Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas) Page: 45
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Boggy Community Home Sites
George Wallace on binder
Boggy School in pasture of Robert T. Fort
Pederson Home, built 1892
Long. They had thirteen c
mother of Willie Mae Wal
Ellington child. She was b
family settled in the B
about this time. J.R. Ford r
girls. Sophronia is the gr
late Elsie Coston.
The adjoining land was
Thaxton Fort soon after t
Fort came to Bosque Cou
crossed the Neils Creek w
an incline until he got to
he had a view of the enti
chopped logs to build his
brought his bride, Mart
Briscoe by horseback to th
big oak tree. The horse
present. Mr. Fort raised h
Their ten children were bo
J.N. Yarbrough settled(
He had a small family, on
Another family, Willia
came by covered wagon
1861. Some years later he s
Community. He built hisl
oak thicket near the Yarbr
Tannie Scoggins in 1877. Tj
children in the communit
va, Etta, Rody, William, H
and Dudley. In a letter w
Pendleton and saved by
children, she tells that the
already settled across the creek when they
built their cabin.
These places covered a large area of land.
There were no roads, just wagon trails, no
means of communication except by horse-
back. The families were busy raising crops
and large families. The Fort children were:
Cornelia (1872), Martha (1873), Emma
(1877), Leta (1879), Mollie Belle (1882), John
R. (1884), Robert T. (1885), William B.
(1887), and Minnie L. (1890). The three sons
lived on the home land for years.
Jim Hoff settled on land joining the
Pendletons. Their children were Pete, Mollie
hildren. Mary, the Willie Mae Wallace tells about the begin-
lace was the third ning of the cemetery. A couple traveling
born in 1861. The through in a covered wagon, camped near the
oggy Community present cemetery. The lady was very ill, and
married one of the without a doctor or medication, died. The
andmother of the grief stricken husband asked for permission
to bury her in the pasture. Mr. Hoff gladly
settled by Robert said yes, and helped bury her. Later Mr. Hoff
he Civil War. Mr. gave a large plot of land for a community
nty by wagon. He cemetery. The name is unknown as the grave
orking his way up is only marked with a stone. The oldest
an opening where marked grave is that of the first son of Robert
re valley. Here he T. Fort. It was in late November 1878, Mrs.
cabin. In 1871 he Fort said the baby was coming soon. It was
ha Ann Rebecca raining torrents, the creek would be up. If Mr.
ie log cabin by the Fort rode the seven miles for the doctor he
was her wedding might not make it home. After five girls, how
orses and farmed. they wished this would be their first son.
rn in the log cabin. After a long hard labor, the little son arrived
on adjoining land. dead. This was a sad time for the family. They
ly one son. considered burying the baby on the farm, but
am K. Pendleton later decided to bury him on the plot in Mr.
from Missouri in Hoff's pasture. Mr. Fort built a neat little
ettled in the Boggy wooden box and some of the neighbor ladies
log cabin in a live padded it with cotton and cloth. The neigh-
oughs. He married bor men, Mr. Ellington, Mr. Yarbrough and
'hey raised all their Mr. Pendleton dug a grave and buried the
y. They had Gene- baby. In checking dates on tombstones it is
Homer, Cecil, Ottis evident that many infants and young chil-
ritten by Grandma dren were among the first graves.
one of her grand- Every family had a spinning wheel for
Robert Forts were making yarn; then the yarn was woven into
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Bosque County History Book Committee. Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas), book, 1985; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91038/m1/61/?q=campbell: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.