Monday, April 2, 2012

Robert D. Boggess (1813- )

Robert D. Boggess was born about 1813 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was the son of Joel and Fanny Boggess.  Robert lived in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Texas during his childhood.

Robert married Susan Benton around 1839, probably in Arkansas.  He was about 36 years old and she was around 16 years.  Susan was born in 1823 in Tennessee, the daughter of Nathaniel Benton and Dorothy Myra Branch.

After their marriage, Robert and Susan settled their family on a farm in Missouri, Clark County, Arkansas.  By 1846, they had moved their family to a farm in Dyersburgh, Dyer County, Tennessee.  Robert was appointed postmaster in Dyersburgh on March 20, 1846.

Robert and Susan had at least nine children:

F. A.                born 1840 in Arkansas       Female
C.                    born 1841 in Arkansas       Female 
Susan            born 1843 in Arkansas       Female
E.                    born 1845 in Arkansas       Female – Died before 1860
M.                    born 1848 in Tennessee    Male
H.                    born 1850 in Tennessee    Female – Died before 1860
Thomas         born 1855 in Tennessee    Male
E.                    born 1857 in Tennessee    Female
Robert D.       born 1860 in Tennessee    Male

Susan Benton Boggess died in June 1885 in Arkansas.  She was 62 years old at her death.

Notes for Robert Boggess
Birth, Marriage, Residence & Occupation in 1850:  Year: 1850; Census Place: District 4, Dyer, Tennessee; Roll: M432_877; Page: 191B; Image: 55.
Residence & Occupation in 1840:  Year: 1840; Census Place: Missouri, Clark, Arkansas; Roll: 17; Page: 107; Image: 223; Family History Library Film: 0002474.
Residence & Occupation in 1846: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-Sept. 30, 1971; Roll #: 118; Archive Publication #: M841.
Residence & Occupation in 1860:  Year: 1860; Census Place: District 4, Dyer, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1248; Page: 333; Image: 72; Family History Library Film: 805248.
Residence in 1862: U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.  Original data:  National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M603, M754-M771, M773-M777, M779-M780, M782, M784, M787-M789, M791-M793, M795, M1631, M1775-M1776, T227, T1208-T1209.

Notes for Susan Benton
Birth & Death:, public family tree, “Benton Jones Champion Gerstenberg Oldham Boothe Hyde Harless Schwind Powell Jeffreys etc”, accessed 1 April 2012

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