William Montgomery Boggs

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William Montgomery Boggs

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Death: April 22, 1911 (84)
Bakersfield, Kern County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Napa, Napa County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gov. Lilburn Boggs of Missouri and Panthea Grant Boggs
Husband of Sonora Boggs
Father of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo Boggs; Lilburn William Boggs; Angus Maupin Boggs; Mary Finley Boggs; Sterling Price Boggs and 1 other
Brother of Thomas Oliver Boggs; Albert Gallatin Boggs; John McKinley Boggs; Minerva "Minnie" Warner Hopkins; George Washington Boggs and 2 others
Half brother of Henry Carroll Boggs

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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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William Montgomery Boggs's Timeline

October 21, 1826
Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Age 20
Age 21
May 29, 1851
Age 24
Sonoma County, California, United States
Age 29
Age 35
Age 37
April 22, 1911
Age 84
Bakersfield, Kern County, California, United States
Napa, Napa County, California, United States