A Guide to the Beall Booth Family Papers, 1751-1932 Beall Booth Family Papers, 1751-1932 MS 2009.15

A Guide to the Beall Booth Family Papers, 1751-1932

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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library
Collection number MS 2009.15


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Repository
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Collection number
MS 2009.15
Title
Beall Booth Family Papers, 1751-1932
Physical Characteristics
2 Boxes (314 items).
Creator
Beall family; Booth family
Shelf Location
19-E-4
Language
English
Abstract
The Beall Booth Family Papers contains 314 items and covers the family line of Samuel Booth of Williamsburg VA , his children and grandchildren from 1751-1785.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg.

Preferred Citation

Beall Booth Family Papers, Accession # MS 2009.15, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2009.

Biographical Information

Samuel Beall (1748-1793), pronounced Bell, was a prominent merchant in Williamsburg, VA. ?b Born in 1748 to the descendants of Scottish immigrants he operated a store in Williamsburg from 1779 to 1785. He received a land grant for 40,000 acres in Jefferson County Kentucky, which he partnered with John May of Williamsburg to survey and rent. Married in 1779 to Ann Booth (1751-1786), he had 4 children; Norborne Booth Beall (1780-1844), Matilda Aylett Beall (1782-1822) who married William Galt, Harriet Beall who married Richard A. Maupin (1779-1827), and Louisa Brooke Beall. Norborne Booth Beall (1780-1844) took interest in Samuel Beall's (1748-1793) land claims and after Samuel Beall's death in 1793 he went about the process closing his accounts and moving west. The Estate of Samuel Beall (1748-1793) still had outstanding debts and other business that was dealt with through the lawyer James Semple (1768-1834). Ann Pasteur Maupin, daughter of huegunot Tavern owner Gabriel Maupin of Williamsburg, married Norborne Booth Beall (1780-1844) in 1799. Norborne Booth Beall (1780-1844) was a classmate of her brother Richard A. Maupin (1779-1827) at the College of William and Mary. They, and the younger brother Edward Maupin, settled Jefferson County Kentucky with the Galt Family in 1803. Norborne Booth Beall (1780-1844) and Ann Pasteur Maupin had several children. Their eldest daughter Ann Matilda Beall (1800-1859) married her cousin William Lee Booth (1796-1868), West Point Graduate and veteran of 1812, and they raised a family in Meade County Kentucky. They had nine children: Clara A. Booth (1820-1908), Norborne M. Booth (1822-1909), Harriet Maria Booth (1824-1908), William L. Booth (1827-1893), Waller S. Booth (1829-1921), Galt Worthington Booth (1832-1921), Charles H. W. Booth, Sarah Louisa Booth, and Meade Booth. At some point a portion of the family migrated to Indiana, but stayed in close contact with each other. Galt Worthington Booth (1832-1921), a doctor like his uncle Edward Maupin, joined the union army during the Civil War and served as a hospital steward.

Scope and Content

The collection covers the business and personal papers of the Beall Booth family during the years of 1753-1932. The business papers are mostly from the 18th century (1753-1835), created by Samuel Beall (1748-1793), Norborne Booth Beall (1780-1844), William Lee Booth (1796), John May, William Scott, and James Semple (1768-1834). They contain bonds, receipts, contracts, memos, notes, and correspondence from the accounts of the Beall Family, as operated by the family and the lawyers who managed their estates. Much of the business papers address the land claims of Samuel Beall (1748-1793) and Norborne Booth Beall (1780-1844) in Kentucky, surveyed and managed with John May. There is a map from 1794 separated from the collection. The bulk of the business documents end at 1811, with two documents from the 1830s.

The personal papers are primarily from the 19th century. With one document from pre-1824, a prayer book given by Gabriel Maupin to his wife. They focus on the Booth family decendants of Samuel Beall in Kentucky, with some family mementos from the Maupin family who migrated with the Beall Family to Kentucky. They contain mostly correspondence between William Lee Booth, his children, and friends of the family between the 1850s and 1870s. Many of the letters are written to and from Galt Worthington Booth (1832-1921), who was a hospital steward for the Union Army during the Civil War. While the family writes on the Civil War, they mostly write about day to day life. The personal papers also contain some bible pages containing family genealogy, pamphlets, and photographs of the family. The pamphlets include the prayer book, a notebook, a young man's guide to the bridal chamber, and a copy of a speech given during the peace talks prior to the Civil War. There are no documents from the 1840s, and only one document from post 1875. A note pretaining to a daguerreotype by Margaret S. Booth from 1932.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series, each a box containing eleven folders. The first series contains the business papers of the family, mostly from the later part of the 18th century. The papers are organized by person and then date. The second series contains the personal papers of the family, primarily from the 19th century, in one box of eleven folders. The folders are arranged by document type; with the correspondence further arranged by recipient, sender, and date.

