San and Wen's Genealogy Pages
Wen and I have been climbing our family trees.  These pages are devoted to our direct ancestors and also include photo pages of ancestors and immediate families. We hope you enjoy these pages as much as we have enjoyed creating them.

Sandra Arnold and Wendell Boggs
Wen and I live in North Central Washington, more specifically, Brewster.

Even though Wen was born in Washington, his familial background is Southern with roots in Kentucky and Virginia. His mom, Dora BROWN, was born in Appalachia, Virginia and his dad, Leonard James BOGGS, was born in Knott County, Kentucky. Except for a short time after his father died, Wen has lived his entire life in Washington. Wen's major surnames in his direct line include BOGGS and SHEPHERD. We hit a "brick wall" with both of his grandmothers, Rachel ELKINS and Rebecca Jane GRIFFITH. We believe we have solved the Elkins mystery but have had no luck with Rebecca. We are not even certain of the spelling of the last name. It could have been Griffith, Griffiths, Griffit, Griffits, Griffis, etc. I tried to locate a census record using every variation of the last name and found nothing. We know she was at least part Indian, most likely Cherokee; however, we have "no proof".

My dad's side of the family is Swedish on his mother's side, BERGLUND, and German on his dad's, ARNOLD. His father and paternal grandfather were 100% German even though they were both born in New York. All of my mother's ancestors are from Alamance County, North Carolina. The Alamance County surnames include:  ANDERSON, ISLEY, GRAVES, HURDLE, HOLT, FAUCETT, MEBANE. Three of my Alamance County lines are German: ISLEY, GRAVES, and HOLT. I'm an Air Force brat. I don't remember any of the places I lived before I was three. Since that time, I've lived in North Carolina, Japan, Virginia, Washington, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Georgia again, Maryland, Georgia once again, and finally back to Washington.

If you have any photos relating to these families, please share them. E-mail is posted above.
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Genealogy Pages
Non-Genealogy Pages
Wen's Direct Ancestors
James Boggs Descendants
Wen's Family Photos
OFFSITE-More of Wen's Photos
San's Alamance County Ancestors
San's Family Photos
Descendants of John Jacob Arnold
Berglund Descendants
Washington Photos
Georgia Photos
Our Flowers
Our Garden
Mt. St. Helens Photos
San's Recipe Index
San and Wen Photos
Home Scene Photos
Wen's Old Cars
Descendants of Martin Isley, Jr.
All Isley Records have been transferred to a new website devoted to various Isley records. The new pages contain the ISLEY census records, ISLEY cemetery listings, and ISLEY counsin marriages, etc. Please visit the new
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Boggs Photo Album: we still have photos on these web pages; however, we have photo albums designated for members of Enoch and Rachel Boggs' descendants. The photos are larger and there are many. Please visit this offsite album. Click on Boggs Photo Album.
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