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Subject: [Melungeon] DESCENDANTS OF JAMES BOGGS about 1667
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 20:21:14 EDT
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James Boggs was born in Londonderry, Ireland about 1667 and died
in New Castle County Delaware about 1740. He is believed to have been
the son of John Livingston.
John Livingston and his brother Hugh were Scots Presbyterians who
were exiled to Ireland after 1660. Since they were forced to live in
the bogs near Londonderry, they adopted the surname Boggs.
James married in Ireland and his wife died there before 1724.
In 1724, James and his children emigrated from Ireland to New Castle
County Delaware, where James purchased 100 acres of land November 17,
1726. James' will was dated February 9, 1736.
James Charles Boggs, a son of Francis and Agnes Boggs, was born in
New Castle County DE about 1725 and died in Greenbrier County Va (WV)
about 1805. He married Margaret Jane Sharp January 25, 1751 at
Wilmington, DE. Margaret was born in 1729.
The family lived in Chester County PA until 1764, when they moved
to Augusta County VA. In 1771, the family moved to Spring Lick Creek
in Greenbrier County VA (WV), where James died about 1805 and Margaret
died after April 20, 1816.