Alfred  Bogue

          Alfred  Bogue, deceased,  was for many years prominently identified with the agricultural interests of Henry County.  He was born in Perquimans County, N. C., March 7, 1808, a son of  Josiah and  Elizabeth (Wells) Bogue,  natives of North Carolina, his father born in March, 1772.  When he was a child his parents moved to Preble County, Ohio, and settled on an unimproved farm where he was reared, obtaining his education in the early subscription schools.  He was married in Ohio to  Keziah,  daughter of  John Stubbs, a native of Georgia, of Scotch descent, who emigrated of Ohio in an early day.  In the spring of 1833 Mr. Bogue moved to Henry County, Ind., and bought a tract of unimproved land a mile and a half east of the present site of Spiceland, where by good management and industry he soon had a good home.  He was purely a self-made man; commencing life in meager circumstances he accumulated a good property.  His wife died June 27, 1836.  They were the parents of four children; but three are living -- Elizabeth (deceased),  Jane,  Josiah P.  and  John S.  Dec. 23, 1839, Mr. Bogue married  Charity,  daughter of  Benjamin and  Leah (Parker) Bogue, who was born in North Carolina, Sept. 11, 1817, and came with her parents to Indiana in1826.  To them were born eight children -- Calvin W.,  Anna E.,  Marietta,  Charles,  Emery C.,  Ignatius S.,  Ella  and  Harriet B.  Mr. Bogue died Dec. 25, 1871.  He was, as is his wife, a member of the Society of Friends.
History of Henry County, Indiana,  Chicago:  Inter-State Publishing Co., 1884, page 798.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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