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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 6 Collections and/or Records:

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 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

Max H. Parkin donations on Mormon manuscripts, 1832-1976

 Series
Identifier: MSS 19 Series 6
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: A. Gary Anderson and Milton V. Backman Jr., Max Parkin, David J. Whittaker, Lyndon Cook, Russell R. Rich and Clark V. Johnson, all faculty members of the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, in cooperation with the historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also called the LDS Church), and the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, did research on sites related to the history of the Church. A. Gary Anderson researched...
Dates: Other: 1832-1976

Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Finis Ewing, 1824-1840

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1396 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Photocopies. David Barton to George Tomkins and to John Hardeman. William H. Davis to M.M. Marmeduke.
Dates: Other: 1824-1840