Abigail Booth

25 January 1802–6 May 1861 (Age 59)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Abigail

Abigail Booth was born on 25 January 1802, in Kentucky, United States. She married Elisha McGinnis on 16 March 1820, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Owen, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 May 1861, in Owen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Gosport Cemetery, Gosport, Wayne Township, Owen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha McGinnis
Abigail Booth
Marriage: 16 March 1820
Nancy McGinnis
Abagail Barbara McGinnis
William James McGinnis
Samuel V. Mcginnis
Mary Polly McGinnis
John Houston McGinnis
J. H. McGinnis
Rhoda Abby McGinnia
Elizabeth Jane McGinnis
Elisha R McGinnis
Hannah Sophrona McGinnis
E McGinnis
Milla Susannah McGinnis
Lucinda Ellen McGinnis

Spouse and Children

16 March 1820
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States



    Samuel V. Mcginnis


    Mary Polly McGinnis


    John Houston McGinnis


    J. H. McGinnis


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 10

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 16

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Abigal Mc Gurin in household of Elishe Mc Gurin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abigail Mcginnis in household of Mcginnis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Booth in entry for Rhoda A. Dyer, "Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993"

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