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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 2 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

Mormon War papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS FM 7
Scope and Contents Microfilmed copies of original joint legislative committee journals (1838-1839), legislative proceedings (1838-1841), correspondence and orders (1838-1839), evidence given at the court of inquiry held in November 1838 to investigate Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and others for high treason, and certificates dealing with indictments against Mormons (1841) pertaining to the Mormon disturbances in Missouri (1838-1841). The film is 16 mm. and 35 mm. and is photonegative.
Dates: 1838-1841