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BOOTH John Beverly

Male 1898 - 1967


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  BOOTH John Beverly was born 28 Jun 1898, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States (son of BOOTH Thaddeus Floyd and BARRETT Mary Louise); died 23 Jan 1967; was buried Hopewell, VA.

    Notes:

    FRANCIS A. BOOTH: John Beverly BOOTH was in world war -- TIM: He was a World War I soldier. Yeah. This is a very interacting story. Tell it. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: I don't know if I can tell that story or not, because it's sort of a sad story.

    Gene Harris: This is all John Beverly BOOTH? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Yeah. TIM: That's right. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: He was, he was, I think it's somewhat of a dirty blonde, like, and we, we, he had a girlfriend when he left. And when he came back, his girlfriend, like a lot of stories, his girlfriend was married. And he, he, the one thing that the war left him with was bad feet because of -- TIM: Trench foot. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: -- being in the trenches over in England, I believe it was, in deep water.

    And once in a, so Uncle Clyde, the brother, had a little house there. And Johnny lived in it for a while. And then he started to drinking a little. I remember he came over to my house when my grandmother came to live with us after my mother died, and he was drinking a little bit. And my grandmother said, You go right back to your house and don't come back to see me until you get okay. Gene Harris: That was his mother, Mary Louise Barrett?

    FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Yeah. So, so he wasn't a bad guy. And then later someone, I don't know, it was Gary maybe, who said he saw a picture of a base- -- he was good at ba- -- softball or baseball, I guess it was, and it had John's name, John -- Gene Harris: He played for -- FRANCIS A. BOOTH: -- BOOTH in Surry County. TIM: -- a local baseball team in Smithfield that he played some baseball for. Gene Harris: We're still discussing John BOOTH? TIM: Right. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: Uh-huh.

    TIM: He was a, he was a bachelor. He never married the girl that he -- He went to the service and went to World War I, went to France. When he came back, however long he was there, she had met someone else and married. And he never married, he never dated or married again, did he? He never dated anybody -- FRANCIS A. BOOTH: I don't know, but my grandmother said that the reason that he did the, the drinking was because of, of the, what they gave him, drug, I guess, what do you call it -- TIM: For his feet? FRANCIS A. BOOTH: -- for his feet. Yeah. TIM: Uh-huh. FRANCIS A. BOOTH: It started like that.

    Census:
    United States Census, 1910 for Johnie B Booth
    Name: Johnie B Booth
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Relationship to Head of Household: Son
    Residence: Guilford, Surry, Virginia
    Marital Status: Single
    Race : White
    Gender: Male
    Immigration Year:
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
    Family Number: 213
    Page Number: 13
    Household Gender Age
    Parent Thadeous L Booth M 56y
    Parent Mary L Booth F 46y
    Magnus F Booth M 27y
    Annie B Booth F 23y
    Bessie B Booth F 21y
    Clyde Booth M 19y
    Percy J Booth M 17y
    Oscar H Booth M 15y
    Johnie B Booth M 12y
    Regmale A Booth M 9y
    Lillian B Booth F 7y
    Mary L Booth F 1y 6m

    Census:
    United States Census, 1920 for John B Booth
    Name: John B Booth
    Residence: , Surry, Virginia
    Estimated Birth Year: 1899
    Age: 21
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Relationship to Head of Household: Brother
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
    Film Number: 1821916
    Digital Folder Number: 4390828
    Image Number: 00408
    Sheet Number: 5
    Household Gender Age
    Thadeous T Booth M 28y
    Ruth R Booth F 20y
    Aubrey Booth M 3y10m
    Lucille Booth F 1y9m
    John B Booth M 21y

    Died:
    U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
    about John B Booth Name: John B Booth
    Service Info.: PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR I
    Birth Date: 28 Jun 1898
    Death Date: 23 Jan 1967
    Service Start Date: 7 Apr 1917
    Interment Date: 26 Jan 1967
    Cemetery: City Point National Cemetery
    Cemetery Address: 10th Avenue and Davis Street Hopewell, VA 23860
    Buried At: Section E Site 4853

    Social Security Death Index
    about John Booth Name: John Booth
    SSN: 231-05-2447
    Last Residence: 23890 Waverly, Sussex, Virginia, United States of America
    Born: 29 Jun 1898
    Died: Jan 1967
    State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951

    John — . [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  BOOTH Thaddeus Floyd was born 16 Dec 1854, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation) (son of BOOTH Capt. Binns Beverly and BAIRD Elizabeth (Eliza) Bingham); died 6 Jul 1932; was buried Jul 1932, Claremont, VA.

    Notes:

    Lived in Savage, Va

    (Medical):Squamish cell

    Residence:
    No longer standing, was just North of Snow Hill by a mile or so

    Census:
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Thadious F. Booth
    Name:
    Thadious F. Booth          
    Home in 1880:Guilford, Surry, Virginia          
    Age:25          
    Estimated Birth Year:abt 1855          
    Birthplace:Virginia          
    Relation to Head of Household:Son          
    Father's Name:B... B. Booth          
    Father's birthplace:Virginia          
    Mother's Name:Eliza B. Booth          
    Mother's birthplace:Virginia          
    Neighbors:View others on page          
    Occupation:Farmer          
    Marital Status:Single          
    Race:White          
    Gender:Male     
    Household Members:NameAge               
    B... B. Booth 46               
    Eliza B. Booth 46               
    Thadious F. Booth 25               
    Mariah L. Booth 18               
    Sallie Booth 16               
    Lealia J. Booth 13               
    Edmonia Booth 11               
    Annie L. Booth 9               
    Samuel P. Booth 6               

    Buried:
    Hopewell Funeral Parlors, Hopewell, VA

    Thaddeus married BARRETT Mary Louise 20 Jul 1882. Mary was born 28 Jun 1864, Southampton County, VA (Sebriell); died 5 Mar 1942, Savedge, Surry County, VA (At The Home Of Percy J. Booth); was buried 8 Mar 1942, Claremont, VA (St. Anne's Cemetary). [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  BARRETT Mary LouiseBARRETT Mary Louise was born 28 Jun 1864, Southampton County, VA (Sebriell); died 5 Mar 1942, Savedge, Surry County, VA (At The Home Of Percy J. Booth); was buried 8 Mar 1942, Claremont, VA (St. Anne's Cemetary).

    Notes:

    She was of the Barrett Church Family.

    Had a brother called "Barrett"; he had the old store in Savage

    Children:
    1. BOOTH Magnus F. was born 25 Jul 1883, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 1974; was buried Merchants Hope, Prince George, Virginia, USA.
    2. BOOTH Hiram A. was born 21 Jan 1885, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 29 Apr 1934; was buried Claremont, VA (St. Anne's Cemetary).
    3. BOOTH Annie Bell was born 2 Jan 1887, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died 30 Mar 1985, Greensville County, Virginia; was buried Abt 30 Mar 1985, Newville, Prince George, VA.
    4. BOOTH Bessie Binns was born 28 Apr 1889, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died Feb 1972.
    5. BOOTH Thaddeus Clyde was born 31 Jan 1891, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died 24 Dec 1935.
    6. BOOTH Percy Jackson, Sr. was born 6 Jun 1894, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died 3 Mar 1983; was buried Abt 5 Mar 1983, Claremont, VA.
    7. BOOTH Oscar Hudson was born 7 May 1895, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died Dec 1991.
    8. 1. BOOTH John Beverly was born 28 Jun 1898, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 23 Jan 1967; was buried Hopewell, VA.
    9. BOOTH Reginald A. was born 7 Jun 1901, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died Abt 1995.
    10. BOOTH Lillian Barrett was born 21 May 1903, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died Yes, date unknown.
    11. BOOTH Mary Louisa (Louise) was born 15 Sep 1908, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died Yes, date unknown.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  BOOTH Capt. Binns BeverlyBOOTH Capt. Binns Beverly was born 8 Apr 1834, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States (son of BOOTH Col. Samuel and ELLIS Sarah (Sally)); died 6 Oct 1904; was buried 8 Oct 1904, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).

    Notes:

    Binn's and Rebecca's (# 382) children were double cousins

    Name: Booth, Binns Beverly Age at census: 36 Town: Guilford Twp County: Surry Court House State: VA Occupation: Farmer Real Estate Value: $ 2000.00 Personal Property: $ 350.00 Birthplace: Virginia Father Foreign Born: No Mother Foreign Born: No Month born in census year: Month Married-census year: School attend-census year: Can't read or write: Eligible to vote: Yes Date of Enumeration: Children: Thaddeus Floyd 15 yoa Virginia Francis 13 yoa Ella (Elizabeth Bell) 11 yoa Maria Louise (Beauty) 9 yoa Sarah (Selia ??) 5 Selia Jackson 3 Infant (Annie Saunie)

    Binns and Elizabeth were married by the Rev. H.B.Cowles and obtained their marriage license on 11-16-1853.

    Capt.Ben was a confedarate officer.I believe I might have his record but I'm leaving town now after a last check on my computer. Sorry about spelling but in a hurry. I wiuld like a pic of his tombstone.Thanks Talmadge

    Was also a minister Was also listed as Captain B. B. Booth

    Apparently, the Briggs family and Binns Beverly Booth were extremely close. The Briggs first child Baines Bennett Briggs was called Binns instead of Baines. Conclusion drawn from Briggs family bible

    Binns died while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Taylor Goodrich, who lived near Carsley, Va. His death was following a brief illness. His health had been failing for some time, but his death came unexpectedly and was a shock to his immediate family.

    Name: Booth, Binns Beverly Age at census: 36

    Town: Guilford Twp County: Surry Court House State: VA

    Occupation: Farmer

    Real Estate Value: $ 2000.00

    Personal Property: $ 350.00

    Birthplace: Virginia

    Father Foreign Born: Mother Foreign Born:

    Month born in census year: Month Married-census year: School attend-census year: Can't read or write: Eligible to vote: Yes Date of Enumeration: Children:
    Thaddeus Floyd 15 yoa
    Virginia Francis 13 yoa
    Ella (Elizabeth Bell) 11 yoa
    Maria Louise (Beauty) 9 yoa
    Sarah (Selia ??) 5
    Selia Jackson 3
    Infant (Annie Saunie) 1

    Binns and Elizabeth were married by the Rev. H.B.Cowles and obtained their marriage license on 11-16-1853

    Family Notes on Marriage with Elizabeth (Eliza) Bingham Baird:
    Title: Notes
    Text:
    Apparently, the Briggs family and Binns Beverly Booth were extremely clos
    e. The Briggs first child Baines Bennett Briggs was called Binns instead of Baines. Conclusion drawn from Briggs family bible
    Census 1870 - page M-593/1680
    Name: Booth, Binns Beverly Age at census: 36
    Town: Guilford Twp
    County: Surry
    Court House State: VA
    Occupation: Farmer
    Real Estate Value: $ 2000.00
    Personal Property: $ 350.00
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Father Foreign Born:
    Can't read or write
    Eligible to vote: Yes
    Children: Thaddeus Floyd 15 yoa Virginia Francis 13 yoa Ella (Elizabeth Bell) 11 yoa Maria Louise (Beauty) 9 yoa Sarah (Selia ??) 5 Selia Jackson 3 Infant (Annie Saunie)
    Marriage Bonds of Petersburg, VA 1784-1854 page 74
    Binns and Elizabeth were married by the Rev. H.B.Cowles and obtained the ir marriage license on 11-16-1853.
    Capt.Ben was a confedarate officer
    Talmadge was also a minister
    Was also listed as Captain B. B. Booth
    Title: 1870 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Page: 30
    Entry Date: August 6, 1870
    Source Text: Binns Booth: 36 years old Farmer Value of Real Estate: 2000 Value of Personal Estate: 350 Born in Virginia Eliza Booth: 36 years old Born in Virginia Children at Home: Thaddeus (16); Virginia (13); Ella (11); Maria (9); Sarah (5); Selia (3); Female Infant (1)
    Title: 1850 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Entry Date: July 26, 1850
    Source Text: Parents: Samuel and Sally Booth Sibling: Georgianna Binns B. Booth: 16 years old Attending School Born in Virginia
    Title: 1900 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Page: 8A
    Entry Date: June 26, 1900
    Source Text: Binns B. Booth Head of Household Born April 1834 66 years old Married 46 years Born in Virginia Parents Born in Virginia Farmer Can read, write, speak English Owns home - farm - free and clear Eliza B Booth Wife Born March 1834 66 years old Married 46 years 11 children - 8 living Can read, write, speak English Born in Virginia Parents Born in Virginia Children at home: Samuel P. Booth Born Jan 1875 25 years old Farm Laborer Can read, write, speak English Born in Virginia
    Title: 1880 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Page: 14
    Entry Date: June 11, 1880
    Source Text: Binns B Booth 46 years old Husband Farmer Born in Virginia Parents born in Virginia Eliza B Booth 46 years old Wife Born in Virginia Parents born in Virginia Children at Home: Thaddeus F (25); Mariah L (18); Sally (16); Sealia (13); Leslise? (11); Annie (9); Samuel P (6)
    Title: 1860 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Page: 14
    Entry Date: June 23, 1860
    Source Text: Binns B Booth 25 years old Farmer Value of real estate: 2000 Value of personal estate: 4000 Born in Virginia Eliza B Booth 25 years old Children at home: Thaddeus F (5); Virginia F (3); Ella G (1); Unnamed female (4 months)

    Title: 1870 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Page: 30
    Entry Date: August 6, 1870
    Source Text: Binns Booth: 36 years old Farmer Value of Real Estate: 2000 Value of Personal Estate: 350 Born in Virginia Eliza Booth: 36 years old Born in Virginia Children at Home: Thaddeus (16); Virginia (13); Ella (11); Maria (9); Sarah (5); Selia (3); Female Infant (1)

    Title: 1850 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Entry Date: July 26, 1850
    Source Text: Parents: Samuel and Sally Booth Sibling: Georgianna Binns B. Booth: 16 years old Attending School Born in Virginia

    Title: 1900 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Page: 8A
    Entry Date: June 26, 1900
    Source Text: Binns B. Booth Head of Household Born April 1834 66 years old Married 46 years Born in Virginia Parents Born in Virginia Farmer Can read, write, speak English Owns home - farm - free and clear Eliza B Booth Wife Born March 1834 66 years old Married 46 years 11 children - 8 living Can read, write, speak English Born in Virginia Parents Born in Virginia Children at home: Samuel P. Booth Born Jan 1875 25 years old Farm Laborer Can read, write, speak English Born in Virginia

    Title: 1880 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Page: 14
    Entry Date: June 11, 1880
    Source Text: Binns B Booth 46 years old Husband Farmer Born in Virginia Parents born in Virginia Eliza B Booth 46 years old Wife Born in Virginia Parents born in Virginia Children at Home: Thaddeus F (25); Mariah L (18); Sally (16); Sealia (13); Leslise? (11); Annie (9); Samuel P (6)

    Title: 1860 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Page: 14
    Entry Date: June 23, 1860
    Source Text: Binns B Booth 25 years old Farmer Value of real estate: 2000 Value of personal estate: 4000 Born in Virginia Eliza B Booth 25 years old Children at home: Thaddeus F (5); Virginia F (3); Ella G (1); Unnamed female (4 months)

    Military:
    Captain Ben was a Confederate officer. I believe I might have his record but I'm leaving town now after a last check on my computer. Sorry about spelling but in a hurry. I would like a picture of his tombstone. Thanks Talmadge

    Buried:
    Funeral was at his daughter's home near Carsley, Va., with burial at Snow Hill. Funeral was officiated by the Rev. Bradford of the Methodist-Episcopal Church

         GRAVEYARD: Persons buried in the graveyard at Snow Hill:
         Col. Samuel Booth and his wife (no gravestone remains)
         Sarah Ellis Booth (no gravestone remains)
         Georgianna Booth James (no gravestone remains)
    Note: Her husband, Dr. Richard Henry James, was an alcoholic who abandoned his wife. When he died, the Booth's refused to let him be buried next to his wife, and he was interred on a nearby farm owned by the Rogers family.

         Binns Beverly Booth
         Elizabeth Bingham Baird Booth (his wife)
    (The issue of D & E above are F, G, H)

         Elizabeth (Nannie) Bell Booth, infant daughter died during the 1880's (no gravestone remains)
         Annie L. Booth, 1872 - 1885 or 95
         Virginia Frances Booth Parsons (no gravestone remains)
         Dallas Parsons, her husband. (no gravestone remains)

    J.      Also buried in the graveyard, (no gravestone remains), are 2 children of Joseph Booth (son of Capt. David Booth). Neither ever married, both lived into old age, an they supposedly lived together in Dendron, Surry County, Virginia. Marie Baird attended their funerals during the 1920's, but she is not sure of the exact date. Their names were Agnes Booth and Patrick Booth (no gravestone remains).

    Binns married BAIRD Elizabeth (Eliza) Bingham 24 Nov 1853, Petersburg, VA. Elizabeth (daughter of BAIRD (Alexander) Peter, Sr. and BINGHAM Elizabeth Mckee) was born 5 Mar 1834, Petersburg, VA. Or Prince George Cty; died 16 Jan 1903, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried 18 Jan 1903, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery). [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  BAIRD Elizabeth (Eliza) Bingham was born 5 Mar 1834, Petersburg, VA. Or Prince George Cty (daughter of BAIRD (Alexander) Peter, Sr. and BINGHAM Elizabeth Mckee); died 16 Jan 1903, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried 18 Jan 1903, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).

    Notes:

    Married by Rev. Henry B. Cawles, J.P. Married 49 years, 38 grandchildren Services by Rev. F. B. McSparran Member of Carsley M.E. Church last words were: "I am going home" per niece Gertrude Booth . She and Leonidas were twins. The funeral was one of the largest seen in Surry County, per the obituary. Married by Henry B. Cawles, J.P.
    A copy of obituary is shown in picture file.
    Her tombstone is engraved with her birth, marriage, & death dates and "She made home happy."

    (Medical):died: (Home at 9:35 pm)

    Religion:
    Member of Carsley's M. E. Church all her life.

