Hannah Best

17 June 1766–4 December 1840 (Age 74)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Best was born on 17 June 1766, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jerge Sebastian Best, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Katherina Hoyle, was 33. She married Peter Hoyle Smith on 16 November 1784, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 4 December 1840, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mauney Cemetery, Stanley, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Hoyle Smith
1761–1838
Hannah Best
1766–1840
Marriage: 16 November 1784
John G. Smith
1788–1838
John Smith
1794–1852
John Alexander Smith
1802–
Peter Chimicun Smith
1792–1863
Ann "Annie" Smith
1792–1870
Catherine Smith
1792–1831
Elder Daniel Smith Sr.
1792–1857
Mary J. Smith
1798–
Benjamin Bennett Smith
1799–1883
John R Smith
1802–1850

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 November 1784
Lincoln, North Carolina, United States
children

(10)

    John G. Smith

    Male1788–1838Male

    Peter Chimicun Smith

    Male1792–1863Male

    Female1792–1870Female

    Catherine Smith

    Female1792–1831Female

    Male1792–1857Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(20)

+15 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 10

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 20

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English, northern Irish, and French: from Middle English, Old French beste ‘animal’, ‘beast’ (Latin bestia), applied either as a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after beasts—a herdsman—or as a derogatory nickname for someone thought to resemble an animal, i.e. a violent, uncouth, or stupid man. It is unlikely that the name is derived from best, Old English betst, superlative of good. By far the most frequent spelling of the French surname is Beste, but it is likely that in North America this form has largely been assimilated to Best.2 German: from a short form of Sebastian .

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

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Residence

Hannah Bess and Peter Smith , son of Wilhelm Schmidt of Germany who moved on from North Carolina to Missouri. Peter served in the Revolutionary War. He was skilled in metal and iron works. They lived …

Sources (3)

  • Hannan Best, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Hannah Best, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Peter-Hannah Smith Family Profile

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