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12 Family Lines-12 Months ~ #2 The Booth Family

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Welcome to my blog. This month I am looking at my maternal family line for the Booth Family.

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This is the second month of working on my challenge of one family line per month. The challenge is really in trying to stay on the current family line and not wander off on other tangent lines.
Last month I had read another bloggers post about Staten Island newspapers being digitized and available online. I took a quick detour and checked it out. This week I took a closer look because the Booth family can be found on Staten Island starting around 1850.

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Above you can see the search criteria I used. I did a general search for “Booth” . Then I selected the time period I was particularly interested in viewing. Then I selected the County “Richmond” . In choosing the county I could not select an individual paper or a city.nys-newspapers-screen-shot

The above screen shot shows a selection of the return hits. 1 out of 4 is for the word booth (ie telephone booth) found in various articles. Another frequent hit was for General Booth of the Salvation Army and his daughter and son-in-law. If you are looking for an item related to a specific known date do not forget to look at all pages for that date (first page shown here). If you have family on Staten Island you might want to visit this site. In reading the newspaper clippings I could see just how social the community was and how involved the family was in the social life of the community.

Ada Jane Booth was my mother’s, mother’s, mother. She was born 9 October 1867 in Castleton, Richmond Co. New York to Ada Jane Jones and Joseph Booth. Ada was the fourth of  8 children born to Ada and Joseph Booth.

George M. was the eldest child born in 1859 in New York and died at age 26. The following is from a newspaper clipping found at genealogybank.com.

BOOTH – In Brooklyn, on Saturday, December 25 (1886), George M,, eldest child of Joseph and Ada Booth, in the 26th year of his age.

Funeral on Tuesday, December 28 at one o”clock, from his residence, 18 Water st., West Brighton. S.I.

the follow up was in the Richmond County Advance, January 1, 1887 (from the above illustrated site).

BOOTH. – At Brooklyn, L. I., on Christmas day, George M, Booth, aged 26 years, eldest child of Joseph and Ada Booth, of Roe Street, West New Brighton. The funeral services were held  on Tuesday afternoon in Trinity M.E. Church, Rev. S.P. Hammond officiating.

Richmond Lodge No. 88 I.O.O.F., J. H. Carson, Noble Grand , attended the funeral in a  b__ly,  and preformed the service of the order at the grave in Fountain’s Cemetery.

Does any one know what the abbreviation L.I. refers to?

I do not know what happened to George, that he died so young. We know he had married Abby King on the 18 November 1884. Were they visiting her family for Christmas? Had he been ill? Was there an accident? We will need to send for Georges death certificate.

Walter L. Booth was born in 1862 New York and died in 1959. His wife was Anna Denker and they had one child Walter.

William R. Booth was born 29 August 1865  and died 24 April 1886. He married Mary Alma Corbett and they had two boys Arthur C. and Walter.

Isaac S. Booth was born in 1870  and died in 1949. He was a Fireman for the Wyandotte Hook & Ladder Co. He was married to Wilhelmina Simpson and they had 4 children, Helen S., Harriett W.¹, Wilhelmina, and Isaac Jr.

Harriett W.  was born in 1872 and was married twice. Her first husband’s last name was Armstrong (1910 US Census shows Hattie at home on Staten Island and she is listed as divorced). Her second husband was Eugene Parker whom she married  on 9 Sept 1910. They had no children. Hattie died 27 April 1923.

The next child born to Joseph and Ada Booth was Charles L. in 1875. He married Elsie Maass and they had three children, Elsie, Joseph, and Edna M.. Charles died 14 May 1926.

Emma L was the last of the eight to be born on 26 February 1890. She married Joseph A. Sullivan. and they had one daughter Ada M. We were fortunate to visit with Ada at her home in Kennett Square, PA. She was the same age as our Mother.

That completes a recap of the generation that started our connection to the Booth Line. I will be continuing back to the next generation with Joseph Booth and his siblings in my next blog.

If you have stories to add or any comments please do so in the comment section below. I  also would love to hear from my Booth cousins.

