Rev Daniel Perrin Bestor

Male2 February 1797–9 April 1869

Brief Life History 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 on 1 December 1825, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 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: 1 December 1825
Frances Jane 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

Sources (8)

  • Danl P Bestor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Daniel Perren Bestor, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Daniel P Bestor, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1825Lawrence, Alabama, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +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.


    Age 15

    Historical Boundaries: 1812: Mobile, Mississippi Territory, United States 1817: Mobile, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Mobile, Alabama, United States

    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

    Americanized form of German Bester .

    Possibly also an altered form of English Bester .

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

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