BOTTS, Rufus

Male Abt 1811 -


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  • Name BOTTS, Rufus 
    Born Abt 1811  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 18 Sep 1850  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Dwelling No., Family No.,
    Family Members, Age, Sex, Race, Profession, Place of Birth, Fathers Place of Birth, Mother's Place of Birth

    508, 508,
    Rufus Botts, 40, M, Farmer, Ky
    Jane Botts, 32, F, , Penn
    Julia Botts, 18, F, , Ky
    William T Botts, 14, M, , Ill
    Mary Botts, 11, F, , ditt
    Polly Botts, 9, F, , ditt
    Nancy E Higgs, 4, F, , Penn
    Mary E Higgs, 6, F, , Penn 
    • The Botts children are presumably Rufus' children by a first wife before Jane Fisher The first wife must have died after 1841 given Polly Botts age of 9 years. Rufus married Jane circa 1850 after the death of her first husband Joseph Higgs who died sometime after 1846. The Higgs children are of course Jane and Joseph's.
    CENSUS 26 Jul 1860  Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Dwelling No., Family No.,
    Family Members, Age, Sex, Race, Profession, Place of Birth, Fathers Place of Birth, Mother's Place of Birth

    983, 955,
    Rufus Botts, 48, M, Farmer, Kentucky
    Jane Botts, 42, F, , Pennsylvania
    Mary A Botts, 21, F, , Illinois
    Martha E Botts, 18, F, , "
    Mary E Higgs, 15, F, , Pennsylvania
    Sarah J Higgs, 13, F, , "
    Henry T Botts, 9, M, , Illinois
    Isaac B Botts, 7, M, , "
    John F Botts, 2, M, , Missouri
    James R Botts, 2/12, M, , "
    Thomas Gayhart, 76, M, Farmer, Virginia 
    • The Higgs girls are Jane's daughter's from her first marriage to Joseph Higgs. Thomas Gayhart is presumably an elderly boarder. No apparent relation to the family.
    RESI Apr 1865  Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Botts Rufus, Novelty 
    CENSUS 04 Aug 1870  Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Dwelling No., Family No.,
    Family Members, Age, Sex, Race, Profession, Place of Birth, Fathers Place of Birth, Mother's Place of Birth

    312, 273,
    Botts Rufus, 58, M, W, Farmer, Kentucky
    Botts Jane, 52, F, W, Keeping House, Pennsylvania
    Botts Henry T, 19, M, W, Farm Laborer, Illinois
    Botts John F, 12, M, W, Same, Missouri
    Botts James R, 10, M, W, Same, Same
    Austin Alice, 12, F, W, Adopted Home, Iowa 
    CENSUS 15 Jun 1880  Shelton Township, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Dwelling No., Family No.,
    Family Members, Race, Sex, Age, Relation, Profession, Place of Birth, Fathers Place of Birth, Mother's Place of Birth

    146, 146,
    Botts Rufus, W, M, 69, , Farming, Kentucky, Va, Ky
    Botts Jane M, W, F, 62, Wife, House Keeping, Penn, Penn, Penn
    Botts John, W, M, 23, Son, Teacher, Missouri, Ky, Penn
    Botts James, W, M, 20, Son, Asst Farm, Missouri, Ky, Penn  
    Person ID I245  Main
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2009 

