Lincoln’s Death, New Nation: April 1865 to 1877

Lincoln’s Assassination

Where did the Booths live? How many children did they have?

Junius Brutus Booth and Mary Ann Booth settled just outside of Bel Air, Maryland, where they lived in considerable comfort. As a matter of principle, they did not own slaves, but they did “rent out” slaves from neighbors from time to time. And as the family grew—they eventually had nine children—“The Farm,” as they called it, grew larger and larger.

John Wilkes Booth (far left) is seen here in a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, along with his brothers Edwin (center) and Junius Jr.


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