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  • Name BOOTH Robert 
    Born 14 Mar 1773  Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    County Records 1799  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Personal Property 
    • Nmbr Whites above 16 = 2; Black's over 16 = 10; Blacks above 12 or under 10 = 2;
      Horses = 5; Amt of Tax = 33/88

      Ref 1799 Surry Personal Property Tax records
    email From Terri Jensen 
    • 4. G,G, grandfather's name: Robert Booth (VI): born March 14, 1773 in
      Southampton County, Virginia; died September 8, 1863; resided, Surry
      County, Virginia, Southampton County, Virginia, Green County, Georgia,
      LeGrange, Georgia; Big Spring Community (nine mniles SE of LaGrange,
      Georgia); occupation, Baptist preacher and planter; married: first wife
      Phebe Johnson, October 22, 1792; children by Phebe Johnson, Beverly Booth,
      born about 1806 in Surry County, Virginia: Permelia Booth, born about 1803
      in Surry County, VIrginia; married Bledsoe, Hiram Booth, born about 1805 in
      Surry County, Virginia; second wife's name: Rebecca Sheffield, born March
      5, 1790; died December 28, 1865 in the Big Spring Community, Georgia;
      children by Rebecca; Robert L. Booth, born July 7, 1811 in Surry County,
      Virginia; died july 7, 1882; married Susan A. Jones on October 28, 1834:
      Adaline Booth, born April 7, 1813 in Green County, Georgia, married Lane;
      Antinett Booth, born in Green County, Georgia, married Allen C. Ramsey;
      Amanda Booth, born in Green County, Georgia, marrie dEddie Burt; Mary
      Booth, born in Green County Georgia, married Bennett H. Gates on April 24,
      1845; Cyntia Booth, born in Green County Georgia on August 15, 1829, died
      April 17, 1912, married jmaes A. Lane on January 21, 1859.

      From Talmadge booth papers
    Occupation Troup County, GA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Judge 
    • In the obit in the Christian Index he was listed as a Judge
    Reference Number 416 
    Religion Baptist Preacher 
    • From: <TalmadgeEB@aol.com >
      Subject: [BOOTH-L] Rev.Beverly Booth & his 1st son Robert Booth b 14 Mar 1773
      Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 02:21:58 EDT

      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 co.VA. Robert"s ist 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

