Martha Booth

about 1747–
Albemarle Parish, Surry, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

Martha Booth was born about 1747, in Albemarle Parish, Surry, Virginia, United States as the daughter of George Booth and Lucy Gilliam. She married Independant Porch Sr in 1779, in Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Independant Porch Sr
1743–
Martha Booth
1747–
Marriage: 1779
Independence Poarch Jr
1784–
Benjamin Poarch
1795–1882
Nancy Poarch
1797–
John A Poarch Sr
1787–1872
Martha Poarch Hendrix
1805–1888

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1779Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1758 · Mount Vernon
    Age 11
    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
    1776
    Age 29
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 33
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Boothman
    Boothe

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