The Booth Family of Jericho, Vermont
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From "History of Jericho, Vermont" (1916)
pages 404-405.

The Booth Family

     By L. F. Wilbur

        John Booth was b. in 1752 in Conn. He m. Lucy ____. She was b. in 1760, at Roxbury, Conn. He d. in 1810 and she d. in 1829. They had eight children: David, b. in 1789; Lucy, b. 1783; John, b. 1787; Eunice, b. 1789; Mary, b. 1793; Marinda, b. 1795; Peter, b. 1798; Harvey, b. 1803. All of their children were b. at Roxbury, Conn. Harvey, who came to live in Jericho, Vt., m. Ann Day, the daughter of Edward Day. She was b. in 1806 and d. in 1879, and he d. in 1885. They had three children, viz.: Laura Ann, George Ransom and Hawley Castle.
        Laura Ann was b. in 1826 and d. in 1844. She m. Rollin R. Townsend. They had one child, Laura Ann, and she m. Oscar Loomis, and the had one child, Ida Bell, who m. Claude Griggs, of Chicago.
        George Ransom, b. ___, m. Mary Jane Packard, an adopted daughter of Levi Packard, and they had one child, Clinton, and live in Wis.
        Hawley Castle, was b. in 1827 and m. Julia B. Church in 1854. He d. in 1907. They had seven children, viz.:
        (1) Alida Ann, b. 1859; (2) Elbert Smith, b. 1862, m. Cora Nealy, and has two children, Elmer and Ida May. (3) Chauncey C., b. in 1865, d. in infancy. (4) George H., b. in 1867, m. Cora Day, and m. 2 Florence Batchelder. They live in Boston. Six children. (5) Lille Asenath, b. in 1871, m. Edward T. Scott and lives in Dudley, Mass. They have two children, Hazel and Irene. (6) Jennie, b. in 1872, m. Melvin B. Small in 1892; who was b. in 1873. They have two children, Gladys and Doris. Melvin B. Small d. in 1906 and Jennie, his widow, m. 2 Elbridge G. Nealy. He is a jeweler located at Underhill. Gladys m. Augustus Pollard. (7) Sadie Idell, b. in 1876, m. Frank Perrigo in 1908. The father of Julia H., wife of Hawley Castle, was Ezra Church, who d. in 1881 at the age of 84 years, and the maden name of her mother was Asenath Chapin, who d. in 1876 at the age of 78 years.
        Hiram Booth, of Jericho, was a nephew of Harvey Booth. Hiram had a brother, Proctor Booth, who for a time lived in Westford and later at Milton. They had two sisters, Clarissa and Sally. Sally lived in Jericho a part of her life. Proctor had one son Homer, who d. in the West. Hiram was b. in 1814 and d. at Jericho in 1895. He m. Caroline Bliss, who was b. in 1820 and d. in 1892. They had one son, Morton, b. in 1849, who d. in 1888. He m. Sarah Van Vliet, the daughter of Christian and Cornelia Van Vliet, of Jericho, and they had one son, Glenn, who m. Lizza Cooper and has two children: Florence and Harold, who live in Hardwick, Vermont.

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