William was born on February 3, 1745 in Amelia County, Virginia. William was the son of George Booth and Judith McEwen. William’s first wife was Elizabeth Johns, he married for the second time Judith Johns in 1773 in Virginia. Judith was born about 1754 in Amherst, Virginia and was the daughter of Robert Johns and Mary Gresham.
William died Abt. 1820 in Clark County, Kentucky. Judith died after 1814.
Elizabeth Johns is the daughter of John Johns and Judith Tanner. She was born Abt. 1750 in Amelia, Virginia.
William Booth and Elizabeth Johns. They were married on 18 Jan 1768 in Virginia, USA. They had 1 child.
1. Judith Booth. She was born Abt. 1769 in Amelia, Virginia, USA . She married Leonard Sibley. They were married 1784 in Prince Edward, Virginia, USA [55, 56]. She died 1832 in Henry, Kentucky Children of William Booth and Judith Johns:
Polly Booth. She was born on 07 Mar 1774 in Amelia, Virginia, USA. She married Daniel Neal. They were married on 17 Aug 1790 in Bedford, Virginia, USA . She died on 26 Aug 1838 in Sangamon, Illinois
George Booth. He was born on 22 May 1775 in Amelia, Virginia
Nancy Booth. She was born on 14 Feb 1777 in Amelia, Virginia, USA. She married John Franklin. They were married on 14 Nov 1796 in Virginia, USA. She died Abt. 1860 in Campbell, Virginia
John William Booth; b. June 7, 1779; d. December 25, 1861; m. Charity Bryant on 25 Nov 1802 in Bedford, Virginia
William Booth Jr. He was born on 15 Feb 1781 in Amelia, Virginia, USA. He married Susannah Jacobs. They were married on 08 Apr 1811 in Amelia, Virginia, USA. He died in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
Stephen Booth. He was born on 14 Feb 1786 in Amelia, Virginia, USA . Military Service 1811 (Capt. Whaley's Co., 14th Reg., Bourbon County, KY). He married Mary Congleton. They were married on 06 Oct 1811 in Bourbon, Kentucky, USA . His death on 28 May 1867 in Camp Point, Adams, Illinois, USA (Booth Family Cemetery near Ursa, Adams, Illinois, USA) [
Anderson Booth. He was born on 04 May 1789 in Amelia, Virginia, USA . He married Nancy Evans. Their marriage on 16 Dec 1816 in Campbell, Virginia, USA (by Reverend Edmond Johns) . He died Apr 1862 in Campbell, Virginia,
Elijah Booth. He was born on 20 Jan 1791 in Bedford, Virginia, USA. He married Rebecca Lewis. They were married on 12 Jun 1822 in Shelby, Kentucky, USA. His death on 13 May 1872 in Kentucky, USA (Christiansburg, Kentucky Cemetery) [
Prudence Booth. She was born on 08 Dec 1795 in Bedford, Virginia, USA. She married Haden Jones. They were married on 24 Oct 1807 in Campbell, Kentucky,
William signed a petition in 1776 with a group of plantation owners (he was overseer of his father’s plantation) to the Government of Virginia, asking that they be taken into the State Militia. They had been designated to patrol the roads in case of invasion by the British. His brother John, was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army.
The Amelia County land tax records do not list a William Booth in 1789, or after that. William moved from Amelia County to Bedford County, VA., and lived on Otter River near the Peaks of Otter. He was listed on the Bedford County Land tax records first in 1791, charged with 200 acres through 1796. In 1797 a notation appears "William Booth to Henry Adams:, but no acreage is given. In 1799 the notation reads "William Booth from C. Noel, 135 acres, from Jno. Cobbs 20 acres." Neither of these transactions appear in the deeds, nor does the Henry Adams deed. From 1799 through 1802 William Booth is charged for 135 acres and 20 acres. In 1804 William Booth deeds 155 acres to Jno. Franklin, who was his son-in-law, the husband of his daughter Nancy. William Booth deeds 200 acres to Daniel Neal in 1799, his daughter Polly's husband. In about 1804, he moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky. The Bedford County Order Book 11, 1795-1799, page 303. William Boothe appointed to view the way for a bridle way. The Bedford County Order Book 12. 1799-1803, page 148. William Booth's hands to work on road.
