Title: Jacobus, Donald Lines, compiler, The Genealogy of the Booth Family (Pleasant Hill, MO: Eden C. Booth, 1952)
Title: Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records for Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Title: Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1985)
Continued: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield Volume 1 Author: Donald Lines Jacobus Call Number: R929.1J17hv.1 This book is the first volume of the history and genealogy of the families of old Fairfield. Bibliographic Information: Jacobus, Donald Lines. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield Vol.1. The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company. Connecticut. 1930. Page87 Booth, Richard. The Booth chart compiled by George Munson Booth of Chicago, Ill., states that Richard was bapt. at Great Budworth, co. Cheshire, Eng., Aug. 1608, a son of Edward (d. 1628), who was a son of William of Twemlow, co. Cheshire (by his wife Ellen, dau. of John Davenport of Davenport), who was a son of Edward of Twenlow, who was a son of Sir William Booth of Dunham Massie, co. Cheshire (d. 1519). The earlier generations of this Page 88 Page 88 pedigree are authentic, but I know not the authority for the connection of this line with Richard of Stratford. He was one of the founders of Stratford, and in Mar. 1687/8 gave his age in an affidavit as abt. 81. From the terms of the will of his son Ephraim, it is likely that his wife Elizabeth was sister of Mr. Joseph Hawle No probate found. Children, recorded at Stratford: Elizabeth, b. 10 Sept. 1641, d. at Woodbury, 24 Oct. 1732; m. 19 Oct. 1658, John Minor. Anna, b. 14 Feb. 1643 [1643/4]. +Ephraim, b. 1 Aug. 1648. +Ebenezer, b. 18 or 19 Nov. 1651. +John, b. 5 Nov. 1653. +Joseph, b. 8 Mar. 1656. Bethia, b. 18 Aug. 1658; m. 9 Nov. 1676, Joseph Curtis. Johanna, b. 21 Mar. 1661. Booth, Ephraim, s. of Richard. Born at Stratford, 1 Aug. 1648, d. there in 1683. Will 26 Feb. 1682 [1682/3]; daus. Mary, Johanna, Bethia, under 18; son Richard; wife Mary; uncle Mr. Joseph Hawley, brothers Ebenezer Booth, John Booth, and Joseph Curtis, and cousin Samuel Hawley, overseers. Inv. 9 Mar. 1682/3. Married at New Haven, 9 June 1675, Mary Osborn. She was dau. of Jeremiah, b. 29 Mar. 1653 (First Church, New Haven); m. (2) Lt. James Bennett, and d. 28 Nov. 1726 in 73 yr. (g. s., Stratfield). Children, recorded at Stratford: Mary, b. 12 Nov. 1676, d. at Newtown, Sept. 1741; m. 12 Apr. 169 Thomas Bennett. Johanna, b. Sept. 1678, d. at Stratfield, 28 Jan. 1761 in 84 yr. (g. s.); m. (1) John Sherwood; m. (2) Oct. 1721 [error for 1701], Thom Hawley. In 1698 Johannah Sherwood, widow of John of Fairfiel conveyed to brother Thomas Bennett of Stratford, land from fath Ephraim Booth, dec'd. In 1712 Thomas and Johannah Hawley convey one-third of land from father Ephraim Booth, excepting dower of widow Mary Benit, widow of Ephraim Booth. Bethia, b. (by age at death) 1680, d. 7 Sept. 1780; m. 14 May 170 Samuel Hawley, Jr. Shortly before her marriage, 1702, s conveyed to Thomas Bennett right from her father Ephraim Boot Richard.
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