Booth, Joseph

Booth, Joseph a minister of the Society of Friends, was born at Scituate, Mass., about 1660, and was educated as an Independent. He removed to Delaware when a young man. In that colony for many years he filled the office of civil magistrate, and represented for a time the county of Sussex, in which he resided, in the General Assembly. Having been brought under the influence of the ministry of Joseph Story in 1699, he became "convinced" of the truth of the principles of the Friends, and some time after was recognised as a minister in that denomination of Christians. "His communications were solemn and awful, delivered in the power of truth." A meeting at Motherkill, Del., and one at Cold Spring, Md., were established through his instrumentality. He died about 1732. See Bowden, Hist. of Friends in America, 2, 263. (J. C. S.)

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