Lineage 1: This branch moved into Abbeville, SC and primarily remained there; believed by some to descend from a Frederick Botts (primarily because his wife was a Comer) and Conrad Bott in VA although these connections are not well established. [no confirmed project members – need DNA signature; if you believe you are part of this line, please join the project]


Thomas Comer Botts, b 1787, NC, m Nancy Moore

o   Samuel Oscar Botts, b 1860, SC

o   John Botts, b 1873, SC

o   Charles Botts, b 1874, SC

o   Jacob Botts, b 1879, SC

o   Thomas Henry Botts, b 1872, Abbeville, SC

o   James Mabry Botts, b 1876-78, Abbeville, SC

o   William Archer Botts, b 1879, Abbeville, SC

o   Arthur Traywick Botts, b 1879, Abbeville, SC

o   Charles A Botts Jr., b 1885, Abbeville, SC



Lineage 2: This branch moved into NW Georgia possibly from South Carolina or Tennessee; DNA evidence indicates definite connection to Lineage 4 but genealogical connection not yet determined. [3 confirmed project members]

John W Botts, b 1851, GA, m Melvina Manda Hagewood

+ Ada Pearl Cash (2nd marriage)



Lineage 3: This branch moved into Macon and Pike County, AL from VA. One letter from Nathan J Botts says that the father of John Joshua Botts was named Joel.  [1 confirmed project member]


John Joshua Botts, b 1805, VA (d 1890, Macon, AL)
+ Elsie Renfroe

o   John Hardy Botts, b 1882, Pike County, AL  B-5

o   Nathan Joshua (Jody) Botts, b 1884, Pike County, AL

o   Joel (Buddy) Botts, b 1893, Pike County, AL

o   Samuel (Sam) Botts, b 1897, Pike County, AL



Lineage 4: This branch emigrated from England to Virginia and became a prominent family in Colonial America. Included several well-known lawyers, statesmen, and military leaders. Descendants have been proliferous and have branched out throughout America. Lineage 2 has been determined by DNA to be connected to this line [2 confirmed project members]


Thomas I Botts, b 1586, Northamptonshire, England

+ Elizabeth Waters

+ Ann Parks

¤  Joseph Botts, b 1775, Stafford, VA

¤  Bernard Botts, b. 1778, Stafford VA, d. 1843 Morgan, IL

+ Susan Renno

¤  John P. Botts, b. 1805 Prince William VA, d. 1880 Lewis, MO

+ Nancy A.

¤  George W Botts, b. 1839 Lewis MO, d. <1900 Lewis MO

+ Maria E Crossen

¤  D. Franklin Botts, b. 1869 IL; d. <1930

+ Ida May Woodward

¤  Arthur Destnold Botts, b. 1900 MO, d. 1980 Big Bear, CA

+ Sarah Grace Watson

¤  Arthur Harvey Botts, b. 1926 IL, d. 1994 CA  B-21 (Family Finder)

¤  George H Botts, b. 1806, d. 1880+

¤  Benjamin T Botts, b. 1811, d. 1891

+ Mary ÒPollyÓ Crawley

¤  Samuel Botts, b. 1829, d. 1902

¤  Thompson Botts, b 1785, Stafford VA, d 1866, Adair KY

+ Catherine Butler

+ Elizabeth Tolson

+ Drusilla Bradshaw

+ Mattie Clay Sewell

+ Stella Garrett

+ Ann Carter Willis

+ Lucy Gaines

+ Sabra Wilkes

+Mary Francis Walker

+ Louisa (Lou) Olena Garnett



Lineage 5: This branch is tied to Lineage 4. Descendants of Thomas Lawson Botts (who died as a confederate leader in the Civil War), moved from VA to MD after the war. [no confirmed project members although B-6 is related – need DNA signature; if you believe you are part of this line, please join the project]


Thomas Lawson Botts, b 1825, Fredericksburg, VA [lineage 4: Thomas I, Thomas, Thomas, Seth, Joshua, Benjamin Gaines, Thomas H]

