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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DR. JACOB BOAS, retired physician and merchant, Galesburgh. He now devotes his time in superintending his farm, which consists of 125 acres of fine wheat and corn land adjoining Galesburgh. His crops in 1882 averaged 35 bushels of wheat per acre; corn 80 bushels. The Doctor first came to the county in 1869 and settled on a farm near Georgia City. In 1870 he moved to Georgia City and opened a general store, besides practicing medicine. In 1880 he purchased property at Galesburgh, and transferred his entire business to that place. He is a native of Vallonia, Jackson county, Ind., and was born Dec. 3, 1816, a son of Henry and Judy (Adkins) Boas, both natives of Scott county, Ky., where they were born, raised, and married. The doctor was educated in his native town, and in 1841 began the study of medicine under Dr. John See, an eminent physician of that place. Our subject remained several years in the office, and attended lectures at La Porte, Ind. He returned to his native place and began the practice of his profession, at which he continued until he came to Missouri. He was married in 1852 to Miss Silva E. Durand, a native of Cambridge, Ohio, born June 7, 1830, and with her parents moved to Jackson county, Ind., in 1840, where she was educated. She died in 1858, leaving three children: Lycurgus, Jacob F., and Jacob H.

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