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Nancy Griffith Boggs
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Birth: 1833
Lawrence County
Kentucky, USA
Death: 1902

Daughter of Margaret (Peggy) Caines and Robert Griffith. Born in 1833 on Dean's Branch of Caines Creek near Blaine, KY. Married 27 OCT 1852 in Lawrence Co., KY.

"Nancy Griffith married Hamey Boggs, four years her senior, and was the mother of nine children, all of whom lived to maturity, went to school, and learned to read, write and cypher. Nancy, slender, blue-eyed, with delicate features and of average height, was quiet and even-tempered. It was said that she never in her whole life ventured as far from home as Louisa, the county-seat town, twenty-five miles away. She was skilled in home crafts. She grew in her large and fertile garden patches of cotton and flax which she and her children processed. She enjoyed an enviable reputation as a weaver. The cloth she made was colored with natural dyes which she prepared herself. She was one of the first housewives on Caines Creek to preserve food by canning. I recall seeing on shelves rows of her stone jars which she sealed with paper and sealing wax. She had about her all of the equipment needed for ample and comfortable living; looms, spinning wheels, hackles, home-coopered barrels for pickling, cider, and vinegar, crocks and jugs of heavy stoneware for storing lard, tallow, honey, and molasses, ash hoppers for lye for making soap, black iron pots swung over fire pits, canlde molds, meat grinders, racks for drying fruits and vegetables. Neither Nancy nor John Hamey had any interest in church. After the Civil War, John Hamey and Nancy prospered. No evidence exists to indicate that Nancy could read and write, but there was money to purchase a few books which were kept in a corner cupboard and treasured by John Hamey and all of the children. Nancy died about 1902 and was buried in what was to become known as the Hamey Boggs Graveyard on the ridge between the head of Maple Branch and the head of the Lick Fork of Cherokee Creek. After her husband, who died about 1906, was buried beside her, a "soul" house, still in good condition in 1982, was built over their graves."

From Cratis Williams: Tales From Sacred Wind: Coming of Age in Appalachia. 
 
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 Spouse:
  John D. Boggs (1828 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Ann Boggs Williams (1860 - 1950)*
  Elizabeth Douglas Boggs Williams (1865 - 1948)*
  Martha Boggs Williams (1869 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Boggs Cemetery
Lawrence County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: Jul 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39398894
Nancy <i>Griffith</i> Boggs
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