My e-mail answer to you came back rejected, I don't know why. I will try again to answer you. I will answer on this forum then.
My paternal 2nd great-grandfather was a brother of Henry BEST b. 1814 OH.
My paternal great-grandfather Henry BEST/BESS b. 1850 OH was named for his paternal uncle
Henry BEST,(son of Samuel BEST & Agnes CASEBEER),
b. 16 January 1814 Tuscarawas Co, Ohio d. 8 January 1894 Pana, Christian Co, Illinois married 22 December 1843 Tuscarawas Co, OH
Nancy Ann DENBOW b. 2 Dec 1820 ?Hartford, Maryland d. 2 Sept 1895 Pana, Christian Co, Illinois both buried Rosamond cemetery Rosamond, IL.
10 or more children. I believe the first 9 children were born in Tuscarawas Co, Ohio.
1. Malissa b. 1844 Tuscarawas Co, OH d. before 1934 ?Christian Co, IL narried ?__ IL D. J. TAYLOR;
2. John b. 1847 OH d. 1939 Christian Co, IL buried Linwood cemetery married Florence E. ?___;
3. Martha E. b. 1849 OH d. ?__;
4. David C. b. 1851 OH d. before 1934 ?Rosamond, Christian Co, IL married 24 Dec 1874 Christian or Montgomery Co, IL Mary S. PUTNAM;
5. Sarah "Sadie" b. 1853 OH d. after 1934 ?Pana, Christian Co, IL married ?__ Christian Co, IL ?____ HUNTER;
6. George b. 1855 OH d. After 1934 ?Rosamond, Christian Co, IL.;
7. Mary A. b. 1857 OH d.?__;
8.Margaret "Maggie" b. 1859 OH d. ?__;
9. Leonora b. 14 Oct 1861 OH d. 10 Feb 1934 Taylorville, Christian Co, IL married 8 Oct 1884 Christian Co, Illinois W. T. CULLEN;
10. Jerry b. 1863 Christian Co, IL d.?__ married ?__ Christian Co, IL ?____ MCKEE;
One daughter,(?Leonora may have married 2 times?),
of Henry BEST and Nancy Ann (DENBOW)married J.M. CROWE and moved to Lockwood, Missouri.
Another daughter married Dr. F. FISHER of Rosamond and Carlyle, IL.
If anyone know which daughters these were the ones, please let me know.
Henry BEST was in the 1850 census for Tuscarawas Co, OH.
Henry & Nancy went from Ohio to Illinois 1863.
Henry & Nancy BEST lived on the Crogin farm near Rosamond, IL in 1865.
Henry & Nancy BEST lived 8 Elm St. Pana, Christian Co, IL at time of death.
They were Methodist.
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