 1881
            Mary Deal                 born December 21, 1883
            Hallie Roberta          born January 4, 1885                     
            Henry Boggus          born April 12, 1888
            Rosebud                    born June 24, 1889
            Phlaby Alice             born May 7, 1892
            Tomas Reed             born October 22, 1894
            Samuel Carey          born November 7, 1896
            Lee Burleson            born May 5, 1899
            Lucy Elinor                born June 9, 1901

In 1880, L. E. and his family were living in Grant County, Louisiana, where L. E. was employed as a store clerk.  In 1900, they were living and working on a farm in Pollock, Grant County.

Lycurgus Eugene Torry died on May 26, 1906 in Grant County, Louisiana.  He was 67 years old at his death.

1910 found Lucy and her children living and working on a farm in Bently, Grant County, Louisiana.  In 1930, Lucy was living on the family farm with her two sons, James and Samuel.

Lucy Anna Williamson Torry died on June 8, 1932 in Dry Prong, Grant County, Louisiana.  She was 77 years old at her death.

Notes for Sarah “Sallie” Ann Boggus
Birth, Marriage & Death:  Information gathered from, Janis & Bubba Perry Fam 000_2010-03-09, accessed 1 Nov 2011

Notes for Lycurgus Eugene Torry
Birth, Residence & Occupation in 1900: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 63.
Residence & Occupation in 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: 2nd Ward, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: 453; Family History Film: 1254453; Page: 268A; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 0747.
Death:  Information gathered from, Janis & Bubba Perry Fam 000_2010-03-09, accessed 1 Nov 2011

Notes for Lucy Anna Williamson
Birth & Death:, Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875; 1894-1954 for Lucy A Torry
Residence & Occupation in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Bentley, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T624_515; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0060; Image: 102; FHL Number: 1374528.
Residence & Occupation in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 2, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: 794; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 123.0.

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