Elaine, My mother, Mary Louise Booty Sylvest b. Feb.9,1925 d. March 13,2004 grew up in Spring Creek, La. while being reared by her father's Booty side of the family. I got to know half a dozen of my grandpa Howard Ray Booty's sisters. "Booty Girls" is what my mother called them. Jeptha Carroll Booty was their father. I never met any of his brothers that I can recall. My mother always said, Jean Booty came from France. Maybe someday information on that will be discovered.