LYDIA BOGGS, b. 2/26/1766, Berkeley County, VA/WV (formerly Frederick County, VA), d. 9/29/1867, Wheeling, WV, d/o Capt. John Boggs and Jane Irwin. Married (1) Col. Moses Shepherd, (2) 1833, Gen. Daniel Cruger, a member of Congress from New York State. At age 16, Lydia was at the "second siege"** of Ft. Henry in Wheeling, 9/11/1782, assisting with melting bullets, etc. In statement to Lyman Draper, historian, Lydia claimed it was Molly Scott, not Betty Zane, who saved the fort by carrying gun powder in her apron, past the Indians, to the soldiers who had run out of ammunition. After marriage, Lydia was a wealthy plantation mistress and socialite, active in politics, entertained presidents. Buried at Stone Church Cemetery, Ohio County, WV.
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