BEST

 

Links to the Helbron family come from the marriage of John Rudolph Helbron (RN=2) to Nellie Voil Best (RN=3) on 31 Oct 1937 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR. Nellie was the youngest daughter of Robert Marion Best and Ida Josephine Herndon.

 

Our connections to the Best family can apparently be traced back to Anton Bosch, born in 1645 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany, a present-day suburb of Karlsruhe. It is unclear just when or why the surname was changed, but Laban Miles Hoffman in his book, Our Kin, originally published in 1915, indicated that it was either Best or Bess. Some of today’s descendants spell it “Bess”, principally those who remained in North Carolina or moved from North Carolina and settled in southeastern Missouri. With those exceptions, “Best” will be used here. The major problem with Hoffman’s book is its age, yet it is still an excellent reference for older generations.

 

The emigrant, Sebastian Bosch, son of Anton, arrived in Philadelphia, PA from Amsterdam aboard the Townsend (Billender) on 5 Oct 1737 along with his wife, Margaretha Kirchbauer, and four children: Katherina Margaretha, Maria Barbara, Jerge Sebastian, and Maria Katharina. According to Hoffman, the family moved from Pennsylvania steadily southward, eventually settling in what was then Lincoln County (now Gaston County), North Carolina. Sebastian’s son, Jerge Sebastian “Bostian” (or “Bostain”), returned to Pennsylvania to secure a wife and while enroute, met a family group of settlers named Heyl (or Hoyle). In this group of settlers was Katrina Heyl, daughter of Pieter and Catherine (Dales) Heyl. Pieter Heyl was from Spandau, Brandenburg, Germany (a suburb of present-day Berlin) and arrived in Philadelphia, PA on 11 Sep 1738 aboard the Robert & Alice from Rotterdam. “Bostian” and Katrina were married about 1750 in North Carolina.

 

The lineages outlined below represent, not only my personal reseach, but the contributions of many Best (or Bess) researchers and my heartfelt thanks to all of them!

 

 

 

DESCENDANTS OF ANTON BOSCH

 

Lineage Last Updated: 23 Aug 2017

 

 

Generation A

 

 

1.            Anton A Bosch. Born in 1645 in Blankenloch, Durlach, Baden, Germany; died 17 Aug 1691 in Baden, Germany. RN=384.

 

               Married Anna Maria ?,  date and place unknown but before 1670 in Baden, Germany. RN=385. She was born ca 1646 and died 16 Mar 1712 in Germany. Children:

 

         2        i.     Anna Maria 1 Bosch. Born ca 1672 in Baden, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=3788. Married Han Theobald Amoisch on 13 Feb 1694 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany. RN=3789. Descendants unknown.

+       3       ii.     Sebastian 1 Bosch. RN=192.

         4      iii.     [Infant] 1 Bosch. Born 24 Jul 1687 in Baden, Germany; died in 1687 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany. RN=3790. Single; no children.

         5      iv.     Margaretha Barbara 1 Bosch. Born ca 1689 in Baden, Germany; died in 1729, place unknown. RN=3791. Descendants unknown.

 

 

Generation One

 

3.            Sebastian 1 Bosch. (Anton A). Born 1680 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany; died 1761 in Dutch Buffalo Creek, Mecklenberg Co., NC. RN=192. Sebastian Bosch, together with his wife and four children, arrived in Philadelphia, PA on 5 Oct 1737 aboard the Townsend from Amsterdam.

 

               Married Margaretha Kirchbauer, daughter of Hans Jacob and Katharine (?) Kirchbauer, on 26 Mar 1715 in Baden, Germany. Margaretha was born in 1694 in Langensteinbach, Baden, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=193. Children: 

 

         6        i.     Katharina Margaretha 2 Bosch. Born 26 Jul 1718 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=3348. Descendants unknown.

         7       ii.     Anna Maria 2 Bosch. Born 23 May 1720 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany; died there on 18 Aug 1720. RN=3349. Single; no children.

         8      iii.     Maria Barbara 2 Bosch. Born 20 Jul 1721 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=3350. Descendants unknown.

+       9      iv.     Jerge Sebastian “Bostian” 2 Bosch (Best/Bess). RN=96.

       10       v.     Maria Katharina 2 Bosch. Born 27 Apr 1727 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany; death date and place unknown.  RN=3351. Descendants unknown.

       11      vi.     Hans Jerg 2 Bosch. Born 22 May 1732 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany; died 3 Jan 1737 in Blankenloch, Germany. RN=3352. Single; no children.

 

 

Generation Two

 

9.            Jerge Sebastian “Bostian” 2 Best. (Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 8 May 1724 in Blankenloch, Baden, Germany; died 3 Jan 1809 in Stanley, Gaston Co., NC. RN=96. Occupation: Farmer. Emigrated with his parents from Germany to Pennsylvania via England aboard the Townsend arriving in Philadelphia from Amsterdam on 5 Oct 1737. Lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland before settling in North Carolina in 1747. Received a grant for 300 acres in Catawba Co., NC on 15 May 1754. [NOTE 1: County names may vary since some new ones were formed from original counties.] 1790, 1800 Censuses, Lincoln Co., NC.

 

               Married Katrina “Catherine” Heyl, daughter of Peter Heyl and Catherine Dales, ca 1750 in North Carolina. Katrina was born 4 Jan 1733 in Hundsbach, Hessen, Germany; died in 1825 in Stanley, Gaston Co., NC. RN=97. Katrina arrived in the U.S., together with her parents, on 11 Sep 1738 aboard the Robert and Alice from Rotterdam. [NOTE 2: She was not listed on the passenger manifest since the list included only males over 16.] [NOTE 3: According to Hoffman, both “Bostian” and “Catherine” are buried together in a private graveyard on his farm, although no tombstones have ever been located.] Children:

 

+    12        i.     John 3 Best (or Bess) I. RN=708.

       13       ii.     Thomas 3 Best. Born 1757 in Mecklenberg Co., NC; died 17 Feb 1780 in NC. RN=709. [NOTE 4: Served as a Pvt. with Capt. Allen’s Co., 2nd NC Regiment during the Revolutionary War.] Single; no children.

+    14      iii.     Jonathan 3 Best. RN=48.

+    15      iv.     Peter 3 Best (or Bess). RN=710.

+    16       v.     Martin 3 Best (or Bess). RN=714.

+    17      vi.     Frederick 3 Best (or Bess). RN=715.

+    18     vii.     Marie Elizabeth 3 Best. RN=716.                    

+    19    viii.     Sarah “Sallie” 3 Best. RN=717.

+    20      ix.     Daniel 3 Best. RN=711.

+    21       x.     Hannah 3 Best. RN=718.

       22      xi.     Bostian 3 Best II. Born 1768 in Stanley, NC; death date and place unknown. RN=719. Descendants unknown.

+    23     xii.     Christian “Christy” 3 Best. RN=712.

+    24    xiii.     Jacob 3 Best. RN=713.

 

 

Generation Three

 

12.          John 3 Best (or Bess) I. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1751, Mecklenburg Co., NC; died in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO, probably after 1814. RN=708.

 

               Married (1) Catherine “Katie” Slinkard, daughter of Jacob Slinkard, in 1780 in NC. RN=2966. No known children.

 

               Married (2) Martha Williams on 29 Apr 1783, place unknown. RN=3820. Children:

 

+    25        i.     Jacob 4 Bess I. RN=3822.

+    26       ii.     John 4 Bess II. RN=2965.

+    27      iii.     Michael 4 Bess. RN=2970.

+    28      iv.     Henry 4 Bess. RN=2967.

+    29       v.     Catherine “Kate” 4 Bess. RN=2972.

 

14.          Jonathan 3 Best I. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1773, Catawba County, NC; died 13 Feb 1835 in Shelby Co., TN. RN=48. 1830 Census, Tipton Co., TN.

 

Married Sally ? ca 1789, probably in SC. Born ca 1754 in SC; assumed to have died after 1840, likely in MS. RN=49. [NOTE 1: Many family researchers have been unable to determine her maiden name; some have speculated that it might have been Ozro or Osro, since this unusual name appears as a middle name in several follow-on generations, but no firm evidence has ever been found to substantiate it! No record of her death and no gravesite have ever been found, but it is likely that following Jonathan’s death in 1835, she may have gone to live with her eldest son, Jonathan II, in either Carroll or Coahoma Co., MS and died there after 1840. A female with an age between 50-60 was listed in the 1840 Census of Carroll Co., MS, living with her son’s family, and this was likely Sally and she is probably buried there.] [NOTE 2: There is some disagreement among BEST researchers on the birth order of the following female children. In the absence of definitive census data or other viable records, it is difficult, if not impossible, to adequately resolve the issue.  Jonathan Best’s Will, dated 26 Sep 1826 and recorded in Shelby Co., TN on 13 Feb 1835, identifies Sally and all of his nine children. His Will also identifies Margaret as his “youngest daughter” and “Eben” as his “youngest son”. It further identifies three of his daughters by their married names, but not Margaret, indicating that she was still single in 1826.] Children (presumed birth order):

 

       30        i.     Polly 4 Best. Born between 1790 and 1795, probably in South Carolina; died 4 Oct 1831 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=2974. Married John Hood on 5 Feb 1815 in Williamson Co., TN. RN=2979. [NOTE 3: Assuming that this marriage record is the correct one, Polly’s birth date is assumed to be between 1790 and 1795. No burial site for her has ever been located in Lauderdale Co., AL]. Descendants unknown.

       31       ii.     Jinny (or Jenny) 4 Best. Born between 1795 and 1798, probably in South Carolina; death date and place unknown. RN=2975. Married a Hood, date and place unknown. RN=5951. [NOTE 4: Husband’s surname from her father’s will; no marriage record located to-date.] Descendants unknown

+    32      iii.     Jonathan 4 Best II. RN=684.

+    33      iv.     Abijah 4 Best. RN=24.

+    34       v.     Charles “Charlie” 4 Best. RN=2977.

+    35      vi.     Elijah 4 Best. RN=683.

       36     vii.     Ellinor 4 Best. Born 1808 in South Carolina; death date and place unknown. RN=2978. One source had indicated her birth as considerably later but conflicts with the marriage record date. Married Charles H. Mackey on 14 Mar 1825 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=2981. He was born 1804, place unknown; death date and place unknown. [NOTE 5: Unable to locate either Ellinor or Charles in the 1830 or subsequent censuses, likely due, in part, to possible variations in the surname spelling, e.g. McKie, McKee, etc.] Descendants unknown.

       37    viii.     Margaret 4 Best. Born ca 1810, probably in South Carolina; death date and place unknown. RN=2976. Birth date is assumed based on the marriage date. Married John Flemington on 27 Jul 1827 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=2983. [NOTE 6: A John Flemington does not appear in the 1830 or subsequent censuses, so it is possible that the spelling of his surname was incorrect on the marriage record. A John Flemming does appear in the 1830 Census of Lauderdale Co., AL (age between 20 and 30) and an age match for Margaret as between 15 and 20 which is consistent with her birth “ca 1810”. However, unable to find the family in subsequent censuses.] Descendants unknown.

+    38      ix.     Ebenezer 4 Best. RN=682.

 

15.          Peter 3 Bess. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1755 in Stanley, Gaston Co. (old Lincoln Co.), NC; died there 17 Feb 1832. RN=710. 

 

[NOTE 1: It is generally accepted that Peter Bess fathered at least 15 children and was married 4 times; however, there is disagreement among researchers regarding the mother of some of them since official marriage records of some of them have not been located to-date. As a result, the order presented below with the respective spouse’s is assumed to be correct, but not absolutely confirmed!] 

 

Married (1) a Van Dyke, date and place unknown. She is thought to have died pre-1779, probably in NC. RN=2590. No children.

 

Married (2) Christina Whittenburg, daughter of Henry Whittenburg and Mary Hoyle, on 13 Oct 1779 in Lincoln Co., NC. Christina was born ca 1758 in Tryon, Polk Co., NC; died ca 1797 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=1369. Children:

 

       39          i.   Elizabeth 4 Bess. Born 1780 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3750. Married George Spencer on 4 Aug 1798 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=12357. He was born ca 1778 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

+    40         ii.   Margaret “Peggy” 4 Bess. RN=3751.

+    41        iii.   Bostian “Boston” 4 Bess. RN=3752.

+    42        iv.   William H.4 Bess. RN=3793.

       43         v.   Sarah 4 Bess. Born 1788 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3753. Descendants unknown.

+    44        vi.   Lawson 4 Bess. RN=3794.

+    45       vii.   Joseph 4 Bess. RN=3795.

 

Married (3) Elizabeth (or Eliza) Forney, daughter of Jacob Forney, ca 1797 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=1370. She was born 1761 in Lincoln Co., NC; died between 1808 and 1810 in Lincoln Co., NC. Children:

 

+    46     viii.   Levica “Levicy” 4 Best. RN=3754. 

+    47        ix.   Delilah 4 Bess. RN=3796.

+    48         x.   Peter Landers 4 Bess, Sr. RN=3801.

+    49        xi.   Joshua 4 Bess. RN=3804.

       50       xii.   Sarah “Sallie” 4 Bess. Born ca 1802 in Gaston or Mecklenburg Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3806. Married Peter Hovis ca 1819, probably in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=1455. Descendants unknown.

+    51     xiii.   John Jefferson 4 Bess. RN=3803.

+    52      xiv.   Esther 4 Bess. RN=3802.

+    53       xv.   Matilda Adeline 4 Bess. RN=3805.

 

               Married (4)  Leanna Jenkins Weathers on 8 Dec 1810 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=1371. [NOTE 2: Date was bond date, not necessarily the marriage date!] She was born 1789 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 1846. No known children.

 

16.          Martin 2 Bess. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1776 in Stanley, Gaston Co. (old Lincoln Co.), NC; died post-1850 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=714. 1850 Census, Stoddard Co., MO.

 

Married Ruth Presley on 16 Dec 1794 in North Carolina. RN=4759. She was born  ca 1775 in Lincoln Co., NC; died bewteen 1840-1850 in Stoddard Co., MO. Children:

 

+    54        i.     Christopher 3 Bess. RN=3818.

       55       ii.     Daniel 3 Bess. Born 1800 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 1838 in Leora, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=13142. Married Hannah Wilfong on 1 Nov 1829 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=13147. She was born ca 1810 in NC; died ca 1856 in Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

       56      iii.     Sarah 3 Bess. Born ca 1800 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 1810. RN=13146. [NOTE: Unclear if RN=13142 & RN=13146 were twins.] Single; no children.   

       57      iv.     Mary 3 Bess. Born 1805 in Lincoln Co., NC; died pre-6 Sep 1850, place unknown. RN=13144. Married John Tankersley in 1825, place unknown. RN=13148. He was born 23 Jan 1800 in NC; died 11 Oct 1875 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. Mary’s burial location unknown; John is buried at Clines Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

       58       v.     George 3 Bess. Born 1807 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=13143. Married Mary ?, date and place unknown. RN=13148. She was born ca 1813 in NC; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

+    59      vi.     Arilla “Rilla” W.3 Bess. RN=3819.

       60     vii.     Jane 3 Bess. Born 1818 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 1865 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=13145. Married (1) David Wilfong on 29 Aug 1833 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=13149. He was born ca 1812 in NC; death date and place unknown but between 1840 and 1850. Descendants unknown. Married (2) David Sifford, date and place unknown. RN=13370. Both Jane and David Sifford are buried at Fagan Cemetery, Puxico, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.    

 

17.          Frederick 3 Bess. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1761, Stanley, Gaston Co., NC; died after 1830 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=715. 1830 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO.

 

               Married Patience Cynthia (Hoyle) Hanks in 1784 in NC. RN=2313. She was born ca 1765 in Amelia Co., VA; death date and place unknown. Children:

 

       61        i.     Mary “Polly” 4 Bess. Born ca 1797 in Cleveland Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3844. Descendants unknown.

       62       ii.     Sarah 4 Bess. Born 1800 in Lincoln Co., NC; died after 1870 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=3847. [See #42 below.]

       63      iii.     Cynthia Patience 4 Bess. Born 15 Jun 1803 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 13 Aug 1888 in MO. RN=3845. Married David Kinder on 12 Oct 1823 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=13371. He was born 23 Nov 1793 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 5 Dec 1867 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Both Cynthia and David are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

       64      iv.     James 4 Bess. Born ca 1808 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=5963. Married Sarah Bess, daughter of Jacob and Mary Polly (Slinkard) Bess, on 16 Nov 1834 in Lorance, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=5952. [NOTE: They were 1st cousins, once removed.] [See #118 below.]

 

18.          Mary Elizabeth 3 Best. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1763 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died 1820 in Dallas, Gaston Co., NC. RN=716.

 

               Married Jacob Rhyne II, son of Jacob Rhyne I and Elizabeth Wiltz, in 1774 in Tryon Co., NC. RN=1334. He was born 1752 in York Co., PA; died 1825 in Gaston Co., NC. Both Mary and Jacob are buried at Rhyne Cemetery, Gaston Co., NC. Children:

 

       65        i.     Martin 4 Rhyne. Born ca 1776, place unknown; death date and place unknown. RN=3808. Married Jane Freeman on 14 Apr 1797 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=7086. Descendants unknown.

       66       ii.     Jacob 4 Rhyne III. Born 19 Jan 1777, place unknown; died 10 Jun 1849, place unknown. RN=3809. Married Elizabeth Huffman on 20 Jan 1800 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=7087. Descendants unknown.

       67      iii.     Phillip 4 Rhyne. Born ca 1778 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3810. Married Catherine Totherow, daughter of John Totherow and Susan Chambers, date and place unknown. RN=7091. Descendants unknown.

       68      iv.     Peter 4 Rhyne. Born ca 1779 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3815. Descendants unknown.

       69       v.     John 4 Rhyne. Born  ca 1781 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3817. Descendants unknown.

       70      vi.     Adam 4 Rhyne. Born ca 1783 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3816. Married Margaret “Peggy” Best, daughter of Peter Best (or Bess) and (?) Van Dyke, ca 1782 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3751. Descendants unknown.

       71     vii.     Michael 4 Rhyne. Born ca 1785 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3807. Married Catherine Hoffman, daughter of Jacob Hoffman, date and place unknown. RN=7085. Descendants unknown.

       72    viii.     David 4 Rhyne. Born ca 1787 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3812. Married Anne (or Anna) Carpenter on or about 16 Jul 1816 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=7088. Descendants unknown.

       73      ix.     Jonas 4 Rhyne. Born 15 Nov 1789, place unknown; died 24 Dec 1858, place unknown. RN=3811. Married Anne Kiser in 1812 in NC. RN=7082. Descendants unknown.

+    74       x.     Thomas 4 Rhyne. RN=3813.

       75      xi.     Sarah 4 Rhyne. Born 18 Mar 1793, place unknown; died 14 Oct 1867, place unknown. RN=3814. Married Samuel Withers in 1812 in NC. RN=7090. Descendants unknown.

 

19.          Sarah “Sallie” 3 Best. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1764 in Stanley, Lincoln Co., NC; died 15 Nov 1834 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=717.

 

               Married Adam Kiser, son of Lawrence Kiser, ca 1778 in Tryon Co., NC. RN=1379. He was born in Feb 1750 in Frederick Co., MD; died in Apr 1833 in Lincoln Co., NC. Both Sarah and Adam are buried at the Kiser Huffstetler Cemetery, Crouse, Lincoln Co., NC. Children:

 

       76        i.     Katherine 4 Kiser. Born 3 Jun 1780 in NC; died 15 Apr 1854, place unknown. RN=3823. Married Frederick Carpenter on 8 Apr 1800 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3824. He was born 1770 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 28 Jan 1840 in Beaver Dam, Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

       77       ii.     John 4 Kiser. Born 12 Jun 1782 in NC; thought to have died in TN, but date and place not confirmed. RN=3825. Married Polly Pasour on 1 Jan 1822 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3826. Descendants unknown.

       78      iii.     Joseph 4 Kiser. Birth date unknown in NC; died in Charleston, Charleston Co., SC, date unknown. RN=3827. Descendants unknown.

       79      iv.     Hannah 4 Kiser. Birth date unknown, in NC, place unknown; death date and place unknown. RN=3828. Descendants unknown.

       80       v.     Samuel 4 Kiser. Born 1800 in NC; died 25 Aug 1853 in NC. RN=3840. Married Susanah Carpenter on 10 Aug 1826 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3841. She was born 10 May 1810 in NC; died 10 Sep 1872 in NC. Both Samuel and Susannah are buried at Carpenter Kiser Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

       81      vi.     Mary 4 Kiser. Born ca 1788 in NC; died 5 Mar 1834, place unknown. RN=3829. Married Andrew Ford on 22 Dec 1806 in NC. RN=3830. Descendants unknown.

       82     vii.     Sarah 4 Kiser. Born 31 Jan 1790 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3831. Married Daniel Costner on 13 Feb 1823 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3832. Descendants unknown.

       83    viii.     Margaret “Polly” 4 Kiser. Born 29 Dec 1791 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3833. Married Thomas Carpenter on 5 Oct 1810 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3834. Descendants unknown.

       84      ix.     Susannah 4 Kiser. Born 25 Oct 1796 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3842. Descendants unknown.

       85       x.     Ruth 4 Kiser. Born 30 Oct 1798 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3835. Married (1) Washington Clark on 22 Apr 1818 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3836. Married (2) Lawson Carpenter on 18 Dec 1834 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3837. Descendants unknown.

       86      xi.     Minnie Jemimah 4 Kiser. Born 27 Jun 1800 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3838. Married Joshua Clark on 14 Feb 1822 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3839. Descendants unknown.

 

20.          Daniel 3 Best. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1765 in Stanley, Gaston Co., N.C.; died 1841 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN. RN=711. 

 

               Married Mary Katherine Rhodes on 16 Dec 1794 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=1372. Born ca 1774 in Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC; died ca 1850 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN. Both Daniel and Mary are buried at the Best Family Cemetery, Blount Co., TN. Children:

 

       87        i.     Katherine “Vachrin” 4 Best. Born 28 Jun 1796 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 3 Oct 1840 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=3408. Married Samuel Hamil, date and place unknown. RN=3409. Descendants unknown.

+    88       ii.     John “Colonel” 4 Best. RN=3405.    

+    89      iii.     Henry “Henrick” 4 Best. RN=3410. 

+    90      iv.     Jacob 4 Best. RN=3412.                     

       91       v.     Frederick Peter 4 Best. Born 5 Dec 1806 in Lincoln Co., NC; died after 1870 in Jackson, Andrew Co., MO. RN=3414. Married Susannah Williamson on 23 Dec 1834 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3415. Descendants unknown.                                                                                     

       92      vi.     Sarah “Sallie” 4 Best. Born 23 Mar 1808 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3416. Married (1) Ransom Presley Kerr on 10 Oct 1826 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3417. He was born 1808, place unknown; died TBD. Descendants unknown. Married (2) William Williamson, date and place unknown. RN=3418. Descendants unknown.  

+    93     vii.     George “Zar” 4 Best. RN=3419.

       94    viii.     Elizabeth “Betsy” 4 Best. Born Jan 1810 in Blount Co., TN; died there in 1907. RN=3421. Married James Madison Kerr on 7 Oct 1831 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3422. He was born 1809 in Blount Co., TN; died there 1896. Both “Betsy” and James are buried at Centenary Baptist Church Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.                 

 

21.          Hannah 3 Best. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 11 Jul 1766 in Stanley, Mecklenburg Co., NC; died there on 4 Dec 1840. RN=718.

 

Married Peter T. Schmidt (or Smith) I, son of Wilhelm Schmidt and Mary Devault, on 16 Nov 1784 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=1381. He was born 28 Jun 1761 in Germany; died 28 Jun 1838 in Hoyle’s Creek, Lincoln Co., NC. Children:

 

       95        i.     David 4 Smith. Born 9 Dec 1787 in NC; died 4 Dec 1874 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=2945. Married Elizabeth Arendt (or Arends) on 27 May 1808 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=2946. She was born 27 Jan 1783 in Rowan Co., NC; died 7 Jul 1870 in Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

       96       ii.     John 4 Smith. Born 1788 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=2947. Married Elizabeth Friday on 9 Dec 1826 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=2948. She was born ca 1804, place unknown; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

       97      iii.     William H.4 Smith. Born 1790 in NC; died in MO, date unknown. RN=2949. Married Catherine “Katie” Mauney on 19 Jan 1814 in NC. RN=2952. Descendants unknown.

       98      iv.     Daniel 4 Smith. Born 1792 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=2950. Married Susan Mauney on 12 Aug 1808 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=2953. Descendants unknown.

       99       v.     Bennett 4 Smith. Born 1794 in Gaston Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=2951. Married Esther Beatty on 11 Dec 1824 in NC. RN=2954. Descendants unknown.

     100      vi.     Anne 4 Smith.  Born 1796 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=2955. Married Paul Kistler on 12 Jul 1810 in NC. RN=2956. Descendants unknown.

     101     vii.     Mary J.4 Smith. Born 1798 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=2957. Married Robert Alexander in 1820 in NC. RN=2958. Descendants unknown.

     102    viii.     Katherine “Katie” 4 Smith. Born 1795 in Lincoln Co., NC; died post-1850 in GA. RN=2959. Married Daniel Warlick on 28 Oct 1812 in Table Rock, Burke Co., NC. RN=2960. Descendants unknown.

     103      ix.     Alexander “Alex” 4 Smith. Born 1802 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=2961. Married Polly Rutledge on 29 Oct 1829 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=2962. Descendants unknown.

     104       x.     Catherine Smith. Born ca 1803 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3843. Descendants unknown.

     105      xi.     Peter 4 Smith II. Born 1804 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=2963. Descendants unknown.

 

23.          Christian “Christy” 3 Best. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1770 in Stanley, Lincoln Co., NC; died ca 1845 in Blount Co., TN. RN=712. 1840 Census of Blount Co., TN.

 

               Married Elizabeth “Betsey” Hoyle (or Heyl), the daughter of Michael Heyl and Catherine Margaret Dellinger and his 1st cousin, on 17 Feb 1796 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=1373. Children:

 

+  106        i.     John Michael 4 Best. RN=2932.

+  107       ii.     Samuel L.4 Best. RN=2943.

     108      iii.     Rachel Anna 4 Best. Born 6 Aug 1808 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 23 May 1878 in Hayesville, Clay Co., NC. RN=2941. Married Eli Marion Matheson on 5 May 1827 in Lincoln Co., NC.  RN=2942. He was born 1804 in Iredell Co., NC; died 1881 in Hayesville, Clay Co., NC. Both Anna and Eli are buried at First United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hayesville, Clay Co., NC. Descendants unknown. 

     109      iv.     Susannah “Susan” 4 Best. Born ca 1806 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 27 Oct 1837. RN=2934. Married (1) Hugh Jenkins on 25 Jun 1829 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=2935. No children. Married (2) David Marion Friday on 12 Jan 1836 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=2936. No children.

