Booth, Ezra 

Biography

14 Feb. 1792–before 12 Jan. 1873. Farmer, minister. Born in Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. Admitted on trial to Methodist ministry, 4 Sept. 1816, and stationed in the Ohio District in Beaver, Pike Co. Admitted into full connection and elected a deacon in Methodist church, 8 Aug. 1818, at Steubenville, Jefferson Co., Ohio. Stationed in the Lancaster District in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1819. Married Dorcas Taylor, 10 Nov. 1819, in Portage Co., Ohio. Elected an elder in Methodist church, 10 Aug. 1820, at Chillicothe, Ross Co., Ohio. One of two ministers for the Deerfield circuit of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1822. Resided at Nelson, Portage Co., 1823. Again stationed as Methodist minister in Beaver, 1823. Moved to Mantua, Portage Co., by 1830. Methodist minister in Mantua, 1831. Baptized into LDS church, 1831. Ordained a high priest by Lyman Wight, 4 June 1831, in Geauga Co., Ohio. Appointed to serve mission to Missouri with Isaac Morley, June 1831. Present at church conference held in Kaw Township, Jackson Co., Missouri, 4 Aug. 1831. “Silenced from preaching as an Elder” in LDS church, 6 Sept. 1831, at Nelson. Beginning Sept. 1831, authored nine letters renouncing Mormonism, originally published in Ohio Star and later published in Eber D. Howe’s 1834 Mormonism Unvailed. Moved to Cuyahoga Falls, Summit Co., Ohio, late 1865. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, 12 Jan. 1873, in Cuyahoga Falls.