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Edward H. Boarman, Biography

from Marion County, Kentucky – Biographies

Edward H. Boarman was born April 15, 1836, and is the fourth child of Felix and Nancy (Clements) Boarman, to whom five sons and one daughter have been born – all yet living.  Felix Boarman, was born in Maryland, immigrated with his parents to Kentucky in 1812, was a farmer, and died October 22, 1881, aged seventy-six; he was a son of Roswell Boarman, who married a Miss McAtee and early came to Kentucky from Maryland.  He was a substantial farmer and slave-holder and died in May, 1850, aged about eighty-four years.  His father, Captain James Boarman, of Maryland of English descent, was a farmer, and in politics, Whig.  Mrs. Nancy Boarman was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, and was a daughter of John Clements, who married Polly Hocker, and these were among the first settlers of Lincoln County, Kentucky, and Marion County.  He was a wealthy farmer and slave owner.  Edward H. Boarman, a native of Marion County, was reared on a farm and married Priscilla Bullock, December 27, 1857; to this union thirteen children have been born:  Anna B. (Spalding), Mary J. (Hughes), Francis N., George W., James A., Felix L., Nancy E., John O., Samuel E., Mary A., Joseph Lee, Susan E. and Leonard E.  After his marriage Mr. Boarman lived on his father’s farm fifteen years, then near St. Mary’s two years, then in New Market.  In 1877 he located where he now resides near Raywick, on 227 acres – 160 under cultivation.  He also owns a farm of 105 acres near Loretto, and was interested in a good business for three years at Raywick; in politics is independent and cast his first presidential vote for General Scott in 1852; he was an advocate of the Union during the late conflict between the States, and has been superintendent of the poor for the past twelve years.  He and his wife are members of the Catholic Church.

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