John Wilkes Booth’s Family on North Exeter Street

We came across a great find in the 1850 U.S. Census. John Wilkes Booth’s famous acting family lived in Baltimore, splitting time there with their home in Bel Air. John’s father Junius, was a noted actor (listed below as a trajedian) from England who had an extramarital affair with¬†Mary Ann Holmes. Click on the image for greater detail.

The Booth family in the 1850 U.S. Census
The Booth family in the 1850 U.S. Census

Also, we were able to find a drawing of the Booth family home on North Exeter St., which no longer exists.

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Booth family home on N. Exeter St.
Booth family home on N. Exeter St.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Paul Frederiksen

    Any idea what the house number is? It’d be interesting to see what is there now. Was it taken down because it was John Wilkes Booth’s house?

  • Jamie Schott

    The house doesn’t exist anymore.