Henry BEST was born in 1801 in Virginia. He was buried. There was cremation.

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


Henry Adam "Ad" BEST was born in August 1843 in Indiana. He died on 30 January 1907 at the age of 63 in Mooresville, Livingston, Missouri. He was buried in Mooresville Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: Henry BEST and Elizabeth KASTER.

Spouse: Almira Amanda SPRAGUE. Almira Amanda SPRAGUE and Henry Adam "Ad" BEST were married on 23 June 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 July 1818 in Howard Co., Missouri. He died on 22 February 1900 at the age of 81 in Daviess Co., Missouri. Burial was in Best Chapel Cemetery. He was buried in Best Cemetery, Daviess, Missouri. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART.

Spouse: Rebecca MCCAMMON. Rebecca MCCAMMON and Howard Boon BEST were married on 16 September 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 March 1875 in Daviess Co., Missouri. He died on 7 May 1933 at the age of 58 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. Mary Lavena DILLEY and Howard D. BEST were married on 17 March 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 December 1883 in Missouri. Parents: William C. Breckenridge BEST and Nancy E. WILLIAMS.


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


Humphrey BEST was born in 1740 in Pennsylvania. He died in July 1814 at the age of 74 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. Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT and Humphrey BEST 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 January 1849 at the age of 77 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. Catherine ENYART and Humphrey BEST were married on 7 January 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. Elizabeth WHITELEY and Humphrey BEST were married on 2 December 1832 in Clay Co., Missouri. They filed for divorce on 21 July 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 . China and Humphrey BEST were married after July 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 Denis BEST was born on 19 January 1880 in DeKalb Co., Missouri. He died on 5 February 1911 at the age of 31 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri. He was buried in Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri. Burial was in Best Chapel Cemetery. Parents: Silas N. BEST and Juliann "Julia" FERGUSON.

Spouse: Grace Melvina FIELDS. Grace Melvina FIELDS and Humphrey Denis BEST were married on 4 October 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 August 1839 in Grundy Co., Missouri. He was born near Trenton. He died on 24 October 1916 at the age of 77 in Rocky Ford, Otero, Colorado. He was buried in Rocky Ford, Otero, Colorado. Parents: Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON.

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

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


Idella BEST was born (date unknown).

Spouse: John L. HAMMONDS. Idella BEST and John L. HAMMONDS were married. Children were: Nevada Ocal "Vada" HAMMONDS, Cleo HAMMONDS.


Isaac BEST was born about 1770. He died in 1837 at the age of 67 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. Margaret WILKINS and Isaac BEST were married in 1794 in Madison Co., Kentucky.


Isaac Richard BEST was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Sarah ENYART. Sarah ENYART and Isaac Richard BEST were married.


Jack BEST was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Dollie J. GILBERT. Dollie J. GILBERT and Jack BEST were married.


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. Lalah May BEST and REYNOLDS were married.


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

Spouse: Louise . Louise and Lawrence E. BEST were married. Children were: Betty Lee BEST, Johnny Arthur BEST.


Lewis M. BEST was born on 17 January 1852 in Daviess Co., Missouri. He died on 10 February 1912 at the age of 60 in Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri. He was buried on 12 February 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. Ella LAWRENCE and Lewis M. BEST were married about 1878. Children were: Arthur BEST.

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

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


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


Louis David BEST was born on 23 July 1882 in DeKalb Co., Missouri. He died on 10 July 1959 at the age of 76 in Santa Clara Co., California. He was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California. Parents: Silas N. BEST and Juliann "Julia" FERGUSON.

Spouse: Florence . Florence and Louis David BEST were married.


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 at the age of 25. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART.


Mary E. BEST was born in December 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. Peggy BEST and Colin JONES were married.


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

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


Rosetta "Rose" BEST was born on 3 October 1874 in Iowa. Her birth certificate says she was born at Springhill, Livingston Co., Missouri. She died on 6 January 1916 at the age of 41 in Mooresville Twp., Livingston, Missouri. She died of bronchial pneumonia. She was buried on 8 January 1916 in Mooresville Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: Henry Adam "Ad" BEST and Almira Amanda SPRAGUE.

Spouse: John Henry "Rusty John" JONES. Rosetta "Rose" BEST and John Henry "Rusty John" JONES were married on 21 January 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 March 1905 in Mooresville Twp., Livingston, Missouri. He died on 21 June 1946 at the age of 41 in Mooresville Twp., Livingston, Missouri. He was buried on 24 June 1946 in Mooresville Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: George Henry BEST and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" DUCKWORTH.

