Mary Ann Holmes– 1840s. The Booth family was an English-American theatrical family of the 19th century. Its most famous and well known members were Edwin Booth, one of the leading actors of his day, and John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. The patriarch was Junius Brutus Booth, a London-born lawyer's son who eventually became an actor . Booth abandoned his wife and their young son in 1821 and ran off to the United States with Mary Ann Holmes, a London flower girl.
Mary Devlin Booth, first wife of Edwin Booth (the foremost American Shakespearean performer of the 19th century), died on Feb. 21, 1863. She is buried at Mount Auburn. Edwin Booth, who died in 1893, is buried beside her and their daughter and her family share the plot.
Junius Brutus Booth (1 May 1796 - 30 November 1852) was an English actor. He was the father of John Wilkes Booth (actor and the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln), Edwin Booth (the foremost tragedian of the mid-to-late 19th century), and Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., an actor and theatre manager. Booth was named after Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the lead assassins of Julius Caesar.