    Family 1 FISHER, Jane Iona,   b. 25 Jan 1818, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1906, Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Aug 1850  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. BOTTS, Henry Thomas,   b. 11 Jul 1851, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1942, Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [Birth]
     2. BOTTS, Isaac Benjamin,   b. Abt 1853, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862  (Age ~ 9 years)
     3. BOTTS, George Allen,   b. 29 May 1853,   d. 1857  (Age 3 years)
    +4. BOTTS, John Franklin,   b. 16 Sep 1857, Hurdland, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1931, Kirksville, Adair Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. BOTTS, James Rufus,   b. 3 May 1860, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Wife 1,   d. 1841-1850 
    Children 
     1. BOTTS, Julia,   b. Abt 1832, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. BOTTS, William T,   b. Abt 1836, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BOTTS, Mary,   b. Abt 1839, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. BOTTS, Polly,   b. Abt 1841, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2009 06:47:36 
    Family ID F373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Dwelling No., Family No., Family Members, Age, Sex, Race, Profession, Place of Birth, Fathers Place of Birth, Mother's Place of Birth 508, 508, Rufus Botts, 40, M, Farmer, Ky Jane Botts, 32, F, , Penn Julia Botts, 18, F, , Ky William T Botts, 14, M, , Ill Mary Botts, 11, F, , ditt Polly Botts, 9, F, , ditt Nancy E Higgs, 4, F, , Penn Mary E Higgs, 6, F, , Penn - 18 Sep 1850 - McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Dwelling No., Family No., Family Members, Age, Sex, Race, Profession, Place of Birth, Fathers Place of Birth, Mother's Place of Birth 983, 955, Rufus Botts, 48, M, Farmer, Kentucky Jane Botts, 42, F, , Pennsylvania Mary A Botts, 21, F, , Illinois Martha E Botts, 18, F, , " Mary E Higgs, 15, F, , Pennsylvania Sarah J Higgs, 13, F, , " Henry T Botts, 9, M, , Illinois Isaac B Botts, 7, M, , " John F Botts, 2, M, , Missouri James R Botts, 2/12, M, , " Thomas Gayhart, 76, M, Farmer, Virginia - 26 Jul 1860 - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRESI - Botts Rufus, Novelty - Apr 1865 - Novelty, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Dwelling No., Family No., Family Members, Age, Sex, Race, Profession, Place of Birth, Fathers Place of Birth, Mother's Place of Birth 312, 273, Botts Rufus, 58, M, W, Farmer, Kentucky Botts Jane, 52, F, W, Keeping House, Pennsylvania Botts Henry T, 19, M, W, Farm Laborer, Illinois Botts John F, 12, M, W, Same, Missouri Botts James R, 10, M, W, Same, Same Austin Alice, 12, F, W, Adopted Home, Iowa - 04 Aug 1870 - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Dwelling No., Family No., Family Members, Race, Sex, Age, Relation, Profession, Place of Birth, Fathers Place of Birth, Mother's Place of Birth 146, 146, Botts Rufus, W, M, 69, , Farming, Kentucky, Va, Ky Botts Jane M, W, F, 62, Wife, House Keeping, Penn, Penn, Penn Botts John, W, M, 23, Son, Teacher, Missouri, Ky, Penn Botts James, W, M, 20, Son, Asst Farm, Missouri, Ky, Penn - 15 Jun 1880 - Shelton Township, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Census: 1880 U.S. - Shelton Township, Knox Co., MO, (Ancestry,com), Roll: T9_697; Family History Film: 1254697; Page: 610.1000; Enumeration District: 78; Image: 0182 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 1880.

    2. [S120] Census: 1850 U.S. - McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), Roll: M432_116; Page: 266; Image: 376. (Reliability: 3), 18 Sep 1850.

    3. [S121] Census: 1860 U.S. - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M653_627; Page: 0; Image: 138-139 (Reliability: 3), 26 Jul 1860.

    4. [S118] U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, Missouri, (Ancestry,com), District 3; Monthly Lists; Jan-Dec 1865, NARA Series M776, Roll 18 (Reliability: 3), Apr 1865.

    5. [S119] Census: 1870 U.S. - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M593_785; Page: 856; Image: 280. (Reliability: 3), 04 Aug 1870.

    6. [S117] Census: 1880 U.S. - Shelton Township, Knox Co., MO, (Ancestry,com), Roll: T9_697; Family History Film: 1254697; Page: 610.1000; Enumeration District: 78; Image: 0182 (Reliability: 3), 15 Jun 1880.