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Query:

I was told that my family came from Clinton, Mississippi and that my Great Great Grandpa, fought in the Civil war and a lot of kin folk who were in the Confederate Army. The family story is that when they came over to America, the last name was maybe McBoggan or Mac Boggan but could have just been Boggan. I was also told our family name had a lot to do with General Robert E Lee. I want to find out while I can if in fact my Kin fought for sure in the Confederate war and maybe one was a high ranking officer.

Heirlines Professional Genealogy Tip:

Clinton, Mississippi is located in Hinds County, that was formed from the Choctaw Session of 1821. Hinds has two county seats where their records are housed, Raymond and Jackson, which is the capital of Mississippi today. Heirlines is located in the Genealogy Capital of the World. Daily we access the famous Salt Lake City Family History Library in our client-authorized research on their family trees. This is the premier repository for historical and genealogical research. We have access to records of the Confederacy as well as a wide variety of records for Clinton and Hinds County Mississippi, including but not limited to Federal Census Records, military records, local and state governmental records, church, cemetery, land and property, and court records. We can study the records in this collection to determine what the existing records will reveal about your family to document and verify your family tree and true ancestry.

Submitted by Mary E. Petty, BA (History), BA (Genealogy)
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