Jeff Booth

Jefferson M. R. Booth (abt. 1847 - bef. 1875)

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Jefferson M. R. (Jeff) Booth aka Boothe
Born about in Bourbon County, Kentuckymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Bath County, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Bourbon County, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2016
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Jeff Booth was a Prisoner of War during United States Civil War.


Private Jeff Booth served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: 1862
Mustered out: 1864
Side: CSA
Regiment(s): 9th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment (4th Mounted Rifles Regiment)

Jefferson Booth was a 4 year old child living in the household of his parents in the 1850 census for Bourbon County, Kentucky.[1]

He was 13 years old at the time of the 1860 census and resided with his parents in Bourbon County, Kentucky.[2]

Military record Civil War: Confederate Army

Enlistment: Name: J M R Booth Residence: Kentucky Enlistment Date: 15 Sep 1862 Rank at enlistment:Private Enlistment Place: Kentucky State Served: Kentucky Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Kentucky 9th Cavalry Regiment on 15 Sep 1862. [3]

Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers

Name Jefferson M R Booth
Date 1863
Age (Original) 17
Military Unit Note Eighth Cavalry, Ti-Y, Ninth Cavalry, A-B[4]

Name: Jefferson M. Booth Side:Confederate Regiment State/Origin:Kentucky Regiment Name:1 (Butler's) Kentucky Cavalry Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Butler's) Company: M,D Rank In: Private Rank In Expanded: Private Rank Out: Private Rank Out Expanded: Private Alternate Name: J.M.R./Booth Film Number: M377 roll 2[5]

Military Record of Jefferson Booth JMR Booth Private Co D 9th Cavalry, Kentucky Volunteers, C.S.A. Enlisted Sep 15,1862 in Kentucky Company Muster Roll Sep 15, 1862- Jan 1 1863 Served under Sept 5, 1863 takr Col Stoner and received $50. pay 28 Feb - 1 Jul 1863 served under Col Stoner and Capt Bell Jul - Aug 1863 Sep - Oct 1863 (captured Sep 5, 1863) Jan - Feb 1864 Prisoner of War went to Kemper Barracks, Cincinnati, Ohio and forwarded to Camp Chase, Ohio J.M. Booth Co M 1 Reg KY Cavalry Prisoner of War Arrested Louisa, KY Jul 27, 1863 Received Camp Chase, Ohio Sep 6, 1863 "from Cincinnati by Order of Lt Col Eastman" Jan 14,1864 transferred to Rock Island, IL JMK Booth Pvt Co D Stoner's Battalion Cavalry Roll of Prisoners of War Rock Island Barracks, IL Received from Camp Chase, Ohio Jan 23, 1864 Captured Louisa, KY Jul 27,1863 Entered Rock Island Jan 17, 1864 Jefferson M. Booth PVT Co D Stoner Battalion 1 KY Cavalry Oath Of Allegiance Rock Island, IL 22 Apr 1864 Place of Residence: Charlesburg, KY Complexion: dark Hair: light Eyes: hazel Height: 5.6 Age: 17 Captured Jul 27, 1863 Louisa, KY Confined Jan 17, 1864 Released Apr 22,1864 "by Order of the President"

A deed in Bourbon County, Kentucky shows his inheritance from his father William Booth's estate in 1865. There were nine lots in the division, lot 6 deed mentions borders with lots 7, 8, & 9. William Booth Heirs to Jefferson M R Booth, Jan. 2, 1865; $1 for 28 acres on Hinkston, lot 3, mentions-corner to dower, corner to lots 4 & 5, corners to lots 2 & 3.[6]

After the war Jeff married Deborah Wilson in 1866[7] and they resided in Nicholas County, Kentucky at the time of the 1870 census.[8]

Jefferson Booth M 23 Kentucky
Debora Booth F 22 Kentucky
James F Booth M 2 Kentucky
Millie Booth F 0 Kentucky
J P Bramblett M 8 Kentucky
Perry Rogers M 14 Kentucky

In 1872, Jefferson M R Booth purchased from Susannah Wilson, Jesse Wilson, Martha F. Wilson, George H. Wilson, 24 acres on Hinkston Creek, including the mouth of Somerset Creek, for $1096.63. [9]

A Bourbon County, Kentucky deed dated 1873 shows Jefferson R. Booth sold his share in the dower of his mother Millie Booth to his sister Rhoda (Booth) Bramblett sale of land described as 4/10 of the dower of Millie Booth.[10]

Jefferson Booth died before February 1876 because his widow, Deborah married in 1876, George Hon Wilson (the George H. Wilson mentioned in the above deed.)

