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Jo Lee Gregory Spears

April 29, 2008

Patrick Booth
1796-1853

Patrick J. Booth married in Lunenburg Co., VA 12 Nov 1824 by 
Rev. William Richards to
Mary Smith Saunders (Polly) 1806 - daughter of Robert Saunders Issue: (Furnished by Gayle Austin) ........ Robert William Booth 1826 - ........ John Waller Booth 1827 - ........ Milton Lewis Booth 1829 - ........ Mary Eliza Booth 1833 - ........ Patrick Alfred Booth 1835 - ........ Annie Ford Booth 1838 - ........ James Thomas Booth 1840 - ........ Samuel David Booth 1842 - ........ Virginia Susan Booth 1844 - ........ Richard Edward Booth 1847 - Patrick and Polly S. Booth were received into the old
Meherrin Baptist Church (1771-1844) and baptized by Rev. Silas
Shelborne in November 1831. In July 1834, Patrick Booth was
appointed to the office of Clerk, Pro Tem when Roderick R.
Gregory resigned the office. In January 1837 "Brother Booth,
Brother Ro. Saunders Sr. & Bro. Ro. Saunders Jr." requested
letters of dismission from the church, joining the numerous dissenters. [Meherrin Church Minutes] By 1850, Patrick Booth and family were living in Charlotte
County, where he died in 1853. In the household 1850 census
were children Milton to the youngest, all born Mecklenburg. Robert W. Booth, 25, born Halifax (an error?), was a clerk with Hillery M. L. Goode, merchant. The will of Patrick Booth is recorded in Charlotte County.
A tombstone marks his grave on early Saunders property, near
Elmwood, in Lunenburg.