Rev Daniel Perrin Bestor

2 February 1797–9 April 1869 (Age 72)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Daniel Perrin

When Rev Daniel Perrin Bestor was born on 2 February 1797, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Perrin Bestor, was 37 and his mother, Dorcas Terry Hibbard, was 33. He married Elizabeth J. Townes in September 1825, in La Grange, Troup, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sumter, Sumter, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died on 9 April 1869, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Rev Daniel Perrin Bestor
Elizabeth J. Townes
Marriage: September 1825
Frances Jane Bestor
Mary Ann Bestor
Mary Anne Rebecca Bestor
Harriet Julia Bestor
John Alfred Bestor
Eliza Dorcas Bestor
John Townes Bestor
Daniel Perrin Bestor
Henry Bestor
Frank Or Franklin Eggleston Bestor

Spouse and Children

September 1825
La Grange, Troup, Georgia, United States


    Frances Jane Bestor


    Mary Anne Rebecca Bestor


    Harriet Julia Bestor


    John Alfred Bestor


    Eliza Dorcas Bestor


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 5

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

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

Variant spelling of English Bester , possibly also of the German name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Danl P Bestor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • D. P. Bestor in entry for Daniel P. Bestor, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Daniel Perbin Bestor, "Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836-1995"

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