    Illness:
    Prob CHF due to the description in her obit

    Alt. Death:
    died at 9:35pm

    Funeral:
    Sunday, 1-18-1903 at Snow Hill, conducted by the Very Rev. F.B. McSparran. She and Binns had entered into their 50th year of marriage

    Buried:
    GRAVEYARD: Persons buried in the graveyard at Snow Hill:
         Col. Samuel Booth and his wife (no gravestone remains)
         Sarah Ellis Booth (no gravestone remains)
         Georgianna Booth James (no gravestone remains)
    Note: Her husband, Dr. Richard Henry James, was an alcoholic who abandoned his wife. When he died, the Booth's refused to let him be buried next to his wife, and he was interred on a nearby farm owned by the Rogers family.

         Binns Beverly Booth
         Elizabeth Bingham Baird Booth (his wife)
    (The issue of D & E above are F, G, H)

         Elizabeth (Nannie) Bell Booth, infant daughter died during the 1880's (no gravestone remains)
         Annie L. Booth, 1872 - 1885 or 95
         Virginia Frances Booth Parsons (no gravestone remains)
         Dallas Parsons, her husband. (no gravestone remains)

    J.      Also buried in the graveyard, (no gravestone remains), are 2 children of Joseph Booth (son of Capt. David Booth). Neither ever married, both lived into old age, an they supposedly lived together in Dendron, Surry County, Virginia. Marie Baird attended their funerals during the 1920's, but she is not sure of the exact date. Their names were Agnes Booth and Patrick Booth (no gravestone remains).

    Notes:

    Married:
    Binns and Elizabeth were married by the Rev. H.B.Cowles and obtained their marriage license on 11-16-1853.
    He was married at age 29

    Children:
    1. 2. BOOTH Thaddeus Floyd was born 16 Dec 1854, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died 6 Jul 1932; was buried Jul 1932, Claremont, VA.
    2. BOOTH Virginia Francis was born 7 Dec 1856, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died Jul 1901, Petersburg, VA; was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).
    3. BOOTH Ella Gertrude was born 13 Feb 1858, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 10 May 1931, Petersburg, VA; was buried 12 May 1931, Surry County, VA (Lois Goodrich Cemetary on Rt 612).
    4. BOOTH Elizabeth ( Nannie) Bell was born 13 Feb 1860; died 13 Feb 1860; was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).
    5. BOOTH Maria Louise (Beauty) was born 15 Feb 1862; died 20 May 1916.
    6. BOOTH Sarah Elizabeth was born 11 Jul 1864; died 1 Dec 1956, Waverly, Sussex County, VA; was buried Waverly, Sussex County, VA.
    7. BOOTH Lelia Jackson was born 25 Dec 1866, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. BOOTH Edmonia Baird (Otey) was born 25 Mar 1870, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 22 Nov 1945.
    9. BOOTH Annie Laurie was born Abt 1872; died 20 Jul 1885; was buried Abt 22 Jul 1885, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).
    10. BOOTH Samuel Peter was born 8 Jan 1874, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died Abt 1933, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried Waverly, Sussex County, VA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  BOOTH Col. SamuelBOOTH Col. Samuel was born 22 May 1795, Cabin Point, Surry County, VA.; was christened Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States (son of BOOTH Beverly and COCKE Elizabeth); died 20 Jan 1876, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).

    Notes:

    Samuel Booth was a middle class Tidewater Virginia planter who owned 500 acres of farmland eleven miles southwest of the Jams River in Surry County. His father, Beverly Booth, was a Revolutionary War veteran, a farmer, and a Baptist minister who brought his wife and several young children from Southampton to Surry, probably in 1791, and became pastor of the Otterdam Baptist Church. The Rev. Booth had been a part-time pastor of Sea Cock Baptist Church in Southampton until 1791, when he became ordained, and moved to Surry for a church and congregation of his own. (See John Asplundt's Annual Register of the Baptist Denomination in North America to the year 1791, Richmond (?), 1791). Around 1816 Beverly Booth went to Petersburg, Virginia, where he was instrumental in starting the Cypress Swamp Baptist Church. One of his sons, Robert, moved to Georgia in 1814.

    Samuel Booth was born in Surry in 1794, probably attended a local school taught by a member of his father's congregation, and followed the most likely livelihood available to a young man of his upbringing--that of farming. He probably enlisted in the Surry County Militia at an early age, was commissioned a lieutenant in 1827, and was promoted to Captain in the following year (see appendix L). Although all records for the Surry County Militia between 1830 and 1840 have been destroyed, he was most likely promoted to Colonel in the early part at the decade. His obituary (died January 20, 1876) refers to him as Colonel, and his grandchildren, alive as late as 1956, fondly referred to him as "Colonel Sam". Nonetheless when Surry's post 1840 records are surveyed, no mention is made of his name, and it is likely that he retired in order to devote full time to the construction of his home and the development of his plantation.

    As a look at the Surry County land Books will attest, Samuel Booth apparently took a fancy to occasionally dabbling in real estate., and by the mid 1830's owned considerable property, some of which he sold, and some of which formed the basis for his plantation. Construction of his house was undertaken on a 172 1/2 acre tract of land, probably in the fall of 1836, and was completed at a cost of $1380, according to the Surry County land Books for the year 1837. As Surry's "Personal Property Tax Books for 1837" note, Samuel Booth was assessed for "20 slaves. 9 horses, and a riding gig valued at $75" during the year "Snow Hill was constructed. When the relatively low cost of the structure is considered, it is reasonable to assume that the slaves played an important role in its construction: felling trees, sawing, hewing, and joining timbers for the frame, and making bricks. Yet, a professional house wright undoubtedly oversaw the over-all construction. Another house, known as "Oak Hill" and situated on Virginia Route 31 between Surry Court House and Scotland Wharf, was undoubtedly built by the same man, and is very similar in plan, detail, and brickwork. Surry County's Land Books for 1840 show that in 1839 additional expenditures amounting to $615. 75 went toward construction, probably dependencies.

    According to Booth family tradition, a difficult winter during the construction of the house resulted in the name "Snow Hill", but the earliest documented use of the title is to be found in the 1859 deed of sale transferring the plantation from Samuel Booth to William H. Rood of Southampton. (Surry County Deed Book 14, page (See appendix F).

    By 1852, "Snow Hill" had grown to include various adjoining parcels of land containing a. total of exactly 500 acres. Samuel's wife died later in the decade and, with his children grown, he sold the house and surrounding land in 1859 for the sum of $4500. He married a widow from adjoining Sussex County, and went to live with her on the farm she had inherited from her deceased husband.

    William H. Hood held the property from 1859 until 1875, when the outcome of a court case decreed the land be sold, and it was purchased by Samuel Booth's son, Binns Beverly Booth, who promptly moved in with his family. Just prior to the death of Binns Beverly Booth, he sold the house and two hundred acres to his son Samuel Peter Booth, a bachelor. "Sam Pete ", as he was known, remained in the house until incapacitated in 1930, at which point he went to live with his nephew, John Leo Wilcox, of Waverly, and later to a nursing home. Tenants inhabited the house from 1930 onward, and "Sam Pete" Booth, upon his death willed the house in 1933, to his nephew.

    C.      GRAVEYARD: Persons buried in the graveyard at Snow Hill:
    A.      Col. Samuel Booth and his wife (no gravestone remains)
    B.      Sarah Ellis Booth (no gravestone remains)
    C.      Georgianna Booth James (no gravestone remains)
    Note: Her husband, Dr. Richard Henry James, was an alcoholic who abandoned his wife. When he died, the Booth's refused to let him be buried next to his wife, and he was interred on a nearby farm owned by the Rogers family.

    A.      Binns Beverly Booth
    B.      Elizabeth Bingham Baird Booth (his wife)
    (The issue of D & E above are F, G, H)

    A.      Elizabeth (Nannie) Bell Booth, infant daughter died during the 1880's (no gravestone remains)
    B.      Annie L. Booth, 1872 - 1885 or 95
    C.      Virginia Frances Booth Parsons (no gravestone remains)
    D.      Dallas Parsons, her husband. (no gravestone remains)

    J.      Also buried in the graveyard, (no gravestone remains), are 2 children of Joseph Booth (son of Capt. David Booth). Neither ever married, both lived into old age, an they supposedly lived together in Dendron, Surry County, Virginia. Marie Baird attended their funerals during the 1920's, but she is not sure of the exact date. Their names were Agnes Booth and Patrick Booth (no gravestone remains).



    There is a Booth Fork in Surry County about 2 miles Northeast of the Lightfoot Swamp. It is where St. Rt. 617 & 612 cross. There is also an Ellis Fork about a mile east of Booth Fork that may be named after Sally Ellis' father. DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE IN SUSSEX COUNTY THE OBIT GIVES HIS AGE AS 'nigh on to Ninety years of age' He was a Captain of the Home Guards at the time of the War Between the States ( Mary Pulley-Granddaughter) By the way Col. Samuel picture came from a gold locket the locket had a daguerreotype photo that was enlarged. From Kathleen Baird: On May 18, 1814 he was drafted at Petersburg for six (6) months of military service during the War of 1812. Samuel served as a private in Capt. Edward Prescud's (spelling?) Company of Infantry, Virginia Militia, from the 39th Regiment in the County of Dinwiddie. He was discharged in Norfolk om Oct 18,1814 after 5 months of service because of sickness. In April of 1839 he was appointed deputy sheriff. David Booth was the sheriff. He was commissioned a Lt. Col., on May 14, 1835 in the 71st Regiment of Infantry, 8th Brigade, 4th Division of the Virginia Militia (hence the title Col. Sam). He served in the Surry County Militia between 1835 and 1840. Samuel applied for bounty land in January of 1851. Mary applied for a pension in June of 1878 and said that as far as she was able to give it that at the time of his enlistment he was about 5 feet 10 inches tall, grey eyes, dark hair, fair and rosy complexion. The application was approved in April 1879 for a rate of eight dollars per month, commencing March 1878. Mary died July 5, 1891 Sources: Petersburg, Prince George and Surry Courthouses and family bible of Kathleen Baird. Another source list his marriage to Sarah Ellis as 12-23-1817 (per Kathleen Baird)



    Index to the War of 1812 Pay Rolls & Muster Rolls: CATALOG CARD
    NAME Booth, Samuel.
    Muster Rolls, p.588
    NOTE Part of index to: Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under
    the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851) and: Muster Rolls
    of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852) which
    supplements Pay Rolls. This collection is also available on microfilm.
    SUBJECT United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Registers.
    COLLECTION War of 1812 pay rolls and muster rolls.

    Henley Marriage & Obituary Database: CATALOG CARD NEWSPAPER Farmville Mercury, and official advertiser for Prince Edward, Cumberland, Buckingham, Appomattox and neighboring counties ENTRY Died- At his residence in Sussex County, Col. Samuel Booth, father of P. H. Booth of Petersburg. (Petersburg Index - Appeal). (p. 3, c. 2) DATE OF PUB. Thursday, January 27, 1876. FILM NO. Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 36). NOTE From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. SUBJECT Obituaries -- Virginia. SUBJECT Farmville (Va.) SUBJECT Buckingham County (Va.) SUBJECT Appomattox County (Va.) SUBJECT Cumberland County (Va.) ADDED ENTRY Henley, Bernard J. (Bernard John) COLLECTION Bernard J. Henley papers.

    1870 Census roll 1680, section M-593, pg. 24: Wakefield Twp, Sussex, Cty, Va age: 75 yoa Owned & Built Snow Hill Plantation in 1835

    Henley Marriage & Obituary Database: CATALOG CARD NEWSPAPER Farmville Mercury, and official advertiser for Prince Edward, Cumberland, Buckingham, Appomattox and neighboring counties ENTRY Died- At his residence in Sussex County, Col. Samuel Booth, father of P. H. Booth of Petersburg. (Petersburg Index - Appeal). (p. 3, c. 2) DATE OF PUB. Thursday, January 27, 1876. FILM NO. Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 36). NOTE From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. SUBJECT Obituaries -- Virginia. SUBJECT Farmville (Va.) SUBJECT Buckingham County (Va.) SUBJECT Appomattox County (Va.) SUBJECT Cumberland County (Va.) ADDED ENTRY Henley, Bernard J. (Bernard John) COLLECTION Bernard J. Henley papers.

    Hi Gene,

    I'll give you a call early next week after we recover from all the turkey. It's a little hectic here now.

    I know of only two marriages of Samuel Booth. In 1817 he married Sarah Ellis and on Dec. 22, 1859 he married Mary Eliza Tatum Owen of Wakefield. He moved into her house and lived there until he died 1876. Mary died in 1891.

    The Jean Johnson that you mentioned, does she live on 40 across from Snow Hill?

    Lonnie Baird L Baird Jr. [l.bairdjr@worldnet.att.net]

    gene, I hope this isn't disappointing; i am looking at many pensions from slaves who served in a couple of regiments i am studying. One pension of a man named "ROBERT GREEN"-- (this may be a changed name as many slaves took on other names after emancipation). In one of the affadavits, Robert's sister mentions that before the war, Robert worked on Snow Hill with Col. Booth: "He was botn in [Snory???] County, VA, lived with Col. Booth before the war, at Snow Hill. Col. Booth is dead." Robert Green had a light complexion and apparently had a white father--who this father was i have no idea; I am assuming that this means that he had a slave mother. In late 1863 Green fled to Norfolk at the "Fairgrounds" and enlisted in the Second US Colored Cavalry (Company A). He married a woman from Norfolk right after the war but she apparently lost her mind; he later married again but got in trouble when he impregnated the teen-age niece of his second wife. I am interested if you know of anything concerning the Booth family, esp. Samuel Booth concerning the Civil War; did any of them join? lose their land, slaves, etc.? thanks mike degruccio michael degruccio [degruccio.1@nd.edu]

    Title: Family Bible
    Page: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/BibleII/37939/0020.tif
    Source Text: Samuel Booth son of Rev. Beverly Booth departed this life Thursday January 20th at two o'clock in the morning 1876 in the eighty first year of his age

    Title: 1850 Federal Census - Surry County, Virginia
    Entry Date: July 26, 1850
    Source Text: Samuel Booth: 55 years old Farmer Value of Real Estate: 7000 Born in Virginia Sally Booth: 53 years old Born in Virginia Children at home: Binns B. Booth (16); Georgianna Booth (12)

    1870 Census roll 1680, section M-593, pg. 24:. Wakefield Twp, Sussex, Cty, Va age: 75 yoa. Owned & Built Snow Hill Plantation in 1835. Marriage to Sally Ellis was witness by David Booth.
    The following info may be of help later: There appears to be some discrepancy about Samuel's second marriage. On 10-18-07 Kernneth Coker said to Jean Johnson that Colonel Samuel Booth married the second time in 1861 to Mary Elizabeth Tatum Owen "The widow Owen" and they lived near Wakefield. Jenny Barrett Nicholson's husbands grandfather, Peter Holmes was in that family??
    Dtd: 4 Jun 90

    Title Booth, Col. Samuel, died, Sussex County. Note Petersburg Index and Appeal (Petersburg, Va. : Daily) (Film 106). Note January 21, 1876, page 3, column 1. Other Format Available on microfilm from the Library of Virginia.

    According to Mary Pulley, his grand-daughter (living in Ivor in 1936), Col. Sam was a Cartain in the Home Guards at the time of the War Between the States.

    (Medical):Obituary says he had cancer on the neck, of which he died.
    Paralysis for 2 years prior to death

    Lived(s) In:
    Lived their with the Owens wife and died there

    Medical:
    Obituary says he had cancer on the neck, of which he died

    Property:
    SNOW HILL
    Now owned by Peter Post of Richmond, VA, the house Snow Hill, located about five miles East of Waverly on Route 40, was built in 1836 by Samuel Booth. He was a farmer and a colonel in the Surry County Militia between 1835 and 1840. It was later inhabited by his children and grandchildren. Samuel Booth's father, Beverly Booth, was a Revolutionary War veteran who served October 1776 - September 1781. He first moved to Surry County just across the Blackwater River by the Otterdam Swamp in 1794 and had built his home approximately a mile from the Snow Hill location. He was also a farmer and Baptist preacher whose small church originally stood within sight of the house Snow Hill.
    Snow Hill is located directly across the road from 1900 Martin Luther King Highway. Plans are being made to restore this historic house.

    Religion:
    A zealous and esteemed member for about 50 years ... W.E.Allen, Surry Methodist Circuit

    Military:
    On May 18, 1814 he was drafted at Petersburg for six (6) months of military service during the War of 1812. Samuel served as a private in Capt. Edward Prescud's (spelling?) Company of Infantry, Virginia Militia, from the 39th Regiment in the County of Dinwiddie. He was discharged in Norfolk om Oct 18,1814 after 5 months of service because of sickness.

    View of Record: War of 1812 Pay Roll
    Title: Booth, Samuel.          
    Gen. noteMuster Rolls, p.588          
    NotePart of index to: Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851) and: Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852) which supplements Pay Rolls. This collection is also available on microfilm.          
    NoteWar of 1812 pay rolls and muster rolls.          
    Subject - PersonalBooth, Samuel.          
    Subject -GeographicUnited States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Registers.          




    Military:
    Booth served as a captain in the Surry County Militia and later as a lieutenant colonel of the 71st Regiment of the Virginia Militia. (Va. Historical Landmark Commission documents)

    Residence:


    SNOW HILL

    HOME OF COLONEL SAMUEL BOOTH

    OTTERDAM AREA, SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA



    "SNOW HILL"
    HOME OF COLONEL SAMUEL BOOTH
    OTTERDAM AREA, SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA


    Location:      Northwest side of Virginia Route 4o~ .55 mile travelling east from the bridge over the Otterdam Swamp, Surry County, Virginia.
                  
                   Latitude:      37 05' 25"
                   Longitude:      77 02' 55"




    Present
    Owners:           Mrs. John Leo Wilcox, Waverly, Virginia
                   Mrs. Rosalie W. Priddy, Ashland, Virginia


    Statement of
    Significance:      This is a typical Tidewater Virginia plantation house of the pre-Civil War era. Constructed in 1836, it is a five bay, central hall, single pile structure of two and one half stories, and exhibits characteristics of the late eighteenth century which remained prevalent in rural southeastern Virginia well into the nineteenth century.



