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Descendants of John Booth

The information listed below has been placed here as a guide to the descendants of John Booth, and should not be considered mistake free. Please direct comments, additions, and corrections to Herb Good

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LAST UPDATED September 11, 2000

 

The source for the information listed below on the descendants of John Booth was primarily taken from the works of Timothy Douglas Booth, BOOTH (E) Family History, One Lineage from Thomas, Sr. (1705-1767) of Amelia County, Virginia to Present, published in May 1994.  A Co-Compiler of this works was Carlson F. Booth of Harrisonburg, VA.  Additionally, several descendants of John Booth contributed articles relating to their specific family members.  Inquiries and/or comments can be directed to: Timothy Douglas Booth, 6620 White Post Road, Centreville, Virginia 22020.  Mr. Booth's book contains many pages of Booth family history and pictures, and would contribute valuable information to descendants of this family line.

If your John Booth lineage was not covered in the works of Timothy Douglas Booth, and you would like to see it added to this web site, please submit it to Herb Good.  Comments and corrections are also welcome.

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Descendants of John Booth

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOHN2 BOOTH  (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1730 in Amelia County, Virginia, and died December 07, 1807 in Franklin County, Virginia.  He married MARY SMITH Abt. 1750 in Most likely Lunenburg County, Virginia, daughter of RICHARD SMITH and AGNES COCKE.  She was born Abt. 1730 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1807 in most likely Franklin County, Virginia.

     

Children of JOHN BOOTH and MARY SMITH are:

2.                 i.    BENJAMIN3 BOOTH, b. October 28, 1768, Amelia County, VA; d. July 25, 1838, Franklin County, VA.

3.                ii.    RICHARD BOOTH, b. Abt. 1750; d. Abt. 1832, Franklin County, VA.

4.               iii.    THOMAS BOOTH.

5.               iv.    PETER BOOTH, b. Bef. 1763; d. January 01, 1827, Franklin County, VA.

                   v.    STEPHEN BOOTH, b. [Did Stephen marry Penelope Guthrey, Franklin Co., VA 9/15/1786??].

                  vi.    MARY BOOTH, d. Aft. 1807; m. DAVID GUTHRY, September 13, 1786, Franklin County, Virginia; b. [Or Guthrey??].

                 vii.    AGNES BOOTH, m. CLARDY.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  BENJAMIN3 BOOTH (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born October 28, 1768 in Amelia County, VA, and died July 25, 1838 in Franklin County, VA.  He married ELIZABETH DIVERS December 16, 1795 in Franklin County, Virginia, daughter of JOHN DIVERS and MARY GREER.  She was born March 25, 1777 in most likely Bedford County, Virginia, and died May 23, 1852 in Franklin County, Virginia.

     

Children of BENJAMIN BOOTH and ELIZABETH DIVERS are:

6.                 i.    JOHN DEWITT4 BOOTH, b. March 25, 1798, Franklin County, VA; d. February 08, 1852, Franklin County, VA.

                   ii.    MOSES GREER BOOTH, b. October 09, 1803, Franklin County, VA; d. December 14, 1874.

                  iii.    STEPHEN BOOTH, b. Bet. 1795 - 1806; d. Bef. 1838; m. POLLY CONWAY, September 15, 1826, Franklin County, Virginia   [four children].

                  iv.    KATHERINE BOOTH, b. Bet. 1795 - 1816; m. THOMAS BURROUGHS, Abt. 1832, [Issue unknown].

7.                v.    EMILY BOOTH, b. June 04, 1816; d. August 02, 1869.

8.               vi.    MAHALA BOOTH, b. Bet. 1795 - 1810.

                 vii.    SARAH BOOTH, b. December 06, 1799; d. May 05, 1846, Franklin County, VA; m. JOSIAH FERGUSON, December 02, 1819, [Issue: 5 children.].

                viii.    ELIZABETH BOOTH, b. Bet. 1809 - 1810, Franklin County, VA; d. Bef. 1837; m. JAMES ALEXANDER WALKER, July 25, 1827, Franklin County, VA  [issue: 4 children.].

9.               ix.    NANCY ANN BOOTH, b. Bet. 1815 - 1820, Franklin County, VA.

10.              x.    POLLY BOOTH, b. Bet. 1795 - 1806.

 

3.  RICHARD3 BOOTH (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1750, and died Abt. 1832 in Franklin County, VA.  He married SARAH Abt. 1775. 

