Anna and Booth Hovious, ca. 1930

John Wilkes Booth Hovious.
Son of Dr. Rezon D. HOVIOUS and Martha SANDERS. Born in July, 1874. Married, on 30 January 1896 in Taylor Co., Anna JONES [daughter of John Wesley Jones and Unity Benningfield, 1876-1944]. Booth Hovious is mentioned in his mother's will, filed in 1886, as a heir to her property. Among his other ventures, he owned a Bank at Knifley.

Booth Hovious died on 15 May 1940 in Knifley, KY.

Click on the photo above to see the full picture of Booth and his wife, Anna.


  1. Mabel Hovious. Born 28 Sep 1897, died 24 Apr 1900.
  2. Ina L. Hovious. Born 20 Jul 1899, died 29 Aug 1977. Married Wayne GOODE. No children.

    Ina Hovious and her mother Anna, abt 1914.

    Thanks to John R. Hovious Jr for information above, Jean Hovious Lloyd for initially contibuting the photographs, and Sue Perkins for a clearer copy of the larger photo. Additional information from KY state death records, Census records, Booth's marriage license and the March, 1981 Central Kentucky Researcher.

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