Peter

Title

Peter
Booth

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Male

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Unknown

Birth Date

1805, calculated from age at death.

Marriage Date

1834, calculated by birthyear of first child (1835) reported on 1850 Federal census.

Death Date

October 3, 1857

Misc. Date

April 3, 1824. Entered into full church membership.
July 25, 1855. Ordination at the First Colored Congregational Church at Greenport (New York).

Biographical Notes

His use of the surname, Booth, was uncommon. Circumstantial evidence from other sources suggest he was the son of Dorcas Booth. She was enumerated in the 1820 Federal census in Southold as head of a household containing two free people of color—one woman over 45 years, one male between 14–26. Peter Booth, a congregational clergyman, was enumerated in the 1850 census as head of a household in Southold. Dorcas Booth (age 84) was living with him at that time. His ordination was reported in the Frederick Douglass newspaper in 1855.

Source/s

Original Southold parish register accessed at Ancestry.com under the collection entitled, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701–1970>New York>Southold>First Presbyterian Church>Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths>1749-1832>image 223/340.
Frederick Douglass' Paper, August 3, 1855; page 3, column 4.

Files

1824.MBR.Peter Booth.JPG
Frederick_Douglass_Paper__August_3_1855.pdf

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Citation

“Peter,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1704.