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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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Francis M. Boas, a farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Washington County, March 8, 1825. His father, Jacob Boas, was born in Baltimore County, Md., and when twelve years of age was taken to Kentucky by his parents where he was reared, and after reaching manhood married Miss Jane Jarvis, of that State; they removed to St. Louis County, Mo., making the trip on horseback, and in 1825 settled in Washington County, where the father engaged in mining and smelting. In the latter years of his life his time was principally occupied with his farming operations. Of the eleven children born to them, nine grew to maturity. Francis M. was reared in Washington County to the occupation of farming and mining. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits for a time, but now gives his whole time and attention to his farming interests, owning 825 acres of land. He married Miss Lavina Engledow, also a native of Washington County, and a daughter of Randolph and Allie (Nuckols) Engledow. Mr. and Mrs. Boas have three children, viz.: William, Jennie and Mary (now Mrs. Aubuchon).

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