William Brenton Boggs

New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 11 Mar 1875 (aged 65)
Georgetown, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Corcoran, Lot 20. Unmarked burial.
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Age 64 years. Buried March 15, 1875.

He was the son of Robert Boggs and Mary Lawrence Boggs. On October 13, 1842, he married Eleanor Carter, daughter of Charles Beale Carter and Anne Stuart Carter of Sabine Hall, Virginia. He and his brother, Charles Stuart Boggs, were educated at Captain Partridge’s Military School at Middletown, Connecticut. He was employed for many years at the Phoenix Bank of New York. On September 1, 1842 he became a clerk in the Navy Department and later clerk in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. In 1844 he became recording clerk. On November 30, 1852 he became Purser. On March 3, 1871 Pay Director and on July 2, 1871 he retired. From 1852 to 1856 he was on the sloop of war “Vincennes, the flagship of Commander Cadwallader Ringold, attached to the expedition surveying the China Sea, Behring Straits and the Siberian Coast of the Arctic Ocean. In 1856 he was ordered to the District of Columbia. In 1864 he was severely burned while attempting to rescue official books and papers from the burning S.S. Mound City. He was known as one of the finest amateur artists in the United States.
Source: The Genealogy of the Boggs Family.


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