Separated Material

Separated from collection a map of The middle dominions of the United States of America 1794. Located in special collections oversized materials by Laurie and Whittle 1794 May 12.


Index Terms

  • Agriculture--Kentucky--Meade County
  • Beal family
  • Beall, Norborne Booth, 1780-1843
  • Beall, Samuel, 1748-1793
  • Booth family
  • Booth, Clara A., 1820-1908--Correspondence
  • Booth, Galt Worthington, 1832-1921--Correspondence
  • Booth, N. M. (Norborne M.)--Correspondence
  • Booth, Waller S., 1829-1898--Correspondence
  • Booth, William Lee, 1796-1868--Correspondence
  • Business Records--Virginia
  • Indiana--Politics and government--1861-1865
  • Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865
  • Land use--Kentucky--Jefferson County
  • Land use--Kentucky--Meade County
  • Maupin, Richard A., 1779-1827--Correspondance
  • May, John
  • Merchants--Virginia--Williamsburg
  • Physicians--Indiana--Leavenworth
  • Physicians--Kentucky--Meade County
  • Pioneers--Kentucky--Jefferson County
  • Pioneers--Kentucky--Meade County
  • Scott, William
  • Semple, James, 1768-1834--Correspondence
  • Surveying--Kentucky--Jefferson County
  • Surveying--Kentucky--Meade County
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1851-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War,1861-1865--Hospitals

Contents List

Series 1 Business Papers: Business Papers 1753-1835
Box-folder 109:1-11
1 box

The business papers are mostly from the 18th century, created by Samuel Beall, Norborne Booth Beall, William Lee Booth, John May, William Scott, and James Semple. They contain bonds, receipts, contracts, memos, notes, and correspondence. The business papers deal with the accounts of the Beall Family, as operated by the family and the lawyers who managed their estates. Much of the business papers address the land claims of Samuel Beall and Norborne Booth Beall in Kentucky, bought and managed with John May.

Each folder is organized by the creator, and then chronological with papers dealing with the same person grouped together.

  • Box-folder 109:1
    Folder 1:
    1 folder

    Parchment with "Nicolas vs. Beale" on one side and "Old original copy ac/ts" on inner side.

  • Box-folder 109:2
    Folder 2: William Scott Papers, 1753-1775
    1 folder

    Business documents managed by William Scott. Mostly bonds and receipts.

    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond John Vance to Jacob Chrisman, sent to William Scott,: 1769 August 6
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Henry Stephens to Jacob Chrisman, sent to William Scott,: 1769 August 6
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond of Baphis Earle,: 1774 December 7
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Dan Beall to Thomas Edmondson,: 1774 February 26
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Sam Price to Sam Pritehand, sent to William Scott,: 1773 May 5
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Note Alex White to Magnus Tate on payment,: 1772 December 3
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Jacob Gallmand to Philip Fearber,: 1768 March 10
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond William (Wm.) Bennett to William (Wm.) Childs,: 1767 March 9
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond John Ashby Jr. to Benjamin Ashby, sent to William Scott,: 1765 August 10
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond William (Wm.) Bennett to Samuel Earle, sent to William Scott,: 1765 August 10
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond William (Wm.) Vance and Hugh Bay to Jacob Chrisman, signed to William Scott,: 1769
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bill of Sale for two cows bought by William Scott from Achilles Foster,:
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Note To William Scott to pay Joseph Hawkins,:
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Samuel Scott to John Duckett,: 1761 June 16
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond John Lewis To William Scott,: 1768 January 18
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Peter Heenbergen to William Scott,: 1763 April 28
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Simon Scott to William Scott,: 1768 July 6
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Note to pay William Scott from (John?) Skelding to James Keith,: 1765 August 7
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Note to James Keith to pay William Scott from Edward Bennett,: 1765 December 9
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Sam Prathus to William Scott,: 1766 March 19
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Note to Achilles Foster from J. Skelding to pay William Scott,: 1767 March 7
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Isaac Silver to George Clark,: 1767 June 26
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Receipt Samuel Clark pay to William Scott,: 1768 Jume 15
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Receipt Abel Edward pay to William Scott,: 1764
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Summary of Account Edmond Lindsay owes to William Scott,: 1766-1768
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Note to John Neavitt from James Keith to pay William Scott,: 1769 January 5
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Note Jacob Chrisman to Gabriel Jones to pay William Scott,: 1769 August 24
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Receipt of payment from William Scott sighed William Allondes,: 1769 October 15
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond C. Young to William Scott,: 1770 March 8
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Christian Hannabargar to William Scott,: 1770 July 7
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond John James to William Scott,: 1771 August 12
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Achilles Foster to William Scott,: 1772 September 10
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Richard Sturman to Samuel Beall Admin. By William Scott,: 1773 November 22
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond John Quick to William Scott,: 1764 June 6
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond John Haymaker to William Scott,: 1771 November 2
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Samuel Prichard to William Scott with note on back to pay Samuel Beall,: 1772 August 1
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond George Sexton to William Scott,: 1772 February 8
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond John Sowry to William Scott,: 1772 April 6
    • Box-folder 109:2
      Bond Jonah Veeman to William Woode: Undated
  • Box-folder 109:3
    Folder 3: Samuel Beall Papers, 1771-1790
    1 folder

    Bonds, contracts, and receipts that pertain to the accounts of Samuel Beall.