Another deed, dated 1878, shows the continuing settlement of his parents estate even two years after Jeff's death. His brother John R. Booth and Mollie F. Wilson deed to Jefferson M R Booth 2/10 of dower estate of Millie Booth. the deed makes reference to a "lost deed" from 1865. [11]

Research Note

A curious co-incidence, and to avoid confusion, it is necessary to mention there was more than one Jefferson Booth who lived in or near Lexington, Kentucky. The Jefferson Booth (race black) mentioned in the following newspaper article died about 10 years after the Jefferson Booth (race white) outlined in this profile. They were two different men.

The Ohio Democrat (New Philadelphia, Ohio) August 9, 1888, page 1, column 6.

News in a Nut Shell
Jefferson Booth died at Lexington, Kentucky from the effects of lead poisoning while painting buggies with cheap paint.


  1. "United States Census, 1850," (, Jefferson Booth in household of Wm Booth, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States; citing family 491, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
    Wm Booth M 54 Kentucky
    Milly Booth F 45 Kentucky
    Wm Booth M 17 Kentucky
    Joseph Booth M 26 Kentucky
    Rhody Booth F 15 Kentucky
    Nancy Booth F 13 Kentucky
    Susan Booth F 11 Kentucky
    Greenup Booth M 9 Kentucky
    Milly Booth F 6 Kentucky
    Jefferson Booth M 4 Kentucky
    Jos Brandon M 84 Pennsylvania
  2. "United States Census, 1860, Eastern Division. PO Flat Rock, Bourbon County, Kentucky", (, Jefferson M Booth in entry for Will Booth, 1860.
    Will Booth M 63 Kentucky
    Milley Booth F 56 Kentucky
    Greenup Booth M 18 Kentucky
    Milley Booth F 15 Kentucky
    Jefferson M Booth M 13 Kentucky
    Mary Bell Booth F 9 Kentucky
    Rhoda Eaton F 28 Kentucky
  3. "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," (, J.M.R. Booth, Private, Company D, 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate; citing NARA microfilm publication M377 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 2; FHL microfilm 881,381.
  4. "Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," (, Jefferson M R Booth, 1863; from "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky," database, ( : n.d.); citing military unit Eighth Cavalry, Ti-Y, Ninth Cavalry, A-B, NARA microfilm publication M319 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961), roll 47.
  5. "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," (, Jefferson M. Booth, Private, Company MD, 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Butler's), Confederate; citing NARA microfilm publication M377 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 2; FHL microfilm 881,381.
  6. Bourbon Co, KY. Deed Book 53, p 429-430 dated 2 Jan 1865,
  7. Marriage Record, Bath County Kentucky Marriage Book 3, Page 199. 5 November 1866 Jefferson M. R. Booth to Deborah Wilson.
  8. "United States Census, 1870, Prec 5, East Union, p 10, Nicholas County, Kentucky." (, Jefferson Booth, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 10, family 74, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,990.
  9. Bourbon Co, KY Deed Book 59, 27 Apr 1872, p 130-131
  10. Bourbon Co, KY. Deed Book 59, p ?507 dated 22 Jul 1873
  11. Bourbon Co, KY. Deed Book 63, p 410, dated 17 Sep 1878

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Marriage record of Deborah Wilson to Jefferson M. R. Booth
Marriage record of Deborah Wilson to Jefferson M. R. Booth

Deed, Wm Booth's Heirs to Jefferson Booth
Deed, Wm Booth's Heirs to Jefferson Booth


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