     110       v.     Anne 4 Best. Born in 1807 in Big Long Creek, Lincoln Co., NC; died in Clay Co., NC, date unknown. RN=2939. Married a McClelland in Lincoln Co., NC, date unknown. RN=2940. Descendants unknown. 

+  111      vi.     Emanuel 4 Best. RN=2937.

     112     vii.     Martin 4 Best. Born 22 Nov 1816 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 29 Dec 1883 in Polk Co., MO. RN=2938. Married (1) Mary “Polly” Morton on 4 Oct 1832 in Blount Co., TN. RN=8688. Born 1814 in Blount Co., TN; died 1853 in Greene Co., MO. She is buried at Julian/Fulbright/Owen Family Cemetery, Greene Co., MO. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Martha Carolina Hart on 3 Feb 1853 in Greene Co., MO. RN=12310. Descendants unknown. Married (3) Ruth Elvira Baucom on 2 May 1865 in Greene Co., MO. RN=12311. She was born 1840 in MO; died 1870 in Polk Co., MO. Descendants unknown. Married (4) Victoria Armstrong on 23 Jan 1876 in Greene Co., MO. RN=12313. She was born 8 Jun 1859, place unknown; died 25 Dec 1908 in Polk Co., MO. She is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Brighton, Polk Co., MO. Descendants unknown. Martin and Elvira are buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Brighton, Polk Co., MO.

+  113    viii.     Jacob 4 Best. RN=3856.      

+  114      ix.     John G.4 Best. RN=3857.

 

24.          Jacob 3 Best. (Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1774 in Stanley, Lincoln Co., NC; died there ca 1825. RN=713.

 

Married Katherine “Katie” Rudisill, daughter of Michael Rudisill and Eve Dellinger, in 1789 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=1375. Children:

 

     115          i.   Elizabeth 4 Best. Born 1790 in Cleveland Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3849. Married John Linebarger on 11 Aug 1809 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3854. He was born 1786 in Cleveland Co., NC; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     116         ii.   Anne 4 Best. Born 22 Aug 1792 in Cleveland Co., NC; died between 1840-50 in Daisy, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=3850. Married John Wills on 30 Sep 1809 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3851. He was born 18 Apr 1784 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     117        iii.   Catherine 4 Best. Born ca 1794 in Cleveland Co., NC; died post-1850 in Dunklin Co., MO. RN=3848. Married Peter Rhyne II on 16 Apr 1811 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3853. He was born ca 1788 in NC; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

 

 

 

Generation Four

 

25.          Jacob 4 Bess I. (John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1784 in Lincoln Co., NC; died before 1850 in MO. RN=3822. 1840 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO.

 

               Married Mary Polly Slinkard ca 1806 in NC. RN=4235. Mary was born ca 1790, place unknown; died before 1850 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Burial locations unknown. Children:

 

+  118          i.   Sarah Jane 5 Bess. RN=5952.

     119         ii.   Matilda 5 Bess. Born ca 1820 in  MO; died post-Jun 1880, probably in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=5953. Single; no children.

+  120        iii.   Mary Ann 4 Bess. RN=5954.

+  121        iv.   Emanuel 5 Bess. RN=5955.

+  122         v.   Elizabeth M.5 Bess. RN=5956.

+  123        vi.   Adeline 5 Bess. RN=5957.

+  124       vii.   Elizabeth Barbara 5 Bess. RN=5958.

+  125     viii.   Jacob 5 Bess II. RN=5959.

+  126        ix.   Edward B.5 Bess. RN=5960.

+  127         x.   Daniel R.5 Bess. RN=5961.

 

26.          John 4 Bess II. (John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1791 in Lincoln Co, NC; died after Jun 1860. RN=2965. 1840, 1850, 1860 Censuses, Madison Co., MO. [NOTE  1: Available records found to-date indicate that he fathered at least 16 children, presumably all by Catherine. Since census records earlier than 1850 only give age ranges of children, accurate birth orders are difficult to determine. The birth orders presented here are approximate, but not confirmed!] [NOTE 2: Madison County, Missouri was formed in 1818 from Cape Girardeau and St. Genevieve Counties.]

 

               Married (1) Catherine Slinkard ca 1812 in NC. RN=6017. She was born ca 1791 in NC; died before 1860 in Madison Co., MO. Children:

 

     128          i.   John 5 Bess III. Born ca 1813 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6022. Descendants unknown.

     129         ii.   Margaret Peggy 5 Bess. Born ca 1814 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 1897 in Madison Co., MO. RN=6018. Married Daniel Whitener on 20 Aug 1835 in Madison Co., MO. RN=7005. He was born 3 Aug 1812 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 5 Oct 1898 in MO. He is buried at Whitener Cemetery, Marquand, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     130        iii.   Elizabeth “Betsy” 5 Bess. Born ca 1815 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6019. Descendants unknown.

     131        iv.   Rachel 5 Bess. Born ca 1816 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6020. Descendants unknown.

     132         v.   Jacob 5 Bess. Born 16 Apr 1817 in MO; died 12 Apr 1899 in MO. RN=5033. Married Susannah Hayner ca 1838 in MO. RN=5034. She was born 1 Jan 1819 in NC; died 14 Jan 1880 in MO. Both Jacob and Susannah are buried in the Jacob Bess Farmyard, Marquand, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     133        vi.   Katherine 5 Bess. Born ca 18?? in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6021. Descendants unknown.

     134       vii.   Henry 5 Bess. Born ca 18?? in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6023. Descendants unknown.

     135     viii.   Michael 5 Bess. Born ca 18?? in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6024. Descendants unknown.

+  136        ix.   Levi 5 Bess. RN=6025.

     137         x.   Thomas David 5 Bess. Born 10 Nov 1822 in MO; died 22 Aug 1907 in MO. RN=6026. Married Mary Polly Sitzes on 3 Sep 1850 in Madison Co., MO. RN=7011. She was born 12 Jul 1828 in MO; died 15 May 1899 in MO. Both Thomas and Mary are buried at Rocky Point Cemetery, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     138        xi.   Melvina (or Maliny) 5 Bess. Born ca 1826 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6027. Descendants unknown.  

     139       xii.   Emanuel 5 Bess. Born ca 1828 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6028. Descendants unknown.

     140     xiii.   Rua 5 Bess. Born ca 1831 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6030. Descendants unknown.

+  141      xiv.   Robert Absalom 5 Bess. RN=6029.

     142       xv.   Mahala 5 Bess. Born 29 Nov 1823 in MO; died 12 Jul 1914 in Wayne Co., MO. RN=6032. Married Absalom K. Whitener on 17 Sep 1846 in Madison Co. MO. RN=6040. He was born 15 May 1825 in MO; died 5 Oct 1871, place unknown. Both Mahala and Absalom are buried at Kinder Chapel Cemetery, Castor, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

+  143      xvi.   Hanna Pernecia 5 Bess. RN=6033

 

           Married (2) Lacy R. ? before Jun 1860, probably in Madison Co., MO. RN=5048. She was born ca 1813 in VA; death date and place unknown. Children, if any, unknown.

 

27.          Michael 4 Bess. (John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1794 in Lincoln Co., NC; died after Jul 1860 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=2970. 1840, 1850 Censuses, Cape Girardeau Co., MO, 1860 Census, Bollinger Co., MO.

 

               Married (1) Martha Elizabeth Eaker ca 1819, place unknown. RN=2971. She was born ca 1796 in Lincoln Co., NC; died pre-1870 in Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

+  144          i.   Susannah Jane 5 Bess. RN=6034.

     145         ii.   John Anderson 5 Bess. Born 26 Apr 1822 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 5 Sep 1903 in Madison Co., MO. RN=6035. Married Margaret Virginia “Peggy” Seitz ca 1847 in MO. RN=6046. She was born 20 Jan 1824 in MO; died 6 Jun 1895 in Madison Co., MO. Both John and “Peggy” are buried at Mt. Gilead Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     146        iii.   Henry 5 Bess. Born ca 1823 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6036. Descendants unknown.

     147        iv.   Sallie 5 Bess. Born ca 1823 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6049. Married Francis Wyatts, date and place unknown. RN=6989. Descendants unknown.

     148         v.   Margaret “Peggy” Ann 5 Bess. Born ca 1824 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6047. Married John Rhodes, date and place unknown. RN=6988. Descendants unknown.

     149        vi.   Jackson 5 Bess. Born ca 1826 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6036. Descendants unknown.

     150       vii.   Christopher J.5 Bess. Born ca 1828 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6045. Single; no children.

     151     viii.   Cynthia 5 Bess. Born ca 1831 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6041. Married George Potter ca 1854 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6991. Descendants unknown.

     152        ix.   Elleanor Elizabeth 5 Bess. Born ca 1832 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6048. Married Jacob Zimmerman ca 1854, probably in MO. RN=6990. Descendants unknown.

     153         x.   Mary Cathryn 5 Bess. Born 22 Jan 1835 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 16 May 1920 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6039. Married Francis M. Berry on 31 Mar 1852 in Madison Co., MO. RN=6992. He was born ca 1833 in MO; died 11 Mar 1905 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Mary and Francis are buried at Berry Cemetery, Bollinger Co., MO. [] Descendants unknown. [NOTE: Served as a Pvt. with Co.“E”, 8th Reg., MO Inf. (Confederacy), during the Civil War.]

     154        xi.   Sarah M.5 Bess. Born ca 1837 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6042. Married Francis Marion Watts on 31 Jul 1856 in Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. RN=6993. He was born ca 1836 in MO; died in MO, place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     155       xii.   Margaret Ann 5 Bess. Born ca 1838 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6037. Descendants unknown.

 

               Married (2) Elizabeth ? after 1840 in MO. RN=6044. Descendants unknown.

 

28.          Henry 4 Bess I. (John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1796 in Lincoln Co., NC; died before 1860 in Madison Co., MO. RN=2967. 1840, 1850 Censuses, Madison Co., MO.

 

               Married Mary Polly Bess, daughter of Frederick Bess and Henry's first cousin, before 1820, probably in MO. RN=2968. Mary was born ca 1797 in Cleveland Co., NC; death date and place unknown. Children:

 

     156          i.   Catherine 5 Bess. Born ca 1821 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6060. Married Wade Smith, date and place unknown. RN=5962. Descendants unknown.

     157         ii.   David Thomas 5 Bess. Born 10 Nov 1822 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 10 Aug 1907 in MO. RN=7012. Married Mary Polly Seitz on 30 Sep 1850 in Madison Co., MO. RN=7013. She was born 12 Jul 1828 in MO; died 15 May 1899 in MO. Both David and Mary are buried at Rock Point Cemetery, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     158        iii.   Henry 5 Bess II. Born ca 1823 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6061. Married Mary Lila Seitz, date and place unknown. RN=6999. She was born ca 1827 in MO; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     159        iii.   Mary 5 Bess. Born ca 1825 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6064. Descendants unknown.

     160        iv.   Patience Emaline 5 Bess. Born 24 Dec 1828 in Madison Co., MO; died 28 Feb 1921 in Carthage, Jasper Co., MO. RN=6057. [NOTE: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Married Isaac Forbes Garner on 3 Dec 1850 in Madison Co., MO. RN=6059. He was born 9 Sep 1832 in AR Territory; died 26 Feb 1903 in Jasper  Co., MO. Both Patience and Isaac are buried at Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     161         v.   Frederick 5 Bess. Born ca 1834 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6063. Married Malissa “Millie” V. Seitz on 26 Oct 1854 in Madison Co., MO. RN=7000. She was born ca 1836 in MO; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     162        vi.   John Franklin 5 Bess. Born ca 1836 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6065. Married Amy Mary Hoffman, date and place unknown. RN=7001. Descendants unknown.

     163       vii.   Cynthia Caroline 5 Bess. Born ca 1838 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 28 May 1901 in Dunklin Co., MO. RN=6062. Married John W. Stanfill on 1 Mar 1878 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=7014. She is buried at Liberty Cemetery, Dunklin Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     164     viii.   Sarah “Sally” C.5 Bess. Born 22 Sep 1838 in Madison Co., MO; died 4 Sep 1925 in Marquand, Madison Co., MO. RN=6058. Married (1) William Blackburn on 1 Jul 1860 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=7003. Married (2) Andrew Jackson Garner ca 1871 in MO. RN=7004. Descendants unknown.

 

29.          Catherine “Kate” 4 Bess. (John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 11 May 1814 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 27 Jul 1894 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=2972.

 

               Married (1) Thomas Miller before 1831, place unknown. RN=6038. Descendants unknown.

 

               Married (2) Lawson Monroe Sitzes, Sr. on 16 Oct 1831 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=2973. He was born 1809, place unknown; died in Bollinger Co., MO, date unknown. Both Catherine and Lawson are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE: There is some variation among sources as to the spelling of his surname – Seitz, Sitzes, and even Sides. However, based on some marriage and burial records, Sitzes will be used here!] Children:

 

+  165        i.     Barbara Caroline 5 Sitzes. RN=6052.

+  166       ii.     Mary Jane 5 Sitzes. RN=6050.

+  167      iii.     Edward Allen 5 Sitzes. RN=6051.

     168      iv.     Hannah E.5 Sitzes. Born 10 Dec 1840 in MO; died 24 Jul 1882 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6053. She is buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Single; no children.

+  169       v.     Benjamin Franklin “Frank” 5 Sitzes. RN=6056.

+  170      vi.     Jacob 5 Sitzes. RN=6054.

+  171     vii.     Lawson Monroe 5 Sitzes, Jr. RN=6055.

 

               Married (3) Elijah Graham on 11 Mar 1851 in Madison Co., MO. RN=6963. He was born ca 1817 in KY; death date and place unknown. No children (by Catherine).

 

32.          Jonathan 4 Best II. (Jonathan I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1799 in South Carolina, possibly Lancaster County; died Dec 1847 in Coahoma Co., MS. RN=684.

 

               Married Elizabeth Lockhart on 29 Aug 1838 in Carroll Co., MS. RN=2984. Elizabeth was born ca 1794 in GA; died before Jul 1860 in Coahoma Co., MS. 1850 Census, Coahoma Co., MS. [NOTE 1: There are several conflicts regarding the children identified below. Since the 1840 Census does not identify children by name (only age range), available data are inconclusive as to the exact number and birth dates. One source indicates that Jonathan and Elizabeth were married in 1838 in Williamson Co., TN but no records of that county show such a marriage. Other sources indicate that some, if not all of their children were born before 1838. The 1840 Census, while it does not provide a perfect birth range match, it does indicate that their marriage occurred earlier. In the 1850 Census, Elizabeth appears as a widow but with none of her children. Her son, Isaac, age 17 (born ca 1833), appears on a separate page. As a result, the birth order and names of the children are presumed.] Children:

 

     172        i.     Ellen 5 Best. Birth and death date and places unknown. RN=2585. Married Josiah G. Anderson, date and place unknown. RN=3367. Descendants unknown.

     173       ii.     James 5 Best. Birth and death date and places unknown. RN=3354. Descendants unknown.

     174      iii.     Lafayette 5 Best. Birth and death date and places unknown. RN=2586. Descendants unknown.

     175      iv.     Isaac “Ike” 5 Best. Born ca 1833 in Tennessee; died of disease during the Civil War ca 1864, place unknown. RN=2587. [NOTE 2: The 1850 Census of Coahoma Co., MS lists his age as “17” and born in TN; the 1860 Census lists his age as “25”, born in MS. Assuming his parent’s marriage date is correct, he was most likely born closer to 1840-1841.] 1850, 1860 Censuses, Coahoma Co., MS. [NOTE 3: Served as a Pvt. with Co. “B”, 11th Regiment, MS Infantry (Confederacy)“Coahoma Invincibles” during the Civil War.] Descendants unknown, but likely single; no children assumed.

+  176       v.     William B.5 Best. RN=3355.

 

33.          Abijah 4 Best. (Jonathan I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1801, probably in South Carolina; died after 1870 in Red Banks, Marshall Co., MS. RN=24. Occupation: Farmer. 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 Censuses, Marshall County, MS.

 

               Married Juda “Judy” Mason, the daughter of Charles Mason and Ann Scurlock, ca 1823 in either TN or AL, but place not confirmed. She was born ca 1800 in Virginia; died before Jun 1880 in Marshall Co., MS. RN=25. [NOTE 1: The 1850 and 1870 Censuses of Marshall Co., MS have Abijah and “Judy”; the 1860 Census has Abijah and “Juda”.] Both Abijah and “Judy” are buried at the Tallaloosa Cemetery in Marshall Co., MS. Children:

 

+  177        i.     William Porter 5 Best. RN=638.

+  178       ii.     Berry Ozro 5 Best. RN=639.

     179      iii.     Newton C.5 Best. Born ca 1828 in Lauderdale Co., AL; died before Jun 1900 in Marshall Co., MS. RN=641. Occupation: Farmer. 1850 Census, Marshall County, MS (Southern Division), 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses of Marshall Co., MS. Married Frances “Fanny” Elizabeth “Old Liz” Langston , the daughter of Jesse M. Langston and Martha Bridges, on 29 Dec 1869 in DeSoto Co., MS. RN=1201. Elizabeth was born Feb 1840 in GA; died before 1920 in Marshall Co., MS. No known natural children but supposedly adopted her nephew, Thomas Brown (RN=1228), and is listed in 1880 Census of Marshall Co., MS as Thomas Bess (Best), stepson. However, Elizabeth was listed as his “aunt” in both the 1900 & 1910 Censuses, living with the family of RN=1228.

+  180      iv.     Joanna 5 Best. RN=640.

+  181       v.     Washington Marion 5 Best. RN=642.

+  182      vi.     John Westley 5 Best. RN=643.

     183     vii.     Catherine M.5 Best. Born ca 1835, in Marshall Co, MS; death date and place unknown. RN=644. 1850 Census, Marshall County, MS (Southern Division). Married John Taylor Anderson on 13 Feb 1854 in Marshall Co., MS. John was born ca 1829 in AL; death date and place unknown. RN=1204. [NOTE 2: Unable to locate family in 1860 or subsequent censuses.] NOTE 3: Served as a 1st LT with Co. "G", 38th Reg., MS Cavalry (Confederacy), during the Civil War.] Descendants unknown.

+  184    viii.     Charles Burrow 5 Best. RN=12.

+  185      ix.     Martha E.5 Best. RN=645.

+  186       x.     Sarah Jane Beam 5 Best. RN=646.

     187      xi.     Euphemia Dundis 5 Best. Born 11 Sep 1846, Marshall County, MS; died there on 12 Mar 1861. RN=647. Buried at Tallaloosa Cemetery, Marshall Co., MS. Single; no children.

     188     xii.     Westley 5 Best. Born ca 1854, Holly Springs, Marshall Co., MS; death date and place unknown, but thought to have died young. RN=2115. Assumed single; no children.

 

34.          Charles “Charlie” 4 Best. (Jonathan I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1804 in SC; died 4 Oct 1832 (or 15 Sep 1838) in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=2977.

 

Married Phoebe ? ca 1825 in SC. RN=2985. She was born ca 1808 in NC; died after Aug 1870 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Burial locations unknown. Children:

 

+  189        i.     William Carroll 5 Best. RN=3246.

+  190       ii.     Sarah Ann 5 Best. RN=3233.

+  191      iii.     James Ozro 5 Best. RN=3235.

+  192      iv.     Minerva 5 Best. RN=3239.

+  193       v.     Charlotte 5 Best. RN=3242.

 

35.          Elijah 4 Best. (Jonathan I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1807 in South Carolina; died post-Sep 1850, probably in Lauderdale Co., TN, but not confirmed. RN=683. Occupation: Farmer. 1830 Census, Lauderdale Co., AL; 1840 Census, Shelby Co., TN; 1850 Census, Marshall County, MS. [NOTE: Unable to locate either Elijah or Nancy in the 1860 Census, so they probably died prior to the census, but not confirmed!]

 

               Married Nancy Gaines ca 1824 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Nancy was born ca 1808 in Kentucky; death date and place unknown. RN=1276. Children:

 

+  194          i.   John W.5 Best. RN=7354.

+  195         ii.   Susan Malvina 5 Best. RN=7355.

     196        iii.   Samuel 5 Best. Born ca 1833 in Tennessee; death date and place unknown. RN=1810. Descendants unknown.

+  197        iv.   Ebenezer 5 Best. RN=1811.

     198         v.   Mary 5 Best. Born ca 1839 in Tennessee; death date and place unknown. RN=1812. Descendants unknown.

     199        vi.   Alice 5 Best. Born ca 1844 in Tennessee; death date and place unknown. RN=1813. Descendants unknown.

     200       vii.   Ann 5 Best. Born ca 1846 in Tennessee; death date and place unknown. RN=1814. Descendants unknown.

+  201     viii.   William Henry 5 Best. RN=1815.

     202        ix.   Louisa T.5 Best. Born ca 1849 in Tennessee; death date and place unknown. RN=1816. Descendants unknown.

 

38.          Ebenezer 4 Best. (Jonathan I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1816 in Tennessee; died 25 Mar 1858, probably in TN. RN=682. 1840, 1850 Censuses, Shelby Co., TN. [NOTE: Both Ebenezer and Sarah do not appear in the 1860 Census and are assumed to have died in TN; however, no burial location has ever been located. Their two daughters were living with the Thomas McKey family in the 1860 Census of Marshall Co., MS.]

 

               Married Sarah McKie (McKey or Mackey), daughter of Thomas McKie (McKey or Mackey) and Martha Isom, on 24 Dec 1835 in Shelby Co., TN. She was born in 1821 in SC; died before 1860, probably in TN. RN=2982. Children:

 

     203          i.   Charles E.5 Best. Born ca 1836 in Tennessee. RN=3290. Married Margaret Isabella Irwin on 15 Sep 1859 in Marshall Co., MS. RN=3291. Descendants unknown.

     204         ii.   John W.5 Best. Born ca 1838 in Tennessee. RN=814. Descendants unknown.

+  205        iii.   Marcilla Emily 5 Best. RN=3292.

     206        iv.   Margaret Isabella 5 Best. Born ca 1844 in Tennessee. RN=3294. Married Josiah C. “J.C.” Redding on 18 Feb 1861 in Marshall Co., MS. RN=3296. He was born ca 1840 in NC; died 15 Jan 1865 in North Alton, Madison Co., IL. [NOTE 1: Served as a Pvt. in Co.  “K”. 2nd MS Regiment, Partisan Rangers, during the Civil War (Confederacy); he was a POW and died in prison.] He is buried at the Confederate Cemetery, North Alton, Madison Co., IL. [NOTE 2: Margaret was listed in the 1870 Census of Marshall Co., MS with a young daughter but unable to locate her or her daughter in subsequent censuses.] Her burial location unknown. Descendants unknown.

     207         v.   Josephus 5 Best. Born ca 1847 in Tennessee; died young. RN=3297. Single; no children.

 

40.          Margaret “Peggy” 4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 12 Mar 1782 in Lincoln Co., NC; died post-1850 in Durhart's Creek, Gaston Co., NC. RN=3751. 1860 C

 

Married Adam Rhyne on 17 Aug 1803 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3816. He was born ca 1779 in Cleveland Co., NC; died Jan 1840 in Lincoln Co., NC. Children:

 

     208        i.     Emanuel 5 Rhyne. Born 1804 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=12358. Descendants unknown.

     209       ii.     Jacob 5 Rhyne. Born 1806 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=12359. Descendants unknown.

     210      iii.     Daniel 5 Rhyne. Born 1808 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=12360. Descendants unknown.

     211      iv.     Mary 5 Rhyne. Born 1810 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=12361. Descendants unknown.

     212       v.     Ann Eliza 5 Rhyne. Born 1812 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=12362. Descendants unknown.

     213      vi.     Margaret Elmina 5 Rhyne. Born 1814 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=12363. Descendants unknown.

     214     vii.     Adam Alexander 5 Rhyne. Born 21 Feb 1815 in NC; died 2 Dec 1890 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=12367. Married Jane Wethers on 30 Jan 1838 in Dallas, Gaston Co., NC. RN=14115. She was born 1 Dec 1818 in NC; died 30 Jan 1897 in Gaston Co., NC. Both Adam and Jane are buried at Long Creek Memorial Baptist Cemetery, Dallas, Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     215    viii.     Katherine Elizabeth 5 Rhyne. Born 1816 in NC; death date and place unknown.  RN=12364. Descendants unknown.

     216      ix.     Jane C.5 Rhyne. Born 1818 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=12365. Descendants unknown.

     217       x.     Frances 5 Rhyne. Born 1820 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=12366. Descendants unknown.

 

41.          Bostain “Boston” 4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 30 Nov 1785 in Lincoln Co., NC; died on 20 Oct 1869 in Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3752. 1840, 1850, 1860 Censuses, Lincoln Co., NC.

 

Married (1) Mary Polly Carpenter on 10 Feb 1809 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3786. She was born 1792 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 14 Apr 1850. Both “Boston” and Polly are buried at Zion Methodist Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. Children:

 

     218        i.     Noah G.5 Bess. Born 5 Jan 1810 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 9 Jun 1886. RN=9317. Married (1) Sarah Boggs on 17 Jan 1833 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9318. She was born 1812 in NC; died 9 Jun 1854 in NC. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Jane Grigg on 1 Feb 1855 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9319. She was born 4 Jun 1808 in NC; died 22 Jun 1872 in Lincoln Co., NC. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses of Lincoln Co., NC. Noah and both wives are buried at the Zion Methodist Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     219       ii.     Hiram 5 Bess. Born 1811 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 6 Nov 1847 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9320. Married Elizabeth Wilson on 11 Mar 1835 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9321. Birth date and place unknown; death date and place unknown. Hiram is buried at the Zion Methodist Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC.Descendants unknown.

     220      iii.     Sarah “Sally” 5 Bess. Born 1812 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=9322. Married (1) David Clark Boggs on 1 Jan 1830 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9323. He was born 1800 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 20 Aug 1842. Married (2) Peter Zimmerman Baxter on 22 Apr 1843 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9324. He was born 3 Nov 1821, place unknown; died 20 May 1884 in Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown. 

