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Edward Milton BEST was born on 15 Jul 1879 in Sampsel Twp, Livingston, Missouri. He died on 20 Sep 1919 in Mooresville Twp., Livingston, Missouri. He was buried on 21 Sep 1919 in Mooresville Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. He had a stroke in July 1918 which paralyzed his lower limbs. He and Gertrude lived in St. Louis in 1918. Parents: Henry Adam "Ad" BEST and Almira Amanda SPRAGUE.

Spouse: Emma Gertrude TERRILL. Edward Milton BEST and Emma Gertrude TERRILL were married on 27 Aug 1902 in Mooresville, Livingston, Missouri. The bride was of Breckenridge, the groom of Mooresville. F. E. Terrill, father of Emma, gives consent.


Elcy BEST was born on 27 Jul 1813. She died in Oct 1848. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART.


Elizabeth BEST was born on 22 May 1799. She died on 3 Mar 1863. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART.


Elizabeth Jane BEST was born about 1832 in Indiana. Parents: Henry BEST and Elizabeth KASTER.


Ella M. BEST was born in Aug 1887 in Missouri. Parents: Lewis M. BEST and Nancy Elizabeth HIBBS.

Spouse: Frederick Bruce "Fred" PLOWMAN. Frederick Bruce "Fred" PLOWMAN and Ella M. BEST were married on 19 Feb 1911 in Daviess Co., Missouri. Bride and groom were of Benton Twp. Children were: Lavena R. PLOWMAN, Charles A. PLOWMAN.


Elva J. BEST was born in 1862 in Ohio. Parents: Carter B. BEST and Mary.


Ethlen BEST died on 20 Feb 1891. Parents: Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON.

Spouse: J. B. OWEN.


Fannie D. BEST was born in Apr 1895 in Colorado. Parents: Alexander D. BEST and Fannie SAVAGE.


George Henry BEST was born on 17 Feb 1872 in Iowa. His death certificate says he was born in Cameron, Missouri. He died on 4 Dec 1957 in Sampsel Twp, Livingston, Missouri. He was buried on 5 Dec 1957 in Mooresville Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. George Best was a true outdoorsman and an expert handler of bees. Parents: Henry Adam "Ad" BEST and Almira Amanda SPRAGUE.

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DUCKWORTH. George Henry BEST and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DUCKWORTH were married on 24 Dec 1899 in Mooresville, Livingston, Missouri. Much conflicting information has been published regarding the marriage date. The compiler has a clear copy of the original marriage record. It shows that the marriage ceremony was performed on December 24, 1899 "at or near Mooresville" by Rev. Amos Coen. The record was filed with the Livingston Co. Recorder of Deeds on December 27, 1899. George and Lizzie lived 1 1/2 miles northeast of Mooresville. Children were: George Henry BEST Jr., Russell H. BEST, Gladys BEST.


George Henry BEST Jr. was born on 17 Apr 1904 in Mooresville Twp., Livingston, Missouri. He died in 1904. Parents: George Henry BEST and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DUCKWORTH.


Georgia Luella BEST was born on 20 Jul 1918 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. She died on 5 Aug 1977 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. She was buried in Bethany, Harrison, Missouri.

Spouse: Charles Ellis FLEMING. Charles Ellis FLEMING and Georgia Luella BEST were married on 17 May 1936 in Richmond, Ray, Missouri. Bride and groom were of Lexington, Lafayette Co., Missouri. Children were: Randall Louis FLEMING.


Gladys BEST was born on 16 Jun 1907 in Sampsel Twp, Livingston, Missouri. She died on 28 Jul 1977 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. She was buried on 30 Jul 1977 in Mooresville Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: George Henry BEST and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DUCKWORTH.

Spouse: Roy Matson TIBERGHIEN. Roy Matson TIBERGHIEN and Gladys BEST were married on 24 Nov 1926 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. The bride was of Mooresville, the groom of Sampsel. Children were: Donna Jean TIBERGHIEN, Karen Kay TIBERGHIEN, Delores June TIBERGHIEN.


Guy BEST was born in Jul 1898 in Missouri. Parents: Howard D. BEST and Mary Lavena DILLEY.


Gwendolyn Darlene BEST was born on 4 Nov 1932 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. She died on 15 Feb 2019 in Oak Grove, Jackson, Missouri. Her home was in Blue Springs, Missouri. She was buried on 23 Feb 2019 in Wheeling Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. In her later years her passion was genealogy. Her green card from the Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri indicated she was 17/32 Cherokee Indian. Parents: Russell H. BEST and Orva Pearl "Peggy" OXFORD.

Spouse: Raymond David FRITZ.

Spouse: Robert Jean "Bob" LOWE. Robert Jean "Bob" LOWE and Gwendolyn Darlene BEST were married on 3 Sep 1952 in Bucklin, Linn, Missouri. Terry and Barry were twins. Shelia and Shelly were twins. Children were: Robert Jeffery LOWE, Sheree Roxanne LOWE, Terry Dean LOWE, Barry Jean LOWE, Shelia Raye LOWE, Shelly Gay LOWE.


Hannah BEST was born about 1774. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT.

Spouse: Joseph WELDON. Joseph WELDON and Hannah BEST were married on 22 Apr 1789 in Madison Co., Kentucky.


Hannah BEST was born about 1800. She died in 1863. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART.


Hannah BEST was born about 1848 in Daviess Co., Missouri. She died about 1868. Parents: Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON.


Hazel BEST was born about 1901 in Missouri. Parents: Howard D. BEST and Mary Lavena DILLEY.


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Spouse: Elizabeth KASTER. Children were: Elizabeth Jane BEST, Carter B. BEST, Henry Adam "Ad" BEST, Cynthia M. BEST.


Henry Adam "Ad" BEST was born in Aug 1843 in Indiana. He died on 30 Jan 1907 in Mooresville, Livingston, Missouri. He was buried in Mooresville Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: Henry BEST and Elizabeth KASTER.

Spouse: Almira Amanda SPRAGUE. Henry Adam "Ad" BEST and Almira Amanda SPRAGUE were married on 23 Jun 1868 in Madison Co., Iowa. Catherine 'Kate' Vaughn helped raise this family after Almira died. Children were: Anna Elizabeth "Annie" BEST, George Henry BEST, Rosetta "Rose" BEST, Edward Milton BEST.


Howard Boon BEST was born on 7 Jul 1818 in Howard Co., Missouri. He died on 22 Feb 1900 in Daviess Co., Missouri. He was buried in Best Cemetery, Daviess, Missouri. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART.

Spouse: Rebecca MCCAMMON. Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON were married on 16 Sep 1838 in Grundy Co., Missouri. Children were: Humphry BEST, Silas N. BEST, Hannah BEST, David BEST, Lewis M. BEST, Alexander D. BEST, Charity BEST, Ethlen BEST, William C. Breckenridge BEST.


Howard D. BEST was born on 11 Mar 1875 in Daviess Co., Missouri. He died on 7 May 1933 in Benton Twp., Daviess, Missouri. He was buried on 9 May 1933 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Daviess, Missouri. Parents: Silas N. BEST and Juliann "Julia" FERGUSON.

Spouse: Mary Lavena DILLEY. Howard D. BEST and Mary Lavena DILLEY were married on 17 Mar 1898 in Daviess Co., Missouri. Bride and groom were of Benton Twp., Daviess Co. Children were: Guy BEST, Hazel BEST, Mabel A. BEST.


Howard S. BEST was born in Dec 1883 in Missouri. Parents: William C. Breckenridge BEST and Nancy E. WILLIAMS.


Hugh BEST was born in Mar 1896 in Arkansas. Parents: William C. Breckenridge BEST and Nancy E. WILLIAMS.


Humphrey BEST was born in 1740 in Pennsylvania. He died in Jul 1814 in Garrard Co., Kentucky. He had his estate probated in 1817 in Garrard Co., Kentucky. Information from Mrs. L. Ann Kaufman, Fremont, California: "Denny Ellerman says Humphrey Best, Sr., came to Madison County, Kentucky, from Rowan County or Mecklenberg County, North Carolina. There is a land sale in Rowan County from a Henderson to a Humphrey Best, both of Mecklenberg County in 1767 and an administration and estate inventory of a Humphrey Best who died in 1769 in Rowan Co. There were two Humphrey Bests in western North Carolina, because there is another one who shows up on the Surry County tax lists for 1771, 1772, 1774 and 1775 with one tithable as 'Umphre Best'."

Spouse: Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT. Humphrey BEST and Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT were married about 1764. Children were: Stephen BEST, Isaac BEST, Humphrey BEST, Phoebe BEST, Hannah BEST, Ebenezer BEST, Peggy BEST, Celia Ann BEST.


Humphrey BEST was born about 1772 in Maryland. He died on 1 Jan 1849 in Grundy Co., Missouri. Humphrey Best and his family moved to Howard County, Missouri, about 1816 with Silas Enyart, Durlin Wright, John Titus and William Harvey and then moved on to Clay County, Missouri.

Humphrey Best's will left everything to his children by Catherine Enyart but his third wife, China, went to court and she received her share. She said she had a child by him. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT.

Spouse: Catherine ENYART. Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART were married on 7 Jan 1796 in Livingston City, Madison Co., Kentucky. Children were: Mary "Polly" BEST, Elizabeth BEST, Hannah BEST, Silas BEST, Charity BEST, Ann BEST, Elcy BEST, David E. BEST, Howard Boon BEST.

Spouse: Elizabeth WHITELEY. Humphrey BEST and Elizabeth WHITELEY were married on 2 Dec 1832 in Clay Co., Missouri. They filed for divorce on 21 Jul 1835 in Clay Co., Missouri. In her petition for divorce, Elizabeth also asked for alimony. An alias writ was issued for Humphrey in Carroll County. On May 13, 1836, Elizabeth petitioned the court to prevent Joel Turnham and John C. Hawkins from turning over the money they had been holding for Humphrey. Humphrey filed suit on March 22, 1837, but the next day Turnham and Hawkins were ordered to give the money to Elizabeth.

Spouse: China. Humphrey BEST and China were married after Jul 1835. Ordered that China Best be allowed fifteen dollars for the year 1842 for the maintenance of Oliver Best, a minor of two years of age. (Ref. Livingston Co. Court Record Book A, p. 116.) Children were: Oliver BEST.


Humphrey B. BEST was born in May 1898 in Missouri. Parents: William C. Breckenridge BEST and Nancy E. WILLIAMS.


Humphrey D. BEST was born about 1881 in Missouri.

Spouse: Grace Melvina FIELDS. Humphrey D. BEST and Grace Melvina FIELDS were married on 4 Oct 1903 in Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri. The bride was of Marion Twp., the groom of Pattonsburg. Mr. Riley Fields, father of the bride, gives consent.


Humphry BEST was born on 4 Aug 1839 in Grundy Co., Missouri. He was born near Trenton. He died on 24 Oct 1916 in Rocky Ford, Otero, Colorado. He was buried in Rocky Ford, Otero, Colorado. Parents: Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON.

Spouse: Sarah J. MCFALL. Humphry BEST and Sarah J. MCFALL were married in 1872.

Spouse: Julia A. ROBISON. Humphry BEST and Julia A. ROBISON were married in Sep 1892.


Idella BEST.

Spouse: John L. HAMMONDS. Children were: Nevada Ocal "Vada" HAMMONDS, Cleo HAMMONDS.


Isaac BEST was born about 1770. He died in 1837 in Texas. Isaac Best and family came from Gerrard Co., Kentucky to Montgomery Co., Missouri by 1808. Then most of the children accompanied their father to Texas. Isaac's children are named in "Pioneer Families of Missouri," pages 241 and 243. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT.

Spouse: Margaret WILKINS. Isaac BEST and Margaret WILKINS were married in 1794 in Madison Co., Kentucky.


Isaac Richard BEST.

Spouse: Sarah ENYART.


Jack BEST.

Spouse: Dollie J. GILBERT.


Jason BEST was born in 1859 in Ohio. Parents: Carter B. BEST and Mary.


Johnny Arthur BEST was born about 1936 in Missouri. Parents: Lawrence E. BEST and Louise.


Lalah May BEST was born about 1905 in Missouri. She lived in Vista, California in 1958. Parents: Arthur BEST and Ethyl Jeanette ELAM.

Spouse: REYNOLDS.


Lawrence E. BEST was born about 1903 in Missouri. He was a civil engineer. Parents: Arthur BEST and Ethyl Jeanette ELAM.

Spouse: Louise. Children were: Betty Lee BEST, Johnny Arthur BEST.


Lewis D. BEST was born in Jul 1882 in Missouri. Parents: Silas N. BEST and Juliann "Julia" FERGUSON.


Lewis M. BEST was born on 17 Jan 1852 in Daviess Co., Missouri. He died on 10 Feb 1912 in Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri. He was buried on 12 Feb 1912 in Best Cemetery, Daviess, Missouri. His gravestone reportedly spells the name Louis M. Best. He farmed in Benton Twp., Daviess Co. in 1900. Parents: Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON.

Spouse: Ella LAWRENCE. Lewis M. BEST and Ella LAWRENCE were married about 1878. Children were: Arthur BEST.

Spouse: Nancy Elizabeth HIBBS. Lewis M. BEST and Nancy Elizabeth HIBBS were married about 1885 in Daviess Co., Missouri. Children were: Ella M. BEST.

Spouse: Perenta Catherine SMITH. Lewis M. BEST and Perenta Catherine SMITH were married after Mar 1911.


Lizzie R. BEST was born in Nov 1886 in Missouri. Parents: Silas N. BEST and Juliann "Julia" FERGUSON.


Mabel A. BEST was born about 1903 in Missouri. Parents: Howard D. BEST and Mary Lavena DILLEY.


Mary BEST was born in 1860 in Ohio. Parents: Carter B. BEST and Mary.


Mary "Polly" BEST was born about 1797. She died in 1822. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART.


Mary E. BEST was born in Dec 1892 in Missouri. Parents: William C. Breckenridge BEST and Nancy E. WILLIAMS.


Oliver BEST was born about 1840 in Missouri. Parents: Humphrey BEST and China.


Peggy BEST was born about 1782. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT.

Spouse: Colin JONES.


Phoebe BEST was born about 1774. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT.

Spouse: John WELDON. John WELDON and Phoebe BEST were married on 1 Mar 1789 in Madison Co., Kentucky.


Rosetta "Rose" BEST was born on 3 Oct 1874 in Iowa. Her birth certificate says she was born at Springhill, Livingston Co., Missouri. She died on 6 Jan 1916 in Mooresville Twp., Livingston, Missouri. She died of bronchial pneumonia. She was buried on 8 Jan 1916 in Mooresville Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: Henry Adam "Ad" BEST and Almira Amanda SPRAGUE.

Spouse: John Henry "Rusty John" JONES. John Henry "Rusty John" JONES and Rosetta "Rose" BEST were married on 21 Jan 1903 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. Rosa Best Jones died of pneumonia when her third child was an infant. Children were: Lottie Adelaide JONES, Blanche F. JONES, infant JONES, Franklin JONES, Frances JONES.


Russell H. BEST was born on 27 Mar 1905 in Mooresville Twp., Livingston, Missouri. He died on 21 Jun 1946 in Mooresville Twp., Livingston, Missouri. He was buried on 24 Jun 1946 in Mooresville Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: George Henry BEST and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DUCKWORTH.

Spouse: Orva Pearl "Peggy" OXFORD. Russell H. BEST and Orva Pearl "Peggy" OXFORD were married on 9 Jun 1928 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. This family lived in Chillicothe in 1935. Children were: Gwendolyn Darlene BEST, Billie Harold BEST.


Silas BEST was born about 1802. He died in 1875. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART.

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