My apologies Donna.....today my login worked and I was able to see the sketch on Daniel Boone Booth. DNA testing has proven that his father, Charles Booth, his uncles William Cissaro Booth, and John Booth were the illegitimate sons of Thoroughgood Blackwell and Margaret Booth. The will of Thoroughgood Blackwell naming the Booth men named above as his legal heirs along with his lawful children supports the DNA evidence.
DANIEL BOONE BOOTH
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Autauga County, Alabama
Hon. Daniel Boone Booth was born May 15, 1839, at Booth, Autauga County; son of Charles and Elizabeth Ward (Boon) Booth, the former a native of Darlington District, S. C., a justice of the peace, who was known as "Squire" Booth, and the latter a native of Nash County, N. C. The ancestors of the Booths came from England and settled in South Carolina. The village of Booth was named after the family. The Ward family were also of English descent.
THE GRAND MASTERS OF FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA 1811-2011
FAITH AND COURAGE
Daniel Boone Booth received his early education from Joseph Goodrich and C. Whitford Smith, in the country schools of Autauga County. He taught school for a short time in order to obtain money for a college course, and was attending Mossy Creek College, Tenn., at the outbreak of the War of Secession. He left college early in 1861 to join the C. S. Army, and enlisted as a private in the Prattville dragoons, Third Alabama cavalry. He was wounded for life at Corinth, Miss., May 1862.
He read law and was licensed to practice in 1870, by the supreme court, but never made law his profession. He was elected tax collector of Autauga County in 1863, and in 1864. clerk of the circuit court for a period of six years, but resigned in 1868 to accept the appointment of clerk of the supreme court, which he held until 1875. He represented the eighteenth senatorial district in the constitutional convention of Alabama of 1875; and was the Republican candidate for congress from the fifth district of Alabama, 1876, against Ex-gov. Ligon, and although defeated, received a much larger vote than the Republican candidate for president. He was appointed collector of internal revenue for the second district of Alabama by President Grant, from 1877 to 1879; was Republican presidential elector for the fifth district in 1880; and was appointed collector of customs at Mobile by President Harrison, from 1890 to 1894.
After this time, he retired from public life and devoted his attention to his farming interests in his native county. He was opposed to the secession of Alabama in 1861, and was a Republican since the war. He was chairman of the county and district executive committees, and a member of the Republican state executive committee. He was an Episcopalian and a royal arch Mason.
He married April 18, 1867, at Kingston, Sarah Emily, daughter of Judge Grandison Walker and Mary Emily (Jorden) Benson, of that city, the former a probate judge of Autauga County; granddaughter ofReuben Jorden, who came to Alabama from South Carolina before the state was admitted into the Union. She was a grand-niece of Gen. John Elmore for whom Elmore County was named.
Their known children were:
1.Mary Elizabeth Booth (b. Jun 13, 1868 – November 2, 1910) buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Prattville, Alabama
2.Knox Booth – (see his biography above)
3.Charles Booth was the post master at Prattville, Alabama. He married Sarah Lou Fitzpatrick
4.Daniel Boone Booth, Jr. was an engineer on the Louisville & Nashville railroad. He married Lela Martinez and resided at Mobile, Alabama.
5.Douglas Booth (October 11, 1876 – Dec. 14, 1941) was a lawyer. He married Mamie Weir (b. Aug 25, 1883 – Mar 1, 1971).They resided at Prattville, Alabama. He served in the Spanish American War. Both are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Prattville, Alabama.
6.Benson W. Booth (b. May 26, 1882 – Mar 30, 1957)was a doctor – married Sarah Emma Baldwin. (Oct 22, 1902 – Oct 8, 1994). They resided at Shorter, Alabama. They are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Prattville, Autauga County, AL
7.Myra Booth (Mar 12, 1885 – Oct 3, 1976) married a Murphree – She was a teacher in the Prattville Academy and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Prattville, Alabama.
8.Alice Booth (July 10, 1888 – November 18, 1972) married Dr. John Edward Wilkinson June 10, 1924. They had no children and are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Prattville, Alabama.
He died Aug. 30, 1920 in Autauga County and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Prattville. His wife Sara Emily Benson was born June 1, 1848 in Autauga County, Alabama and died Oct 3, 1931 in Autauga County. She is also buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
1.Notable men of Alabama: personal and genealogical, Volume 1 By Joel Campbell DuBose
2.History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
3. findagrave.com # 13663701 # 13663707 # 13663709 # 13663704 # 13448503 # 13663710 # 13663703