Thomas Booth SR

about 1745–1803 (Age 58)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

Thomas Booth SR was born about 1745, in Virginia, United States as the son of George Booth and Lucy Gilliam. He had at least 3 sons and 7 daughters with Sarah. He died in 1803, in Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Booth SR
1745–1803
Sarah
Lucy Gillam Booth
1774–
Harper S Booth
1775–1859
Rebecca Boothe
about 1779–
Susannah Booth
1789–
Sallie Booth
1791–
Thomas Booth Jr
1777–1843
Mary Marlar Booth
1777–
Judith Booth
1782–
Reuben Booth
1783–1817
Nancy Ann Booth
1783–1838

Spouse and Children

Children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

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.
1776
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.

Possible Related Names

Boothman
Boothe

Sources (2)

  • 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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