     221      iv.     Lawson 5 Bess. Born 5 Feb 1815 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 20 May 1902. RN=9325. Married Catherine “Katie” Beam, daughter of John Beam and Mary Carpenter, on 22 Dec 1842 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9326. She was born 12 Mar 1823 in NC; died 28 Oct 1910 in Lincoln Co., NC. 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 Censuses of Lincoln Co., NC. Both Lawson and Catherine are buried at Bess Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     222       v.     Rebecca 5 Bess. Born 5 May 1815 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 8 May 1881. RN=9327. Married Michael Carpenter on 15 Mar 1835 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9328. He was born 4 Sep 1810 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 8 Sep 1880. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses of Lincoln Co., NC. Both Rebecca and Michael are buried at the William Carpenter Cemetery, Crouse, Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     223      vi.     Elizabeth Catherine 5 Bess. Born 2 Jan 1818 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 2 May 1900. RN=9329. Married Jonathan “John” Henry Wood on 2 Nov 1835 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9330. He was born 28 Jan 1810 in NC; died 26 Jul 1891 in NC. 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses of Lincoln Co., NC. Both Elizabeth and “John” are buried at the Zion Methodist Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     224     vii.     Peter 5 Bess. Born 22 Feb 1820 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 8 Nov 1899. RN=9331. Married Sarah “Sally” H. Beam in Lincoln Co., NC on 28 Nov 1840 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9332. Sarah was born 27 Aug 1823 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 29 Sep 1915 in Lincoln Co., NC. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses of Lincoln Co., NC. Both Peter and Sarah are buried at Bess Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     225    viii.     Thomas 5 Bess. Born 26 Aug 1823 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 28 Jun 1904. RN=9333. Married Louisa Leonhardt on 19 Nov 1845 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9334. She was born 28 Aug 1827 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 15 May 1900. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses of Lincoln Co., NC. Both Thomas and Louisa are buried at Bess Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     226      ix.     Mary 5 Bess. Born 3 Jul 1830 in Lincoln Co., NC; died there 21 Sep 1881. RN=9335. Married Joseph Carpenter on 31 Mar 1847 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9336. He was born 17 Sep 1824 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA. 1850, 1860, 1880 Censuses of Lincoln Co., NC.Both Mary and Joseph are buried at the Zion Methodist Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. [NOTE: Served as a Pvt. at the age of 38; enlisted in Co. ”G”, 34th NC Infantry Regiment during the Civil War (Confederacy) on 12 Mar 1863; killed on 3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.] Descendants unknown.              

     227       x.     Susannah “Susan” 5 Bess. Born ca 1838 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=9337. Married a David Franklin Beam on 20 Dec 1855 in Lincoln Co., NC. He was born ca 1833 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=9338. 1870, 1880 Censuses of Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

 

Married (2) Elizabeth Lackey on 5 Feb 1852 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=9339. She was born 1 Nov 1904 in NC; died 23 Sep 1873 in Lincoln Co., NC. Elizabeth is also buried at Zion Methodist Cemetery, Lincolnton, NC. No known children.

 

42.          William H.4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1786 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 1870 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=3793. 1850 Census, St. Francois Co., MO, 1860 Census, Stoddard Co., MO.

 

Married SarahSallie” Best, daughter of Frederick Best and Patience Cynthia Hanks, on 16 Aug 1818 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. [NOTE 1: They were 1st cousins.] RN=3847. She was born ca 1800 in NC; died 1871 in Stoddard Co., MO. Both William and “Sallie” are buried at Mount Zion Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. Children:

 

     228        i.     Levi 5 Bess. Born 26 Apr 1820 in Bernie, Stoddard Co., MO; died 16 Feb 1865 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. RN=12368. [NOTE 2: Served as a Pvt., Co. “D”, 7th MO Cavalry, during the Civil War (Confederacy) and died as a POW in the Alton Prison Camp of remittent fever.] Buried at the North Alton Confederate Cemetery, Alton, IL. Descendants, if any, unlnown. 

     229       ii.     Frederick C.5 Bess. Born ca 1822 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died ca 1858 in Ste. Genevieve Co., MO. RN=12369. Married Martha Magdelena Womack ca 1850 in St. Francois Co., MO. RN=13008. She was born 10 Jan 1830 in AL; died 4 Apr 1904 in Willow Spring, Howell Co., MO. She is buried at Pine Creek Cemetery, Willow Spring, Howell Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     230      iii.     Christopher 5 Bess. Born 1825 in Sullivan Co., MO; died 1868 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT. RN=12370. Married Lucinda Cunningham on 13 Apr 1848 in St. Francois Co., MO. RN=12566. She was born 1825 in Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO; died 1912 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. Both Christopher and Lucinda are buried at Zion Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     231      iv.     Martin 5 Bess. Born 1829 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12374. Descendants unknown.

     232       v.     William 5 Bess. Born ca 1832 in Tazewell Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=12371. Descendants unknown.

     233      vi.     Sarah E.5 Bess. Born 1834 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12372. Descendants unknown.

     234     vii.     Nancy Jane 5 Bess. Born ca 1835 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12373. Descendants unknown.

     235    viii.     Catherine 5 Bess. Born 1840 in MO; died 1898 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12375. Descendants unknown.

     236      ix.     Hannah Emeline 5 Bess. Born 14 May 1843 in Madison Co., MO; died 23 Dec 1894 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12376. Married Thomas Monroe Stanfield on 22 May 1859 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=13825. He was born 11 Mar 1838 in TN; died 12 Feb 1922 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 3: Served as a Pvt. with Co. “K”. 5th Regiment, MO State Militia Cavalry, 2nd Organization, during the Civil War (Union).] Both Hannah and Thomas are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

44.          Lawson 4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1790 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 6 Apr 1843 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=3794.

 

Married Mary Cowan Landers on 11 May 1827 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=12377. She was born ca 1815 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died there 1884. [NOTE: Following Lawson’s death in 1843, Mary married Casper Shell on 11 Sep 1847 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=14116. He was born 11 Jun 1800 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 1849 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO.] Children (by Lawson):

 

     237        i.     Deborah “Debbie” 5 Bess. Born ca 1827 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12378. Descendants unknown.

     238       ii.     Mary 5 Bess. Born 1829 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12379. Descendants unknown.

     239      iii.     John P.5 Bess. Born 20 May 1831 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 23 Oct 1899 in Foosland, Champaign Co., IL. RN=12380. Descendants unknown.

     240      iv.     Jefferson 5 Bess. Born 25 Nov 1832 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 7 Jan 1911, place unknown. RN=12381. Descendants unknown.

     241       v.     Peter 5 Bess. Born 1836 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 27 Apr 1908, place unknown.  RN=12382. Married Katherine Shell on 4 Dec 1873 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12567. She was born 8 Oct 1856 in MO; died 28 Mar 1930 in Kennett, Dunklin Co., MO. Descendants unknown. He is buried at Eaker Cemetery, Lutesville, Bollinger Co., MO. Following Peter’s death in 1908, Katherine married Frances “Frank” Malachi Tallent on 13 Oct 1910 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12568. He was born 4 Jun 1858 in MO; died 2 Feb 1940 in Kennett, Dunklin Co., MO. Katherine is buried at Shell Cemetery, Lutesville, Bollinger Co., MO. “Frank” is buried at Cook Cemetery, Scopus, Bollinger Co., MO. No known children.

     242      vi.     Emeline 5 Bess. Born 1838 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown.  RN=12383. Descendants unknown.

     243     vii.     Susie Susannah 5 Bess. Born 1842 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12384. Descendants unknown.

 

45.          Joseph 4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1804 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 20 Sep 1833 in Perry Co., MO. RN=3795.

 

Married Hannah Parks on 7 May 1829 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=12385. She was born 1796 in MO; died post-1850 in St. Francois Co., MO. Children:

 

     244        i.     Della 5 Bess. Born 1830 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12386. Descendants unknown.

     245       ii.     Joshua 5 Bess. Born 1832 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12387. Descendants unknown.

 

46.          Levica “Levicy” 4 Best. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 26 Jan 1794 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 27 Jan 1833 in Washington, Tazewell Co., IL. RN=3754.

 

            Married  William Henry Holland, Sr. son of Matthew Holland, on 28 May 1811 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3787. William was born 14 Oct 1786 in NC; died 27 Nov 1871 in Washington, Tazewell Co., IL. 1850, 1860, 1870 Censuses, Tazewell Co., IL. Occupation: Blacksmith. [NOTE 1: Following Levicy’s death, William married Jane Wilson Cowden (RN=3742) on 31 May 1833 in Tazewell Co., IL. She was born ca 1804 in PA; died 10 Nov 1856.] William and Jane had at least 6 children together. William and both wives are buried at the Old Washington Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell Co., IL. Children (by “Levicy”):

 

     246          i.   Lawson 5 Holland. Born 24 Feb 1812 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 27 Jul 1889 in Washington, Tazewell Co., IL. RN=3871. Married Elizabeth Bandy on 23 Oct 1833 in Tazewell Co., IL. RN=9208. She was born 12 Jul 1813 in KY; died 28 Aug 1897 in Washington, Tazewell Co., IL. Both Lawson and Elizabeth are buried at Old Washington Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell Co., IL. Descendants unknown.

     247         ii.   Metilda 5 Holland. Born 30 Nov 1814 in Hopkins Co., KY; death date and place unknown. RN=3872. Descendants unknown.

     248        iii.   Senath 5 Holland. Born 3 Nov 1815 in Madison Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=3873. Descendants unknown.

     249        iv.   William Henry 5 Holland, Jr. Born 6 Oct 1818 in Madison Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=3874. Descendants unknown.

     250         v.   Nancy Caroline 5 Holland. Born 28 Jun 1820 in Sangamon Co., IL; died 13 Apr 1889 in Tazewell Co., IL. RN=3875. Married Hamilton Riddle on 25 Dec 1838 in Tazewell Co., IL. RN=9315. He was born 9 Aug 1812 in VA; died 20 Apr 1896 in Tazewell Co., IL. 1860-1880 Censuses, Tazewell Co., IL. Both Nancy and Hamilton are buried at the Old Washington Cemetery, Washington, Tazwell Co., IL. Descendants unknown.

     251        vi.   Mary A.5 Holland. Born 6 Feb 1821 in Sangamon Co., IL; died 1898 in Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., KS. RN=3876. Married Lewis Beal on 6 Mar 1837 in Tazewell Co., IL. RN=9316. He was born 1815 in OH; died 1866 in Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., KS. Both Mary and Lewis are buried at the Lath Branch Cemetery, Ft. Scott, KS. Descendants unknown.

     252       vii.   Matthew 5 Holland. Born 6 Aug 1823 in Madison Co., IL; died 28 Aug 1886 in Washington, Tazewell Co., IL. RN=3877. Married Ellen Pierce on 14 May 1846 in Tazewell Co., IL. RN=3878. He is buried at Old Washington Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell Co., IL. Descendants unknown.

     253     viii.   Levica “Levicy” 5 Holland. Born 16 Nov 1824 in Madison Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=3879. Married Pascal Bandy on 3 Oct 1842 in Tazewell Co., IL. RN=3880. Descendants unknown.

     254        ix.   Sarah Jane 5 Holland. Born 6 Mar 1826 in Madison Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=3881. Descendants unknown.

     255         x.   George Washington 5 Holland. Born 18 Feb 1828 in Madison Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=3882. Descendants unknown.

     256        xi.   Alviry 5 Holland. Born 15 May 1829 in Madison Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=3883. Descendants unknown.

     257       xii.   Narcissy 5 Holland. Born 7 Jul 1831 in Madison Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=3884. [NOTE 2: Thought to have died young, but not confirmed.]

     258     xiii.   Katherine 5 Holland. Born 18 Jan 1833 in Madison Co., IL; death date and place unknown. RN=3885. Descendants unknown.

 

47.          Delilah 4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1795 in Gaston or Mecklenburg Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3796.

 

Married Joel Withers on or about 13 Mar 1814 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3886. He was born ca 1793 in Lincoln Co., NC; thought to have died after Jun 1860 in NC, but not confirmed. Children:

 

     259          i.   Lavisa “Levicy” 5 Withers. Born 11 Jan 1815 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 20 May 1899 in Lexington, McLean Co., IL. RN=13106. Married Dixon Dameron on 27 Apr 1840 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13107. He was born 17 Apr 1817, place unknown; died 22 Jan 1864, place unknown. Both Lavisa and Dixon are buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Colfax, McLean Co., IL. Descendants unknown. 

     260         ii.   Missouri 5 Withers. Born 6 Mar 1816 in Gaston Co., NC; died 6 May 1869 in Chatooga Co., GA. RN=13108. Twin of RN=13105. Married Alexander Strain, date and place unknown. RN=13109. He was born 1811, place unknown; death date and place unknown. Both Missouri and Alexander are buried at Summerville Cemetery, Summerville, Chatooga Co. GA. Descendants unknown. 

     261        iii.   Minerva 5 Withers. Born 6 Mar 1816 in Gaston Co., NC, died 25 Feb 1895 in McLean Co., IL. RN=13105. Twin of RN=13108. Married David Ward in 1837 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13122. He was born 1814 in NC; died 1859 in Bolllinger Co., MO. 1850 Census, Gaston Co., NC, 1850 Census, Gaston Co., NC, 1860 Census, Bollinger Co., MO, 1880 Census, McLean Co., IL. David is buried at Crites Cemetery, Trowel, Bollinger Co., MO; Minerva is buried at Antioch Cemetery, Colfax, McLean Co., IL. Descendants unknown. 

     262        iv.   Simpson F.5 Withers. Born 1819 in Gaston Co., NC; died 1874, place unknown. RN=13110. Margaret A. Weathers on 22 Sep 1844 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13111. She was born 1824 in NC; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown. 

     263         v.   Anderson A.5 Withers. Born 29 Mar 1824 in Gaston Co., NC; died 31 Oct 1900 in Chenoa, McLean Co., IL. RN=13112. Married Mary Anna Hoffman on 16 Nov 1847 in NC. RN=13113. She was born 1 Apr 1829 in NC; died 6 Feb 1888 in Lexington, McLean Co., IL. 1860, 1870 Censuses, Bollinger Co., MO, 1880, 1900 Censuses, McLean Co., IL. Both Anderson and Mary are buried at Lexington Cemetery, McLean Co., IL. Descendants unknown. 

     264        vi.   Jeremiah H.5 Withers. Born ca 1827 in Gaston Co., NC; died 1865 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13114. Married Martha Jane Turbyfill ca 1853 in NC. RN=13115. She was born Nov 1828 in NC; died there 1908. Jeremiah is buried at Long Creek Memorial Baptist Cemetery, Dallas, Gaston Co., NC; Martha is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC. 1850, 1860, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown. 

     265       vii.   Jane 5 Withers. Born 1828 in Gaston Co., NC, date unknown; died in Georgia, date unknown. RN=13118. Married A. Alex Rhyne ca 1844, probably in NC. RN=13119. He was born ca 1816 in NC. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown.       

     266     viii.   Isaac Albery 5 Withers. Born 2 May 1830 in Gaston Co., NC; thought to have died 13 May 1883 in Fairbury, Livingston Co., IL, but not confirmed. RN=13120. Married Sylvania Moore on 16 Aug 1874 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=13121. She was born 1835, place unknown; death date and place unknown. 1860 Census, Bollinger Co., MO, 1880 Census, Anderson Co., IL. Descendants unknown. 

     267        ix.   James 5 Withers. Born ca 1833 in Gaston Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=13116. Married Mary Ellen Moore, date and place unknown. RN=13117. She was born 3 Jan 1845 in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO; died 3 Sep 1910 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. 1850 Census, Gaston Co., NC, 1880 Census, Anderson Co., IL, 1900 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Both James and Mary are buried at Fairview Cemetery, Arbor, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Descendants unknown. 

 

48.          Peter Landers 4 Bess, Sr. (Peter 3 Best (or Bess), Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 13 Jan 1798 in Gaston or Mecklenburg Co., NC; died 21 Jan 1868 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=3801. 1850 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO, 1860 Census, Bollinger Co., MO.

 

Married Martha “Massey” B. Landers on 30 Aug 1826 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=5049. Martha was born 17 Feb 1802 in TN; died 9 May 1889 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Peter and Martha are buried at Crites Cemetery, Trowel, Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

     268          i.   Mary 5 Bess. Born 1829 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6955. Descendants unknown. 

     269         ii.   Lurena 5 Bess. Born 1831 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6956. Descendants unknown. 

     270        iii.   Elijah 5 Bess. Born 1832 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6957. Descendants unknown. 

     271        iv.   Caroline 5 Bess. Born 1834 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6958. Descendants unknown. 

     272         v.   Adeline 5 Bess. Born 1836 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6959. Descendants unknown. 

     273        vi.   Anderson 5 Bess. Born 26 Apr 1838 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 28 Nov 1905 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6960. Married (1) Cirrilda Baker in 1860 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=10210. She was born 21 Aug 1841 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 19 Dec 1869 in Bollinger Co., MO. Married (2) Flora Harriett Schell (or Shell) in Bollinger Co., MO on 17 Aug 1869 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=10211. Anderson and Cirrilda are buried in Crites Cemetery, Trowel, Bollinger Co., MO; Flora is buried at Clubb Creek Church Cemetery, Trowel, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown. 

     274       vii.   Peter Landers 5 Bess, Jr. Born 4 Sep 1841 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 30 May 1917. RN=6961. Married Mary Belle Burton in Bollinger Co., MO on 10 Feb 1867 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=10209. She was born 6 Jan 1847 in Tennessee; died 25 Feb 1921 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Peter and Mary are buried at Burton Cemetery, Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown. 

     275     viii.   Martha 5 Bess. Born 1844 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6962. Descendants unknown. 

 

49.          Joshua 4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1800 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 26 Jan 1876 in Whitewater, Perry Co., MO. RN=3804. 1850, 1860, 1870 Censuses, Perry Co., MO.

 

Married (1) Mary Whetstone on 8 Nov 1819 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO.  RN=12355. She was born ca 1800 in NC; died 1850 in Whitewater, Perry Co., MO. [NOTE 1: One source has her name as “Mary Whetstone Gereen”; another source has her maiden name as “Whetstein”.] [NOTE 2: She was not listed in the 1850 Census, Perry Co., MO enumerated in Aug 1850.] Both Joshua and Mary are buried at Whitewater Christian Cemetery, Perryville, Perry Co., MO. Children:

 

     276        i.     Adaline 5 Bess. Born ca 1819 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown.  RN=12388. Married William “Willis” Potter on 27 Feb 1840 in Perry Co., MO. RN=12421. Descendants unknown.

     277       ii.     Elizabeth 5 Bess. Born 12 May 1820 in Whitewater, Perry Co., MO; died there 22 Mar 1895. RN=12389. Married Gideon D. S. Shaw on 4 Nov 1838 in Perry Co., MO. RN=12422. He was born 7 Mar 1838, place unknown; died 8 Mar 1903 in MO. Both Elizabeth and Gideon are buried at Whitewater Christian Cemetery, Perryville, Perry Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     278      iii      Margurite “Margaret” 5 Bess. Born 1821 in Whitewater, Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12390. Married Richard Anderson Murray on 21 Jul 1840 in Perry Co., MO. RN=12423. He was born 31 Mar 1821, place unknown; died 10 Jul 1860 in Perry Co., MO. Both “Margaret” and Richard are buried at Whitewater Christian Cemetery, Perryville, Perry Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     279      iv.     Ellen 5 Bess. Born 1823 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12391. Descendants unknown.

     280       v.     Susan 5 Bess. Born 1825 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12392. Descendants unknown.

     281      vi.     Sarah 5 Bess. Born 1828 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12393. Married William J. Murray on 19 Aug 1841 in Perry Co., MO. RN=12393. Descendants unknown.

     282     vii.     Catherine 5 Bess. Born ca 1831 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12394. Descendants unknown.

     283    viii.     Mary Ann 5 Bess. Born 24 May 1832 in MO; died 5 Aug 1912 in Yount, Perry Co., MO.  RN=12396. Descendants unknown.

     284      ix.     Louisa 5 Bess. Born 5 Dec 1838 in Perry Co., MO; died 18 Oct 1873 in Denton, Denton Co., TX. RN=12395. Descendants unknown.

     285       x.     Isaac J.5 Bess. Born Jun 1844 in Perry Co., MO; died 1910 in St. Francois Co., MO. RN=12397. Married (1) Sarah Louisa White on 29 Oct 1865 in Madison Co., MO. RN=12425. She was born ca 1848 in AL; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Hannah Batey Gibson on 22 Sep 1890 in Stona, Iron Co., MO. RN=12426. She was born 1 Oct 1873 in Texas Co., MO; died 10 Feb 1946 in Bonne Terre, St. Francois Co., MO. Both Isaac and Hannah are buried at Pendleton Cemetery, Doe Run, St. Francois Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

Married (2) Sally Ragsdale on 9 Jan 1851 in MO. RN=12356. She was born ca 1808 in TN; death date and place unknown Burial location unknown.Descendants unknown.

 

51.          John Jefferson 4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 13 Apr 1802 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 9 Aug 1856 in Yount, Perry Co., MO. RN=3803. 1850 Census, Perry Co., MO.

 

Married Mary “Polly” Ann Summers on 6 Jul 1827 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=9163. She was born 18 Aug 1800 in MO; died 15 Dec 1899 in Yount Co., MO. Both John and “Polly” are buried at Yount Community Cemetery, Yount, Perry Co., MO. Children:

 

     286        i.     Susan J.5 Bess. Born 27 Dec 1828 in MO; died 30 Jun 1921 in Perry Co., MO. RN=12398. Married Joshua Hahn on 29 Aug 1850 in Perry Co., MO. RN=13013. He was born 6 Mar 1830 in MO; died 25 Apr 1877 in Perry Co., MO. Both Susan and Joshua are buried at Yount Community Cemetery, Yount, Perry Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     287       ii.     Peter L.5 Bess. Born 20 Apr 1830 in MO; died 12 Feb 1912 in Yount, Perry Co., MO. RN=7006. Married Hannah Pernicia Bess, his 2nd cousin, on 18 Oct 1855 in Madison Co. MO. RN=6033. Both Peter and Hannah are buried at Yount Community Cemetery, Yount, Perry Co., MO. [See #143 for descendants.]

     288      iii.     James 5 Bess. Born 1832 in Yount, Perry Co., MO; died there 9 Sep 1845. RN=12399. Buried at Yount Community Cemetery, Yount, Perry Co., MO. Single; no children.

     289      iv.     Isabella 5 Bess. Born 10 Mar 1833 in MO; died 29 May 1906, place unknown. RN=12400. Descendants unknown.

     290       v.     Jonathan 5 Bess. Born 1837 in Perry Co., MO; died pre-1900 in Greene Co., IL. RN=12401. Buried in Bonne Terre, St. Francois Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     291      vi.     Charlotte Lottie 5 Bess. Born 16 Jan 1837 in MO; died 18 Jul 1883 in Patton, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12403. Married Andrew Jackson Smith, date and place unknown. RN=13876. He was bron 23 Mar 1839 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 6 Nov 1917. Both Charlotte and Andrew are buried at Patton Cemetery, Patton, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     292     vii.     Frances “Fannie” Jane 5 Bess. Born 17 Nov 1839 in Perry Co., MO; died 30 Sep 1904 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12404. Married Dr. John P.“Jack” Dalton on 3 Mar 1864 in Perry Co., MO. RN=13873. He was born 31 Jul 1840 in Ripley Co., MO; died 28 Aug 1911 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both “Fannie” and “Jack” are buried at Patton Cemetery, Patton, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     293    viii.     Levi 5 Bess. Born 13 Dec 1841 in MO; died 12 Apr 1903, place unknown. RN=12405. Married Sarah Halbrook, date and place unknown RN=13874. He is buried at Mine La Motte Cemetery, Mine La Motte, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     294      ix.     Jasper 5 Bess. Born 11 Mar 1844 in Perry Co., MO; died there 11 Mar 1878. RN=12406. Married Sarah “Sally” Lee, date and place unknown. RN=13875. She was born 12 May 1848 in Yount, Perry Co., MO; died 22 Sep 1928 in Perry Co., MO. He is buried at Yount Community Cemetery, Yount, Perry Co., MO; she is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Perryville, Perry Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     295       x.     Albert 5 Bess. Born 2 Feb 1844 in Perry Co., MO; died 17 Jan 1912 in Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO. RN=12407. Married Mariah Berry on 8 Dec 1871 in Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. RN=13010. She was born 19 Mar 1852 in Madison Co., MO; died 9 Mar 1939 in Flat River, St. Francois Co., MO. Both Albert and Mariah are buried at Masonic Cemetery of Farmington, Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     296      xi.     Demanda 5 Bess. Born 1848 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12408. Descendants unknown.

     297     xii.     Harrison 5 Bess. Born 7 Feb 1851 in Yount, Perry Co., MO; 13 Aug 1917 in St. Francois Co., MO. RN=12409. Married Celia Tennessee Mercer on 4 Jan 1872 in Perry Co., MO. RN=13011. She was born 22 Aug 1856 in MO; died 4 Dec 1948 in Perry Co., MO. Both Harrison and Celia are buried at Yount Community Cemetery, Yount, Perry Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     298    xiii.     Leanna Adeline 5 Bess. Born 9 Sep 1856 in Perry Co., MO; 24 Jun 1940, place unknown. RN=12410. Married William Lee on 10 Aug 1873 in Perry Co., MO. RN=13012. He was born 10 Mar 1848 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 24 Jun 1940 in Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO. Both Leanna and William are buried at Masonic Cemetery of Farmington (South), Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

52.          Esther 4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1806 in Lincoln Co., NC; died in 1855 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=3802. 1830, 1840 Censuses, Lincoln Co., NC, 1850 Census, Gaston Co., NC. [NOTE: In 1841, parts of Lincoln County and Rutherford County were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842, the northern third of Lincoln County became Catawba County. Then, in 1846, the southern half of what was left of Lincoln County became Gaston County.]

 

Married Ezekiel West ca 1827, place unknown. RN=12518. He was born 1808 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 1875 in Gaston Co., NC. 1860, 1870 Censuses, Gaston Co., NC. Following Esther’s death, Ezekiel married Mary ?, pre-Aug 1860, probably in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13458. Children (by Esther):

 

     299        i.     William Franklin 5 West. Born 1830 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 27 Jul 1874 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13452. Married Rose Anna Underwood-Dameron, date and place unknown. RN=13457. She was born 25 Jan 1837 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 12 Jan 1892 in Gaston Co., NC. Both William and Rose are buried at Union Presbyterian Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     300       ii.     Caroline 5 West. Born 10 Dec 1832 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 13 Sep 1921 in NC. RN=13453. Married Miles Franklin Hoffman in 1845 in NC. RN=13462. He was born 12 Jul 1825 in Gaston Co., NC; died 5 Jun 1915 in Catawba Co., NC. Both Caroline and Miles are buried in Catawba Co., NC, cemetery locations unknown. Descendants unknown.

     301      iii.     Sidney 5 West. Born ca 1834 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=13454. Married Clementine ? ca 1856 in NC. RN=13459. She was born ca 1836 in NC; death date and place unknkown. Descendants unknown.

     302      iv.     Joel 5 West. Born ca 1839 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 28 May 1863 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=13455. Married Mildred Louisa Groves post-Aug 1860 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13460. She was born 28 May 1841 in Gaston Co., NC; died there 6 Aug 1922. Descendants unknown. Following Joel’s death, Mildred married Thomas Theodore Sanford on 5 Dec 1866 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13461. He was born 17 May 1848 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died 18 Mar 1921 in Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     303       v.     Milley 5 West. Born ca 1840 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=13456. Descendants unknown.

 

53.          Matilda Adeline 4 Bess. (Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1806 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 10 Aug 1899 in Yount, Perry Co., MO. RN=3805. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. She is buried at Yount Community Cemetery, Yount, Perry Co., MO.

 

Married David Smith on 12 Jul 1827 in Jackson, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=12402. He was born 1805, place unknown; died pre-Jun 1860, place unknown. Children:

 

+  304        i.     Ransom J.5 Smith. RN=12411.

     305       ii.     Mary 5 Smith. Born 1833 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12412. Descendants unknown.

