The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
Peter Boucher, Sr.
(1743 ó September 1, 1809)
(About 1746 ó 1814)
sixty-three brought the end of the French and Indian War, as well as the end of
the Seven Years War. In
While that event was certainly important to Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey, and to the children Abner would have in the future, it is not important to us.
We are not related to him.
did happen in Loudon
But, that is getting a little ahead of the story. Peter was born in 1743 in Loudon County to Matthew and Mary Boucher. Jane was born there three years later. We suspect she knew who her parents were, but we donít.
Now, weíre caught up. See, that didnít take long, did it?
Peter was about five when the rest of his family was killed in an Indian raid (see the page for Matthew Boucher). He was apprenticed to a millwright, and grew up in Loudoun County, Virginia. He was twenty when he married Jane, a young lady of Welsh descent.
lived in Loudoun
for about seven years, moved to Southwestern Pennsylvania, settling on the
Monongahela River, near Pittsburgh, where they lived until 1784, when they moved via the Monongahela and
rivers to Louisville, when they had a house in town with a shingle roof.
In his old days he became an imbecile, and while living with his son Peter, Jr. wandered away and managed to evade his friends, who were searching for him, until he was thirty miles from home, in another county. The story goes that Peter was shot and killed near a spring in Christian County, Kentucky, September 1, 1809 by a young man who had picked up an old gun that had been loaded for years, and pointed it at him. To the surprise of all, it went off, killing Peter almost instantly.
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