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The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth
01-19-2016, 10:16 PM
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The legend Booth soon became a part of the legend of the West in many ways. While the Federals had shifted their 'malice toward none' policies over to the Indians, the South and especially parts of Texas began to hear rumors that JWBooth was back in the Confederacy and noted by friends and foes in his adventures. I have come across numerous folks there who claim to be related in some way, usually the vague 'a cousin to John Wilkes Booth'. And it would be handy to either prove or disprove the persistence of JWBooth, if these would easily trace out. Several I have traced out and usually the (Booth) family connection fades out perhaps in 1810 Alabama or Mississippi. And those seem almost certain to not trace to JWBooth family. Several folks too and especially in Texas named a son in commemoration of JWBooth, and these are usually quickly sorted out. Are there yet family documents and which will someday come to light, which will help solve The Legend of John Wilkes Booth?
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The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth - Gene C - 01-31-2015, 12:30 PM
RE: The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth - maharba - 01-19-2016 10:16 PM

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