Adam Edward Best

Male19 September 1804–about 1844

Brief Life History of Adam Edward

When Adam Edward Best was born on 19 September 1804, in Virginia, United States, his father, Ezekial Best, was 48 and his mother, Katharine Schoner, was 44. He married Elizabeth Campbell on 3 October 1826, in Greene, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died about 1844, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Adam Edward Best
1804–about 1844
Catherine Jane Shegley
Marriage: 18 April 1838
Adam Edward Best
Horatio Barnes Best

Sources (5)

  • Adam Best, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
  • Adam Best, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1838Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Age 6

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 15

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    BIBLES: Best-Beasley Family The following information is available from the Iowa Genealogical Society, 6000 Douglas, P.O. Box 7735, Des Moines, Iowa 50322 BEST-BEASLEY BIBLE RECORD MARRIAGE: Ad …

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