    PART I: HISTORICAL INFORMATION

    Samuel Booth was a middle class Tidewater Virginia planter who owned 500 acres of farmland eleven miles southwest of the Jams River in Surry County. His father, Beverly Booth, was a Revolutionary War veteran, a farmer, and a Baptist minister who brought his wife and several young children from Southampton to Surry, probably in 1791, and became pastor of the Otterdam Baptist Church. The Rev. Booth had been a part-time pastor of Sea Cock Baptist Church in Southampton until 1791, when he became ordained, and moved to Surry for a church and congregation of his own. (See John Asplundt's Annual Register of the Baptist Denomination in North America to the year 1791, Richmond (?), 1791). Around 1816 Beverly Booth went to Petersburg, Virginia, where he was instrumental in starting the Cypress Swamp Baptist Church. One of his sons, Robert, moved to Georgia in 1814.

    Samuel. Booth was born in Surry in 1794, probably attended a local school taught by a member of his father's congregation, and followed the most likely livelihood available to a young man of his upbringing--that of farming. He probably enlisted in the Surry County Militia at an early age, was commissioned a lieutenant in 1827, and was promoted to Captain in the following year (see appendix L). Although all records for the Surry County Militia between 1830 and 1840 have been destroyed, he was most likely promoted to Colonel in the early part at the decade. His obituary (died January 20, 1876) refers to him as Colonel, and his grandchildren, alive as late as 1956, fondly referred to him as "Colonel Sam". Nonetheless when Surry's post 1840 records are surveyed, no mention is made of his name, and it is likely that he retired in order to devote full time to the construction of his home and the development of his plantation.

    As a look at the Surry County land Books will attest, Samuel Booth apparently took a fancy to occasionally dabbling in real estate., and by the mid 1830's owned considerable property, some of which he sold, and some of which formed the basis for his plantation. Construction of his house was undertaken on a 172 1/2 acre tract of land, probably in the fall of 1836, and was completed at a cost of $1380, according to the Surry County land Books for the year 1837. As Surry's "Personal Property Tax Books for 1837" note, Samuel Booth was assessed for "20 slaves. 9 horses, and a riding gig valued at $75" during the year "Snow Hill was constructed. When the relatively low cost of the structure is considered, it is reasonable to assume that the slaves played an important role in its construction: felling trees, sawing, hewing, and joining timbers for the frame, and making bricks. Yet, a professional house wright undoubtedly oversaw the over-all construction. Another house, known as "Oak Hill" and situated on Virginia Route 31 between Surry Court House and Scotland Wharf, was undoubtedly built by the same man, and is very similar in plan, detail, and brickwork. Surry County's Land Books for 1840 show that in 1839 additional expenditures amounting to $615. 75 went toward construction, probably dependencies.

    According to Booth family tradition, a difficult winter during the construction of the house resulted in the name "Snow Hill", but the earliest documented use of the title is to be found in the 1859 deed of sale transferring the plantation from Samuel Booth to William H. Rood of Southampton. (Surry County Deed Book 14, page (See appendix F).

    By 1852, "Snow Hill" had grown to include various adjoining parcels of land containing a. total of exactly 500 acres. Samuel's wife died later in the decade and, with his children grown, he sold the house and surrounding land in 1859 for the sum of $4500. He married a widow from adjoining Sussex County, and went to live with her on the farm she had inherited from her deceased husband.
    William H. Hood held the property from 1859 until 1875, when the outcome of a court case decreed the land be sold, and it was purchased by Samuel Booth's son, Binns Beverly Booth, who promptly moved in with his family. Just prior to the death of Binns Beverly Booth, he sold the house and two hundred acres to his son Samuel Peter Booth, a bachelor. "Sam Pete ", as he was known, remained in the house until incapacitated in 1930, at which point he went to live with his nephew, John Leo Wilcox, of Waverly, and later to a nursing home. Tenants inhabited the house from 1930 onward, and the house was willed by "Sam Pete" Booth, upon his death in 1933, to his nephew.


    PART II: ARCHITECTURAL INFORMATION

    A.      General Statement

    1.      Architectural Character:      This is a typical Tidewater Virginia plantation house of the pro-Civil War era which has undergone little alteration since its construction in 1836. It is a five bay, central hall, single pile, two-and-one-half story frame structure, and exhibits characteristics of late 18th century architecture which remained prevalent in rural, southeastern, Virginia well into the 19th century.

    2.      Condition of Fabric: Good.

         B.      Description of Exterior

    1.      General Character: A five bay, two-and-one-half story structure covered by beaded-edge weatherboards, possessing a fine modillion cornice and fielded-panel doors which tell a continuity of architectural tradition in conser-vative, slave-holding, tidewater Virginia.

    2. Foundations: The building is set upon brick piers, adequately spaced to allow free circulation of air around the structural timbers--a necessity in the damp, termite filled climate of the tidewater.

    3. Brickwork: All brickwork, both in the foundation walls and in the chimneys, is laid in five course American bond. Bricks measure approximately 8" x 3" x 3-5/4" and five courses rise 16".

    4. Structural system: The building is of frame construction, of hard Virginia pine. Larger framing members, such as the major bearing plates which rest upon the brick foundations, are hand hewn. Smaller members are sawn. Studs measure roughly 3" x 4"and are placed 16~ upon centers. The bearing plates measure approximately 10" x 12".

    4. Doors: Front and back entries have double doors, each consisting of three fielded panels. All other doors in the building are of the traditional six-panel variety.

    5. Hardware: The house is fortunate enough to have retained the majority of its original hardware although some had been replaced with Victorian examples. Rooms on the second and third floors boast square, iron plate latches, with thumb bolts and brass knobs. These are unmarked by their maker, but are probably of English origin. Of the five box locks originally found on the first floor, only two remain--on the closet door beneath the stair, and on the door between the hall and the dining room. This latter example is marked by "Carpen-ter & Company, patentees", and the keeper is stamped with a crown and the initials "W R', representing King William IV, ruler of England from 1830 until 1837. On the upper floors, there is only one box lock-- to be found on the door of the small room just above the south entry. It has neither knobs nor a thumb latch--only a key for 1ocking --suggesting that the room was used only for storage, and not as a nursery or sewing room, as has occasionally been suggested. The double doors which open off the back side of the hall to the exterior never had a lock of any kind, only a wooden bar placed in iron holders,
    The only wrought iron to be found in the entire house are the strap hinges which bold the exterior shutters. These hinges, however, are attached to the shatters with screws, and not with nails as might be expected. Nails throughout the house are of the early machine cut variety. Hinges on all doors are of cast iron, those in the parlor and dining room having examples which raise the doors a total of 1/2 " as they are opened--suggesting that there may have been some floor covering which the owner did not want the moving doors to wear.

    6      Windows and shutters: All windows are wooden double-hung sashes, unweighted, consisting of "nine-over-nine" light sashes oh the first floor, and "six-over-six" on the second floor. The small double hung sashes, which light the third floor re of the "four-over-four" variety
    Shutters were originally hung on the exterior only on the south front of the building--facing the road, which runs in front of the house. During the last quarter of the 19th century, shutters were added to the north side and to the third floor, but these have long since disappeared.

    7.      Roof: An old roof (possibly the original) of: hard pine or cypress shingles still exists beneath the current roof of tin, added in 1972 to prevent water damage. All of the shingles are of random width, measuring 18" in length, 6" of which was exposed to the weather. All shingles have rounded ends to prevent warping in the hot sun.

    Lightening rods: The lightening rods seen on both chimneys of the house in old photographs were un-doubtedly original. Only sections still remain.

    9.      The front porch, visible in old photographs, was original to the house, but was taken down in 1950 when its structure had become unsafe. Another porch was added at that time, but that too has since been removed. Included in this study is a proposed reconstruction of the porch taken from old photos, measurements, and the existing outline of the porch still visible on the front of the house.

    Description of Interior:

    Woodwork: Paneled wainscot is found throughout the first floor and extends up the stairwell to the second floor. The second floor has chair mould and base-boards throughout, and the third floor has only baseboard. There are no cornices of any form in any of the rooms on the interior.

    Painted. Interiors: Fortunate enough to have endured the poverty of the Booth family, the interiors of "Snow Hill'. have escaped the ravages often dealt by well intentioned renovators. With the exception of woodwork in the dining room, painted by tenants in the mid-20th century, the original painted, grained, and marbled surfaces are extant throughout the house. Although wear and tear, natural aging, and even abuse have taken their tolls upon the surfaces, much is exceptionally well preserved. The wainscoted hallway is painted a deep, almost olive, green, and the risers of the steps are marbled. Newel posts are mahoganized, and the stick balusters are painted the same: green. The wainscot now found in the parlor, and that now painted over in the dining room, is representative of the fancy painting, which reached its height in the era between 1820 and 1840. The baseboards are marbled, rails and stiles of the wainscot are simulated mahogany, and panels are painted in imitation of birds-eye and curly maple. The dado cap, the door and window jamb moldings, are all painted a deep blue. Sunbursts in the parlor mantle are gilded with gold leaf. Doors throughout the house are painted with mahogany stiles and rails and with maple panels, identical to the wainscot of the first floor. Plaster surfaces throughout the house were applied over split lathes, and were left white. They were probably whitewashed often, and contain no signs of stenciling or wall painting.


         3.      Flooring: All the floors are of Virginia hard pine, varying in width from three to six inches. Without exception a single board runs the complete length of a room.

         4.      Fireplaces: There are four fireplaces in the house, 2 each on the first and second floors. There are no fireplaces on the third floor. All hearths are of square brick tiles. The finest mantle is gained, has herringbone and Greek key moldings, and gilded sunbursts, and is to be found in the parlor.

    D. The Site: Within the immediate environs of the house are known to have been a smokehouse, an icehouse, barns, a kitchen, and a building referred to as the "weaving house". None of these buildings are still standing, although the frame of the smokehouse has been salvaged and will eventually be recon-structed. Woodwork from the kitchen, taken down in 1959, is in storage, and the chimney and foundations for the building still exist. There are no photographs of any of the other buildings, with the exception of the "weaving house", and it is highly unlikely that any archaeological excavations will take place.

    Military:
    He was commissioned a Lt. Col., on May 14, 1835 in the 71st Regiment of Infantry, 8th Brigade, 4th Division of the Virginia Militia (hence the title Col. Sam). He served in the Surry County Militia between 1835 and 1840.

    In April of 1839 he was appointed deputy sheriff. David Booth was the sheriff.

    Political Office:
    County Corresponding Committees Nominated by the Van Buren Convention held in the Capitol Richmond, 11th Jan., 1836.
    The following gentlemen, who compose the Republican Corresponding Committee for the county of Surry will please remember that a full meeting of the members is respectfully requested to meet at the court-house,
    the fourth Monday in this month, (being court day):

    Wm. E. B. Ruffin, Philip Smith, Wm. H. Edwards, Walter S. Booth, James S. Clark, James D. Edwards, Drury Stith, Wm. E. Bailey, Edwain White, John Spratley, Thomas Ruffin, David Booth, Saml. Booth, Amos Sledge, David Hargrave, Edwin T. Spratley, Patrick H. Bilbro and Arch'd Davis
    Richard H. Edwards, chairman.
    1836

    Residence:
    Completed at at cost of $1830



    SNOW HILL

    HOME OF COLONEL SAMUEL BOOTH

    OTTERDAM AREA, SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA



    "SNOW HILL"
    HOME OF COLONEL SAMUEL BOOTH
    OTTERDAM AREA, SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA


    Location:      Northwest side of Virginia Route 4o~ .55 mile travelling east from the bridge over the Otterdam Swamp, Surry County, Virginia.
                  
                   Latitude:      37 05' 25"
                   Longitude:      77 02' 55"




    Present
    Owners:           Mrs. John Leo Wilcox, Waverly, Virginia
                   Mrs. Rosalie W. Priddy, Ashland, Virginia


    Statement of
    Significance:      This is a typical Tidewater Virginia plantation house of the pre-Civil War era. Constructed in 1836, it is a five bay, central hall, single pile structure of two and one half stories, and exhibits characteristics of the late eighteenth century which remained prevalent in rural southeastern Virginia well into the nineteenth century.



    PART I: HISTORICAL INFORMATION

    Samuel Booth was a middle class Tidewater Virginia planter who owned 500 acres of farmland eleven miles southwest of the Jams River in Surry County. His father, Beverly Booth, was a Revolutionary War veteran, a farmer, and a Baptist minister who brought his wife and several young children from Southampton to Surry, probably in 1791, and became pastor of the Otterdam Baptist Church. The Rev. Booth had been a part-time pastor of Sea Cock Baptist Church in Southampton until 1791, when he became ordained, and moved to Surry for a church and congregation of his own. (See John Asplundt's Annual Register of the Baptist Denomination in North America to the year 1791, Richmond (?), 1791). Around 1816 Beverly Booth went to Petersburg, Virginia, where he was instrumental in starting the Cypress Swamp Baptist Church. One of his sons, Robert, moved to Georgia in 1814.

    Samuel. Booth was born in Surry in 1794, probably attended a local school taught by a member of his father's congregation, and followed the most likely livelihood available to a young man of his upbringing--that of farming. He probably enlisted in the Surry County Militia at an early age, was commissioned a lieutenant in 1827, and was promoted to Captain in the following year (see appendix L). Although all records for the Surry County Militia between 1830 and 1840 have been destroyed, he was most likely promoted to Colonel in the early part at the decade. His obituary (died January 20, 1876) refers to him as Colonel, and his grandchildren, alive as late as 1956, fondly referred to him as "Colonel Sam". Nonetheless when Surry's post 1840 records are surveyed, no mention is made of his name, and it is likely that he retired in order to devote full time to the construction of his home and the development of his plantation.

    As a look at the Surry County land Books will attest, Samuel Booth apparently took a fancy to occasionally dabbling in real estate., and by the mid 1830's owned considerable property, some of which he sold, and some of which formed the basis for his plantation. Construction of his house was undertaken on a 172 1/2 acre tract of land, probably in the fall of 1836, and was completed at a cost of $1380, according to the Surry County land Books for the year 1837. As Surry's "Personal Property Tax Books for 1837" note, Samuel Booth was assessed for "20 slaves. 9 horses, and a riding gig valued at $75" during the year "Snow Hill was constructed. When the relatively low cost of the structure is considered, it is reasonable to assume that the slaves played an important role in its construction: felling trees, sawing, hewing, and joining timbers for the frame, and making bricks. Yet, a professional house wright undoubtedly oversaw the over-all construction. Another house, known as "Oak Hill" and situated on Virginia Route 31 between Surry Court House and Scotland Wharf, was undoubtedly built by the same man, and is very similar in plan, detail, and brickwork. Surry County's Land Books for 1840 show that in 1839 additional expenditures amounting to $615. 75 went toward construction, probably dependencies.

    According to Booth family tradition, a difficult winter during the construction of the house resulted in the name "Snow Hill", but the earliest documented use of the title is to be found in the 1859 deed of sale transferring the plantation from Samuel Booth to William H. Rood of Southampton. (Surry County Deed Book 14, page (See appendix F).

    By 1852, "Snow Hill" had grown to include various adjoining parcels of land containing a. total of exactly 500 acres. Samuel's wife died later in the decade and, with his children grown, he sold the house and surrounding land in 1859 for the sum of $4500. He married a widow from adjoining Sussex County, and went to live with her on the farm she had inherited from her deceased husband.
    William H. Hood held the property from 1859 until 1875, when the outcome of a court case decreed the land be sold, and it was purchased by Samuel Booth's son, Binns Beverly Booth, who promptly moved in with his family. Just prior to the death of Binns Beverly Booth, he sold the house and two hundred acres to his son Samuel Peter Booth, a bachelor. "Sam Pete ", as he was known, remained in the house until incapacitated in 1930, at which point he went to live with his nephew, John Leo Wilcox, of Waverly, and later to a nursing home. Tenants inhabited the house from 1930 onward, and the house was willed by "Sam Pete" Booth, upon his death in 1933, to his nephew.


    PART II: ARCHITECTURAL INFORMATION

    A.      General Statement

    1.      Architectural Character:      This is a typical Tidewater Virginia plantation house of the pro-Civil War era which has undergone little alteration since its construction in 1836. It is a five bay, central hall, single pile, two-and-one-half story frame structure, and exhibits characteristics of late 18th century architecture which remained prevalent in rural, southeastern, Virginia well into the 19th century.

    2.      Condition of Fabric: Good.

         B.      Description of Exterior

    1.      General Character: A five bay, two-and-one-half story structure covered by beaded-edge weatherboards, possessing a fine modillion cornice and fielded-panel doors which tell a continuity of architectural tradition in conser-vative, slave-holding, tidewater Virginia.

    2. Foundations: The building is set upon brick piers, adequately spaced to allow free circulation of air around the structural timbers--a necessity in the damp, termite filled climate of the tidewater.

    3. Brickwork: All brickwork, both in the foundation walls and in the chimneys, is laid in five course American bond. Bricks measure approximately 8" x 3" x 3-5/4" and five courses rise 16".

    4. Structural system: The building is of frame construction, of hard Virginia pine. Larger framing members, such as the major bearing plates which rest upon the brick foundations, are hand hewn. Smaller members are sawn. Studs measure roughly 3" x 4"and are placed 16~ upon centers. The bearing plates measure approximately 10" x 12".

    4. Doors: Front and back entries have double doors, each consisting of three fielded panels. All other doors in the building are of the traditional six-panel variety.

    5. Hardware: The house is fortunate enough to have retained the majority of its original hardware although some had been replaced with Victorian examples. Rooms on the second and third floors boast square, iron plate latches, with thumb bolts and brass knobs. These are unmarked by their maker, but are probably of English origin. Of the five box locks originally found on the first floor, only two remain--on the closet door beneath the stair, and on the door between the hall and the dining room. This latter example is marked by "Carpen-ter & Company, patentees", and the keeper is stamped with a crown and the initials "W R', representing King William IV, ruler of England from 1830 until 1837. On the upper floors, there is only one box lock-- to be found on the door of the small room just above the south entry. It has neither knobs nor a thumb latch--only a key for 1ocking --suggesting that the room was used only for storage, and not as a nursery or sewing room, as has occasionally been suggested. The double doors which open off the back side of the hall to the exterior never had a lock of any kind, only a wooden bar placed in iron holders,
    The only wrought iron to be found in the entire house are the strap hinges which bold the exterior shutters. These hinges, however, are attached to the shatters with screws, and not with nails as might be expected. Nails throughout the house are of the early machine cut variety. Hinges on all doors are of cast iron, those in the parlor and dining room having examples which raise the doors a total of 1/2 " as they are opened--suggesting that there may have been some floor covering which the owner did not want the moving doors to wear.

