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James M. Boothe

b. 1834, Alabama

d. Before 1870

Note: Does not appear on the 1870 Federal Census.

Occupation: Farmer

*Noted on 1850 Federal Census Pontotoc County, MS, page 81; James is living in the home of Joseph Sudduth with Adam (born 1815, AL) and Abel (b. 1841, AL) Boothe. His relationship to these Boothes and to the Sudduth family is not known, however it is assumed that Abel and Adam were his brothers.

*Noted on 1860 Federal Census Pontotoc County, MS, Fredonia Post Office, House 1525, Family 1525, page 234

James Boothe 26 Farmer b. AL

Marthe Boothe 26 b. AL

Elizabeth Boothe 5 b. MS

Sarah M. Boothe 3 b. MS

Dianna Boothe 1 b. MS

House 1526, Family 1526 (It is assumed that this is James’s mother and brother)

Mary Boothe 63 Farmer b. unknown

Able Boothe 18 Laborer b. AL

Military Service: James Boothe served as a corporal in 27th Mississippi Infantry, Confederate States of America (Known as the “Fredonia Hards”) in Company C during the Civil War.

Note: On the Roll of Militia, Pontotoc County, February 20, 1863, Justice Beat Number 13, he is listed on line 96 in Captain Jones’s unit of the 27th MS Infantry. 27th Infantry Regiment was organized in November and December 1861 with men recruited in the counties of Oktibbeha, Leake, Covington, Jasper, and Simpson. After serving in Florida and Kentucky, then unit was assigned to General Walthall's and Brantly's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It took an active part in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, moved with Hood into Tennessee, and fought in North Carolina. It reported 83 casualties at Murfreesboro to Atlanta, moved with Hood into Tennessee, and fought in North Carolina. It reported 83 casualties at Murfreesboro to Atlanta, moved with Hood into Tennessee, and fought in North Carolina. It reported 83 casualties at Murfreesboro, 117 at Chickamauga, and 208 at Chattanooga. For a time it was consolidated with the 24th Regiment and in December 1863 totaled 491 men and 354 arms. At Resaca the regiment lost 6 killed and 27 wounded, and at Ezra Church the 24th/27th had 11 killed and 67 wounded of the 430 engaged. It surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels James A. Campbell and Thomas M. Jones; Lieutenant Colonels James L. Autry, A.J. Hays, and Andrew J. Jones; and Majors Julius B. Kennedy, George H. Lipscomb, and Amos McLemore.

Spouse: Martha C. Burke

b. 1840, Alabama

Married December 8, 1852, Pontotoc County, MS

Note: From MARRIAGES IN PONTOTOC COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI (From Pontotoc County Genweb Site): James M. Boothe, Martha C. Burk, December 8, 1852

*Noted on 1870 Federal Census Pontotoc County, MS, Township 9, Pontotoc Post Office, page 286, House 258, Family 258

Booth, Martha, 30, b. AL, Keeping house

Booth, Jane, 15, b. MS

Booth, Sarah, 14, b. MS

Booth, Annie, 11, b. MS

Children: (Ages based on 1860 Census data)

Elizabeth Jane Boothe, b. 1855, MS

Sarah M. “Sallie” Boothe, b. 1857, MS; Married Andrew Jackson Waldo, b. 1858, on 11 June 1882, Pontotoc County, MS

Dianna “Annie” Boothe, b. 1859, MS