     306      iii.     Louisa 5 Smith. Born 1835 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12413. Descendants unknown.

     307      iv.     Eda 5 Smith. Born 1838 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12414. Descendants unknown.

     308       v.     Jonathon O.5 Smith. Born 1839 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12415. Descendants unknown.

     309      vi.     Margaret D.5 Smith. Born 13 Aug 1842 in MO; died 13 Aug 1929 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12416. Married George Ellison Limbaugh ca 1860 in MO. RN=12569. He was born Sep 1834, place unknown; died 20 Oct 1906 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Ellison and Margaret are buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     310     vii.     Letitia 5 Smith. Born 1843 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12417. Descendants unknown.

     311    viii.     Henry James K.5 Smith. Born 4 Nov 1844 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 9 Mar 1935 in Lockwood, Dade Co., MO. RN=12418. [NOTE 1: Served as a Pvt. in Co. “B” 3rd MO State Military Cavalry, during the Civil War.] [NOTE 2: Following the death of his older brother, Ransom, in 1865, Henry married Ransom’s widow on 5 Mar 1867 in Bollinger Co., MO.] Buried at Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, Dade Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     312      ix.     Isaac Franklin 5 Smith. Born 1847 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12419. Descendants unknown.

     313     vii.     Rachel 5 Smith. Born Nov 1850 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown.  RN=12420. Descendants unknown.

 

54.          Christopher 4 Bess. (Martin 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born in 1797 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 14 Jan 1861 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=3818. He is buried at Ellis Cemetery, Stoddard Co., MO.

 

Married Mary Christina Cline, daughter of Mary Cline, on 24 Jul 1826 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=6043. Christina was born ca 1810 in NC; death date and place unknown. Children:

 

     314          i.   Andrew Jackson 5 Bess. Born 9 Feb 1830 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 2 Jan 1863, place unknown.  RN=12552. Buried at Ellis Cemetery, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown. 

 

59.          Arilla “Rilla” W.4 Bess. (Martin 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1813 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3819. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Stoddard Co., MO.

 

Married Benjamin Cline on 25 Jul 1826 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=7885. He was born ca 1806 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 20 Feb 1864 in Castor, Stoddard Co., MO. Children:

 

+  315          i.   Andrew Littleton 5 Cline. RN=12658.

+  316         ii.   Charity Jane 5 Cline. RN=12659.

+  317        iii.   Martin V.5 Cline. RN=10126.

     318        iv.   Mary 5 Cline. Born ca 1843 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10127. Descendants unknown.  

+  319         v.   Nelson 5 Cline. RN=10128.

     320        vi.   Christenia 5 Cline. Born 1850 in Stoddard Co., MO; died pre-1864 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=10130. Single; no children.

+  321       vii.   Samuel Monroe 5 Cline. RN=10131.

     322     viii.   Martha V. 5 Cline. Born 1856 in Stoddard Co., MO; presumed to have died pre-Jul 1860 in Stoddard Co., MO since she is not listed in the 1860 Census. RN=12678. Single; no children.

 

74.          Thomas 4 Rhyne. (Mary Elizabeth Best 3 Rhyne, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1791, place unknown; death date and place unknown. RN=3813.

 

               Married (1) Catherine “Katie” Rudisill on or about 5 Nov 1814 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=7089. Separated. [NOTE: Following their separation, she married Michael Harmon and reared not only the three Rhyne sons but a family of Harmon’s.] RN=7100. Children (by Rhyne):

 

+  323          i.   Absalom 5 Rhyne. RN=7096.

+  324         ii.   Solomon 5 Rhyne. RN=3871.

     325        iii.   Noah 5 Rhyne. Born  ca 1814 in NC; died in 1892 of paralysis in Ridgeway, Fairfield Co., SC. RN=7097. Married Amanda E. McCants in 1845 in Ridgeway, Fairfield Co., SC. RN=14117. She was born 1820 in Fairfield Co., SC; died 1892, place unknown. Descendants unknown.

 

Married (2) Rebeckah Elizabeth Pressnell on 5 Sep 1843 in Perry Co., MO. RN=7099. Known to have had at least 11 children. Descendants unknown.

 

88.          John “Colonel” 4 Best. (Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 15 Apr 1798 in Stanley, Lincoln Co., NC; died 16 Aug 1870 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN. RN=3405. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Blount Co., TN. He is buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN.

 

               Married (1) Esther McGaughy on 12 Dec 1818 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3407. She was born ca 1800 in Blount Co., TN; died there 29 Jul 1830. Children:

 

     326          i.   Mary Ann 5 Best. Born 5 Nov 1819 in Blount Co., TN; died there 10 May 1899. RN=9666. Married James Miller Tulloch on 16 Nov 1836 in Blount Co., TN. RN=9669. He was born 24 Jun 1811, place unknown; died 12 Mar 1859 in Blount Co., TN. Both Mary Ann and James are buried at Bakers Cemetery, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     327         ii.   Katherine 5 Best. Born 21 Mar 1821 in Blount Co., TN; died 24 Aug 1895 in Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN. RN=9667. Married John G. Best on 5 Apr 1838 in Blount Co., TN. RN=9670. He was born 27 Jun 1817, place unknown; died 1909 in Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN. Both Katherine and John are buried at Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     328        iii.   Caroline “Carrie” 5 Best. Born 1825 in Blount Co., TN; died 2 Sep 1896 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=3437. She is buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Single; no children.

     329        iv.   Samuel P.5 Best. Born 25 Feb 1829 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; died 4 Jun 1898 in Blount Co., TN. RN=9668. Married Elizabeth “Bettie” Ann Clines on 26 Dec 1850 in Blount Co., TN. RN=9671. She was born 8 Dec 1827 in Blount Co., TN; died there 31 Aug 1915. Both Samuel and Elizabeth are buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     330         v.   James Madison 5 Best. Born 28 May 1830 in Blount Co., TN; died 9 Aug 1919 in Allegheny Springs, Blount Co., TN. RN=3423. Married (1) Susan Elizabeth Ridge on 19 May 1856 in Blount Co., TN.  RN=3424. She was born Aug 1837 in Blount Co., TN; died there 1906. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Mary L. (Goforth) Jones on 14 May 1907 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3425.  She was born 18 Mar 1868 in TN; died 10 May 1936 in Blount Co., TN. James and Susan are buried at Four Mile Cemetery, Blount Co., TN; Mary is buried at Kagsley Chapel Cemetery, Sixmile, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

 

               Married (2) Elizabeth “Betsey” Anderson, daughter of James A. and Eliza (?) Anderson, on 25 Nov 1830 in Blount Co., TN. She was born 1808 in NC; died Dec 1880 in Jackson Co., MO. RN=3406. Children:

 

+  331        vi.   Nancy Jane 5 Best. RN=3426.

     332       vii.   Susannah 5 Best. Born 18 Aug 1834 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; died 12 Jul 1904 in Heiskell, Knox Co., TN. RN=3428. Married Humes Ira Davis on 10 Aug 1854 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3429. He was born 12 Dec 1829, place unknown; died 16 Dec 1902 in Heiskell, Knox Co., TN. Both Humes and Susannah are buried at Mount Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Heiskell, Knox Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     333     viii.   Henry M.5 Best. Born ca 1839 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=3430. Descendants unknown.

+  334        ix.   Isaac Amos 5 Best. RN=3431.

+  335         x.   George Miffin  Dallas 5 Best. RN=3433.

     336        xi.   Elizabeth “Molisse” 4 Best. Born 15 Mar 1845 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN; died 10 Jan 1946 in Loudon Co., TN. RN=3435. Married William Harrison “Wylie” Kerr on 17 Jan 1867 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3436. He was born 24 Nov 1842, place unknown; died 24 May 1927 in Loudon Co., TN. Both “Molisse” and William are buried at Morganton Cemetery, Loudon Co., TN. No children.

     337     xiii.   Margaret Malinda 5 Best. Born ca 1851 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; died 5 Mar 1908 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3438.  Married Isaac Jackson Bryant on 24 Dec 1868 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3439.   Descendants unknown.

     338      xiv.   Pierce Monroe 5 Best. Born Feb 1852 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; died 7 Oct 1938 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. RN=3440. Married Minnie Cora Payne on 17 Aug 1879 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=3441. [NOTE: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Both Pierce and Minnie are buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

89.          Henry “Henrick” 4 Best. (Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 4 Apr 1802 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 5 Oct 1867 in Jackson, Andrew Co., MO. RN=3410. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Andrew Co., MO.

 

               Married Elizabeth Snider in 1824 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3411. She was born 25 Mar 1807 in TN; died 5 Dec 1868 in Andrew Co., MO. Both Henry and Elizabeth are buried at McBrien Cemetery, Andrew Co., MO. Children:

 

+  339          i.   John H.5 Best. RN=3124.

+  340         ii.   Isaac Richard 5 Best. RN=3325.

     341        iii.   Nancy A.5 Best. Born ca 1834 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=3364. Descendants unknown.

     342        iv.   Elizabeth 5 Best. Born ca 1835 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=6853. Descendants unknown.

     343         v.   James K. P.5 Best. Born 17 Nov 1845 in Andrew Co., MO; died there 14 Aug 1856. RN=6854. Buried at McBrien Cemetery, Andrew Co., MO. Single; no children.

 

90.          Jacob 4 Best. (Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 23 Apr 1804 in Lincoln Co., NC; died after 1880 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3412.

 

               Married Mary Polly Snider in 1828 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3413. She was born 1805, place unknown; died 1870, place unknown. Both Jacob and Mary are assumed to be buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN, but there are no markers. Children:

 

     344          i.   Frederick Daniel 5 Best. Born 12 Aug 1832 in Blount Co., TN; died 23 Nov 1899 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN. RN=13377. Married Sally McCoin on 16 Nov 1864 in Blount Co., TN. RN=13381. She was born 14 Oct 1836 in Blount Co., TN; died there on 13 Dec 1914. Descendants unknown.

+  345         ii.   Sarah Ann 5 Best. RN=8695.

     346        iii.   Lucinda 5 Best. Born 1836 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=13378. Descendants unknown.

+  347        iv.   Martin Van Buren 5 Best. RN=8717.

     348         v.   Samuel J.5 Best. Born 24 Jul 1838 in Blount Co., TN; died there 22 Dec 1863. RN=13379. Descendants unknown.

     349        vi.   Elizabeth C.5 Best.25 Sep 1840 in Blount Co., TN; died there 6 Oct 1916. RN=13380. Descendants unknown.

 

93.          George 4 Best. (Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 29 Aug 1810 in Blount Co., TN; died 3 Jul 1865 in Tomotley Ford, Monroe Co., TN. RN=3419.

 

               Married Jane A. Roach on 7 Mar 1836 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3420. She was born 1818 in Blount Co., TN; died 1867 in Monroe Co., TN. Both George and Jane are buried at the Best Family Cemetery, Monroe Co., TN. Children:

 

     350          i.   Sarah C.5 Best. Born 23 Mar 1837 in Blount Co., TN; died there 14 Feb 1899. RN=12958. Married (1) John Samuel Crye on 30 Sep 1857 in Blount Co., TN. RN=12963. He was born 17 Aug 1828, place unknown; died 13 Nov 1863 in Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown. Married (2) William A. Armstrong on 19 Mar 1868 in Blount Co., TN. RN=12964. He was born 7 Aug 1841 in Blount Co., TN; died there 25 Dec 1904. Both Sarah and both husbands are buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     351         ii.   John Fouch 5 Best. Born 17 May 1842 in Blount Co., TN; died 23 Aug 1921 in Greenback, Loudon Co., TN. RN=12959. Married Virginia Ann Montgomery on 21 Jan 1868 in Blount Co., TN. RN=12965. Both John and Virginia are buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

+  352        iii.   James Madison 5 Best. RN=12956.

     353        iv.   Dollie Ann 5 Best. Born 13 Sep 1850 in Blount Co., TN; died 14 Jul 1910 in Loudon Co., TN. RN=12960. Married James Townsley McCollum on 28 Jun 1869 in Blount Co., TN. RN=12966. He was born 14 Sep 1842 in Blount Co., TN; died 3 Oct 1917 in Loudon Co., TN. Both Dollie and James are buried at Pine Grove Presybyterian Church Cemetey, Greenback, Loudon Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     354         v.   Elizabeth “Bettie” Catherine 5 Best. Born 27 Nov 1854 in Wellsville, Blount Co. TN; died 20 Aug 1882 in Blount Co., TN. RN=12961. Married William L. Tulloch on 14 Dec 1876 in Blount Co., TN. RN=12967. He was born 22 Jun 1842 in TN; died 1882 in Blount Co., TN. Both “Bettie” and William are buried at Bakers Creek Cemetery, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     355        vi.   Emma J.5 Best. Born 24 Feb 1875 in Blount Co., TN; died there 2 Mar 1878. RN=12962. Buried at Best Familty Cemetery, Blount Co., TN. She is buried at Best Family Cemetery, Blount  Co., TN. Single; no children.

 

106.       John Michael 4 Best, I. (Christian “Christy” 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 3 Mar 1797 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 16 Aug 1870 in Blount Co., TN. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Blount Co., TN. RN=2932. Moved to Blount Co., TN in 1835. [NOTE 1: The 1850 Census stated that all children were born in TN, but assuming that they came to TN in 1835, it would mean that the first six children were born in NC!] 

 

               Married Frances “Fanny” Margaret Costner, daughter of David Costner, on 2 Mar 1818 in Lincoln Co., NC. She was born 24 Aug 1800 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 24 Jan 1891 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=2933. Both John and “Fanny” are buried at Carpenter Campground Cemetery, Blount Co., TN. Children:

 

     356          i.   Margaret 5 Best. Born 4 Dec 1818 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 26 Apr 1894 in Henderson Co., KY. RN=3285. [NOTE 2: There is conflicting information on both her birth & death; sources agree she was born in Lincoln Co., NC, but on either 4 Feb 1819 or 4 Dec 1918, but some say she died in 1894 in Crawford Co., KS or 26 Apr 1894 in Henderson Co., KY. These issues remain unresolved!] Married Alexander Ross on 28 Jan 1836 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=3286. Descendants unknown.

     357         ii.   Christopher “Cristy” 5 Best. Born 1820 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 1906 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=13150. Married Mary Louise Best, daughter of Emanuel Best and Susan Taylor, date and place unknown. RN=13151. [NOTE 3: “Cristy” and Mary were 1st cousins.]  She was born 18 Oct 1835 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN; died there 18 May 1896. Both “Cristy” and Mary are buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

+  358        iii.   John Caleb 5 Best I. RN=3855.

     359        iv.   Margaret Elizabeth 5 Best. Born 1 Feb 1825 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 9 Aug 1885 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=13372. Married James William Farr on 14 Sep 1843 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=13373. He was born 16 Apr 1820 in Blount Co., TN; died 20 Sep 1859 in Webster Co., MO. She is buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN; he is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Marshfield, Webster Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     360         v.   Rev. John Michael 5 Best, II. Born 28 Jun 1827 in Lincoln Co.,, NC; died 18 Nov 1894 in Blount Co., TN. RN=13374. Married Martha J. Sloan on 14 Sep 1843 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=13375. She was born 30 Dec 1832, place unknown; died 31 Mar 1908 in Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN. Both John and Martha are buried at Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN. Descendants unknown. 

     361        vi.   David 5 Best. Born ca 1830 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=8689. Descendants unknown.

     362       vii.   Sally 5 Best. Born ca 1832 in Lincoln Co., NC; death date and place unknown. RN=8690. Descendants unknown.

     363     viii.   Mary Louise 5 Best. Born 9 Dec 1834 in Blount Co., TN; died 31 Oct 1924 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=8691. Married Andrew B. Hannah on 27 Mar 1851 in Blount Co., TN. RN=13376. Both Mary and Andrew are buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     364        ix.   James 5 Best. Born ca 1837 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8692. Descendants unknown.

     365         x.   Jacob 5 Best. Born ca 1839 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8693. Descendants unknown.       

+  366        xi.   Andrew Jackson 5 Best. RN=8694.

     367       xii.   William R.5 Best. Born ca 1859 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8696.

 

107.       Samuel L.4 Best. (Christian “Christy” 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 28 Aug 1799 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 10 Jun 1891 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=2943. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Gaston Co., NC.

 

               Married (1) Mary Rhyne, his 1st cousin, on 14 May 1821 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=2944. She was born 30 Apr 1801 in Gaston Co., NC; died 15 Sep 1862 in Gaston Co., NC. Both Samuel and Mary are buried at Best Cemetery, Gaston Co., NC. [NOTE: The birth order of the following children is approximate based upon limited census records and other published sources.] Children:

 

     368          i.   Michael 5 Best. Born ca 1822 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3858. Married Fannie Rhyne on 18 Dec 1843 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3859. Descendants unknown.

     369         ii.   Christopher “Christy” 5 Best. Born ca 1825 in Gaston Co., NC; died 12 Mar 1848 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=3860. Married Anne H. Pasour, date and place unknown. RN=3861. She was born 1830, place unknown; died 5 Aug 1898, place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     370        iii.   Margaret “Peggy” 5 Best. Born ca 1827 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3865. Married Jacob Rhyne IV on 3 Nov 1840 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=3866. Descendants unknown.

     371        iv.   Miles 5 Best. Born ca 1830 in NC; death young but date and place unknown. RN=3862. Single; no children.

     372         v.   Andrew Jackson 5 Best. Born 20 Jun 1834 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 19 Feb 1893, place unknown. RN=3863. Married Rebecca Elizabeth Gamble, date and place unknown. RN=3864. Descendants unknown.

     373        vi.   Martin V.5 Best. Born ca 1837 in NC; died post-4 Jun 1880 in NC. RN=3867. Single; no children.

     374       vii.   Mary Ann 5 Best. Born ca 1841 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=3868. Married Frank Holland, date and place unknown. RN=3869. Descendants unknown.   

 

               Married (2) Charlotte Pasour ca 1863 in NC. RN=10499. She was born 17 May 1836 in NC; died 19 Oct 1913 in Gaston Co., NC. Charlotte is buried at Antioch Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dallas, Gaston Co., NC. Children:

 

     375     viii.   Sarah 5 Best. Born 12 Jan 1867 in Gaston Co., NC; died 14 Dec 1931 in Gaston, Co., NC. RN=13783. Married Henry L. Rhyne, date and place unknown. RN=13784. He was born 23 Jun 1866, place unknown; died 7 Mar 1964 in Gaston Co., NC. Both Sarah and Henry are buried at Antioch Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dallas, Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     376        ix.   George Luther 5 Best. Born 20 Feb 1870 in Gaston Co., NC; died 24 May 1940 in Dallas, Gaston Co., NC. RN=13781. Married (1) Dorcas Catherine Cloninger on 31 Jul 1890 in Dallas, Gaston Co., NC. RN=13785. She was born 8 Oct 1866 in NC; died 27 Apr 1902 in Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Mary Louisa Pasour on 26 Nov 1902 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13786. She was born 15 Oct 1870 in NC; died 15 Jun 1905 in Gaston Co., NC. No children. Married (3) Mary Etta Lineberger on 5 Dec 1905 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13787. She was born 8 Dec 1881 in Gaston Co., NC; died 16 Feb 1924 in Dallas, Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown; Married (4) Josie Joanna Lineberger, date and place unknown. RN=13788. She was born 5 Jul 1883 in NC; died 1 May 1965 in Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC. No children. George and all 4 wives are buried at Antioch Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dallas, Gaston Co., NC.          

     377         x.   William Caleb 5 Best. Born ca 1873 in Gaston Co., NC; died 1936, place unknown. RN=13782. Married Mary Elenor Lineberger on 10 Jul 1892 in Gaston Co., NC. RN=13789. She was born 26 Jun 1876 in NC; died 29 Aug 1962 in Gaston Co, NC. Both William and Mary are buried at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dallas, Gaston Co., NC. Descendants unknown.       

 

111.       Emanuel 4 Best. (Christian “Christy” 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A).  Born 14 Feb 1808 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 11 Oct 1843 in Savannah, Andrew Co., MO. RN=2937.

 

               Married Susan Taylor on 15 Dec 1831 in Blount Co., TN. RN=8687. Children:

 

     378          i.   Susan E.5 Best. Born ca 1844 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8698. Descendants unknown.

 

113.       Jacob 4 Best. (Christian “Christy” 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 28 Feb 1816 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 5 Apr 1866 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3856. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Blount Co., TN.

 

               Married Nancy Taylor on 13 Feb 1840 in Blount Co., TN. RN=8697. She was born 14 Aug 1822 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 13 Jun 1869 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Both Jacob and Nancy are buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Children:

 

     379          i.   Susan E.5 Best. Born ca 1844 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8698. Descendants unknown.

     380         ii.   Reuben 5 Best. Born ca 1847 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. [NOTE: Presumed to have died before 1860 since he was not listed in 1860 Census. However, no burial site has ever been located.] RN=8699. Single; no children.

     381        iii.   Rebecca A.5 Best. Born ca 1848 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8700. Descendants unknown.

     382        iv.   Sarah C.5 Best. Born ca 1852 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8701. Descendants unknown.

     383         v.   Margaret L.5 Best. Born 3 Oct 1854 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8702. Married Hugh M. Costner on 29 Dec 1870 in Blount Co., TN. RN=11661. He was born Apr 1844 in TN; died 7 Jan 1918 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Both Margaret and Hugh are buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     384        vi.   Samuel Jerry 5 Best. Born 24 Jul 1858 in Blount Co., TN; died 22 Dec 1863 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=8703. Buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Single; no children.

     385       vii.   Martha T.5 Best. Born ca 1860 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8704. Descendants unknown.

 

114.       John G.4 Best I. (Christian “Christy” 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 27 Jun 1817 in Lincoln Co., NC; died ca 1909 in Ball Play (near Madisonville), Monroe Co., TN. RN=3857. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Blount Co., TN, 1870, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Monroe Co., TN.

 

            Married (1) Katherine Best on 5 Apr 1838 in Blount Co., TN. RN=8705. She was born 19 Mar 1821 in TN; died 24 Aug 1895 in Tellico, Monroe Co., TN. Children:

 

     386          i.   Mary 5 Best. Born ca 1840 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8706. Descendants unknown.

     387         ii.   John G.5 Best II. Born ca 1843 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8707. Descendants unknown.

+  388        iii.   Jacob “Jake” C.5 Best. RN=8708.

+  389        iv.   Samuel H.5 Best. RN=8709.

+  390         v.   Fredric “Fred” M.5 Best. RN=8710.

+  391        vi.   Sarah Jane 5 Best. RN=8711.

     392       vii.   William 5 Best. Born ca 1860 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8714. Descendants unknown.

 

            Married (2) Bettie Stratton after 1895, probably in Monroe Co., TN. RN=8705. She was born 1 Mar 1844 in TN; died 10 May 1919 in Tellico Plains, Monroe Co., TN. John and both wives are buried at Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery, Tellico, Monroe Co., TN. No children.

 

 

Generation Five

 

118.       Sarah Jane 5 Bess. (Jacob I 4, John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1809 in Lorance Twp., Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died ca 1863 in Reynolds Co., MO. RN=5952. 1850, 1860, 1870 Censuses, Reynolds Co., MO.

 

               Married James Bess, son of Frederick Bess and Patience Hanks, on 16 Nov 1834 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=5963. [NOTE: They were 1st cousins, once removed.] He was born ca 1808 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 13 Apr 1876 in Lesterville, Reynolds Co., MO. Following Sarah’s death ca 1863, James married Elvira ? ca 1868 in MO. RN=6952. She was born ca 1825 in Kentucky; death date and place unknown. Children (first 10 by RN=5952):

 

     393          i.   Miles W.5 Bess. Born ca 1836 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6943. Descendants unknown.

     394         ii.   Matilda Adoline 5 Bess. Born 3 Sep 1838 in MO; died 18 Oct 1913 in Reynolds Co., MO. RN=6944. Married Abraham Lane on 28 Jun 1876 in Reynolds Co., MO. RN=12570. 1880, 1910 Censuses, Reynolds Co., MO. He was born ca 1828 in TN; died pre-Apr 1910, probably in Reynolds Co., MO, but not confirmed. Matilda is buried at Imboden Cemetery, Ellington, Reynolds Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     395        iii.   Emil Uriah 5 Bess. Born ca 1840 in MO; died 30 Mar 1864 in St. Louis Co., MO. RN=6945. Buried initially at Wesleyan Cemetery, St. Louis Co., MO but the cemetery is now defunct. Descendants, if any, unknown.

     396        iv.   Sarah Jane 5 Bess. Born ca 1842 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6946. Married J. Frank Reed ca 1867 in MO. RN=9595. He was born ca 1848 in TN; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     397         v.   Patience Caroline 5 Bess. Born ca 1844 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6947. Descendants unknown.

     398        vi.   Barbara E.5 Bess. Born ca  1849 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6948. Descendants unknown.

     399       vii.   Mary E.5 Bess. Born ca 1852 in Reynolds Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6949. 1910 Census, Reynolds Co., MO. Single; no children.

     400     viii.   Meshach 5 Bess. Born Apr 1854 in Reynolds Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6950. 1900, 1910 Censuses, Reynolds Co., MO. [NOTE: His sisters, Mary and Matilda, were living with him in the 1910 Census.] Single; no children.

     401        ix.   Nathaniel 5 Bess. Born ca 1857 in Reynolds Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6951. Descendants unknown.

     402         x.   Arkadelphia 5 Bess. Born ca 1862 in Reynolds Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6953. Descendants unknown.

     403        xi.   William 5 Bess. Born ca 1869 in  Reynolds Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6954. Descendants unknown.

 

120.       Mary Ann 5 Bess. (Jacob I 4, John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1818 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died post-Jun 1880, probably in Bollinger Co., MO, but not confirmed. RN=5954. 1850 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO; 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Bollinger Co., MO.

 

               Married Eli Rhodes on 14 Mar 1841 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=5964. He was born ca 1816 in MO; died post-Jun 1880, probably in Bollinger Co., MO, but not confirmed. RN=5964. [NOTE: Served as a Pvt., Co. “L”, 2nd MO Cavalry Regiment, during the Civil War (Union).] Burial locations unknown. Children:

 

     404          i.   Emanuel 5 Rhodes. Born ca 1842 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=9584. Descendants unknown.

     405         ii.   George Washington 5 Rhodes. Born 9 Nov 1844 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 8 Feb 1923 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=9585. Married Catherine Elizabeth Davault on 13 Oct 1868 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=9612. She was born 19 Aug 1844 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 12 Oct 1912. Both George and Catherine are buried at McMahan Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     406        iii.   Samuel J.5 Rhodes. Born ca 1847 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=9586. Twin of RN=9587. Descendants unknown.

     407        iv.   Jacob B.5 Rhodes. Born ca 1847 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=9587. Twin of RN=9586. Descendants unknown.

     408         v.   Elvira 5 Rhodes. Born 1850 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=9588. Descendants unknown.

     409        vi.   Henry F.5 Rhodes. Born ca 1851 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=9589. Descendants unknown.