    6      Windows and shutters: All windows are wooden double-hung sashes, unweighted, consisting of "nine-over-nine" light sashes oh the first floor, and "six-over-six" on the second floor. The small double hung sashes, which light the third floor re of the "four-over-four" variety
    Shutters were originally hung on the exterior only on the south front of the building--facing the road, which runs in front of the house. During the last quarter of the 19th century, shutters were added to the north side and to the third floor, but these have long since disappeared.

    7.      Roof: An old roof (possibly the original) of: hard pine or cypress shingles still exists beneath the current roof of tin, added in 1972 to prevent water damage. All of the shingles are of random width, measuring 18" in length, 6" of which was exposed to the weather. All shingles have rounded ends to prevent warping in the hot sun.

    Lightening rods: The lightening rods seen on both chimneys of the house in old photographs were un-doubtedly original. Only sections still remain.

    9.      The front porch, visible in old photographs, was original to the house, but was taken down in 1950 when its structure had become unsafe. Another porch was added at that time, but that too has since been removed. Included in this study is a proposed reconstruction of the porch taken from old photos, measurements, and the existing outline of the porch still visible on the front of the house.

    Description of Interior:

    Woodwork: Paneled wainscot is found throughout the first floor and extends up the stairwell to the second floor. The second floor has chair mould and base-boards throughout, and the third floor has only baseboard. There are no cornices of any form in any of the rooms on the interior.

    Painted. Interiors: Fortunate enough to have endured the poverty of the Booth family, the interiors of "Snow Hill'. have escaped the ravages often dealt by well intentioned renovators. With the exception of woodwork in the dining room, painted by tenants in the mid-20th century, the original painted, grained, and marbled surfaces are extant throughout the house. Although wear and tear, natural aging, and even abuse have taken their tolls upon the surfaces, much is exceptionally well preserved. The wainscoted hallway is painted a deep, almost olive, green, and the risers of the steps are marbled. Newel posts are mahoganized, and the stick balusters are painted the same: green. The wainscot now found in the parlor, and that now painted over in the dining room, is representative of the fancy painting, which reached its height in the era between 1820 and 1840. The baseboards are marbled, rails and stiles of the wainscot are simulated mahogany, and panels are painted in imitation of birds-eye and curly maple. The dado cap, the door and window jamb moldings, are all painted a deep blue. Sunbursts in the parlor mantle are gilded with gold leaf. Doors throughout the house are painted with mahogany stiles and rails and with maple panels, identical to the wainscot of the first floor. Plaster surfaces throughout the house were applied over split lathes, and were left white. They were probably whitewashed often, and contain no signs of stenciling or wall painting.


         3.      Flooring: All the floors are of Virginia hard pine, varying in width from three to six inches. Without exception a single board runs the complete length of a room.

         4.      Fireplaces: There are four fireplaces in the house, 2 each on the first and second floors. There are no fireplaces on the third floor. All hearths are of square brick tiles. The finest mantle is gained, has herringbone and Greek key moldings, and gilded sunbursts, and is to be found in the parlor.

    D. The Site: Within the immediate environs of the house are known to have been a smokehouse, an icehouse, barns, a kitchen, and a building referred to as the "weaving house". None of these buildings are still standing, although the frame of the smokehouse has been salvaged and will eventually be recon-structed. Woodwork from the kitchen, taken down in 1959, is in storage, and the chimney and foundations for the building still exist. There are no photographs of any of the other buildings, with the exception of the "weaving house", and it is highly unlikely that any archaeological excavations will take place.

    Court:
    In April of 1839 he was appointed deputy sheriff. David Booth was the sheriff.

    Census:
    age 75 in 1870 census and occupation listed as farmer. Persons living with him were listed as: Mary E. Booth, age 50 (keeping house); Mary Owen, age 19; John Owen, age 18 (at school), Elizabeth Parson, age 50; Amy (Amie Lee) L, age 7.

    Samuel Booth Values: Real Estate $700, personal property $5700
    Mary E. Booth Values: Real Estate $5000, personal property $2000

    Medical:
    for 2 years prior to death

    Alt. Death:
    from a photo copy of a document at Kenneth Coker's

    Buried:
    \\ulGRAVEYARD\\ulnone: Persons buried in the graveyard at Snow Hill:
         Col. Samuel Booth and his wife (no gravestone remains)
         Sarah Ellis Booth (no gravestone remains)
         Georgianna Booth James (no gravestone remains)
    Note: Her husband, Dr. Richard Henry James, was an alcoholic who abandoned his wife. When he died, the Booth's refused to let him be buried next to his wife, and he was interred on a nearby farm owned by the Rogers family.

         Binns Beverly Booth
         Elizabeth Bingham Baird Booth (his wife)
    (The issue of D & E above are F, G, H)

         Elizabeth (Nannie) Bell Booth, infant daughter died during the 1880's (no gravestone remains)
         Annie L. Booth, 1872 - 1885 or 95
         Virginia Frances Booth Parsons (no gravestone remains)
         Dallas Parsons, her husband. (no gravestone remains)

    J.      Also buried in the graveyard, (no gravestone remains), are 2 children of Joseph Booth (son of Capt. David Booth). Neither ever married, both lived into old age, an they supposedly lived together in Dendron, Surry County, Virginia. Marie Baird attended their funerals during the 1920's, but she is not sure of the exact date. Their names were Agnes Booth and Patrick Booth (no gravestone remains).

    LVA Record:
    Record 203 out of 1492      Previous Record Next Record
    Main Entry      Link Farmville Mercury, and official advertiser for Prince Edward, Cumberland, Buckingham, Appomattox and neighboring counties
    Title      Link Died- At his residence in Sussex County, Col. Samuel Booth, father of P. H. Booth of Petersburg. (Petersburg Index - Appeal). (p. 3, c. 2).
    Publication      Thursday, January 27, 1876.
    Gen. note      From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.
    Other Format      Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 36).
    Subject - Personal      LinkBooth, Samuel, d.1876.
    Subject - Topical      LinkObituaries -- Virginia.
    Subject -Geographic      LinkFarmville (Va.)

    Died:
    Main Entry Farmville Mercury, and official advertiser for Prince Edward, Cumberland, Buckingham, Appomattox and neighboring counties
    Title Died- At his residence in Sussex County, Col. Samuel Booth, father of P. H. Booth of Petersburg. (Petersburg Index - Appeal). (p. 3, c. 2). Publication Thursday, January 27, 1876. Gen. note From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 36). Subject - Personal Booth, Samuel, d.1876.
    Subject - Topical Obituaries -- Virginia.
    Subject -Geographic Farmville (Va.)
    Buckingham County (Va.)
    Appomattox County (Va.)
    Cumberland County (Va.)
    Genre/Form Obituaries -- Virginia -- Sussex County.
    Added Entry Henley, Bernard J. (Bernard John)
    Added Title Bernard J. Henley papers.

    Samuel married ELLIS Sarah (Sally) 26 Dec 1816, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States. Sarah (daughter of ELLIS Benjamin and JONES Sarah (Sally)) was born Abt 1798, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 24 Oct 1861, Southampton County, VA; was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery). [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  ELLIS Sarah (Sally) was born Abt 1798, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States (daughter of ELLIS Benjamin and JONES Sarah (Sally)); died 24 Oct 1861, Southampton County, VA; was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).

    Notes:

    Age 36 in the 1870 Census....Section M-593/1680 (poss conflict) In the Death Records of Southampton County 1853-1870, by Gray this shows that a Georgiana Bailey reported her mother Sarah Bailey dying of diarhoea in Southampton County on 10/24/1861 at age 70. Spouse listed as unknown and

    Alt. Marriage:
    Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850
    about Samuel Booth
    Name:
    Samuel Booth          
    Gender:Male          
    Spouse Name:Sally Ellis          
    Spouse Gender:Female          
    Marriage Date:23 Dec 1816          
    County:Surry          
    State:Virginia          

    Alt. Name:
    From Beverly Booth Family Bible

    Buried:
    GRAVEYARD: Persons buried in the graveyard at Snow Hill:
         Col. Samuel Booth and his wife (no gravestone remains)
         Sarah Ellis Booth (no gravestone remains)
         Georgianna Booth James (no gravestone remains)
    Note: Her husband, Dr. Richard Henry James, was an alcoholic who abandoned his wife. When he died, the Booth's refused to let him be buried next to his wife, and he was interred on a nearby farm owned by the Rogers family.

         Binns Beverly Booth
         Elizabeth Bingham Baird Booth (his wife)
    (The issue of D & E above are F, G, H)

         Elizabeth (Nannie) Bell Booth, infant daughter died during the 1880's (no gravestone remains)
         Annie L. Booth, 1872 - 1885 or 95
         Virginia Frances Booth Parsons (no gravestone remains)
         Dallas Parsons, her husband. (no gravestone remains)

    J.      Also buried in the graveyard, (no gravestone remains), are 2 children of Joseph Booth (son of Capt. David Booth). Neither ever married, both lived into old age, an they supposedly lived together in Dendron, Surry County, Virginia. Marie Baird attended their funerals during the 1920's, but she is not sure of the exact date. Their names were Agnes Booth and Patrick Booth (no gravestone remains).

    Notes:

    Married:
    Title: Family Bible
    Page: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/BibleII/37939/0022.tif
    Source Text: Samuel Booth was married to Sarah Ellis on the 26th of December in the year 1816

    Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850
    about Samuel Booth
    Name:
    Samuel Booth          
    Gender:Male          
    Spouse Name:Sally Ellis          
    Spouse Gender:Female          
    Marriage Date:23 Dec 1816          
    County:Surry          
    State:Virginia          

    Children:
    1. BOOTH Benjamin Ellis died Yes, date unknown.
    2. BOOTH Patrick Henry, Sr. was born 8 Aug 1820, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 22 Mar 1896; was buried Petersburg, VA (Blandford Cemetary).
    3. BOOTH Rebecca Ann was born 1 Aug 1829, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 7 Dec 1907, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried 9 Dec 1907, Surry County, VA (Lois Goodrich Cemetary on Rt 612).
    4. 4. BOOTH Capt. Binns Beverly was born 8 Apr 1834, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 6 Oct 1904; was buried 8 Oct 1904, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).
    5. BOOTH Georgianna Elizabeth was born 2 Mar 1838, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); died 23 Nov 1897; was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).
    6. BOOTH Amy (Annie) Lee was born 2 May 1862; died 8 Nov 1917; was buried 1917, Wakefield Township, Sussex County, VA.
    7. BOOTH Elizabeth Gertrude was born 17 Nov 1866, Dinwiddie County, VA; died Yes, date unknown.

  3. 10.  BAIRD (Alexander) Peter, Sr. was born 24 Apr 1795, Petersburg, VA (son of BAIRD James Harrison and COGBILL Francis (Fanny)); died 8 Jun 1872, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried Surry County, VA (Baird Family Cemetary(Grape Hill), Rt. 612)).

    Notes:

    Peter Baird: Dept of Interior, War of 1812, Act of Feb 14, 1871 records shows: Enlisted....... Aug 7, 1812 Discharge.....Feb 7, 1813 Served in 62nd Va Regiment, Virginia Militia under Capt Allen Temple, Regiment commanded by Col. Lucas and was Honorably discharged at Ft. Norfolk, Va. He served as a private. He received 2 bounty- land warranties for service and subsequently received pension for service at age 76. It is also stated that he disposed of the bounty land (80 acres). He also applied and was granted another (the 2nd ) bounty land warrant (7-4-1841). This shows that at this time (age 56) he was titled a Col. in the Virginia Militia. It further shows his mailing address as Disputanta, Prince George, Va. Married by James Hill (aird Family Bible)

    This information obtained from Nelie Parsons York and Lonnie Baird by Doris Jean Johnson Joined the Va Militia on 8/7/1812 and served for 6 months

    (Alexander) married BINGHAM Elizabeth Mckee 24 Jan 1817, Prince George County, VA. Elizabeth (daughter of BINGHAM William and CRAMMER Mary) was born 19 Dec 1798, Prince George County, VA; died 15 Sep 1875, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried Surry County, VA (Baird Family Cemetary(Grape Hill), Rt. 612)). [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  BINGHAM Elizabeth Mckee was born 19 Dec 1798, Prince George County, VA (daughter of BINGHAM William and CRAMMER Mary); died 15 Sep 1875, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried Surry County, VA (Baird Family Cemetary(Grape Hill), Rt. 612)).

    Notes:

    According to census records, her parents were still in England. Baird-Booth-Parsons Bible shows both years for her birth. Married By James Hill. Poss buried in the Baird Cemetery with her husband.
    The cemetery is located in a field off Rt. 612 ( Otterdam Rd.) Now, 2007, the farm is owned by Phillip Chappell, Jr.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Married by James Hill

    Children:
    1. BAIRD Mary Francis was born 13 Dec 1817, Petersburg, VA; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. BAIRD James William was born 30 Nov 1819, Petersburg, VA; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. BAIRD Ephraim Winfield was born 18 Feb 1822, Petersburg, VA (Petersburg General Hosp); died 26 Feb 1826, Petersburg, VA.
    4. BAIRD Robert Birchette was born 7 Apr 1824, Petersburg, VA; died 10 Mar 1841.
    5. BAIRD Alexander Peter, Jr. was born 7 Aug 1826, Petersburg, VA; died 24 Sep 1884, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried 1884, Surry County, VA (Baird Family Cemetary(Grape Hill), Rt. 612)).
    6. BAIRD Thaddeus Montgomery was born 23 Jan 1829, Petersburg, VA; died 31 Oct 1880.
    7. BAIRD Richard Pleasant was born 12 Apr 1831, Petersburg, VA; died 9 Oct 1843.
    8. 5. BAIRD Elizabeth (Eliza) Bingham was born 5 Mar 1834, Petersburg, VA. Or Prince George Cty; died 16 Jan 1903, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried 18 Jan 1903, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).
    9. BAIRD Leonidus Floyd was born 5 Mar 1834, Petersburg, VA; died 10 Jan 1860; was buried Petersburg, VA.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  BOOTH Beverly was born 7 Jan 1753, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA; was christened 3 Apr 1777 (son of BOOTH Robert, IV and BAILEY Sarah); died 22 Nov 1833, Surry County, VA (At their Residence); was buried 23 Nov 1833, Surry County, VA (Rogers Family Cemetary, Off Rt.40).

    Notes:

    Baptist Preacher, Planter (farmer), Virginia Militia, Moved to Surry County in 1794 National Archives (W25, 267, BLWT. 28655-160-55) Served in Revolutionary War. Pension List 4456 (received pension for services as Va. Militiaman) Marriage listed in book: Surry County Marriages, Pg.9 and Pg. 11 (LDS Library) From J.W. Baird's Family Bible & ltr from Sen. P.H. Drewry, dtd: 29 May 1914: 11 Oct 1787...Beverly Booth, 'heir at law to Robert Booth, Jr.', received a patent for 105 acres of both sides of Lightwood Swamp, adjoining the lands of Robert Booth, Sr., 11 Oct 1787. Patent # 10, page 659, Va State Archives.
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    From Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution by John H. Gwathmey, Dietz Press, Richmond, Va., 1938, pg.77. O.U. 973.3455 G99h. Booth, Beverly, Surry, 82, (Military Pension List-War Dept)
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    Approximately 10 miles North of the Lightwood Swamp area in Surry County just across the Blackwater River by the Otterdam Swamp, is where Beverly Booth moved to Surry County in 1794,from Southampton County, and was followed by his son Robert Booth, several years later. Their homes still stand at this location, two of the oldest homes in Surry County. Beverly first lived in the Goffield House and in 1837 moved into the home that is now known as the Booth House (ltr from Doris Jean). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    His Grandfather, Robert Booth Sr., left him money towards education. (See Robert Booth, Sr. will)
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    Beverly Booth was converted to the Baptist faith on Dec 21, 177_ History of the Virginia Portsmouth Baptist Association, page 235: This honored and beloved minister of Jesus Christ, who departed this life in 1833 or 1834 was from 1804 (perhaps earlier) to the time of his death, a period of thirty years, the estemmed pastor of the Otter Dams Church in Surry County, Virginia. During that long period he was their representative in the Portsmouth Association in whose labors he stood a somewhat conspicious part. The association at its session with the Beaver Dam Church in 1834 appointed a committee to prepare a suitable biographical sketch of Brother Booth for publication. The committee after consultation, offered in lieu of an obituary notice the following preamble and resolution viz: Whereas God in the wisdom of his own purposes has been pleased to remove from from the toils of the church below to the enjoyment of the rest that remaineth for his people above, our venerable, long tried, and much esteemed brother, elder BEVERLY BOOTH: We resolve therefore, that this association entertain and cherish sentiments of profound respect for his memory and that she heartily sympathizes with the church at Otter Dams for the loss she sustains by the removal of a pastor so worthy and so much beloved......' FROM Beale, page 461: Otter Dams is now under the care of Beverly Booth. He is a preacher of gifts and respectable among his acquaintaince. NOTE: This church was located in Prince George County and in 1840 their name was changed to Brandon. Subsequently in 1853, they changed it again to Cabin Point, the latter name was dropped from the list of the Portsmouth Association in 1868. An attempt to revive the old church under the name Otter Dams was made in 1843, but it did not succeed. Only preacher to marry blacks.
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    From: Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications, Volume 8, Pg. 49/50 by Dorman: 24 Sep 1832....Surry County, Va. Beverly Booth of said county, aged 80. Oct 1776....Entered the Virginia Militia, in Southampton County, in the Regiment of Col. Benjamin Blunt and marched to Norfolk. Served more than six weeks Mar 1777....Same unit and marched to Portsmouth. Served eight weeks. May 1778....Marched under Capt. Lewis to South Quay, in Nansemond County, and acted under the order of Col. Parker and Gen. Muhlenburg and served more than six weeks. Mar 1779....Marched under Capt. Joyner to the above area again for 6 weeks. Apr 1780...Marched under the above officer from Simond's old field in Southampton to South Quay and served more than 6 weeks. Mar 1781....Marched under Capt. Kello and Col. Blunt through Isle of Wight county and joined the army at Tine's. He marched up the James River and took part in the battle of Petersburg (April 1781). Served more than 10 weeks. Sep 1781....Marched under Capt. Vick to Norfolk and served under Col. Parker and remained in the area until after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and was soon after discharged. Served seven weeks. Beverly Booth was placed on the Virginia pension rolls for the above military service, under the Act of 1832, and was paid $40 per annum. Certificate 4456 was issued on 4 Feb 1833. His widow, Mary Booth, was placed on the Richmond pension rolls at $40 per annum, under the (Act of 1853) was issued June 2, 1854 (Cert, 4456). In addition bounty land (warrant 28655) was issued for 160 acres on June 2, 1856 and was returned because she had died. Duplicate was issued Sep 24, 1859. Unknown at this time what happened to this land or the duplicate land warrant. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Married to Mary Cornwall on 4 Feb 1819, in Surry County and surity bond was posted by Jonathan Ellis. The marriage bond (or license) was issued on January 25th, 1819. Witness's to the marriage were Matthew Booth and Samuel Booth and was married by Jesse Holloman, minister at the Baptist Church.
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    Southampton County Tax Records 1782: Nottoway Parrish: Page: 5 6 slaves, 2 horses, 7 cattle..tax: 3p15s9p. 1783 Taxes, Pg 6: Slavers over 16=1, tot Slaves=6, Horses=2, cattle=7. 1784 taxes: 1 Adult, 2 slaves over 16, 6 tot slaves, 3 horses, 3 cattle. 1785 taxes: 1 adult, 1 slave over 16, 5 tot slaves, 2 horses, 6 cattle. Pg.6 1786 taxes: 1 Adult, 1 ' ' ', 2 tot slaves, 1 horse Pg. 4 1787 taxes: 1 Adult, 1 ' ' , 1 slave under 16, 1 horse, 6 cattle. p4 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Beverly Booth Will - Surry County Wills - 1833 Wills, Etc. 6, 1830-1834 pg 569-571. Will made on 30 Jul 1830. Filed with Surry County Court 23 Dec 1833. Beverly's tombstone is in a Booth graveyard on a David Johnson's place. Photos available Information Gathered from the Virginia Baptist Historical Society 4-12-99: Beverley Booth became a Baptist through the preaching of John Meglamre/McGlamre and was baptized by Meglamre into Raccoon Swamp Church (now Antioch Church), Sussex County. The date of his baptism is uncertain; the church minutes do not specify it, but I am suggesting that it might have occurred about 1776. Booth was licensed to preach in 1779. I am also suggesting that Booth might have been associated with Raccoon Swamp's branch at Seacock in Sussex County and that when Seacock branch was constituted as Seacock Church (now Elam Church) in 1787 he might have continued that association. Why? Because Booth's name is shown as directing Seacock Church in 1789/1790. I am also suggesting that Booth probably 'planted' Otterdam Church (afterwards Brandon Church, and later Cabin Point Church), in Surry County in 1791. He was ordained as a minister in 1791 and served as minister of Otterdam Church from 1791-1833. You already know that he moved to Surry County in 1794. Booth also served as minister of Cypress Swamp Church in Surry County in 1818 and from 1824-1825. From Old Surry, pg. 48, by A.W. Bohannon: This church sprang from Mill Swamp Church in Isle of Wight County, In 1818, William Spratley, John Spratley, Jess Bennett, John Faulcon, Albridgeton Seward, John Lane and Edward Hasty, of Surry County, members of 'Mill Swamp', were authorized by that church to organize a church in this county. The church they organized was known as the Cypress Swamp Baptist Church. Their first pastor was Rev. Beverly Booth in 1818. He further served as the assistant clerk of Portsmouth Baptist Association. Please notice that you were correct in pointing out the very old Baptist church near Cabin Point. It was, in fact, the final home of Otterdam Church and became extinct about 1868. Hi Couisins: I've been arounrd since 1950 doing genealogy on Beverly booth & his line .The first person to join a hereditary Society on the Rev War service of Reverend Beverly Booth was my son Robert Early Booth.I did the papers for him to join The CAR( Children of the American Rev.) John Frederick Dorman was the Registrar. for the CAR. This established the line for the SAR to take aps & later the DAR. My son, Robert is A world class Architech today & is responsible for the Dominion Tower at Norfolk,VA. Rev. Beverly Booth besides his church responsibilities was Sheriff of Surry co. 1814-1815.Robert Booth his first son was also a preacher.He moved from Surry co. VA in 1813 to Greene co., GA . Elton & Terri on your records you refer to him as Robert Booth (V). His first wife was Phebe Johnson m 22 Oct 1792 d 1807 Surry co. Phebe's children by Robert (V) were Beverly c 1800, Permelia(Pamely Ann) c 1803 had Rev Beverly Booth's Bible, Hiram Booth c 1805.They were all born in Surry co.VA. Robert's second wife was Rebecca Sheffield b 5 Mar 1790 m 29 Sep 1810 Surry Cty VA. Robert's 1st child by Rebecca was Robert Louis Booth usually listed on documents as Robert L. Booth. He was born 7 Jul 1811 Surry co. VA.They moved to Greene co., GA in 1813. Their next child was Adaline b 7 Apr 1813 in Greene co. GA, followed by Antinett, c 1817, then Amanda c 1820, then Mary c 1823, then Cynthia 15 Aug 1829. Cynthia was buried in my hometown, Longview, TX on 17 Apr 1912. The Robert L. Booth previously mentioned became a Baptist Preacher like his father & Grandfather. I have the the Bible of Robert L. dated 1842.I also have the Marriage info on the nine children previously mentioned by the two wives of Robert Booth (V) This family moved to Lagrange, Troup co., GA in 1831. My proven Booth lines go to two generations past Rev Beverly Booth which I proved some years ago when I visited Va in the late 50's & early 60's.Attention Gene Harris Tell Dr.Harry Snead hello & thanks again for the books he gave me yrs. ago.I have a old picture of Snow Hill before the restoration by Sumpter Priddy. I would like a picture of how snowhill looks now & a closeup of Beverly's tombstone.I would be glad to pay someone for their help. Their was no tombstone when was there. Best regards to all, Talmadge Booth, 1703 Wood Place, Longview, TX 75601-4033
    Dear Gene, At the Library of Virginia Monday morning, I verified that BB did, indeed, plant Market Street Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church) in Petersburg in 1817. He was active in the area of that congregation about 1813-1814 before it was officially constituted in 1817. The other part of my research did not fare as well. There was a large, influential Cocke family in the17th, 18th and 19th centuries in Surry County and vicinity, but I could not find an Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel, who might have married BB. I won't give up, however. The Virginia Historical Society has a comprehensive card catalog index and I'll try there Thursday afternoon and report back. Best, Bill. My memory may not be so good on the cemetery . Better yet, I will send you a list of all the cemeteries with exact location & people buried their. This list includes Snow Hill. My list shows where Beverly Booth's second wife is buried & I understood that he was buried beside her, but there was no stone when I was there.That was why I brought up getting about a marker. Beverly & the Col, & Snow Hill should have a historical Marker .Probably One about Snow Hill with mention about the others.I believe the sequitennial Surry co. brochure mentioned Bacon's castle, Warren house, & Snow Hill! I will send copies of what tou asked for by mail. Best regards, Talmadge Hi, Gene, Thanks for your E-mail of 7/20/99. My line Beverly, Robert son, Robert L. Grandson, Willis Early G Grandson, James Willis GG Grandson, Me GGG Grandson. Yes it is sad about the cemetery condition. If I remember correctly I thought it was between Snow hill and Oak Grove (where Percy Booth lived)..I enjoyed Virginia ham with him & his wife having driven up from Texas. He showed me the cemetery toward Snow Hill. He wrote me later that he had it cleaned up. Some years go before his death he wrote me to see if I wanted to buy his place. Back to the cemetery, I think it is wise to check with your Lawyer. A lot of Booth's in their wills set an area for not to be sold & to be used for gravesites of relatives. I can't imagine anyone complaining. Twenty-five years ago I formed a Non-profit cemetery association to assist in beautification & repairing broken tombstones from vandalism & storms. This cemetery is the oldest one in town. They will mow it & that's about all. About Sumpter Priddy- The reason I asked about him. Back in his college days he heard about me some way & offered to help me in my research, which he did. He drew some plans for renovation of Snow Hill & sent me a copy. I assumed that it had already been done. This was in the late 70's. My wife was ill with cancer & died in 1981. After this my interest in genealogy subsided. I turned my files over to my brother & but he didn't do much with them. My brother Edwin died in 1998. After the funeral, visiting at his home I thought to ask about the files. I found his son had already left for Memphis with a truckload. Several months ago sent me 5 boxes & told me the next time he comes to Longview he will deliver the other 5. Did you know Sumpter Priddy or do you know anything about him now? He inherited Snow Hill from his Mother. Gene, I spent several hours at the Virginia Baptist Historical Society this afternoon trying to determine if BB had actually 'planted' Market Street Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church), Petersburg. I went through everything there. Not all of it was in agreement, but I think I can now safely report that BB did NOT plant that church. In 1814 - largely at the instigation of Richard Dabbs, who had preached often in Petersburg - the Portsmouth Baptist Association named BB to a committee of three men who were appointed 'to collect the subscriptions, to purchase a lot, and to proceed at once to erect a meeting house in Petersburg, under the direction of the association.' BB might have been active in the planning of the church, but Dabbs was the driving force in establishing the congregation, soliciting the funds, convincing members of other nearby churches to become members before, during and after it was constituted in 1817. I could not locate one word to indicate that BB ever preached in Petersburg. Let me also return to Seacock Church (later Elam Church), in Sussex County. I know and have documented, just as your records indicate, that BB was a resident of Southampton County from 1782-1787. I am reasonably certain that he also lived in Southampton County from 1787 until he moved to Surry County in 1794. I then noticed that he was also a resident of Sussex County in 1787, according to the 1787 state census. How could he have lived in two places at the same time, I asked myself? Then I found the John Asplund book, ANNUAL REGISTER OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN NORTH AMERICA TO THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER 1790, published in 1791. It is Asplund who discovered that BB was associated with Seacock Church in 1789 when he made the rounds of every Baptist church in North America. I think BB was probably staying with a friend or a member of Seacock Church when he preached there, but I also believe that, at the same time, he maintained his real residence in Southampton County [until 1794]. I wanted to clarify this point, and to suggest it as a possibility/probability in the absence of any documentaion (Seacock's early records have long since disappeared). Bill. Gene, I read your letter from Bill forwarded to me. In a previous e-mail someone stated that BB planted the church at blank (don't remember). I responded by picking up on the word 'planted' in mentioning BB & the Market Street Baptist Church in Petersburg. It all depends on what the definition of plant or planted is. I was in the insurance business for 45 years before I retired in 1994. We had a different definition for these words. To establish or found is another. Maybe Rev. Dabbs was planted as the new Preacher after the committee completed its task. The minutes of the Virginia Portsmith Baptist Association in its meeting held at the Otterdam Meeting House in May 1810 stated that BB, Robert Murrell, and Carr Bowers were appointed to transact all matters to effect the building of a Baptist Meeting house in the town of Petersburg. In 1815 BB was listed as an original trustee. We believe this to be the founding of Baptist Church in Petersburg. It would be hard for me to believe that BB didn't preach there, at least as a guest. When I visited I was amazed at how close Surry, Sussex & Southampton were. On a visit to a Booth home I remember that Surry Co. was just a stone's throw from Sussex. I never meant to imply that BB was the preacher at Petersburg. Dr. F. W. Moore, in a sermon on the Baptist Church in Petersburg, gave an interesting account of his (BB's) activities. Moor's Swamp Baptist, first known as Cypress Swamp Baptist Church, had as its first Pastor the Rev. BB in 1818. They still had services in 1973. The late Congressman Patrick Henry Drewry in 1914 states that 'Beverly Booth founded the Baptist Church in or near Petersburg.' I concur completely with Bill on the last portion to the end beginning with 'Let me return toSeacock.' I certainly believe Rev. Dabbs deserves his due. The VPBA is appears to me almost gave the committee Carte Blanc authority to build the church and they did their job. I sent by mail the items you requested except Bible pages. I'm trying to figure out how to shoot copies of the pages. I'll send later. The copies about Snowhill were copies I think Sumpter prepared for Preservation Commission. I believe maybe he was trying to get funded by the Commission. I don't know this for a fact. I sent a letter written to me by a relative of yours. Best regards, Talmadge
    John Asplund made an error in his register 1 Nov 1790 that Seacock was in Sussex co.I have an early map that clearly shows it in Southampton co. We may never know the full truth, because of records destroyed in two wars. we do know that the PBA was in charge. They charged the committee to raise funds for, a meeting house in Petersburg, buy a lot and built it. They did same. Richard Dabbs evidently was in Petersburg & assume he did everything stated. I would say thats the reason he was installed the preacher. He carried the ball & made a tremendous success building a great church . In writing about the start the of the chuch , the PBA,BB committee, & Dabbs all must be considered with the latter getting. BB lived a long time well beyond his con.temporaries. He died in 1833 an old man. A committee was appointed to write a biographical history . It was not done as you know. Best regards, Talmadge Information received from copy of the Booth Family Bible states that Beverly Booth moved from Southhampton County to Surry County on 4 Jan 1797. It also says that Beverly Booth moved to James Rae's place on 4 Nov 1806. It also says that his son Robert arrived at Beverly's house on 6 Feb 1818 and returned to Georgia on 20 Feb 1818. Beverly says that his wife died on 15 Feb, so that means that their son Robert came home from Georgia to be with his mother before she died.
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    Gene:
    In the Southampton Court records (I have the microfilm) is the swearing in (I'm not sure that is the correct term) of Beverly Booth as a Baptist Minister. This is when he sold his land to Moses Sr. and Eustace Windham and left to go on his originial ministry other than in Southampton. If you have not found this record, I will find it and photocopy it and send it off to you. I know that the rest of the family appear to be Methodist Episcopal because of one referrence made to Drewry Lane who was the minister who served most of the family. I haven't been able to find and access any church records at all that would help. If you can find some on the family other than the Abermarle parish register it would help. Let me know. Terri
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    8/29/04: Sykes, Jones, Booth Posted by Paul Sykes on 12/13/2001, 11:47 pm 63.16.87.3

    Researching John Sykes, Sr., born Feb. 15, 1749/50 Prince George Co., VA who was referenced in Sussex Co. Deed Book "E" - p. 307, 20 Sep 1774... William Sykes, the Elder, to William Rieves, Jr. for 5 shillings (William Rieves was Security on a bond to John Sykes by Beverley Boothe his guardian for 100 pounds).... land is the College Tenement whereon William Sykes now lives. William Sykes bought the land from Thomas Whitfield. Wit: John Baird, Jr., Frederick (X) Young, John (X) Jean and William (X) Sykes, Jr. Rec: 16 Feb 1775 and 20 Apr 1775. John Sykes' guardian was Beverley Boothe. Beverley Boothe was son of Robert Booth(e) IV of Southampton Co. Beverley's sister Lucy Booth married John Sykes. John and Lucy sold land in Southampton Co. in 1784. John and Lucy's son James married Nancy Jones of Sussex Co. in 1805.

    Nancy Jones was the daughter of Howell Jones and Elizabeth Booth (sister to Beverley Booth and Lucy Booth Sykes). Howell Jones died in 1799 / 1800. He was the son of Nathaniel Jones who was the son of Nicholas Jones.

    Now -- I am trying to find John Sykes, Sr.'s parents. John was born in Prince George Co. I feel he descended from the Bernard Sykes I line through one of the children of Bernard Sykes II who died in Martins Brandon Parish in 1718. Bernard Sykes II had three sons -- John, who married Frances Wyatt, and died in the 1730's, leaving orphans (names unknown); Richard, who bought land on Jones Hole Swamp in 1730 per Cavaliers and Pioneers; and Bernard III. There also was a Thomas Sykes (father unknown) during the mid 1700s in Prince George Co., Martins Brandon Parish. I feel John Sykes, Sr. possibly descended from the John Sykes and France Wyatt line, if naming patterns from that era hold true. Making the link however has proven difficult. I would appreciate any help and supportive information. Thank you.
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    John Sykes' guardian was Beverley Booth

    Hi Gene,

    I am a descendent of Beverly Booth through his granddaughter Rebecca Ann Booth.

    Beverly was one of the trusties for Market Street Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA. On July 17, 1817 they purchased land on Market St. I believe that church is now known as First Baptist Church is located on Washington St., not very far from the original site.

