Hezekiah Booth was sent to the Protestant Orphan Home, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1861, at age 4. His brother, Joseph, age 6, was also sent to the home. They came from St. Margaret's Bay, NS; but, originally, they may have been born in England. Their mother was Elizabeth Booth, who died that year. Despite the unusual name, Hezekiah, he seems to have disappeared from the records.