Peter Bougher
Rebecca Jones
James Bougher
(Abt 1809-)


Family Links

1. Catharine Keane

James Bougher 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1809, , Allegheny, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Catharine Keane on 16 Feb 1832 in , Allegheny, PA 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Relatives To Research: The following early ancestors found in Allegheny County, PA census in 1790 to 1820 are likely related. They are likely the fathers of the later descendants listed at bottom. If you knonw how to connect them please email.

Early Ancestors:
Abraham Bougher b.bef.1756
Abraham Bougher b.bef.1766
Abraham Bougher b.abt.1791
John Bougher b.1756-1774
Peter Bougher b.1756-1774
Peter Bougher b.1775
Christian Bucher b.bef.1765
Jacob Bucher b.bef.1775

Later Descendants
Which of the above fathered the following Boughers who remained in Allegheny County after 1850?
James Bougher wife Catharine b.abt.1809
Unamed Bougher who fathered 3 sons:

2. Census in 1850 in Pitt Twp., Allegheny, PA. 5 James Bugher [ink smeared and can be Bougher], laborer, 36, was living in a boarding house operated by Robert Palmer, brickmaker, 42, and his wife Jane, 47. James was born in Pennsylvania.
[This may not be the correct James, because the age of 36 estimates an 1814 birth, but in 1850 James' wife in the census is living alone with his children, and in 1860 we see James also was away in a boarding house near his work. This is the only record we can find to explain where James was living in 1850.].

3. Census in 1860 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 6 James Bougher, boiler maker, 50, was living without a family in Pittsburgh. It appears he a boarder with several other men in the household of William Jarrett, grocery store, 35, and his wife Mary, 35.
[Note: on the previous census page is listed James' son James, also a boiler maker, and also living with several boarders in a tavern. In 1860, both James Sr. and James Jr. are found living in Pittsburgh and in West Deer Township. Likely they were also living in the city on work days and therefore were counted twice.].

4. Census in 1860 in West Deer Twp., Allegheny, PA. 2 James Bougher, boiler maker, 51, was living with wife Catharine, 49; James, boiler maker, 24; David Michael, farm laborer, 18; Mary Agnes, domestic, 15; Clement Ellucius, 8. Also in the home: John Doyle Bucher, [10 or 20 or 70? handwriting strange], farm laborer; and Ruth O'Kane, 30, domestic. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania, except Catharine in New York. James had no real estate of value, and his personal estate was worth $325. The post office was Dorseyville.

5. Census in 1870 in West Deer Twp., Allegheny, PA. 4 James Bougher, boiler maker, 50, was living with Catherine, 56; Anastasia, 37; Mary A., 23; Clement, 18; and Stella, 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate with valued at $1800 and personal estate $900. The post office is Rural Ridge.

6. Census in 1810 in Pitt Twp., Allegheny, PA. 3 In 1810 Peter Booher [indexed in some databases as Booker] had this household in Pitt Township:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1801-1810) = 2 sons John & James
10-15 (1795-1800) = 1 son Peter Boon
26-44 (1766-1784) = 1 father Peter
Females (born)
Under 10 (1801-1810) = 3 daughters Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary
26-44 (1766-1784) = 1 wife Rebecca.

James married Catharine Keane on 16 Feb 1832 in , Allegheny, PA.1 (Catharine Keane was born about 1811 in , , NY 2 7.)

  Marriage Notes:

According to the records from the diocese of Pittsburgh converted to Catholicism. " Jacobum Bucher. Age 34 years. Presbyterian convert; baptized 13 Oct 1844; sponsors: Larentio Greggan , Ruth Cane." 1


1 , Email 25 Jul 2008.

2 , Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, West Deer Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1063 Page: 197.

3 , Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pitt Township, Series: M252 Roll: 44 Page: 105.

4 , Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, West Deer Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1299 Page: 614.

5 , Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pitt Township, Series: M432 Roll: 748 Page: 17.

6 , Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Ward 9, Series: M653 Roll: 1060 Page: 540.

7 , Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, West Deer Township, Series: M432 Roll: 747 Page: 34.

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