Elijah Booth

6 May 1773–14 July 1841 (Age 68)
Trumbull, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah

When Elijah Booth was born on 6 May 1773, in Trumbull, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Solomon Booth, was 32 and his mother, Naomi Mallett, was 27. He married Rachel Beardsley about 1795, in Catharine, Schuyler, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 14 July 1841, in Catharine, Schuyler, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in North Settlement Cemetery, Catharine, Schuyler, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Booth
Rachel Beardsley
Marriage: about 1795
Ransom Eben Booth
Solmon S. Booth
Winthrop Elijah Booth
John Isaac Booth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1795Catharine, Schuyler, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 15
    Date of Statehood: February 6, 1788, the fifth State
    Age 18
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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.

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    Sources (6)

    • Elijah Booth, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Elijah Booth, "Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955"
    • Elijah Booth, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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