Elizabeth Ann Best

Female12 July 1823–13 August 1898

Brief Life History 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 20. She married Giles Green Hudson on 10 November 1839, in Cass, Missouri, United States. 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 Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, 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

Sources (13)

  • Elizabeth A Hudson in household of Giles G Hudson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Ann C Bess, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Elizabeth Ann Best Hudson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1839Cass, Missouri, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries 1833: Van Buren created from Jackson and Lafayette counties 1849: Renamed Cass County


    Age 23

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

    Name Meaning

    English and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English best(e) (Old English betst) ‘best, finest (person)’.

    English, northern Irish, and French: nickname from Middle English best(e), Old French beste ‘beast, animal’ (especially those used for food or work), applied either as a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after beasts, such as a herdsman, or as a nickname for someone thought to resemble an animal. Compare English Bester 1.

    English: from a Middle English adverbial expression of the Best, but the meaning is unknown.

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

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