Junius Brutus Booth, Junius Brutus Booth, Junior, Marie Christine Adelaide Delannoy, Mary Ann Holmes, President Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Civil War

Junius Brutus Booth, Senior And Mary Ann Holmes – The Parents Of Actors Edwin Booth, John Wilkes Booth and Junius Brutus Booth, Junior

Junius Brutus Booth was born, in England, on May 1, 1796 and grew up to become a famous English Shakespearean actor. In 1815, Booth married Marie Christine Adelaide Delannoy. While married, Booth had an affair with Mary Ann Holmes and decided to emigrate to the United States of America with her after he got her pregnant.

Thomas Scully’s painting of Mary Ann Holmes, which was commissioned by her husband.

After landing in North America, Mary Ann Holmes gave birth to Junius Brutus Booth, Junior in South Carolina. Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth were born in Maryland. The senior Booth passed away in 1852, before the events of the Civil War unfolded.

Junius Brutus Booth, Junior was a fervent unionist and supporter of the President Lincoln, yet he received much public disdain due to his brother John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of the war time U.S. President.