(Note: This excert is from: An illustrated history of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitias Counties. Interstate Publishing Company [This book can be purchased as an e-book or is available in university and other digital archives.]   The hope is that the dissemination of information will spur further research on early Klickitat County families. Ellen Rowley)


HENRY D. BOGART, a retired Klickitat county farmer and a resident of the city of Goldendale, was born in Roane County, Tennessee, November 21, 1833, the son of William and Mary J. (Preston) Bogart. His father, who was of German descent, was born in the same neighborhood in 1803. He was likewise a farmer by occupation. He removed to Missouri in 1844 and after fifteen years of residence there, went to Illinois, where he died in 1859. His wife was also a native of Tennessee, but of English parentage. She also died in the state of Illinois. Henry D., the subject of this review, received his education in the public schools of Missouri, to which state he removed with his parents when ten years old. He remained at home until eighteen, then crossed the Plains by ox team to California. He mined in the Golden state for several years, then returned home, traveling via Panama to New Orleans and thence up the Mississippi river. He remained in Illinois seven years, engaged in farming, then, in 1866, removed to Missouri, in which state his home was until 1875, when he went to Texas. In 1888 he came to Klickitat county and bought a sawmill on Klickitat creek, some six miles east of Goldendale, also took a homestead near-by. He ran the mill for two years, after which he turned the business over to his boys. Selling the farm in the Spring of 1903, he removed into the city and he has since been enjoying a well earned retirement.

In February, 1859, in the southeastern part of Missouri, Mr. Bogart married Mary J., daughter of Elisha and Jane (Ward) Turner. Her father, a native of Tennessee, of Irish extraction, was a preacher and farmer. He removed to Missouri in 1844, and some sixteen years later established himself in the southwestern part of that state, where he passed away. Mrs. Turner was likewise a native of Tennessee and grew up and was married in her native state, but died in Missouri. Mrs. Bogart was born in Tennessee, May 16, 1834, but was educated in Missouri. She is a member of the Baptist church. She and Mrs. Bogart have six children, namely, John, born in Missouri, in 1860, now residing in Klickitat county; Mrs. Isabel Allen, born in Missouri, two years later; Elisha L., born in Illinois and now residing in Goldendale; WIlliam W., born in Illinois; Mollies, now Mrs. Fane, a resident of Texas, also born in Illinois, and Charles, born in Missouri, at present living in Klickitat county. Mr. Bogart has served as school director and held other local offices. He is a Democrat in politics. Although nearly seventy-one years old, he is still hale and active, and takes the interest that all public spirited citizens should in his home town, in which he has some property, and in the affairs of county, state and nation. He enjoys a full scriptural measure the good will and respect of those who have been and are associated with him.