Abt 1872 - 1885
||Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Plantation) 
|Annie L. Booth |
||Waverly, Sussex County, VA 
|Sara Elizabeth Booth (Aunt Sally) |
||20 Jul 1885 [3, 4]
|Cause: Diphtheria |
||Abt 22 Jul 1885
||Surry County, VA (Snow Hill Cemetery) 
- GRAVEYARD: Persons buried in the graveyard at Snow Hill:
Col. Samuel Booth and his wife (no gravestone remains)
Sarah Ellis Booth (no gravestone remains)
Georgianna Booth James (no gravestone remains)
Note: Her husband, Dr. Richard Henry James, was an alcoholic who abandoned his wife. When he died, the Booth's refused to let him be buried next to his wife, and he was interred on a nearby farm owned by the Rogers family.
Binns Beverly Booth
Elizabeth Bingham Baird Booth (his wife)
(The issue of D & E above are F, G, H)
Elizabeth (Nannie) Bell Booth, infant daughter died during the 1880's (no gravestone remains)
Annie L. Booth, 1872 - 1885 or 95
Virginia Frances Booth Parsons (no gravestone remains)
Dallas Parsons, her husband. (no gravestone remains)
J. Also buried in the graveyard, (no gravestone remains), are 2 children of Joseph Booth (son of Capt. David Booth). Neither ever married, both lived into old age, an they supposedly lived together in Dendron, Surry County, Virginia. Marie Baird attended their funerals during the 1920's, but she is not sure of the exact date. Their names were Agnes Booth and Patrick Booth (no gravestone remains).
- Buried in Snow Hill: Annie L. Booth, 1872 - 1885
Note from Doris Jean: When I was at the Snow Hill Cemetery in June, 1973 I recorded information from the only 3 tombstones there at that time. One was for Annie L. Booth, B. 1-1-1872 D. 7-20-1885 and engraved "Our darling hath gone before, To greet us on the blissful shore". The other two stones were for her parents, Binns Beverly Booth and Eliza Bingham Baird Booth.
Lived with Sally Baird (called Aunt Sally by Mary V. Howard), in Waverly.
Lived near the Waverly Christian Church.
- (Medical):Diphtheria per the resolution by Carsley Church.
In the 1920s there were an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 cases of diphtheria per year in the United States, causing 13,000 to 15,000 deaths per year. Children represented a large majority of these cases and fatalities. One of the first effective treatments for diphtheria was discovered in the 1880s by U.S. physician Joseph O'Dwyer (1841-1898). O'Dwyer developed tubes that were inserted into the throat, and prevented victims from suffocating due to the membrane sheath that grows over and obstructs airways. In the 1890s, the German physician Emil von Behring developed an antitoxin that did not kill the bacterium, but neutralized the toxic poisons that the bacterium releases into the body.
Unfortunately the treatment to save a life never made it to Surry County doctors in time to save 13 yoa Annie Laurie. 5 years after her death an antitoxin was developed, and later refined and later given to all school children throughout the United States ... Gene Harris
||5 Apr 2015 |
||BOOTH Capt. Binns Beverly, b. 8 Apr 1834, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States , d. 6 Oct 1904 |
||BAIRD Elizabeth (Eliza) Bingham, b. 5 Mar 1834, Petersburg, VA. Or Prince George Cty , d. 16 Jan 1903, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States |
||24 Nov 1853
As it stands today, Birthpace of Col. Sam's and Binns Beverly's children.
- [S268] Snow Hill, History of, Snow Hill, History of, (Interview with Marie Baird (1920's)).
- [S6] Frances A Booth Interview - 2005 (Reliability: 3).
- [S8] Mother's obituary from newspaper.
- [S199] Briggs Family Bible, Family Info: Benjamin Franklin Briggs Bible, Present Owner: Martha Wren Briggs, Location: 13396 Wake.