Looking for 26 Booth siblings
My grandfather was one of supposedly 26 children of Irwin R. Booth, by two wives, each named Margaret, and supposedly somehow related.
The second Margaret(Rives) was my greatgrandmother. She was a widow of JHJ Knowles, who died serving the Confedracy, and I think she might have had 2 children when she married Irwin. Irwin had 14 children when he married her and their first children were twin boys, Frank and William! My grandfather and his twin, Sankey, were her 6th and 7th children, and two more girls were born after. "They" say when they told her she had twins she turned her head to the wall and wouldn't even look at them, until they told her they were boys. From all accounts she was a stern, humorless woman, unlike her sister, Becky. Becky sounds like great fun but I can't find any more about her, other than she married a Smith and I think was widowed by the time Moody and Sankey were teenagers in the 1890's. She scandalized my ggrandmother by reading the Lonely Heart ads with the boys and pretended she was picking out a husband for herself.