|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1933|
Born Monday, 21 Dec 1846
Died Sunday, 29 Jan 1933
Buried Tuesday, 31 Jan 1933
Age 86 y 1 m 8 d
Augustus was born to Samuel Newell Boughton and Eliza Wright (Bent) Boughton. On Wednesday, 23 Oct 1850 at age 3 y 10 m 2 d he was living at Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut. In 1852 the family moved to Delavan, Walworth, Wisconsin. In 1854 they purchased a farm near Baraboo, Sauk County. Then at the age of 7 y 9 m 15 d his father died on Friday, 6 Oct 1854, much to young at age 36 y 10 m 19 d. The family remained upon the homestead until 1876.
Augustus enlisted into the military Monday, 13 Feb 1865 at Delton, Sauk County. On Saturday, 8 Nov 1865 he mustered out at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri as Private of Captain Charles E. Hall with Co. A of the 49th Infantry Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers. He participated in several major encounters of the conflict. An older brother, one of twins, Clement Abner died of wounds at the Battle of Atlanta and is buried at the Marietta National Cemetery listed in Find A Grave.
Augustus married Sarah Elizabeth Bond on Christmas Day, Wednesday, 25 Dec 1867 in Linden, Iowa County.
Augustus and Sarah's children Lettie Emmaline, born Wednesday, 30 Sep 1868, Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin; died Saturday, 29 Jun 1935, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho
Robert Newell, born Tuesday, 18 Jun 1878, Beaver Crossing, Seward, Nebraska; died Friday, 19 Sep 1952, Bend, Deschutes, Oregon
Eugene Clinton, born Thursday, 2 Jun 1881, Bondville, Red Willow, Nebraska; died Monday, 9 May 1938, Westlake, Lewis, Idaho
The young family moved various times living for a couple of years at Delton, then residing in New Buffalo, Sauk County in 1870. Come 1878 found them at Beaver Crossing, Nebraska and then it was on to Danbury, Red Willow County as the Wednesday, 23 Jun 1880 US Census stated. A short time afterwards Augustus purchased a one-half section of land from the government after his return from the war near Bondville, Red Willow County.
They lived and farmed in there until 1895 when the family of five plus a son-in-law and three grandsons set out on their next big adventure. On Thursday, 2 May 1895 at Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska they left for Juliaetta, Latah, Idaho. It took the family five months to get to their new home. They stopped every so often to work to earn some money to get provisions along the way. Augustus and Sarah drove one of the two wagons. On Wednesday, 2 Oct 1895 five months to the day they all made it to the end of their journey and a new chapter.
Augustus and Sarah lived in various places after moving to Idaho from the Lawyer's Canyon area to Kamiah and Nezperce. They found themselves a home in the Fletcher area of then Nez Perce County, Idaho now Lewis County Friday, 22 Jun 1900.
After the death of his wife Sarah he lived at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California Tuesday, 20 Jan 1914. On Saturday, 22 Mar 1920 The National Military Home at Malibu, Los Angeles County as per US Census
On Tuesday, 29 Apr 1930 at the age of 83 y 4 m 8 d he was living with his son Robert at Haynes Slough, Coos, Oregon.
Come Sunday, 29 Jan 1933 he passed on to old age at the home of his youngest son Eugene at Nezperce, Lewis, Idaho.
LAST OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS IN LEWIS COUNTY DIES SUNDAY MORNING
TAPS SOUNDED FOR WAR VET
Full Military Honors where given to Augustus S. Boughton who passed away Sunday morning at the home of his son Eugene in this vicinity.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Brethren Church in Nezperce and were well attended by pioneer friends and others who had known the deceased. The remains were laid to rest in the local cemetery beside the body of his wife who passed away 21 years ago. Rev. Jess Walker officiated at both the funeral and interment rites. He was believed here to be the last Civil War veteran living in Lewis County.
Three children survive him: Mrs. E. A. Whitesel, Clarkston, R. N. Boughton, Coos County, Oregon and E. C. Boughton, Nezperce. Twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
A note—Viola Whitesel Allen (a granddaughter) was going to go but had to turn back after getting stuck during blizzard near Winchester, Lewis, Idaho.
~~~submitted by, Jorene Clark Miller
Samuel Newell Boughton (1817 - 1854)
Eliza Wright Bent Boughton (1815 - 1887)
Sarah Elizabeth Bond Boughton (1847 - 1912)
Lettie Emmaline Boughton Whitesel (1868 - 1935)*
Robert Newell Boughton (1878 - 1952)*
Eugene Clinton Boughton (1881 - 1938)*
Nez Perce Cemetery
Plot: Block B, Lot 5, Grave 3
Maintained by: Jorene Clark Miller
Originally Created by: Alvis Wilson
Record added: Dec 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62397907