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boothgate.jpg (142606 bytes)    Booth Cemetery is located out in the pasture east of Chico. From Chico go east out 1810 toward Decatur. Turn to the north on CR 1450 and go a couple of miles to a green gate on the left. The land belongs to Marilyn Tucker and the gate may be locked. You go straight west trough the pasture for over a half a mile (there are two more gates that may be closed).
    The cemetery is more than an acre of woods and brush that has a chain link fence around it. There's no real road to this cemetery and the gate was tied shut.

booth pasture.jpg (115372 bytes)    We found 37 readable headstones at the time of our survey in Sept of 2000. We started in the southeast corner (where the truck is parked) and worked our way north and west but could not lay off rows. Headstones are numbered as we came to them.

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                We were unable to get to some headstones like this one with the tree on it.

Update: In 2004 Dale Ellison, Darrell Minter and some other friends worked for several weekends to clean this cemetery. IT LOOKS MUCH DIFFERENT NOW! 9 additional headstones were found after his clean-up. You can reach Dale at thecaveman@comcast.net . He has done quite a  bit of research on the people buried at this cemetery. Below are pictures from April 2004, and below that is the updated information from 49 headstones at Booth Cemetery.

 

 

# Last Name First Name Born Date of Death Information
18 Barker Martha A. (Thompson Phillips) Mar 2, 1831 Feb 25, 1905 (Born in Delaware - Her second husband was Clarence Barker)
46 Blake G.B. July 28, 1838 Oct 15, 1899 Husband of Mary
16 Bond Loucinda 1811 Feb 14, 1879  
17 Bond Loucinda B. Feb 29, 1876 Sept 8, 1876 Daughter of M. & R.W.
30 Booth Alvin L. (Alvin Leroy) July 2, 1877 Jan 30, 1878 Son of R. & E.A. (First born child of Rufus & Estella)
21 Booth Estella (Phillips) Feb 19, 1859 Aug 27, 1950 (Born in Indiana - Wife of Rufus)
[40] Booth L.A. ? ? Father
[41] Booth L.A., Mrs. 1853 Aug 27, 1950 Mother
19 Booth Rufus Dec 4, 1849 May 15, 1931 (Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth - Born in Oktibbeha Co., MS)
38 Boothe Benjamin 1811 Oct 10, 1880 (Born in North Carolina - Owned the land the cemetery is on)
39 Boothe Elizabeth McCuan June 16, 1820 Apr 1, 1868 (Wife of Benjamin - Born in Virginia)
5 Bowman S.M.W. Sept 9, 1851 Mar 2, ? Wife of J.W.
[42] Bradford Mary F. Apr 25, 1843 July ?, ?  
26 Brunson Sarah 1871 1920 Headstone with William
27 Brunson William 1866 1946 Headstone with Sarah
10 Davidson A.J. 1833 Sept 22, 1886  
13 Davidson Lucy C. Mar 3, 1862 June 5, 1877 Daughter of A.J. & M.A.
11 Davidson Marietta Jan 19, 1868 Oct 4, 1882 Daughter of A.J. & M.A.
9 Davidson Mary Aug 22, 1829 July 12, 1891 Wife of A.J.
15 Douglass Bobbie May 3, 1871 Dec 19, 1886 Son of J.M. & M.J. - Born in Lafayette Co. Ark.
12 Glass James   Sept 6, 1878 Aged 50 Yrs
49 Harpole S.J. ? ?  
33 Holdin Montraville (John) Dec 4, 1824 Apr 18, 1878 Son of Benjamin Holding and Sarah "Sallie" Barnett and was born in Kentucky.  In 1850, the family was in Scott Co., KY.  In 1860 and 1870, they were in Livingston Co., MO.  They moved to Texas sometime between 1870 and 1880.  His wife's name was Sarah "Sally Ann" Ireland.  She died in Shamrock, Texas in 1910.  They had 11 children.
2 Irvin Dolly P. Apr 19, 1874 Mar 29, 1881 Daughter of I.C. & I.J.
1 Irvin I.C. Feb 1, 1831 Mar 13, 1884 Husband of I.J.
6 Jones B.F. July 25, 1897 July ?, 1897 Infant of J.D. & M.J.
47 Jones Parsetta B. July 18, 1896 July 30, 1896 Daughter of J.D. & M.J.
3 Jones Peietta C. June ?, 1894 Jan 29, 1896 Daughter of J.D. & M.J.
8 Jones Susan Rosella Dec 25, 1883 Oct 7, 1885 Daughter of A. & M.E.
7 Jones Zona Nov 10, 1890 Mar 19, 1894 Daughter of A. & M.E.
4 Kendrick Ervin Victor July 5, 1894 Aug 15, 1894 Son of A.M. & M.F.
43 Kendrick J.R. (Aug 4, 1831) (Dec 14, 1894)  
45 Kilgore M.F. Williams Aug 16, 1848 Dec 25, 1878 Wife of B.S. Kilgore
14 Loury S.C. Oct 29, 1850 Nov 23, 1876  
35 Lowry George F. July 25, 1861 July 20, 1887 Son of S.D. & R.J.
34 Lowry Nancy J. Oct 10, 1853 Apr 29, 1885 Wife of J.I.
36 Lowry Rebecca J. Sept 28, 1822 Dec 30, 1883 Wife of S.D.
37 Lowry Samuel D. Jan 8, 1810 July 5, 1888  
25 Morrow A.C.   Jan 8, 1880 Aged about 54 yrs
23 Morrow Charlotty (Booth) July 27, 1845 Sept 25, 1884 (Sister of Rufus - Wife of George)
20 Morrow Fannie Oct 10, 1880 Aug 9, 1901 (Daughter of Charlotty)
24 Morrow Geo. I. Apr 26, 1836 May 4, 1904 Headstone with Charlotty
22 Morrow John A. July 6, 1876 Nov 6, 1876 Son of G.I. & C.
28 Phillips James Willard Nov 16, 1855 Aug 22, 1883  
32 Ross Alta E. (Alta Evangeline Booth) 1879 1968 Headstone with Edgar H. (Child of Rufus & Estella)
31 Ross Edgar H. (Edgar Herbert) (Oct 23) 1876 (Dec 7) 1935 Headstone with Alta E. (Born in Jacksonville, Cherokee Co.)
44 Ross Randal Duard (Feb 21) 1901 (June 9) 1967 (First born son of Alta & Edgar)
48 Wells Dela J. Aug 31, 1850 Oct 23, 1875  

 

[numbers in brackets] information from July 23, 1967 listings by Mr. & Mrs. Homer L. Roper and Mr. & Mrs. Clint Morrow

(Information in parenthesis) Early 1970's information from Beverly R. Eidson

9 headstones found when Dale Ellison did clean-up in 2004 thecaveman@comcast.net

Information on Montraville Holden came from DonHolden988@worldnet.att.net