 

¹Harriett my grandmothers cousin lived in Virginia Beach where we visited her in the 1990’s.

 

 

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52 Ancestors – Joseph Booth – Non-Population Census

1880 US Federal Non-Population Census

1880 US Federal Non-Population Census

The Challenge for this post was to write about an ancestor in a Non-Population Census- agriculture, industry, manufactures, or 1890 Union Veterans. These census were taken in 1860, 70, and 80. Not all are available on line. I was able to find this one on ancestry.com.

This was quite a challenge for me. I had originally thought I would base this weeks blog on an ancestor I have yet to write about, but alas I was unable to find one that fits this weeks challenge so instead I will write about one that was not a farmer but was listed under “manufactures”.

In the 1880 US Non-Population census Joseph Booth, my 2x great grandfather, was listed as a “Carriage Manufacture” in Castleton, Richmond county (Staten Island), New York.

Since the above document was a little hard to read (reminder: click on images to enlarge) here is the transcription for the above document. Booth, Joseph is on the third line in the above document.

1880 Non Population Census

1880 Non Population Census

The interesting facts that are found here are not only that Joseph had a viable business  in 1880 but that he paid wages in the amount of $2.00 a day for skilled workers and  75 cents for unskilled laborers. The work day is shown as 10 hours. The number of employees is listed as 2 and in the 1880 US Census we see that Joseph Booth’s two older sons, George (20 years of age) is listed as a Black Smith, and Walter (18) is listed as a Carriage Smith. They are most probably Joseph Booths two employees.

1880 US Census Castleton, Richmond County, New York

1880 US Census
Castleton, Richmond County, New York

In the 1860 US census at the age of 23, the 1865 New York State census age 29, the 1870 US census age 34, the  1875 New York Census age 38, and the 1900 US census Joseph Booth age 63 is listed as a Blacksmith. In the 1900 census he is shown being out of work for 6 months. I certainly hope that he did not put in 10 hours a day for the 50 years that he was a Black Smith.

To read more see my earlier blog about Joseph Booth.

52 Ancestors ~ #21 Ada Jane Jones ~ The First from the Last

Ada Jane Jones is my maternal 2x great grandmother.  This photo of hers had been mislabeled by my grandfather. When we visited our grandmothers cousin (Harriet Booth) in Virginia Beach she corrected it for us and we saw one of the originals.

Ada Jane (Jones) Booth

Ada Jane (Jones) Booth

She was the first Ada in a series and I am the last. It used to be a custom to name children for relatives. Now names are chosen for their uniqueness. I’m not saying that is good or bad it is just the way many names are now being picked. Before I got started on this adventure of family genealogy I knew the basics about our family and who our ancestors were. Grandma Dougherty whom I was named for, was into telling us children family stories, some of which were true and some were sort of true. Of course as a child I thought they were told literally. Grandma (Ada Richmal [Heap] Dougherty) was named for both of her grandmothers (Ada [Jones] Booth and Richmal [Hall] Heap). I knew that Ada Jane Jones mother was a Langley and her father may have been George Jones. That was about it.
I thought I would give her history backwards because that’s the way I discovered her information.
Ada Jane (Jones) Booth died on Sept 12 1911.

Death Certificate Ada Jane Booth

Death Certificate
Ada Jane Booth

Her death certificate states her birthday as May 2 1841, her birth place was England, the name of her father is shown as George Jones and her mother was Jane Langley. The name of the informant is not listed.  I had sent to the New York City Municipal Archives for this way back in 1985 and received this certified copy for a small fee. This document is not available on line.

It used to be that I would go to the local LDS church and order Microfilm from the LDS church Library in Salt Lake City for the Census that I believed our ancestor to be listed in. Once it arrived at the local church I would spend hours looking through the films until I found the family listing. The following one was a very lucky find because everyone seemed to be living on the same street.

1900 US census  Richmond County New York

1900 US census
Richmond County
New York

The Family History Library had a microfilm copy machine and if it was working I could make copies for 10 cents each. In this 1900 Census I found  my Grandmother Ada, my great grandmother Ada, and my 2x great grandmother Ada.

