John Booth

John Wilkes Booth (1838 - 1865)

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John Wilkes Booth
Born in Bel Air, Harford Co, Maryland, U.Smap
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Died in Port Royal, Caroline Co, Virginia, U.S.map
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John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C.

Biography

Booth was born on May 10, 1838 near Bel Air, Maryland to English actor Junius Brutus Booth and his mistress Mary Holmes. His parents were married on John's 13th birthday.[1]

He was a member of a famous acting family, and a fierce partisan of the Confederacy, John Wilkes Booth achieved even greater infamy for assassinating US President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.

Booth was the subject of a 12-day manhunt through Maryland and Virginia after he shot Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre. Union cavalry pursued him to the Garrett farm, burned down the barn to flush Booth out, then, as he rushed out, killed him with a bullet to the neck.

Booth was buried with the ashes of his brothers at Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland.

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  1. Wikipedia: John Wilkes Booth

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Booth, Drew & Barrymore Theater Families
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On 11 Mar 2014 at 15:26 GMT Nicholas Proctor wrote:

John's mother is Mary Ann Holmes



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