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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Enoch Simpson Boucher was born in the county where he now resides May 10, 1849, and is a son of William and Mary (Sutton) Boucher. The latter was born in Kentucky, and was a daughter of Thomas Sutton. Enoch S. Boucher and Nancy J. Mahan were united in marriage February 22, 1877. She was born in Lawrence County, Mo., January 22, 1858, being a daughter of Booker T. Mahan, a native of Virginia. Her mother was Mary A. Shelton, of Kentucky. Mr. Boucher was educated in Lawrence County, and was reared on his father’s farm. When he had attained his majority he was given a horse, bridle and saddle by his father. He immediately began doing for himself, and by industry and economy and close attention to business has acquired a nice property. He is a member of the Grange and the Union League; his wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church. His children are as follows: Clarence Calvert, born February 25, 1878, and Mary Effie, born June 1, 1881.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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