Born: 1809-XX-XX Maryland
Died: 1882-XX-XX Ogle County, Illinois
Flourished: Ogle County, Illinois
John Bovey was a farmer and landowner in Ogle County, Illinois. In June 1838, Bovey married Mary Funk in Washington County, Maryland. The couple would have at least three children. In 1845 and 1846, he purchased approximately 233 acres of public land north and northeast of Grand Detour in the Pine Creek and Oregon townships. In 1850, Bovey was farming in Pine Creek and owned real property valued at $2,550. By 1860, the value of his real property had increased to $7,000, and he had a personal estate of $1,500.
Maryland, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850, 12 June 1838, Washington County (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, 2004); Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Ogle County, 709:109, 716:16, 17, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Pine Creek, Ogle County, IL, 1; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Pine Creek, Ogle County, IL, 377; Gravestone, Pine Creek Brethren Cemetery, Pine Creek Township, IL.