Martin Booher
Catharine Hartmann
David Booher Sr.
Rettie Patten
Michael Booher


Family Links

1. Sarah Jane Wise

2. Emeline Maud Gwinn
3. Betsy Ann Marcum
4. Louisa Pharis
5. Mary Melton

Michael Booher 1

  • Born: Apr 1837, , , TN
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Jane Wise on 20 Jun 1860 in , Clinton, KY
  • Marriage (2): Emeline Maud Gwinn on 15 Feb 1866
  • Marriage (3): Betsy Ann Marcum on 28 Aug 1899 in , Clinton, KY
  • Marriage (4): Louisa Pharis
  • Marriage (5): Mary Melton on 16 Apr 1906
  • Died: 3 Dec 1914, , Cumberland, KY at age 77

  General Notes:

1. 1850 Sullivan Co. TN census, p. 1400 with step-mother]
2. Smith, Randolph N. 1860 CUMBERLAND CO. KY CENSUS
3. Farmer, Jane Froggue. 1870 CLINTON CO. KY CENSUS
4. Smith, Randolph N. 1880 CUMBERLAND CO. KY CENSUS
5. Smith, Randolph N. 1900 CUMBERLAND CO. KY CENSUS
6. Smith, Randolph N. 1910 CUMBERLAND CO. KY CENSUS
7. Kentucky Vital Statistics
8. Clinton County Marriages, Bk. 1, p. 89
11. Adujutant General's Report
12. Deed from Michael Booher to David Booher 11 May 1858 courtesy of Ike Moore

!BIRTH: Source-5 p. 101 #45-46 for date and place; Source-10 p. 455 has born in Cumberland Co.

!MARRIAGE: Source-9 p. 354 lists all of Michael's marriages and dates for marriages to Emeline Maud Guinn and Mary Melton

!DEATH: Source-7 for date and place

!ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Source-11 Booher, Michael, pvt. Co. F 5th KY Vol. Cav. enrolled 28 Sep 1861 at Burkesville for 3 years; mustered 31 Mar. 1862 at Gallatin TN., mustered out 3 May 1865 at Louisville, He was 28 in 1862, Lost horse and equipment, captured and paroled at Gallatin 21 Aug. 1862 by the enemy; returned to his co. in arrest 25 Apr. 1864; waiting the results of a general court martial 29 July 1873???. Charge of desertion removed. Was captured and paroled 21 Aug. 1864; because of great danger of being captured by guerillas and a gunshot wound received by the accidental discharge of his own gun, at or near Columbia TN on or about 20 May 1863, saddler.

Source-11 p. 455 Michael Booher, pvt., Co. F 5th KY Cavalry, served from 8 Sep. 1861 to 3 May 1865, born in Cumberland Co., 38 years old. R-412

Source-12 Michael Booher To David Booher 26 acres 11 May 1858

Know all men by these presents that whereas David Booher Senior deceased under his last will and testament in writing among other legacies therein contained did give and bequeath unto his son Michael Booher of Clinton County Kentucky a one seventh part of a tract or tracts of land lying in Sullivan County and State of Tennessee adjoining the lands of James J. Rader, James King, William Willoughby and George Worley and others on the waters of Cedar branch being an undivided tract or tracts of land which as will appear in the last will and testament of the said David Booher Sr. Deceased which is to be divided whenever his youngest son Christian Booher arrives at the age of twenty one years of which I the said Michael Booher is intitled to one seventh part of said land now know ye that I the said Michael Booher for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and eight Dollars to me in hand paid by David Booher Son of Said David Booher Senior Deceased the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said David Booher all my right title interest and claim which I now have or ever shall or will have in and to said tract or trcts of land now know ye that I the Said Michael Booher being fully satisfied in the premises have remised released and forever quit claimed and by these presents do remise release and forever quit claim unto the said David Booher his heirs executors or administrators all and all manner of claim right and title whatsoever which I the said Michael Booher now have might should or would have or of right ought to have or claim of in or out of all and every mesuages lands tenements and hereditements so as I the Said Michael Booher my heirs nor any other person or persons in my name hereafter have claim challenge or demand for or by reason or means of any matter clause or thing whatsoever, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of May 1858.
Michael Booher (Seal)
Guian L. Shelley
Samuel Booher

