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Aug 21, 2015
4:47 PM
I see in the book "History of Whiteside" by Charles Bent, it mentions William Booth and Deborah Hart's children. I'm interested in Huston b. 1807 Virginia/West Virginia. I cannot find any information that connects Huston to his parents. Does anyone know what source the author used to list the children of William and Deborah. Was Huston mentioned in an obit, Will, some kind of record, letter, story?
Help!!! Huston was the brother of James Harrison Booth.

Last Edited by designersdrapery on Aug 21, 2015 4:51 PM
1059 posts
Aug 25, 2015
11:23 AM
Here are some links that may be helpful:
JAMES HARRISON BOOTH - original post June 23, 2004

MELINDA BOOTH EMMONS OBIT ON THIS WEBSITE (daughter of Wm. Booth): http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/articles/article/1323792/176586.htm

Charlie E Brean on Geni.com has posted Tree for Wm. Booth that includes Huston as his child. https://www.geni.com/people/Charlie-E-Brean/6000000010953039267 You can send him a msg. and ask his source.

Harriosn Co., W. VA Genealogy & Historical Society (closed group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/344815242251452/

HARRISON COUNTY WV HISTORICAL SOCIETY: http://www.harrisoncowvhistoricalsociety.org/
1060 posts
Aug 25, 2015
12:08 PM
Barb Chandler has done extensive research on this family. She has a website: http://my.rootsmagic.com/barb46/individual.html#369 Contact: barb95831@gmail.com She lists your Houston/Huston Booth
39 posts
Aug 25, 2015
12:41 PM
Huston is my second great uncle.

This is the information linking him to his father;

"Daniel Booth was one of Barbour County's earliest settlers, and he lived near Belington. Few facts concerning him are now known. He was lieutenant of militia in 1787, and he and his wife were buried at Belington. He had six children, Isaac, James, William, John, Stephen and Jane. All of the sons were soldiers in the War of 1812, and John and Stephen died while in the army at Norfolk in 1814. Jane Booth married William F. Wilson; William Booth married Deborah, daughter of Edward Hart, in 1803; in 1804 he was Constable in Randolph, and he subsequently moved to Illinois. James Booth married Phoebe, daughter of Terah Osburn, in 1797, and died on the Felton place below Philippi. He was an ensign of militia in 1798. Isaac Booth was the most prominent of the family. He was born January 1, 1796. He lived on the farm now owned by Rev. Robert Dunham, near Belington, and died March 14, 1858, and at his death owned 1700 acres, and had formerly owned twice that much. He had two children, Peyton C. and Eliza, who married Oliver Shurtliff. He was buried in a field a quarter of a mile northwest of Belington, and his grave is now unknown. In 1801 he was a Justice of the Peace in Randolph, in 1805 a major of militia, in 1813 Sheriff. He always took a prominent part in military affairs, and for years attended every muster, riding a large gray house. He served twenty-one years in the Virginia Legislature. He was a colonel in the War of 1812, and after the close of the war was appointed brigadier general. Peyton Booth, son of Isaac, married Harriet Phillips. Their son John married Rachel R., daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Deems) Coyle, and their children were Isabel, Emma, Cicero, Washington I., Frederick, EllaM. and Mattie."
Source: The History of Barbour County West Virginia by H. Maxwell
1061 posts
Aug 25, 2015
1:03 PM
Barb, Thanks for such a prompt response - you're the best!

Last Edited by Denise on Aug 25, 2015 1:03 PM
40 posts
Aug 25, 2015
1:57 PM
I'm sorry I posted the wrong bio. Here is the one that links Huston to Captain William Booth;

William Booth, Sr., a native of Virginia, settled with his family in Newton township in March, 1839. He drove through from Indiana the preceding winter. After leaving Virginia he remained a year in Ohio, and four years in Indiana; but the ague troubled his family so much he fled from it, thus leaving the Hoosier State and locating in the Rock River Valley. Mr. Booth settled on section nine, he being the first settler in that part of the present town of Newton. Mr. Booth was born in Randolph County, Va., Mary 4, 1783, and died upon his homestead in Newton, Dec. 7, 1854. He was married in April 1802. His wife was born Oct. 11, 1786, and died Oct. 1875. A very large number of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are left to revere the memory of Mr. & Mrs. Booth. Children: John, now a resident of Ohio; Malinda, wife of Samuel Emmons of Tampico Twp.; Houston, a resident of Virginia; Hart, a resident of Indiana; Elijah, killed at Memphis; Jane M., wife of S. J. Thompson of Missouri; Nancy A., wife of Asa F. R. Emmons of Rock Falls; Stepehn C., now in California; Isaac, a resident of Indiana; Edward D., a farmer in Newton; Wm. S., a farmer in Albany Twp.; James H., a farmer in Newton; Lucinda, Daniel and Deborah, deceased." (William Booth's lineage through his father Daniel Booth and his grandfather James Booth has been documented through Daughters of the American Revolution). William Booth was a soldier in the War of 1812. Source: Biography from History of Whiteside County

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