BOAS, Jacob
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BOAS, JACOB, son of the Rev. William Boas, was born at Reading, Pa., in 1786. He was brought up to mercantile pursuits and came to Harrisburg in 1805, where he established himself in business. He served as a member of the borough council, and was commissioned by Governor Snyder, February 6, 1809, prothonotary and clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions, and died while in office, on the 8th of October, 1815. Mr. Boas married Sarah, daughter of Jacob Dick, of Reading. They had five sons: William D., Jacob D., John, Augustus F., and Daniel D.