Peter Bucher
(Circa 1725-)
John Booher
(Circa 1750-Before 1820)
Barbara Barnett
(About 1755-Before 1844)
Jacob Booher


Family Links

1. Catherine Barnett

2. Elizabeth Barnett

Jacob Booher 1 2

  • Born: 3 Mar 1777, Manheim, Lancaster, PA
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Barnett about 1798 in , Sullivan, TN
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Barnett about 1809 in , Sullivan, TN
  • Died: 29 Jul 1845, , Montgomery, IN at age 68
  • Buried: Darlington: Deck Cemetery, Montgomery, IN

  General Notes:

The Bucher Y-DNA project has tested descendants of this ancestor and matching Y-DNA samples show that Booher/Bougher/Bucher families in VA, TN, KY and IN are directly related to the Bucher/Bougher families that were living in the 1700's near Fredericksburg, Lebanon County, PA (at that time it was Lancaster County). For an up-to-date listing of related ancestors please see G-001 family on our DNA research sites:

A surprise results of our DNA testing: three descendants of Jacob Booher (1777-1845 who was the son of the John Booher d.1820) have Y-DNA that does not match the Y-DNA of the other males related to this line, suggesting that Jacob was fathered by a non-Booher. We are conducting further research to determine who Jacob's father is.

If you are a male with surname Bucher, Booher, Bougher, Bugher or other variant spelling you can take a simple Y-DNA test at home that proves you are related to this line (or any of the other Bucher and Booher lines we have also tested that aren't related to this family.)

Jacob first married Catherine Barnett and second Elizabeth Barnett; they were probably sisters. He had a total of fourteen children by both wives.
2. International Genealogical Index
3. Elizabeth Booher Parrigin story
4. Marjorie O. Paul genealogy
5. Linda Baum, Salt Lake City
7. 1830 Sullivan Co. TN census
8 Indiana Genweb: Dorothy Q Chapter DAR Bible Records -
Gurdianias and Mahala Hampton Booher Bible
9. 1840 Montgomery Co. IN census

!BIRTH: Source-6 p. 44 for date and place

!MARRIAGE: Source-6 pp. 44, 50 for names

!DEATH: Source-6 pp. 44, 50 for date and place; Source-8 confirms date

!BURIAL :Source-6 p. 50 for place which is north of the Lutheran Church, three miles from Darlington IN.

!ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Source-1, p. 105 copied from RECORD OF BOONE, CLINTON, AND HENDRICKS COUNTIES, INDIANA (1895) p. 221 On the 8th day of December 1834 Jacob Booher left TN and came to IN and settled in Montgomery Co. He was a Jacksonian Democrat and belonged to the Lutheran Church. [Different sources have slightly different lists of children. I think I have them sorted out correctly]

1830 Source-7 p. 330
Jacob Booher -- son of John who moved to Montgomery Co. IN
male 50-60 [1770-1780] Jacob, b. 1777
male 20-30 [1800-1810] John M.1808
male 15-20 [1810-1815] Ambrose or Samuel
male 15-20 [1810-1815] Jonathan M., abt 1812
male 10-15 [1815-1820] Jacob jr. b. abt 1815
male 5-10 [1820-1825] Benjamin, b. abt 1821
male 5-10 [1820-1825] Leander, b. abt 1823
female 40-50 [1780-1790] Elizabeth, b. 1779
female 20-30 [1800-1810] Elizabeth, b. abt 1803
female 15-20 [1810-1815] Mehala
female 10-15 [1815-1820] Lucinda, b. abt 1817

!1840 Source-9 p. 177 image 4 Sugar Creek Twp.
Booher, Jacob
male 60-70 [1770-1780] Jacob, b. 1777
male 30-40 [1800-1810]
male 20-30 [1810-1820] Jacob jr, b. abt 1815
male 15-20 [1820-1825] Benjamin, b. abt 1821
male 10-15 [1825-1830] Leander?, b. abt 1823
female 60-70 [1770-1780] Elizabeth, b. 1779

  Medical Notes:

Life span: 68 Years 4 Months 26 Days

Jacob married Catherine Barnett about 1798 in , Sullivan, TN. (Catherine Barnett was born on 3 Feb 1779 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA and died about 1809 in , Sullivan, TN.)

Jacob next married Elizabeth Barnett about 1809 in , Sullivan, TN. (Elizabeth Barnett was born on 3 Feb 1779 in , , PA, died on 6 Nov 1843 in , Montgomery, IN and was buried in Darlington: Deck Cemetery, Montgomery, IN.)


1 Grider, Barbara M, Barbara Grider Booher Database (Louisville, Kentucky. 2008.).

2 Harden, Samuel, Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana (Harden & Spahr, Lebanon, Indiana. May,1887. 566 pgs.), Page 229.

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