    Was Beverly married to Kitty Conway? I have found several references to her but no details. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Lonnie Baird

    SURNAME GIVEN NAMES TITLE INSTRUMENT DATE SURNAME GIVEN NAME ROLE AMOUNT RECORDED BOOK PAGE NOTES 378 BOOTH BEVERLEY ACCOUNT CURRENT 1836-37 BOOTH DAVID EXOR. 12/25/1837 1834-40 451 379 BOOTH BEVERLY INV. & APPR. 1/6/1834 $612.42 3/24/1834 1830-34 592 380 BOOTH BEVERLY ACCOUNT CURRENT 1834-36 BOOTH DAVID EXOR. 6/27/1836 1834-40 233 381 BOOTH BEVERLY WILL 7/30/1830 $2,000.00 12/23/1833 1830-34 569

    The Commonwealth of Virginia to WILLIAM BOYCE, ARCHBALD COCKS, BENJAMIN E BROWNS, WILLIAM ALLEN, JAMES L LANE, BEVERLY BOOTH, JOHN NEWSUM, JOHN H COCKS, ARCHIBALD DAVID, JAMES SIMPSON JOHN JUDKINS, and WILLIAM SCAMMELL Gentlemen Justices of Surry county greeting - Whereas ROBERT McINTOSH Gt. and MARTHA his wife by the certain Indentures of bargain and sale bearing date the 1 st day of June 1801 conveyed unto DAVID PRICE the fee simple Estate in and to a certain tract or parcel of Land called and known by the name of the "Cross Roads" situate in said county And whereas the said MARTHA cannot conveniently attend our court of our said county to acknowledge the same - and to relinquish her right of dower in the lands conveyed thereby, therefore, we do give unto you or any two or more of you power and authority to receive the acknowledgment which the said MARTHA may be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforesaid contained in the said Indenture, which is hereunto annexed and we do command you that you do personally wait on the said MARTHA and receive her acknowledgment of the same and examine her privily and apart from the said ROBERT her husband whether she doth the same freely and willingly without the persuadion or th[r]eats of her husband, whether she in like manner relinquishes her rights of dower in the Lands conveyed by the said deed, and whether she be willing the same should be recorded And when you have received her acknowledgment and examined her as aforesaid that distinctly and plainly without del[a]y you certify us thereof in our same court under your hands and seals sending the said Indenture, and the writ Witness JOHN FAULCON clerk of our said court at the Court house the 28th day of August 1806 in the 31 st year of the Commonwealth. JOHN FAULCON C,S.C

    AGED INHABITANTS OF SURRY COUNTY, 1816 From Richmond Enquirer, October 30, 1816.
    "Longevity"
    We have been favored by a gentleman of the county of Surry with a list of the long-livers in that county. One is astonished at the number of old persons found in one county...and disposed to think, that in point of health, the upper Country is not so much superior to the lower Country, as has been supposed:
    Richard Drury,a hearty man celebrated his birth 1816, aged91 Nat Sebrel,died in the fall of 1815,92 James Seaward,died in 1814,93 Hartwell Hart,died 1815,92 Obediah Pyland,died 1815,72 Lewis Pulley,works in his field and goes to court,82 Wm. Bailey,affected with the palsy, but killed a buck, 181581 Ben. Putney,walked in 1816 to Warren C'ty N.C. And back85 Brett Seward,supports a family by labor65 George Biven,a hearty athletic man65 The Rev. N. Berriman,preaches at least 3 times a week67 Jo. Barham,afflicted with rheumatism, but in good spirits66 His wife,63 Beverly Booth,Sheriff of Surry, and attends to the business68 Ben. Bell,attends to his business73 Richard Ellis,attends Court and to other business68 Sampson Grantham,a powerful, active man64 Henry Gray,quite a boy in mind and action66 His sister,in the house with him80 James Judkins,a hearty man65 John Slade [and] William Slade,wheel and cart-wrights, following their trade, and will do a good day's work75, 81 Nathan Jones,well known for his vivacity and activity70 Jesse Moore,an old soldier, and supports a family, and married in 1814.72 John Wren,a hearty man.63 His wife,69 Thomas Lane,a hearty man.64 Dick Thomas,ditto.76 Charity Judkins,81 Rebecca Smith,71 Lucy Ellis,65 Mrs. Norris,walked 15 miles in the afternoon to see her son, 181692 Martha Clark,92 Amy Munroe,88 Mrs. Marsden,75 Sally Lane,66 D. Simpson,62 Pathy [Faithy] Barham,72 Polly Cox,75 Celia Davis,75 Mrs. Kearnes,weaves cloth every day.75 Martha Thomas,72 Joe Hollaman,who lives 1/4 of a mile out of this county and in the Isle of Wight.92 Rebecca Thompson,wife of old Second, who died at 80.79 Horman bishop,died in 1815.88 Elizabeth M'Guriman,65 Ann Duel,70 Mrs. McIntosh,63 Mrs. Scammel,68 Rebecca Richards,65 Johnathan Richards,supports himself by ditching.70 Thomas Pyland,64 Thomas Emery,84 Mr. James,66 Mr. Reggin,75 Mr. Willliford,75 Averaging, of course, nearly 74 years. Round.4124 Submitted by Virginius Hall.


    Surry as it was.
    I have met many people who say they are interested in history, and of course there are those who call themselves historians. The real historians I enjoy chatting with are those who enjoy reading old court records. The estate accounts in the old records reveal what life was like when people sustained themselves and their families. The Justices of the Peace kept the monthly court minutes, which were eventually incorporated into court order books by the Clerk of the Court. Court sessions in the old days were totally different from those we now see depicted on Court TV. Here are a few selected entries from a Surry County Court Order Book.
    Library of Virginia Microfilm Reel #35 Surry County Order Book (23 May 1804 - 26 March 1807) pp. 1-523 [p.399] At a Court held for Surry County, June the 24th 1806. Present. Robert Mc.Intosh, Nicholas Sebrell, John H. Cocke & Archibald Davis Gentlemen Justices.

    Ordered that John Holt, Reuben Butler and William Scammell Gentlemen or any two of them do audit state and settle an additional account current of the estate of William Browne deceased, administered by Edward Faulcon, one of the executors, and to the court report stating any matter specially thought pertinent by themselves or required by any person interested to be so stated.

    John Newsum admr. &c. of Robert Cocke deceased Pltff against Patrick H Adams & Jas. Simpson Defts) Motion for an award of execution on a Bond executed by the defendants to the plaintiff for the forth-coming & delivery of certain property on the day appointed for the sale thereof.

    Legal notice of this motion having been proved to have been given to the defendants by the oath of John Bartle junior, and the said defendants being solemnly called and not appearing it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff have execution against the defendants for the Bond aforesaid amounting to the sum of forty five pounds five shillings and five pence half penny, And also for the Costs of this motion. But the same may be discharged by the payment of twenty two pounds twelve shillings and eight pence three farthings with interest thereon at the rate of six per centum per annum from the twenty first day of December One thousand eight hundred and five until the time of payment and the Costs. Note - Satisfaction is acknowledged for the sum of thirty dollars paid March Court 1806 in part.

    Present Lemuel Bailey, & William Scammell, John Newsum and Beverly Booth Gentlemen Justices

    There being a majority of the acting Magistrates present the court proceeded to the recommendations of Militia Officers and recommend as follows to wit, [p.400] James Clinch to be commissioned Lieutenant in a Company of Light Infantry attached to the 1st. Bat. of the 71st Regiment of Virginia Militia in the room of Blanks Moody who has resigned, Thomas Purkins Ensign in the same Company in the room of William Jones who has resigned, And Thomas Hunnicutt Cornet in a Troop of Cavalry in the fourth Regiment and fourth division in the room of James Jones who has resigned.

    Ordered that William Spratley be appointed Surveyor of the road in Cypress Church precinct in the room of John Cockes who is discharged, and that he with the hands subject to work on the same do keep the said Road in constant lawful repair.

    Will: From father's will:

    Will: First I give and bequeath to my son Beverley Booth all that tract of land that I purchas'd of Benja Phillips containing two hundred and ninety five acres be the same more or less, to him his heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my son Beverly twenty pounds. I give and bequeath to my son Beverly Booth two Negroes named Jacob & Judy to him his heirs and assigns forever.

    [p.399] At a Court held for Surry County, June the 24th 1806. Present. Robert Mc.Intosh, Nicholas Sebrell, John H. Cocke & Archibald Davis Gentlemen Justices.
    Ordered that John Holt, Reuben Butler and William Scammell Gentlemen or any two of them do audit state and settle an additional account current of the estate of William Browne deceased, administered by Edward Faulcon, one of the executors, and to the court report stating any matter specially thought pertinent by themselves or required by any person interested to be so stated.
    John Newsum admr. &c. of Robert Cocke deceased Pltff against Patrick H Adams & Jas. Simpson Defts) Motion for an award of execution on a Bond executed by the defendants to the plaintiff for the forth-coming & delivery of certain property on the day appointed for the sale thereof.
    Legal notice of this motion having been proved to have been given to the defendants by the oath of John Bartle junior, and the said defendants being solemnly called and not appearing it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff have execution against the defendants for the Bond aforesaid amounting to the sum of forty five pounds five shillings and five pence half penny, And also for the Costs of this motion. But the same may be discharged by the payment of twenty two pounds twelve shillings and eight pence three farthings with interest thereon at the rate of six per centum per annum from the twenty first day of December One thousand eight hundred and five until the time of payment and the Costs. Note - Satisfaction is acknowledged for the sum of thirty dollars paid March Court 1806 in part.

    Present Lemuel Bailey, & William Scammell, John Newsum and Beverly Booth Gentlemen Justices

    AGED INHABITANTS OF SURRY COUNTY, 1816
    From Richmond Enquirer, October 30, 1816.
    "Longevity"

    We have been favored by a gentleman of the county of Surry with a list of the long-livers in that county. One is astonished at the number of old persons found in one county...and disposed to think, that in point of health, the upper Country is not so much superior to the lower Country, as has been supposed:
    Richard Drury, a hearty man celebrated his birth 1816, aged 91 Nat Sebrel, died in the fall of 1815, 92 James Seaward, died in 1814, 93 Hartwell Hart, died 1815, 92 Obediah Pyland, died 1815, 72 Lewis Pulley, works in his field and goes to court, 82 Wm. Bailey, affected with the palsy, but killed a buck, 1815 81 Ben. Putney, walked in 1816 to Warren C'ty N.C. And back 85 Brett Seward, supports a family by labor 65 George Biven, a hearty athletic man 65 Jo. Barham, afflicted with rheumatism, but in good spirits 66 His wife, 63 Beverly Booth, Sheriff of Surry, and attends to the business


    Index to Old Surry by A. W. Bohannan compiled and contributed by Elizabeth Veserat NamesPage numbers Allen, Arthur 15, 16, 17, 35 Allen, John 3 5 Allen, William 35, 36 Argall, Samuel 7, 15 Atkins, Richard 76 Aylitt, William 44 Bacon, Nat'l 43 Bailey, Edward 65 Bailey, John 15 Bailey, Mary 9, 15 Bailey, Norfleet 62 Barham, S.B. 62 Barnes, W. E. 83 Bartlett, Walter 44 Baugh, John C. 82 Bell, James R. 61 Bell, Sam R. 81 Bennett, Jess 60 Berkeley, William 26, 29 Berriman, Nathaniel 6 3 Berryman, Robert W. 63 Blagrove, Benj. 52 Blair, (Commisary) 9 Blair, W.C. 61 Boggs, T.H. 63 Booth, Beverly 60 Boyce, William 41

    378 BOOTH BEVERLEY ACCOUNT CURRENT 1836-37 BOOTH DAVID EXOR. 12/25/1837 1834-40 451 379 BOOTH BEVERLY INV. & APPR. 1/6/1834 $612.42 3/24/1834 1830-34 592 380 BOOTH BEVERLY ACCOUNT CURRENT 1834-36 BOOTH DAVID EXOR. 6/27/1836 1834-40 233 381 BOOTH BEVERLY WILL 7/30/1830 $2,000.00 12/23/1833 1830-34 569Surry County, Virginia, Will Index created by Anne Gwaltney

    # SURNAME GIVEN NAMES TITLE INSTRUMENT DATE SURNAME GIVEN NAME ROLE AMOUNT RECORDED BOOK PAGE NOTES
    378 BOOTH BEVERLEY ACCOUNT CURRENT 1836-37 BOOTH DAVID EXOR. 12/25/1837 1834-40 451 379 BOOTH BEVERLY INV. & APPR. 1/6/1834 $612.42 3/24/1834 1830-34 592 380 BOOTH BEVERLY ACCOUNT CURRENT 1834-36 BOOTH DAVID EXOR. 6/27/1836 1834-40 233 381 BOOTH BEVERLY WILL 7/30/1830 $2,000.00 12/23/1833 1830-34 569

    genealogical quarterly, THE SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN, Oct. 1984, pg 42 and 43. Article titled "Unrecorded Southampton County Deeds" by L. H. Hart.

    D. Dec. 13, 1781. Eustis Windham of Nottoway Parish, Southampton, to John Windham, Jr. of same---60 acres adj. Beverley Booth, Wilson Coker, Thos. Oney. Witn: Richd. Bailey, Beverely Booth, Moses Booth

    D. 22 Jan. 1794. Willis Windham of S.C. to Jordan Judkins of Nottoway Parish, Southampton--70 acres adj. Moses Booth Sr.
    Witn: Beverley Booth, James Johnson, Robert Booth, William Spivey

    Beverly Booth moved from So'n 4 Jan 1797 Surry Co. moved to James Rae's place 4 Nov 1806


    Beverly Booth: Suspect he is the father of Mazey (BOOTH) ONEY TILLOT MADDERA. Waiting for the arrival of his Beverly's will. Beverly had many official interactions with the family of James Oney including taking over his business after James's death. In the will of Robert Booth, Mazey is named as a grandchild of Robert. This usually indicates the grandchild's parent is dead. Beverly is named as a son. Since the Booth name appears in records as early as 1690's, it is possible these may be cousins instead of direct ancestors. This portion of research is on hold until we have an answer to the Lee DNA Question.
    (http://home.netcom.com/~vicdlee/victorleesgenealogysite/)

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    Library of Virginia Microfilm Reel #35 Surry County Order Book (23 May 1804 - 26 March 1807) pp. 1-523:

    [p.399] At a Court held for Surry County, June the 24th 1806. Present. Robert Mc.Intosh, Nicholas Sebrell, John H. Cocke & Archibald Davis Gentlemen Justices.
    Ordered that John Holt, Reuben Butler and William Scammell Gentlemen or any two of them do audit state and settle an additional account current of the estate of William Browne deceased, administered by Edward Faulcon, one of the executors, and to the court report stating any matter specially thought pertinent by themselves or required by any person interested to be so stated.
    John Newsum admr. &c. of Robert Cocke deceased Pltff against Patrick H Adams & Jas. Simpson Defts) Motion for an award of execution on a Bond executed by the defendants to the plaintiff for the forth-coming & delivery of certain property on the day appointed for the sale thereof.
    Legal notice of this motion having been proved to have been given to the defendants by the oath of John Bartle junior, and the said defendants being solemnly called and not appearing it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff have execution against the defendants for the Bond aforesaid amounting to the sum of forty five pounds five shillings and five pence half penny, And also for the Costs of this motion. But the same may be discharged by the payment of twenty two pounds twelve shillings and eight pence three farthings with interest thereon at the rate of six per centum per annum from the twenty first day of December One thousand eight hundred and five until the time of payment and the Costs. Note - Satisfaction is acknowledged for the sum of thirty dollars paid March Court 1806 in part.

    Present Lemuel Bailey, & William Scammell, John Newsum and Beverly Booth Gentlemen Justices

    There being a majority of the acting Magistrates present the court proceeded to the recommendations of Militia Officers and recommend as follows to wit, [p.400] James Clinch to be commissioned Lieutenant in a Company of Light Infantry attached to the 1st. Bat. of the 71st Regiment of Virginia Militia in the room of Blanks Moody who has resigned, Thomas Purkins Ensign in the same Company in the room of William Jones who has resigned, And Thomas Hunnicutt Cornet in a Troop of Cavalry in the fourth Regiment and fourth division in the room of James Jones who has resigned.
    Ordered that William Spratley be appointed Surveyor of the road in Cypress Church precinct in the room of John Cockes who is discharged, and that he with the hands subject to work on the same do keep the said Road in constant lawful repair.
    Ordered that George Judkins be appointed Surveyor of the Road in Galloways precinct in the room of Sampson Grantham who is discharged, and that he with the hands subject to work thereon do keep the said Road in constant lawful repair.
    Absent John Newsum, Robert Mc.Intosh, William Scammell, Nicholas Sebrell & Lemuel Bailey Gent & Present Archibald Cocke Gent.
    Upon the petition of Stephen Lucas for leave to open a new Road, the persons appointed to view the way proposed returned their report in these words to wit, "Agreeably to an order of the worshipful Court of Surry County hereto annexed We Edward Marks, Robert Booth, Thomas Bishop and Herman Bishop hath viewed the way proposed to open a Road from the Otterdam meeting house in the Huntington road opposite to Stephen Lucas's plantation, and we find that no inconvenience can result in consequence of opening the said Road, and believe that the publick will be much benefitted by the same" (signed) "Edward Marks, Robert Booth, Thomas Bishop, Herman Bishop" The same being read and considered it is ordered that leave be granted to open the said Road from the Otterdam meeting house to the Huntington Road, that the same compose a District to be denominated the Otterdam Meeting house Road, that Robert Booth be surveyor thereof and that he, with the male labouring tithables of himself, Stephen Lucas, Nicholas Hite, Thomas Bishop, Robert Davis, James Bishop, Jonathan Richards, and
    [p.401] Abraham Freeland do keep the said Road in constant good repair.
    Ordered that Littleberry Chappell be appointed Surveyor of the Road in [blank] precinct in the room of Stephen Lucas who is discharged to work thereon do keep the said Road in constant lawful repair. [The Otterdam Meeting house Road/District/Precinct?]
    Ordered that Thomas G. Tillott be appointed Surveyor of the Road in [blank] precinct in the room of John Tillott who is dead, and that he with the hands subjct to work on the said Road do keep the same in constant lawful repair. [Bowing Green Precinct?]
    Ordered that Augustin Carseley be appointed Surveyor of the Road in [blank] precinct in the room of James Bishop who is discharged and that he with the hands subject to work on the said Road do keep the same in constant lawful repair. [Bowling Alley Precinct?]
    Ordered that William Boshaw be appointed Surveyor of the Road in Chipoax precinct in the room of James Jones who is removed, and that he with the hands subject to work thereon do keep the said Road in Constant lawful repair.
    Whereas the court at their Sitting in October last omitted to include in the County Levy, assessed in that month an allowance of nine hundred and forty nine dollars for rebuilding Walls bridge before the time undertaken by John White for the said sum, by reason of which the Levy was struck at 25 cents per tithe: and Whereas the Commissioners appointed by the court do lett the rebuilding the said Bridge contracted with the said undertaker, that the sum for which the Bridge should be built, shoud be paid during the present year: It is therefore ordered by the court that the sheriff of this county do collect for each tithable person in this County the sum of sixty three cents, instead of twenty five cents, as stated in the Levy assessed in October last, that after collecting the same he pay the several allowances as stated in the said Levy, and that he retain the sum of nine hundred and forty nine dollars in hand subject to the future order of this Court.
    Ordered that James Milby pay to William Bailey one dollar and six cents for two days attendance as a Witness for him against Major.
    John B. Lane Complt. against Sally Lane widow and relict of John Lane decd., James S. Lane Gent. William Lane, Judkins Lane, Sally Lane, Anne Lane, Lemuel Warren & Patsey his wife, and Joseph Lane, Polley Lane and Wyatt Lane, orphans of John Lane deceased, by the said James S. Lane Gent. specially appoited to defend them in this cause, Timothy Allen, and Lucy his wife, Betsey, John and Henry Batts, children of Elizabeth Batts deceased late Elizabeth Lane by the sd. James S. Lane Defts In chancery.
    By consent of the parties the Bill and Answer in this cause was this day filed and came on to be heard, on consideration had by the court it is decreed, ordered and adjudged that William Spratley, Benjamin Cockes, John Cockes and Henry Lane or any three of the do allott and set apart unto the defendant Sally Widow &c. One third part of the lands whereof the decedent John Lane died seized and possessed, as mentioned in the complainants Bill, as and for her dower for life, and that they divide the whole of the said Land, into eleven equal parts, subject to the dower aforesaid, and that they allott three parts thereof to the Complainant, one part thereof to the defendant James S. Lane Gent. one to the defendant Sally Lane, the daughter, one part to the defendant Anne Lane, one other part to the defendant Lemuel Warren and Patsey his wife in right of his said wife, one to each of the defendants Joseph, Polly and Wyatt Lane, and the remaining eleventh part equally between Timothy Allen, in right of his wife Betsey, John and Henry Batts. And that the said Commissioners make report of their proceedings herein to this court in order to a final decree in this cause.
    Ordered that Caufield Seward Gent. pay to John Bartle, four dollars and twenty four cents for eight days attendance as a witness for him at the suit of Hopkins assee &c.
    Edwards Butts presented in court a Commission appointing him second Leiutenant in a Troop of Cavalry in the fourth Regt. & 4th division and took the oaths prescribed by Law.

