|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1828|
|Death: ||May 27, 1919|
There are many questions about his name. His father Davis, in his will, calls him Gabriel H.
There is a question as to his mother. It probably was Mary "Polly" Garrett, and not Margaret Ellen Knapp since he was born before Davis married Miss Knapp.. It is thought he possibly left home once he learned that Margaret was not his biological mother. He went to live with a Booton Uncle around Peoria or Knox County, Illinois, never to return home. There is some thought as to that is why his name appeared on so many records as Bamzyl. He married Catherine (Brandt) Derby in Peoria County, Illinois. She lost her first husband to "scourge".
In 1861 he enlisted in Company D, Nineteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, for service in the Civil War. He served three years, being mustered out at Davenport, Iowa in July, 1865.
Company K Fourth Regiment, Volunteer Relief Corp. (after he got sick..October 11th or 12th, 1862) Waded a creek while too hot and cooled off too fast.
He had problems with diarrhea. He was in the hospital 6 months and totally disabled for 9 month. (Scorbutic diarrhea)..diagnosis and chronic conjunctivitis....
He saw active duty from August 28, 1862 to January, 1863. His first pay (from the 'Muster Roll') was $7.00 (From microfilm at Historical Building , Des Moines, Iowa)
Bamzyl G. Booton Was born in Ohio, October 28, 1828 and died at the home of W.C. Yager of Coon Rapids, Iowa, May 27, 1919, aged 90 years, 6 months and 1 day. He lived with his parents until 20 years of age, coming west with his parents to Peoria, Ill, in 1851.
He enlisted in the service of his country during the Civil War in Co. D, 19th Iowa Inf., serving three years and being honorably discharged in 1865. In 1851 he was married to Miss Catherine Ann Brant to which union eight children were born, two having passed beyond---Isadore at the age of two years and Frank Booton, who died a few years ago in Minnesota.
The living are: Mrs. Margaret A. Yager of Coon Rapids; Mrs. Ella Hoffman of Coon Rapids; Mrs. Alminnie Baker of Spirit Lake; Chas. D. of Audubon, William U., Sioux City, and Albertus of Spirit Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Booton moved from Illinos to eastern Iowa in 1860 and to Audubon county in 1876 where they took up farming and raised their family. Several years ago, because of advancing years, they moved to Coon Rapids where they lived and made their home until decrepit old age caused them to give up housekeeping and to make their home with their daugher, Mrs. W.C. Yeager, Mrs. Booton dying about three years ago and the bereft husband continued to make his home with his daughter.
The funeral services were held at the residence Thursday last, conducted by Rev. H.C. Copeland, after which the remains were laid to rest by those of his wife in Viola cemetery where he had hoped to be buried. B.G. Booton was a man of integrety.
Davis Booton (1802 - 1839)
Catherine Ann Brandt Booton (1828 - 1917)
Margarette A. Booton Yager (1852 - 1931)*
Ella Booton Hoffman (1856 - 1932)*
Alminia Althea Booton Baker (1857 - 1946)*
Charles Davis Booton (1861 - 1938)*
Frank Sherman Booton (1866 - 1909)*
William Ulysses Booton (1868 - 1952)*
Albertus B. Booton (1871 - 1937)*
Bamzyl Gabriel H. Booton (1828 - 1919)
Abraham Booton (1832 - 1913)*
Laban Booton (1834 - 1882)*
Viola Center Cemetery
Created by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
Record added: May 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14389091