    • Box-folder 109:3
      Bond unsigned to pay Samuel Beall,: 1774
    • Box-folder 109:3
      Bond John James Wood to John Semley,: 1771 October 8
    • Box-folder 109:3
      Bond Mores M. Ashbrooke to Samuel Beall,: 1774 March 17
    • Box-folder 109:3
      Bond William Drew to Edward Smith and Samuel Beall,: 1779 February 1
    • Box-folder 109:3
      Bond Edward Carrington to Edmund Randolph and Samuel Beall,: 1790 June 20
    • Box-folder 109:3
      Bond Robert Patterson to Samuel Beall,: 1786 October 21
    • Box-folder 109:3
      Notice to Samuel Beall of credit with John May from George May,: 1790 November 1
    • Box-folder 109:3
      Receipt Samuel Beall's payment to George Thomson,: 1781 May 1
    • Box-folder 109:3
      State of Walter Beall's Land as given by him to Samuel Beall,: 1786 November 24
  • Box-folder 109:4
    Folder 4: John May Papers, 1780-1785
    1 Folder

    The contracts, letters, and bonds that cover the beginning of the partnership between Samuel Beall and John May.

    • Box-folder 109:4
      Gilbert Imlay to John May,: 1785 May 5
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Copy of Contract Alexander Buckinridge with George May attorney for John May,: 1784 April 9
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Contract Alexander Breckinridge with George May attorney for John May,: 1784 April 4
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Copy of Contracts David Glenn with John May,: 1780 September 3
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Copy of Contracts David Glenn with John May,: 1780 September 3
    • Box-folder 109:4
      David Glynn's estimate of the cost of land Surveyed for John May,: undated
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Claim of Service under the kind of Great Britain,: 1780 April 4
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Bond John May to Charles Mynn Thurston,: 1780 May 6
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Note of debts,: undated
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Contract John May with Samuel Beall,: 1780 February 1
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Schedule of Land to be located and purchased as agreed by John May and Samuel Beall,: 1780 February 1
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Amendment to Contract between John May and Samuel Beall,: 1781 August 13
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Summary of Account David Mead with Morris, [Samuel] Beall, and [John] May,: 1780-1788
    • Box-folder 109:4
      Contract John Floyd with Joh May,: 1782 December 11
  • Box-folder 109:5
    Folder 5: John May Papers, 1780-1787
    1 folder

    Documents pertaining to John May and Samuel Beall's partnership in land speculation in Kentucky.

    • Box-folder 109:5
      Contract Robert Morris, Samuel Beall, and John May,: 1780
    • Box-folder 109:5
      Receipt of Samuel Beall's payment to George Thomson as directed by John May,: 1783 October
    • Box-folder 109:5
      Bond Philip Philip to John May,: 1784 May 6
    • Box-folder 109:5
      David Mead on the contract between Samuel Beall and James Mercer,: 1791 February 19
    • Box-folder 109:5
      John May letter to John Seasbrooke Wills,: 1780 February 19
    • Box-folder 109:5
      Agreement to end partnership John May and Samuel Beall,: 1785 June 30
      5 leaves
    • Box-folder 109:5
      Envelope for John May and Samuel Beall contract,: 1785
    • Box-folder 109:5
      List of Land and Land Warrants in Partnership between Samuel Beall and John May,: 1785 June 30
    • Box-folder 109:5
      Samuel Beall allots land to David Mead,: 1791 February 19
  • Box-folder 109:6
    Folder 6: Samuel Beall's Estate papers, 1787-1821
    1 folder

    Documents regarding the estate of Samuel Beall and the proof of claim in Kentucky.

    • Box-folder 109:6
      Testimony of agreement made between Samuel Beall and George Nicolas,: 1787 October 23
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Bill regarding the agreement made between Samuel Beall and George Nicolas,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:6
      List of Lands held in partnership with George Nicholas, David Mead and William Duval,: 1807
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Robert Andrews including the debt of Samuel Beall,: 1793-1805
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Bond Norborne Booth Beall to Abraham Buford,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Copy of Bond Norborne Booth Beall to John Pierce,: 1804
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Power of Attorney for David Mead and John Harvie,: 1793 September 11
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Lease agreement Aaron Shatton, John Heath, Silus Dexter, Joseph Heath, and Lewis Rogers with Brook Beall, Charles Worthington, and Upton Beall Executor of Samuel Beall deceased,: 1792 March 9
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Power of Attorney William Duval appointing Norborne Booth Beall,: 1815 April 26
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Memo Norborne Booth Beall to Richard A. Maupin,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Notice of debt due to J. M. Clary from the Estate of Samuel Beall with receipt on back,: 1796 November 11
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Instructions to John Drake from Robert Breckinridge on behalf of the attorneys of Samuel Beall's Estate,: 1795 February 17
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Contract Joseph Vance, Moses Beard, John Heath, and Peter Heath with Robert Breckinridge on behalf of Brooke Beall, Charles Worthington, and Upton Beall the executors of Samuel Beall's Estate,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:6
      Bail agreement for John Kelly Smith signed James Morrison,: 1821
  • Box-folder 109:7
    Folder 7: Norborne Booth Beall Papers, 1798-1824
    1 folder

