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
1797–1865
Abigail Booth
1802–1861
Marriage: 16 March 1820
Nancy McGinnis
1821–1850
Abagail Barbara McGinnis
1836–1908
William James McGinnis
1840–1864
Samuel V. Mcginnis
1822–1858
Mary Polly McGinnis
1824–1861
John Houston McGinnis
1827–1895
J. H. McGinnis
1829–1830
Rhoda Abby McGinnia
1829–1902
Elizabeth Jane McGinnis
1832–1870
Elisha R McGinnis
1834–1894
Hannah Sophrona McGinnis
1835–1904
E McGinnis
1837–
Milla Susannah McGinnis
1841–1887
Lucinda Ellen McGinnis
1844–1862

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 March 1820
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
children

(14)

    Female1821–1850Female

    Samuel V. Mcginnis

    Male1822–1858Male

    Mary Polly McGinnis

    Female1824–1861Female

    John Houston McGinnis

    Male1827–1895Male

    J. H. McGinnis

    Female1829–1830Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

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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