Christian Booher 1
- Born: 14 Oct 1774, , Lancaster, PA 2 3
- Christened: 27 Nov 1774, Lancaster: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 2 3
- Marriage (1): Margaret Roth about 1797
- Died: 8 May 1874, , Sullivan, TN at age 99
Another name for Christian was Christian Bucher.2 3 4
1. 1840 Sullivan Co. TN census
2. 1850 Sullivan Co. TN census
3. 1860 Sullivan Co. TN census
4. Martin Booher will [copy in file]
5. Sullivan Co. TN Will Book I [copy in file]
6. Booher, Allen G. sr. MY OFTEN MISSPELLED NAME IS BOOHER
7. Spoden, Mrs. Muriel C. Spoden, comp. HISTORIC SITES OF SULLIVAN COUNTY
8. Roy Booker email 6 Dec. 1997
9. Humphrey, John T. PENNSYLVANIA BIRTHS - LANCASTER COUNTY 1723-1777
Humphrey Publications, Washington D.C. (1977) Ft. Wayne library
10. Christian Booher will
11. 1830 Sullivan Co. TN census
12. Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Lancaster Co. PA
via email from Jonathan Beecher 2 June 2008
!BIRTH: Sources-2 and -3 birth year estimated from age on censuses; Source-6 for place; Source-9 Vol.. ii p. 47 for actual date, birth registered at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA [register begins in 1730]; Source-12 Christian Hartman was the sponsor at Christian's birth
!MARRIAGE: Source-6 Whoever supplied the information on Christian Booher said he had a 2nd marriage
!DEATH: Source-6 p. 123 [ If he died in 1879 he would have been 105 years old]; Source-7 p. 156 also said he died in 1879; Source-5 p. 31 Christian Booher, signed 6 Jan. 1844, no date of probate [Christian Booher probably died sometime after 1860 when he appeared in the Sullivan Co. census and 1870 when he did not appear]
Source-4 Martin willed Christian his plantation, 352 acres, below Blountville adjoining the widow Craft provided he pay $552.00.
Source-7 p. 155 "Christian Booher, however, did not arrive here until after 1815. Christian lived in this area of Sullivan County before 1824 and until his death in 1879. In 1850, Christian's sister-in-law, Polly (widow of John Booher) occupied the home with the Christian Booher family. (Legend 149)
Source-8 In an account of the death of John Booher, son of Christian, [see John Booher] it is stated that he arrived in Sullivan Co. with his father when he was nine years old .
Source-10 TRANSCRIPTION OF CHRISTIAN BOOHER'S WILL:
January the sixth one thousand eight hundred and forty four. I Christian Booher being sound in mind but weak in body make this my last will revoking all former wills. I in the first place appoint my son John Booher my Executor having full confidence in him to collect all my debt sand pay ? all debts that I owe.
And secondly, my desire and will is that my son Christian Booher & John Booher & David Booher and my daughters Nancy & Elizabeth and Margaret Booher have my plantation ?hereon I now live. John is to have the ? house and the land is to be equally divided between the above six named children after John getting the house where I now live and the above named heirs is to maintain my beloved wife Margaret in decency during her life.
Thirdly, I will and bequest to my son David Booher five dollars and my son Jacob Booher one bed and ? to be worth fifty dollars & Catherine Frazer (?) my daughter (?) five dollars, and my daughter Mary Baker five dollars & my daughter Sarah Booher five and my Executor is to pay my last named sons & daughter here above named sums to each one of them as it states and after they are paid them my daughters Nancy, Elizabeth & Margaret is to have one cow a piece one bed and bedding a piece and al lthe ballance of my personal property is to be equally divided amongst or between my six first named sons & daughters. Namely Christian & John & David & Nancy & Margaret and Elizabeth. They are to have the personal property valued by disinterested persons or sold or divided ? themselves which may be most to their satisfaction, but after reconsidering my desire and will is that John's portion of the land is to be worth one hundred dollars more than my daughters and Christian and Davids portions of the land is each to be worth fifty dollars more than my daughters namely Nancy, Elizabeth and Margaret.
Given under my hand and seal the day and State first written in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.
1830 Source-11 p. 344
male 50-60 [1770-1780] Christian, b. 1774
male 10-15 [1815-1820]
male 10-15 [1815-1820] John, b. 1816
male 5-10 [1820-1825]
female 50-60 [1770-1780] Margaret, b. 1780/90
female 15-20 [1810-1815] Margaret, b. 1811
female 10-15 [1815-1820]
female 10-15 [1815-1820] Sarah, b. 1818
female 5-10 [1820-1825]
female 0-5 [1825-1830]
!1840 Source-1 p. 151
male 60-70 [1770-1780] Christian, b. 1774
male 20-30 [1810-1820]
male 15-20 [1820-1825]
male 5-10 [1830-1835]
female 50-60 [1780-1790] Margaret
female 20-30 [1810-1820] Nancy, b. 1800?, 1805?
female 20-30 [1810-1820] Sarah, b. abt 1818
female 20-30 [1810-1820] Margaret, b. 1817?, 1813?
female 10-15 [1825-1830] Elizabeth
female 5-10 [1830-1835] Catherine
!1850 Source-2 p. 29 #254-254
Booher, Christian 76 PA
Nancy 50 " Anna, b. 1805?
Note. These appear to be daughters but Nancy could be a second wife.
!1860 Source-3 p. 156 #644-644 Dist 18 Yokeley Store P.O. next door to Christian jr.
Booher, Christian 86 farmer 7000/500 PA
Nancy 55 domestic "
Peggy 47 domestic "
Note. These are the same females that appeared in 1850 but Nancy has only aged 5 years while Peggy has aged 14.
Could not find Christian in PA in 1810 or in TN or VA in 1820.
Sponsors were Christian Hartman and wife.
Christian married Margaret Roth about 1797. (Margaret Roth was born in 1780-1790, died in 1848 in , Sullivan, TN and was buried in Blountville: Gunnings Cemetery, Sullivan, TN.)