The Descendants of Seth Ward

Sheffield's heirs and the families they joined

James Matthew (Jim) Best[1]

Male 1804 - 1870  (66 years)


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  • Name James Matthew (Jim) Best  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1804  Columbus Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 1870  Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P5581  Descendents of Seth Ward
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 

    Father John Best, Jr,   b. 1761, Bull Head, Greene, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1836, Screven, Randolph, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Martha Williams,   b. 1760, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 29 Apr 1783  Duplin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1821  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Patty Ward,   b. 1804, Duplin, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1829  Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ann Best,   b. May 1825, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1901  (Age ~ 76 years)
     2. Mathew James Best, Sr,   b. 26 August 1828, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1918, Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. William R Best,   b. 2 Jan 1830, Columbus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1893, Buried Old Zion Cem, Columbus, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Mary F. Best,   b. 1832, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Robert R. Best,   b. 1836, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1893, Buried Old Zion Cem, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     6. William Best,   b. 1837, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1862, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     7. John M. Best,   b. 1838, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925  (Age 87 years)
     8. Daniel Register Best,   b. 22 Aug 1839, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1927, Jolly Cem, Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     9. Margaret C Best,   b. 1840, North, Carolina, Puerto Rico, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1870, North, Carolina, Puerto Rico, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     10. Margaret C 'Martha' Best,   b. 22 Aug 1840, Bug Hill, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1870, Gore Cem, Bug Hill, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     11. Rebecca E. A. Best,   b. 22 Aug 1843, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1901  (Age 58 years)
     12. William Anderson Best,   b. 1846
     13. Samuel Best,   b. 1847
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F1204  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S-406343057] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Tree.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=65637836&pid=5581

    2. [S-406206924] 1840 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Year: 1840; Census Place: Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: 356; Page: 59; Image: 123; Family History Library Film: 0018093.

    3. [S-406340086] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Year: 1850; Census Place: Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: M432_626; Page: 238B; Image: 41.

    4. [S-406207139] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Year: 1860; Census Place: Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: M653_893; Page: 489; Image: 424; Family History Library Film: 803893.

    5. [S-406153046] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Year: 1870; Census Place: Lees, Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1131; Page: 208A; Image: 415; Family History Library Film: 552630.