     

Children of RICHARD BOOTH and SARAH are:

11.               i.    RICHARD4 BOOTH, JR..

                   ii.    MARY SMITH BOOTH, m. (1) JOHATHAN CUNDIFF; m. (2) WILLIAM REESE, November 17, 1797, Franklin County, VA.

                  iii.    SARAH FARLEY BOOTH, m. JAMES HEADEN, Abt. 1797.

                  iv.    SOPHIA BOOTH, m. SAMUEL REESE, Abt. 1803.

                   v.    AGNES BOOTH, m. JAMES HATCHER, Abt. 1808.

 

4.  THOMAS3 BOOTH (JOHN2, THOMAS1)

     

Children of THOMAS BOOTH are:

                    i.    FRANCES4 BOOTH, m. JOHN ASHWELL, March 13, 1812.

                   ii.    JAMES BOOTH.

                  iii.    THOMAS BOOTH.

 

5.  PETER3 BOOTH (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born Bef. 1763, and died January 01, 1827 in Franklin County, VA.  He married (1) ELIZABETH BOOTH December 29, 1783 in Franklin County, VA, daughter of GEORGE BOOTH and JUDITH MCEWEN.  She was born Abt. 1760 in Amelia County, Virginia, and died Bef. August 23, 1808 in Franklin County, VA.  He married (2) NANCY BLADES August 24, 1808 in Franklin County, VA. 

     

Children of PETER BOOTH and ELIZABETH BOOTH are:

                    i.    BENJAMIN4 BOOTH, b. Bet. 1783 - 1808.

                   ii.    PETER BOOTH, b. Bet. 1783 - 1808.

                  iii.    JUDITH BOOTH, b. Bet. 1783 - 1808.

                  iv.    NANCY BOOTH, b. Bet. 1783 - 1808.

                   v.    ELIZABETH BOOTH, b. Bet. 1783 - 1808.

     

Children of PETER BOOTH and NANCY BLADES are:

                  vi.    ABRAHAM4 BOOTH, b. Bet. 1808 - 1827.

                 vii.    CHRISTOPHER BOOTH, b. Bet. 1808 - 1827, [Did Christopher marry Mary L. Hancock, 9/3/1832??].

                viii.    JOHN BOOTH, b. Bet. 1808 - 1827.

                  ix.    WILLIAM BOOTH, b. Bet. 1808 - 1827.

                   x.    HARRISON BOOTH, b. Bet. 1808 - 1827.

                  xi.    SALLY BOOTH, b. Bet. 1808 - 1827.

                 xii.    AGNES BOOTH, b. Bet. 1808 - 1827.

                xiii.    RHODA ANN BOOTH, b. Bet. 1808 - 1827.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

6.  JOHN DEWITT4 BOOTH (BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born March 25, 1798 in Franklin County, VA, and died February 08, 1852 in Franklin County, VA.  He married MARY TEMPERANCE WILLIAMSON December 15, 1824 in Bedford County, Virginia, daughter of HENRY WILLIAMSON and ANN MASON.  She was born October 22, 1803 in most likely Bedford County, VA, and died November 04, 1873 in Rocky Mount, VA.

     

Children of JOHN BOOTH and MARY WILLIAMSON are:

12.               i.    ANN ELIZABETH5 BOOTH, b. February 03, 1829; d. January 14, 1896.

13.              ii.    JOHN HENRY BOOTH, b. February 15, 1830; d. June 26, 1890, Most likely Bedford County, VA.

14.             iii.    DEWITT CLINTON BOOTH, b. February 04, 1832, Franklin County, VA; d. September 25, 1903, Near Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA.

                  iv.    MOSES L. BOOTH, b. June 15, 1842; d. June 19, 1864, In battle at Union Church, Henrico County, VA.

                   v.    MARY JOSEPHINE BOOTH, b. February 05, 1846; d. May 16, 1864; m. THOMAS HENRY FRANKLIN, January 19, 1864, Franklin County, VA  [No issue].

 

7.  EMILY4 BOOTH (BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born June 04, 1816, and died August 02, 1869.  She married JAMES WARE JOPLIN November 25, 1835 in Franklin County, VA [8 sons and one daughter]. 

     

Children of EMILY BOOTH and JAMES JOPLIN are:

                    i.    JOSEPH5 JOPLIN, b. Bet. 1835 - 1850; m. REBECCA BOYD, Aft. 1850; b. Abt. 1837.

                   ii.    BEN JOPLIN, b. Bet. 1835 - 1850.

                  iii.    JESSE JOPLIN, b. Bet. 1835 - 1850.

                  iv.    WILL JOPLIN, b. Bet. 1835 - 1850.

                   v.    ORTHO JOPLIN, b. Bet. 1835 - 1850.

                  vi.    FERDINAND JOPLIN, b. Bet. 1835 - 1850.