    Ordered that William Spratley, John Spratley, and Hartwell Savedge, or any two of them do audit, state and settle an Account current of the estate of William Cocks deceased, administered by Benjamin and William Cockes, and to the court report stating any matter specially thought pertinent by themselves or required by any person interested to be so stated.
    The Court adjourned until the court in course.
    The minutes of the foregoing proceedings being read, were signed, Leml. Bailey
    Truly Recorded, teste, John Faulcon Clk.

    From: "Steve Irons" <medifx@cox.net >
    Subject: [BOOTH] Obituary of Talmadge Booth of Longview, TX
    Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:53:08 -0800

    Talmadge Booth died last year and I received his obituary recently from his
    wife Frances which I have summarized below. He was my genealogical mentor,
    my 2nd cousin (twice removed) and an extraordinary man. We are both related
    to Rev. War vet Beverley Booth of Surry Co., VA. His son Robert went to
    Troup Co., GA in the 1830's then Roberts's son Robert Louis came to Upshur
    Co., TX in the 1840's. My ancestor is Robert Louis's son, and Confederate
    vet James Robert Louis Booth and Talmadge is related to JRL's brother Willis
    Early Booth. If there are any cousins out there I would like to hear from
    you.



    Obituary - Longview (TX) News Journal, Sunday January 29, 2006



    Talmadge Early Booth passed from this life into his eternal rest on Friday,
    January 27, 2006, at Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas.

    He was born December 16, 1929, in Longview, Texas, to James Willis Booth and
    Gladys Laressa Adams Booth, both members of pioneer families of Gregg
    County.

    Talmadge was a 1946 graduate of Longview High School and received his
    Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Cox School of Business,
    Southern Methodist University, in 1950. He established the Longview
    Insurance Agency, later Booth Insurance Agency, in June 1950, and received
    the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) designation, the highest
    earned designation in property and casualty insurance.

    He served in the Marine Corps. Reserve 1948-1950 and the Naval Air Corps.
    Reserve 1950-1954.

    He married Frances Jo Birdwell in 1951. They had four children: Victoria
    Lynn, Robert Early, Stuart Lee, and Leanne Elizabeth. Frances preceded him
    in death in 1981. On April 15, 1983, Talmadge married Frances Monigold
    Liston.

    He enjoyed many interests including music, dancing, photography, genealogy,
    coin-collecting and hybridizing day lilies.

    Talmadge was a member of the First United Methodist Church and formerly
    served on the administrative board and was a charter member of the Gregg
    County Historical Museum. He was a member of Kappa alpha and a member of
    the Golden Mustang Club at SMU. He was a Mason with the Longview Lodge No.
    404, member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the General society of the
    War of 1812, the Sons of Confederate Veterans and listed in the Hereditary
    Register of the United States of America 1973.

    Upon Talmadge's retirement in 1994, he formed the East Texas Chapter of the
    Sons of the American Revolution, tracing his ancestry back to Col. John
    Hamilton McNairy and Gen. John Hamilton. He also did genealogical work for
    applications of many new SAR members resulting in his receiving the Florence
    Kendall Award, the top national honor for recruiting. The Patriot Medal was
    given to him by the Texas Society of SAR by vote of fellow members. The
    sons of the American Revolution awarded him their National Medal for
    Community Service.

    Survivors include his wife Frances Liston Booth; children, Victoria Bingham
    of Ward, CO, Robert Booth and wife Terrie, of Dallas, Stuart Lee Booth and
    wife Hollie, of Longview, Leanne McCarty and husband Dan, of Plano, and
    stepson, Thomas "Pat" Liston and wife, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandson,
    brother Dr, James Willis Booth, Jr. and wife Kitty.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Edwin and infant
    Horace; and sister Mary Elizabeth.

    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday January 30, 2006 at First United
    Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Longview,
    Texas.







    Steve Irons

    Ph: 800.963.3439

    Birth:
    Both Robert Booth, Senior and Junior lived in the area of the Lightwood Swamp
    and Corrowaugh Swamp lived in this area for a long time. Beverly Booth was
    also born in this area. It should be noted that the Lightwood Swamp extends
    into Sussex County also.

    email:
    3. G,G,G grandfather's name: Beverly Booth: born 1752 in Nottoway Parish,
    Southampton County, Virginia (moved to Surry County, Virignia, 1794);
    occupation, Baptist preacher and planter, Virginia Militianman -
    Revolutionary War Record at Nathional Archives; first wife: Elizabeth
    (Cocke - Cocke is believed to be the last name since acres of land left out
    of estate of Samuel Cocke): wife's name, Elizabeth, shown on deed record up
    to May 30, 1804; children by Elizabeth; Robert Booth (V), born March 14,
    1773, in Southampton Co., Virginia; died September 8, 1863; married Rebecca
    Sheffield on September 29, 1810; David Booth, born about 1776 in
    Southampton Co., Virginia; married Susanna Sorsby on January 27, 1802;
    Masey Booth, born about 1778 in Southampton Co., Virginia; married a
    Maddera; Matthew Booth, born about 1782 in Southampton Co., Virginia;
    married Rebekah Johnson on August 7, 1815; Mark Booth, born about 1788 in
    Southampton Co., Virginia; married Rebbecca D. Watkins on November 14,
    1809; Susannah Booth, born about 1790 in Southampton Co., Virginia; married
    a Williams; Sarah Booth, born about 1792 in Southampton Co., Virginia;
    married Milby; Samuel Booth, born about 1795 in Surry Co., Virginia; died,
    1876; married Sarah (Sally) Ellis on December 23, 1816; BEVERLEY'S second
    wife's name; Mary Cornwell, born July 21, 1781; died July 2, 1855; married
    Beverly Booth on January 25, 1819; children by Mary Cornwell; Mary Ellis
    Booth, born about 1820 in Surry County, Virginia; married John C. Rogers.

    Religion:
    From: "Gene . Harris" <echarris@visi.net >
    Subject: [BOOTH-L] Beverly Booth of Surry County
    Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 00:21:25 -0400
    To interested cousins:
    This information just ecame availble today via a very nice gentleman in Virginia that is doing research
    of baptist ministers. He is further researching cemetaries in Virginia that may well be lost to records,
    without his intervention. more to follow as it becomes available.
    Information Gathered from the Virginia Baptist Historical Society 4-12-99:
    Beverley Booth became a Baptist through the preaching of John
    Meglamre/McGlamre and was baptized by Meglamre into Raccoon Swamp Church (now
    Antioch Church), Sussex County. The date of his baptism is uncertain; the
    church minutes do not specify it, but I am suggesting that it might have
    occurred about 1776.
    Booth was licensed to preach in 1779.
    I am also suggesting that Booth might have been associated with Raccoon
    Swamp's branch at Seacock in Sussex County and that when Seacock branch was
    constituted as Seacock Church (now Elam Church) in 1787 he might have
    continued that association. Why? Because Booth's name is shown as directing
    Seacock Church in 1789/1790.
    I am also suggesting that Booth probably "planted" Otterdam Church
    (afterwards Brandon Church, and later Cabin Point Church), in Surry County in
    1791. He was ordained as a minister in 1791 and served as minister of
    Otterdam Church from 1791-1833.
    You already know that he moved to Surry County in 1794.
    Booth also served as minister of Cypress Swamp Church in Surry County in 1818
    and from 1824-1825. He further served as the assistant clerk of Portsmouth
    Baptist Association.
    Please notice that you were correct in pointing out the very old Baptist
    church near Cabin Point. It was, in fact, the final home of Otterdam Church
    and became extinct about 1868.

    Religion:
    Neck of Virginia . . . Sappony and Seacock in Sussex extended to me a call, also Meherrm in Southampton, where old Brother Robert Murrell lived and labored for many years, succeeded by Hardy Cobb. I found it in a very feeble and declining condition, the house of worship going to decay. The church at Seacock was not only without a house to keep them dry, but the church was about extinct. The people of the world said if I would consent to preach for them they would
    sirable site. Lemuel Bain proffered the land, the people went to work and soon built a house near the spot where Elam now stands\emdash changed its name after its removal from Seacock to Elam by the suggestion of Brother Beverly Booth, of Surry. I held meeting from house to house; in most instances none of the family were professors. The result was a glorious revival extending in different sections, numbering about ninety-five conversions. Brother James L. Gwathmey, who was missionary in our bounds, held a series of meetings near what was then called Cotton's Springs. ... The result was a number, in addition to those converted at Elam, determined to build a house of worship and constituted a church now called Newvillc. . . . Owing to declining health I was forced to resign in favor of Elder Caleb C. Gordon. . . . Paralytic stroke, both sides, after baptizing seventy-two persons on a hot July day. I baptized about 1,400 persons, assisted in constituting several

    Military:
    From: Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications, Volume 8, Pg. 49/50 by Dorman: 24 Sep 1832....Surry County, Va. Beverly Booth of said county, aged 80. Oct 1776....Entered the Virginia Militia, in Southampton County, in the Regiment of Col. Benjamin Blunt and marched to Norfolk. Served more than six weeks Mar 1777....Same unit and marched to Portsmouth. Served eight weeks. May 1778....Marched under Capt. Lewis to South Quay, in Nansemond County, and acted under the order of Col. Parker and Gen. Muhlenburg and served more than six weeks. Mar 1779....Marched under Capt. Joyner to the above area again for 6 weeks. Apr 1780...Marched under the above officer from Simond's old field in Southampton to South Quay and served more than 6 weeks. Mar 1781....Marched under Capt. Kello and Col. Blunt through Isle of Wight county and joined the army at Tine's. He marched up the James River and took part in the battle of Petersburg (April 1781). Served more than 10 weeks. Sep 1781....Marched under Capt. Vick to Norfolk and served under Col. Parker and remained in the area until after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and was soon after discharged. Served seven weeks.
    Beverly Booth was placed on the Virginia pension rolls for the above military service, under the Act of 1832, and was paid $40 per annum. Certificate 4456 was issued on 4 Feb 1833. His widow, Mary Booth, was placed on the Richmond pension rolls at $40 per annum, under the (Act of 1853) was issued June 2, 1854 (Cert, 4456).
    In addition bounty land (warrant 28655) was issued for 160 acres on June 2, 1856 and was returned because she had died. Duplicate was issued Sep 24, 1859. Unknown at this time what happened to this land or the duplicate land warrant.

    National Archives (W25, 267, BLWT. 28655-160-55) Served in Revolutionary War. Pension List 4456 (received pension for services as Va. Militiaman)

    Religion:
    Converted to the Baptist Religion on Dec 21st, 1776

    Article on Beverly
    Morris' my home. Under his hospitable roof I was kindly treated, especially by his kind wife during a long spell of sickness. The churches of Pungo (now Oak Grove) and Muddy Creek called for my ordination. I was solemnly ordained to the ministry by Elders Samuel Brown and Smith Sherwood, June 12, 1830, serving some two years or more as the pastor of said churches. After the death of Elder Nathaniel Chambliss and removal of Elder Jeremiah B. Jeter to the Northern Neck of Virginia Sappony and Seacock in Sus-sex extended to me a call, also Meherrin in Southampton, where old Brother Robert Murrell lived and labored for many years, succeeded by Hardy Cobb. I found it in a very feeble and declining condition, the house of worship going to decay. The church at Seacock was not only without a house to keep them dry, but the church was about extinct. The people of the world said if I would consent to preach for them they would furnish money and build a meetinghouse on a more desirable site. Lemuel Bain proffered the land, the people went to work and soon built a house near the spot where Elam now stands - changed its name after its removal from Seacock to Elam by the suggestion of Brother Beverly Booth, of Surry. I held meeting from house to house; in most instances none of the family were professors. The result was a glorious revival extending in different sections, numbering about ninety-five conversions. Brother James L. Gwathmey, who was missionary in our bounds, held a series of meetings near what was then called Cotton's Springs. The result was a number, in addition to those converted at Elam, determined to build a house of worship and constituted a church now called Newville. Owing to declining health I was forced to resign in favor of Elder Caleb C. Gordon. Paralytic stroke, both sides, after baptizing seventy-two persons on a hot July day. I baptized about 1,400 persons, assisted in constituting several churches and ordaining several ministers and deacons. A second stroke of paralysis prostrated me, al-most destroying my nervous system. The erysipelas in my left leg from hip to knee followed, causing the flesh to slough off, attended with lockjaw, the most excruciating pain endured by man to live; indeed, my physician said but for my strong faith I could not have endured such pain The doctor told me I was the second person he had ever read of or known of to recover; he graduated in medicine in France. My delicate situation was such my friends advised me to desist from public speaking. I gave the prime of my life to the churches and to the public, not exacting remuneration. I told them that I could live without being charge-able to them, advising them to give all they could to other objects. I married Mary C. Atkinson, in 1832, who is the mother of seventeen children, eleven living. Two sons were killed near Richmond in 1862."

    Baptism:
    Beverly Booth was converted to the Baptist faith on Dec 21, 177_

    Land:
    THE SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN
    Volume 3 October 1984 Number 1

    D. Dec. 13,1781. Eustis Windham of Not. P. So'n. to John
    Windham, Jr. of same L5OOO 60 acres adj. Beverley Booth,
    VJilson Coker, Thos . Oney.
    Witn: Richd. Bailey, Beverley Booth, Moses Booth.
    Receipt D. Dec. 13,1781. Witn: Richd. Bailey, Beverley Booth.
    Docket: Dec. I78I by 2 witness. Rec'd. 6/8 in part for
    recording this deed.

    Occupation:
    Beverly was Sheriff as of 8/15/1815 and until the end of 1816

    AGED INHABITANTS OF SURRY COUNTY,1816 From Richmond Enquirer, October 30, 1816.
    "Longevity"
    We have been favored by a gentleman of the county of Surry with a list of the long-livers in that county. One is astonished at the number of old persons found in one county...and disposed to think, that in point of health, the upper Country is not so much superior to the lower Country, as has been supposed:
    Richard Drury,a hearty man celebrated his birth 1816, aged91 Nat Sebrel,died in the fall of 1815,92 James Seaward,died in 1814,93 Hartwell Hart,died 1815,92 Obediah Pyland,died 1815,72 Lewis Pulley,works in his field and goes to court,82 Wm. Bailey,affected with the palsy, but killed a buck, 181581 Ben. Putney,walked in 1816 to Warren C'ty N.C. And back85 Brett Seward,supports a family by labor65 George Biven,a hearty athletic man65 The Rev. N. Berriman,preaches at least 3 times a week67 Jo. Barham,afflicted with rheumatism, but in good spirits66 His wife,63 Beverly Booth,Sheriff of Surry, and attends to the business68 Ben. Bell,attends to his business73 Richard Ellis,attends Court and to other business68 Sampson Grantham,a powerful, active man64 Henry Gray,quite a boy in mind and action66 His sister,in the house with him80 James Judkins,a hearty man65 John Slade [and] William Slade,wheel and cart-wrights, following their trade, and will do a good day's work75, 81 Nathan Jones,well known for his vivacity and activity70 Jesse Moore,an old soldier, and supports a family, and married in 1814.72 John Wren,a hearty man.63 His wife,69 Thomas Lane,a hearty man.64 Dick Thomas,ditto.76 Charity Judkins,81 Rebecca Smith,71 Lucy Ellis,65 Mrs. Norris,walked 15 miles in the afternoon to see her son, 181692 Martha Clark,92 Amy Munroe,88 Mrs. Marsden,75 Sally Lane,66 D. Simpson,62 Pathy [Faithy] Barham,72 Polly Cox,75 Celia Davis,75 Mrs. Kearnes,weaves cloth every day.75 Martha Thomas,72 Joe Hollaman,who lives 1/4 of a mile out of this county and in the Isle of Wight.92 Rebecca Thompson,wife of old Second, who died at 80.79 Horman bishop,died in 1815.88 Elizabeth M'Guriman,65 Ann Duel,70 Mrs. McIntosh,63 Mrs. Scammel,68 Rebecca Richards,65 Johnathan Richards,supports himself by ditching.70 Thomas Pyland,64 Thomas Emery,84 Mr. James,66 Mr. Reggin,75 Mr. Willliford,75 Averaging, of course, nearly 74 years. Round.4124 Submitted by Virginius Hall.

    Pension:
    Pension allowed on 9/24/1832 and he died 11/22/1833 and was listed as Reverand Beverly Booth. Pension app stated he was married 2/4/1819 in surry County.