    Accounts and other financial documents pertaining to Norborne Booth Beall.

    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Leroy Anderson,: 1798-1800
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Robert Greenhow,: 1799-1800
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Robert Andrews for Norborne Booth Beall with Robert Greenhow,: 1799-1800
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall from Robert Greenhow,: 1800
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall from Robert Greenhow,: 1800
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Robert Andrews for Norborne Booth Beall with Robert Greenhow,: 1800-1801
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Robert Greenhow,: 1801-1802
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with William P. Harris,: 1800-1801
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Mary Charlton,: 1801
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Indenture between Norborne Booth Beall, William G. Gault, and Richard A. Maupin and Richard Woolfolk,: 1824 August 12
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Richard Mason,: 1801-1802
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Richard Mason,: 1802
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account with Receipt Norborne Booth Beall with Richard Mason,: 1802
    • Box-folder 109:7
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with James Henderson,: 1801-1803
  • Box-folder 109:8
    Folder 8: 1799-1837
    1 folder

    Receipts and bills from the finances of Norborne Booth Beall.

    • Box-folder 109:8
      Order of payment Norborne Booth Beall to William Woolfolk on behalf of John Gray,: 1808 June 2
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt Norborne Booth Beall payment to Joh T. Gray,: 1808 July 1
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Promise of payment George R. C. Floyd to Norborne Booth Beall signed by John T. Gray,: 1813 October 27
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Summary of account,: 1820
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with John T. Gray,: 1821 January 18
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Floyd and Gray,: 1806
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Summary of account Norborne Booth Beall with Floyd and Gray,: 1806-1808
      6 leaves
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Summary of Account John Jackson with Floyd and Gray,: 1807
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Floyd and Gray,: 1807-1808
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Copy order survey Beall Heirs vs. Thomas Key,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for wheat,: 1820 March 28
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for wheat,: 1820 February 15
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for wheat,: 1820 February 14
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for wheat,: 1820 February 12
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for wheat,: 1820 Febrary 12
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for wheat,: 1820 February 11
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for wheat,: 1820 February 10
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Summary of Account Estate of Samuel Beall with John Piece,: 1793-1804
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Statement of trustees of Samuel Beall,: 1795
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Summary of Account John Pierce Trustee of Samuel Beall's Estate with Samuel Phenants,: 1806 June 28
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Note to James Semple from John Pierce,: 1808 December 31
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Summary of Account Norborne Booth Beall with Long and Bland,: 1819
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Bill Norborne Booth Beall pay to Long and Bland,: 1819 July 12
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for Whiskey signed L. B. Bland,: 1821 February 11
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Bill to Maupin [Richard A, Maupin],: 1801 January 22
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt of payment to Mary Charlton,: 1799 December 6
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for meal signed Francis Dallam,: 1802
    • Box-folder 109:8
      D. Wilson Letter from Salk Lick,: 1803 August 27
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Robert Pogue Letter to Beall,: 1806 April 9
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt of payment to William Matter,: 1808 February 21
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Bill for Lodging to Richard Shackleford,: 1808 February 21
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for lodging Taylor pay to Richard Shacklefords Tavern,: 1808 March 4
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt for meal with directions signed Simonson,: 1808 Febrary 22
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Note with tavern name and date,: 1808 February 24
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Note concerning James Semple account with James City Clerk,: 1806
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Sheriff,: 1811 September 24
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Samuel Stuart,: 1811 April 13
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Request to reserve sale of Mr. Beall's lot John H. Miller to Mr. Dickinson,: 1821
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Order to pay debt Mrs. Caroline Preston to Mr. Beil [Beall],: 1821 June 29
    • Box-folder 109:8
      G. O. H. DeWitt Letter to Norborne Booth Beall and William H. Booth,: 1825? August 7
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Obligation Joseph Ketchem to Norborne Booth Beall,: 1825 February 16
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Thomas Bullitt Letter of Authorization to Norborne Booth Beall,: 1837 March 31
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Bill to Norborne Booth Beall from Jefferson County Clerk,: 1810
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Bill to Norborne Booth Beall from Jefferson County Clerk,: 1811
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Bill to Norborne Booth Beall from Jefferson County Clerk,: 1811
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Note to Mr. Beall [Norborne Booth Beall] from L. Anderson,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Note regarding debt,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Note on the price of Cloaks sent,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Paper used as envelope labeled Accounts Receipts,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Note regarding Simonson Tavern,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's Payment to C. Mercer,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Account Summary of Norborne Booth Beall with Figherght and Thurston,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      John Travis Thank you note to Norborne Booth Beall,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Paper used as envelope labeled The Bills pd. (paid) by N. B. [Norborne Booth] Beall as the friend of Mrs. Baimbridge,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:8
      Memo: Receipt amount,: Undated
  • Box-folder 109:9
    Folder 9: 1798-1820
    1 folder

