Page 561, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




JOSEPH M. BOOE has passed the Psalmist's span of three score years and ten, and at the age of seventy-two is still actively concerned in the business affairs of life. He was born in Fountain county, Indiana, on the 4th of October, 1828, and is a son of Jacob Booe, a native of North Carolina, who when thirteen years of age accompanied his parents on their removal to Kentucky, where he remained until he had attained his majority. He then went to Indiana and was there united in marriage to Miss Nancy Henderson, also a native of North Carolina. His remaining days were spent in the Hoosier state, were he died at the ripe old age of seventy-seven years, his wife passing away in 1832. They were the parents of six children, but only two are now living, namely: Joseph M. and L. D.

Mr. Booe of this sketch was the eldest and was reared to farm life, assisting in the work of field and meadow, while in the district schools near his home he mastered the common branches of English learning. Farming has been his life work, and has been profitably followed by him. In early manhood he was married on the 19th of June, 1853, to Miss Amandy Ayls, but after a short wedded life of three years she passed away, leaving two children, the elder being Charles E. Booe, an eminent lawyer of Frankfort, Kentucky, who has served on the bench as judge of the Frankfort circuit court for eight years. Mrs Emily (Booe) Winslow, the younger, is now living in Fountain county, Indiana. Mr. Booe was again married March 12, 1857, his second union being with Rachel Wilson, with whom he lived seven years. Four children were left to mourn her loss, only one survives, McDonald Booe, who is living in Indianapolis. For his third wife Mr. Booe chose Margaret Boman. His present wife bore the maiden name of Lucy Huchen. She was a native of Kentucky, and was married in 1866. Five children blessed this union. Those surviving are Francis Marion, M. M., Warren, Elzady and L. P. The daughter is now the wife of Elzady Carey Cloud.

Mr. Booe has been a resident of Kansas since 1881, in which year he took up his abode in Cottage Grove township, on the south line of Allen county. He owns one hundred and twenty acres of land in the two counties of Allen and Neosho. His has been an active and useful life and he is now in the possession of a comfortable competence and expects soon to put aside business cares that he may enjoy the rest which he has truly earned and richly deserves.

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