      "1. Great, great, great, great Grandfather's name: Robert Booth; born about
      1690, resided Nottoway Parish, Southampton County, Virginia, homestead near
      Lightwood Swamp; occupation, planter; will made and recorded 1757; died,
      1759; children (range in order of will listing), Arthur Booth, will made
      1769, died 1770; Robert Booth (IV), will made 1773, died 1777; Shelly
      Booth, will made 1771, died 1771; Moses Booth (Sr.) died 1794; Faith Booth;
      Saray Booth
      2. G,G,G,G grandfather's name: Robert Booth (IV) resided Nottoway Paish,
      Southampton County, VA; died 1777; will made, 1773, married Sarah Baily
      (Bayley); her father, William Bailey; occupation, planter; children,
      Beverly Booth; born 1752 in Southampton, Virginia; died November 23, 1833,
      Surry County, Va; married Elizabeth (Coke); Moses Booth (Jr), born about
      17534; Elizabeth; born about 1757; married Howell Jones, December 15, 1783;
      Lucy Booth; born about 1759; married John Sykes.
      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.
      [I think I have this messed up on the webpage, so if you check it out, let
      me know]
      4. G,G, grandfather's name: Robert Booth (VI): born March 14, 1773 in
      Southampton County, Virginia; died September 8, 1863; resided, Surry
      County, Virginia, Southampton County, Virginia, Green County, Georgia,
      LeGrange, Georgia; Big Spring Community (nine mniles SE of LaGrange,
      Georgia); occupation, Baptist preacher and planter; married: first wife
      Phebe Johnson, October 22, 1792; children by Phebe Johnson, Beverly Booth,
      born about 1806 in Surry County, Virginia: Permelia Booth, born about 1803
      in Surry County, VIrginia; married Bledsoe, Hiram Booth, born about 1805 in
      Surry County, Virginia; second wife's name: Rebecca Sheffield, born March
      5, 1790; died December 28, 1865 in the Big Spring Community, Georgia;
      children by Rebecca; Robert L. Booth, born July 7, 1811 in Surry County,
      Virginia; died july 7, 1882; married Susan A. Jones on October 28, 1834:
      Adaline Booth, born April 7, 1813 in Green County, Georgia, married Lane;
      Antinett Booth, born in Green County, Georgia, married Allen C. Ramsey;
      Amanda Booth, born in Green County, Georgia, marrie dEddie Burt; Mary
      Booth, born in Green County Georgia, married Bennett H. Gates on April 24,
      1845; Cyntia Booth, born in Green County Georgia on August 15, 1829, died
      April 17, 1912, married jmaes A. Lane on January 21, 1859.
      5. G,Grandfather's name: Robert L. Booth; born July 7, 1811 in Surry
      County, VA; resided, LaGrange, Georgia and Old Diana, Texas; died, June 7,
      1882, in Old Diana, Texas; buried, Walnut Hill Cemetery, Old Diana, Texas
      occupation, farmer; married Susan A. Jones on October 28, 1834; she was
      born September 1, 1819 in Georgia, died September 8, 1870 in Old Diana,
      Texas; buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery; children: James R.L. Booth, born
      September 2, 1836 in LaGrange, Troup County, GEorgia, married Frances A.
      Brown on April 12, 1866; Julius C.B. Booth, born May 10, 1838 in LaGrange,
      Troup Co., Georgia; died on July 21, 1864; Sheppard Walter Booth, born
      October 5, 1841 in LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia; died May 17, 1918, married
      Horace Campbell on August 12, 1862; Sarah Amanda Booth, born November 20,
      1846 in LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia, married Thomas F. McKissack on
      December 2, 1868; Willis Early Booth, born on January 27, 1851 in LeGrange,
      Troup Co., Georgia; died September 6, 1915; married Woddie C. Woods on
      November 6, 1886; Rebecca Frances Booth, born December 13, 1856, in Old
      Diana, Upshur Co., Texas, married J.D. Frederick on December 18, 1872

      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."
    Residence 1860  Mountville, Troup, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 8 Sep 1863  Troup County, GA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Troup County, GA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Dtd: 4 Jun 90 Letter received from Edwin R. Booth P. O. Box 907 Longview, Tx 75601 (214) 753-3004 home 757-3131 Edwin R. Booth Ins Agency (retired) Home Address: 106 Betty Dr. Songview (??), Tx on August 20, 1973: He received the family geneology and he is Talmadge Booth's brother, Edwin. He is compliling a book of the booth family. 'Our great, great, grandfather, Robert Booth (brother of your great great grandfather, Col. Samuel Booth, of Snow Hill Plantation, left Surry County in 1814 and settled in Troup County, Georgia Then one of his sons left Georgia in 1853 and settled in the Piney Woods section of East Texas, where our family has been ever since.' Robert moved to Georgia by way of Edenton, NC, where he lived for a time (ltr from Doris Jean Johnson). Doris Jean lives across from Snow Hill, which is part of the original plantation. Edwin says that Troup County, Georgia and their part of East Texas is almost a reproduction of the Snow Hill area. Book was to be published in 1974. Baptist Preacher, planter. found 12-5-02 On Wed Jul 9 1997 this was posted: BOOTH, Robert with his wife Rebecca SHEFFIELD and son Robert Louis Booth came to Greene Co. in late 1811 or early 1812 from Surry Co., VA. They had daughters Adaline (1812), Antinett (1815), Amanda (1817), Mary (1819), and Cynthia (1829), all born in Greene Co. Robert is listed in the 1820 Census. They left in 1832 when both Robert and Robert Louis were apparently awarded 40 acres during the 'Gold Lottery of 1832' in Troup Co., GA.

