Joseph Booth was born to Richard Booth March 8, 1656 at Stratford, Connecticut.
Date: 31 AUG 1703 :: Place: Stratford, CT :: Note: Will date 14 Aug 1703 proved 3 Jan 1703/4, mentions deeds of gift to sons; wife Elizabeth; daughter Hannah (under 18); sons James, Joseph, Robert, David, Nathan; balance to six sons and daughters; friend (cousin?) Sergt. John Hawley, executor.
p.657 in Orcutt's History of New Milford,1882: gives death date as Sept 3, 1703.
Note: Joseph said to be ancestor of all Booths living in Stratford, CT in 1920. "He became a landed proprietor in Stratford, and was one of the leading men of the town in his day. His estate was among the largest in the town. Part of the front wall of the cellar of his house still remains.... (Other relics and an account book still existed in 1920 belonging to David B. Booth of Putney Acct book dated 1681-1703) Numerous debts of long standing were discharged by deeds of land, which greatly increased his property, and enabled him to confer valuable farms on his children and their families. Joseph Booth occupied a position of prominence in the life and affairs of early Stratford.
He married (first) Mary Wells, daughter of John Wells; (second) Hannah Willcoxson, daughter of John Willcoxson, about 1685; she died in 1701. In 1702 he married (third) Elizabeth ___, who after his death gave bonds for the management of the estate.
He died in Stratford, Sept 1, 1703, aged forty-six years." [ ____,"Russell-Baldwin Families"--(The Booth Line)," Americana (American Historical Magazine) ; Jan-Dec 1920 Vol. 14:82 (Jan-Dec 1920): 82-83]
****p.657 in Orcutt's History of New Milford,1882:
Joseph, son of Richard and Elizabeth Booth, b. Mar 1656-d Sept 3, 1703. Married 1) Mary Wells, dau of John Wells; md 2) Hannah, dau of John Wilcoxson ca 1685. She d. 1701. md 3) Elizabeth ____ in 1702. Lived in Stratford, was large land-holder.
Husband: Joseph Booth : Wife: Mary Wells : Marriage::: Note: This marriage appears in some genealogies but not others. Not in Jacobus but is in Orcutt's History of New Milford
Marriage::: Date: ABT 1685 :: Place: Stratford, CT :: Note: Jacobus shows 2 wives: 1. Hannah Willcoxson and 2 Elizabeth Bostwick; others add Mary Welles as a first wife including Orcutt, History of New Milford.
Jacobus also lists the children born to Hannah Willcoxson presumably at Stratford.
i James b: ca. 1687 d. 20 Aug 1765
ii Joseph b: ca. 1689 d. 2 May 1763
iii Robert b: ca 1690 d. 17 Dec 1750
iv Zechariah b:ca 1693 d.1762
v. Nathan b.ca 1695 d. 17 Aug 1714 Administration on his estate granted to James and Joseph Booth 6 Sept 1714
vi Hannah b: ca 1698 d. at Fairfield (before 14 July) 1767; md 2 May 1723 Nathaniel Silliman b. at Fairfield 10 Aug 1696 d. there in 1763; will 21 July 1763, proved 2 Aug 1763, son of Robert and Sarah (Hull-Knapp) Silliman.
vii David b: ca. 1700; d 21 June 1773
p.657 in Orcutt's History of New Milford,1882 list children by 2nd wife: Note dates differ widely from Jacobus.
↑Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. Reference Stratford Volume, page 23
↑ Source: #S24 Page: p 6 Note: Thers give year as 1655.
↑ Source: #S24 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2 Page: p.6
↑ Source: #S22 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2 Page: p, 657 Data: Text: "m. 1st, Mary, dau of John Wells"
↑ Source: #S24 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2 Page: p6
↑ Source: #S24 Quality or Certainty of Data: 2 Page: p6
Source: S22 Abbreviation: History of New Milford & Bridgewater, CT 1707 to 1882 Title: Orcutt, Rev. Samuel B. History of New Milford & Bridgewater, CT 1707 to 1882 CONT (Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Co., Hartford, 1882, reprint edition 1976 with additions & corrections) Subsequent Source Citation Format: History of New Milford & Bridgewater, CT 1707 to 1882 CONT BIBL Orcutt, Rev. Samuel B. History of New Milford & Bridgewater, CT 1707 to 1882 CONT (Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Co., Hartford, 1882, reprint edition 1976 with additions & corrections)
Source: S24 Abbreviation: Booth Family Genealogy-Jacobus Title: Jacobus, Donald L. comp. The Genealogy of the Booth Family Booth Families of Connecticut for Six or More Generations (Eden C. Booth pub, 1952) Subsequent Source Citation Format: Booth Family Genealogy BIBL Jacobus, Donald L. comp. The Genealogy of the Booth Family Booth Families of Connecticut for Six or More Generations (Eden C. Booth pub, 1952) Note: The compiler of this works appears to be a professional genealogist although he does not cite specific sources except to say "Authorities Aside from Original Sources Consulted". Under this title he lists a number of local histories and other Booth genealogies as well as original town and church records. CONT Vital Records of (CT Towns of) Stratford, Newtown, Fairfield, Woodbury, weston, Berlin, Farmington, Roxbury, etc. CONT Church Records (Congregational & Episcopalian) of Stratford, Hungtington, and Trumbull, Redding, Roxbury, South CONT Britain, Easton, New Britain, Southington. CONT Probate Recrods of Fairfield Stratford, Danbury, Woodbury, Farmington. CONT Land Records Stratford, Newtown, Scattering CONT Cemetery inscriptions, Hale Collection, State Library hartford, many towns CONT Family Records, State Library Hartford, CT CONT CONT In many cases his dates differ from Orcutt's History of New Milford p. 657-58. CONT CONT CONT MSS: Booth Collection, Kate S. Fogarty, Fairfield Historical society\Pattersosn Genealogy, D. Williams Patterson, CT Historical society CONT CONT and numerous printed sources and family histories. see p 115-116 CONT CONT Names, dates and information of this line down to Mead Booth are taken from this book.
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Boothe-442 and Booth-105 appear to represent the same person because: Correct spelling of last name at birth was Booth according to CT Vital Records. Same birthplace. Birthdate on -105 is correct per Birth records (CT Vital Records) (source on -105. Same wife Hannah. Same death date and place. Please merge to Booth and retain all vitals from -105