    Contains receipts settling accounts from the estate of Samuel Beall, as handled by James Semple. More receipts and documents from the finances of Norborne Booth Beall.

    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Hendry Cowen,: 1801
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's Payment to Hendry Cown,: 1802 March 2
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt from Hendry Cowen for a boy named Kit,: 1802 July 13
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill for meal James Tayler pay to Edward Lowell,: 1808 February 21
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill James Tayler pay to Dinner House,: 1808 February 23
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill for James Tayler,: 1808 February 28
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill for James Tayler,: 1808 March 1
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill for James Tayler,: 1808 March 1
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Order of payment James Semple to Richard Cooke on behalf of James Taylor,: 1809 January 20
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Account Summary James Semple with James Taylor,: 1808
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to John Hinkle,: 1811 October 1
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to John Hinkle,: 1811 October
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill Robert Andrews of Williamsburg to pay John Robinson, clerk of Richmond District Court on behalf of Murdoch, Beall and Waller,: 1803
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill Robert Andrews of Williamsburg to pay John Robinson, clerk of Richmond District court, on behalf of William Murdoch,: 1804
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill to pay John Robinson, clerk of Richmond District Court, on behalf of William Murdoch,: 1805
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Paper used as envelope labeled Fees acquired William Murdoch, Paid by Mr. Semple,: Circa 1805
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to B. Bucktrout on behalf of Norborne Booth Beall,: 1805 June 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Ben Bucktrout on behalf of Norborne Booth Beall,: 1805 December 26
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Account Summary Norborne Booth Beall with Benjamin Bucktrout with receipt paid by James Semple,: 1808 December
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Benjamin Bucktrout on behalf of Norborne Booth Beall,: 1809 April 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Benjamin Bucktrout on behalf Norborne Booth Beall,: 1809 June 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Benjamin Bucktrout on behalf Norborne Booth Beall,: 1809 October 1
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Benjamin Bucktrout on behalf of Norborne Booth Beall,: 1809 December 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Benjamin Bucktrout on behalf Norborne Booth Beall,: 1810 July 7
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Benjamin Bucktrout on behalf Norborne Booth Beall,: 1810 September 19
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Benjamin Bucktrout on behalf Norborne Booth Beall,: 1811 January 10
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill of interest Norborne Booth Beall to pay Benjamin Bucktrout,: 1811 March 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Account Summary Norborne Booth Beall with Benjamin Bucktrout,: 1810-1811
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Account Summary Norborne Booth Beall with Benjamin Bucktrout,: 1812-1813
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Eliszabeth Wren on behalf of the estate of Samuel Beall,: 1805 August 26
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Elizabeth Wren on behalf of the estate of Samuel Beall,: 1807 May 27
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Note Elizabeth Wren to James Semple request for payment with note of receipt,: 1808 December 18
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Note Elizabeth Wren to James Semple request for payment with note of receipt,: 1809 November 10
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Note Elizabeth Wren to James Semple request for payment with note of receipt,: 1810 June 13
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of payment of Norborne Booth Beall's account with James Semple for 1798-1800,: 1802 July 11
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Sam Tyler on behalf of the estate of Samuel Beall,: 1806 July 24
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Sam Tyler on behalf of the estate of Samuel Beall,: 1806 May 6
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Philip Norborne Nicolas on behalf of the estate of Samuel Beall,: 1806
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Thomas Ritchie on the behalf of the estate of Samuel Beall,: 1808 December 16
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Alex Stuart on behalf of the estate of Samuel Beall,: 1807 September 10
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of James Semple's payment to Norborne Booth Beall on behalf of the estate of Samuel Beall,: 1808 September 17
    • Box-folder 109:9
      >Articles of Agreement John Ridgway with Norborne Booth Beall,: 1810 June 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to John Ridgway,: 1810 September 5
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to John Ridgway,: 1810 October 2
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Order to pay Norborne Booth Beall from the account of John Ridgway,: 1810 November 19
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to John Ridgway,: 1810 November 19
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Peter Powell,: 1802 March 30
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to W. Colman,: 1802 July 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Teterel,: 1802
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to James Henderson,: 1802 July 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to John Pearman,: 1802
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Tagwell,: 1802
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to William P. Harris,: 1802 July 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Peter Rub. Deneuville,: 1802 July 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to W.D. Wren,: 1802 July 16
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to F. M. Street, Ed. W. World,: 1807-1809
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Account Summary Norborne Booth Beall with John H. Clark,: 1807-1809
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to William Woolfolk,: 1809 February 7
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Account Summary with receipt Norborne Booth Beall with James Gilkeson,: 1809-1810
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Account Summary with receipt Norborne Booth Beall with Prather and Jacobs,: 1811 February 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Letter of Obligation signed Jesse Moremen,: 1810 March 16
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Robin Owles,: 1810 June 1
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Timothy Gilman,: 1811 March 19
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Thomas Glass,: 1810 September 29
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Account Summary and Receipt Norborne Booth Beall with Truman Bostwick,: 1811 November 12
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Joshua Heowe,: 1811 July 2
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Bill Norborne Booth Beall to pay Achilles Sneed, Clerk Court of Appeals,: 1811
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Tainay,: 1811 August 20
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Jacob Shafer,: 1811 May 5
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Account Summary and Receipt Norborne Booth Beall with Robert Hughes,: 1811 October 18
    • Box-folder 109:9
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to G. R. C. Floyd,: 1820 September 8
  • Box-folder 109:10
    Folder 10: 1796-1807
    1 folder

