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Genealogical and Personal History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1912

Robert Boggs Biography

Robert Boggs died Sept. 12, 1806, aged forty-six years. When sixteen years old, in consequence of the death of his father, he took charge of the family, and in 1798 married Esther Swanzey, daughter of William Swanzey, Esq., who lived near Jacksonville.

Judge Boggs resided and died where his father settled, and in his will (dated Oct. 25, 1802) he directs his mother to "have a comfortable living out of the tract of land whereon I now reside, opposite old town on Bald Eagle Creek."

His wife Esther was born in Cumberland County in March, 1776, and married, after Judge Boggs' decease, Ezekiel Zimmerman.. She died near Magnolia, Ill., in 1852.

She had four children by Judge Boggs. Isabella Campbell married, Sept. 16, 1816, George Henning, a hatter, removed to Ithaca, N. Y., thence to Fond du Lac, Wis., where she died. George Henning died in Fond du Lac in 1853.

Margery H., born July, 1802, married Reuben Lyon, of Ithaca, and died there in 1834.

Rev. John Harris Boggs, born June 22, 1804, married Catherine Hoover (born March 30,1803), June 14, 1826, both living, 1882, at Boone, Boone Co., Iowa, with ten living children, with thirty-seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Judge Boggs' youngest daughter, Ann, married William Foster, of Bellefonte, removed to Elmira, N.Y., and died there in 1844.

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883

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