Biography of Arthur C. Boggs of Princeton, Illinois

A. C. Boggs, Princeton, was born February 18, 1826, in Ohio County, W. Va. His father, William Boggs, was born in the same place, September 7, 1789, and died there, July 26, 1869. He followed farming as an occupation. His grandfather was Francis Boggs. The mother of our subject, LeeAnn Carter, was born 1801, in Ohio County, W. Va., where she died in 1841. She was a daughter of Arthur and Bethann (Beal) Carter, natives of Maryland and of German descent. Mrs. Leeann Boggs was the mother of eight children, viz.: Bethann, Francis (deceased), Arthur C., William J., Mary J., David B., Margary, and Sarah, who died while young.

Our subject, A. C. Boggs, went to school in West Virginia; there he also farmed till June 1867, when he came to Bureau County, Ill., and settled on the M. Triplett farm in Dover Township. After living nearly two years on that farm he sold it and bought the Henry Bacon farm in Princeton Township, where he lived till August, 1881, when he moved to town, where he now resides. While on the farm he dealt to a considerable extent in blooded stock. At present he is dealing in stock.

Mr. Boggs was married September 11, 1854, in the place of his nativity to Miss Mary Milligan, who was born December 18, 1827, in Ohio County, W. Va. Her parents were Hugh and Ruth (Brown) Milligan. They were natives of Virginia, near Harpers Ferry. Mrs. Mary Boggs is the mother of five children, viz.: Flora B., wife of J. W. Thompson, now a resident of Colorado, where he owns a sheep ranch; Willia A. is a merchant in Griswold, Cass Co., Iowa; Ida Lee, deceased; Mary E. and Sarah E.

Mr. and Mrs. Boggs are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a man interested in all public enterprise and ready to do his duty anywhere.

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885

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