Scott C. Boggs, son of Moses Boggs, of the famous Boggs family, so long and so intimately associated with the rise and progress of Pickaway County, is an able farmer, who brings a well-trained mind to his work, and is managing his extensive farming interests on sections 28 and 33, Pickaway Township, with consummate skill.


Mr. Boggs is a native of this towiiship, and was born November 14, 1848. An account of his father is given elsewhere in this book. Our subject was given fine educational advantages, and after attending Mt. Pleasant Academy, at Kingston, he entered the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware in the fall of 1867, and spent two years in that institution, completing the sophomore year. After leaving college, he turned his attention to farming, and passed the ensuing two years on a farm near La Fayette, Ind. In 1870, he returned to his native township, and two years later bought his present farm, on section 33, where he has since made his home. He has four hundred and eighty acres of land, all in a body, a part of it lying on section 28. It is well supplied with buildings of a good class, and every convenience for carrying on agriculture to the best advantage; the soil is under admirable tillage, is well drained, and is very productive. Our subject is a manly, frank, generous-hearted man, and with his amiable wife occupies a high social position in his native county, to whose citizenship he is an honor. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is popular with his fellow-members. Politically, he is a straightforward Republican. He was Trustee of his township one year, and he is always ready to do all in his power to forward its interests.


Mr. Boggs was married in 1872 to Miss Ada Shannon, and they have been very happy in their domestic life, as he has been to her a devoted husband, and she to him a true wife in every sense of the term. They have two children living: Lucy C, born June 4, 1876, and Howard S., April 19, 1879. Mrs. Boggs is a native of Kingston, Ross County, and a daughter of the late Dr. Robert W. Shannon, who was for many years one of the leading physicians and citizens of Ross County. He settled at Kingston in 1850, and was in active practice there until his lamented death, in 1882, at the age of sixty-five years. He was a native of Virginia. A man of lofty principles and high moral character, he was an influence for much good in his community, and for many years was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. He married Margaret Mowry, a native of Viiginia, who survives him. She is the mother of four children, three daughters and one son, all of whom are living. Mrs. Boggs was carefully reared by her parents, and was given excellent educational advantages in the public schools at Kingston and in the Mt. Pleasant Academy. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and is active in its
every good work.

 

From PORTRAIT & BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF FAYETTE, PICKAWAY AND MADISON COUNTIES, OHIO - Chapman Bros. [Chicago, 1892]