Bogy and Smith Families genealogy
Scope and Contents note
This collection consists of a miscellany of materials related to the Bogy and Smith families. The former were French immigrants of the early nineteenth century who appear to have settled, variously, in the "Vine and Olive Colony" of Alabama (Demopolis), around Arkansas Post, and around New Madrid, Missouri. The collection contains a short typescript record of the Civil War service of Joseph Vestal Bogy, of Arkansas, who served in the Confederate Army, a modern copy of a photo of J. V. Bogy in a Confederate Army uniform, and correspondence between Louis T. Bogy and Kent Gardien, of Cuernavaca, Mexico, concerning their mutual forebears, Ignace and Desiree Bogy, the parents of J. V. Bogy. The collection also contains information and correspondence relative to the families of Steven and Mary Jane Pitt Smith of Green and Choctaw Counties, Alabama, and Ivy Furman Smith and Mary Jane Morrison Smith of Green and Marengo Counties, Alabama. A daughter of the latter couple, Ruthanna Victoria Smith, met and later married J. V. Bogy when he was being held at a parole camp near Demopolis, having been captured at Vicksburg and subsequently paroled. There are also photocopies and typed transcripts of a few letters from somebody who signed him or herself [N.P.T.] to Ruthanna Victoria Smith, from Ft. Morgan, Alabama (1861) and Meridian, Mississippi (1862), another to R. V. Smith from her cousin Etta Smith from Livingston, Alabama (1861), copies of correspondence between Louis T. Bogy and Kent Gardien (1978), a typescript paper by the latter about early 19th century French settlers in the U.S. entitled "The Splendid Fools," a letter from Louis T. Bogy to a Mr. Tommy Campbell of Butler, Alabama concerning Smith family genealogy, a photocopy of a letter from Doris to Marjorie and Louis [Bogy?] concerning Smith family genealogy, photocopies of several pages of handwritten genealogical data concerning the Smith family, and a photocopy of two legal papers from Greene County, Alabama 1838), of transactions involving Peter Morrison, perhaps the father of Mary Jane Morrison Smith.
- Bogy, Louis T. (Person)
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Biographical Historical note
Louis Bogy, a San Antonio dentist, appears to have been responsible for compiling the information in this collection; there is correspondence between him and other descendants of Ignace and Desire Bogy, French immigrants to the U.S. in the early 19th century, and of Steven and Ivy Smith (possibly brothers), of the Alabama Black Belt, dated 1978-82.
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Language of Materials
A miscellany of materials related to the Bogy and Smith families. The former were French immigrants of the early nineteenth century who appear to have settled, variously, in the Vine and Olive Colony of Alabama (Demopolis), around Arkansas Post, and around New Madrid, Missouri, while the latter were the families of Steven and Mary Jane Pitt Smith of Green and Choctaw Counties, Alabama, and Ivy Furman Smith and Mary Jane Morrison Smith of Green and Marengo Counties, Alabama.
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S.M. Braden, 2009; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012
- Guide to the Bogy and Smith Families genealogy
- May 2009
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