Well last night I closed the book on the Booth Line just as the hands on the clock reached midnight. It is not unusual that I stay up late working on genealogy, after all it is what I do after my real jobs are done.
The Booth’s start for my family when Ada Jane Booth married my great grandfather Charles R. Heap. and we have traced them through their lives on Staten Island, New York back to when Joseph L. Booth marries Alice Robinson in Padiham¹, Lancashire England. Last week you may recall that I was frustrated and trying to work through an error on my family line. I have established with certainty the children of Joseph and Alice (Robinson) Booth in last weeks post. Fanny who I thought was the 10th child was listed as a sister to Sarah. In the 1880 Census :
Every one was living next door to each other. It was Nancy Booth that was married to James Gee. Alice Booth (Shown on previous page) was married to a Matthew Taylor and her mother Alice Booth (line #3, above) was living with them, Joseph L. Booth had died in 1870. While next door is Fanny Meese sister to Sarah Taylor and both Fanny and her sister turned out to have the maiden name of Gee. Then Next Door to Fanny is the Edward Bamber family who is Mary A. (Booth) and William Bamber’s son. Then Next door to him are his parents William and Mary A. Bamber who have in their household their married daughter Mary (Bamber) White her husband and their children. Meanwhile Sarah Booth was married to a Butterworth and living in New Jersey. To make things even worse a few blocks away is Joseph Booth (the son of Joseph and Alice) and his family.
Back in the day when I did this initial research I may have been tired or who knows why but I just thought everyone was related and they may well be, but not as Booth’s. So now that I have that straightened out and I’m sure it is all very clear to you too. I will go on.
So what needs to be done on the Booth family line.
- Find who Joseph L. Booth’s parent are.
- Death records needed for:
- Mary A. (Booth) Bamber
- Walton/Walter Booth
- Alice (Booth) Taylor
- Sarah (Booth) Butterworth
- What happened to Walton between 1842 and when he supposedly died in 1893. And where did I get that death date?
- I need to develop my cousin contact list for this line, for those who are still around. A few I knew and whom I had the great opportunity to meet in the 1990’s are no longer living.
If you have any information on the Booth Family of Padiham in Lancashire, England I would love to hear from you.
Later this week I will be starting my review of the Clough Family Line, so please join me.
¹In the area of Padiham today “coal is extensively worked, and there are stone quarries. The cotton trade is largely carried on, and there are large co-operative stores.” http://ukga.org/england/Lancashire/towns/Padiham.html