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John Booth Jr. (1662 - 1718)

John Booth Jr.
Born in Scituate, Plymouth Colonymap
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Husband of — married 12 Dec 1687 in Scituate, Plymouth, Plymouth Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 56 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Biography

John Booth Jr. was born 1 Jan 1662 [1] in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, the son of John Booth and Elizabeth (Granger) Booth. [2] On 12 Dec 1687, John married Mary Dodson in Scituate. [3] She was the daughter of Anthony Dodson and Mary (Williams) Dodson. [4] [2]

Marriage

Mary Dodson married John Booth, Jr., on 12 December 1687 in Scituate, Massachusetts.[5]


Together, John and Mary had seven children: [2] [6] [7]
John first purchased property in Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1684. Thereafter he continued to acquire land, both as a member of the Conihasset Grant proprietors and as a Scituate resident. [9] He participated in town affairs as an inspector of highways and by performing jury duty. [2] He also owned slaves. [10]
John died on 6 Feb 1718 in Scituate, Massachusetts, leaving his wife and six daughters. [4] [1] His only son, Anthony, predeceased him, childless and unmarried. [2] [8]

Probate

John was a slaveholder at the time of his death. His inventory included two enslaved black men, not named, and also time on a servant boy from William Bailey. John died intestate and on 11 June, his widow Mary was granted the letter of administration for his estate. His inventory was taken on 12 May 1718 in Scituate.[11]

In 1719, an account of his probate showed debts paid and charges to the estate. His lands were set out to the widow, Mary, the residual was divided into 5 parts. The settlement mentions Mary Pierce, wife of John Pierce, Judah BAiley, wife of William Bailey, Eunice Booth, Elizabeth Booth, Lydia Booth, Zerviah Booth [12]

In 1755, his real estate was distributed to his heirs, Eunice Barden, Mary Pierce, the heirs of Judith Bailey, decd., heirs of Elizabeth Vinal, decd., and the heirs of Zerviah Pitcher, decd.[13]

Sources

Footnotes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). - Death Record of John Booth - died 6 Feb 1718 aged 57 in Scituate, Massachusetts
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Young, Malcolm A., "John Booth of Marshfield and Scituate Massachusetts: Servant and Planter," Article in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register - Vol. 159; Pages 220 - 234. Boston, Massachusetts (July 2005): The New England Historic Genealogical Society. - John Booth Jr - page 231-232
  3. Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. - Marriage Record of John Booth Jr and Mary Dodsun married 12 Dec 1687 in Scituate, Plymouth (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Find A Grave Memorial# 23939474 for John Booth Jr. (1661 - 1718) - buried in Groveland Cemetery, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; (son of John Booth; husband of Mary Dodson, dau of Anthony Dodson and Mary Williams.)
  5. Vital Records from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/60862/286/10001344250
  6. Ancestry.com User Family Tree - Ayer Family Tree by Warren Ayer - Profile for John Booth Jr (1661 - 1718} - 6 Sources
  7. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - Birth records of Scituate, Plymouth, Mass
  8. 8.0 8.1 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - Death Records of Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  9. Bangs, Jeremy Dupertuis, The Seventeeth-Century Town Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, 3 vols. (Boston: NEHGS, 1997-2001)
  10. Konig, David Thomas, ed., Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859. (Boston: NEHGS, 2002) 5:1:93-95
  11. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-897D-FJK1 : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1717-1724 and 1854-1862 vol 4-4Q > image 70 of 485; State Archives, Boston.
  12. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97D-FN26?cc=2018320&wc=M6BX-W68%3A337879301 : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1717-1724 and 1854-1862 vol 4-4Q > image 119-121 of 485; State Archives, Boston.
  13. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997D-68WF : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1751-1755 vol 13 > image 214-215 of 298; State Archives, Boston.
Source Citations:
  • Young, Malcolm A., "John Booth of Marshfield and Scituate Massachusetts: Servant and Planter," Article in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register - Vol. 159; Pages 220 - 234. Boston, Massachusetts (July 2005): The New England Historic Genealogical Society. - John Booth Jr - page 231-232
  • Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). - Death Record of John Booth - died 6 Feb 1718 aged 57 in Scituate, Massachusetts
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 23939474 for John Booth Jr. (1661 - 1718) - buried in Groveland Cemetery, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; (son of John Booth; husband of Mary Dodson, dau of Anthony Dodson and Mary Williams.)
  • Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. - Marriage Record of John Booth Jr and Mary Dodsun married 12 Dec 1687 in Scituate, Plymouth (Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Bangs, Jeremy Dupertuis, The Seventeeth-Century Town Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, 3 vols. (Boston: NEHGS, 1997-2001)
  • Konig, David Thomas, ed., Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859. (Boston: NEHGS, 2002) 5:1:93-95


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