     410       vii.   Adeline 5 Rhodes. Born ca 1852 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=9590. Descendants unknown.

     411     viii.   Daniel R.5 Rhodes. Born 8 Apr 1858 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 23 Nov 1920. RN=9591. He is buried at McMahan Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Married Martha E. Masters on 2 Apr 1882 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=9611. Descendants unknown.

 

121.       Emanuel 5 Bess. (Jacob I 4, John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1824 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died ca 1863 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=5955. 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Served as a Pvt, Co. “B”, 4th Reg. Infantry, MO State Guard (Confederacy) during the Civil War.]

 

               Married Elizabeth Hannah Conrad ca 1851 in MO. RN=5965. She was born Nov 1829 in NC; died pre-1910 in Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

     412          i.   Daniel Ransom “Ran” 5 Bess. Born 11 Jul 1852 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; died 9 Aug 1914 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=5966. [NOTE 2: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Married Georgia Caroline Hale on 10 Feb 1889 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6938. She was born Sep 1874 in GA; died 13 May 1951 in Bollinger Co., MO. He is buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown. Following Daniel’s death in 1914, Georgia married Joseph C. Chaney on 30 Jul 1921 in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=14118. He wa sborn 26 Oct 1866, place unknown; died 2 Jan 1938, probably in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Joseph and Gloria are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

+  413         ii.   Sarah A.5 Bess. RN=5967.

     414        iii.   Francis Marion 5 Bess. Born 2 Nov 1857 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 28 Jul 1914 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=5968. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed by death certificate, but has middle name “Merion”.] Buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Married Sarah Caroline Yount in 1898 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=5971. She was born ca 1877 in MO; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     415        iv.   General Lafayette 5 Bess. Born 25 Feb 1861 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; died 17 Oct 1937 in Madison Co., MO. RN=5969. [NOTE 4: His first name was not a military title; he was listed in several censuses as a “Farmer”; his given names appeared as “Jenner L.” in the 1910 Census but his tombstone & death certificate clearly have “General Lafayette Bess”!] [NOTE 5: Dates confirmed by death certificate.] Married Mattie Mae Berry on 17 Aug 1902, in Glen Allen, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12571. Both General and Mattie are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     416         v.   Cornel Bennett 5 Bess. Born 5 Nov 1863 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 6 Sep 1925. RN=5970. [NOTE 6: His first name was likely “Cornel” but appears in several censuses as “Colonel”; this was not a military title; he was listed in several censuses as a “Farmer”.] [NOTE 6: Dates confirmed by death certificate.] Buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

122.       Elizabeth M.5 Bess. (Jacob I 4, John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1825 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5956. 1850 Census, Perry Co., MO, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Bollinger Co., MO.

 

               Married Israel Spencer on 11 Feb 1838 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=5972. He was born ca 1817 in NC; died pre-Jun 1880, probably in Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

     417          i.   George 5 Spencer. Born ca 1839 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5973. Descendants unknown.

     418         ii.   Mary Ann 5 Spencer. Born ca 1843 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5974. Descendants unknown.

     419        iii.   Isom L.5 Spencer. Born ca 1848 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5975. Descendants unknown.

     420        iv.   Sebert I.5 Spencer. Born 18 Jul 1851 in MO; died 21 Jun 1918 in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=5976. Married Lucinda C. Slagle on 12 Jan 1871 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=9610. She was born 7 Feb 1853 in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO; died there 11 May 1929. [NOTE: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Both Sebert and Lucinda are buried at Hahn Chapel Cemetery, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     421         v.   Isabella J.5 Spencer. Born ca 1856 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5977. Descendants unknown.

     422        vi.   Amanda 5 Spencer. Born ca 1863 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5978. Descendants unknown.

                                                                                         

123.       Adeline 5 Bess. (Jacob I 4, John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1826 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died after 1880 in Crooked Creek, Bollimger Co., MO, but not confirmed. RN=5957. 1850 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO, 1860 Census, Jackson Co., IL.

 

               Married Jacob Rhodes ca 1844 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=5979. He was born ca 1826 in MO; death date and place unknown. [NOTE: Served as a 5th Cpl. with Co. “I” & “B”, 3rd Reg., MO State Militia Cavalry during the Civil War (Union).] Children:

 

     423          i.   Mary A.5 Rhodes. Born ca 1848 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5981. Descendants unknown.

     424         ii.   John B.5 Rhodes. Born ca 1853 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5982. Descendants unknown.

     425        iii.   Elizabeth 5 Rhodes. Born ca 1853 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=14119. Descendants unknown.  

     426        iv.   Charles W.5 Rhodes. Born May 1855 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5980. Married Amanda “Mandy” J. (Duncan) Stanfield on 16 Nov 1882 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=14121. She was born Jul 1860 in Indiana; died 3 Jun 1951 in Fresno, Fresno Co., CA. [NOTE: Her maiden name was Duncan; she had been married once prior to a  Stanfield and once after Charles Rhodes to a Pankey.] Descendants unknown.  

     427         v.   Missouri 5 Rhodes. Born ca 1858 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=14120. Descendants unknown.

 

124.       Elizabeth Barbara 5 Bess. (Jacob I 4, John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1828 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died ca 1863 in Perry Co., MO. RN=5958. 1850 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO, 1860 Census, Perry Co., MO.

 

               Married James Alexander Blaylock ca 1852 in MO. RN=5983. He was born 14 Jan 1831 in Perry Co., MO; died there 22 Feb 1890. He is buried at Campground Cemetery, Frohna, Perry Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Records indicate that he married twice following Barbara’s death.] Children (by Barbara):

 

     428          i.   Matilda Jane 5 Blaylock. Born 1 Oct 1854 in Perry Co., MO; died there 21 Mar 1931. RN=5984. Married Jacob Barks on 17 Nov 1880 in Perry Co., MO. RN=9613. He was born 12 May 1840 in MO; died 22 Jan 1917 in Perry Co., MO. [NOTE 2: He served as a Pvt., Co. “B”, 78th Regiment, E.M.M., during the Civil War (Union).] [NOTE 3: Her dates confirmed by death certificate.] Both Matilda and Jacob are buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Frohna, Perry Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     429         ii.   John E.5 Blaylock. Born ca 1855 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5985. Descendants unknown.

     430        iii.   Joseph Andrew 5 Blaylock. Born 30 Apr 1857 in Perry Co., MO; died 14 May 1936 in St. Francois Co., MO. RN=5986. [NOTE 4: Dates confirmed by death certificate.] Married Winnie E. Richards ca 1882 in MO. RN=12572. She was born 16 Apr 1853 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 15 Apr 1918 in Madison Co., MO. Joseph is buried at Rock Point Cemetery, Madison Co., MO; Winnie is buried at Blaylock Cemetery, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     431        iv.   Columbus Franklin 5 Blaylock. Born 17 Jul 1857 in Perry Co., MO; died 23 Nov 1954 in Perryville, Perry Co., MO. RN=5987. Married Belinda Isabell Barks on 24 Feb 1881 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=9609. She was born 16 Dec 1861 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 7 Mar 1946 in Perry Co., MO. [NOTE 5: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Both Columbus and Belinda are buried at Crossroads Methodist Cemetery, Perry Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     432         v.   Andrew 5 Blaylock. Born ca 1861 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5988. Descendants unknown.

     433        vi.   Susan 5 Blaylock. Born ca 1863 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5989. Descendants unknown.

 

125.       Jacob Bess 5 II. (Jacob I 4, John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 16 Jan 1828 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 19 Feb 1908 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=5959. 1860 Census, Bollinger Co., MO. 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Bollinger Co., MO. Jacob and both wives are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO.

 

               Married (1) Elmira E. Byrd ca 1851 in MO. RN=5990. Born 14 Sep 1834 in MO; died 29 Aug 1859 in Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

     434          i.   Mary Jane 5 Bess. Born 4 Dec 1851 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; died 3 Aug 1916 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=5993. Married William Lafayette Burns on 23 Jan 1868 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12880. Both Mary and William are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     435         ii.   Edward Worchester 5 Bess. Born 1 Apr 1854 in Madison Co., MO; died 28 Nov 1928 in El Paso Co., TX. RN=5992. Married Martha E. Watts on 25 Feb 1875 in Madison Co., MO in Madison Co., MO. RN=12574. She was born 29 Oct 1857 in Madison Co., MO; died 11 Oct 1912 in Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. Both Edward and Martha are buried at Christian Church Cemetery, Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     436        iii.   Barbara Catherine 5 Bess. Born 25 Jan 1856 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; died 28 Apr 1947 in Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. RN=5994. Married Andrew Levi Whitener on 28 Feb 1878 in Bollinger Co.,MO. RN=8250. He was born 16 Apr 1855 in MO; died 2 Dec 1949 in Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. Both Barbara and Andrew are buried at Masonic Cemetery, Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     437        iv.   George W.5 Bess. Born 26 May 1859 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; died there 15 Jul 1883. RN=5995. Married (1) Florrie Daniels, date and place unknown. RN=9607 Married (2) Tabitha Babb on 20 May 1875 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=9608. Descendants unknown.

     438         v.   Geraldine 5 Bess. Born pre-Aug 1859 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there ca 1865. RN=9592. Single; no children.

 

               Married (2) Ann (Hahn) Tinnin ca 1861 in MO. RN=5991. She was born 12 Feb 1835 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 2 Jan 1894 in Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

     439        vi.   Judge Samuel Daniel 5 Bess. Born 29 Dec 1863 in MO; died 23 Jul 1933 in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6934. Married Hope Zimmerman on 5 May 1897 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=11640. She was born 25 Aug 1875 in OH; died 11 Dec 1949 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Both Samuel and Hope are buried at Glen Allen Cemetery, Glen Allen, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Descendants unknown.

     440       vii.   Isadora 5 Bess. Born 4 Dec 1866 in MO; died 16 May 1962 in Bernie, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=6935. Married Samuel “Sam” Lanpher on 20 Dec 1897 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=9596. He was born 15 Apr 1871 in Millersville, Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 28 Jul 1930 in Bernie, Stoddard Co., MO. [NOTE 2: His dates confirmed by death certificate.] Both Isadora and Samuel are buried at Bernie Memorial Cemetery, Bernie, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     441     viii.   Laura Ann 5 Bess. Born ca 1868 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6936. Descendants unknown.

     442        ix.   Geraldine 5 Bess. Born post-Jun 1870 in MO; presumed to have died there pre-1880; she was not listed in 1880 Census. RN=9592. Single; no children.

     443         x.   Avery Jacob 5 Bess. Born 30 Dec 1872 in MO; died 19 Jul 1957 in Glen Allen, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=9593. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed by death certificate.]  Married (1) Joe Ellen Winter on 29 Nov 1896 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=9614. She was born Aug 1873 in KY; died in 1930 in St. Francois Co., MO. Married (2) Mrs. Vernetta Thomasson on 12 May 1935, place unknown. RN=9615. She was born 30 Oct 1879 in Glen Allen, Bollinger Co., MO; died 5 Jun 1962 in Lutesville, Bollinger Co., MO. She is buried at Glen Allen Cemetery, Glen Allen, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 4: Dates confirmed by death certificate.]  Both Avery and Joe are buried at Parkview Cemetery, Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     444        xi.   Dines 5 Bess. Born 2 May 1874 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 16 Nov 1966 in Hannibal, Marion Co., MO. RN=9594. Married Hattie Belle Minter on 7 Aug 1898, place unknown. RN=12573. She was born 28 Jun 1878 in KY; died 28 Jan 1952 in Sikeston, Scott Co., MO. Both Dines and Hattie are buried at Baker Cemetery, Lutesville, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

126.       Edward B.5 Bess. (Jacob I 4, John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1835 in MO; died 1881 in Madison Co., MO. RN=5960. 1850 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO, 1860, 1870 Census, Bollinger Co., MO, 1880 Census, Madison Co., MO.

 

               Married Jane Sanders ca 1857 in MO. RN=5996. She was born ca 1840 in NC; death date and place unknown. Burial locations unknown. Children:

 

     445          i.   Rose Ann 5 Bess. Born 20 Nov 1857 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 18 Jul 1939 in Potosi, Washington Co., MO. RN=5999. Married Elijah P. Albright on 1 Sep 1875 in Madison Co., MO. RN=9600. He was born 11 Oct 1851 in MO; died 12 Dec 1918 in Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. Both Rose and Elijah are buried at Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Descendants unknown.

     446         ii.   Mary F.5 Bess. Born ca 1859 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5997. Descendants unknown.

     447        iii.   Catherine 5 Bess. Born ca 1860 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5998. Descendants unknown.

     448        iv.   Albert Ransom 5 Bess. Born ca 1861 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6000. Descendants unknown.

     449         v.   Caroline 5 Bess. Born ca 1865 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6002. Descendants unknown.

     450        vi.   Hugh 5 Bess. Born ca 1868 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6001. Descendants unknown.

     451       vii.   Barbara Rhoda “Rodia” 5 Bess. Born 25 Oct 1870 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; died 27 Jan 1934 in Jefferson Co., MO. RN=6003. Married Joseph Clarence LaBrot on 15 Apr 1889 in Madison Co., MO. RN=9601. He was born 26 Sep 1861 in Mine La Motte, Madison Co., MO; died 14 Jan 1933 in Jefferson Co., MO. [NOTE 2: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Both Rhoda and Joseph are buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     452     viii.   Malinda Caroline “Callie” 5 Bess. Born ca 1872 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6004. Married Robert E. Shaw on 19 Jan 1882 in Madison Co., MO. RN=9598. Descendants unknown.

     453        ix.   Guy A.5 Bess. Born May 1875 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6005. Married Ann Shetly on 8 Nov 1905 in Madison Co., MO. RN=9602. She was born ca 1884 in MO; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     454         x.   Edward 5 Bess. Born ca 1876 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6006. Descendants unknown.

     455        xi.   Nellie (or Nelly) 5 Bess. Born ca 1878 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6007. Married Joseph Belkins, date and place unknown. RN=9599. Descendants unknown.

 

127.       Daniel R.5 Bess. (Jacob I 4, John 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born Nov 1837 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=5961. [NOTE: Served as a Pvt. with Co.“B”, 4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry State Guard (1st Division), during the Civil War (Confederacy).] 1880 Census, Bollinger Co., MO, 1900 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO.

 

               Married Louise Caroline Masters on 18 Sep 1866 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6008. She was born Mar 1842 in MO; death date and place unknown. Burial locations unknown. Children:

 

     456          i.   Henry Edward 5 Bess. Born 7 Nov 1867 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died there16 Mar 1950. RN=6009. Married Louvina L. Stewart on 16 Feb 1893 in Jackson, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=9603. [NOTE 1: Her death certificate says her father’s surname was “Hatcher”, but marriage record says “Stewart”.] She was born 25 Sep 1856 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died there 1 Nov 1922. Both Henry and Louvina are buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Fruitland, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. [NOTE 2: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Descendants unknown.

+  457         ii.   Mary Angeline 5 Bess. RN=6010.

     458        iii.   Gillyann “Annie” J.5 Bess. Born ca 1870 in MO; died 7 Dec 1945 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. RN=6011. Married William Allen Smith, date and place unknown. RN=12879. He was born 11 Mar 1857 in Lawrence Co., TN; died 18 Jan 1921 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. [NOTE 3: William’s dates confirmed by death certificate.] Both ”Annie” and William are buried at Apple Creek Cemetery, Pocahontas, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     459        iv.   Napolean “Poley” 5 Bess. Born 4 Sep 1872 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; died 6 Nov 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=6012. Married Effie Alma Cowan on 10 Nov 1898 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=9604. She was born 31 Jan 1877 in Shawneetown, Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 14 Sep 1955 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Both “Poley” and Effie are buried at Apple Creek Cemetery, Pocahontas, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. [NOTE 4: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Descendants unknown.

     460         v.   Aaron 5 Bess. Born ca 1874 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6013. Descendants unknown.

     461        vi.   Cora M.5 Bess. Born ca 1878 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6014. Descendants unknown.

     462       vii.   Nancy Rosa 5 Bess. Born Apr 1880 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6015. Married Fritz Thompson, date and place unknown. RN=9606. Descendants unknown.

 

136.       Levi 5 Bess. (John II 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 26 Apr 1820 in Bernie, Stoddard Co., MO in MO; died 16 Feb 1865 in Alton, Madison Co., IL of rheumatic fever. RN=6025. [NOTE 1: Served as a Pvt., 7th Regiment, 7th MO Cavalry, during the Civil War (Confederacy); he was captured on 24 Oct 1864 in Mound City, Linn Co., KS and is buried at the Confederate Cemetery, North Alton, Madison Co., IL.] 1850 Census, Madison Co., MO, 1860 Census, Bollinger Co., MO.

 

               Married Barbara Whitener on 31 Dec 1843 in Madison Co., MO. RN=7010. She was born ca 1822 in MO; death date and place unknown. 1870 Census, Bollinger Co., MO, 1880 Census, Madison Co., MO. Burial location unknown. Children:

 

     463          i.   Rosana Henrietta 6 Bess. Born ca 1846 in Madison Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10227. Descendants unknown.

     464         ii.   Moses J.6 Bess. Born ca 1848 in Madison Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10228. Twin of RN=10229. Descendants unknown.

     465        iii.   Missouri Ellen 6 Bess. Born ca 1848 in Madison Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10229. Twin of RN=10228. Descendants unknown.

     466        iv.   Thomas R.6 Bess. Born ca 1851, probably in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10230. Descendants unknown.

     467         v.   Emeline “Emma” Catherine 6 Bess. Born 31 Aug 1853, probably in Bollinger Co., MO; died 7 Nov 1891, place unknown. RN=10231. Married  Dr. Jerome Caldwell Farrar ca 1880 in Marquand, Madison Co., MO. RN=11566. He was born 31 Oct 1854 in Perry Co., MO; died 8 Nov 1904 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Descendants unknown. [NOTE 2: Following Emeline’s death in 1891, Jerome married Emma Christina Barbara Kappler on 1 Oct 1894 in Stoddard Co., MO. (RN=11132). She was born 19 Dec 1864 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 4 Jul 1963 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co., MO.] Emeline is buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; Jerome and Emma are buried at Cruse Cemetery, Toga, Stoddard Co., MO. Dessendants unknown.  

     468        vi.   Cob Cole 6 Bess. Born ca 1856, probably in Bollinger  Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10232. Descendants unknown.

     469       vii.   Elijah C.6 Bess. Born ca 1862, probably in Bollinger  Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10233. Married Lizzie E. Whited on 7 Nov 1908 in St. Francois Co., MO. RN=11567. Descendants unknown.

 

141.       Robert Absalom 5 Bess. (John II 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1831 in MO; died pre-1880, place unknown. RN=6029. Likely a twin of RN=6030. 1860 Census, Madison Co., MO. [NOTE 1: In the 1880 Census of Madison Co., MO, Rebecca said she was a widow, but unable to locate the family in the 1870 Census.] [NOTE 2: Served as a Pvt., 47th MO Infantry Regimen,t during the Civil War (Union).]

 

               Married Rebecca Morris on 1 Sep 1853 in Madison Co., MO. RN=7007. She was born ca 1835 in MO; died 3 Apr 1913 in Coldwater, Wayne Co., MO. 1880 Census, Madison Co., MO; 1900, 1910 Censuses, Wayne Co., MO. She is buried at Coldwater Methodist Cemetery, Wayne Co., MO. [NOTE 3: Death date and place confirmed via death certificate.] Children:

 

+  470          i.   Emanuel 6 Bess. RN=6031.

     471         ii.   John 6 Bess. Born ca 1857 in Madison Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=7009. Descendants unknown.

     472        iii.   Burkdale (?) 6 Bess. Born ca 1859 in Madison Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10226. Descendants unknown.

 

143.       Hannah Pernecia 5 Bess. (John II 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1 Oct 1837 in MO; died 24 Jul 1914 in Perry Co., MO. RN=6033. 1850 Census, Madison Co., MO, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 Censuses, Perry Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Death certificate has birth as “21 Jul 1837”.]

 

               Married Peter L. Bess, son of John Jefferson Bess and Mary “Polly” Ann Summers, on 18 Oct 1855 in Madison Co., MO. RN=7006. [NOTE 2: He was her 2nd cousin.] Peter was born 20 Apr 1830 in Perry Co., MO; died 12 Feb 1912 in Yount Co., MO. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Both Hannah and Peter are buried at Yount Community Cemetery, Yount, Perry Co., MO. Children:

 

     473          i.   Mary Catherine 6 Bess. Born 10 Sep 1856 in Perry Co., MO; died 17 Jun 1935 in St. Mary, Perry Co., MO. RN=10234. Married James Peterson White on 23 Jul 1874 in Perry Co., MO. RN=10241. He was born 8 Feb 1851 in Madison Co., MO; died 24 Dec 1940 in Perry Co., MO. [NOTE 4: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Both Mary and James are buried at Yount Community Cemetery, Yount, Perry Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     474         ii.   America Caroline 6 Bess. Born 28 Feb 1858 in Perry Co., MO; died there 28 Oct 1943. RN=10235. Married James N. White on 23 Dec 1875 in Perry Co., MO. RN=10242. Descendants unknown.

     475        iii.   Fanny E.6 Bess. Born ca 1862 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10236. Married William N. Crabtree on 28 Oct 1880 in Perry Co., MO. RN=10243. Descendants unknown.

     476        iv.   Alexander 6 Bess. Born 12 Jun 1863 in Perry Co., MO; died 6 Nov 1911 in Desloge, St. Francois Co., MO. RN=9164. Married Louisa J. Miles on 17 Feb 1885 in Perry Co., MO. RN=10244. [NOTE 5: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] He is buried at Masonic Cemetery, Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO; her burial location unknown. Descendants unknown.

     477         v.   Eliza J.6 Bess. Born ca 1866 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10237. Descendants unknown.

     478        vi.   William J.6 Bess. Born 1870 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10238. Descendants unknown.

     479       vii.   Daniel Jasper 6 Bess. Born 13 Oct 1872 in Perry Co., MO; died 18 Nov 1950 near Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO. RN=10239. Married Amanda Hester Mullins on 5 Aug 1897 in Perry Co., MO. RN=10245. She was born 14 Jul 1875 in Perry Co., MO; died 22 Dec 1960 in Bonne Terre, St. Francois Co., MO.  [NOTE 6: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Both Daniel and Amanda are buried at Parkview Cemetery, Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     480     viii.   Amanda 6 Bess. Born Oct 1876 in Perry Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=10240. Descendants unknown.

 

144.       Susannah Jane 5 Bess. (Michael 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born Dec 1822 in MO; died 8 Aug 1902 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6034. 1850 Census, Cape Girardeau Co., MO, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Bollinger Co., MO.

 

               Married Daniel Benjamin Crader, son of Samuel Crader and Elizabeth Moyers, ca 1839 in MO. Daniel was born 1820 in MO; died 1860 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6975. Both Susannah and Daniel are buried at Crader Cemetery, Huskey, Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

     481          i.   Jonas Henry 5 Crader. Born in 1841 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6976. Married Lucinda E. Kegley ca 1860 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6984. She was born ca 1841 in MO; died 16 Jun 1900 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Jonas and Lucinda are buried at the Crader Cemetery, Huskey, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     482         ii.   Jackson Marion 5 Crader. Born 17 Feb 1843 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 6 Apr 1919 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6977. Married Clarissa Catherine Crader, daughter of John Crader and Nancy Stepp, on 12 Feb 1864 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6982. She was born 22 Dec 1847 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 26 Jan 1918. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] They were 1st cousins. Both Jackson and Clarissa are buried at the Crader Cemetery, Huskey, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     483        iii    Cynthia Elizabeth 5 Crader. Born 6 Nov 1844 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 23 Jun 1930 in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6978. [NOTE 2: Dates confirmed by death certificate.] Married James Henry Fox ca 1866 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6987. He was born 6 Apr 1836 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 30 Jan 1908 in Huskey, Bollinger Co., MO. Both Cynthia and James are buried at Crader Cemetery, Huskey, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     484        iv.   Lucinda “Cinda” Catherine 5 Crader. Born 11 Aug 1852 in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO; died 2 Oct 1930 in Oran, Scott Co., MO. RN=6979. Married John Henry Allen on 19 Jun 1881 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=9215. He was born 15 Feb 1857 in Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., MO; died 12 Aug 1940 in Scott Co., MO. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Both Lucinda and John are buried at Bailey Cemetery, Huskey, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     485         v.   Margarite “Peg” Jane 5 Crader. Born 16 Jun 1856 in MO; died 23 Sep 1927 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=9216. Married Thomas Brown, date and place unknown. RN=9217. He was born 28 Sep 1856, place unknown; died 1 Sep 1930 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Both Margarite and Thomas are buried at Crader Cemetery, Huskey, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 4: Dates confirmed by death certificates.] Descendants unknown.       

     486         v.   Sarah Ellender 5 Crader. Born Mar 1860 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 14 Jan 1920 in Oran, Scott Co., MO. RN=6980. Buried at Crader Cemetery, Huskey, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 5: Dates confirmed by death certificate.] Single; no children.

           

165.       Barbra Caroline 5 Sitzes. (Catherine “Kate” Bess Sitzes 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 12 Feb 1833 in MO; died 25 Apr 1905 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6052.

 

               Married William B. Rhodes pre-1850 in MO. RN=6997. William was born 15 Oct 1828 in MO; died 11 Nov 1907 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Both Barbra and Willam are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

     487        i.     Peter 6 Rhodes. Born 20 Jan 1850 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 22 Apr 1906. RN=12883. Married Lear Merseane “Learan” Moxley on 6 Nov 1873 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12909. She was born Feb 1843 in MO; died 15 Jan 1929 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Peter and “Learan” are  buried at Plainview Community Cemetery, Hurricane, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     488       ii.     Sarah 6 Rhodes. Born 19 Oct 1854 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 3 Sep 1916. RN=12884. Married George Washington Moore on 26 Jan 1877 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12910. He was born 1 Jun 1855 in MO; died 26 Jul 1936 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Both Sarah and George are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Descendants unknown.

     489      iii.     Jacob 6 Rhodes. Born 1860 in Bollinger Co., MO; died in 1937, probably in Bollinger Co., MO, but unable to locate death certificate. RN=12885. Married Emma C. Hanson on 16 Dec 1886 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12911. She was born 19 Jun 1867 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 14 Jul 1956. [NOTE 2: Her dates confirmed via death certificate.] Both Jacob and Emma are buried at Glen Allen Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     490      iv.     Amos 6 Rhodes. Born 7 Jul 1863 in MO; died 6 Apr 1931, place unknown. RN=12886. Married Alice  P. Davault on 17 Sep 1890 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12912. She was born 17 Mar 1872 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 12 May 1942. Both Amos and Alice are buried at Plainview Community Cemetery, Hurricane, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 3: Her dates confirmed via death certificate.] Descendants unknown.

     491       v.     Catherine 6 Rhodes. Born ca 1866 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12887. Descendants unknown.

     492      vi.     Rebecca 6 Rhodes. Born ca 1869 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12888. Descendants unknown.

