Bureau County Biographies 1885
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History of Bureau County - Biographical Sketches 1885

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
H.C. Bradsby, Editor
Chicago: World Publishing Company  1885
Reprinted by: Higginson Book Co., Salem, MA

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Page 462

ALDEN BOOTH, Fairfield, was born September 24, 1811, in Tompkins County, N.Y. He is a son of William and Sally (Ashley) Booth, natives of Massachusetts, as was also Grandfather Joseph Booth, who died in Tompkins County, N.Y. William Booth was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was a farmer and died in Cattaraugus County, N.Y. His widow, a native of Salemm Mass., survived him and drew his war pension. She died in Whiteside County, Ill., aged ninety-two years. She was the mother of seven children, viz.: Ashley, now a resident of Whiteside County; Pehebe, deceased; Alden, our subject; William, deceased; Daniel, who remained in New York State; Lyman, of Adair County, Iowa; and George W., of Blue Earth, Minn. All came West

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