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BOOTH John

Male 1735 - 1807  (72 years)


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  • Name BOOTH John  [1
    Born 29 Sep 1735  Amelia County, Va Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • John Booth was born 29 Sept 1735 in Amelia County, Virginia. He was the youngest of five sons of Thomas Sr. and was born on his father's plantation on Sweathouse Creek.
      Amelia County was created from Prince George and Brunswick Counties and was actually begun the same year John Booth was born.
    Gender Male 
    Military Mar 1782  Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • During the Revolutionary War, John furnished the army's commissary twice with 1,025 pounds of beef, 16 diets(?), 12 pecks of corn and pasturage on the first occasion, and 325 pounds of beef on the second. After the Yorktown victory in 1781, those who furnished supplies registered (for compensation?) with their county court. John Booth is recorded in Bedford County Court Order Book Number 6 on page 341 for March 23, 1782 and page 347 on March 25, same year.
    Will 6 Aug 1807  FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • John Booth's Will:

      In the name of God, Amen. I, John Booth of Franklin County and State of Virginia, being weak in body, but of disposing mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, to-wit,
      First I desire all my just debts shall be paid,
      secondly I desire my Daughter Agness Clarady and my sons Richard Booth, Peter Booth, John Booth, Stephen Booth and my daughter Mary Guttry shall have one shilling sterling apiece,
      Thirdly I give my son Benjamin Booth the tract of land I now live on containing four hundred acres by survey also Forty Six Acres of land lying in Bedford County on the north side of Staunton River to him and his heirs forever, and
      fourthly I give to my son Thomas one feather bed and furniture the rest of my Estate both real and personal I desire shall be held in Trust by Peter Booth of the State of Virginia or by Stephen Booth of the State of Tennessee and the profits thereof to be applied to the use of Thomas Booth during his life and after his death to be equally divided among three of his children to-wit, Frances, James Thomas and I do hereby appoint my two sons Peter Booth and Benjamin Booth Executors of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all others.
      Desire that this may be received as such. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty sixth day of August one thousand eight hundred and seven.
      Signed Published and his declared in the presence John x Booth (Seal) of John Forbes, Frances mark Blayds, Aquilla Mitchel
      Will Book No. 1, Page 332. Rocky Mt., VA Source: Ancestry.com
    Died 7 Dec 1807  FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 


    • When John Booth was born on September 29, 1735, in Amelia, Virginia, his father, Thomas, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 20. He married Mary Smith and they had one daughter together. He then married Elizabeth Cobb in 1763 in Virginia. He died on December 7, 1807, at the age of 72.

      John Booth
      was born 29 Sept 1735 in Amelia County, Virginia. He was the youngest of five sons of Thomas Sr. and was born on his father's plantation on Sweathouse Creek. Amelia County was created from Prince George and Brunswick Counties and was actually begun the same year John Booth was born. In 1757, in his early 20s, John married Mary Smith. Mary's sister Temperance married John's older brother Nathaniel.
      It appears Mary Smith was born around 1730 in Lunenburg, Virginia to Richard Smith (b. 1695, m. 1711, d. 1759) and Agnes Cocke (b. 1691, m. 1711, d. 1773). Mary's parents had three sons and nine daughters and her mother, Agnes, was a daughter of Stephen Cocke and Martha (Batte) Bannister, granddaughter of Thomas Cocke, and great-granddaughter of Richard Cocke and his probable first wife, Temperance Baley. Temperance's mother, Cecily (my 11th great grandmother) had arrived in Jamestown on what was likely the 17th ship bringing in settlers. She and her family were give the title of "ancient planters."
      Mary's father, Richard, owned a plantation on Spring Branch in the parish of Cumberland. In his will, which was proved in 1760, he left his daughter, Mary Booth "one silver spoon." Since Mary Smith had married John Booth just a few years earlier, it's likely she received any major gifts of land or belongings at that time.
      John and Mary's children's names
      Richard Cocke, my 10th great grandfather, was an original settler to the Colonies. He was born in Pickthorn, Shropshire, England around December 13, 1597 when he was baptized. He arrived in Virginia in 1627, obtained large grants of land, and settled at "Bremo," on James river, in Henrico county. He was lieutenantcolonel of his county, and was a member of the house of burgesses in 1632 from Weyanke, and in 1644 and 1654 from Henrico county. He owned three plantations named Curles, Bremo, and Malvern Hills. These totaled over 7,000 acres of land. The plantations that Richard Cocke had built would remain in the family for generations.
      He died in 1665. When Richard Cocke wrote his last will and testament in 1665, he asked to be buried in his orchard near his first wife (Temperance). For more, were Richard, Thomas, Peter, John Jr., Stephen (my fifth great grandfather), Mary, Benjamin, and Agnes Clardy. Two sons, Richard and Peter, served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. During the Revolutionary War, John furnished the army's commissary twice with 1,025 pounds of beef, 16 diets(?), 12 pecks of corn and pasturage on the first occasion, and 325 pounds of beef on the second. After the Yorktown victory in 1781, those who furnished supplies registered (for compensation?) with their county court. John Booth is recorded in Bedford County Court Order Book Number 6 on page 341 for March 23, 1782 and page 347 on March 25, same year. I hav not confirmed it but a post by Richard Booth on 1 May 2000, states that John Booth meets the
      requirements and has become a registered patriot ancestor by the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A. R.) and the Sons of the American Revolution (S.A.R.) effective October 1993. Any adult descendent of John Booth can become a member of either the D.A.R. or S.A.R. by showing their lineage to him.
      John died in his late 70's on 7 Dec 1807 in Franklin County, VA.
      Mary likely died before John since she is not mentioned in his Will.
    Person ID I12302  Booth Family
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 

    Father BOOTH Thomas Booth, Sr.,   b. 1705, Surry, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1766  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother COBB(S) Elizabeth,   b. 1715,   d. 1758  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1728  [1
    Family ID F2931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SMITH Mary,   b. Abt 1730, Lunenburg County, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1807  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 1757 
    • In 1757, in his early 20s, John married Mary Smith. Mary's sister Temperance married John's older brother Nathaniel. [1]
    Children 
     1. BOOTH Richard,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. BOOTH Thomas,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. BOOTH Peter,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. BOOTH John, Jr.,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. BOOTH Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. BOOTH Benjamin,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. BOOTH Agnes,   b. November 17th, 1755,   d. January 17th, 1847, FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
     8. BOOTH Stephen S., Sr.,   b. 1765, Amelia County, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Haywood County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F3156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1735 - Amelia County, Va Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Mar 1782 - Bedford County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 6 Aug 1807 - FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1807 - FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1228] Patricia Ann Budd-Elberts, Patricia Ann Budd-Elberts (Reliability: 3).