Robert Louis Booth

7 July 1811–7 June 1882 (Age 70)
Surry, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Louis

When Robert Louis Booth was born on 7 July 1811, in Surry, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Booth, was 38 and his mother, Rebecca Sheffield, was 23. He married Susan Ann Jones on 25 October 1834. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 June 1882, in Old Diana, Upshur, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Upshur, Texas, United States.

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Robert Louis Booth
Susan Ann Jones
Marriage: 25 October 1834
James R L Booth
Julius C. B. Booth
Shepherd Walter Booth
Alberta Velorial Booth
Sarah A. Booth
Willis Early Booth
Francis Rebecca Booth

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  • Marriage
    25 October 1834
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1826: Troup, Georgia, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    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.

    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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    Sources (6)

    • R L Boothe, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Robert L. Booth, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • R L Booth, "United States Census, 1860"

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