William Montgomery Boggs (1826 - 1911)

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About William Montgomery Boggs


Born 21 October 1826 at Six Mile Settlement, near Fort Osage, Jackson County, Missouri. He was the son of Lilburn William Boggs and Panthea Grant Boone (granddaughter of Daniel Boone).

Boggs of Missouri, who came to California with his family in 1846. Much of the early history of Napa and Sonoma is identified with the activities of his father, L. W. Boggs, who died in 1860. W. M. Boggs was present at the raising of the Bear Flag at Sonoma.

According to Menefee's Historical and Descriptive Sketchbook of Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino, 1873, "He served three months in the Mexican war on this coast as a non-commissioned officer in a battalion of mounted riflemen recruited by himself and A.F. Grayson. The battalion was attached to the command of Lieutenant Maddox of the Marine Corps under Commodore Stockton, and was honorably discharged at Monterey."

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