The Descendants of Seth Ward

Sheffield's heirs and the families they joined

Family: Robert James Best/Nancy Leonora Gore (F1823)

m. 21 Feb 1874


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  • Father | Male
    Robert James Best

    Born  14 May 1852  Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 November 1930  Whiteville, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  21 Feb 1874  [1]  Columbus, North Carolina  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Catherine L (Katie) Edwards | F1822 
    Married  26 Nov 1911  Waccamaw, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Mathew James Best, Sr | F1205 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary "Polly" Ward | F1205 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Nancy Leonora Gore

    Born  Nov 1859  Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 November 1928  Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 1 | Female
    Mary F Best

    Born  1876  Lees, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Henry Cannon Gore | F1826 
    Married  15 Jun 1895  Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    John James Best

    Born  Jun 1877  Whiteville, Brunswick, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Aug 1950  Williams, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Female
    Sarah Lenora Best (Long)

    Born  Jun 1878  Lee's Twp., Columbus County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Aug 1958  Nakina, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 4 | Male
    Luther Casleo Best

    Born  31 Mar 1880  Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Sep 1962  Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 5 | Male
    Matthew Dowlan Best

    Born  22 Aug 1883  Columbus County, North Carolina, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Aug 1937  Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Ann Reaves | F1824 
    Married  13 Oct 1911  Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    William Barney Best

    Born  24 Oct 1885  Columbus County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Jul 1970  Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 7 | Male
    Alexander Best

    Born  29 Feb 1888  Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 Oct 1953  Whteville Mem Cem, Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 8 | Female
    Ida L Best

    Born  Oct 1890  Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Nov 1918  State Hospital - Insane Asylum, Raleigh, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 9 | Male
    Pearl Dawson Best

    Born  7 March 1892  Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 April 1949  Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 10 | Male
    Raleigh Rone Best

    Born  1 Aug 1895  Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Jan 1982  Supply, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 11 | Male
    Henry Disken Best

    Born  10 May 1896  Columbus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Feb 1960  Wilmington Beach, New Hanover, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 12 | Male
    Major McDuffie Best

    Born  29 Jan 1897  Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 May 1973  Hardeeville, Jasper, South Carolina, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Grays, Jasper County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Lucille Freeman | F1825 
    Married  23 Sep 1920  Ridgeland, Jasper Co., S.C. Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 13 | Female
    Carrie Best

    Born  14 Mar 1901  Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  03 Mar 1991  Mullins, Marion Co., S.C. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

  • Sources 
    1. [S-406340673] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1900; Census Place: Bug Hill, Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: 1189; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0031; FHL microfilm: 1241189.