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Boggs, Lillburn W., 1792-1860

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1792-1860

Biographical History

Lillburn W. Boggs (1792-1860) was a Missouri businessman, state senator (1826-1832, 1842-1846), lieutenant governor (1832-1836), and governor (1836-1840).

Lillburn W. Boggs was born in 1793 in Kentucky. He served in the War of 1812 with the Kentucky troops before moving to Missouri in 1816. He married Panthea Grant Boone in 1823. After becoming involved in politics, he served as a Missouri state senator from 1825 to 1832, then as lieutenant governor from 1832 in 1836. In 1836, he became Missouri's 6th governor, serving until 1840. While serving as governor, Boggs issued Executive Order 44 in 1838, later known by Latter-day Saints as the "Extermination Order," amid the 1838 Mormon War. In 1846, Boggs relocated to California, where he served in the California State Assembly. In 1860, he died in Rancho Napa, California.

Citation

Wikipedia, via WWW, May 4, 2021 (Lillburn W. Boggs born December 14, 1796 died March 14, 1860. Born in Kentucky; served in War of 1812 with Kentucky troops; moved to Missouri in 1816; married Panthea Grant Boone in 1823; Boggs became involved in politics, served as a Missouri state senator from 1825 to 1832; lieutenant governor from 1832 to 1836; 6th governor of the state from 1836 to 1840. While governor of Missouri, Boggs issued Missouri Executive Order 44, a document later known to Latter Day Saints as the "Extermination Order" amid what came to be known as the Missouri 1838 Mormon War; order issued on October 27, 1838; Boggs traveled to California in 1846; elected to the California State Assembly in 1852. In 1855 he retired to Rancho Napa where he died on March 14, 1860)

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs executive orders

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1790
Scope and Contents Photographic prints and photocopies of Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs' 1838 "extermination order" of the Mormons, Governor Christopher Bond's executive order rescinding it, and a newsclipping describing the rescission.
Dates: 1838-1976

Lilburn W. Boggs papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 533
Scope and Contents Two signed items, one a promissory note made out to William Smith, agent for the Steam Mill Company, dated August 20, 1817. The other a transfer of title dated June 18, 1820, turning over ownership of two lots in Independence, Missouri, to Joseph Philipson.
Dates: 1817-1820

Lillburn W. Boggs letters received

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2698
Scope and Contents Photographs of a handwritten and signed letters addressed to Lilburn W. Boggs and dated 22 and 24 July 1840. One of the items is from Chauncey Durkus denying reports that he has been involved in arresting Mormons in Illinois and taking them back to Missouri. The veracity of his statements was confirmed by the signatures of 37 residents of Lewis County, Missouri. The other item was signed by 11 residents of Lewis County claiming that persons; who went to Nauvoo, Illinois, to recover stolen...
Dates: 1840 July 24; 1840 July 22

Lillburn W. Boggs testimony and financial note

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1203
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a handwritten and signed "testimony" and a handwritten and signed financial note. The testimony describes a transaction of money for certain lots owned by Boggs. The note is a promise by Boggs to pay William Smith a sum of money.
Dates: 1820

Ewing family certificates and legal papers, 1821-1861

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1396 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Photocopies. Originals in fd. 15. Includes certifications as notary public and county surveyor, Land Office papers and deeds, resignation as a trustee.
Dates: Other: 1821-1861

Finis Ewing collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1396
Abstract Correspondence, certificates, and legal papers dealing with Ewing's personal and business life in Missouri. Some of the correspondence is from Thomas Hart Benton, Henry Clay, and Lilburn W. Boggs. The items relate to contemporary political issues both in Missouri and in the United States.
Dates: 1824-1841

Finis Ewing incoming correspondence, 1824-1841

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1396 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Photocopies. Originals in fd. 12-14. Concerning local and national issues (i.e., Missouri politics, political parties and their candidates, the National Bank, the Preemption Bill and the U.S. Postal Service).
Dates: Other: 1824-1841

Finis Ewing outgoing correspondence, 1840-1841

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1396 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Photocopies. Concerning political parties and their candidates, control of the Missouri Bank, Missouri state taxes, creation of new counties and senatorial districts.
Dates: Other: 1840-1841

Finis Ewing published materials, 1827-1853

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1396 Series 5
Scope and Contents note Photocopies. Finis' A Series of Lectures on the Most Important Subjects in Divinity. F.R. Cossitt's The Life and Times of Rev. Finis Ewing.
Dates: Other: 1827-1853

Joseph Hawkins papers

 Collection — Folder: 2
Identifier: Vault MSS 724
Scope and Contents Six items relating to Joseph Hawkins' role in the Mormon War in Missouri. Includes original handwritten and signed letters from Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs, Adjutant General B. M. Lisle, and Brigadier General Green White, which contain military orders to Hawkins. Also includes a printed general order (original was removed to print collection) by Lilburn W. Boggs and B. M. Lisle; and, a newspaper article on Joseph Hawkins from a 1924 Missouri newspaper.
Dates: 1838-1924; Majority of material found within 1838-1839