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George Best, Sarah Kelly, William Best

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Re: George Best, Sarah Kelly, William Best

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 9:04PM GMT
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Found the following today on Ancestry.com, which quotes from findagrave.com . . .

Obituarys posted on find a grave website (#67244472) March 27, 2013:



"William Best, an old and well respected farmer of Jefferson Township, was found dead in his bed Monday...He was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, and was married three times. He first married Miss Lydia Longshore, who died 12 July 1844. Then he married Annie P Bond, and then later married Miss Beulah Bond, who survives him. He was the father of 17 children." [From the Martinsville Republican for Feb. 16, 1888: "A surprise birthday party was held for William Best, aged 74...His parents were George and Sarah (Kelley) Best, both natives of Ireland. George Best, the father, emigrated to America in 1812. He located in the Muskingum Valley and then moved to Morgan County, where he and his wife died. William Best married Lydia, daughter of Amos and Nancy Longshore. She died in 1844; he then married Ann Bond, a native of New Jersey, who died in 1863. In 1866, he married Beulah L. Bond, a sister to his second wife. He is the father of 17 children, 4 each from his 1st and 3rd marriages and 9 from his 2nd marriage."] Parents were from County Armagh.Cemetery: Old Mt. Olive, Brooklyn, Ind. Obituary Source: Morgan Co. Gazette, July 29, 1893/Martinsville Republican, July 27, 1893 Mooresville Library Legacy Link****************WILLIAM BEST was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, February 11, 1814, and is descended from George and Sarah (Kelly) Best, both natives of Ireland. The grandfather of our subject, William Best, was born, married and died in Ireland at the age of one hundred and four years, the father of six children. George Best was married in Ireland, and in 1812 emigrated to America; located in Muskingum County, Ohio, whence he removed to Morgan County, Ind., where he and his wife died, the parents of twelve children, Valentine, William, Robert, George, Walter, James, Elizabeth, John, Richard H., Joseph, Isabelle and Sarah. Our subject, William Best, began work when eighteen years of age in a flouring mill, which he continued for twenty one years. September 15, 1836, he married Lydia, daughter of Amos and Nancy Longshore, who died July 12, 1844, the mother of four children, Sarah, George, Thomas E. and Josephine (deceased). He subsequently married Ann Bond, a native of New Jersey, who died in 1863, the mother of nine children, Harriet (deceased), James (deceased), Valentine, Charles H. (deceased), William S. (deceased), Emma E., Lydia N., and two infants deceased. Mr. Best finally married, in 1864, Beulah L. Bond,sister of his second wife, who gave birth to four children, Martha J., Albert M., Franklin O. and Cora E. Best--------------
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wpb042265 8 Dec 2001 3:31AM GMT 
Toni_Cairns 8 Dec 2001 4:36PM GMT 
claudejohnbes... 14 Dec 2001 4:49PM GMT 
nanniejean 9 Apr 2002 7:55PM GMT 
nanniejean 9 Apr 2002 8:02PM GMT 
lektrk 30 Jun 2002 5:19PM GMT 
Jerry L. Best 29 Mar 2003 3:05AM GMT 
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