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Samuel Boggess, Sr.

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Fairfax County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
Death: December 30, 1825 (83)
Jones Run Road, Lumberport, Harrison County, Virginia (Present West Virginia), United States
Place of Burial: Boggess Cemetery, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Boggess and Ann Boggess
Husband of Anne Boggess and Elizabeth M. Boggess (Dorsey)
Father of Robert Boggess; John Boggess; Samuel Boggess, Jr.; Richard Boggess, Sr.; Elizabeth Dorsey Campbell and 10 others
Brother of Robert Boggess, Jr.; Ann Hill; Vincent Boggess; Winifred Harris; Thomas Boggess and 1 other

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About Samuel Boggess, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND with the rank of LIEUTENANT.

DAR Ancestor #: A011744

Veteran, Revolutionary war.

(E17), h/o Elizabeth Dorsey.

Birth: on La Grange plantation (some of its land remaining in Boggess blood line till 1974), in newly created Fairfax, formerly Prince Williams county, Virginia.

After being raised in the Pohick church area of Truro Parish, where his father, along with Daniel McCarty, George Mason & George Washinton were the four longest serving vestrymen of eighty-one who served. He migrated to Maryland where he married and as an officer served during the Revolutionary War. Near end of eighteenth century, sold his farms and moved to the northwest territory with wife, children and slaves to newly created Harrison county, Virginia area (since 20 April 1863, West Virginia).

He, the namesake to my g,grandfather, my grandfather & to me, who on 25 May 2010, became 2nd oldest to me, of ten known generations, dating into the 1500s.

During The Boggess Family Association's 1997 tenth annual national reunion held at Bridgeport, Harrison county, West Virginia:

"A dedication ceremony for the Daughters of the American Revolution revoluntionary grave marker of Samuel Boggess was held May 3, 1997 at Boggess cemetery, Lumberport, located on Jones Run on part of the family farm, later sold to a church [now known as Jones Run Church, if you continue on up Jones Run road about 1/10 of a mile, turn left down over bank onto what is known as Sawmill road, go maybe 100 ft, you could open the gate at your left and drive to top of hill. This being another and the larger Boggess cemetery].

"A first lieutenant in the Militia, Frederick County, MD, during the Revolutionary War, he and family migrated west.

"The first known Boggess to settle in the Jones Run vicinity in Harrison County was Samuel Boggess and he purchased a total of 583 acres. He built a grist mill on Tenmile Creek and later deeded it to a son. He lived the remainder of his life in this location and is buried at the Boggess cemetery by side of Jones Run Road."

He was well aquainted with Maj Benjamin Robinson each with six children intermarried.

One of his grandsons, Samuel Boggess, married 2nd wife, Sarah Elizabeth Wood, both buried in restored Point Pleasant cemetery ten miles up Tenmile creek from his burial site in the smaller Boggess cemetery near the church.

Death: in Lumberport, Harrison county, Virginia (now West Virginia), reportedly with sixty-five living Boggess descendants.

Father: Robert Boggess b: 1 DEC 1707 in Saint Stephens Parish, Northumberland county, Virginia Mother: Ann Cox b: ABT 1712 in Westmoreland county, Virginia

Marriage: Elizabeth Dorsey b: 27 Sep 1753 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel county, Maryland, British America. Married: 1772 in Frederick county, Maryland

Known Children

Robert Boggess b: 3 NOV 1773 in Frederick county, Maryland

John Boggess b: 2 APR 1775 near New Market, Frederick county, Maryland (my 2nd g,grandfather)

Samuel Boggess b: 22 FEB 1777 in Frederick county, Maryland

Richard Boggess b: 17 AUG 1778 in Frederick county, Maryland

Elizabeth Boggess b: 5 MAY 1780 in New Market, Frederick county, Maryland

Fielding Boggess b: 28 MAR 1782 in Frederick county, Maryland

Caleb Harrison Boggess b: 23 FEB 1784 in Frederick county, Maryland (raised older brother John's two orphaned children)

Ann Boggess b: 9 NOV 1785 in near New Market, Frederick county, Maryland

Vincent Boggess b: 11 FEB 1787 in Frederick county, Maryland

Joshua Dorsey Boggess b: 26 MAY 1788

Mortimer Boggess b: 14 OCT 1789 in Frederick county, Maryland

Albertus Boggess b: 19 APR 1791 in Frederick county, Maryland, (1st child may (?) be named for older brother John's wife and last born)

George Washington Boggess b: 13 NOV 1792 in Frederick county, Maryland

Alonzo Boggess b: 15 DEC 1795 in Frederick county, Maryland

Augustus March Boggess b: 8 MAR 1798 in Frederick county, Maryland


Sources in part from: 'Baugus, Boggus, & Boggess Footprints On The Sands Of Time', Vol. I,1993, Vol. II, 1994 & Supplements, by Joanna Fox, Drakesboro, Kentucky & JoAnn Smith, Vida, Oregon

08/21/2011, Julie Glasscock Rogers: "Cemetery is located on the smaller of the 2 of [Boggess] cemeteries. If you were visit it, you would turn at Lumberport onto Jones Run Rd. Go just over 3 miles, on your left you will see the Jones Run Church that sits just off the road. As soon as you pass the church, maybe 100 ft. you would see this cem. It is only about 10 ft. off road and other than the graves that I mentioned, the only other ones you would see are just old flat rocks kinda hidden in the grass throughout. If you continue on up the rd. about 1/10 of a mile, turn left down over bank onto what is known Sawmill Rd, go maybe 100 ft. You would open the gate at your left and drive to top of hill. This is the larger cem. I have not found a Caleb in either one, but this still could be possible. There are so many graves that are either not marked or you just cant make out names."

Family links:

 Robert Boggess (1707 - 1772)
 Ann Cox Turner (1712 - 1785)

 Elizabeth M Dorsey Boggess (1753 - 1824)*

 John Boggess (1775 - 1815)*
 Caleb Boggess (1784 - 1852)*
 Albertus Boggess (1791 - 1861)*
 George Washington Boggess (1792 - 1847)*
 Alonzo Boggess (1795 - 1848)*
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Burial: Boggess Cemetery Harrison County West Virginia, USA

Created by: Bill Record added: Nov 24, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 44751891

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Samuel Boggess, Sr.'s Timeline

September 20, 1742
Fairfax County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
November 3, 1773
Age 31
New Market, MD, USA
April 21, 1775
Age 32
New Market, Maryland, USA
February 22, 1777
Age 34
New Market, Frederick County, Maryland, United States
August 17, 1778
Age 35
New Market, Frederick County, Maryland, United States
May 5, 1780
Age 37
New Market, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
March 28, 1782
Age 39
New Market, MD, USA
February 23, 1784
Age 41
New Market, Frederick County, Maryland, United States
November 9, 1785
Age 43
New Market, MD, USA