Thomas Booth SR

Maleabout 1745–1803

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Booth SR was born about 1745, in Virginia, United States, his father, George Booth, was 68 and his mother, Lucy Gilliam, was 33. He had at least 3 sons and 7 daughters with Sarah Harper. He died in 1803, in Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 59.

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Thomas Booth SR
Sarah Harper
Lucy Gillam Booth
Harper S Booth
Rebecca Boothe
about 1779–
Susannah Booth
Sallie Booth
Thomas Booth Jr
Mary Marlar Booth
Judith Booth
Reuben Booth
Nancy Ann Booth

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Booth in entry for Francis Jones, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Thomas Booth in entry for Frank Jones and Nancy Booth, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"
  • Will of Thomas Booth, Sr. (1745-1803)

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Children (10)

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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 13

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.


Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 35

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.

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