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Frances Avery Booth

born c. 1836



c.1823-Sarah Elizabeth Avery Babb

1828-M.J. (Spencer & Bodkin)

c.1829-James F Avery

c.1830-Margaret Avery Pate

c.1832-John H Avery

c.1834-Martha Avery Tatum

c.1838-Emily Avery Tatum

c.1840-Henry Avery

c.1842-William A.G. Avery

c.1844-Thomas Avery

c.1846 Louisa/Margaret (Aspray)



married 1-4-1860? 


H.C. Booth







BGHB Avery


 Charity Brooks

spouse's parents:




maternal grandparents:

Jacob Brooks & Sarah Warrington


paternal grandparents:

Alexander Averet Jr. & Elizabeth Vinson

maternal aunts & uncles:

c.1794-Nicy (& Micajah Midyett); c.1796-John William Brooks; 1798-Benjamin Samuel Brooks; 1804-Joseph Brooks; 1806-Simeon Brooks; 1808-James Stevens Blackman Brooks; c.1810-Frederick Nash Brooks


paternal aunts & uncles:

1800-Eliza Warren; 1807-Winifred McEwen; 1809-Rev. William "Alexander" Avery; 1811-Drury Vinson Avery; 1813-Troy; 1815-John Avery; 1817-Reuben T. "Sidney" Avery; 1820-Henry Avery

1822-James A. Avery; c.1825-Sarah Elizabeth Avery (McDouglad)(Hall)

(John not proven to be brother of BGHB; Troy and Reuben T may be same person)


1840 Gibson County TN (page 32 of 117):

Note: parenthetic added names with approx. ages. There are two unaccounted for girls, one 5-10 and one 10-15. The unaccounted for girls from 1830 would be 10-15 and 15-20 by 18-40, which means two daughters whose names are not listed above, one born 1820-25, the other 1825-35 (can't be sure because Margaret, born 1830, could be in either the 5-10 or 10-15 group)

BGHB Avery:

males: one under 5 (Henry, born 1840), one 5-10 (John, 8), one 10-15 (James, 11), one 30-40 (BGHB,  37)

Females: two under 5 (Frances 4 & Emily, 2), two 5-10 (Martha, 6 & Margaret, 10 or ??), two 10-15 (Margaret, 10 & MJ 12 or ??), one 15-20 (Sarah Eliz 17), one 30-40 (Charity, 35)

one male slave age 24-35. Thirteen in the household, three in agriculture.


1850 census, Gibson County, TN., District 16, household 493:

(note that household 495 is his daughter Margaret Pate and household 496 is his brother RTS Avery)

BGHB Avery, age 47, Meth. E. Clergm., worth $5000, born NC.

Charity, 45, born NC. All others born TN.

James, 21.

John, 18.

Martha, 16.

Frances, 14.

Emily, 12.

Henry, 10.

William, 8.

Thomas 6.

Louisa 4 (she becomes Margaret in the next census).


The internet One World Tree, no sources visible, lists Frances Avery marrying H.C. Booth 1-4-1860, but has no further info on him.


Her father's 1871 will, in which she is not mentioned:

2-10-1871 date of signature on will of BGHB Avery, Gibson, TN Will Book G, page 202. To wife Charity: half of stock, so Jonas and Katy may make a living, house and land on which she lives, beginning line of James F. Avery's 40 acre tract, so as to include the graveyard, and over to the corner of the gin field, including the field to the lane. To son W.A.G. Avery: the rest of the tract to live on. To son James F. Avery: 50 acres. Daughter Martha has had $400 worth of land in Arkansas; must make account to estate before she shares. Grandson B.G. Pate owes me some notes and accounts and he has acted very strange. It is my will that two-thirds of what he owes me be collected and paid his sisters Amanda and Emily. Grandson B.G. Tatum: $150 put to interest, and when he is twenty years old, principle and interest to be paid to him. All others equally. Executors: sons H.B. and James F. Avery