James J. Booth



(photographer, merchant)


Note: These are just some accumulated facts, some of which appear to be inaccurate. We are still looking
for some detailed histories to be able to put together the whole story of James' life.

James Joseph Booth was born in Stockport, Cheshire, England on June 12, 1843.

James married Margaret Holland in Oldham, Lancashire, England on January 10, 1863.

James married Sarah Ann Kenyon in Ashton-under-Lyne, Staleybridge, Cheshire, England on February 24, 1867.

James & Annis emigrated to the United States in March of 1873 and arrived in Salt Lake City in April of 1873. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in Salt Lake City.

That same summer, they moved to Washington and soon after to St. George.

James & Annis were married in St. George on March 23, 1877. On that same day, James took Esther Elizabeth Tye as a plural wife.

James was a photographer who took many of the photographs that now give us a pictorial history of the Cotton Mission. His son (also James Joseph Booth) joined the family business and was also a photographer.

James left St. George on October 15, 1887 for a mission in England, returning in mid-1889.

James died in St. George on April 11, 1897. His funeral was held in the Tabernacle on April 12 and he was buried in Plot A_E_94_3_NH of the St. George City Cemetery.


James' Parents and Siblings:
    John Booth
    Ruth Gamble Booth
        Robert Booth
        James Joseph Booth
        Joseph Booth
        Mary Hannah Booth
        Sarah Booth
        Hannah Booth

(10/11/1816-8/26/1870)   (married 11/14/1841)
(2/12/1840-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(6/12/1843-4/11/1897)   (married as shown below)
(2/5/1846-7/7/1914)   (married Jane Bailey)
(12/14/1852-1/3/1928)   (married Thomas Pilkington)
(3/23/1858-10/3/1941)   (married Tuscarora Gillins)
(6/26/1861-12/13/1932)   (married August Thiessen)

First Wife and Children:
    Margaret Holland Booth
        Marha Annie Booth
        Mary Elizabeth Booth
        Alice Jane Booth

(xx/xx/1834-11/30/1893)   (married 1/10/1863)
(6/28/1864-6/3/1899)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1866-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(5/26/1870-9/8/1941)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)

Second Wife and Children: ???
    Sarah Ann Kenyon Booth
        Betsy Ann Booth
        Bertha Booth
        Annie Booth
        Henrietta Booth

(xx/xx/1847-6/20/1909)   (married 2/24/1867)
(xx/xx/1869-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Charles Edward Smith)
(4/xx/1872-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(12/16/1875-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married John T. Derbyshire and George William Lee)

Third Wife and Children:
    Annis Edee Wych Booth
        Edith Atkins Booth
        Louisa Booth
        William Herbert Booth
        James Joseph Booth
        Annie Elizabeth Booth
        Emily Booth

(12/16/1850-12/19/1932)   (married 3/23/1877)
(11/10/1869-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(1/4/1871-10/22/1940)   (married Francis Albert Blair)
(1/8/1871-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/14/1872-12/20/1926)   (married Sarah Jane Worthen)
(5/21/1875-6/25/1917)   (married Walter Bell)
(3/24/1878-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)

Fourth Wife and Children:
    Esther Elizabeth Tye Booth  
        John Booth
        Esther Woodrow Booth
        James William Booth
        Rhoda Ann Baker Booth
        Edith Annie Booth
        Mary Alice Booth
        Ruth Booth
        Emma LaPreal Booth
        Phoeby E. Booth

(11/5/1858-12/5/1919)   (married 3/23/1877)
(3/16/1880-9/6/1950)   (married Marvel Riding and Gladys Wilson)
(8/5/1880-6/12/1952)   (adopted) (married Mark Benson Laub)
(1/3/1881-6/25/1943)   (married Alfred Frank Kurt)
(3/12/1884-11/19/1933)   (married William Clyde Herron)
(1/25/1892-1/23/1949)   (married Willard Larson)


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Birth certificate for James Joseph Booth

FamilySearch entry for James Joseph Booth

Geni entry for James Joseph Booth

Find-A-Grave entry for James Joseph Booth

FamilySearch entry for Margaret Holland

FamilySearch entry for Sarah Ann Kenyon

FamilySearch entry for Annis Edee Wych

Geni entry for Annis Edee Booth (Wych)

Find-A-Grave entry for Annis Edee Wych Booth

FamilySearch entry for Esther Elizabeth Tye

Find-A-Grave entry for Esther Elizabeth Lee