Family:Robert Boggs and Mary Pattison (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? 27 May 1857 Lawrence Co, PA
30 Apr 1863 Allegheny Co, PA
bet 1880-1900
bet 1910-1921

1860 Union Twp, Lawrence Co, PA PO New Castle, 5 June 1860, Series M653 Roll 1127 p489 h/h 53/51 Boggs, Robert 25 boiler man PA Mary 24 PA David 2 PA Jane 1/12 PA Mills, Agness 5 PA

1880 New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1144; Family History Film: 1255144; Page: 122.2000; Enumeration District: 216; Image: 0444, Chestnut Street, h/h 54/59 Boggs, Robert 46 PA-Ire-Ire carpenter Mary 43 wife PA-Scot-Scot Jennie 19 dau attend school PA-PA-PA Lizzie 17 dau attend school PA-PA-PA Maggie M 15 dau attend school PA-PA-PA William 10 son attend school PA-PA-PA Aggie 6 PA-PA-PA

Couple Appears Headed for Divorce

New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 8 April 1891

Lived Together Thirty-Four Years

Mrs. Mary L. Boggs by her next friend, DC Pattison, and through her attorney, J. Norman Martin, asks the court to be divorced from her husband, Robert Boggs. The parties were united in marriage May 28, 1857, and lived together until March 12, 1891. The petitioner alleges cruel and barborus treatment, claiming that she was assaulted by him on April 6, 1891 and that on numerous occasions she was driven from the house by him. Boggs is at present in jail on a charge of assaulting his wife. He is very hard of hearing and drinks a great deal. It is thought that he is mentally unbalanced.

New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 17 June 1891, p9

Robert Boggs of Third Ward was found guilty of assaulting his wife and was brought in. Mr. Boggs is very deaf and the inquiries were reduced to writing. He said that he didn’t feel that he was guilty. He was sentenced to pay $5 and costs and undergo 30 days in jail.

The jury in the case of the Commonwealth v Robert Boggs who was charged with assault and battery by his wife returned a verdict of guilty. Boggs is a well known old citizen who has permitted liquor to get the better of him. His almost total deafness it is thought causes him to act peculiar at times. His wife has applied for a divorce.

New Castle News, New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA, 13 Oct 1897

A New Castle Man - Undertakes a New Venture and Completes it Satisfactorally

If the facts as published below had been unearthed in Kalamazoo, MI readers might look the item over and then throw the paper to one side and forget all about it. The interest in the statement of a citizen in a distant town isn’t in it when reading side by side with that of a fellow citizen. Foreign evidence has always had suspicions halo around it that the articles lack and when you have the statement of Mr. Robert Boggs of 133 Chestnut St you have to face the inevitable question, can I depend more upon an article endorsed by a resident of Springfield than I can depend upon one endorsed by a stranger whom I don’t know and whose place of abode I never heard about until I saw it mentioned in an advertisement. Read what Mr. Boggs says: “Exposure during the war of the rebellion brought on several ailments, one of them was itching hemmorroid. I used many remedies for this affliction, but received absolutely no benefit from any of them. Learning about Doan’s Ointment I procured a box at Hutton’s drug store. The use of this remedy proved very beneficial. I know of wonderful benefit being derived in a severe case of rheumatism from the use of Doan’s Kiney Pills. The relief was almost instantaneous, and was very great.”

But Apparently There Was a Change of Heart

1900 Newcastle Ward 3 Precinct 1, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1426; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 104, 133 Chestnut St, h/h 48/50 Boggs, Robert Mar 1833 (67) m58Y 8/4 ch PA-Ire-Ire carpenter Mary B wife March 1833 (67) PA-Scot-Scot

  1.   From the 1900 federal census record, Mary B. and Robert Boggs had 8 children with 4 living. To date only 6 children have been discovered.