    Receipts, bills, and letters from Norborne Booth Beall's finances.

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      Order for James Semple on the behalf of the estate of Samuel Beall to pay John G. Woolfolk by Richard A. Maupin on the behalf of Norborne Booth Beall with receipt,: 1804 November 21
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Sketch of plot containing 100 acres strait measure for Henry Hardin,: 1796 August 2
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Bill of Sale Bought of Richard Tayler,: 1802 February 20
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Bill of Sale bought of Richard Tayler,: 1802 March 31
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Thomas Ortons,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to Josias Moody,: 1801 April 6
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Bill Norborne Booth Beall to pay Filmer Clark,: 1801
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Account Summary Norborne Booth Beall with Filmer Clark,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Account Summary Norborne Booth Beall with Thomas Drowry,: 1801 May 20
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Receipt of Norborne Booth Beall's payment to L. Anderson,: 1801
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Bill Norborne Booth Beall to pay W. Cole,: 1800
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Bill Norborne Booth Beall to pay W. Cole,: 1800
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Bill Norborne Booth Beall to pay W. Cole,: 1800
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Bill Norborne Booth Beall to pay the estate of James Wood,: 1798
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Account Summery with Letter from Richard A. Maupin to Norborne Booth Beall,: Undated
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Letter Richard A. Maupin to Norborne Booth Beall,: 1799 December 18
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Letter Richard A. Maupin to Norborne Booth Beall,: 1800 May 24
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Letter Richard A. Maupin to Norborne Booth Beall,: 1800 May 31
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Letter Richard A. Maupin to Norborne Booth Beall,: 1800 June 24
    • Box-folder 109:10
      Letter from L. Worthington,: 1807 April 29
    • Box-folder 109:10
      List of books or pamplets,: Undated
  • Box-folder 109:11
    Folder 11 : William Lee Booth, 1834-1835
    1 folder

    Contains William Lee Booth note on his copy of the division of land claims in Kentucky and an account summary.

    • Box-folder 109:11
      Copy of 1795 divison of land claims between Robert Morris, David Meade, and George Nicolas signed by John May with note by William Lee Booth,: 1835 April 8
    • Box-folder 109:11
      Summary of Account Waller and Bramitt with William Lee Booth,: 1834
Series 2: Personal Papers, 1751-1932
Box-folder 110:1-11
1 box

The personal papers are primarily from the 19th century. They focus on the Booth family in Kentucky, with some family mementos from the Maupin family who migrated with the Beall Family to Kentucky. They contain mostly correspondence between William Lee Booth, his children, and friends of the family. Many of the letters are written to and from Galt Worthington Booth, who was a hospital steward for the Union Army during the Civil War. While the family writes on the Civil War, they mostly write about day to day life. The personal papers also contain some photos, pamphlets, and photographs of the family. The pamphlets include a prayer book that belonged to Gabriel Maupin, a notebook, a young man's guide to the bridal chamber, and a copy of a speech given during the peace talks prior to the Civil War.

The eleven folders are arranged by document type as found; with the correspondence further arranged by recipient, sender, and date.

