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William Boggs, of Back Creek, Frederick County, VA
b.est. 1710-1715
d.1791
  • HWilliam Boggs, of Back Creek, Frederick County, VAEst 1710 to 1715 - 1791
  • WElizabeth HutchinsonEst 1715 to 1720 -
m. Bef 1737
  1. Capt. John Boggs1737 - 1797
  2. William Boggs, Jr.Est 1750 to 1760 - 1836
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Name William Boggs, of Back Creek, Frederick County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1710-1715
Marriage Bef 1737 to Elizabeth Hutchinson
Death? 1791

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Vol. 2:

  • H-269: William Boggs of Frederick County, 275 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. John Mauzy. On West side of Back Creek. 2 April 1750. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 66].
  • N-263: William Boggs of Frederick County, 243 acres on Back Creek in said County. Surv. John Mauzy. Adjoining Hugh Lyle, Samuel Cornwell, Thomas Jones. 6 October 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 182].


Records of William Boggs in Frederick County, VA

  • M-291: John Shepherd of Maryland, 230 acres on Back Creek in Frederick County. Surv. Mr. John Mauzy. Adjoining William Boggs. 14 August 1764. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 158].


William Boggs Farm

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The William Boggs Farm is located in the Back Creek Valley of Berkeley County, West Virginia ner Hedgesville. The property was settled before 1750 by William Boggs, who may have been the first settler in the valley. A 1750 survey indicates that Boggs had of land with a cabin. By 1766 Boggs had accumulated . Boggs grew cash crops in the fertile bottomlands along Back Creek and raised clover for pasturage on the hilltops.

After William Sr.'s death in 1791, his son, William Boggs, Jr. took over the land, working the farm until his death in 1836. The property was divided between Willam Jr.'s son John, with and daughter Jane with .In 1846 John sold his share for $2000 to Jane's husband, Thomas C. Harper. The farm was inherited in 1884 by John Boggs' daughter Theresa, who had lived at the firm with the Harpers. Encumbered by debts she inherited with the property, Theresa was forced to sell in 1887 to D.E. Stone.

The 2-1/2 story log house features a center hall plan with a room on each side of the main stair hall and two rooms upstairs. The interior log surfaces were whitewashed. Interior walls are beaded board. Mantels and stairs feature decorative carving of good quality for such a remote location. The exterior is clad with wide planking.[1]

Nearby on the property a two-level root cellar is dug into a hillside, with entrances to the upper and lower levels on opposite sides. The farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[2]

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at William_Boggs_Farm. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.


Sources

"History and Genealogy of the William Boggs Farm in Back Creek Vallay, Berkeley County, West Virginis
Berkeley County, West Virginia, Biography of the Boggs Family
http://www.journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/524054/William-Boggs-House-is-a-historic-jewel.html?nav=5004
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at William Boggs Farm. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
References
  1.   http://dangog.com/Log/webboggs.htm