James Davis Booth

27 March 1850–8 April 1877 (Age 27)
Bedford Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Davis

When James Davis Booth was born on 27 March 1850, in Bedford Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Thornton Booth, was 28 and his mother, Elsie Edge, was 24. He lived in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 8 April 1877, at the age of 27, and was buried in Kansas City, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Richard Thornton Booth
Elsie Edge
John Edge Booth
James Davis Booth
Martha Hannah Booth
Sarah Jane Booth
Robert Ebenezer Booth
Margaret Elsie Booth
Richard Thornton Booth Jr.
Alfred Lewis Booth
Joseph Wilford Booth
Merry May Booth

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World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 4
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President
Age 10
Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860
Age 13
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (8)

  • Jas Booth in household of Richd T Booth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Booth in household of Richard Booth, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Booth, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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