+ Sarah Elizabeth Bibb Ranson

o   Thomas Hutchinson Botts, b 1899, Walbrook, MD (d 1964, Fayetteville, NC)

o   Rev Henry Neeson Botts, b 1902, Baltimore, MD

o   Ferson Botts, b 1903, Baltimore, MD

o   James Lawson Botts, b 1889, Baltimore, MD

o   Robert Thomas Botts, b 1895, Baltimore, MD




Lineage 6: This branch is probably related to Lineage 2 out of Fannin, GA. Descendants of James Jason Botts (who died as a confederate leader in the Civil War), showed up in Fannin, GA sometime around 1840/1850. [no confirmed project members although B-12 may be related – need DNA signature; if you believe you are part of this line, please join the project]


James Jason Botts, b 1829, SC, d. 1862 Knoxville, TN (Civil War casualty)

+ Permelia Ann Williams

o   Larkin Bruce Botts, b 1871 Fannin, GA

o   Pharoah Botts, b 1873 Fannin, GA

o   John Botts, b 1875 Fannin, GA

o   Lawson Botts, b. 1877 Fannin, GA

o   Walter Botts, b. 1888 Fannin, GA

o   Kimsey Botts, b 1892 Fannin, GA

       + Ethel May Patterson




Lineage 7: This branch is primarily in Pennsylvania, but a few recent descendants spread through out west. [1 confirmed project member]


Unknown Botts

o   George Botts, b 1858 Clarion, PA

+ Jane Kunkle

+ Florence M Wetzel

+ Ross

+ Mary Jane Huntzberger

+ Elizabeth Richards

+ Anna E Elslager

+ Matilda (Tillie) J Hoover



Lineage 8: This branch is from the Germany/France border and immigrated into Wisconsin in the mid 1800. [1 confirmed project member]


Nikolaus Bott, b. Germany

o   Johann Peter Bott, b. 1723  Waldbšckelheim, Germany, d. 1773

¤  George Jakob Bott, b. 1830

¤  Peter Sebastian Bott, b. 1845, Oberstreit, Germany, d. 1925 La Crosse, WI

¤  Peter John Bott, 1872 La Crosse, WI, d. 1948 Tacoma, WA  B-10

¤  Lucas Sebastian Bott, b. 1873

¤  John Bott, b. 1883

¤  Herbert Joseph Bott, b. 1896

¤  Sebastian Bott, b. 1846



Lineage 9: This line came from England and settled in PA [1 male and 1 female project member who also have a autosomal DNA connection to Seth Botts in Lineage 4]


William Bott, b. 1809 England, d. 1857 Philadelphia, PA (arrived 1833)

+ Ann Burdett

+ Mary E

o   Samuel Bott, b. 1859  Philadelphia, PA

      + Cornelia Wilson Hazzard

¤  Howard Springman Bott, b. 1861 Philadelphia, PA, d. 1935

                          + Emma Douglas

¤  Howard Springman Bott, Jr. b. 1891 Beverly NJ, 1951

                                       + Annette Gaines Bartholomew

¤  Howard Douglas Bott, b. 1918 Beverly NJ

¤  Eugene Leroy Bott, b. 1927 Beverly NJ, d. 2007  B-14, B-15

           + Lillian Younger

¤  Unknown Bott



Lineage 10: This line out of Kansas City may involve an adoption or remarriage [1 confirmed member]


William Antoni Bott, b. 1886, d. 1936 Kansas City, MO (mother was Louise Mainhardt?)

+ unknown




NOTE: There are many patriarch lines and branches not yet documented in the project. Just because your line might not be listed, it does not mean we donÕt need or want you in the project. We are definitely trying to establish all Botts/Botz/Bott lines, so please join if you can. Also, feel free to send me any Botts/Botz/Bott lines of which you are aware, or any corrections or extensions on the lines listed here. Thanks. Mike Botts