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BOOTH Beverly

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  • Born  7 Jan 1753  Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • 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.
    Military  Oct 1776  Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Revolutionary Soldier 
    • 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  21 Dec 1776  [3
    • 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."
    Christened  3 Apr 1777  [4
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  3 Apr 1777  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Beverly Booth was converted to the Baptist faith on Dec 21, 177_
    email  From Terri Jensen 
    • 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.
    Land  12 Dec 1781  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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  27 Jun 1814  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Collector of the Surry County Levy 
    Occupation  15 Aug 1815  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sheriff of Surry County 
    • 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  24 Sep 1832  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pension started Claim # W. 25267 
    • 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.
    Occupation  Preacher/Planter/Soldier 
    Religion  A. W. Bohannan, Old Surry, Thumb-Nail Sketches of Places of Historic Inte  [5
    • 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  Seacock to Elam Church 
    • 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
    Died  22 Nov 1833  Surry County, VA (At their Residence) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Buried  23 Nov 1833  Surry County, VA (Rogers Family Cemetary, Off Rt.40) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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).
    Will  27 Jun 1836  [7
    • 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.
    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
    Person ID  I211  Booth Family
    Last Modified  15 Jun 2015 

    Father  BOOTH Robert, IV,   b. Abt 1715, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1777, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  BAILEY Sarah,   b. Abt 1723, Isle of Wight County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1771 
    Married  9 Dec 1751  Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F58  Group Sheet

    Family 1  COCKE Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1755,   d. 15 Feb 1818 
    Married  1771  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. BOOTH Robert,   b. 14 Mar 1773, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1863, Troup County, GA. Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. BOOTH Masey,   b. 16 Feb 1775, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1854, Bedford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BOOTH Capt. David,   b. 2 Feb 1777, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. BOOTH Alexander,   b. 4 Oct 1779, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1827
     5. BOOTH Susannah,   b. 19 Jul 1781, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1860
     6. BOOTH Matthew,   b. 16 Jan 1782, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. BOOTH Mark,   b. 2 Apr 1786, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. BOOTH Sarah,   b. 6 May 1788, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. BOOTH Beverly,   b. 30 Mar 1790,   d. 2 Sep 1793
     10. BOOTH Elizabeth Sykes,   b. 13 Sep 1792, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1793
     11. BOOTH Col. Samuel,   b. 22 May 1795, Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1876, Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation) Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. BOOTH James,   b. 18 May 1798, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1822, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 Jun 2008 
    Family ID  F84  Group Sheet

    Family 2  CORNWALL Mary Presson,   b. 21 Jul 1781,   d. 2 Jul 1855, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  21 Jan 1819 
    Alt. Marriage  25 Jan 1819 
    • Per Talmadge booth
    Married  4 Feb 1819  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • rcvd: 13 Mar 2005: Hi Gene: I just found the marriage record for William Cornwell and Polly Presson and the date is August 20, 1808 in Surry Co., VA. Now you sent the date of February 04, 1819? Would you please double check your record and let me know. thanks, Joann
    Children 
     1. BOOTH Mary Ellis,   b. 20 Dec 1822, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1898, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2013 
    Family ID  F85  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1753 - Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 12 Dec 1781 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1833 - Surry County, VA (At their Residence) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Nov 1833 - Surry County, VA (Rogers Family Cemetary, Off Rt.40) Link to Google Earth
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     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Booth: Robert (1715 - 1777) Will
    Booth: Robert (1715 - 1777) Will
    Copy of the will of Robert Booth (father of Beverly)

    Documents

    » Slide Show
    Booth: Beverly Booth
    Booth: Beverly Booth
    Revolutionary War Pension Application
    Booth: Beverly Booth Slave Sale
    Booth: Beverly Booth Slave Sale
    Newspaper advertisment on illigal sale
    Booth: Beverly & Robert Booth Bible
    Booth: Beverly & Robert Booth Bible
    1 page from the bible. The entire bible is available on CD for the cost of postage. The files are too big for the web-site. Or they can be sent 1 at a time if you have high speed internet by emailing me: genecharris@comcast.net
    Booth: Beverly
    Booth: Beverly
    Portsmouth Baptist Assoc tribute to his memory as an esteemed pastor of Otther Dams Church
    Booth: Beverly & Robert Booth Bible, pg. 2
    Booth: Beverly & Robert Booth Bible, pg. 2
    pdf file
    Booth: Beverly & Robert Booth Bible, pg. 2
    Booth: Beverly & Robert Booth Bible, pg. 2
    Booth: Beverly & Robert Booth Bible
    Booth: Beverly & Robert Booth Bible
    PDF format
    Booth: Beverly Booth 1
    Booth: Beverly Booth 1
    Revolutionary War Pension Request 1
    Booth: Beverly Booth 2
    Booth: Beverly Booth 2
    Revolutionary War Pension Request pg.2
    Booth: Beverly Booth 3
    Booth: Beverly Booth 3
    Revolutionary War Pension Request pg.3
    Booth: Beverly Booth 4
    Booth: Beverly Booth 4
    Revolutionary War Pension Request pg. 4
    Booth: Beverly Booth 5
    Booth: Beverly Booth 5
    Revolutionary War Pension Request pg 5
    Booth: Beverly Booth Tax
    Booth: Beverly Booth Tax
    Southampton County 1790 personal tax list
    Booth: Beverly Booth Land 1799
    Booth: Beverly Booth Land 1799
    Surry County Land Appraisal and taxes on the land and personal property
    Booth: Beverly
    Booth: Beverly
    Market St Baptist Church 1815, Beverly Booth, original trustee.

    Headstones
    Cornwall: Mary Presson (Booth) (2)
    Cornwall: Mary Presson (Booth) (2)
    Closeup of the tombstone with a better view of the dates
    Cornwall: Mary Presson (Booth)
    Cornwall: Mary Presson (Booth)
    Wife of the Rev'd. Beverly Booth. Buried in the Rogers/Johnson Cemetery

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Beverly Booth Family Bible, Beverly Booth Family Bible (Beverly Booth).

    2. [S160] LDS Microfilm 0897207, 545 & 534 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S101] Beverly Booth Family Bible, Beverly Booth Family Bible (Beverly Booth) (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S101] Beverly Booth Family Bible, Beverly Booth Family Bible (Beverly Booth), From the Robert and Beverly Booth family Bible (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S162] A. W. Bohannan, Old Surry, Thumb-Nail Sketches of Places of Historic Interest in Surry Counry, Virginia (Third Printing - (Reliability: 3).
      A. W. Bohannan, Old Surry, Thumb-Nail Sketches of Places of Historic Interest in Surry Counry, Virginia (Third Printing - 2002)

      p. 60. Moore's Swamp Baptist 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 Cypress Swamp Baptist Church. Their first pastor was Rev. Beverly Booth, 1818-1819. [The name was changed later to Moore's Swamp.]


      Eve S. Gregory, Web Mistress Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc. http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaschsm/ Surry County VaGenWeb http://www.rootsweb.com/~vasurry/

    6. [S57] From the Edwin Booth records and LDS Microfilm, 534 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S161] Surry County Birth Book - Death Section - Book 51.

    8. [S98] From the Edwin Booth records and LDS Microfilm Also Virginia Militia Revolutionary War Pensions, Vol. 8, Pg. 50 Marriage, 534 (Reliability: 3).


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