      Booth, Robert with his wife Rebecca Sheffield and son Robert Louis Booth came to Greene County, Va., in late 1811 or 1812 from Surry County, Virginia. They had daughters Adaline (1812), Antinett (1815), Mary (1819), and Cynthia (1829) all borne in Green County, Virginia. Robert is listed in the 1820 census. They left in 1832 when both Robert and Robert Louis were awarded 40 acres during the "Gold Lottery of 1832" in Troupe County, GA.

      (via email from Steve Irons (cirons@ix.netcom.com) on July 9th, 1997)


      In the 1820 census records for Greene County, Georgia there is a Beverly Booth listed on page 228 and Robert Booth on page 226. They are both in Capt Grigorys District. Robert Booth is still in Greene Co., GA in the 1830 census but Beverly is not ... Robyn (davidh9066@aol.com)

      Look at the extract of the page of Beverly Booth's Bible that I have attached. He says that his son Robert returned to GA on 20 Feb 1818. (page: Births26)

      Family Notes on Marriage with Phebe:
      Title: Notes
      Text:
      6 Feb 1818 my son Robert arrived at my home from GA
      My wife d. 15 Feb. 1818 aged 61 years.
      Family Bible: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/BibleII/37939/0007.tif
      My son Robert set out from my house to return to GA Feb 20, 1818 - Booth Family Bible: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/BibleII/37939/0026.tif

      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.

      Chancery Records Index
      Close Case Details
      Locality Index Number Original Case Number
      SOUTHAMPTON CO 1808-032 199
      Plaintiff(s) Defendant(s)
      HENRY SMITH
      ROBERT BOOTH
      JAMES JONES
      JOHN JONES

      Surname(s)
      BOOTH
      JONES
      SMITH

      Wills Plat?
      NO
      Format
      LVA Microfilm Reel Number Local Reel Number Image Number
      404 729 887
    Person ID I295  Booth Family
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2013 

    Father BOOTH Beverly,   b. 7 Jan 1753, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1833, Surry County, VA (At their Residence) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother COCKE Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1755,   d. 15 Feb 1818  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 1771  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F84  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 JOHNSON Phebe,   d. 16 Oct 1808 
    Married 25 Oct 1792  [3
    Children 
     1. BOOTH Elizabeth,   b. 6 Feb 1794,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. BOOTH Martha,   b. 9 Jul 1797, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. BOOTH Beverly K.,   b. 12 Jan 1800, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. BOOTH Permelia,   b. 11 Feb 1802, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. BOOTH Hiram,   b. 22 Jul 1906, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1934  (Age 27 years)
     6. BOOTH Antinett,   b. 1815,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. BOOTH Amanda Adeline Matilda,   b. 17 Apr 1813, Troup County, GA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1892, Troup County, GA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. BOOTH Mary,   b. 1819,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. BOOTH Cynthia,   b. 15 Aug 1829,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2006 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 SHEFFIELD Rebecca,   b. 5 Mar 1790,   d. 28 Dec 1865, Big Springs Community (Troupe Cty), GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1810  Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. BOOTH Robert Louis,   b. 7 Jul 1811, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1882  (Age 71 years)
     2. BOOTH Adaline,   b. 7 May 1813, Troup County, GA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1892, Troup County, GA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2006 
    Family ID F113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1773 - Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Judge - - Troup County, GA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1810 - Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Mountville, Troup, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1863 - Troup County, GA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Troup County, GA. Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Booth: Robert (1773-1863)
    Booth: Robert (1773-1863)
    Troup County Georgia census, showing children

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] Lyndon H. Hart, III.

    2. [S1005] Burke-Ansley, Burke, Luddy (Reliability: 2).

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

    4. [S194] Talmadge Booth (Reliability: 3).
      Emailnd phone calls to Talmadge Booth in Texas. Also death listed in teh Christian Index.

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