Name: Henry Boggess
Given Name: Henry
Change Date: 20 Aug 2009
Henry Boggess, my 5th great,grandfather was born 26 Sep 1680 on Cherry Point Neck, Saint Stephen Parish, Northumberland county, Virginia to Henry Boggess, B2 (xxxx-1684/5), reportedly dying ca. 1727 in Saint Stephens Parish, mother most likely, Ruth, who later married Wm Parker, then David Straughan. Henry Boggess, married Mary Bennett, born 1685 (LDS records), died 1742/3 at Cherry Point, Northumberland county, Virginia. This union yielded nine known children, our Robert, their third with twin daughters, Ann & Elizabeth last born.
Birth: 26 JAN 1680 in Northumberland County, Virginia
Death: SEP 1727 in Northumberland County, Virginia
Northumberland county,Virginia originally known as Chickacoan, an Indian district on the Northern Neck, lying between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers, tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay and in 1648, organized and so named in an official act passed by the Burgesses in Jamestown, Virginia. It later was divided into three additional counties: Lancaster, Richmond and Westmoreland, was also visited in 2002 by the Boggess Family Asociation visiting many sites with group picture at Saint Stephens Parish Church, and having discussion with local historians. Cherry Point Neck, Northumberland county, Virginia, is the right bank of Potomac River, downstream from Yeocomico River, first settled about 1640. Boggess' were among early settlers, apparently locating at headwaters on, Bogess Cove, north of Wrights Cove, west from Glebe Creek and east from main road of Cherry Point Neck shown on 1857 Plat of Wheatland, page 312, Vol I of Fox & Smith's books.
EPPING FOREST, the present oddly-designed two-story frame house on a wide shady lawn replaced one built by Colonel Joseph Ball (1649-1711), who inherited this 'forest estate' in 1680 from his father, Colonel William Ball. Joseph Ball married Elizabeth Romney and reared a son and four daughters. In February, when a widower 59 years of age, he deeded his farm to his son Joseph and divided all his personal property among his five mature children, reserving the right to continue to reside here and also certain dower rights for a wife in the event he again married. He forthwith married a widow, Mary Montague Johnson, who in 1708 or 1709 became the mother of Mary Ball. When Mary was a small child, her father died, and her mother married Captain Richard Hawes, who took her and her three children to his home in Cherry Point Neck, Northumberland County. At her mother's death in 1721, Mary Ball went to live with her guardian at Sandy Point (see Tour 16A). Mary Ball married Augustine Washington and became the mother of George. Source: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper/VAGuide/tour16.html
Records found, then published in "Baugus, Boggus, & Boggess Footprints On The Sands Of Time" suggest others respected Henry, so, he may have been a legal advisor of sorts, possibly a parish constable at one time handling wills etc.. Upon his passing, ca 1727. His real property was split three ways, widow Mary taking middle tract.
Following Henry's demise, widow Mary, seemingly had a problem attending church as required under English rule.
Mary's will included seven surviving children, Daughters Mary, (1710-17xx), and Ann (1723-1741), twin sister of Elizabeth appear to have preceded her in death. Sons Bennet, (1703-1744), Robert, (1707-1772), & Henry (1705-1785) each received "one schilling current money".
Sons Henry and Robert married sisters, Jane and Ann, daughters of Vincent and Jane (?) Cox, both becoming successful planters living and raising families along the banks of Pohick run, in Prince William county (after 19 June 1742, Fairfax), Virginia, Truro Parish. Thomas married Hannah Rust, d/o Jeremiah & Magdalene (Damourville) Rust and Bennet married Elizabeth Samford, d/o Samuel & Elizabeth (Keene) Samford.
Henry and Mary were 3rd great,grandparents, by 5th son Thomas (1713-1772) to Charles Henry Boggess H1080 (1845IN-1925OK) found on 1875 Kansas census in Liberty Township, Montgomery county, Kansas, Osage Indian Territory until September 1870, where my maternal great, grandfather, John Andrew Flora (1845IN-1934KS) lived from 1868 to 1878 with wife giving birth to three children, my grandfather in 1871, also his brother found in next county east since at least 1868, James William Boggess (1842IL-1892KS) in Liberty township, Labette county, Kansas, family buried in Oak Frove cemetery, Labette county, KS, a neighbor of my maternal great grandfather, John Andrew Flora (1845IN-1934KS) with his 2nd wife in 1900 Federal census.
Henry & Mary were also 5th great,grandparents, by 1st son Bennet (1703-1745) to "Uncle Charley" Boggess, (1878FL-1970FL) of Chokoloskee, Collier county, Florida, earlier; Key West, Sandfly Island; Flamingo and other southwest Florida locations. "Uncle Charley" and a son, sea fishermen, are recorded in county records as receiving honorable discharges for service in WWII, for themselves 'AND THEIR VESSELS'. My 1st cousin, S C Boggess, III, visited with "Uncle Charley" in the later 1960's at his home on Chokoloskee Island.
Compiled 03/10/06 by William (Bill) Samuel Boggess raised at Carthage, MO.
Much of above gleamed from the following source and off the internet:
'Baugus, Boggus, & Boggess Footprints On The Sands Of Time', Vol. I, 1993, Vol. II, 1994 & Supplements. Copyrighted by Joanna Fox, Drakesboro, Kentucky & JoAnn Smith, Vida, Oregon, JoAyers@uswest.net
Father: Henry Bogguss b: ABT 1647 in Northumberland County, Virginia
Mother: Ruth b: ABT 1649
Mary Bennett b: ABT 1685 in Cherry Point, Northumberland County, Virginia
in Northumberland County, Virginia
- Bennet Boggess b: 16 AUG 1703 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
- Henry Boggess b: 6 DEC 1705 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
- Robert Boggess b: 1 DEC 1707 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
- Mary Ruth Boggess b: 13 AUG 1710 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
- Thomas Boggess b: 21 DEC 1713 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
- Ruth Boggess b: 18 JUN 1717 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
- John Boggess b: 30 AUG 1720 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
- Ann Boggess b: 1723 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
- Elizabeth Boggess b: 1723 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
- Abbrev: GEDCOM file, imported 11 August 2006
Title: Samuel Cleveland Boggess III, GEDCOM file imported on 11 August 2006.