John Booker

b.bef.1682 prob. York, ME; parents ukn
d.bef.July 8, 1762
m.(1)Esther/Hester Adams
b.abt.1686 York, ME; d/o Thomas and Hannah (Parker) Adams
m.(2)int.rec'd July 11, 1759 in Boston; Ann Cowell

CHILDREN included (all b. York, ME):

  1. Jacob Booker b.Sept. 3, 1713 d.y.
  2. John Booker b.Feb. 22, 1714/15 m.Hannah Baker d/o Thomas and Hannah (Adams) Baker
    CHILDREN of John and Hannah included [b.York, ME]:
  3. William Booker b.April 13, 1717
  4. Jacob Booker b.Oct. 17, 1719 m.Mary ______
    CHILDREN of Jacob and Mary included:
  5. Mercy Booker b.Sept. 21, 1721 York, Dec. 8, 1739; Amos Gowdy
  6. James Booker b.Dec. 18, 1723 m.(1)Nov. 11, 1747 Mercy Young, d/o Benaiah and Ruth (Johnson) Young m.(2)Nov. 5, 1766 Hannah (Johnson) Cobb.
    CHILDREN of James included:
  7. David Booker b.April 4, 1726 d.bef.1758 8, 1755 Catherine Major/Majours of Kittery
    CHILD of David and Catherine:
  8. Nicholas Booker b.May 27, 1728 d.aft.Nov. 10, 1797 m.(1)Oct. 8, 1753 Hannah Young d/o Benaiah and Ruth (Johnson) Young and sister of Mercy who m. his brother, James. m.(2)Mary Ring d/o David and Martha (Winslow) Ring
    CHILDREN of Nicolas included:

NOTE: 11 cases with John Booker as either def. or Plaintiff in York County Court between 1727 and 1743. Def: Trespass, Escape Effecting An, Debt, and Fraud. As Plaintiff in Debt and Ejectment cases. Might be interesting reading. Records are held at the Maine State Archives.

From Wheeler's History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell Part III, Chapter 2 p.83: BOOKER. This family is of English origin, the name being quite common in England.

JOHN BOOKER came from England about 1707 and settled at York. It is probable that he was accompanied by a brother who settled further east. He m. Hester, dau. of Thomas Adams of York, by whom he had eight ch. in York between the years 1713 and 1728.

Some info from The Maine Genealogist, pub. by the Maine Gen. Soc., May 2008, Vol. 30, No.2, pages69-77

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William Booker

b.Apr. 13, 1717 York, ME; s/o John and Esther (Adams) Booker
m.Jan. 3, 1739/40 York, ME Dorcas Moore

CHILDREN included:

  1. Dorcas Booker b.June 12, 1741
  2. Abigail Booker b.Sept. 20, 1742 York, ME m.Courtney Babbidge d.Jan. 13, 1781
  3. William Booker b.March 11, 1744
  4. Mercy Booker b.Dec. 21, 1745
  5. Mary Booker b.Feb. 11, 1747
  6. Lois Booker b.Dec. 5, 1750
  7. Olive Booker b.Nov. 29. 1752
  8. Nehemiah Booker b.Nov. 7, 1755
  9. Aaron Booker b.Aug. 29, 1758

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