Adam Edward Best

19 September 1804–about 1844 (Age 39)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Adam Edward

When Adam Edward Best was born on 19 September 1804, in Virginia, United States, his father, Ezekial Best, was 47 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 40.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1838Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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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

    (1997: 13095;2007: 28372; 2010: 37923)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.

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

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    Sources (4)

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

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