Henry L. Booth

HENRY L. BOOTH, trustee of Giles County and a native of that county, was born in 1844, near Bethel of said county. His father, Charles Thomas Booth and Mahala E. Jones, of Giles County were married in 1843, and to their union were born six children: Henry L., Dewit M., Thomas M., Virginia A., Richard H. and Brown A. Booth. The father died in 1857. The mother is still living. The subject of this sketch received his early education in the common schools of Giles County. In 1862 he volunteered in the Thirty-second Tennessee Regiment, Confederate States Army, and served until the close of the war. He then attended school at the academy at College Grove, Williamson County, Tenn., leaving school in 1867. He then joined the Tennessee Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, serving the appointments of Rogersville, Moulton and Montevallo Station, Ala., and Savannah Circuit, Lawrenceburg and Carthage, Tenn. After which failing health compelled him to suspend active labors. He then alternated between the occupations of farming and teaching until he was elected trustee of Giles County August 7, 1884, which office he still holds. He was married October 6, 1873, to Ella Cullom, of Carthage, Tenn., daughter of Gen. William and Virginia A. Cullom who were of Kentucky origin. To this union have been born three children: Henry Cullom, Virginia Ella and Leslie Ewell Booth. The subject of this sketch, in politics, is a Democrat, and a member of the Masonic fraternity.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County