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  • ID: I13835
  • Name: Thomas Edward Best
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1762 in N Ireland
  • Death: 3 JUN 1807 in Deerfield, Portage Co, OH
  • Burial: County Cem, Deerfield, Portage Co, OH
  • Note:
    Cause of Death:<CAUS> Drowning
    1762 (born N. Ireland Family tradition).
    1776 To American (Family Tradition).
    1778 - 1783 Ranger of the Frontier, American Revolution, from
    Westmoreland Co., with the Pennsylvania Militia, Private in Capt. Andrew
    Lynn's Company.
    1790 Washington Township, Fayette County, PA (1 male 16 and up Thomas
    BEST).
    June, 1807 buried in county cemetery, Deerfield, Portage County, Ohio
    The first three Bests went to Ireland from Hanover with King William and
    served with him in the war of 1690. They got grants for land. James
    settled near Newry in Ashurary. Valentine settled near Portadown, John
    went to England. Valentine's family was scattered but some became
    wealthy, being possedeed of real estate and ships at sea.
    James had four sons- Valentine, William, James and John and one daughter
    Rachel, she married Patrick Best from Portadown and had one son named
    William, he had one son named David, who went to Canada and died in Clark
    leaving three sons.
    James the second had three sons David, James & William, David & James
    went to Emily, William remained in Ireland until hr died leaving one son
    who's still there.
    Valentine, son of James the first had five sons and two daughters,
    Valentine, Thomas, John, David & William. John died in Ireland, his
    family went to Ameria and settled in Hartford. One went to Chili. Thomas,
    Valentine and William also went to America. Valentine and William had no
    children. Thomas had three sons, Alexander and John, who settled in
    Danville, Pennsylvania. David Best and the family went to Canada in 1819
    and settled in Emily. They were composed of four sons and two daughters
    namely, William, Thomas, Samuel, John and David, daughters Nancy and Ann
    Jane. David and his family are all dead except the writer of this brief
    sletch. His grandchildren are comfortly settled. The above is from the
    papers of the late Dr David W Best. Dr Best was a grandson on the writer,
    William Best.
  • Change Date: 6 AUG 2008 at 16:35:47



    Marriage 1 Eleanor Jane McClairty b: 17 FEB 1771 in VA
    • Married: BEF 1800
    Children
    1. Has No Children Jane Best b: 11 FEB 1794
    2. Has No Children Clara Best b: ABT 1795 in PA
    3. Has No Children Nancy A. Best b: 1797 in Westmoreland Co, PA
    4. Has Children John Best b: 28 MAY 1800 in Deerfield, Portage Co, OH
    5. Has No Children Sally Best b: 2 JAN 1803 in Ohio
    6. Has No Children Ibby Best b: 15 AUG 1805
    7. Has No Children Thomas Edward, Dr. Best b: 20 AUG 1807 in Portage Co, OH

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