Francis b. Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, June 24, 1813.
m. Elizabeth Otis Lyman, March, 1844. Boston, MA.
(Elizabeth b. July 29th, 1817, Boston, MA.)
From F.B. Jnr.'s memoirs: 1936-1939, Francis did a tour of Europe including Italy. In 1838 Francis visited Derby, England, and meets up with Tom Tunaley (his mother Mary Tunaley Boott's half-brother-clickhere) - "Uncle Tom".
Through Tom, Francis also meets up with Mrs. Sarah Oakes (nee Haden) twin-sister of the wife of American industrialistKirk Boott Jnr. Ann had married K.B. 14th November 1818, at St. Michael's Church, Derby England.
Francis returned to Boston and married Elizabeth Otis Lyman in March, 1844. A son, Frank, was born "Spring" 1845. They were all then living with Mary Tunaley Boott at Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, a property purchased by Mary's husband "Jerry".
Tragedy then struck. Son Frank died August 1845. Francis's mother, Mary Boott Tunaley, died 7th February 1846. Daughter "Lizzie Boott" was born shortly afterwards (13th April, 1846) but in the following year Francis's wife Elizabeth died, April 1847.
Soon afterwards, the house on Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, was sold by owner and stepfather "Jerry" and it was then that Boott decided to move away to Italy with daughter "Lizzie". Francis, with Lizzie, departed America with a small retinue having already become a wealthy man by inheritance.
The story of what followed in Italy involving Francis, Lizzie and Lizzie's later artist husband Frank Duveneck is described in detail in an article from the "Cincinnati Wing" (part of the Cincinnati Art Museum), published by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Elizabeth died , Florence, Italy, where she lies buried beneath a bronze reclining tomb sculpture created by her husband Frank (click here). Husband Frank later produced a marble version that is held by theBoston Museum of Fine Art.
Frank d., Cincinnati, Ohio, buried Mother of God Cemetery, Covington, Kentucky.
Mary marriage (1)to Francis Boott All Saints, Derby, 25th July, 1805.
Followed by emigration to America where Francis set up the Boston trading partnership Boott and Farrow.
Mary marriage (2) to Jeremiah Lee, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1825. Jeremiah, a merchant and at a later stage U.S. Consul in the Mediterranean, was the grandson of Colonel Jeremiah Lee, a person influential in the American War of Independence. Following marriage, Mary and "Jerry" set up residence in Mt. Vernon St., Boston, close to the Port of Boston. For further details clickhere.