Elihu Johns Booth

6 May 1811–

The Life of Elihu Johns

When Elihu Johns Booth was born on 6 May 1811, his father, Robert Nathaniel Booth, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Walker, was 30. He married Caroline Elizabeth Coleman on 18 September 1846, in Perry, Alabama, United States.

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Elihu Johns Booth
Caroline Elizabeth Coleman
Marriage: 18 September 1846

Spouse and Children


    Caroline Elizabeth Coleman


18 September 1846
Perry, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Nathaniel Booth


    Elizabeth Walker




+8 More Children

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in a small hut or bothy, Middle English both(e), especially a cowman or shepherd. The word is of Scandinavian origin (compare Old Danish bōth, Old Norse būð) and was used to denote various kinds of temporary shelter, typically a cowshed or a herdsman's hut. 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).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eliha J Booth, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Eliha J Booth, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • E. J. Booth, "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957"

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