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BOOTH Rufus

BOOTH Rufus[1, 2]

Male 1849 - 1931

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  • Born  4 Dec 1849  Oktibbeha, Kemper, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 May 1931  Wise County, Tx Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Flu 
    Buried  Wise County, Tx (Booth Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Rufus Booth, born 4Dec1849, Ohtibbeha Co., MS married 20Jan1876 to Estella Phillips in Wise Co., TX died 15May1931, buried in Booth Cemetery, Wise Co., TX Rufus was a prominent citizen, a good man, a pioneer of this area of Texas.

      Description: I am the descendent of Benjamin Booth. He was my 3rd great grandfather, His son, Rufus was my great, great grandfather and his son, Benjamin Franklin Booth was my great grandfather (the only one that I knew growing up). His daughter, Jewel Faith was my grandmother. Her sister Louise is still living in Ennis, TX. Their cousin Bernard Booth (the last male Booth) is still living as well. I was curious of Benjamin Franklin's (1811-1880) other children, particularly the three older sons that were killed in the Civil War. I located their names! I went to the Mississippi census and found the information. In 1850, living in Ohtibbeha County, Mississippi, Benjamin Booth (age 38) and wife Elizabeth McCowen (age 27) and their children.. James - age 12, John age 10, William age 6, Lotty age 5, Sarah age 3 and Rufus listed as zero (just a baby as he was born in 1849). It shows all of the children were born in this county in Mississippi.

      Velvet Oberg [2]
    Person ID  I5729  Booth Family
    Last Modified  2 Sep 2014 

    Father  BOOTH Benjamin A. D.,   b. 1811, Edgecombe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1880, Chico, Wise County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  MCCOWEN Elizabeth,   b. 16 Jun 1820, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1888, Chico, Wise County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Oct 1835  Edgecombe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2111  Group Sheet

    Family  PHILLIPS Estella,   b. 19 Feb 1859, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1850, Chico, Wise County, Texas (Booth Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jan 1876  Wise County, Tx Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. BOOTH Alvin L.,   b. 2 Jul 1877,   d. 28 Jan 1878
     2. BOOTH Alta Evangeline,   b. 24 Feb 1879, Chico, Wise County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1968, Whichita Falls, Tx Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BOOTH J. Virgil,   b. 17 Jun 1885,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. BOOTH John M.,   b. 15 Sep 1887,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. BOOTH George E.,   b. 18 Jul 1890,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. BOOTH Benjamin Franklin,   b. 18 Sep 1893,   d. 4 Mar 1972, Wise County, Tx Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  16 Jun 2008 
    Family ID  F2113  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1849 - Oktibbeha, Kemper, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1876 - Wise County, Tx Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Flu - 15 May 1931 - Wise County, Tx Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wise County, Tx (Booth Cemetery) Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Booth, Rufus
    Booth, Rufus
    Portrait
    Booth, Rufus
    Booth, Rufus
    Photo of the Rufus Booth home

  • Sources 
    1. [S954] Roy Grisham, Grisham, Roy, (RootsWeb:Booth-L Fw:Booth Lineage), ) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S915] Jeanette Miller Grisham, Jeanette Miller Grisham, (Thursday, January 20, 2000 1:20 PM. email from Roy Grisham) (Reliability: 3).


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