State of Tennessee
Sullivan County

Personally appeared before me John C. Rutledge clerk of the county court for said County Guian L. Shelly and Samuel Booher Subscribing witnesses to the within deed who being first sworn depose and say that they are acquainted with Michael Booher the bargainer and that they saw him sign seal and execute the same. Witness my hand at office in Blountville this 11th day of May 1858

John C. Rutledge Clk

State of Tennessee
Sullivan County

I F S Turner Register for said county, certify that I recd the within deed and the above certificate thereto the eleventh day of May 1858 at 2 OClock P.M. - then entered the same in Book of Entry 2nd on Page 21 - then Registered in Vol. 19, Page 371. Given under my hand at office in Blountville the 11th day of May 1858.

F. S. Turner, Regr

1860 Source-2 p. 76 #305
Daniel, Richard C. 50 farmer KY
Peggie 46 "
Mary 22 "
Synthia 17
Ellen 13
Jordan 12
Charley 9
Caroline L 10
Drucilla 10
Alexander 6
Booher, Michael 22 TN
[Wise] Jane 17 KY

!1870 Source-3 p. 30 #108
Booher, Michael 34 farmer TN
Emaline 18 KY
William 7 " son of Sarah Jane
J. Lewis 3 "
Catharine 1 "

1880 Source-4 Census Place: E.D. 32, Whetstone, Cumberland, Kentucky
Source: FHL Film 1254410 National Archives Film T9-0410 Page 121D

Mike BOOHER Self 45 KY Occ: Frm Lbrr Fa: KY Mo: KY
Emaline BOOHER Wife 26 KY Occ: Kpng Hs Fa: KY Mo: KY
William BOOHER Son 16 KY Occ: Frm Lbrr Fa: KY Mo: KY
Louis BOOHER Son 14 KY Occ: Frm Lbrr Fa: KY Mo: KY
Catherine BOOHER Dau 12 KY Occ: At Home Fa: KY Mo: KY
Martin BOOHER Son 9 KY Fa: KY Mo: KY
Lacy BOOHER Dau 6 KY Fa: KY Mo: KY
Louisa BOOHER Dau 5 KY Fa: KY Mo: KY
Fannie BOOHER Dau 2 KY Fa: KY Mo: KY

1900 Source-5 p. 101 #45-46 Carver Pct.
Booher, Michael Apr 1837 63 wid TN TN TN farmer
Hyram Apr 1881 19 KY " KY farm laborer
Verdie Oct 1885 14 " " " at school
Elic May 1889 11 " " " farm laborer

Note. It appears that Emeline is living next door with four daughters. She also is listed as a widow which suggests that they were divorced. Elic is listed as a grandson. This would be Alexander, son of Wm.

1910 Source-6 p. 111 #3-3 Carver Pct.
Booher, Mike 74 m2 5 yrs TN TN TN
Mollie 30
Livia 3
James E. 10/12

Source-3 p. 30 #108 1870 wife is Emeline
Source-4 p. 18 #216-227 1880 wife is Emeline
Source-5 p. 101 #45-46 1900 wife in separate household
Source-6 p. 111 #3-31910 wife is Mollie [Mary Melton]

Michael married Sarah Jane Wise on 20 Jun 1860 in , Clinton, KY. (Sarah Jane Wise was born on 26 Jun 1841 in , , KY and died about 1865.)

Michael next married Emeline Maud Gwinn on 15 Feb 1866. The marriage ended in divorce. (Emeline Maud Gwinn was born in May 1853 in , Cumberland, KY and died in 1914 in , Washington, AL.)

Michael next married Betsy Ann Marcum on 28 Aug 1899 in , Clinton, KY.

Michael next married Louisa Pharis.

Michael next married Mary Melton on 16 Apr 1906. (Mary Melton was born about 1880 in , , KY and died after 1920.)


1 Grider, Barbara M., Barbara Grider Booher Database (Louisville, Kentucky. 2008.).

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