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.
Erected by John Boggs Jr.
Location. 39° 30.58′ N, 82° 57.362′ W. Marker is in Circleville, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Touch for map
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. 1½ miles away); Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Circleville.
Also see . . . Logan & the Logan Elm. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Military • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,530 times since then and 53 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.