As part of the Lost Colony project, we are reconstructing the Hatteras Island families, one by one from extracted records and family histories. Hatteras island has been part of Currituck, Hyde and Dare Counties. If you descend from this family, please contact me.
On the mainland, there is a William Best in 1779. The first Best found on Hatteras Island is Ezekiel who was an orphan of Thomas Best and was apprenticed in the court notes of 1815-1821 to Abraham Farrow of Avon. By 1830, Ezekiel is living there in his own household. His wife was Rebecca, last name unknown. He died sometime after 1860 and had sons Daniel and Eldridge and daughters, Clarissa, Chlo, Angeline, Eldridge, Mary and Elizabeth.