Silas L. Booth

1827–11 January 1907 (Age 80)
Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Silas L.

When Silas L. Booth was born in 1827, in Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Lewis Booth, was 42 and his mother, Clarissa Manville, was 38. He married Caroline Baldwin on 4 January 1849, in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 11 January 1907, in Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Silas L. Booth
1827–1907
Caroline Baldwin
1831–1920
Marriage: 4 January 1849
Henry S. Booth
1850–
Mary Lucretia BOOTH
1852–1899
Clara M Booth
1855–
Truman W Booth
1857–1942
Lydia E Booth
1860–
Nellie Booth
1861–1947
Susan A Booth
1865–
Elizabeth Booth
1867–
Edwina T Booth
1869–
Charles Smith Booth
1873–1957
Harmon Booth
1873–
Emma Booth
1875–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 January 1849
Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(12)

    Henry S. Booth

    Male1850–Male

    Mary Lucretia BOOTH

    Female1852–1899Female

    Clara M Booth

    Female1855–Female

    Truman W Booth

    Male1857–1942Male

    Lydia E Booth

    Female1860–Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 2

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 21

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a small hut or bothy, Middle English both(e), especially a cowman or shepherd. The word is of Scandinavian origin (compare Old Danish bōth, Old Norse būð) and was used to denote various kinds of temporary shelter, typically a cowshed or a herdsman's hut. 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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Silas L Booth in household of Trumin D Booth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Silas S Booth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Silas Booth, "United States Census, 1880"

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