Levisa Booth


Brief Life History of Levisa

When Levisa Booth was born in 1810, in Washington, Indiana, United States, her father, Wade Hampton Booth, was 26 and her mother, Jemima Jane Tungate, was 28. She married James Warford Fisher on 13 July 1828, in Washington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1848, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 38.

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James Warford Fisher
Levisa Booth
Marriage: 13 July 1828
Eliza Jane Fisher
Luisa Fischer
Peter Fisher
Margaret Ann Fisher
John Wesley Fisher

Sources (8)

  • Louise Booth, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Levisa Booth in entry for Michael Gast, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Louise Booth, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1828Washington, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1814: Washington, Indiana Territory, United States 1816: Washington, Indiana, United States

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 11

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): topographic or occupational name from Middle English bothe (Old Danish bōth) ‘temporary shelter, such as a covered market stall or a cattle-herdsman's hut’. The latter sense was predominant in the Pennines of Lancashire and Yorkshire, where there were many cattle farms or vaccaries, and whose subdivisions were known as ‘booths’. The principal meaning of the surname there was therefore probably ‘cattle herdsman’, ‘man in charge of a vaccary’, and thus identical with Boothman . Elsewhere it may have denoted a shopkeeper who owned a temporary market stall, but no evidence has been found to confirm this use of the surname. In the British Isles the surname is still more common in northern England, where Scandinavian influence was more marked, and in Scotland, where the word was borrowed into Gaelic as both(an).

    History: Robert Booth (1604–72) is mentioned in the colonial records of Exeter, NH, in 1645. He subsequently moved to ME.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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