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 James Harrison Booth

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James Harrison Booth

Birth
Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
Death
27 Mar 1884 (aged 60)
Newton Corners, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Newton Corners, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
99143649 View Source

Booth, James H/ Susanna Rexroad -- James Harrison Booth was born June 27, 1823, in Harrison County, West virginia, son of William and Deborah Hart booth. His father was a major in the war of 1812. In 1835 the family moved to Ohio and then on west to Indiana in 1837. In 1839 they came to Illinois, bringing their nine children and household goods in wagons drawn by ox teams. They cooked over outdoor fires along the way and often slept in their wagons by night. The father, William Booth, made a claim on Section 9 of what is now Newton Township. He built a log cabin which the family occupied a few years. It was replaced later by a frame house. William died in 1854; his wife, Debra, October 1874.

James H. Booth made a claim in Newton Township that adjoined his father's claim. He married (1) Susanna E. Rexroad July 6, 1848. She was born in Virginia December 21, 1830. They lived on his claim until his death in 1884. although he always lived in Newton, he had spent two years in California. In 1850 he had headed West overland, traveling with ox teams as he had done before, thus virtually crossing the entire distance between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with teams of oxen, an experience paralleled but rarely, if ever, in the history of the continent. He spent two years traveling, mining and working at other jobs.

In 1852 he started back to Illinois, sailing from San Francisco, but the vessel was wrecked and the crew went back to Sacramento. He then returned to the Midwest by way of the Isthmust of Panama, New Orleans and up the Mississippi River.

He married twice. He had two children by his first marriage, Dyer and Milo Booth. He married (2) Cinderella Burton, daughter of James and Martha Burton, of Madison, Wis., June 19, 1857. Their children were Otis, Lucy, Aura, Deborah, James M., Jesse B., Lelie K. and Murray H. Booth. James H. Booth died March 17, 1884. (James and Cinderella, burial in Kingsbury Cemetery, did not find a stone for Susanna E. Rexroad Booth.) Source: Trailways to Albany 2000

Booth, James H/ Susanna Rexroad -- James Harrison Booth was born June 27, 1823, in Harrison County, West virginia, son of William and Deborah Hart booth. His father was a major in the war of 1812. In 1835 the family moved to Ohio and then on west to Indiana in 1837. In 1839 they came to Illinois, bringing their nine children and household goods in wagons drawn by ox teams. They cooked over outdoor fires along the way and often slept in their wagons by night. The father, William Booth, made a claim on Section 9 of what is now Newton Township. He built a log cabin which the family occupied a few years. It was replaced later by a frame house. William died in 1854; his wife, Debra, October 1874.

James H. Booth made a claim in Newton Township that adjoined his father's claim. He married (1) Susanna E. Rexroad July 6, 1848. She was born in Virginia December 21, 1830. They lived on his claim until his death in 1884. although he always lived in Newton, he had spent two years in California. In 1850 he had headed West overland, traveling with ox teams as he had done before, thus virtually crossing the entire distance between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with teams of oxen, an experience paralleled but rarely, if ever, in the history of the continent. He spent two years traveling, mining and working at other jobs.

In 1852 he started back to Illinois, sailing from San Francisco, but the vessel was wrecked and the crew went back to Sacramento. He then returned to the Midwest by way of the Isthmust of Panama, New Orleans and up the Mississippi River.

He married twice. He had two children by his first marriage, Dyer and Milo Booth. He married (2) Cinderella Burton, daughter of James and Martha Burton, of Madison, Wis., June 19, 1857. Their children were Otis, Lucy, Aura, Deborah, James M., Jesse B., Lelie K. and Murray H. Booth. James H. Booth died March 17, 1884. (James and Cinderella, burial in Kingsbury Cemetery, did not find a stone for Susanna E. Rexroad Booth.) Source: Trailways to Albany 2000


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