 

8.  MAHALA4 BOOTH (BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born Bet. 1795 - 1810.  She married CREED T. WEBB Abt. 1827. 

     

Children of MAHALA BOOTH and CREED WEBB are:

                    i.    JOHN5 WEBB.

                   ii.    MARIA J. WEBB.

                  iii.    MARY S. WEBB.

                  iv.    BENJAMIN WEBB.

                   v.    THEODERICK WEBB.

                  vi.    THOMAS WEBB.

 

9.  NANCY ANN4 BOOTH (BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born Bet. 1815 - 1820 in Franklin County, VA.  She married ANDREW L. BOYD March 06, 1837 in Franklin County, VA.  [Or was it William Boyd??].

     

Child of NANCY BOOTH and ANDREW BOYD is:

                    i.    REBECCA5 BOYD, b. Abt. 1837; m. JOSEPH JOPLIN, Aft. 1850; b. Bet. 1835 - 1850.

 

10.  POLLY4 BOOTH (BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born Bet. 1795 - 1806.  She married KEZER LAZENBY May 06, 1822.  He was born in [Or was it Reason Lazenby??].

     

Child of POLLY BOOTH and KEZER LAZENBY is:

                    i.    LUCY ANN5 LAZENBY, b. Aft. 1822.

 

11.  RICHARD4 BOOTH, JR. (RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1)  He married (1) SUSANNAH JOHNSON June 24, 1808 in Franklin County, Virginia, daughter of MICHIE JOHNSON.    He married (2) AGNES LEE March 10, 1819 in Franklin County, Virginia. 

     

Child of RICHARD BOOTH and SUSANNAH JOHNSON is:

                    i.    RICHARD5 BOOTH III.

     

Children of RICHARD BOOTH and AGNES LEE are:

                   ii.    JOHN H.5 BOOTH, b. Bef. 1820; m. NANCY G. BRADLEY, December 17, 1839, Franklin County, VA.

                  iii.    WILLIAM BOOTH, b. Bef. 1820.

                  iv.    ALMIRA F. BOOTH, b. Abt. 1822; m. THOMAS LACY, December 02, 1839, Franklin County, VA.

15.              v.    JAMES CALLIHILL BOOTH, b. September 05, 1823; d. November 10, 1885.

                  vi.    SOPHIA BOOTH, b. May 20, 1825; d. Abt. 1906, [Mo ???]; m. JOHN HUTTS, [No Issue]; b. Abt. 1823.

                 vii.    MATILDA A. BOOTH, b. Aft. 1825; m. STEPHEN CHEEK, December 21, 1850, Franklin County, VA.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

12.  ANN ELIZABETH5 BOOTH (JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 03, 1829, and died January 14, 1896.  She married JOHN INGLES SAUNDERS March 05, 1850 in Franklin County, VA, son of SAMUEL SAUNDERS and MARY INGLES. 

     

Children of ANN BOOTH and JOHN SAUNDERS are:

                    i.    JOHN B.6 SAUNDERS, b. Aft. 1850.

                   ii.    WILLIAM C. SAUNDERS, b. Aft. 1850.

                  iii.    MARY SAUNDERS, b. Aft. 1850.

                  iv.    MARGARET SAUNDERS, b. Aft. 1850.

                   v.    JOSEPHINE SAUNDERS, b. Aft. 1850.

 

13.  JOHN HENRY5 BOOTH (JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 15, 1830, and died June 26, 1890 in most likely Bedford County, VA.  He married MARY P. MITCHELL March 01, 1853.   [There may be 3 or more children born between 1853 and 1861. 

     

Children of JOHN BOOTH and MARY MITCHELL are:

                    i.    SALLIE6 BOOTH, b. Abt. 1861.

                   ii.    MARY BOOTH, b. Abt. 1863.

                  iii.    ROENA BOOTH, b. Abt. 1865.

                  iv.    ROBERT BOOTH, b. Abt. 1869.

                   v.    HELEN BOOTH, b. Abt. 1871.

                  vi.    STROTHER BOOTH, b. Abt. 1873.

                 vii.    L. BOOTH, b. Abt. 1875.

