Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John Boggs Memorial
Capt. John Boggs, born in Western Penn. 1738. Married Jane Irwin and raised a large family on the frontier. Near Wheeling W.Va. one son Wm. was taken prisoner by the Indians, in view of his Fathers cabin, which is here represented. Another, James was killed by them near Cambridge O. Emigrated to Ohio and built his cabin on this spot 1798 and died 1826.
Under the spreading branches of A Magnificent Elm tree near by, is where Logan, the Mingo Chief, made his celebrated speech and where Lord Dunmore concluded his treaty with the Indians in 1774, and thereby opened this country for the settlement of our ForeFathers.
Maj. John Boggs. Born near Wheeling W.Va. 1775. Moved to Ohio with his father, 1798. Married Sarah McMechen 1800. Raised eight children all born in a cabin that stood on this spot. His wife Sarah died 1851. He died 1862.
Erected by John Boggs Jr. to the memory of his GrandFather and Father. Soldier, Scout, and Pioneer.
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1738.
Location. 39° 30.58′ N, 82° 57.362′ W. Marker is in Circleville, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Marker is near the rear of Logan Elm State Memorial, on Ohio Route 361 at Wolfe Road, about one mile east of US Route 23, and five miles south of Circleville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville OH 43113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Logan Elm (here, next to this marker); Capt. Michael Cresap (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornstalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Grenadier Squaw (Non-hel-e-ma) (within shouting distance of this marker); Logan's Speech (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Logan / Logan Elm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grenadier Squaw Village (approx. 1˝ miles away); Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Circleville.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,762 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.