From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 338, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"E. G. BOICOURT is a native of Decatur County, Indiana, son of ABSALOM and REBECCA (HOMES) BOICOURT, was born February 17, 1837, and is of French-Irish lineage. In 1857, MR. BOICOURT removed with his father to this county, and settled in West Point Township, and there remained until about fifteen years ago, when he came to Princeton Township, and purchased land in Section 29 and 30. The mother of MR. BOICOURT died June 28, centennial year. Not until twenty-two years of age did MR. BOICOURT begin for himself. Besides attending the common district school, he spent two school years in a graded school at Decatur, Indiana. On the 15th of June, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was in a number of battles, some of the most important being the following: Atlanta, Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville and Gettyburg. He was honorably discharged September 12, 1864. The marriage of MR. BOICOURT to MISS ELZINA TIMMONS, of Jasper County, Indiana, occurred October 2, 1873. There has to this union been born two children - CLEMENT T. and THOMAS N. MR. and MRS. BOICOURT are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he has been a life-long Republican."