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BOOTH Samuel Peter

BOOTH Samuel Peter

Male 1874 - Abt 1933

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  • Born  8 Jan 1874  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  8 Jan 1875  [1
    Health  Cripple, unknown cause  [2
    • Was a cripple and slept in feather bed in Snow Hill Plantation in the corner bedroom on the 1st floor. This occ'd later in life from arthritis and an alcoholic
    Reference Number  175 
    Died  Abt 1933  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried  Waverly, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Old Section (?)
    Notes 
    • Sam Pete was a cripple and slept in feather bed in Snow Hill Plantation in the corner bedroom on the 1st floor. Last Booth to live in Snow Hill Plantation. His bedroom was in the rear 'T' addition on the back that is now gone. Hettie is buried in the old section of Waverly Cemetary. He lived at Snow Hill all his life.

      He had the first rubber tired buggy ever seen in Surry County.

      Courted Hettie Lee Rogers * (1874-1964) for 25+ years but never married. She bought 3 trousseaus. She was a graduate of the Southern Female College in Petersburg along with Ora Sue Baird. Sam Pete used to cut across the field carrying a lantern going to Hettie Rogers house which was was at Laurel Rd and Rt. 40. She was quite well off and had a large plantation house. Quote: in 1935 when the town of Waverly put in a sewer sytem, she refused to connect as she had no inside bath. Pat O'gery the town supervisor (he stuttered) told her it was the law and he could force her to. She told him "You can make me put one in, but you can't make me use it". She had electric lights and used lanterns.

      Sam Pete was quite a drinker...per Kenneth Coker.

      From Doris Jean Goodrich Johnson: I do recall Tilly (Edith (Tilly) Louise Goodrich Westbrook) saying that Mama used to prepare food for Sam Pete and Tillie would deliver it to him while Mama watched her as she crossed the field going to and coming from the delivery. [2]
    Person ID  I506  Booth Family
    Last Modified  22 Aug 2013 

    Father  BOOTH Capt. Binns Beverly,   b. 8 Apr 1834, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1904 
    Mother  BAIRD Elizabeth (Eliza) Bingham,   b. 5 Mar 1834, Petersburg, VA. Or Prince George Cty Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1903, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Nov 1853  Petersburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F143  Group Sheet

    Family  ROGERS Hettie Lee,   b. 1874,   d. 1964 
    Last Modified  17 Jan 2010 
    Family ID  F3183  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Waverly, Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Snow Hill
    Snow Hill
    As it stands today, Birthpace of Col. Sam's and Binns Beverly's children.

    Documents

    » Slide Show
    Booth: Col. Sam Booth - Snow Hill
    Booth: Col. Sam Booth - Snow Hill
    Snow Hill; built by Col. Sam Booth and last occupied by Binns Beverly's son Sam Pete Booth
    Snow Hill History
    Snow Hill History
    A history of Snow Hill as written in the Progress-Index
    Snow Hill History - cont.
    Snow Hill History - cont.
    A history of Snow Hill as written in the Progress-Index

    Headstones
    Booth: Sam Pete Booth
    Booth: Sam Pete Booth
    Headstone at Waverly Cemetery
    Rogers: Hettie Rogers
    Rogers: Hettie Rogers
    Ref Sam Pete Booth. He dated her for 25 years and they never married. There's a story behind this, although we'll never know what.

  • Sources 
    1. [S236] 1900 Census, US Gov't (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S903] Kenneth Coker, Kenneth Coker (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S9] Doris Jean Goodrich Johnson Sussex-Suury Dispatch, Jan 1977 Tombstone, Waverly Cemetary..

    4. [S10] Baird Family Bible.

    5. [S144] Baird-Booth-Parsons Family Genealogy Notes, James E. Atkins, (Baird-Booth-Parsons Family Genealogy Notes), 34731..

    6. [S11] From Phillip Chappell From Doris Jean Goodrich Johnson.


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