Amelia County Deed Book 11, Page 147 This Indenture made this Twenty sixth Day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy Between Judith Booth and William Booth junr of Amelia County of the one Part and William Vaden of the said County of the other Part. Wittnesseth that the said Judith Booth and William Booth junr for and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred pounds Current Money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said William Vaden before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof they do acknowledge and thereof acquit the said William Vaden, his Heirs, Executors and Administrations they the said Judith Booth and William Booth hath granted given bargained and Sold and by these Presents Doth grant give bargain and sell unto the said William Vaden and to his Heirs and Assigns all that Tract and parcel of Land containing by Estimation One hundred acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County of Amelia and the Parish of Raleigh upon Deep Creek and bounded as followeth viz: Beginning at a Corner Hickory on Deep Creek a little Distance below the Garc hole North Six degrees East one hundred poles to a Corner red Oak Thence North Twenty nine Degrees West Forty eight Poles to a Corner White oak on the Road thence up the Said Road as it Meanders to a Corner Red Oak Sapling thence South one hundred and eighty one poles to a Corner on Deep Creek -thence down the said Creek as it Meanders to the Beginning-together with all Houses, Woods, Waters, Water Courses, Profits, Commodies, Hereditaments and appurtinances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any ways appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders, Right, Title, Interest, Use, Trust, Property, Claim and Demand of them the said Judith Booth and William Booth of in to the said Tract or parcel of Land and all and singular the above granted Premises and every Part and Parcel thereof with the appurtinances. To Have and To Hold the said Tract of Land and all singular other the Premises above mentioned with the Appurtenacces herein before mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and Sold unto the said William Vaden his Heirs and Assigns forever and the said Judith Booth and William Booth for themselves, their Heirs, Executors and Administrators Doth Covenant grant and agree to and with the said William Vaden his Heirs, Executors and Administrators and assigns in manner and form following that is to say they the Said Judith Booth and William Booth junr at the Time of Sealing and delivering of these Presents is and stands lawfully Seized of and in the above granted Premisses and every part thereof a good sure perfect & indefeasable Estate of inheritance fee Simple and also that he the said William Vaden his Heirs and Assigns shall and may forever hereafter peaceibly and quietly have, hold, possess and Enjoy the said Premisses with the Appurtenacnes and every part thereof without the lawful Let wit trouble, Eviction or Molestration of them the said Judith Booth and William Booth junr their Heirs or Assigns or any other person or persons whatsoever in or to the said Premises or any part or parcel thereof and that the said Tract or Parcel of Land and everypart thereof with ye appurtinances is free and Clear from all other Bargains of Sale, Grants, Gifts, Judgments, Entails, Wills, Dowers, Mortgages of all other incumbrances whatsoever. And lastly that the said Judith Booth and William Booth junr for themselves and their Heirs and Assigns against the Title Claim and Demand of them Judith Booth and William Booth junr their Heirs and assigns and all other persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend. In Witness whereof the said Judith Booth and William Booth junr hath hereunto set their hands and Seals the Day and Year above written. her Sealed and Delivered Judith X Booth (SEAL) in presence of Mark William Booth junr (SEAL) At a Court held for Amelia County the 26th Day of July 1770 This Indenture was acknowledged by the within names Judith Booth and William Booth jr, Parties thereto & Ordered to be Recorded. Teste This probably was William and his mother, Judith McEwen Booth, since William did not marry Judith Johns until 1773. ********************* Title: Amherst Co., VA Land Deeds Repository: Media: Book Text: P.84. 24 Aug 1778. Jno Ballow & wife Mary, AC & Parish, to Wm Booth, AC & parish, for L150, two tracts on N side of Sluvanna and both sides of Stovall Creek; adj. tracts. 1) 200 acres of 260 acre tract. 60 acres sold to Ro. Ballow. Surveyed by Jas. Bond's request and he was formerly of AC. Lines: Geo. Stovall. 2) 99 acres. Lines: Jas. Bond, Thos. Jefferson. Wit: Jas. Dillard, Thos. Ballow, Henra Turner, Jos. Crews. P. 264. 15 Jan 1793, Wm Booth, Bedford Co, to Benj. Plunket for L50, 26 acres Stoval Creel. Wit: Nathl. Guttry, Jno. Burford, Thos. Johns. P. 268. 15 Jan 1793, Wm. Booth & wife Juda, Bedford Co., Benj. Plunket, AC to Jno. Burford, Jr., AC, for L100, 2 tracts, 1) Stoval Creek 132 acres from Booth & wfe. Lines Jenj. Plunket. 2) 37 acres from Benj. Plunket. Wit: Nathl. Gurtay (Guttry), Stephen Ham, Thos. Johnson. P. 374. 2 Dec 1782, Wm Booth, Bedford Co, to Wm. Scott, AC, for L200 41 acres Stovall's Crk.
