Peter Bucher
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John Booher
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Barbara Barnett
(Abt 1755-Bef 1844)
Elizabeth Booher


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1. William Henry Parrigin

Elizabeth Booher 1

  • Born: 17 Jan 1797, , Sullivan, TN
  • Marriage (1): William Henry Parrigin on 10 Aug 1821 in , Washington, VA
  • Died: 13 Apr 1902, Albany, Clinton, KY at age 105
  • Buried: 14 Apr 1902, Albany: Albany Cemetery, Clinton, KY

  General Notes:

Elizabeth moved with her husband to Clinton Co. KY. Although born in this country she could speak German very well and before she became blind in her old age often read from an old German Bible which was given to her by her father.
1. Elizabeth Booher Parrigin story
3. Booher, Winfield Scott. BOOHER FAMILY HISTORY HORIZONS, Wilmington CA (1974)
4. 1860 Clinton Co. KY census [see spouse]
5. 1870 Clinton Co. KY census [see spouse]
6. 1880 Clinton Co. KY census [see spouse]
7. 1900 Clinton Co. KY census [see Cyrus Booher Parrigin]

!BIRTH: Source-1 [AGB sr.] p. 47 for date and place

!MARRIAGE: Source-1 [AGB sr.] p. 47 for date and place

!DEATH: Source-3 p. 117 for date and place

!BURIAL: Source-3 p. 117 for place

!ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Source-1 [AGB sr.] p. 47 moved to Clinton Co. KY 17 Oct. 1858

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1860 in , Clinton, KY. PARAGIN, Henry, 55 m, farmer, VA; Elizabeth, 59 f, housework, TN; Emera, 23 m, farmer, VA; William H., 18 m, domestic, VA

2. She appeared on the census in 1870 in , Clinton, KY. PARIGIN, Henry, 67, mw, farmer, VA; Elizabeth, 72, fw, TN; William H, 25, mw, VA;
Samuel, 8, mw, KY; Rese, 49, fb, TN; Julia, 13, fb, VA

3. Letter: 1901, Albany, Clinton, KY. 2 In an interview by Benjamin F.. Booher, Elizabeth stated her family history as follows, also reported at the 1902 family reunion in Darlington, Indiana.

"My name is Elizabeth Parrigan and I was the youngest Daughter of John Booher. I was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee 11 Jan 1797, and if I live till my next birthday I will be one hundred and five years old.

My father John Booher was of German Parentage. My Grandfather came from Germany to Pennsylvania but my father and mother were born in this country.
My grandparents died when I was a child and my father went back to get his legacy when I was about 10 years old. Martin was my father's brother. My father had ten children, eight sons and two daughters. They were Jacob, Mary "Polly", William, Benjamin, Jehu (died in infancy), John, Frederick, Twins Isaac and Henry, and Elizabeth."

We moved to four miles of Bristol, Tennessee when I was nineteen years old from Washington County, Virginia, Abington being the county seat. We moved to Clinton County Kentucky, one mile from where we now live, on 17 Oct 1858.

I was married on 10 Aug 1821, at the age of 24, in Washington County, Virginia, to Henry Parrigan. We had seven children: 3 daughters and 4 sons--Amelia Ann, John Franklin, Martha Jane, Sabrina, Emery, Cyrus and William Henry.

My daughter, Amelia Ann, married her cousin, Joseph Parrigan, at age 24. She had 8 sons and no daughters. The names of the sons were Cyrus, Jacob, Abel J., James Campbell, George, Sylvanus, Frank (Colonel) and William Henry. All are living. four in this country and four in Texas, and all hve families except George who had but one child when he separated from his wife. Cyrus, the Judge, Abel, George and Frank live in Clinton County.

Cyrus, with whom I live, has but one child, Edward, who was married 11 months ago and lives on the farm adjacent to us. Abel has 8 children: 4 sons and 4 daughters, all living at home. The 2 eldest are teachers: Laura and Tyman. The first teching here andt he last was a school at Cumberland. The youngest child is 4-years old."

Elizabeth married William Henry Parrigin on 10 Aug 1821 in , Washington, VA. (William Henry Parrigin was born in 1793 in , Washington, VA, died on 23 Jul 1892 in Albany, Clinton, KY and was buried in Albany: Albany Cemetery, Clinton, KY.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. They have conflicting marriage information of 18 Aug 1821 and , Washington, VA.


1 Grider, Barbara M, <i>Barbara Grider Booher Database</i> (Louisville, Kentucky. 2008.).

2 Elizabeth Booher Parrigan, <i>Statement by Elizabeth Booher Parrigan</i> (Report at Booher Family Reunion, 1902, Darlington, Indiana.).

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