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Nelson T. Boggs
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Birth: 1836
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1862
Johnson County
Kentucky, USA

Union Military Stone. 14th KY INF. Son of Hugh Boggs and Hannah Blevins. Married to Elizabeth Green. After Nelson died, Elizabeth remarried to James Knox Polk Horton Sr. Elizabeth and J.K.P. Horton are my great-grandparents. James Knox Polk Horton is buried in Bent Cemetery but no stone has been found.
"Report of the Adjutant General of Kentucky" printed 1866- At the Battle of Middle Creek Nelson Boggs was found dead on the battlefield from rifle fire, and the only Union casualty of the skirmish." According to Mr. James R. Boggs of Hazard, Kentucky (whose father was first cousin to Nelson) his comrades placed the body in the limbs of a tree to keep it from being trampled and when the rout was over it was included for burial with the Confederate dead. When Nelson's brother James H. "Jim Goings" Boggs objected, the body was taken to Prestonsburg and sent north to Lawrence County. William Henderson Boggs, brother to Nelson, is said to have gone to the river in a two wheel cart to get his brothers body when the boat landed and carted it home to Caines Creek for burial" This cemetery has a sign calling it the Hen Boggs Cemetery. Cousins in Wisconsin (J.K.P. Horton and Elizabeth Green Boggs Horton moved there) say she used to sit on the front porch holding his blood stained uniform and cap and crying. The plaque at the Battlefield of Middle Creek says he was shot in the head. I went to the cemetery to pay my respects, if he hadn't died I sure wouldn't have been born to do genealogy today! Sleep peacefully. By the way, my husbands ancestor, David Calvin Bledsoe of the 22nd KY was also at this battle, wonder if they ever met? 
 
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 Parents:
  Hugh R Boggs (1801 - 1886)
  Hannah O. Blevins Boggs (1804 - 1875)
 
 Children:
  Sarah J Boggs Horton (1857 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rosa Belle Boggs Ison*
  William Henderson Boggs (1822 - 1910)*
  Nancy Boggs Creech (1827 - 1914)*
  James Henry Boggs (1830 - 1909)*
  Pheba Jane Boggs Williams (1832 - 1910)*
  Nelson T. Boggs (1836 - 1862)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Boggs Cemetery
Lawrence County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Ann
Record added: Nov 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31151374
Nelson T. Boggs
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Nelson T. Boggs
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See Memorial # 16874174.Thank you for your service.
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 17, 2016
So here I am again, this time I found Della Wells, wife of Wiser Gallion-small world
- Ann
 Added: Sep. 23, 2015

- Ann
 Added: Jun. 2, 2014
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