Capt. John Boggs, born in Western Penn. 1738. Married Jane Irwin and raised a large family on the frontier. Near Wheeling W.Va. one son Wm. was taken prisoner by the Indians, in view of his Fathers cabin, which is here represented. Another, James was killed by them near Cambridge O. Emigrated to Ohio and built his cabin on this spot 1798 and died 1826.
Under the spreading branches of A Magnificent Elm tree near by, is where Logan, the Mingo Chief, made his celebrated speech and where Lord Dunmore concluded his treaty with the Indians in 1774, and thereby opened this country for the settlement of our ForeFathers.
Maj. John Boggs. Born near Wheeling W.Va. 1775. Moved to Ohio with his father, 1798. Married Sarah McMechen 1800. Raised eight children all born in a cabin that stood on this spot. His wife Sarah died 1851. He died 1862.
Erected by John Boggs Jr. to the memory of his GrandFather and Father. Soldier, Scout, and Pioneer.