Spouse: Orva Pearl "Peggy" OXFORD. Orva Pearl "Peggy" OXFORD and Russell H. BEST were married on 9 June 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 at the age of 73. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Catherine ENYART.


Silas N. BEST was born on 27 January 1844 in Daviess Co., Missouri. His birth place is also reported as Grundy Co., Missouri. He died on 13 June 1907 at the age of 63 in Daviess Co., Missouri. He was buried in Best Cemetery, Daviess, Missouri. Parents: Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON.

Spouse: Juliann "Julia" FERGUSON. Juliann "Julia" FERGUSON and Silas N. BEST were married on 31 March 1867 in Daviess Co., Missouri. Bride and groom were of Daviess Co. Children were: Ethline Rose BEST, Howard D. BEST, Humphrey Denis BEST, Louis David BEST, Lizzie R. BEST.


Stephen BEST was born about 1768. He died in 1825 at the age of 57 in St. Charles, St. Charles, Missouri. Parents: Humphrey BEST and Mary "Polly" CARTWRIGHT.

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


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


William C. Breckenridge BEST was born on 24 August 1860 in Daviess Co., Missouri. He died on 6 May 1934 at the age of 73 in Kansas. Parents: Howard Boon BEST and Rebecca MCCAMMON.

Spouse: Nancy E. WILLIAMS. Nancy E. WILLIAMS and William C. Breckenridge BEST were married on 4 January 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 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Janet Louise JAMES. Janet Louise JAMES and BETHARDS were married.


BETHARDS was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Phyllis TRIPLETT. Phyllis TRIPLETT and BETHARDS were married.


Alvin Ray BETHARDS was born on 22 November 1934. He died on 16 September 1978 at the age of 43 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. Marjorie Louise SEARCY and Alvin Ray BETHARDS were married on 12 September 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. Ella Elizabeth ACREE and Alvin Ray BETHARDS were married on 29 December 1974.


Charles Ray BETHARDS was born on 24 January 1901 in Grundy Co., Missouri. He died on 19 December 1935 at the age of 34 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. He was buried on 22 December 1935 in Tolle Cemetery, Grundy, Missouri. He was a son of Theodore Bethards. Parents: Theodore BETHARDS and Nora E. MITTS.

Spouse: Ruth Melissa BURNS. Ruth Melissa BURNS and Charles Ray BETHARDS 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 was born (date unknown). Parents: Alvin Ray BETHARDS and Marjorie Louise SEARCY.


Dorothy Irene BETHARDS was born on 28 November 1918 in Farmersville, Livingston, Missouri. She died on 19 January 1995 at the age of 76 in Warsaw, Benton, Missouri. She was buried on 25 July 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. Dorothy Irene BETHARDS and Alvin GORACKE were married on 23 June 1939 in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri. Children were: Loren GORACKE, Mike GORACKE, Karen Jeanne GORACKE, Patricia Ann GORACKE.


Doyle BETHARDS was born (date unknown). 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 February 1994 at the age of 83. Parents: George McClellan BETHARDS and Minnie COX.

Spouse: Mary Catherine BOWE. Mary Catherine BOWE and Everett M. BETHARDS were married on 10 January 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 September 1865 in Woodland, Decatur, Iowa. He died on 4 September 1949 at the age of 83 in Medicine Twp., Livingston, Missouri. He was buried on 6 September 1949 in May Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: Joseph BETHARDS and Margaret GRIFFIN.

Spouse: Minnie COX. Minnie COX and George McClellan BETHARDS were married on 4 July 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 October 1925 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri. She died on 10 April 2014 at the age of 88 in Carrollton, Carroll, Missouri. She was buried in Bosworth, Carroll, Missouri. Parents: Charles Ray BETHARDS and Ruth Melissa BURNS.

Spouse: John Henry HENDERSON. Hazel Ivelyn BETHARDS and John Henry HENDERSON were married. Children were: Linda Gail HENDERSON.


Hugh S. BETHARDS was born (date unknown). Parents: Charles Ray BETHARDS and Ruth Melissa BURNS.


J. M. BETHARDS died in 1869. She was buried in Ward Cemetery, Livingston, Missouri. Parents: Joseph BETHARDS and Margaret GRIFFIN.


John BETHARDS was born (date unknown).

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