     493     vii.     Elizabeth R.6 Rhodes. Born ca 1873 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12889. Descendants unknown.

 

166.       Mary Jane 5 Sitzes. (Catherine “Kate” Bess Sitzes 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 8 Nov 1834 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 6 Aug 1910 in Natome. Osborne Co., KS. RN=6050. She is buried at Natoma Cemetery, Natoma, Osborne Co., KS.  

 

               Married Thomas Alfred Punch ca 1859 in MO. RN=7002. He was born 3 Jul 1835 in NC; died 18 Apr 1899 in Fruitland, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. He is buried at Niswonger Cemetery, Fruitland, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Children:

 

     494        i.     Elmirah Elizabeth 6 Punch. Born 30 Dec 1863 in Madison Co., MO; died 30 Dec 1913 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=12881. Married David Frederick Limbaugh on 24 Jan 1882 in MO. RN=12882. He was born 18 Aug 1858 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 25 Jul 1933 in Dunklin Co., MO. Both Elmirah and David are buried at Niswonder Cemetery, Fruitland, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

167.       Edward Allen 5 Sitzes, Sr. (Catherine “Kate” Bess Sitzes 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 16 Nov 1837 in Madison Co., MO; died 20 Dec 1918 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6051.

 

               Married Frances Angeline Sanders ca 1860 in MO. RN=6996. She was born 23 Aug 1838 in MO; died 6 Aug 1905 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Edward and Frances are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. Children:                                                                             

 

     495        i.     John Monroe 6 Sitzes. Born 27 May 1861 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 2 May 1936. RN=12890. Married Mary Ann Welker on 4 Oct 1883 in Bollinger Co. MO. RN=12913. She was born 31 Jul 1867 (her tombstone says 1867 but her DC says 1868) in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; died there 23 May 1947. Both John and Mary are buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Descendants unknown.

     496       ii.     Edward Allen “Bert” 6 Sitzes, Jr. Born 16 Sep 1863 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 11 Mar 1890 in MO. RN=12891. Married Sophia Elizabeth Hansen on 19 Mar 1888 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12914. She was born Jun 1870 in MO; death date and place unknown. He is buried at Old Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 2: Edward died 2 years after the marriage and Sophia married James N. Hartsell (No RN).] Descendants, if any, unknown.

     497      iii.     Jacob Marion 6 Sitzes. Born 4 Nov 1868 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 10 Aug 1941 in Sikeston, Scott Co., MO. RN=12892. Married Ann Madolyn Whitener on 28 Feb 1917 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12915. She was born 11 Oct 1891 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 11 Jul 1967 in Sikeston, Scott Co., MO. Both Jacob and Ann are buried at Sikeston City Cemetery, Sikeston, Scott Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     498      iv.     Wade Hampton 6 Sitzes. Born 27 May 1871 (his DC says 1873) in Bollinger Co., MO; died 25 Feb 1948 in Scott Co., MO. RN=12893. Married Neva Estelle Smith, date and place unknown. RN=12916. She was born 25 Sep 1880 in Raleigh, Saline Co., IL; died 5 Nov 1962 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Both Wade and Neva are buried at Sikeston City Cemetery, Sikeston, Scott Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

169.       Benjamin Franklin “Frank” 5 Sitzes. (Catherine “Kate” Bess Sitzes 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 22 Mar 1840 in MO; died 22 Dec 1912 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6056. 1880 Census, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed via death certificate.]

 

               Married Margaret Caroline Moyers on 26 Aug 1869 in Madison Co., MO. RN=6998. She was born 12 Jun 1846 in MO; died 24 Dec 1922 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both “Frank” and Margaret are buried at Old Trace Creek Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

     499        i.     Joseph A.6 Sitzes. Born 15 Jan 1871 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 21 Apr 1929. RN=12894. Buried at Old Trace Creek Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Married Mary E. Lawson on 20 Mar 1895, place unknown. RN=3846. Both Joseph and Mary are buried at Old Trace Creek Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     500       ii.     Noah Franklin 6 Sitzes. Born 21 Feb 1872 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 22 Oct 1952 in Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO. RN=12895. [NOTE 2: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Married Lucretia Ann Huffman on 24 Dec 1891 in MO. RN=12917. She was born 16 Dec 1876, place unknown; died 26 May 1973, place unklnown. Both Noah and Lucretia are buried at IOOF Cemetery, Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     501      iii.     Carter L.6 Sitzes. Born 11 Jul 1875 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 31 May 1907. RN=12896. Married Cora Ann Goodson on 2 Jun 1901 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12918. She was born 10 Dec 1879, place unknown; died 28 Nov 1955 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Carter and Cora are buried at Old Trace Creek Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     502      iv.     Mary E.6 Sitzes. Born ca 1877 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12897. Descendants unknown.

     503       v.     Juan 6 Sitzes. Born ca 1878 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12898. Descendants unknown.

     504      vi.     Hiram S.6 Sitzes. Born 31 Jan 1880 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 25 Sep 1956 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=12899. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Buried at Fairmount Cemetery, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Married Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ira Sample ca 1907 in MO. RN=12920. Birth date and place unknown; died pre-Sep 1956, place unknown. Hiram is buried at Fairmount Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

170.       Jacob 5 Sitzes. (Catherine “Kate” Bess Sitzes 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1843 in MO; died 15 May 1887, place unknown. RN=6054. 1880 Census, Bollinger Co., MO.

 

               Married Adaline Moyers on 24 Mar 1871 in Madison Co., MO. She was born ca 1848 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6995. Children:

 

     505        i.     Henry A.6 Sitzes. Born 4 Mar 1872 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 4 Dec 1907 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12900. Married Dora A. Yount on 5 Jul 1894 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12921. She was born ca 1875, place unknown; death date and place unknown. He is buried at Old Trace Creek Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     506       ii.     Mary J.6 Sitzes. Born ca 1874 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12901. Descendants unknown.

     507      iii.     Edward Monroe 6 Sitzes. Born 27 Oct 1875 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 26 Sep 1948 in Sikeston, Scott Co., MO. RN=12902. [NOTE: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Married Carry ?, date and place unknown. RN=12922. He is buried at Old Trace Cemetery, Sikeston, Scott Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     508      iv.     Alford V.6 Sitzes. Born ca 1877 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12903. Descendants unknown.

     509       v.     Jacob Napoleon “Poly” 6 Sitzes. Born 25 Feb 1879 in Bessville, Bollinger Co., MO; died 4 Oct 1952 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. RN=12904. Married Sarah Caroline Pulliam on 3 Apr 1904, place unknown. RN=12923. She was born 2 Jul 1883 in Bollinger Co.,MO; died 30 Jan 1945 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO. Both “Poly” and Sarah are buried at Hurricane Fork Cemetery, Hurricane, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     510      vi.     Minina C.6 Sitzes. Born Mar 1880 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12905. Descendants unknown.

     511     vii.     Willie Dines 6 Sitzes. Born 1888 in MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12919. Married Minnie Sophia Schell on 10 Oct 1906 in MO. RN=12924. She was born 28 Apr 1888 in MO; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

 

171.       Lawson Monroe 5 Sitzes, Jr. (Catherine “Kate” Bess Sitzes 4, John I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1846 in Madison Co., MO; died 1899 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=6055. 1880 Census, Madison Co., MO.

              

               Married Sarah Jane Goodson on 8 Apr 1869 in Madison Co., MO. RN=6994. She was born 6 Jul 1853 in Madison Co., MO; died 23 Nov 1931 in Bollinger Co., MO. Both Lawson and Sarah are buried at New Trace Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Children:

 

     512        i.     William “Willie S.6 Sitzes. Born 18 Sep 1870 in Madison Co., MO; died there 17 Jun 1892. RN=12906. Buried at New Trace Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Single; no children.

     513       ii.     Walter 6 Sitzes. Born ca 1873 in Madison Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12907. [NOTE: He appears in the 1880 Census of Madison County as age “7” but no other record of him has been located to-date; possibly died young, but not confirmed.] Descendants, if any, unknown.

     514      iii.     Robert Lee 6 Sitzes. Born 16 Jun 1875 in Madison Co., MO; died 29 Dec 1958 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12908. Married Virginia “Jennie” Elizabeth Cloninger on 6 Feb 1898 in MO. RN=12925. She was born 23 Jan 1883 in Madison Co., MO; died 30 Dec 1958 in Bolliger Co., MO. Both Robert and “Jennie” are buried at New Trace Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     515      iv.     Maude M.6 Sitzes. Born 5 Aug 1880 in Madison Co., MO; died 8 Feb 1959, place unknown. RN=12926. Married Leander Lee Sitzes, date and place unknown. RN=12927. He was born 12 Aug 1874 in Bollinger Co., MO; died there 4 Jul 1958. Both Maude and Leander are buried at Old Trace Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Glenallen, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

176.       William B.5 Best. (Jonathan II 4, Jonathan I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 24 Apr 1843 in Alabama; died 25 Mar 1901 in Marshall Co., MS. RN=3355. 1860 Census, Tunica Co., MS; 1870, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Marshall Co., MS.

 

               Married Elizabeth Mackey (or McKie or McKey), daughter of Thomas McKey and Martha Isom, on 22 Sep 1847 in Shelby Co., TN. RN=3356. [NOTE 1: Marriage record has “Mackey”.] Burial locations unknown. Children:

 

     516        i.     Martha Ann “Mattie” Elizabeth 6 Best. Born 23 Sep 1848 in Tennessee; died 1935, place unknown. RN=3358. Married William M. Green on 4 Jun 1881 in Marshall Co., MS. RN=3359. Descendants unknown.

     517       ii.     Marsilles Frances 6 Best. Born 4 Apr 1850 in Tennessee; death date and place unknown. RN=3360. Descendants unknown.

     518      iii.     Simon Turner 6 Best. Born 27 Jul 1852 in Mississippi; death date and place unknown. RN=3361. Descendants unknown.

     519      iv.     Thomas 6 Best. Born 20 Dec 1854 in Mississippi; death date and place unknown. RN=3362. Married Rachael Bowen on 3 Oct 1874 in Tallahatchie Co., MS. RN=3363. Descendants unknown.

     520       v.     Sarah “Sallie” Isabella 6 Best. Born 11 Apr 1858 in Mississippi; died 4 Aug 1930 in Walhill, Marshall Co., MS. RN=1195. Married Genatus Justus Jones, son of Wyatt Hawkins Jones and Mary Cornelia Goodwin, on 8 Apr 1877 in Wallhill, Marshall Co., MS. RN=652. [NOTE 2: Refer to Jones genealogy for details.]

     521      vi.     Willie Florence 6 Best. Born 23 Aug 1861 in Mississippi; death date and place unknown. RN=3366. Descendants unknown.

 

177.       William Porter 5 Best. (Abijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 21 Jan 1825, Lauderdale Co., AL; died 9 Nov 1913 in Judsonia, White Co., AR. RN=638. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Marshall County, MS, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 Censuses, White County, AR. William, along with three of his five wives, are buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Judsonia, White Co., AR.

 

               Married (1) Elizabeth J. Petty on 9 Mar 1845, Marshall Co., MS. Elizabeth was born 8 Oct 1827 in Tennessee; died post-May 1848, probably in Marshall Co., MS. RN=1208. Children:

 

     522        i.     Alonzo M.6 Best. Born Nov 1845, probably in Marshall Co., MS; died before Sep 1850, probably in Marshall Co., MS. RN=3089. Single; no children.

     523       ii.     Elizabeth M.6 Best. Born ca 1846 in Mississippi; death date and place unknown. RN=1809. Descendants unknown.

+  524      iii.     William Washington Burroughs 6 Best. RN=924.

 

Married (2) Elizabeth J. Young on 21 Jan 1847 in Shelby Co., TN. RN=1209. Elizabeth was born 8 Oct 1827 in TN; died 7 Jan 1876 in Judsonia, White Co., AR. Buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Judsonia, White Co., AR. Children:

 

+ 525        i.     Sarah “Sallie” 6 Best. RN=927.

+  526                ii.               Katherine N. 6 Best. RN=925.

+  527                iii.              Felix B.6 Best. RN=928.  

+  528                iv.              Cora 6 Best. RN=926.

 

               Married (3) Taritha Doolan on 22 Apr 1877 in Judsonia, White Co., AR. RN=2581. Taritha was born 1 Dec 1842, place unknown; died 5 Oct 1878 in Judsonia, White Co., AR. Married previously; maiden name unknown. Buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Judsonia, White Co., AR. No known children.

 

Married (4) Aurelia May Sharpe on 1 Apr 1879 in White Co., AR. RN=2580. Aurelia was born ca 1850 in TN; died 23 Jan 1881 in Judsonia, White Co., AR. Buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Judsonia, White Co., AR. Children.

 

+  529        i.     Lela Clyde 6 Best. RN=3090.

 

Married (5) Lucy J. Blakemore on 8 Dec 1881 in Judsonia, White Co., AR. Birth and death dates unknown. RN=2582. No children.

 

178.       Berry Ozro 5 Best. (Abijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 6 Aug 1826 in Lauderdale Co., AL; died 30 May 1901 in Tallahatchie Co., MS. RN=639. 1850 Census, Marshall Co., MS, 1870, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Tallahatchie Co., MS. Occupation: Farmer. 1850 Census, Marshall County, MS (Southern Division). [NOTE 1: Served with Mosley's Regiment (MS) during Civil War (Confederacy); also served with Co."I", 1st MS Volunteers during the Mexican War.] [NOTE 2: He died as a result of a fall from a train; he had been attending a meeting of Confederate veterans in Memphis, TN. His body was found the next day.]

 

               Married Martha Elizabeth Narcissa Stephens, daughter of Dennis Stephens and Jane Hudson, on 20 Dec 1848, Marshall Co., MS. Martha was born 22 Dec 1828 in Williamson Co., TN; died 16 Jul 1906 in Tallahatchie Co., MS. RN=1199. Both Berry and Martha are buried at the Bethel Cemetery, Enid-Teasdale, Tallahatchie Co., MS. Children:

 

+  530        i.     Azalee E.6 Best. RN=1211.

+  531       ii.     Lafayette Ozro 6 Best. RN=1210.

     532      iii.     James Taylor 6 Best. Born 25 Mar 1858 in Marshall Co., MS; died 22 Jan 1942 in Tallahatchie Co., MS. RN=1213. Married Cora E. Covington Martin on 16 Dec 1884 in Tallahatchie Co., MS. RN=3023. She was born ca 1857 in MS; died 5 Jul 1930 in Tallahatchie Co., MS. Both James and Cora are buried at Bethel Cemetery, Enid-Teasdale, Tallahatchie Co., MS. No children. 

+  533      iv.     Walter Robert 6 Best, M.D. RN=1217. 

+  534       v.     Mary Euphemia 6 Best. RN=1212.

+  535      vi.     Cecilia Abbazenia 6 Best. RN=1214.

+  536     vii.     Leilia Catherine 6 Best. RN=2583.

+  537    viii.     Romelia Alverado 6 Best. RN=2694.

 

180.       Joanna 5 Best. (Abijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 7 Mar 1830 in Lauderdale Co., AL; died 27 Jan 1901 in Oglesby, Coryell Co., TX. RN=640. 1860, 1870 Censuses, Marshall Co., MS, 1900 Census, Coryell Co., TX.

 

               Married  Joseph Stanley McAnulty on 19 Dec 1848 in Marshall Co., MS.  Joseph was born 7 Nov 1821 in Cabarras Co., NC; died Jan 1901 in Oglesby, Coryell Co., TX. RN=1200. Both Joseph and Joanna are buried at Post Oak Cemetery, Oglesby, Coryell Co., TX. Children:

 

+  538          i.   Janette L. 6 McAnulty. RN=2584.

+  539         ii.   Jane Medora 6 McAnulty. RN=1219.

     540        iii.   Joseph Abijah 6 McAnulty. RN=1220. Born 25 Jul 1855 in Marshall Co., MS; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown. 

     541        iv.   John William 6 McAnulty. RN=2695. Born 29 Oct 1857 in Marshall Co., MS; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

+  542         v.   Johnnie Joanna 6 McAnulty. RN=1218.

     543        vi.   Charles P. 6 McAnulty. RN=3101. Born in 1862 in Marshall Co., MS; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

 + 544       vii.   Robert William 6 McAnulty. RN=3102.

     545     viii.   Johanna 6 McAnulty. RN=4530. Born ca 1869 in Marshall Co., MS; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.  

+  546        ix.   Berry Lee 6 McAnulty. RN=3103.

     547         x.   Jimmie 6  McAnulty. RN=3105. Birth and death dates and places unknown. Descendants unknown.  

 

181.       Washington Marion 5 Best. (Abijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 6 Nov 1831, in Lauderdale Co., AL; died 15 Nov 1916 in Bronte, Coke Co., TX. RN=642. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed by death certificate.] 1850, 1860, 1870 Censuses, Marshall Co., MS, 1880 Census, White Co., AR, 1900 Census, Coke Co., TX. [NOTE 2: Served with Fort's Scouts (MS) during Civil War (Confederacy).]

 

Married Susan Malinda Anderson, daughter of Andrew and Mary (?) Anderson, on 14 Feb 1854 in Marshall Co., MS. RN=1202. Susan was born 27 Jan 1835 in Marshall Co., MS; died 2 Apr 1923 In Bronte, Coke Co., TX. Both Washington and Susan are buried at Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Coke Co., TX. Children:

 

+  548          i.   Susan Rosanna 6 Best. RN=1223.

     549         ii.   M. E.6 Best. RN=3123. Born 1856, place unknown; died 1858, place unknown. Single; no children.

+  550        iii.   Andrew Marion 6  Best. RN=1222.

     551        iv.   Alice Alcora 6 Best. RN=3125. Born 1862, place unknown; died 1866, place unknown. Single; no children.

+  552         v.   George Washington 6  Best. RN=1224.

+ 553        vi.   Gustavous Adolphus 6  Best. RN=1225.

+  554       vii.   Robert J.6  Best. RN=3136.

 

182.       John Westley 5 Best. (Abijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1833 in Lauderdale Co., AL; died 1 Jun 1910 in White Co., AR. RN=643. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Marshall Co., MS. [NOTE 1: Served with Co. “G”, 17th MS Infantry during the Civil War.] [NOTE 2: Per the 1900 Census of White Co., AR, there is almost a 15-year gap between the births of his two known sons. His second son was listed in the 1900 Census as “Brother”. In the absence of a death date for his wife, Nancy, his second son may have been by a second wife, but not confirmed!] He was living with his son, John Bunyan, in the 1910 Census of White Co., AR (16 Apr 1910). Buried at Bethesda Cemetery, Rose Bud, White Co., AR.

 

               Married Nancy Jane Strickland on 15 Jan 1864 in Marshall Co., MS. Nancy was born 9 Nov 1844, place unknown; died in 1883, place unknown. RN=1203. Children:

 

+  555          i.   Joseph Lee 6 Best. RN=1226.

+  556         ii.   John Bunyan 6 Best. RN=1227.

 

184.       Charles Burrow 5 Best. (Abijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 10 Jan 1835 in Marshall Co., MS; died 7 Jun 1917 in Newport, Jackson Co., AR. RN=12. 1850, 1860, 1870 Censuses, Marshall Co., MS, 1900, 1910 Censuses, Jackson Co., AR. Occupation: Merchant. [NOTE: Served with Co. “G”, 17th MS Infantry. during Civil War (Confederacy); wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Co., VA on 7 May 1864.]

 

               Married Mary Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Wyatt Hawkins “Hawk” Jones and Mary Cornelia “Neely” Goodwin, on 19 Dec 1865 in Marshall Co., MS. Born 12 Mar 1846 in Wall Hill, MS; died 17 Jun 1927 in Newport, Jackson Co., AR. RN=13. Both Charles and Mary are buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Newport, Jackson Co., AR. Children:

 

     557          i.   Charles 6 Best. Born 6 Mar 1868 in Marshall Co., MS; died there 28 Nov 1868.  RN=611. Buried at Tallaloosa Cemetery, Marshall Co., MS. Single; no children.

+  558         ii.   Charles Winfield 6 Best. RN=612.

+  559        iii.   Robert Marion 6 Best. RN=6.

+  560        iv.   Donnie  Easton 6 Best. RN=613.

+  561         v.   Edwin (or Edward) Quil 6 Best. RN=614.

+  562        vi.   Berry Joseph 6 Best. RN=615.

+  563       vii.   Jewell Simpson 6 Best. RN=616.

+  564     viii.   Ira D.6 Best. RN=617.

     565        ix.   Perla Lorena 6 Best.  Born 28 Feb 1888, place unknown; died 1969 in Jackson Co., AR. RN=618. Married Donnell James Ethridge on 7 Jul 1907 in Jackson Co., AR. RN=1271. Donnell was born 12 Mar 1882 in AR; died 30 Mar 1945 in Newport, Jackson Co., AR. 1930, 1940 Censuses, Jackson Co., AR. Children: Adopted Lottie Perla Best (see #434 below). RN=1265. Both Donnell and Perla are buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Newport, Jackson Co., AR. No other children.

 

185.       Martha E.5 Best. (Abijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1839 near Wall Hill, Marshall Co., MS; death date and place unknown. RN=645. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Marshall Co., MS.

 

               Married Thomas N. Brown Sr. on 22 Jul 1868 in Marshall Co., MS.  RN=1205. [NOTE: Unable to locate the family in the 1870 Census.] Children:

 

+  566          i.   Thomas N.6 Brown Jr. RN=1228.

 

186.       Sarah Jane “Jennie” Beam 5 Best. (Abijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born May 1842 in Wall Hill, Marshall Co., MS; died 1 Jul 1907 in Conway, Faulkner Co., AR. RN=646. 1850, 1860, 1870 Censuses, Marshall Co., MS, 1880 Census, Marion Co., AR, 1900 Census, Faulkner Co., AR.

 

               Married (1) Archibald Melville Roberson (or Robison or Robeson) on 29 Jan 1859 in Marshall Co., MS. RN=1206. He was born ca 1833 in NC; killed in action on 3 May 1863, probably in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania Co., VA. [NOTE 1: Served during the Civil War (Confederacy) as a Pvt. with Co. “G”, 17th MS Infantry.] Children:

 

+  567          i.       Archibald “Archie” William 6 Roberson. RN=1229.

+  568         ii.       Winfield B.6  Roberson. RN=1230.

 

               Married (2) David C. Parker, son of Ephraim and Elizabeth (?) Parker, ca 1865; place unknown. RN=1207.  David was born in Mar 1846 in NC; died 1921 in Faulkner Co., AR. [NOTE 2: Served with Co. “G”, 18th MS Infantry, during the Civil War (Confederacy).] 1870 Census, Marshall Co., MS, 1900 Census, Faulkner Co., AR. Both Sarah and David are buried at New Liberty Cemetery, Hamlet, Faulkner Co., AR. Children (per the 1900 Census, they had 11 children but only 8 still living; first two are assumed to have died young, leaving 2 unknown):

 

     569          i.   Cora 6 Parker. RN=1232. Birth/death dates/places unknown. Single; no children.

     570         ii.   Elizabeth 6 Parker. RN=1235. Birth/death dates/places unknown. Single; no children.

+  571        iii.   Robert A.6 Parker. RN=1233.  

+  572        iv.   Mary Ethel 6 Parker. RN=1231. 

     573        vi.   Saleda A.6 Parker. RN=9702. Born ca 1872 in AR; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

+  574         v.   James Madon 6 Parker. RN=1234. 

     575       vii.   Neoma B.6 Parker. RN=9703. Born ca 1874 in AR; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     576     viii.   Arkansas T.6 Parker. RN=9704. Born ca 1877 in AR; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     577        ix.   Delena F.6 Parker. RN=9705. Born ca 1879 in AR; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

 

189.       William Carroll 5 Best. (Charles “Charlie” 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born Oct 1823 in Lauderdale Co., AL; died 16 Jan 1864 in West Alton, Madison Co., IL. RN=3246. 1850 Census, Lauderdale Co., AL, 1860 Census, Hardin Co., TN. [NOTE 1: Served as a Pvt., Co. “A”, 7th TN Infantry which subsequently became the 21st Wilson’s Regiment in 1864, during the during the Civil War (Confederacy); captured in Hardin Co., TN on 27 Nov 1863 and died of smallpox in a POW camp in West Alton, Madison Co., IL.] [NOTE 2: Once infected with this highly contagious disease, prisoners were transported to a temporary hospital on a small island (Smallpox Island) formerly located immediately upstream of the current monument. The precise location of these soldier’s graves was unknown. Then, in 1935, a portion of the cemetery was inadvertently discovered during construction of the original locks and Dam #26 today. The remains of these Southern patriots rest beneath the regulation pool of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam. A monument is dedicated to their sacrifice and memory. This monument can be seen at: http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM17VJ_Smallpox_Island_Memorial_West_Alton_Missouri.]

 

Married (1) Mary Elizabeth Gordon on 21 Dec 1845 in Lawrence Co., TN.  RN=3247. Birth date/place unknown; died ca 1856, place unknown. Her burial location unknown. Children:

 

+ 578          i.   Charles Monroe 6 Best. RN=3254.

+  579         ii.   James Osro 6 Best. RN=3248.

+  580        iii.   Sarah C.6  Best. RN=3252.

+  581        iv.   John Gordon 6 Best. RN=3250.

 

               Married (2) Sarah L. Williams ca 1860, place unknown. RN=3259. Sarah was born ca 1838 in TN; death date and place unknown. Children:

 

     582         v.   Mary 6 Best. RN=3258. Mary was born in 1863 in Hardin Co., TN; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

 

190.       Sarah Ann “Sally” 5 Best. (Charles “Charlie” 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born Nov 1827 in AL; died 1901, place unknown. RN=3233. 1850, 1870 Censuses, Lauderdale Co., AL, 1880 Census, Cooke Co., TX, 1900 Census, Hunt Co., TX.

 

Married John Henry Gracy on 1 Aug 1847 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=3234. John was born in 1822 in AL; died in 1868 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Children:

 

     583          i.   Robert Duncan 6 Gracy. RN=2990. Born 23 Sep 1847 in AL; died 11 Aug 1926 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Married Susan L. Fisher on 16 Apr 1872 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=13463. She was born 3 Oct 1851 in Lauderdale Co., AL; died 17 Dec 1937 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL. Both Robert and Susan are buried at Center Star Cemetery, Center Star, Lauderdale Co., AL. Descendants unknown.

     584         ii.   Minerva Jane 6 Gracy. RN=3562. Born 1850 in AL; death date and place unknown. Married Charles Franklin Ham on 6 Oct 1868 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=4451. Descendants unknown.

     585        iii.   John H.6  Gracy. RN=3563. Born May 1852 in AL; death date and place unknown.  Descendants unknown.

     586        iv.   Benjamin Franklin 6 Gracy. RN=3564. Born 1854 in AL; death date and place unknown. Married Margaret Gray on 9 Aug 1869 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=4452. Descendants unknown.

