I am only listing people who signed themselves "John Wilkes Booth XXX" as adults and parents of infants named John Wilkes Booth. After all, it's not the kid's fault — unless he chooses to sign it on his draft card when he's 44.
- John Wilkes Booth Green, Burnet Co., TX, b. 17 Dec 1872
- John Wilkes Booth Shipley, Searcy Co., AR, b. 9 May 1874
- John Wilkes Booth O'Brien, Gastonia, NC
- John Wilkes Booth Franks, Harris Co., TX, d. 17 Jan 1957
- Wilkes Booth Lacy, Dallas, TX, b. 1894
- Wilkes Booth Walker, Houston, TX, b. 9 Sept 1941 d. 3 Jul 2008
- George and Nancy Sharp, parents of John Wilkes Booth Sharp, Carroll Co., GA, b. 1871
- Richard and Julia Wagoner, parents of John Wilkes Booth Wagoner, Tyler Co., West Virginia, b. 1873
- Wilkins and Arminda Dewees, parents of J Wilkes Booth Dewees, Hickory Hill, Illinois, b. 1870
- Benjamin and Missouria Emmons, parents of John Wilkes Booth Emmons, Bethel, Kentucky, b. 1865
- John and Mary Winston of Milam, Texas, parents of John Wilkes Booth Winston, b. 1865
This is just a sampling — there are thousands of people in the 1870, 1880, and 1900 census records named John Wilkes Booth X, JWBooth X, J Wilkes Booth X, Wilkes Booth X, Booth X, etc.
*Obviously, there is no shortage of villains in American history. Many people have killed more of their fellow human beings than JWB ever did, and I am not claiming that he is the only baddie out there. I reserve a special level of villainhood for those who assassinate elected officials — their crimes are against the nation and the democratic process, not just against a single person or group of people.