Elizabeth Ann Best

12 July 1823–13 August 1898 (Age 75)
Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Best was born on 12 July 1823, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, her father, Samuel Best, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann (Polly) Rider, was 18. She married Giles Green Hudson on 10 November 1839. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Anchor, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 13 August 1898, in Saybrook, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saybrook, Cheneys Grove Township, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Giles Green Hudson
Elizabeth Ann Best
Marriage: 10 November 1839
Samuel Braxton Hudson Sr.
George William Hudson
James Madison Hudson
John Allen Hudson
Joseph Benjamin Warren Hudson
Charles Franklin Hudson

Spouse and Children

    Giles Green Hudson



10 November 1839


    Samuel Braxton Hudson Sr.


    George William Hudson


    James Madison Hudson


    John Allen Hudson


    Joseph Benjamin Warren Hudson


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 6

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English, northern Irish, and French: from Middle English, Old French beste ‘animal’, ‘beast’ (Latin bestia), applied either as a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after beasts—a herdsman—or as a derogatory nickname for someone thought to resemble an animal, i.e. a violent, uncouth, or stupid man. It is unlikely that the name is derived from best, Old English betst, superlative of good. By far the most frequent spelling of the French surname is Beste, but it is likely that in North America this form has largely been assimilated to Best.2 German: from a short form of Sebastian .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth A Hudson in household of Giles G Hudson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth A Hudson in household of Giles G Hudson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Hudson in household of George Hudson, "United States Census, 1880"

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