     587        iv.   Joseph Wiley 6 Gracy. RN=3565. Born 1859 in AL; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     588         v.   Sarah Catherine 6 Gracy. RN=3566. Born 18 Feb 1860 in Lauderdale Co., AL; died 1 Feb 1940 in Lamb Co., TX. Married George I. Moyers on 24 Dec 1877 in Jackson Co., AR. RN=7273. He was born 21 Jan 1855 in TN; died 1 Oct 1928 in Hall Co., TX. 1900 Census, Hunt Co., TX. Per their death certificates, both Sarah and George are buried at Lakeview, Hall Co., TX but actual cemetery location is unknown. No known children.

     589        vi.   Mary Louise 6 Gracy. RN=3567. Born 1867 in AL; death date and place unknown.  Descendants unknown.

 

191.       James Ozro 5 Best. (Charles “Charlie” 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born Sep 1828 in Lauderdale Co., AL; died after Jun 1900 in Saline Co., AR. RN=3235. 1870 Census, Lauderdale Co., AL, 1900 Census, Union Co., AR. [NOTE 1: Unable to locate James in the 1880 Census.]

 

               Married (1) Nancy M. Hunt, daughter of Isaac and Martha (?) Hunt, on 17 Jan 1856 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=3236. She was born 1838 in TN; died pre-Jun 1880, place unknown. Burial locations unknown. Children:

 

     590          i.   John Henry 6 Best. RN=3568. Born ca 1860 in Lauderdale Co., AL; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     591         ii.   William 6 Best. RN=3569. Born ca 1864 in Lauderdale Co., AL; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     592        iii.   Mary “Fannie” 6  Best. RN=3570. Born ca 1866 in Lauderdale Co., AL; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     593        iv.   Samuel 6 Best. RN=3571. Born ca 1868 in Lauderdale Co., AL; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     594         v.   Thomas 6 Best. RN=3572. Born ca 1873 in Lauderdale Co., AL; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

 

               Married (2) Sarah J. Stewart pre-1883, place unknown. RN=4453. She was born 8 May 1851 in TN; died 25 Feb 1925 in Rattan, Pushmataha Co., OK. She is buried at the Rattan Cemetery, Rattan, Pushmataha Co., OK. 1910 Census, McCurtain Co., OK. [NOTE 2: Her tombstone says she was born in 1851 but the 1900 Census has her born “May 1843”.] Children:

 

+  595          i.   Elizabeth “Lizzie” 6 Best. RN=4455.

+  596         ii.   Isabelle “Izzie” 6 Best. RN=4454.

     597        iii.   Charley Heston 6 Best. Born 1883 in McKinney, Collin Co., TX; died 8 Sep 1950 in Antlers, Pushmataha Co., OK. RN=4456. [NOTE 2: There is considerable variation on his actual birth date; the 1900 Census has him born “1883”; his tombstone says he was born in “1887”; his WWI Draft Registration Card has “28 Oct 1896. In the absence of more defintive information, the 1900 Census date will be used here.] At about age 60, he married a widow named May ?, with several grown children. RN=9258. She was born 1883, place unknown; died 1958 in Antlers, Pushmataha Co., OK. Both Charlie and May are buried at Antlers Cemetery, Antlers, Pushmataha Co., OK. Charley and May had no children.

 

192.       Minerva 5 Best. (Charles “Charlie” 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A).  Born 8 Aug 1829 in Lauderdale Co., AL; died 17 Feb 1882 in Dexter, Cooke Co., TX. RN=3239. 1850 Census, Lauderdale Co., AL, 1860 Census, Quachita Co., AR, 1880 Census, Cooke Co., TX. She is buried at Hibbit Cemetery, Sturgeon Co., TX.

 

               Married William L. Meler, son of John Meler, on 24 Apr 1846 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=3240. William was born ca 1825 in TN; died 1885 in Dexter, Cooke Co., TX. His burial location unknown. Children:

 

+  598          i.   John C.6 Meler. RN=3573.

+  599         ii.   William Henry 6 Meler. RN=3574.

+  600        iii.   James Frank 6  Meler. RN=3575.

     601        iv.   George L.6  Meler. RN=4925. Born ca 1858, probably Lauderdale Co., AL; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.        

+  602         v.   Charles Washington 6  Meler. RN=3792.

     603        vi.   Thomas Marion 6  Meler. Born 12 Dec 1865 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR; died 15 Jan 1957 in Cordell, Washita Co., OK. RN=3821. Buried at Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell, Washita Co., OK. Descendants unknown.

     604       vii.   Amanda Ann 6  Meler. Born 14 Feb 1867 in Van Buren, Crawford Co., AR; died 27 Oct 1946 in Minco, Grady Co., OK. RN=3889. Married Pressley M. Tennison, date and place unknown. RN=14126. He was born 24 Feb 1859, place unknown; died 7 Oct 1918 in Grady Co., OK. Amaanda is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Minco, Grady Co., ,OK; Pressley is buried at Ninneka Cemetery, Ninneka, Grady Co., OK. Descendants unknown.

+  605     viii.   Minerva Jane 6  Meler. RN=3755. 

 

193.       Charlotte 5 Best. (Charles “Charlie” 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born Oct 1831 in Lauderdale Co., AL; death date and place unknown. RN=3242. 1850, 1860, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Lauderdale Co., AL.

 

               Married Gabriel Winston Butler Jr., son of Gabriel “Old Gabe” Winston Butler Sr. and (?) Littrell, on 1 Nov 1853 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=3243. Gabriel was born ca 1830 in AL; died 6 Apr 1872 in Alabama. Gabriel Jr. had been married previously to Sarah Ann Bevis on 24 Jan 1849 in Lauderdale Co., AL; there were no children. Sarah’s birth and death dates are unknown. RN=4930. Children:

 

     606          i.   Sally Ann “Sis” 6 Butler.  RN=3576. Born 1854 in Lauderdale Co., AL; death date and place unknown. Married John B. Lamar on 30 May 1880 in Lauderdale Co., AL. RN=4891. Descendants unknown.

+  607         ii.   John R.6  Butler. RN=3580.

     608        iii.   Mary Susan 6  Butler. RN=3577. Birth and death dates unknown, but died young.

     609        iv.   Minervy Jane 6 Butler. RN=3578. Birth and death dates unknown. Descendants unknown. 

     610         v.   Callie 6 Butler. RN=3579. Birth and death dates unknown, but died at the age of 40. Single; no children.

+  611        vi.   Charles G.6  Butler. RN=3581.

 

194.       John W.5 Best. (Elijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1825 in AL; died after 1880, probably in TN. RN=7354. 1850 Census, Shelby Co., TN, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Lauderdale Co., TN.

 

               Married (1) Martha C. Sanders on 8 Aug 1849 in Shelby Co., TN. RN=7357. Martha was born ca 1831 in TN; died after Sep 1860 in TN. Children:

 

     612          i.   Elizabeth 6 Best. Born ca 1850 in TN; death date and place unknown. RN=7358. Descendants unknown.

     613         ii.   Robert A.6 Best. Born ca 1852 in TN; death date and place unknown. RN=7359. Descendants unknown.

+  614        iii.   Pearlina 6 Best. RN=7360.

     615        iv.   John 6 Best. Born ca 1854 in TN; death date and place unknown. RN=7361. Descendants unknown.

     616         v.   Elijah 6 Best. Born ca 1857 in TN; death date and place unknown. RN=7362. Descendants unknown.

     617        vi.   Mary 6 Best. Born ca 1859 in Lauderdale Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=7363. Descendants unknown.

 

               Married (2) Elizabeth J. (or Sarah) Hutchison on 5 Aug 1861 in Lauderdale Co., TN. RN=7364. Sarah was born ca 1837 in TN; died ca 1871 in Lauderdale Co., TN. Children:

 

     618          i.   Sarah 6 Best. Born ca 1863 in Lauderdale Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=7365. Descendants unknown.

 

               Married (3) C. T.Sophronia” McMahan on 6 Nov 1872 in Haywood Co., TN. RN=7366. Born ca 1835 in TN; death date and place unknown.  Children:

 

     619          i.   Eugene 6 Best. Born 14 Mar 1874 in Lauderdale Co., TN; died 1 Dec 1934 in Lauderdale Co., TN. RN=12313. Buried at Asbury Cemetery, Lauderdale Co., TN. Descendants unknown.

     620         ii.   Albert 6 Best. Born ca 1875 in Lauderdale Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=12314. Descendants unknown.

     621        iii.   Florence 6 Best. Born Jul 1879 in Lauderdale Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=12315. Descendants unknown.

                     

195.       Susan Malvina 5 Best. (Elijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1829 in Alabama; died after Jun 1880 in White Co., AR. RN=7355. 1850 Census, Marshall Co., MS, 1870, 1880 Censuses, White Co., AR.

 

               Married Jonathan J. Anderson on 5 Dec 1848 in Marshall Co., MS. He was born ca 1825 in SC; died before Jun 1880 in White Co., AR (Susan was listed as widowed in the 1880 Census). RN=7356. [NOTE: He may have been the Jonathan Anderson who served as a Pvt. with Co. “A”, 2nd Regiment, MS Partisans during the Civil War (Confederacy), but not confirmed.] Burial locations unknown. Children:

 

     622          i.   John M.6 Anderson. Born Jan 1850 in Marshall Co., MS; death date and place unknown. RN=9633. Married Martha Ella Davis on 6 Nov 1873 in AR. RN=11953. She was born ca 1863 in White Co., AR; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     623         ii    Andrew N.6 Anderson. Born ca 1860 in AR; death date and place unknown. RN=9634. Descendants unknown.

     624        iii.   William Albert 6 Anderson. Born ca 1868 in AR; death date and place unknown. RN=9635. Descendants unknown.

 

197.       Ebenezer 5 Best. (Elijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1836 in TN; death date and place unknown. RN=1811. 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Lauderdale Co., TN.

 

               Married (1) Harriet Braden on 7 Aug 1856 in Lauderdale Co., TN. RN=4496. No known children.

 

               Married (2) Mary Jane Sanders on 7 Jul 1858 in Lauderdale Co., TN. RN=661. Mary Jane was born ca 1840 in TN; death date and place unknown. Children:

 

     625          i.   James 6 Best. RN=4497. Born ca 1859 in MS; assumed to have died pre-1870 in Lauderdale Co., TN since he was not listed in the  1870 Census. Single; no children.

     626         ii.   Josephine 6 Best. RN=4498. Born ca 1860 in TN; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     627        iii.   Martha “Mattie” 6 Best. RN=4499. Born ca 1866 in Lauderdale Co., TN; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     628        iv.   Albert Lee 6 Best. RN=4500. Born ca 1868 in Lauderdale Co., TN; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     629         v.   Richard 6 Best. RN=4501. Born ca 1870 in Lauderdale Co., TN; death date and place unknown.  Descendants unknown.

     630        vi.   Samuel 6 Best. RN=4502. Born ca 1873 in Lauderdale Co., TN; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     631       vii.   Mary E.6 Best. RN=4503. Born ca 1876 in Lauderdale Co., TN; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

 

201.       William Henry 5 Best. (Elijah 4, Jonathan 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born Sep 1844 in MS; died 13 Jan 1907 in Pangburn, White Co., AR. RN=1815. 1850 Census, Marshall Co., MS, 1880, 1900 Censuses, White Co., AR. Buried at Henderson Cemetery, Pangburn, White Co., AR.

 

               Married (1) Mary B. Anderson on 15 Feb 1872 in White Co., AR. RN=4483. Mary was born Jan 1859 in MS; died post-May 1893 in White Co., AR. [NOTE 1: The 1900 Census indicates that Mary was the mother of RN=4486 and RN=4487.  Therefore, it is presumed that William had divorced Mary between 1882-1884 and then re-married her following “Mollie’s” death in 1884.] Children:

 

     632          i.   Lummel A.6 Best. RN=4564. Born ca 1873 in White Co., AR; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     633         ii.   James Edgar 6 Best. RN=4484. Born 9 Aug 1874 in White Co., AR; died 1960 in Pangburn, White Co., AR. Married Viola Gifford on 10 Mar 1901 in Pangburn, White Co., AR. RN=3295. Viola was born 1877 in IA; died 1960 in Pangburn, White Co., AR. Both James and Viola are buried at Henderson Cemetery, Pangburn, White Co., AR. No children.

     634        iii.   Howard E.6 Best. RN=4503. Born ca 1880 in White Co., AR; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

 

               Married (2) Mrs. Martha “Mollie” Henderson on 30 Jul 1884 in White Co., AR. RN=4535. “Mollie” was born ca 1851, place unknown; died 25 May 1884 in Pangburn, White Co., AR. Buried at Henderson Cemetery, Pangburn, White Co., AR. [NOTE 2: Tombstone in Henderson Cemetery identifies the wife of William H. Best only as “Mollie” with a death date as “May 25, 1884 and age “33yrs” or born ca 1851. Since there was no “Martha” listed, this is likely RN=4535 .] Children:

 

     635          i.   Thurbro “Bocie” 6 Best. RN=3660. Born 1885 in Pangburn, White Co., AR; died 1904 in Pangburn, AR. Single; no children. Buried at Henderson Cemetery in Pangburn, White Co., AR.

 

               Married (3) Mary B. Anderson pre-Apr 1889 in White Co., AR. RN=4483. [NOTE 3: Arkansas marriage records show that a “W. H. Best” married a “Mollie McCauley” on 1 Jan 1888 in White Co., AR. While not confirmed, this is likely the wife from his first marriage.] Children:

 

+  636        iv.   Lela Bell 6 Best. RN=4486.

     637         v.   John Wesley 6 Best. RN=4487. Born 12 May 1893 in White Co., AR; died 24 Dec 1905 (or 1908) in Pangburn, White Co., AR. Buried at Henderson Cemetery, Pangburn, White Co., AR. Single; no children.

 

205.       Marcilla Emily 5 Best. (Ebenezer 4, Jonathan I 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1842 in TN; died at or shortly after Jan 1872 following childbirth of twins in Tate Co., MS. RN=3292.

 

               Married Thomas Crocker “T. C.” Redding on 10 Oct 1860 in Marshall Co., MS. RN=3293. Thomas was born Sep 1837 in NC; died 29 Jun 1915 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. 1850 Census, Shelby Co., TN, 1860 Census, Marshall Co., MS, 1880 Census, Tate Co., MS, 1900 Census, Caldwell Co., TX. [NOTE 1: Served with the 2nd MS Partisan Rangers, during the Civil War (Confederacy).]  [NOTE 2: Unable to locate family in 1870 Census or “T. C.” in the 1910 Census.] He is buried at Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. Children:

 

     638          i.   Artelia “Tillie” 6 Redding. Born 22 Nov 1867 in MS; died 17 Dec 1898, place unknown. RN=10512. Married J. T. Ulbrich, date and place unknown. RN=13464. She is buried at Koeglar Hill Cemetery, Caldwell Co., TX. Descendants unknown.

     639         ii.   Minnie 6 Redding. Born 6 Jan 1872 in MS; died 29 Sep 1951 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. RN=10513. Twin of RN=9076. Married Mabry P. Roberts on 30 Dec 1901 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. RN=11895. He was born 24 Jul 1857 in SC; died 29 Apr 1934 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. [NOTE 3: His dates confirmed via death certificate.] [NOTE 4: Mabry has been married previously to Jane Roberts (RN=12992). She was born 16 Jan 1862 in MS; died 1 Mar 1901 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.] Minnie, Mabry, and Jane are all buried at Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. Descendants unknown.

     640        iii.   William C.6 Redding. Born 6 Jan 1872 in MS; died 14 Aug 1956 in Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX. RN=9076. Twin of RN=10513. Buried at Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX. [NOTE 5: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Single; no children.

 

304.       Ransom J. 5 Smith. (Matilda Adeline Bess Smith 4, Peter 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 1828 in Jackson, Cape Girardeau Co., MO; died 9 Apr 1865 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. RN=12411. [NOTE 1: Served as a Pvt. with Co. “I”, 47th MO Infantry, during the Civil War (Union). He was discharged 29 Mar 1865 and admitted to the Benton Barracks Hospital where he died from rubella (German measles).] He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

 

Married Rosana Elizabeth Lance on 5 Mar 1855 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=13826. She was born 14 Nov 1835 in Patton, Bollinger Co., MO; died 4 Feb 1933 in Lutesville, Bollinger Co., MO. She is buried at Patton Cemetery, Patton, Bollinger Co., MO. [NOTE 2: Following Ransom’s death, Rosana married his brother, Henry J. Smith on 5 Mar 1867 in Bollinger Co., MO. RN=12418. See #311 above.] Children (by Ransom):

 

     641          i.   Sarah Adaline 6 Smith. Born 20 Sep 1863 in Bollinger Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=13827. Married Chesley Nicholas Dennis on 23 Jan 1871 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=13828. He was born 10 Dec 1859 in Bollinger Co., MO; died 6 Nov 1930 in Patton, Bollinger Co., MO Both Sarah and Chesley are buried at Patton Cemetery, Patton, Bollinger Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

315.       Andrew Littleton 5 Cline. (Arilla “Rilla” Bess Cline 4, Martin 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1828 in Cape Girardeau Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12658. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Stoddard Co., MO. [NOTE: Served as a Sgt., Co.“D”,45th Battalion, VA Cavalry, during the Civil War (Confederacy).] He is buried at Friendsville Cemetery, near Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co., IL.

 

Married (1) Fanny Hinsa “Hensey” ? ca 1849 in MO. RN=12660. She was born ca 1828 in TN; death date and place unknown. Children:

 

     642          i.   Benjamin M.6 Cline. Born ca 1850 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12662. Married Frances E. E. Porche on 23 Jan 1871 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=13382. Descendants unknown.

     643         ii.   Rilla “Rilly” Ann 6 Cline. Born ca 1854 in Stoddard Co., MO; died in 1883 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12663. Married Henry Peter Daewaell on 10 Jun 1879 in Stodddard Co., MO. RN=13383. He was born 7 Aug 1849 in Copenhagen, Denmark; died 18 Jun 1913 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co.,, MO. Both “Rilly” and Henry are buried at Walker Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     644        iii.   Samuel P.6 Cline. Born ca 1857 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12664. Descendants unknown.

     645        iv.   Fanny 6 Cline. Born Sep 1859 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12665. Descendants unknown.

     646         v.   Nathan 6 Cline. Born 22 Apr 1863 in Stoddard Co., MO; died there 12 Nov 1883. RN=12666. Married Elizabeth Lowery on 20 Apr 1883 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12734. Nathan is buried at Clines Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. No known children.

 

Married (2) Mrs. Mary (?) Turner on 16 Oct 1874 in Mississippi Co., MO. RN=12661. She was born ca 1857 in MO. Children:

 

     647        vi.   Martin 6 Cline. Born ca 1875 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12667. Descendants unknown.

 

316.       Charity Jane 5 Cline. (Arilla “Rilla” Bess Cline 4, Martin 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1832 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12659. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Stoddard Co., MO.

 

Married Samuel Robey ca 1847, place unknown. RN=12668. He was born ca 1820 in KY; death date and place unknown. [NOTE 1: Various records differ in the surname spelling – some have “Roby”, others have “Robey”; the latter will be used here.] Children:            

 

     648          i.   Benjamin Nelson 6 Robey. Born ca 1848 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 1891, place unknown. RN=12669. Married (1) Sarah Ann Tennessee Hibbs on 11 May 1865 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12679. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Alsup ca 1872-73 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12682. Married (3) Sarah Porch on 15 Apr 1875 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12680. Descendants unknown. Married (4) Martha Lucinda Kirby Alsup on 10 Sep 1876 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12681. She was born ca 1849 in TN; death date and place unknown. Descendants unknown.

     649         ii.   Lydia C.6 Robey. Born ca 1852 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12670. Married David Kirby on 9 May 1875 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12716. Descendants unknown.

     650        iii.   Susan E.6 Robey. Born ca 1853 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12671. Married Allen Baker on 19 Apr 1877 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12683. Descendants unknown.

     651        iv.   Martin Van Buren 6 Robey. Born ca 1855 in Avert, Stoddard Co., MO; died there ca 1891. RN=12672. Married Ann “Annie” Stump on 24 Feb 1878 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12684. Descendants unknown.

     652         v.   Henry 6 Robey. Born ca 1858 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown, but thought to be after the 1870 Census. RN=12673. Single; no children.

     653        vi.   Andrew “Andy” Price 6 Robey. Born 5 Jun 1863 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 15 Sep 1936 in Avert, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12674. Married (1) Frances Elizabeth Pratt on 15 Mar 1883 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12685. She was born 1 Jun 1868 in MO; died 22 Dec 1889 in Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Mollie E. Stropp on 14 Apr 1891 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12686. She was born 23 Nov 1873 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO; died 16 Aug 1943 in Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown. Andrew and both wives are buried at Clines Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. [NOTE 2: Dates on Andrew and Mollie confirmed via death certificates.] Descendants unknown.

     654       vii.   Nancy Ann 6 Robey. Born 31 Oct 1865 in Stoddard Co., MO; died there 28 Nov 1959. RN=12675. Married (1) William Y. Harper on 25 May 1882 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12687. Descendants unknown. Married (2) John A. Snider on 7 Mar 1886 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12717. He was born 23 Dec 1845 in MO; died there 18 Mar 1925. Both John and Nancy are buried at Ellis Cemetery, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.  

     655     viii.   Amanda E.6 Robey. Born ca 1868 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12676. Married (1) Seth Lee on 25 Mar 1883 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12688. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Oliver L. Masters on 9 Jul 1903 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12718. Descendants unknown.

     656        ix.   James Monroe 6 Robey. Born 1870 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 1953 in McCurtain Co., OK. RN=12677. Married Laura E. Long on 21 Sep 1889 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12689. She was born 19 Feb 1870, place unknown; died 2 Mar 1920 in McCurtain Co., OK. Both James and Laura and buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Broken Bow, McCurtain Co., OK. [NOTE 3: Surname on their census records have “Roby” but their tombstones have “Robey”.] Descendants unknown.

 

317.       Martin V. 5 Cline. (Arilla “Rilla” Bess Cline 4, Martin 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 18 Oct 1839 in Stoddard Co., MO in Stoddard Co., MO; died there 30 Mar 1915. RN=10126. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Martin, “Lizzie”, and Sarah are buried at Clines Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. 1870, 1900, 1910 Censuses, Stoddard Co., MO.

 

Married (1) Lidia “Lizzie” Stafford in 1859, place unknown. RN=12690. She was born 31 Mar 1833 in MO; died 31 Dec 1872 in MO. Children:

 

     657          i.   Isaac 6 Cline. Born ca 1860 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12692. Married Eva M. Lemond on 28 Aug 1889 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12719. Descendants unknown.

     658         ii.   Polly 6 Cline. Born ca 1864 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12693. Descendants unknown.

     659        iii.   Rosena E.6 Cline. Born ca 1866 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12694. Married Warnon Kirby on 23 Jan 1881 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12720. Descendants unknown.

     660        iv.   Christa 6 Cline. Born ca 1872 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12695. Descendants unknown.

          

Married (2) Sarah Lee Tankersley on 7 Mar 1873 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12691. She was born 26 Jul 1839 in MO; died 16 Jan 1881 in Stoddard Co., MO. Children:

 

     661         v.   Samuel H.6 Cline. Born ca 1874 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12696. Descendants unknown.

     662        vi.   Lidia 6 Cline. Born ca 1876 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12697. Descendants unknown.

     663       vii.   Jessie 6 Cline. Born 2 Aug 1878 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 22 Sep 1921 in Essex, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12698. He is buried at Taylor Cemetery, Essex, Stoddard Co., MO. [NOTE 2: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Descendants unknown.

 

Married (3) Pairlee Oglesbee Sinks on 25 Jun 1883 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=10132. She was born 26 Aug 1864 in TN; died 14 Apr 1943 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Pairlee is buried at Bluff Cemetery, Idalia, Stoddard Co., MO. Children:

 

     664     viii.   Ned 6 Cline. Born 18 May 1887 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 15 Feb 1979 in Sikeston, New Madrid Co., MO. RN=12699. Married (1) Iva A. Hill on 7 Aug 1909 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12721. She was born ca 1892 in MO; death date and place unknown. Married (2) Stony Sanders on 28 Aug 1936 in Mississippi Co., MO. RN=12724. Married (3) Anna Zona ?, date and place unknown. She was born 1907, place unknown; died 1979 in Sikeston, New Madrid Co., MO. RN=12725. Both Ned and Anna are buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sikeston, New Madrid Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     665        ix.   Minerva “Nervie” J.6 Cline. Born Nov 1889 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12700. Married Connie Bess on 2 Jun 1906 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12723. He was born 11 Feb 1887 in Idalia, Stoddard Co., MO; died 10 Jan 1958 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Descendants unknown.

     666         x.   John 6 Cline. Born Dec 1898 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12701. Descendants unknown.

     667        xi.   Isa Belle 6 Cline. Born ca 1903 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12702. Married (1) George Riley Wilson on 21 May 1919 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12726. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Judy Paul Cook on 22 Jul 1922 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12727. Descendants unknown.

     668       xii.   Monroe H.6 Cline. Born ca 1906 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown, but he does not appear in the 1920 Census. RN=12703. Descendants unknown.

 

319.       Nelson 5 Cline. (Arilla “Rilla” Bess Cline 4, Martin 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 10 Oct 1847 in Stoddard Co., MO; died there 24 Mar 1933. RN=10128. 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1930 Censuses, Stoddard Co., MO.

 

Married Nancy Elizabeth Magee on 25 Mar 1866 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=10129. She was born 18 Sep 1850 in NC; died there 28 Aug 1936. Both Nelson and Nancy are buried at Bluff Cemetery, Idalia, Stoddard Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Children:

 

     669          i.   Juvanda “Vanda” A.6 Cline. Born 4 Mar 1868 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 13 May 1940 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. RN=12704. [NOTE 2: Dates confirmed via death certificate; DC has “Vanda” and says she was divorced.] Married Robert C. Wilson on 23 Dec 1886 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12728. She is buried at Lakewood Park Cemetery, St. Louis Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     670         ii.   Lurella “Rilly” Frances 6 Cline. Born 31 Jan 1870 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 29 Aug 1937 in Idalia, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12705. Married James Thomas Bolin on 12 Jun 1888 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12729. He was born 8 Feb 1867 in MO; died 6 Feb 1940 in Stoddard Co., MO. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed via death certificates but DC has “Lulira Francis”.] Both “Rilly” and James are buried at Bluff Cemetery, Idalia, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     671        iii.   Viola 6 Cline. Born 18 Dec 1871 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 7 Nov 1965, place unknown. RN=12706. Married R. B. Kirby on 25 Dec 1900 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12730. Descendants unknown.

     672        iv.   Theodosia “Docie” C.6 Cline. Born 25 May 1875 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 7 May 1964, place unknown. RN=12707. Married William J. Wilson on 15 Mar 1896 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12731. Descendants unknown.

