Boggs, Lilburn W. 

Biography

14 Dec. 17961–14 Mar. 1860.2 Bookkeeper, bank cashier, merchant, Indian agent and trader, lawyer, doctor, postmaster, politician.3 Born at Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky.4 Son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver.5 Served in War of 1812.6 Moved to St. Louis, ca. 1816, and engaged in business.7 Married first Julia Ann Bent, July 1817, at St. Louis.8 Moved to Franklin, Howard Co., Missouri, 1817; to Fort Osage, Howard Co., ca. 1818; to St. Louis, 1820; and back to Fort Osage, spring 1821.9 Married second Panthea Grant Boone, July 1823.10 Moved to Harmony Mission (Indian mission for Great Osage Nation; later near Papinville, Bates Co.), Missouri, by 1824.11 Located at Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri, 1826; elected to state senate on Democratic ticket, 1826, 1828.12 Elected lieutenant governor, 1832.13 Became governor upon resignation of predecessor, Daniel Dunklin, 1836, and served through 1840.14 Moved to Jefferson City, Cole Co., Missouri, 1836.15 Authorized 1838 expulsion of Mormons from Missouri under what was termed his “extermination order.”16 Returned to Independence, before 1842.17 Severely wounded by assassin, 6 May 1842; accused JS of complicity with Orrin Porter Rockwell in perpetrating the crime.18 Returned to Jefferson City, 1842. Served in state senate, 1842–1846.19 Moved to Cass Co., Missouri, by 1843; returned to Independence, by 1845.20 Migrated to Sonoma, Mexico (later in Sonoma Co., California), 1846.21 In 1852, moved to Napa Valley, Napa Co., California, where he died.22

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