The Bedford County Deed Index shows the following deeds for Grantee: 1790. William Booth from Benjamin Estes; 200 acres on Otter River BCDB 8, page 305. 1797. William Booth from John Cobbs; 200 acres on North Branch of Otter River. BCDB 10, page 365. 1797. William Booth from Cornelius Cornelle, 135 acres on North Branch of Otter River. BCDB 10, page 388. The Bedford County Deed Index shows the following deeds for Grantor: 1790. Judith and William Booth to Rountree; 210 acres on branches of Otter River adjoining Lowry, Elliott. BCDB 8, page 313. 1797. William and Booth to Neal; 200 acres on Otter River BCDB 11, page 2.. 1799. William Booth to John Franklin; 155 acres North Branch of Otter River adjoining Moore and Cobbs. BCDB 11, page 985. ********************** Deed Book 11, page 985. the one part and John Franklin of Campbell County of the other part Witnesseth that the said Willm Booth for and in consideration of the Sum of Three Hundred pounds Current Money of Virginia in hand paid the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath granted bargained sold, aliend enfeoff's & confirmed unto him the Said John Franklin and to his Heirs and assigns forever, One certain Tract or parcel of Land containing One Hundred & Fifty five acres be the same more or less, and situate in Bedford County & lying on the North branch of Otter River and bounded as follows (to wit) Begining at Aobbs & Moor's corner pointers by a branch, thence along Moor's line N 13 W 44 poles to his corner Maple & pointersN 85 W 80 poles to his corner pointers X 37 W 24 poles to his corner Red Oak thence a new line X 12 W 16 poles to a forked Dogwood on a branch thence down the branch as ___ meanders S 80 poles to a forked ash, thence off S 86 W 56 poles to a beach on sd. branch thence down the branch as it meanders to pointers on Adams's line, thence along his & Howards line S 22 E 132 poles to Cobbs corner pointers thence along his line N 38 E 252 poles to the first Station also twenty acres had of John Cobbs joining the above, and included in the above mentioned One Hundred & fifty five acres, Begining at pointers on Cobbs line at a branch, thence a new Line S 52 E 50poles to pointers on the Old line thence along the same N 38 E 66 poles to the first Station Together with all Houses Orchards Gardens, & all other appurtrenances to the same belonging To have and to hold the sd. Tract of Land with all and every of the premisses unto him the said John Franklin & to his Heirs forever, & the sd. Willm. Booth doth hereby covenant & agree for himself & his heirs that he will warrant & forever defend the sd. Land & premissses from himself his heirs & from all other persons whatsoever laying any Claim right or titile to said Land unto him the said John Franklin his heirs & assigns forever, In Witness whereof he the said Wm. Booth hath hereunto set his hand & seal the Day & year above written-- Signed Seal'd & delivered William Booth (Seal) in presence of John L. Cobbs his Edmond X Goode mark Wm. Booth, Junr At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse the 23d day of April 1804. This Indenture of bargain & Sale between William Booth of the One part and John Franklin of the other, was proved by the Oaths of John L. Cobbs, Edmund Goode & William Booth Junr. subscribing Witnesses thereto & ordered to be Recorded-- Teste. J. Steptoe C.B.C. A copy-teste: /s/ H.P. Scott, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bedford County, Virginia
The following is an abstract of a court record which identifies the children of Robert Johns, Judith Johns father: 12 of the children were plaintiffs in a case against their oldest brother Thomas Johns (their mother, Mary Johns, was also named as a defendant in the case).
November Court, 1779 (Amherst County, Virginia):
William Boothe and Judith, his wife, John Richardson and Mary, his wife, Robert Johns, William Johns, Jesse Johns, Nathaniel Booth and Elizabeth, his wife, Martha Johns an Infant by John Richardson, her next friend, Francis Johns, John Alexander Johns, Nancy Johns, Salley Johns and Bartlett Johns, Infants by William Booth their next friend, Plfs. (plaintiffs) against Mary Johns, Admx. of Robert Johns, Decd., and Thomas Johns Heir-at-Law of the said Deceased, Dfts. (defendants)—In Chancery — Mary Johns, Admx. ordered to make an Acct. of the Estate of Robert Johns, Decd. On Oath before Drury Christian, Charles Christian, John Christian (Buffaloe), and they will have authority to divide the Estate of her said Husband having regard to her Dower.(Amherst County, Virginia, in the Revolution. .86):