Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lydia ( Boggs Shepherd ) Cruger.

February 26, 1766--September 25, 1867

Lydia Boggs was born February 26, 1766, in Brekeley county, West Virginia. In 1768 the family removed to Youghiogheny, and thence in 1771, to Beeler's fort ( Now Uniontown.) In 1777 they lived on Buffalo Creek, where Captaain John Boggs commanded a militia company. In August 1781, the Boggs household removed to a spot three miles below Wheeling but in 1782 retreated to Fort Henry and were present during the second sige. Shortly afterwards Lydia married ( 1785 ) Moses, son of Colonel David Shepherd, and lived at his homestrad until her husband death in 1832. The following year she married ( 1833 ), General Daniel Cruger, but kept her home at the old stone mansion on Wheeling Creek until her death in September 1867.

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