Ada Jane (Jones) Booth (61 years) is married to Joseph Booth (61) a blacksmith. This census shows how many years married for Joseph and Ada it lists 40 years. It also states they were both born in England and they had both come to this country in 1850 and had both been in this country for 50 years.

Joseph is shown as a naturized citizen while nothing is listed for Ada. The children living at home are: Walter (35), single, born in New York, a  carpenter, Chas (Charles) (20), single, born in New York, a carpenter, Hattie (25), single, born in New York, a bookkeeper, and Emma (19) single, born in New York.

In the Heap household listed before them is their daughter Ada Jane with her family and in the household before their daughter’s is their son, William Booth and his family.

The Bamber household further down the page is Edmond Bamber and his family. Edmond is the son of Mary Booth and William Bamber. Mary is the sister to Joseph Booth. If you aren’t confused by now you are suited to be a genealogist.

I have always been disappointed that the 1890 census was not available. It might have filled in those gaps we have in some of our families history. Anyway back to Ada Jane Jones we can find her in the 1880, 1870, and 1860, US census  with her husband and children. The 1910 US census is after her husband Joseph dies and she is shown alone with her daughters, Emma and Hattie.

1910 US census Richmond County New York

1910 US census
Richmond County
New York

Joseph and Ada Jane had  8 children

(1) George M. Booth was born in 1860  and married Abbice King in 1884. (2)Walter L. was born in 1862 and married Anna Denker. (3) William R. Booth was born Aug. 29, 1865 and was married twice (a) Birdie and (b) Mary Alma Corbett. (4) Ada Jane was born Oct. 9, 1867 and married Charles Heap. (5) Isaac Sylvatus was born in 1870 and married Wilhelmina  Simpson. (6) W.H. (Harriet) was born in 1872 and married  (a) Armstrong, and (b) Eugene Parker. (7) Charles L.  was born about March 1875. (8) Emma L. was born 26 February  1880 and married Joseph A. Sullivan.

A large family that lived very close to each other on Staten Island for several generations must have been a joy for Ada Jane. But what of her family. My questions for years were: Did she come to this country alone or did she come with other family members? How do I find her family in England when Jones is such a common name?

Well, I’m always looking for my family. I know that more and more records are indexed and come on line all the time and look what I found George Jones in the 1850 US. Census on Ancestry.com. After looking at a lot of George Jones.

1850 US Census New York City

1850 US Census
New York City

 

You see Geo, Jones (46), born in England, his wife Jane (36) also born in England, son Geo. M. (16) born in England, daughter Ada  Jane (13) born in England, and daughter Eth. (2) born in New York. So for the youngest to have been born in New York the family had to have been here at least 2 or 3 years. Then I found this also thanks to Ancestry .com.

New York Passenger List Sip Franconia out of Liverpool

New York Passenger List
Sip Franconia out of Liverpool

This is the Passenger List for the ship Franconia out of Liverpool England arriving New York 22 April 1844 that shows George Jones (39) listed as a Farmer. Jane Jones (30) , Ada Jane Jones (6), George Jones (4), Alfred  Jones (2), and Walter Jones (inf’). Wow I now know that they should be in the UK Census for 1841. And this is what I have found so far.

1841 UK Census Coleshill, Warwick, England

1841 UK Census
Coleshill, Warwick, England

 

Here we find Ada Jones (4) in the household of Mary Langley (70) Ind. along with Myra Langley (40) milliner, and  Sarah Plumbridge (9). Who turns out to be Ada Jane Jones cousin. This census indicates that Ada Jones was not born in Warwick county. So were was she born? What happened to the Jones family in America after the 1850 US census? What Happened to Alfred and Walter who were on the Ship that arrived? Where were her siblings born? I will keep looking and it grows my to-do list for our trip to Salt Lake Family History Library later this year.

Next week I will be doing a story on my husbands family. Hope to see you then.

 

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