    Will:
    On file in Surry or Sussex Courthouse

    Record 4 out of 10     
    Title      Link Booth, Beverly.
    Publication      1834
    Gen. note      Part of index to Surry County Wills and Administrations (1652 - 1850)
    Note      Surry Co. Wills Etc. 6, p. 592-594
    Subject - Personal      LinkBooth, Beverly.
    Subject -Geographic      LinkSurry County (Va.)
    Genre/Form      LinkEstate inventories.
    Added Title      LinkVirginia wills and administrations.

    Buried:
    1834:
    David Booth bought a 3/4 acre graveyard that is surrounded by land Mary Booth owns. Mary Booths 150 acres of land adjoins that of her son, Samuel Booth and it is very likely that David Booth purchased the graveyard in which his father, Rev. Beverly Booth, had been buried the preceding year. (from Francis Richardson to Jean Johnson, 2/12/1997).

    Beverly married COCKE Elizabeth 1771, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States. Elizabeth (daughter of COCKE Samuel and NORRIS Mrs. Ritter) was born Abt 1755; died 15 Feb 1818. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  COCKE Elizabeth was born Abt 1755 (daughter of COCKE Samuel and NORRIS Mrs. Ritter); died 15 Feb 1818.

    Notes:

    Elizabeth Cooke was 17 when married (Family Bible Permilia Booth) and Beverly Booth was 19. Poss Last Name Spelling Cocke (check wills & land deeds). They were left land by her father Samuel Cooke (Cocke).

    Alt. Name:
    Letter

    Children:
    1. BOOTH Robert was born 14 Mar 1773, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA; died 8 Sep 1863, Troup County, GA.; was buried Troup County, GA..
    2. BOOTH Masey was born 16 Feb 1775, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA; died 17 Jul 1854, Bedford County, VA.
    3. BOOTH Capt. David was born 2 Feb 1777, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA; died 1852, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).
    4. BOOTH Alexander was born 4 Oct 1779, Southampton County, VA; died 27 Sep 1827.
    5. BOOTH Susannah was born 19 Jul 1781, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA; died Abt 1860; was buried Abt 1860, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA.
    6. BOOTH Matthew was born 16 Jan 1782, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA; died Yes, date unknown.
    7. BOOTH Mark was born 2 Apr 1786, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. BOOTH Sarah was born 6 May 1788, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA; died 1867, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).
    9. BOOTH Beverly was born 30 Mar 1790; died 2 Sep 1793; was buried Surry County, VA (Rogers Family Cemetary, Off Rt.40).
    10. BOOTH Elizabeth Sykes was born 13 Sep 1792, Southampton County, VA; died Aug 1793.
    11. 8. BOOTH Col. Samuel was born 22 May 1795, Cabin Point, Surry County, VA.; was christened Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 20 Jan 1876, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation); was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).
    12. BOOTH James was born 18 May 1798, Southampton County, VA; died 2 May 1822, Georgia.

  3. 18.  ELLIS Benjamin was born Abt 1732 (son of ELLIS Caleb, Sr. and SHOCKEY Amelia); died 1811, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States.

    Notes:

    On September 17, 1754 Benjamin bought 130 acres of land on Abram's Branch adjoining his brother Caleb Jr.'s land from their father Caleb. By 1768 he bought his brother Stephen's land (inherited from father) and in 1792 he bought his brother Dann's land (inherited from father.) To establish his marriage to Elizabeth Warren, Surry County Deed Book 7, page 473 states: On February 12, 1759, Mary Warren of Surry County, a widow, deeded the following, for love of my daughter Elizabeth and her husband Benjamin Ellis, planter, one Negro girl, Lidia." This was witnessed by John Cooper, Stephen Ellis, and Richard Cooper.
    Elizabeth was living in1764 when she and Benjamin were listed as plantiffs in a court suit in that year against Peter and Lucy Warren, also of Surry County. She lived until the late 1770s.

    Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Warren Ellis:
    (1) JOSEPH ELLIS - born ca. 1763. Received a gift of 130 acres of land from his father in 1791 on AbramTs Branch, in Surry County. He married September 28, 1785 to Susanna Atkins in Surry County by the Rev. Henry John Burges, rector of Southwark Parish Episcopal Church. Died ca. 1804. No further research included on this branch of the family.
    (2) Ephraim ELLIS - born August 2, 1765. Married Jane Heath on December 25, 1786 in Sussex County, Va. They had several children, including Augustin. Ephraim died ca. 1807 in Prince George County, Va. 'l:vhere he was residing. His widow Jane appeared on the 1810 Census as head of a household in the same county with three daughters and five sons.
    By 1820 this family had moved to Dinwiddie County (Petersburg Township). This is where Augustin shows up in the 1820 Census. No further research included on this family.

    On September 10, 1780, some years after Elizabeth's death, Benjamin Ellis married Martha Caseley with Michael Caseley as surety. Research thus far has shown no children were born from this marriage. Martha died before 1791.

    On May 13, 1791 Benjamin Ellis married the third time to Sarah Jones, daughter of Thomas and Jane Jones. They
    were married by the rector of Southwark Parish Episcopal Church, the Rev. Samuel Butler
    Children of Benjamin and Sarah Jones Ellis:
    (1) ANN ELLIS - married John D. Bishop December 28,l8l8.
    (2) MARY (POLLY) ELLIS - married William Carsley on December 19, l8ll.
    (3) SARAH (SALLY) ELLIS - married Samuel Booth on December 26,l816.
    These three daughters are named as heirs in their father's will which reads as follows:
    I Benjamin Ellis of Surry County, lend to my wife Sarah Ellis the use of all my land and plantation whereon I now live lying on the south side of the boIling alley road as also seven Negroes as follows: Harry, his wife Sal and her five children Lucy, Darby, Beck, Jesse, and Bon, one sorrel mare named Jenny, two cows, and calves and three of my newest feather beds and furniture during her natural life or widowhood and at her death or marriage I give all the
    aforementioned property both real and personal to be equally divided among them to my three daughters Anne Ellis, Polly Ellis, and Sarah Ellis eight Negroes to be equally divided among them as followeth: Ned, Hal, fvlilly, Hannah, Jacob, Sook, Tempey, and Lendrick. TIt is desire that my old Negro woman Lydia may have the privilege of living with my wife or any of my children that she may make choice of. "I desire that all my swamp land known by the name
    of Indian Island and all the remainder of my estate be sold and out of the money arising therefrom pay all my just debts and funeral expenses. The remainder divided among my three children Anne, Polly, and Sarah Ellis. I appoint my friends John Velvin and James Hill as executors. This the 15 day of August in l8O8. Signed Benja Ellis.

    With 16 slaves in his estate, it can be assumed that Benjamin was fairly wealthy. His will was proved at a court of quarterly sessions for Surry County on November 26, l8ll, .which was probably the year of his death.
    SARAH Jones Ellis's will (See Surry County Wills, No.7, l838-1SL!-0, page 397) names daughters Anne Bishop, Sally Booth, and grand-daugh-ter Sally Cars ley . No death date available as to Sarah T s death.

    Father's Will:

    Will
    Also from the McCrary book, page 28, concerning Caleb's will:
    My son Richard: my Island Land lying in Blackwater Swamp
    My son Stephen: my land and Plantation whereon I now live He allowing his Mother Peascable and Quiet Possession thereof During her Natural Life
    My son Caleb: my Negro Girl Named Beck to him and his Heirs forever he allowing his Mother the Labour thereof During her Natural Life
    My son Benja (the a is in superscript): my Negro Girl Named Tabb to him and his Heirs forever. He likewise allowing her Mother the Labour thereof During her Natural Life
    My loving Wife Amelia: all the Remainder of my Estate after my Just Debts be paid thereof During her Natural Life and at her Deceease I desire it to be Equally Divided amongst my Five Children Vizt (t in superscript) Richard Ellis, Dann Ellis, Stephen Ellis, Mary Cooper, and Amelia Shell and in Case any one of them........
    He names sons Caleb and Benjamin as Executors.
    Witnessed by William Shell, John and Richard Cooper.
    It is dated May 17, 1762.

    Land:
    On September 17, 1754, Benjamin bought 130 acres of land on Abram's Branch adjoining his brother Caleb Jr. 's land from their father Caleb. By 1768 he bought his brother Stephen's land (inherited from father) and in 1792 he bought his brother Dann's land (inherited from father.)

    Religion:
    Asbury visited the William Ellis family for the first time on August 20, 1775.
    The Methodist Conference met at the Ellis Preaching House on April 27, 1782.
    The exact date the Ellis Preaching House was constructed is uncertain. It was built no later than 1781, since Asbury preached there January 15, 1782. A date earlier than 1781 is suggested by the 1794 Will of William Nicholson, which provided for repairs in the preaching house. The deed for the property was recorded at Sussex Court House on May 15, 1783. Trustees named in the deed (William Nicholson, Caleb Ellis, Emanuel James, Stephen Andrews, Daniel Rogers, Stephen Pepper, Issac Ellis, Benjamin Ellis, and William Ellis, Jr.). They were neighbors. They and their children were registered in the Parish Registrar of the established church (Albemarle Parish). The trustees were plantation owners, many of whom freed their slaves as requested by John Wesley.
    At William Ellis' death in 1795, he left his property to his wife Elizabeth Wright Ellis and then to their son Wright Ellis after her death. Wright Ellis was Deputy Clerk of Sussex County. At Wright Ellis' death, he did not have a Will but settlement in court gave the partial of land where the Ellis Preaching House was located to his daughter, Mary W. Ellis. It is not known when the Ellis Preaching House ceased to exist.
    Nearby churches attribute their beginnings to the Ellis Preaching House:
    Carsley, Rocky Hock, Owen's Grove, Ellis Chapel, Oak Grove, and Coker's Well Methodist Churches.

    Will:
    "I Benjamin Ellis of Surry County, lend to my wife Sarah Ellis the use of all my land and plantation whereon I now live, lying on the south side of the boIling alley road as also seven Negroes as followeth: Harry, his wife Sal and her five children Lucy, Darby, Beck, Jesse, and Bon, one sorrel mare named Jenny, two cows, and calves and three of my newest feather beds and furniture during her natural life or widowhood and at her death or marriage I give all the aforementioned property both real and personal to be equally divided among them to my three daughters Anne Ellis, Polly Ellis, and Sarah Ellis eight Negroes to be equally divided among them as followeth: Ned, Hal, Milly, Hannah, Jacob, Sook, Tempey, and Lendrick."

    "l desire that my old Negro woman Lydia may have the privilege of living with my wife or any of my children that she may make choice of."

    "I desire that all my swamp land known by the name of Indian Island and all the remainder of my estate be sold and out of the money arising therefrom pay all my just debts and funeral expenses. The remainder divided among my three children Anne, Polly, and Sarah Ellis. I appoint my friends John Velvin and James Hill as executors. This the 15 day of August in 1808. Signed Benja Ellis."

    With 16 slaves in his estate, it can be assumed that Benjamin was fairly wealthy. His will was proved at a court of quarterly sessions for Surry County on November 26, 1811, .which was probably the year of his death.

    Benjamin married JONES Sarah (Sally) 4 May 1791, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States. Sarah (daughter of JONES Thomas and JONES Jane --LNU--) died 1834. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  JONES Sarah (Sally) (daughter of JONES Thomas and JONES Jane --LNU--); died 1834.

    Notes:

    On September 17, 1754 Benjamin bought 130 acres of land on Abram's Branch adjoining his brother Caleb Jr.'s land from their father Caleb. By 1768 he bought his bY'other Stephen's land (inherited from father) and in 1792 he bought his brother Dann's land (inherited from father.) To establish his marriage to Elizabeth Warren,
    Surry County Deed Book 7, page 473 states: On February 12, 1759, Mary Warren of Surry County, a widow, deeded the following, for love of my daughter Elizabeth and her husband Benjamin Ellis, planter, one Negro girl, Lidia." This was witnessed by John Cooper, Stephen Ellis, and Richard Cooper.
    Elizabeth was living in1764 when she and Benjamin were listed as plantiffs in a court suit in that year against Peter and Lucy Warren, also of Surry County. She
    lived until the late 1770s.

    Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Warren Ellis:
    (1) JOSEPH ELLIS - born ca. 1763. Received a gift of 130
    acres of land from his father in 1791 on AbramTs Branch, in
    Surry County. He married September 28, 1785 to Susanna
    Atkins in Surry County by the Rev. Henry John Burges, rector
    of Southwark Parish Episcopal Church. Died ca. 180~. No
    further research included on this branch of the family.
    (2) EPrnAIM ELLIS - born August 2, 1765. Married Jane
    Heath on December 25, 1786 in Sussex County, Va. They had
    several children, including Augustin. Ephraim died ca.
    1807 in Prince George County, Va. 'l:vhere he was residing. His
    widow Jane appeared on the 1810 Census as head of a household
    in the same county 'l:vith three daughters and five sons.
    By 1820 this family had moved to Dinwiddie County (Petersburg
    Township). This is where Augustin shows up in the 1820
    Census. No further research included on this family.
    On September 10, 1780, some years after ElizabethTs
    death, Benjamin Ellis married Martha Caseley \\vith
    Michael Caseley as surety. Research thus far has shmvn no
    children were born from this marriage. Martha died before
    1791.
    On May 13, 1791 Benjamin Ellis married the third
    time to Sarah Jones, daughter of Thomas and Jane Jones. They
    were married by the rector of Southwark Parish Episcopal
    Church, the Rev. Samuel Butler.
    22
    Children of Benjamin and Sarah Jones Ellis:
    (1) ANN ELLIS - married John D. Bishop December 2S,lSlS.
    (2) MARY (POLLY) ELLIS - married William Carsley on December
    19, lSll.
    (3) SARAH (SALLY) ELLIS - married Samuel Boo-th on December
    26,lS16.
    These three daughters are named as heirs in their
    fatherTs will which reads as follows:
    Ttl Benjamin Ellis of Surry County, lend to my wife
    Sarah Ellis the use of all my land and plantation whereon I
    nmv live lying on the south side of the boIling alley road
    as als 0 seven Negroes as follmveth: Harry, his wife Sal and
    her five children Lucy, Darby, Beck, Jesse, and Bon, one
    sorrel mare named Jenny, two cows, and calves and three of
    my newest feather beds and furniture during her natural life
    or widowhood and at her death or marriage I give all the
    aforementioned property both real and personal to be equally
    divided among them to my three daughters Anne Ellis, Polly
    Ellis, and Sarah Ellis eight Negroes to be equally divided
    among them as followeth: Ned, Hal, fvlilly, Hannah, Jacob,
    Sook, Tempey, and Lendrick. n
    TTl desire that my old Negro woman Lydia may have
    the privilege of living with my wife or any of my children
    that she may make choice of.'~
    "I desire that all my swamp land known by the name
    of Indian Island and all the remainder of my estate be sold
    and out of the money arising therefrom pay all my just debts
    and funeral expenses. The remainder divided among my three
    children Anne, Polly, and Sarah Ellis. I appoint my friends
    John Velvin and James Hill as executors. This the 15 day of
    August in lSOS. Signed Benja Ellis.tt
    With 16 slaves in his estate, it can be assumed
    that Benjamin was fairly wealthy. His ~vill was proved at a
    court of quarterly sessions for Surry County on November 26,
    lSll, .which was probably the year of his death.
    SARAH Jones EllisTs will (See Surry County Wills,
    No.7, lS3S-1SL!-0, page 397) names daughters Anne Bishop, Sally
    Booth, and grand-daugh-ter Sally Cars ley . No death date
    available as to Sarah T s death.
    23

    Will:
    SARAH Jones Ellis's will (See Surry County Wills, No.7, 1838-1840, page 397) names daughters Anne Bishop, Sally Booth, and grand-daughter Sally Carsley . No death date available as to Sarah's death.
    page 23

    Notes:

    Married:
    On May 13, 1791 Benjamin Ellis married the third time to Sarah Jones, daughter of Thomas and Jane Jones. They were married by the rector of Southwark Parish Episcopal Church, the Rev. Samuel Butler.

    page 22

    Children:
    1. ELLIS Milton was born Abt 1806, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. ELLIS Albert was born Abt 1791; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. ELLIS Roberta was born 1791; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. ELLIS Anna was born 1793, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 1865.
    5. ELLIS Mary (Polly) was born Abt 1791; died Yes, date unknown.
    6. 9. ELLIS Sarah (Sally) was born Abt 1798, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; died 24 Oct 1861, Southampton County, VA; was buried Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery).

  5. 20.  BAIRD James HarrisonBAIRD James Harrison was born 1765, Petersburg, VA (son of BAIRD Ephraim and HARRISON Hannah); died 1813.

    Notes:

    Believed to be of Scottish Origin.
    Came to Petersburg and was a tobacco merchant.

    Residence:
    1800's

    Census:
    1810 United States Federal Census
    about James H Baird
    Name:
    James H Baird          
    Home in 1810 (City, County, State):Prince George, Prince George, Virginia          
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:1          
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :1          
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1          
    Numbers of Slaves:2          
    Number of Household Members Over 25:2          
    Number of Household Members:5          

    James married COGBILL Francis (Fanny) 10 Nov 1791, Chesterfield County, VA. Francis (daughter of COGBILL Charles and BOTTOM Francis) was born 1777; died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  6. 21.  COGBILL Francis (Fanny) was born 1777 (daughter of COGBILL Charles and BOTTOM Francis); died Yes, date unknown.

    Notes:

    Person Source

    Notes:

    Married:
    Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850
    about James Baird
    Name:
    James Baird          
    Gender:Male          
    Spouse Name:Frances Cogbill          
    Spouse Gender:Female          
    Marriage Date:19 Nov 1791          
    County:Chesterfield          
    State:Virginia          

    Children:
    1. 10. BAIRD (Alexander) Peter, Sr. was born 24 Apr 1795, Petersburg, VA; died 8 Jun 1872, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried Surry County, VA (Baird Family Cemetary(Grape Hill), Rt. 612)).

  7. 22.  BINGHAM William died 24 Sep 1811.

    Notes:

    Died before Sep 24, 1811

    William married CRAMMER Mary 24 Sep 1791, Prince George County, VA. Mary died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  8. 23.  CRAMMER Mary died Yes, date unknown.
    Children:
    1. 11. BINGHAM Elizabeth Mckee was born 19 Dec 1798, Prince George County, VA; died 15 Sep 1875, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States; was buried Surry County, VA (Baird Family Cemetary(Grape Hill), Rt. 612)).


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