The following information on Thomas and Dorcas Booth is an excerpt from the book "The Descendants of Thomas Booth of Amelia County, Virginia" compiled by Jeanette Wolter Pearce, April 2010.
George was born Abt. 1720 in Amelia, Virginia. He was the son of Thomas Booth and Dorcas. He married Judith McEwen in 1744. Judith was the daughter of William McEwen.
George died Bef. 23 Jul 1767 in Amelia, Virginia. Judith died Aft. 1814.
George and Judith’s children:
John Booth. He was born Abt. 1745 in Amelia, Virginia, USA. He married Prudence Staples. They were married on 06 Nov 1780 in Bedford, Virginia, USA . He died Bef. 17 Aug 1807 in Elbert, Georgia, USA. Occupation was Farmer.
William Booth. He was born on 03 Feb 1745 in Amelia, Virginia, USA. He married Judith Johns. They were married 1773 in Virginia, USA. He died Abt. 1820 in Clark, Kentucky
David Booth. He was born Abt. 1747. He married Elizabeth Napier. They were married on 08 Apr 1785 in Bedford, Virginia. Notes for David Booth: General Notes: Amelia County, Virginia Deed Book 16, Page 202 Booth to Randolph THIS INDENTURE made this Eleventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty two David Booth and his Mother, Judith Booth of the County of Campbell, of the one part and Peter Randolph of the County of Amelia of the other Part. WITNESSETH that the said David Booth and his Mother, Judith Booth, for and in Consideration of one hundred and fifty pounds hard money to him in hand paid by The said Peter Randolph before the sealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof we doth hereby Acknowledge and thereof Acquit the said Peter Randolph, his Heirs, Executors and Administrators. We, the said David Booth and his Mother Judith Booth, HATH granted, bargained & sold and by these presents DOTH grant, give, bargain and sell unto the said Peter Randolph and his Heirs and assigns for ever one hundred acres more or less of Land lying and being in the County of Amelia and bounded as followth Viz; Beginning at deep Creek Bridge thence up the Road to William Vaden's line to a Corner white oak thence along Vaden's line to deep Creek thence down the said Creek as it Meanders to the beginning Together with all woods, Waters, Water Courses, profits, commodities, hereditements and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging on in any ways appertaining and the remainder and Remainders, Revision and Revisions, Right, Title, Interest, use, trust , property, claim and demand of them the said David Booth and his mother, Judith Booth of, in and to the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all and Singular the above granted Premises and every part and Parcel thereof with the appurtenances.TO HAVE & TO HOLD the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all and singular the above granted premises above mentioned with the appurtenances herein before mentioned is intended to be hereby granted & sold unto the said Peter Randolph his Heirs and assigns for ever. And they the said David Booth and his mother, Judith Booth for themselves their Heirs Executors & Administrators doth covenant, grant and agree to and with the said Peter Randolph, his Heirs, Executors, administrators and assigns in manner and form following viz: that they, the said David Booth and his mother, Judith Booth, at the time of Sealing and delivering these Presents, is and stands Lawfully seized of and in the above granted Premises and every part thereof of a good sure Profit and indefeasible Estate of -- and fee simple And also that the said Peter Randolph, his Heirs and assigns shall and may for ever hereafter, peaceably and quietly have, hold, possess, and enjoy the said premisses With the appurtenances and every part thereof without the Lawful leg. suit, Trouble eviction or molestation of them, the said David Booth and his Mother, Judith, their Heirs or assigns or any other person or Persons whatsoever in or to the same Premises or any part or Parcel thereof. AND that the said Tract or parcel of Land and every part thereof with the appurtenances is free and clear from all other bargains, Sales, grants, Gifts, -- Mortages and all other Incumbrances whatsoever AND LASTLY that the said David Booth and his Mother Judith for themselves and their Heirs and their assigns against the Title, Claim and demand of them the said David Booth and his mother Judith their Heirs and assigns and all other persons whatsoever shall and will warrant & forever defend IN WITNESS whereof they the said David Booth and his mother Judith hath hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and Year above written. Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of DAVID BOOTH (SEAL) George Booth her John Cottrell JUDITH (X) BOOTH John Caffey mark
Nathaniel Wythe Booth. He was born Abt. 1750 in Amelia, Virginia. He married Elizabeth J. Johns. They were married Bef. 1773 in Amherst, Virginia . His death on 09 Jan 1812 in Elbert, Georgia, USA (Moore-Brown Cemetery-Elbert, Georgia; on GA rte. 72). Occupation was Farmer
George Booth Jr.. He was born Abt. 1753.
Ann Booth. She was born Abt. 1757 in Amelia, Virginia
Elizabeth Booth. She was born 1760 in Amelia, Virginia, USA. She married Peter Booth. They were married on 29 Dec 1783 in Bedford, Virginia, USA . She died Bef. 1808 in Franklin, Virginia
Will of George Booth, Will Book 2X, page 190. Amelia County, Virginia IN THE NAME OF GOD: AMEN, this tenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty four, I George Booth of Amelia County being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to the hands of God that save it; for my body, I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following: I order that in the first place all my just debts to be paid then I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Judith Booth the use of my plantation whereon I now live during her natural life or widowhood she making no waste thereof and at her death or marriage I give and bequeath the said plantation with eighty acres of land belonging thereto to my son John Booth to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my son William Booth one hundred acres of land joining the aforesaid plantation, the road and Deep Creek to him and his heirs and the remainder of this tract of land I give and bequeath to my son David Booth joining Deep Creek at the bridge to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my two sons Nathaniel and George my land on Sweathouse Creek to be equally divided Nathaniel Booth to have the lower part whereon the plantation is and George to have the upper part to them and their heirs. Item: I give to my wife Judith the use of one Negro man Jemmy and one bed and furniture two cows and calves three dishes half a dozen plates one iron pot during her life or widowhood and then after her death or marriage to be divided amongst my children as I shall mention. Item: I give to my son William one Negro boy Will and no more of my Negroes. Also I give to my son William one new bed and furniture one sorrel mare with blaze In her face and one sorrel colt with a star In her forehead and this shall be allowed So -much of his part of my stock and household goods. Item: My will is that my three old Negroes, viz. Peter, Anaid and Cloe shall be kept on my plantation to support my children till my youngest come to age or ever marriage and then to be equally divided amongst my children as follows Ann Booth, Nathaniel Booth, George, John and David & Elizabeth Booth and my will is that my six children have a young Negro each when they come of age or marriage suppose there be one for be they that has received it shall so much of their part of the Negroes I mean the Bid children last named. And when the youngest child comes to age or marries my desire is that all my Negroes may be equally divided amongst them as to say Ann Booth, Nathaniel Booth, George Booth, John Booth and Elizabeth Booth and my will is that my stock and household goods may be equally divided amongst all my children each to receive their part at age or marriage. I do ordain my brother William Booth and my son William Booth to be the executors Of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand and seal day and date above written. GEORGE BOOTH (L.S.)
Signed, sealed and delivered by the said George Booth as his last will and testament in the presence of us - the subscribers: Benjamin Dyson, William Harris, Absalom Creel.
At a court held for Amelia County the 23rd day of July 1767. This will was proved by the oaths of William Harris and Absalom Creel, two of the witnesses thereto sworn to by William Booth the executors within named and ordered of the said exors. Who entered Into and acknowledged bond with security as the law directs certificate was granted them for obtaining probate in due form. Teste: T. G. Peachy, Clerk. A copy, teste: S. L. Farrar, Jr. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Amelia County, Virginia.