Peter Bucher
(Cir 1725-)
Christian Hartmann
Martin Booher
(1746-1824)
Catharine Hartmann
(1760/1770-1834)
Martin Booher Jr.
(1775-1868)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ollie Ellen Wassum

Martin Booher Jr. 1 2

  • Born: 5 Dec 1775, , Lancaster, PA 2 3
  • Christened: 7 May 1780, Manheim: Zion Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): Ollie Ellen Wassum about 1806
  • Died: 3 Feb 1868, , Sullivan, TN at age 92 4
  • Buried: Emmett: Pemberton/Hawkins/Grant Cemetery, Sullivan, TN 4

   Other names for Martin were Martin Booker, Martin Bucher 3 and Martin Bucher.

  General Notes:

!SOURCES:
1. Jerry H. Barrett, Lansing IL
2. Will of Martin Booher [copy in file # 18]
3. 1830 Sullivan Co. TN census
4. 1840 Sullivan Co. TN census
5. 1850 Sullivan Co. TN census
6. 1860 Sullivan Co. TN census
7. Booher, Allen G. sr. MY OFTEN MISSPELLED NAME IS BOOHER
8. Will of Martin Booher jr. proved 2 Mar 1868 [copy in file #14]
9. Roy Booker, package received Nov. 28, 1997
10. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Records, Mannheim PA via Harold Keisling, Cookeville TN
11. Gordon Aronhime papers - Library of Virginia - card file
12. FAMILY GATHERINGS //genweb.net/~wsnks/
13. TNGenweb: Sullivan Co. Cemeteries

!BIRTH: Source-10 for date and place; Source-12 Sullivan County Cemeteries has 6 (16) Dec 1775

!MARRIAGE: Source-7 p. 125 for name - date based on birth of first child

!DEATH: Source-7 date and place; Source-9 confirms; Source-12 Sullivan County Cemeteries has 3 Feb 1868 (1869)

!BURIAL: Source-7 place; Source-9 Grant Cemetery; Source 11 [Black - Card 28] says buried at Pemberton Cemetery at Emmett TN; Source-12 Sullivan Co, Cemeteries has Paperville Cemetery

!ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: War of 1812, Bounty Land Warrant 21012 80-55 Source-2 Martin willed son Martin jr. his plantation, 127 acres, on Sinking Creek where "my son Martin now lives."; Source-8

WILL OF MARTIN BOOHER

I Martin Booher, of the County of Sullivan, And State of Tenn. being of Sound Mind and Memory and the uncertainty of life So therefore make order publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament that is to say first After all my Lawfull debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate real and personal
1st - I give and bequeath to my daughter Lisa Phipps, formerly Lisa Booher, four acres of land including the house where Isaac Phipps Now lives up and down Creek and the land over the Creek opsit the house where said Phipps lives.
2nd - I give and bequeath to my daughter Louisa Booher, all the balance of the plantation on which I now live to her and her heirs I give it forever Also all my household and Kitchen furnature And All of my Personal property.
3rd - I give to William Booher One dollars ($1.00)
To Catharine Hampton $1.00
To Mahaly Booher $1.00
To Andrew Booher $1.00
To C. J. Booher $1.00
To Eliza Bauldon $1.00
To Rebeca Washam $1.00
Lastly I Nominate and Appoint L. G. Dryden my Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all Other Will by me made.
Sined Seal in the presents of ----------

June 9, 1866 Martin Booher

Attest: W. T. Dalany, A. C. Booher Proven -- March 2, 1868

Source-13 BOOHER, Martin b. 6 Dec 1775 d. 3 Feb. 1868 (b. in PA W= Ollie.)

