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Biographical Sketch of Ezra Booth
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Booth, Ezra, Ferrisburgh, Vergennes p. o., was born in Newtown, Conn. in 1813, and settled in Addison county, Vt., in 1831. He was married on March 25, 1840, to Sophia Whalley, who was born in England in 1816. They had a family of six children — William W., Lucy A., Ellen R., Austin T., Richard D., and Ada S. Ezra Booth held most of the town offices, and died on July 1, 1868. Mrs. Booth settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., with her parents, Thomas and Rachel (Jones) Whalley, in 1827. They settled on the homestead farm in 1832. In 1840 they moved to Charlotte, where Mrs. Whalley died in 1855. Mr. Whalley then married his second wife, Hannah Tobias. He died in 1881 aged ninety years, and Hannah died in 1884. Three of his children were born in England, Sophia, Eliza, and Thomas, and four in Canada, four of whom are now living, Sophia, Jonathan, Sarnuel, and Richard. Thomas Whalley was a professional teacher in England and taught here after his early settlement, after which he became a farmer. Mr. Ezra Booth was a son of Austin and Phebe (Botsford) Booth.
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