Silas L. Booth

Brief Life History 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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Silas L. Booth
Caroline Baldwin
Marriage: 4 January 1849
Henry S. Booth
Mary Lucretia Booth
Clara M. Booth
Truman Wheeler Booth
Lydia E. Booth
Nellie Booth
Susan A Booth
Elizabeth Booth
Edwina T. Booth
Charles Smith Booth
Harmon Booth
Emma Booth

Sources (7)

  • Silas Booth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Silas L in entry for Henry Booth, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Silas L Booth in household of Trumin D Booth, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

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

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

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

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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