!CENSUS:
1830 Source-3 p. 318
Martin Booher jr.
1 male 40-50 [1780-1790] Martin b. 1775
1 male 20-30 [1800-1810] William Martin, b. abt 1810
1 male 15-20 [1810-1815] Andrew, b, abt 1815
1 male 10-15 [1815-1820] C. J. , b. abt 1819
1 female 30-40 [1790-1800] Ella Wassum, b. 1788
1 female 15-20 [1810-1815]
1 female 15-20 [1810-1815] Lisa, b. 1810/1815
1 female 10-15 [1815-1820] Louisa, b. 1817
1 female 5-10 [1820-1825] Catherine, b. 1820/1825
1 female 5-10 [1820-1825] Mahala
1 female 5-10 [1820-1825] Eliza
1 female 0-5 [1825-1830] Rebecca, b. abt 1828

!Note. Source-8 named 3 sons and 6 daughters in his will - but this census shows an extra female of an age to be a child. Could this be the wife of the oldest son?

1840 Source-4 p. 133 image 73 next door to Peter
Martin Booher
male 60-70 [1770-1780] Martin b. 1775
male 30-40 [1800-1810] William Martin, b. abt 1810
male 20-30 [1810-1820] Andrew, b, abt 1815
male 20-30 [1810-1820] C. J. , b. abt 1819
male 5-10 [1830-1835] grandson???
female 60-70 [1770-1780] Ella Wassum, b. 1788
female 20-30 [1810-1820] Louisa, b. abt 1816
female 15-20 [1820-1825] Mahala
female 15-20 [1820-1825] Eliza
female 10-15 [1825-1830] Rebecca, b. abt 1828

Note. Liza and Catherine gone from home. All sons hanging around. Martin had 4 males and 4 females living with him. This could be a married daugher with a male child under 5.

!1850 Source-5 [print copy p.1 #77-77] p. 6 #77-77 image 10
Booher, Martin 74 farmer 1,000 PA
Ella 61 PA
William 40 130 TN
Louisa 33 "
Rebecca 22 "

!Note. Is this William Booher, husband of Lousia?. Where are the children that show up in 1860?

!1860 Source-6 p. 158 #1067-1067 Dist 1 Holston Valley P.O.
Booher, Martin 84 can't read occ 1800/400 PA insane from sickness
Alla 71 none "
Louisa 34 kh TN
Rebecca E 32 " "
Noah C. 14 " grandchild
George H . 13 "
Rufus M. 10 "
Mary T. 7 "

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of 6 Dec 1775 and , Lancaster, PA. 4 The birthdate on his tombstone differs from that in the church baptism record by one day.

2. Census in 1850 in Subdivision 30, Sullivan, TN. 2 On the same census page are two Booher households. Martin Booher, farmer, 74, was living with Ella, 61; William, 40; Louisa, 33, and Rebecca, 22. The parents were born in Pennsylvania, the children in Tennessee. Martin's real estate was worth $1000.

Next door is Peter Booher, farmer, 71, with wife Magdalin, 69; Jesse, farmer, 28; William, farmer, 23; Mary, 19; and Martha, 22. Everyone was born in Tennessee except Peter in Pennsylvania.

The next door neighbor is John Combs, 50, farmer, and his wife Mary and their family.

3. He has conflicting death information of 8 Feb 1868 and , Sullivan, TN.


Martin married Ollie Ellen Wassum about 1806. (Ollie Ellen Wassum was born on 8 Mar 1788 in , , PA,2 4 died on 5 Jun 1861 in , Sullivan, TN 4 and was buried in Emmett: Pemberton/Hawkins/Grant Cemetery, Sullivan, TN 4.)


Sources


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

2 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Tennessee, Sullivan County, Subdivision 30, Series: M432 Roll: 897 Page: 6.

3 Wright, F. Edward, <i>Church records of the 18th century, Lancaster County, Pa.</i> (Westminster, MD Family Line Publications 1994), Page 49.

4 <i>Pemberton/Hawkins/Grant Cemetery, Emmett, Sullivan County, TN</i> (http://www.tngenweb.org/sullivan/cemetery/phg.htm).



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