Biography of Henry C. Boggs
Lake County, CA Biographies





BOGGS, HENRY C. The subject of this sketch was born in Jackson County, Missouri, June 1, 1820, and is the second son of ex Governor Boggs of that State. He remained in his native State until 1850, receiving in the meantime his education, and being engaged in farming. In May of that year he set out with his family across the plains for California, arriving in Sacramento August 20th of the same year. He proceeded at once to Napa County, and settled about six miles north west of Napa, where he engaged in farming. In 1864 he came to Lake County and purchased land in Big Valley, and from this time on till 1869, he divided his attention between the two counties, as he had interests in both of them. In the last named year he returned to Missouri, spending the summer in that State and New York, and in the fall he returned to California. In the spring of 1870 he located permanently in Lake County, making Lakeport his home, and has since resided at that place. In 1878 he was elected a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He is president of the Farmers Savings Bank of Lakeport. Mr. Boggs is one of those quiet, unassuming gentlemen of whom the world at large hears but little, but who, through his energies and strict attention to business, and to the advancement of the best interest of the community in which he resides, has made his presence felt, and in no feeble manner, either. Such men, and not the noisy ones, are the people who build up a community and add much to its material prosperity. Mr. Boggs was united in marriage October 13, 1840, with Miss Martha J. Young, a native of Kentucky. They have two children living, James W. and Lilburn H., and have lost one, Julia L., wife of W. W. Pendegast.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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