 

14.  DEWITT CLINTON5 BOOTH (JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 04, 1832 in Franklin County, VA, and died September 25, 1903 Near Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA.  He married LUCY JANE PEMBERTON June 23, 1858 in Powhatan County, Virginia, daughter of R. PEMBERTON and LUCY.  She was born April 04, 1836 in Powhatan County, Virginia, and died January 09, 1917 in Roanoke County, Virginia.

     

Children of DEWITT BOOTH and LUCY PEMBERTON are:

                    i.    DEWITT PEMBERTON6 BOOTH, b. April 24, 1859, Franklin County, VA; d. March 04, 1864, Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA.

16.              ii.    MCHENRY BOOTH, b. August 10, 1860, Franklin County, VA; d. November 23, 1934, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, VA.

17.             iii.    WALTER DOUGLAS BOOTH, b. March 03, 1863, Near Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA; d. August 22, 1922.

                  iv.    MARY KENT BOOTH, b. December 21, 1865, Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA; d. February 09, 1920.

                   v.    LUCY PEMBERTON BOOTH, b. February 14, 1868, Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA; d. Aft. 1920.

                  vi.    VIRGINIA LEE BOOTH, b. February 16, 1872, Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA; d. March 08, 1879.

18.            vii.    ROBERT ARGYLE BOOTH, b. September 17, 1876, Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA; d. August 12, 1966.

 

15.  JAMES CALLIHILL5 BOOTH (RICHARD4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 05, 1823, and died November 10, 1885.  He married LAURETTE HUTTS April 19, 1850 in Franklin County, VA, daughter of  <Unknown> HUTTS and SALLY <Unknown>.  She died October 28, 1887.

     

Child of JAMES BOOTH and LAURETTE HUTTS is:

                    i.    CORA FRANCES6 BOOTH, b. March 31, 1869, Boone County, MO.; m. JASPER FRANCIS PHILLIPPE..

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

16.  MCHENRY6 BOOTH (DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born August 10, 1860 in Franklin County, VA, and died November 23, 1934 in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, VA.  He married MARY ELIZABETH SMITH September 24, 1890 in St. John's, Roanoke, VA, daughter of ALEXANDER SMITH and ROSA TALIFERRO.  She was born August 19, 1866 in Roanoke County, VA, and died November 16, 1936 in Fincastle, , VA.

     

Children of MCHENRY BOOTH and MARY SMITH are:

19.               i.    HENRY CLINTON7 BOOTH, b. January 22, 1896, Shawsville, , VA; d. April 13, 1964.

20.              ii.    ALEXANDER SMITH BOOTH, b. June 18, 1897, Roanoke County, VA; d. March 09, 1974, Fincastle, , VA.

                  iii.    LUCY TALIAFERRO BOOTH, b. February 07, 1901, Air Point, , VA; d. April 24, 1970, Roanoke County, VA; m. EMMITT CROWDER, [Issue taken from funeral program.]; b. <Unknown> [was Emmitt related to Lillie Pearl Crowder??].

                  iv.    VIRGINIA ELIZABETH BOOTH, b. April 21, 1903, Air Point, , VA; d. August 18, 1905, Roanoke County, VA.

21.              v.    JOHN DEWITT BOOTH, b. February 15, 1906, On bent Mountain near Air Point, Roanoke County , VA; d. August 22, 1973.

22.             vi.    ROBERT DOUGLAS BOOTH.

 

17.  WALTER DOUGLAS6 BOOTH (DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born March 03, 1863 in Near Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA, and died August 22, 1922.  He married MARY BOOKER READ September 09, 1889, daughter of NUGENT READ and <Unnamed> .  She was born July 07, 1863, and died September 09, 1947.

     

Children of WALTER BOOTH and MARY READ are:

23.               i.    MYRA LEE7 BOOTH, b. December 08, 1890; d. June 27, 1986, Roanoke County, VA.

24.              ii.    WALTER DOUGLASS BOOTH II, b. August 21, 1892; d. February 17, 1978.

25.             iii.    MARY WHITE BOOTH, b. September 03, 1894; d. August 12, 1991.

                  iv.    FITZHUGH LEE BOOTH, b. March 03, 1898; d. October 23, 1918, Europe.  Killed in WW I.

26.              v.    HELEN MERRIMAN BOOTH, b. April 06, 1903.

                  vi.    WILLIAM OLIVER BOOTH, b. April 01, 1906; d. October 04, 1907.