  • Box-folder 110:1
    Folder 1: Poems, 1824-1834
    1 folder

    Contains poems by E. A. M. Balfour, Ingnatius Reynolds, C. M. Cooms, Lt. Henry Smith, and Rev. Mr. Abell,

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      Effusions After a Spiritual Retreat by E. A. M. Balfour,: 1834 February 28
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      'Feast thou my love, yon brilliant sky' by E. A. M. Balfour,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:1
      Religion by Ignatius Reynolds,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:1
      Night Piece by Ignatius Reynold,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:1
      Lines addressed to Revd Mr. Cooms upon his leaving KY- for New Orleans by Ignatius Reynolds with E. A. M. Balfour,: 1834 March 1
    • Box-folder 110:1
      Lines addressed to my sisterwith Stanzas to a Friend by C. M. Cooms,: 1834 February 6
    • Box-folder 110:1
      Lord Moira's Farewell by Lt. Henry Smith,: 1824 January 5
    • Box-folder 110:1
      To Miss Ernestine de Bourmont by Rev. Mr. Abell,: Undated
  • Box-folder 110:2
    Folder 2: Family Kept Genealogy, undated
    1 folder

    Contains a page from the Booth family register, and several pages from the Beall-Booth family bible with the family history writen in pencil.

    • Box-folder 110:2
      Family Register Booth Family,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:2
      Bible Title page with Beall Family information on back,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:2
      Bible Page with Beall family information on back,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:2
      Bible Page with Booth family information on back,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:2
      Envelope with note on Beall-Booth Bible,: Undated
  • Box-folder 110:3
    Folder 3: Miscellainus books 1751
    1 folder

    A prayer book that Gabriel Maupin gave to his wife in 1751, and a notebook containing notes about pig rearing.

    • Box-folder 110:3
      Prayer Book Labeled for Mrs. Maupin WmsBurg signed Gabriel Maupin,: 1751
    • Box-folder 110:3
      Notebook: Notebook Undated
  • Box-folder 110:4
    Folder 4: Edward Maupin, undated-1932
    1 folder

    Contains a Daguerreotype of Edward Maupin with no date, and a note pretaining to the photograph found with the item by Margaret S. Booth 1932 January 14.

    • Box-folder 110:4
      Daguerreotype of Edward Maupin,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:4
      Note on Edward Maupin by Margret S. Booth,: 1932 January 14
  • Box-folder 110:5
    Folder 5: Theory and Practice of Medicine: Notes from Lectures of Prof. Reese Castleton Medical College (Spring Session), 1842
    1 folder (1 pamphlet, 23 leaves)

    Contains notes from the lectures of Prof. Reese, Theory and Practice of Medicine.

  • Box-folder 110:6
    Folder 6: Letters to Clara A. Booth, 1851-1874
    1 folder

    Letters written to Clara Booth from family and friends. Topics discussed, day to day life, and courtship. Several of the letters are from Galt Worthington Booth during his time in the Union Army, he talks about camp life, camp illnesses, courtship, and matters relating to the family.

    • Box-folder 110:6
      Marcia P. Chalmers letter to Clara A. Booth from Austin TX with envelope,: 1851 June 2
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Marcia P. Chalmers letter to Clara A. Booth form Austin TX with envelope,: 1854 June 11
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Marcia P. Chalmers letter to Clara A. Booth from Austin TX with envelope,: 1855 February 2
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Marcia P. Chalmers letter to Clara A. Booth from Georgetown TX with envelope,: 1858 June 18
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Marcia P. Chalmers Letter to Clara A. Booth from Georgetown TX with envelope,: 1861 April 21
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Letter to Clara A. Booth from Sunny Hill with envelope,: 1861 December 26
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Waller S. Booth letter to Clara A. Booth with envelope,: 1862 June 25
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Galt Worthington Booth letter to Clara A. Booth from Camp Underwood with envelope,: 1862 March 22
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Galt Worthington Booth letter to Clara A. Booth with envelope,: 1862 June 8
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Galt Worthington Booth letter to Clara A. Booth from General Hospital No. 16 with envelope and The Bridal Chamber for Young Men,: 1863 May 17
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Galt Worthington Booth letter to Clara A. Booth from Valley City IN with envelope,: 1863 October 19
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Fannie Bend letter to Clara A. Booth from Gold Spring CA with envelope,: 1857 October 3
    • Box-folder 110:6
      Kara V. Alexander letter to Clara A. Booth,: 1864 August 15
    • Box-folder 110:6
      W. Lee Booth [William Lee Booth] letter to Clara A. Booth from Breechwood KY with envelope,: 1874 May 27
  • Box-folder 110:7
    Folder 7: Letters written to Galt Worthington Booth, 1860-1861
    1 folder

    Letter written to Galt Worthington Booth from family. They write to him about the upcoming War, his joining of the Union Army, and day-to-day life.

