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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:

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

George Miller letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 977
Scope and Contents Letter to Thomas Reynolds, Governor of Missouri, dated 4 Sept. 1842. The missive is in defense of Joseph Smith (1801-1844) in any implication in the assassination attempt on Governor Lilburn Boggs of Missouri.
Dates: 1842 September 4