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 Francis Boggs

Francis Boggs

Birth
Belmont County, Ohio, USA
Death 22 Jan 1889 (aged 81)
Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 52306 · View Source
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Son of Alexander Boggs and Hannah Martin

Married Evelina Martin, 3 Sep 1832, Belmont County, Ohio

Children - Helen Mar Boggs, Reuben Boggs, William Boggs, Ephraim Boggs, Zechariah Cairon Boggs, Mary Boggs, Francis Boggs, Evaline Boggs, Hyrum Smith Boggs, Hannah Boggs, Phebe Jane Boggs, Nancy Orpha Boggs

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p. 563

Francis Boggs was born May 17, 1807 in Belmont County, Ohio, a son of Alexander Boggs and Hannah Martin. He was a carpenter by trade, and having spent many years on a farm was also familiar with the many problems encountered in making the soil productive. In 1842 he married Evalina Martin. Missionaries came to the Boggs home and Francis was baptized a member of the Mormon Church by John Cairn May 17, 1841. It is believed that several of his children died while residing in Ohio. Francis then went to Nauvoo and took an active part in the building of that city. A daughter, Mary, was born April 12, 1843 and a son, Francis, October 23, 1845. His family participated in the exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois to Winter Quarters, and there Francis was chosen to go with the first group.

In September, 1847 his family arrived in the valley. Francis established them in a home in the Eighth Ward and here two more children were born. The family went to Springville in 1850, then moved to Fillmore, and later to Parowan. Soon after arriving at the latter named place he was sent on a mission to Las Vegas, and after returning to Parowan, he took his family to Washington, Washington county, Utah in December 1861.

Mr. Boggs filled a number of positions of trust and responsibility in the communities in which he lived. He served one term in the Utah Legislature. He died in Washington county January 22, 1889. — Ruby Snow Jensen

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Brigham Young Pioneer Company (1847); Age at Departure: 39



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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52306
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Boggs (17 May 1807–22 Jan 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52306, citing Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .