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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.


Silas N. BEST was born on 27 Jan 1844 in Daviess Co., Missouri. His birth place is also reported as Grundy Co., Missouri. He died on 13 Jun 1907 in Daviess Co., Missouri. He was buried in Best Cemetery, Daviess, Missouri. Parents: Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON.

Spouse: Juliann "Julia" FERGUSON. Silas N. BEST and Juliann "Julia" FERGUSON were married on 31 Mar 1867 in Daviess Co., Missouri. Bride and groom were of Daviess Co. Children were: Howard D. BEST, Dennis BEST, Lewis D. BEST, Lizzie R. BEST.


Stephen BEST was born about 1768. He died in 1825 in St. Charles, St. Charles, Missouri. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT.

Spouse: Mary KEENEY. Stephen BEST and Mary KEENEY were married on 3 Jul 1794 in Madison Co., Kentucky.


Wallace T. BEST was born in Nov 1883 in Missouri. Parents: Alexander D. BEST and Fannie SAVAGE.


William C. Breckenridge BEST was born on 24 Aug 1860 in Daviess Co., Missouri. He died on 6 May 1934 in Kansas. Parents: Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON.

Spouse: Nancy E. WILLIAMS. William C. Breckenridge BEST and Nancy E. WILLIAMS were married on 4 Jan 1883 in Daviess Co., Missouri. Children were: Howard S. BEST, Clevie M. BEST, Callie L. BEST, Mary E. BEST, Hugh BEST, Humphrey B. BEST.


BETHARDS.

Spouse: Janet Louise JAMES.


BETHARDS.

Spouse: Phyllis TRIPLETT.


Alvin Ray BETHARDS was born on 22 Nov 1934. He died on 16 Sep 1978 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. He was buried in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: Charles Ray BETHARDS and Ruth Melissa BURNS.

Spouse: Marjorie Louise SEARCY. Alvin Ray BETHARDS and Marjorie Louise SEARCY were married on 12 Sep 1954 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. Bride and groom were of Chillicothe. Mrs. Ruth Cooper, mother of Alvin, gives consent. Children were: Steven Ray BETHARDS, Joni BETHARDS, Cheryl BETHARDS.

Spouse: Ella Elizabeth ACREE. Alvin Ray BETHARDS and Ella Elizabeth ACREE were married on 29 Dec 1974.


Charles Ray BETHARDS was born on 24 Jan 1901 in Grundy Co., Missouri. He died on 19 Dec 1935 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. He was buried on 22 Dec 1935 in Tolle Cemetery, Grundy, Missouri. He was a son of Theodore Bethards. Parents: Theodore BETHARDS and Nora E. MITTS.

Spouse: Ruth Melissa BURNS. Charles Ray BETHARDS and Ruth Melissa BURNS were married in Harrison, Boone, Arkansas. Children were: Hugh S. BETHARDS, Alvin Ray BETHARDS, Larry BETHARDS, Priscilla BETHARDS, Hazel Ivelyn BETHARDS, Ramona Jacelyn BETHARDS.


Cheryl BETHARDS. Parents: Alvin Ray BETHARDS and Marjorie Louise SEARCY.


Dorothy Irene BETHARDS was born on 28 Nov 1918 in Farmersville, Livingston, Missouri. She died on 19 Jan 1995 in Warsaw, Benton, Missouri. She was buried on 25 Jul 1995 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Missouri. She graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1936. Parents: John BETHARDS and Bessie Mae BURNS.

Spouse: Alvin GORACKE. Alvin GORACKE and Dorothy Irene BETHARDS were married on 23 Jun 1939 in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri. Children were: Loren GORACKE, Mike GORACKE, Karen Jeanne GORACKE, Patricia Ann GORACKE.


Doyle BETHARDS. Parents: John BETHARDS and Bessie Mae BURNS.


Earl BETHARDS was born about 1905 in Kansas. Parents: George McClellan BETHARDS and Minnie COX.


Everett M. BETHARDS was born about 1911 in Missouri. He died on 12 Feb 1994. Parents: George McClellan BETHARDS and Minnie COX.

Spouse: Mary Catherine BOWE. Everett M. BETHARDS and Mary Catherine BOWE were married on 10 Jan 1936 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. The bride was of Wheeling, the groom of Chula. James W. Bowe, father of Catherine, gives consent. Children were: Joseph "Joe" BETHARDS, Mary BETHARDS, Katie BETHARDS.


George McClellan BETHARDS was born on 22 Sep 1865 in Woodland, Decatur, Iowa. He died on 4 Sep 1949 in Medicine Twp., Livingston, Missouri. He was buried on 6 Sep 1949 in May Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: Joseph BETHARDS and Margaret GRIFFIN.

Spouse: Minnie COX. George McClellan BETHARDS and Minnie COX were married on 4 Jul 1899 in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri. The bride was of Hazelhurst, Livingston Co., the groom of Farmersville, same county. Children were: Earl BETHARDS, Everett M. BETHARDS, Ruth BETHARDS.


Hazel Ivelyn BETHARDS was born on 4 Oct 1925 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. She died on 10 Apr 2014 in Carrollton, Carroll, Missouri. She was buried in Bosworth, Carroll, Missouri. Parents: Charles Ray BETHARDS and Ruth Melissa BURNS.

Spouse: John Henry HENDERSON. Children were: Linda Gail HENDERSON.


Hugh S. BETHARDS. Parents: Charles Ray BETHARDS and Ruth Melissa BURNS.


John BETHARDS.

Spouse: Bessie Mae BURNS. Children were: Dorothy Irene BETHARDS, Doyle BETHARDS.


Joni BETHARDS. Parents: Alvin Ray BETHARDS and Marjorie Louise SEARCY.

Spouse: Mike WALKER.


Joseph BETHARDS was born in Jun 1838 in Ohio.

Spouse: Margaret GRIFFIN. Joseph BETHARDS and Margaret GRIFFIN were married about 1857. Children were: William BETHARDS, George McClellan BETHARDS, Theodore BETHARDS, Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" BETHARDS.


Joseph "Joe" BETHARDS was born about 1939 in Missouri. Parents: Everett M. BETHARDS and Mary Catherine BOWE.

Spouse: Phyllis.


Katie BETHARDS. Parents: Everett M. BETHARDS and Mary Catherine BOWE.

Spouse: James MAY.


Larry BETHARDS. Parents: Charles Ray BETHARDS and Ruth Melissa BURNS.


Mary BETHARDS. Parents: Everett M. BETHARDS and Mary Catherine BOWE.

Spouse: John SHANKS.


Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" BETHARDS was born on 4 Aug 1875 in Livingston Co., Missouri. She died on 10 Mar 1950 in Cream Ridge Twp., Livingston, Missouri. She was buried on 13 Mar 1950 in Tolle Cemetery, Grundy, Missouri. Parents: Joseph BETHARDS and Margaret GRIFFIN.

Spouse: Charles J. MITTS. Charles J. MITTS and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" BETHARDS were married on 20 Nov 1895 in Livingston Co., Missouri. Children were: Clarence Emery MITTS, Earl Clyde MITTS, Rosa Mable MITTS, Emmett MITTS.


Priscilla BETHARDS was born on 16 Oct 1930 in Ashton, Freemont,Idaho. She died on 13 Feb 2012 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. She was buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: Charles Ray BETHARDS and Ruth Melissa BURNS.

Spouse: Tommy Briggs "Tom" MOSS. Tommy Briggs "Tom" MOSS and Priscilla BETHARDS were married on 24 Mar 1950 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. Children were: David MOSS, Dennis MOSS.


Ramona Jacelyn BETHARDS. Parents: Charles Ray BETHARDS and Ruth Melissa BURNS.

Spouse: Charles William MCDONALD. Charles William MCDONALD and Ramona Jacelyn BETHARDS were married on 25 Apr 1954 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. The bride was of Chillicothe, the groom of Brookfield.


Ruth BETHARDS was born on 1 Nov 1912 in Livingston Co., Missouri. She died on 18 Aug 1996 in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri. She died in a Trenton hospital; her home was in Chula. She was buried on 20 Aug 1996 in May Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: George McClellan BETHARDS and Minnie COX.

Spouse: Fred Harvey BOORN. Fred Harvey BOORN and Ruth BETHARDS were married on 23 Dec 1933 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. Bride and groom were of Sturges, Missouri. Children were: James BOORN.

Spouse: Clyde MEANS. Clyde MEANS and Ruth BETHARDS were married on 30 Mar 1972 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.


Steven Ray BETHARDS was born on 8 Jan 1957 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. He died on 19 Sep 2013 in North Kansas City, Clay, Missouri. He was buried on 22 Sep 2013 in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Livingston, Missouri. He graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1975. Parents: Alvin Ray BETHARDS and Marjorie Louise SEARCY.


Theodore BETHARDS was born in 1872 in Cream Ridge Twp., Livingston, Missouri. He died on 29 Oct 1920 in Jackson Twp., Grundy, Missouri. He was buried on 30 Oct 1920 in Tolle Cemetery, Grundy, Missouri. Parents: Joseph BETHARDS and Margaret GRIFFIN.

Spouse: Nora E. MITTS. Children were: William Joseph BETHARDS, Charles Ray BETHARDS.


William BETHARDS was born about 1859 in Iowa. Parents: Joseph BETHARDS and Margaret GRIFFIN.

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