Joel Boggess was born about 1768, probably in Fairfax County or Fauquier County, Virginia. He was the first child born to Richard H. Boggess and Nancy (Ann) Smith.
Joel would have married about 1790 in Virginia or North Carolina. The children I have found for this family are:
Boy born between 1795 – 1800
Girl born between 1795 – 1800
Boy born between 1800 – 1810 - LeRoy Boggess born 1809
Girl born between 1800 – 1810
Girl born between 1800 – 1810 - Susan Boggess born 1804
Girl born between 1804 – 1810 - Polly Boggess born 1808
Boy born between 1810 – 1815 - Peter Boggess born 1811
Boy born between 1810 – 1815 - Robert D. Boggess born 1813
Boy born between 1810 – 1820
Girl born between 1815 – 1820 - Tabitha Boggess born 1815
I am not sure where Joel is around 1820. He wasn’t in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky to sign for the will of his mother who died in 1819, but he had someone there to represent him. Obviously he was still alive, but where was he and his family?
I did find a Joel Bogus in Illinois in 1820; however I could not find the census image he was on. Page 294
I also found a Joel Boggess in Missouri in 1830. This household seems to match the Joel Boggess household I was looking for, but I have no absolute proof it is the right one.