 

18.  ROBERT ARGYLE6 BOOTH (DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 17, 1876 in Bonsack, Botetourt County, VA, and died August 12, 1966.  He married LILLIE PEARL CROWDER December 23, 1919 in Salem, , [VA?].  She was born May 10, 1895, and died May 24, 1974.

     

Children of ROBERT BOOTH and LILLIE CROWDER are:

27.               i.    EDNA WOOD7 BOOTH.  She died September 09, 1987.

28.              ii.    GLENNA LOUISE BOOTH.  She died January 27, 1987.

                  iii.    ROY BRECKINRIDGE BOOTH.  Married  (1) <UNNAMED>, and (2) LYNDIA ANDREWS.

                  iv.    ELLA MAE BOOTH.  She married (1) <UNNAMED>, and (2) REESE WILLIS MCDANIEL.

29.              v.    GARNET KATHLEEN BOOTH.

                  vi.    GILMER DOUGLAS BOOTH.  He died July 01, 1961.  He married JANE L. GRIMES.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

19.  HENRY CLINTON7 BOOTH (MCHENRY6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born January 22, 1896 in Shawsville, , VA, and died April 13, 1964.  He married JUNIA MYRTLE BOHON July 23, 1919 in Bristol,  , Virginia.  She was born 1899, and died December 18, 1973.

     

HENRY BOOTH and JUNIA BOHON had 3 children.

 

20.  ALEXANDER SMITH7 BOOTH (MCHENRY6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born June 18, 1897 in Roanoke County, VA, and died March 09, 1974 in Fincastle, , VA.  He married PEARL LILLY CROWDER Bet. 1920 - 1923, daughter of BEN CROWDER and EDA SMITH.  She was born June 18, 1904, and died October 03, 1977.

     

ALEXANDER BOOTH and PEARL CROWDER had 9 children.

                    

 

21.  JOHN DEWITT7 BOOTH (MCHENRY6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 15, 1906 on bent Mountain near Air Point, Roanoke County , VA, and died August 22, 1973.  He married ROBBIE JEANNETTE PULLEN September 03, 1928 in Roanoke, Roanoke County, Virginia.  She was born Abt. 1906 in [Most likely Roanoke County, VA].

     

JOHN BOOTH and ROBBIE PULLEN had one child.

 

 

22.  ROBERT DOUGLAS7 BOOTH (MCHENRY6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1).  He married GEORGIE RUTH STEWART, daughter of JESSE STEWART and SARAH AUSTIN.

     

ROBERT BOOTH and GEORGIE STEWART had 3 children.

 

 

23.  MYRA LEE7 BOOTH (WALTER DOUGLAS6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 08, 1890, and died June 27, 1986 in Roanoke County, VA.  She married JULIAN HUNTER CHOCKLEY June 30, 1914. 

     

MYRA BOOTH and JULIAN CHOCKLEY had 4 children.

                    

 

24.  WALTER DOUGLASS7 BOOTH II (WALTER DOUGLAS6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born August 21, 1892, and died February 17, 1978.  He married (1) THELMA DAVIDA AGEE, and (2) MARY ANDREWS. 

     

WALTER BOOTH and THELMA AGEE had 3 children.

 

 

25.  MARY WHITE7 BOOTH (WALTER DOUGLAS6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 03, 1894, and died August 12, 1991.  She married JOSEPH STANEY, SR.. 

     

Child of MARY BOOTH and JOSEPH STANEY is:

                    i.    JOSEPH8 STANEY, JR.   Joseph was killed during World War II.

 

26.  HELEN MERRIMAN7 BOOTH (WALTER DOUGLAS6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born April 06, 1903.  She married (1) CHARLES CUNDUFF, and (2) JAMES R. MACHEN. 

     

HELEN BOOTH and JAMES MACHEN had 2 children.

                    

 

27.  EDNA WOOD7 BOOTH (ROBERT ARGYLE6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) died September 09, 1987.  She married ROBERT LEE WHEELING. 

     

EDNA BOOTH and ROBERT WHEELING had 1 child.

                    

 

28.  GLENNA LOUISE7 BOOTH (ROBERT ARGYLE6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) died January 27, 1987.  She married CYRUS CALVIN CRONISE . 

     

GLENNA BOOTH and CYRUS CRONISE had 4 children.

                    

 

29.  GARNET KATHLEEN7 BOOTH (ROBERT ARGYLE6, DEWITT CLINTON5, JOHN DEWITT4, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1).  She married PAUL C. MINNIX . 

     

GARNET BOOTH and PAUL Minnix had 1 child.