     673         v.   Alice Martha 6 Cline. Born 28 Feb 1878 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 8 Feb 1977 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12708. Twin of RN=12709. Married (1) Allen Curneal on 20 Feb 1898 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12735. Descendants unknown. Married (2) William R. Pace on 1 Jun 1913 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12736. He was born 4 Feb 1870, place unknown; died 17 Feb 1954 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. Both Alice and William are buried at Walker Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     674        vi.   Benjamin Jasper 6 Cline, M.D. Born 28 Feb 1878 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 15 Jan 1936 in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO. RN=12709. Twin of RN=12708. [NOTE 4: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Married (1) Calla Dona Curd on 9 Nov 1900 in Croon Ridge, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12732. She was born 1 Nob 1881, place unknown; died 9 Sep 1905 in Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown. Married (2) Xenia Loveless on 26 May 1909 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12733. She was born 3 Jun 1884, place unknown; died 9 Apr 1975 in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO. Both Benjamin and Xenia are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     675       vii.   Jesse Anderson 6 Cline. Born 16 Nov 1881 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 29 Oct 1956 in Oran, Scott Co., MO. RN=12710. [NOTE 5: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Married Allie M. Dowdy on 11 Mar 1900 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12722. She was born ca 1883 in MO; death date and place unknown. Later, Allie married J. W. Wellman on 31 Dec 1927 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. No RN. Jesse is buried at Forest Hills Memorial Cemetery, Morley, Scott Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     676     viii.   Rosa Ann 6 Cline. Born 14 Oct 1883 in Stoddard Co., MO; died 29 Jan 1919 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12711. [NOTE 6: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Married George Riley Wilson on 21 Mar 1901 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12726. He was born 13 Oct 1880 in MO; died 5 Dec 1921 in Idalia, Stoddard Co., MO. Both Rosa and George are buried at Bluff Cemetery, Idalia, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

321.       Samuel Monroe 5 Cline. (Arilla “Rilla” Bess Cline 4, Martin 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 17 Jun 1853 in Clines Island, Stoddard Co., MO; died 18 Jan 1928 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. RN=10131. [NOTE: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] 1860, 1870, 1880, 1920 Censuses, Stoddard Co., MO. [NOTE: Unable to locate him in either 1900 or 1910 Censuses.] He is buried at County Home Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO.

 

Married (1) Lucretia E. Cofman on 1 Nov 1874 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12428. Birth date and place unknown; died pre-Jun 1880 in Stoddard Co., MO. Children:

 

     677          i.   Mary A.6 Cline. Born ca 1877 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12714. Descendants unknown.

     678         ii.   Nancy A.6 Cline. Born ca 1878 in Stoddard Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=12715. Descendants unknown.

 

Married (2) Emaline Lewis on 28 Oct 1879 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12712. Birth date and place unknown; death date and place unknown. Descendants, if any, unknown.

 

Married (3) Emaline Campbell on 8 Jul 1883 in Stoddard Co., MO. RN=12713. Born Mar 1842 in TN; died 9 May 1920 in Stoddard Co., MO. She is buried at County Home Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. Descendants, if any, unknown.

 

323.       Absalom 5 Rhyne. (Thomas 4, Mary Elizabeth Best Rhyne 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 20 Oct 1815 in NC; died 31 Dec 1901 in Iredell City, Iredell Co., NC. RN=7096. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Iredell Co., NC.

 

               Married Mary E. Mosteller on 15 Sep 1838 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=7098. She was born 1 Jul 1815 in NC; died 1 Aug 1900 in Iredell Co., NC. Both Absalom and Mary are buried at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell Co., NC. Children:

 

     679          i.   Susan 6 Rhyne. Born ca 1839 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7119. Descendants unknown.

     680         ii.   Robert W.6 Rhyne. Born ca 1840 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7118. Descendants unknown.

     681        iv.   Jonas J.6 Rhyne. Born ca 1844 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7120. Descendants unknown.

     682         v.   Frances 6 Rhyne. Born ca 1847 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7122. Descendants unknown. Descendants unknown.

     683        vi.   William Luther 6 Rhyne. Born ca 1849 in NC; death date and place unknown.  RN=7121. Descendants unknown.

     684       vii.   David P.6 Rhyne. Born ca 1852 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7123. Descendants unknown.

     685     viii.   Ann S.6 Rhyne. Born ca 1854 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7124. Descendants unknown.

     686        ix.   Sarah J.6 Rhyne. Born ca 1856 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7125. Descendants unknown.

 

324.       Solomon 5 Rhyne. (Thomas 4, Mary Elizabeth  Best Rhyne 3 , Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 15 Dec 1817 in NC; died 5 Feb 1889, place unknown. RN=7092. 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Lincoln Co., NC.

 

               Married Catherine “Katie” Carpenter on 26 Sep 1838 in Lincoln Co., NC. RN=7093. She was born 19 Jun 1819, place unknown; died 15 Feb 1895 in Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. Both Solomon and “Katie” are buried at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. Children:

 

     687          i.   Adam Marion 6 Rhyne. Born ca 1841 in NC; died 25 Jan 1893 in Lexington, Davidson Co., NC. RN=7101. Married Sarah “Sallie” Colvard on 4 Sep 1865 in Mecklenburg Co., NC. Sallie was born ca 1841 in NC; died 8 Jun 1887 in Lexington, Davidson Co., NC. RN=7108. Descendants unknown.

     688         ii.   Nancy 6 Rhyne. Born ca 1841 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7102. Descendants unknown.

     689        iii.   Lawson 6 Rhyne. Born ca 1844; death date and place unknown. RN=7104. Descendants unknown.

     690        iv.   Frances 6 Rhyne. Born ca 1848 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7103. Descendants unknown.

     691         v.   Jacob 6 Rhyne. Born ca 1852 in NC; death date and place unknown. RN=7105. Descendants unknown.

     692        vi.   Thomas 6 Rhyne. Born ca 1856 in NC; death dates and place unknown. RN=7106. Descendants unknown.

+  693       vii.   Dora Ellen 6 Rhyne. RN=7094.

     694     viii.   Charles “Charlie” R.6 Rhyne. Born 2 Sep 1862 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 15 Jan 1937 in Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. RN=7107. Married Sarah Jane ?, date and place unknown. RN=12553. She was born 27 Aug 1862, place unknown; died 19 Feb 1931 in Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. Both Charlie” and Sarah are buried at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

 

331.       Nancy Jane 5 Best. (John “Zan” 4, Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born May 1834 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; died 11 Feb 1909 in Jackson Co., MO. RN=3426.

 

Married William Hedrick on 2 Oct 1851 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3427. He was born 2 Oct 1825 in TN; died 25 Oct 1897 in Jackson Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Marriage record & some census records have “Headrick” but tombstones in the cemetery all have “Hedrick” as does the 1880 Census, Jackson Co., MO, and will be used here!] Both Nancy and William are buried at Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, Jackson Co., MO. Children:

 

     695          i.   John R.6 Hedrick. Born Nov 1854 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=12758. Descendants unknown. 

     696         ii.   Jane F.6 Hedrick. Born Born 1856 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=12759. Descendants unknown.

     697        iii.   Mary 6 Hedrick. Born 1 Jan 1857 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=12760. Descendants unknown.

     698        iv.   Samuel Ransall 6 Hedrick. Born 1 Apr 1859 in Blount Co., TN; died 6 Jan 1936 in Kingsville, Johnson Co., MO. RN=12761. Married Flora Madeline Brinsdon on 26 Nov 1891 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. RN=12766. She was born 28 Oct 1869 in Hermann, Gasconade Co., MO; died 23 Dec 1935 in Kingsville, Johnson Co., MO. Both Samuel and Flora are buried at Strasburg Cemetery, Strasburg, Cass Co., MO. [NOTE 2: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Descendants unknown.

     699         v.   George W.6 Hedrick. Born 1862 in Blount Co., TN; died 1938 in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS. RN=12762. Married Nellie May ?, date and place unknown. RN=12767. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS. Descendants unknown.

     700        vi.   Alexander “Alex” 6 Hedrick. Born 12 Feb 1866 in Blount Co., TN; died 17 Sep 1964 in Amarillo, Potter Co., TX. RN=12763. Married Etha B. Plum on 11 Mar 1903 in Independence, Jackson Co., MO. RN=12768. She was born ca 1879 in MO; death date and place unknown. He is buried at Llano Cemetery, Potter Co., TX. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Descendants unknown.

     701       vii.   William H.6 Hedrick. Born 1868 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=12764. Descendants unknown.

     702     viii.   Pierce M.6 Hedrick. Born 4 Jan 1876 in Blount Co., TN; died Mar 1970 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. RN=12765. Married Ana L. ? ca 1903, place unknown. RN=12769. She was born ca 1905 in MO; death date and place unknown. [NOTE 4: Per the 1940 Census, he was divorced.] He is buried at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. Descendants unknown.

 

334.       Isaac Amos 5 Best.  (John “Zan” 4, Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 17 Feb 1841 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; died 20 Aug 1924 in Odessa, Lafayette Co., MO. RN=3431. 1850, 1860 Censuses, Blount Co., TN, 1870 Census, Bledsoe Co., TN, 1880 Census, Jackson Co., MO, 1900, 1910, 1920 Censuses, Lafayette Co., MO.

 

               Married Margaret Elizabeth Baker on 11 Jan 1868 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3432. She was born ca 1843 in TN; died 21 Jan 1902 in Lafayette Co., MO. Both Isaac and Margaret are buried at Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Lafayette Co., MO. Children:

 

     703          i.   Mary Jane 6 Best. Born 22 May 1869 in Blount Co., TN; died 14 Mar 1933 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., KS. RN=10500. Married Mintrie Catron Jones on 21 Apr 1895, place unknown. RN=10505. He was born 30 Sep 1859 in Odessa, Lafayette Co., MO; died there 10 Dec 1939. Both Mary Jane and Mintree are buried at Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     704         ii.   Henry Mactere 6 Best. Born 29 Oct 1871 in Blount Co., TN; died 8 Jul 1945 in Lexington, Lafayette Co., MO. RN=10501. Married Cecilia Ann Best on 18 Mar 1908 in Kingfisher, Kingfisher  Co., OK. RN=10506. She was born 6 Mar 1889 in Murray Co., GA; died 12 Nov 1972 in Lafayette Co., MO. Both Henry and Cecilia are buried at Lexington Memory Gardens, Lexington, Lafayette Co.,MO. Descendants unknown.

+  705        iii.   Joseph Sephus 6 Best. RN=9698.

     706        iv.   Samuel Houston 6 Best. Born 25 Oct 1876 in Knoxville, Knox Co., TN; died 11 Aug 1943 in Pilot Grove, Cooper Co., MO. RN=10502. Married May Leona Wilcox on 24 Feb 1904 in Lexington, Lafayette Co., MO. RN=10507. She was born 28 Aug 1857 in Higginsville, Lafayette Co., MO; died 21 Mar 1934 in Mayview, MO. He is buried at Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Lafayette Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     707         v.   Edith Elisabeth 6 Best. Born 10 May 1877 near Nashville, Davidson Co., TN; died 8 Feb 1961 in Warrensburg, Johnson Co., MO. RN=10503. Married William Luther Christy on 5 Mar 1901 in Lexington, Lafayette Co., MO. RN=10508. He was born 14 Apr 1876 in Warrensburg, Johnson Co., MO; died 8 Feb 1959 in Odessa, Lafayette Co., MO. Both Edith and William are buried at Greenton Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     708        vi.   John Riley 6 Best. Born 1 May 1880 in Jackson Co., MO; died 31 Mar 1969 in Marshall, Saline Co., MO. RN=10504. Married Ethel Decker on 5 Oct 1909 in Lafayette Co., MO. RN=10509. Both John and Ethel are buried at Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Lafayette Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

335.       George Mifflin Dallas 5 Best. (COL John “Zan” 4, Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 8 Sep 1843 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; died 22 Nov 1926 in Chilhowee, Johnson Co., MO. RN=3433. 1880 Census, Jackson Co., MO, 1900, 1910, 1920 Censuses, Johnson Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Served with Co. “L”, 2nd TN Cavalry during the Civil War (Confederacy).]  

 

               Married Ann Salomia Adeline Hulting, daughter of Thomas A. Hulting and Julia Ann Holt, on 24 Feb 1871 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3434. She was born 9 Jun 1853 in Knox Co., TN; died 13 Apr 1936 in Chilhowee, Johnson Co., MO. Both George and Adeline are buried at Providence Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co., MO. Children:

 

     709        i.     Thomas Spencer 6 Best. Born 9 Apr 1872 in Blount Co., TN; died 23 Aug 1949 in Chilhowee, Johnson Co., MO. RN=3442. Married Lula Irene Wasson on 15 Dec 1903 in Johnson Co., MO. RN=3443. Lula was born 4 Nov 1879 in Johnson Co., MO; died there 2 Oct 1950. [NOTE 2: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Both Thomas and Lula are buried at Shiloh Cemetery, Post Oak, Johnson Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     710       ii.     Julia E.6 Best. Born 23 May 1874 in Blount Co., TN; died 4 Sep 1965 in Oak Grove, Johnson Co., MO. RN=3444. Married Murphy Bradley ca 1905 in Jackson Co., MO. RN=3445. He was born 5 Mar 1865 in Tipton, Moniteau Co., MO; died 4 Sep 1949 in Oak Grove, Jackson Co., MO. [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Both Julia and Murphy are buried at Koger Cemetery, Jackson Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     711      iii.     George William 6 Best. Born 10 Jul 1877 in Blount Co., TN; died 30 Dec 1935 in Chilhowee, Johnson Co., MO. RN=3446. Married Monta M. Murray Scott on 31 Jan 1911 in Johnson Co., MO. RN=3447. She was born 4 Jan 1877 in Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO; died 20 Dec 1944 in Jackson Co., MO. [NOTE 4: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Both George and Monta are buried at Providence Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     712      iv.     John H.6 Best. Born 18 Jul 1879 in Blount Co., TN; died 10 Jun 1964 in Oak Grove, Jackson Co., MO. RN=3448. Married Edith Laura Gladden on 15 Dec 1908 in Johnson Co., MO. RN=3449. She was born 17 Jan 1883 in Chilowee, Johnson Co., MO; died 24 Jan 1957 in Holden, Johnson Co., MO. [NOTE 5: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Both John and Edith are buried at Holden Cemetery, Johnson Co., MO. Descendants unknown.    

     713       v.     Mary Etta 6 Best. Born 6 Jul 1882 in Pink Hill, Jackson Co., MO; died 2 Nov 1941 in Denver, Denver Co., CO. RN=3450.  Married (1) H. C. Bullard on 2 Apr 1907 in Johnson Co., MO. RN=3451. Married (2) Clarence Cason on 23 Oct 1926 in Brighton, Adams Co., CO. RN=3452. She is buried at Providence Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co., MO. Descendants unknown.       

     714      vi.     James Gilbert 6 Best. Born 26 Nov 1885 in Blount Co., TN; died 7 Jan 1958 in Oak Grove, Jackson Co., MO. RN=3453. He is buried in Providence Cemetery, Johnson Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

+  715     vii.     Robert “Bob” Lincoln 6 Best. RN=3454.        

     716    viii.     Charles Russell 6 Best. Born 1 Mar 1891 in Pink Hill, Jackson Co., MO. RN=3456. Descendants unknown.       

     717      ix.     Mounie McKinley 6 Best. Born 10 Sep 1893 in Pink Hill, Jackson Co., MO. RN=3457. Descendants unknown.

 

339.       John H.5 Best. (Henry 4, Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 9 Apr 1825 in Blount Co., TN; died 8 Jul 1906 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=3124. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 Censuses, Andrew Co., MO. Occupation: Baptist minister.

 

               Married Lillie Jane Kelly on 20 Mar 1851 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=6855. She was born 16 May 1832 in MO; died 11 May 1894 in Andrew Co., MO. Both John and Lillie are buried at McBrien Cemetery, Rosendale, Andrew Co., MO. Children:

 

     718          i.   Henry Franklin 6 Best. Born 10 Dec 1852 in Andrew Co., MO; died 22 Dec 1936 in Savannah, Andrew Co., MO. RN=6862. Married Matilda Catherine Fuller on 28 Dec 1873 in Nodaway Co., MO. RN=6871. She was born 10 Dec 1852 in Andrew Co., MO; died 2 Apr 1949 in Savannah, Andrew Co., MO. [NOTE: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Both Henry and Matilda are buried at Savannah Cemetery, Andrew Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     719         ii.   John Cyrus 6 Best. Born 1854 in Bolckow, Andrew Co., MO; died 28 Jun 1930 in Los Angeles Co., CA. RN=6863. Married Lelia J. Hastings on 2 Oct 1877 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=6868. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA; her burial location  unknown. Descendants unknown.

     720        iii.   Theodosia Earnest 6 Best. Born 11 Feb 1857 in Bolckow, Andrew Co., MO; died 20 Nov 1931 in Bolckow, Andrew Co., MO. RN=6864. Married Isaac Rush Davis on 26 Mar 1879 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=11599. He was born 11 Oct 1856 in Ray Co., MO; died 6 Apr 1931 in Bolckow, Andrew Co., MO. Both Theodosia and Rush are buried at Bolckow Cemetery, Bolckow, Andrew Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     721        iv.   Nancy Jane 6 Best. Born 9 Sep 1859 in Andrew Co., MO; died there 21 Apr 1861. RN=6865. Buried at McBrien Cemetery, Andrew Co., MO. Single; no children.

     722         v.   Elizabeth Best. Born ca 1860 in Andrew Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6872. Descendants unknown.

     723        vi.   Margaret “Maggie” 6 Best. Born ca 1865 in Andrew Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6866. Married Carl Wallace on 20 Sep 1887 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=6869. Descendants unknown.

     724       vii.   Warren W.6 Best, M.D. Born Jan 1874 in Bolckow, Andrew Co., MO; died 29 Dec 1925, place unknown. RN=6867. Married Ruth Margare Bunger  on 17 May 1898 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. RN=6873. She was born May 1880 in KY; death date and place unknown. He is buried at Bolckow Cemetery, Bolckow, Andrew Co., MO. No children.

 

340.       Isaac Richard 5 Best. (Henry 4, Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 26 Jan 1831 in Blount Co., TN; died 10 Aug 1886 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=3325. 1850, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Andrew Co., MO.

 

               Married (1) Rebecca A. Roberts on 6 Jun 1858 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=6856. She was born 16 Mar 1838 in IN or MO; died 13 Aug 1866 in Andrew Co., MO. Both Isaac and Rebecca (Roberts) are buried at McBrien Cemetery, Rosendale, Andrew Co., MO. Children:

 

     725          i.   Malinda “Minnie” Jane 6 Best. Born Apr 1866 in Bolckow, Andrew Co., MO; died 20 Nov 1994 in Barnard, Nodaway Co., MO. RN=6858. Married John Wessley Schmitt on 4 Mar 1885 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=11595. He was born 10 Sep 1861 in Okawville, Washington Co., IL; died 6 May 1946 in Barnard, Nodaway Co., MO. [NOTE 1: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Both “Minnie” and John are buried at Bolckow Cemetery, Bolckow, Andrew Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

               Married (2) Rebecca Ann Headlee on 23 May 1870 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=6857. She was born ca 1849 in MO or OH; death date and place unknown. Children:

 

     726         ii.   Lemuel E.6 Best. Born Jul 1872 in Andrew Co., MO; death date and place unknown. RN=6859. Married Jennie Kerr on 22 Apr 1891 in Andrew Co., MO. RN=6870. Descendants unknown.

     727        iii.   Ida Bell 6 Best. Born 29 Sep 1873 in Andrew Co., MO; died 13 Sep 1937 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO. RN=6860. [NOTE 2: Per the 1910 Census, Sacramento Co., CA, she was divorced and living with her younger brother, Dennis.] [NOTE 3: Dates confirmed via death certificate.] Descendants unknown.

     728        iv.   Isaac Arthur 6 Best. Born 5 Apr 1878 in Andrew Co., MO; died 27 Dec 1945 in Platte City, Platte Co., MO. RN=6861. Married Ada Lee Stone on 14 Apr 1913 in Buchanan Co., MO. RN=11596. She was born 12 Jun 1879 in Platte City, Platte Co., MO; died there 5 Jan 1945. [NOTE 4: Dates confirmed via death certificates.] Both Isaac and Ada are buried at Platte City Cemetery, Platte Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

     729         v.   Dennis Kelly 6 Best. Born 21 Aug 1883 in Andrew Co., MO; died 19 May 1948 in Santa Clara Co., CA. RN=11597. Married Elizabeth Jane Perry on 13 Apr 1906 in Sacramento Co., CA. RN=11598. She was born ca 1888 in MO; death date and place unknown. [NOTE 5: Per the 1920 Census, Sacramento Co., CA, she was divorced with 2 sons.] Descendants unknown.

 

345.       Sarah Ann 5 Best. (Jacob 4, Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born ca 1843 in Blount Co., TN; died 29 Sep 1920 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=8695. 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 Censuses, Blount Co., TN. [NOTE 1: Per her obituary in the Maryville Enterprise, surname was “Sweeney”.]

 

               Married John J. Swinney (or Swinnie or Sweeney) on 13 Apr 1865 in Blount Co., TN. RN=8736. He was born ca 1844 in NC; died between 1870-1880, probably in Blount Co., TN. [NOTE 2: The 1870 Census of Blount County has “Swinnie”while the 1880 Census of Blount County lists surname as “Swinney”. John was not listed, but“Sarah A.” was listed along with a daughter, Mary E., age 13.  However, Sarah listed her age as “47” (which should have been ca 37), and “Married”. Since there were no other children, it is likely that John died between 1870-1880.] Burial locations unknown. Children:

 

     730        i.     Mary Elizabeth 6  Swinney. Born ca 1866 in TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8737. Descendants unknown.

 

347.       Martin Van Buren 5 Best. (Jacob 4, Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 18 Dec 1837 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; died there 9 Jan 1899. RN=8717.

 

Married Dorcas M. Hammontree on 18 Feb 1867 in Blount Co., TN. RN=8723. Both Martin and Dorcas are buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Children:

 

     731          i.   Belle Zora 6 Best. Born 24 Feb 1868 in Blount Co., TN; died there 1 Aug 1940. RN=8759. Buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., NC. Single; no children.

     732         ii.   Aaron C.6 Best. Born 20 Sep 1869 in Wellsville, Blount Co., TN; died there 25 Apr 1930. RN=8760. Married Harriet S. Stuart on 24 Jun 1893 in Blount Co., TN. RN=11679. She was born 22 Sep 1867 in TN; died 2 Jul 1930 in Blount Co., TN. Both Aaron and Harriet are buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     733        iii.   Jacob Harvey 6 Best. Born 5 Nov 1872 in Blount Co., TN; died there 18 Aug 1932. RN=8761. Married Amanda E. Anderson on 18 Aug 1895 in Blount Co., TN. RN=11686. She was born 23 Jul 1873 in TN; died 11 Mar 1963 in Blount Co., TN. Both Jacob and Amanda are buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., NC. Descendants unknown.

     734        iv.   S. Jerry 6 Best. Born 20 Feb 1874 in Blount Co., TN; died there 27 Jun 1936. RN=8762. Buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., NC. Single; no children.

     735         v.   Ladoria 6 Best. Born ca 1876 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8763. Descendants unknown.

     736        vi.   Mary E.6 Best. Born 8 Nov 1879 in Blount Co., TN; died there 3 May 1915. RN=8764. Buried at Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount Co., NC. Single; no children.

 

352.       James Madison 5 Best. (George “Zar” 4, Daniel 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 12 Jun 1844 in Blount Co., TN; died 11 Oct 1914 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. RN=12956.

 

Married Catherine E. Swan on 21 Oct 1880 in Wells, Murray Co., GA. RN=12957. Both James and Catherine are buried at Kingfisher Cemetery, Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co., OK. Children:

 

     737          i.   Joseph Blaine 6 Best. Born 15 Jun 1883 in Murray Co., GA; died 27 Apr 1957 in Custer Co., MT. RN=12968. Married Nellie Theresa Butler on 8 Jan 1908 in El Reno, Canadian Co., OK. RN=12970. He is buried at Custer County Cemetery, Miles City, Custer Co., MT. Descendants unknown.

     738         ii.   George Boston 6 Best. Born 23 Oct 1885 in Murray Co., GA; death date and place unknown. RN=12969. Married Katheryn “Katie” Dora Selzer on 31 Jan 1907 in Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co., OK. Both George and “Katie” are buried at Cashion Cemetery, Cashion, Kingfisher Co., OK. Descendants unknown.

     739        iii.   Cecilia Ann 6 Best. Born 6 Mar 1889 in Murray Co., GA; died 12 Nov 1972 in Lafayette Co., MO. RN=10506. Married Henry Mactere Best on 18 Mar 1908 in Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co., OK. RN=12501. Both Cecilia and Henry are buried at Lexington Memory Gardens, Lexington, Lafayette Co., MO. Descendants unknown.

 

358.       John Caleb 5 Best I. (John Michael 4, Christian “Christy” 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 26 Jan 1820 in Lincoln Co., NC; died 25 Aug 1886 in Blount Co., TN. RN=3855. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Censuses, Blount Co., TN. Caleb and both wives are buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Blount Co., TN.

 

               Married (1) Mary Ann “Polly” Martin, before 1836, probably in Blount Co., TN, but not confirmed. RN=8715. She was born 22 Nov 1820 in NC; died 11 Mar 1865 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. Children:

 

     740          i.   Mary S.6 Best. Born ca 1836 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8716. Descendants unknown.

+  741         ii.   Martin Van Buren 6 Best. RN=8717.

     742        iii.   Matilda J.6 Best. Born 5 Feb 1845 in Blount Co., TN; died 22 Dec 1863 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=8718. Buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Blount Co., TN. Single; no children.

+  743        iv.   William D.6 Best. RN=8719.

+  744         v.   John Caleb 6 Best II. RN=8720.

     745        vi.   Isaac A.6 Best. Born 15 Apr 1855 in Blount Co., TN; died there 14 Aug 1864. RN=8721. Buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Blount Co., TN. Single; no children.

     746       vii.   Mary L.6 Best. Born ca 1858 in Blount Co., TN; death date and place unknown. RN=8722. Descendants unknown.

 

               Married (2) Elizabeth “Betsey” H. Scruggs on 9 Jun 1865 in Blount Co., TN. RN=8724. She was born 19 Nov 1821 in NC; died 26 Mar 1900 in Blount Co., TN. No known children.

 

366.       Andrew Jackson 5 Best. (John Michael 4, Christian “Christy” 3, Bostian 2, Sebastian 1, Anton A). Born 2 Oct 1839 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN; died there 25 May 1913. RN=8694. 1880, 1900, 1910 Censuses, Blount Co., TN.

 

               Married Sarah Adelina Scott on 12 Nov 1857 in Blount Co., TN. RN=8725. She was born 18 Jan 1842 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN; died there 23 Jan 1923. Both Andrew and Sarah are buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Blount Co., TN. 1920 Census, Blount Co., TN. Children:

 

     747          i.   William Riley 6 Best. Born 25 Aug 1859 in Blount Co., TN; died 3 Dec 1863 in Maryville, Blount Co., TN. RN=12452. Buried at Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Blount Co., TN. Single; no children.