    • Box-folder 110:7
      Clara A. Booth's letter to Galt Worthington Booth,: 1860 April 16
    • Box-folder 110:7
      Waller S. Booth letter to Galt Worthington Booth,: 1861 January 11
    • Box-folder 110:7
      Waller S. Booth letter to Galt Worthington Booth from Sunny Hill with envelope,: 1861 March 2
    • Box-folder 110:7
      Waller S. Booth letter to Galt Worthington Booth from Sunny Hill,: 1861 May 6
    • Box-folder 110:7
      Waller S. Booth letter to Galt Worthington Booth from Sunny Hill with envelope,: 1861 June 18
    • Box-folder 110:7
      Norborne M. Booth letter to Galt Worthington Booth from Big Bend with envelope,: 1861 January 14
    • Box-folder 110:7
      N.B. Gault letter to Galt Worthington Booth from Louisville with envelope,: 1861 April 8
    • Box-folder 110:7
      Norborne M. Booth letter to Galt Worthington Booth from Big Bend with envelope,: 1861 May 11
  • Box-folder 110:8
    Folder 8: Letters to Galt Worthington Booth, 1861-1887
    1 Folder

    Letters written to Galt Worthington Booth from friends. They write to him about his political envolvement in Kentucky, his medical business at home, and day-to-day life. One of the letters is an invitation to a 1887 battle reenactment that his company was involved in.

    • Box-folder 110:8
      List of Accounts left with J. P. Bannor,: 1861 January 22
    • Box-folder 110:8
      J. P. Bannor Letter to Galt Worthington Booth with envelope,: 1861 February 21
    • Box-folder 110:8
      Alex Hamilton Letter to Galt Worthington Booth From Big Bend KY,: 1861 May 18
    • Box-folder 110:8
      Bill of Sale R.A. Robinson and Co. Importers and Wholesale dealers in Drugs Medicines Etc. for Dr. G. W. [Galt Worthington] Booth,: 1861 April 8
    • Box-folder 110:8
      Quote from Stanton: revised Statutes Vol. I page 434,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:8
      M. Galt letter to Galt Worthington Booth,: 1861 May 14
    • Box-folder 110:8
      Henry Peckmpangh letter to Galt Worthington Booth from New Albany IN with envelope,: 1861 May 24
    • Box-folder 110:8
      William G. Beall letter to Galt Worthington Booth with envelope,: 1861 March 13
    • Box-folder 110:8
      Invitation to Reunion of The Blue and The Gray with envelope and flier,: 1887
    • Box-folder 110:8
      Scribner and Maginness, Wholesale Druggists Catalog,: 1865 August 18
  • Box-folder 110:9
    Folder 9: Letters to Waller S. Booth, 1862
    1 folder

    Letters written to Waller S. Booth from Family. Galt Worthington Booth writes from the various hospital camps that he serves as steward; discussing his position within the army, camp life, and camp illnesses. The other letters talk about Galt Worthington Booth and day-to-day life of the family.

    • Box-folder 110:9
      William Lee Booth letter to Waller S. Booth,: 1862 June 25
    • Box-folder 110:9
      William Lee Booth letter to Waller S. Booth,: 1862 August 8
    • Box-folder 110:9
      Galt Worthington Booth letter to Waller S. Booth,: 1862 April 12
    • Box-folder 110:9
      Galt Worthington Booth letter to Waller S. Booth from Camp,: 1862 May 14
    • Box-folder 110:9
      Galt Worthington Booth letter to Waller S. Booth from General Hospital No. 7 Nashville Tennesse,: 1862 November 17
    • Box-folder 110:9
      Old Sis. [Clara Booth] letter to Waller S. Booth from the Bend,: 1862 June 18
    • Box-folder 110:9
      Mary Lee Booth letter to Waller S. Booth from Big Bend,: 1862 April 18
  • Box-folder 110:10
    Folder 10: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1861-1875
    1 folder

    Miscellenius correspondence between the Beall-Booth Family and a pamphlet of a speech given during the peace talks prior to the Civil War. The family talks about military position, courtship, daily life, and the family history.

    • Box-folder 110:10
      Galt Worthington Booth letter to Mollie Booth from General Hospital No. 7 Nashville Tennessee,: 1862 September 8
    • Box-folder 110:10
      License renewal for Samuel Beall signed James H. Owen,: 1861 August 17
    • Box-folder 110:10
      Waller S. Booth letter to Hal Booth from Sunny Hill with envelope,: 1861 June 3
    • Box-folder 110:10
      Galt Worthington Booth letter to William Lee Booth with envelope,: 1862 April 12
    • Box-folder 110:10
      W. N. R. Beall letter to N. M. Booth,: 1875 April 24
    • Box-folder 110:10
      Speech of Hon. Joseph Lane, of Oregon, on the Report of the Peace Conference,: 1861 March 2
  • Box-folder 110:11
    Folder 11: Family Photographs, Undated
    1 Folder (3 Photographs)

    Photographs of the Beall-Booth family in Kentucky. The images contain family members from Norborne Booth Beall and his childern to Galt Worthington Booth and his children.

    • Box-folder 110:11
      Photograph of the Booth Family in Sunny Hill Big Bend Meade County,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:11
      Photograph of Galt Worthington and Letitia Booth home in Mt. Airy Meade County KY,: Undated
    • Box-folder 110:11
      Photograph of Booth Family,: Undated