The Descendants of Seth Ward

Sheffield's heirs and the families they joined

Robert James Best[1]

Male 1852 - 1930  (78 years)


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  • Name Robert James Best  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 14 May 1852  Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 November 1930  Whiteville, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID P5607  Descendents of Seth Ward
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary "Polly" Ward,   b. 29 August 1827, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1908, Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1852 
    Family ID F1205  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Catherine L (Katie) Edwards,   b. 18 Dec 1886, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1929, Bolton, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1911  Waccamaw, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F1822  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Nancy Leonora Gore,   b. Nov 1859, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 November 1928, Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1874  Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Mary F Best,   b. 1876, Lees, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John James Best,   b. Jun 1877, Whiteville, Brunswick, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1950, Williams, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. Sarah Lenora Best (Long),   b. Jun 1878, Lee's Twp., Columbus County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1958, Nakina, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     4. Luther Casleo Best,   b. 31 Mar 1880, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1962, Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Matthew Dowlan Best,   b. 22 Aug 1883, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1937, Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. William Barney Best,   b. 24 Oct 1885, Columbus County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1970, Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. Alexander Best,   b. 29 Feb 1888, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1953, Whteville Mem Cem, Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     8. Ida L Best,   b. Oct 1890, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1918, State Hospital - Insane Asylum, Raleigh, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     9. Pearl Dawson Best,   b. 7 March 1892, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 April 1949, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     10. Raleigh Rone Best,   b. 1 Aug 1895, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1982, Supply, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     11. Henry Disken Best,   b. 10 May 1896, Columbus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1960, Wilmington Beach, New Hanover, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     12. Major McDuffie Best,   b. 29 Jan 1897, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1973, Hardeeville, Jasper, South Carolina, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     13. Carrie Best,   b. 14 Mar 1901, Columbus, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1991, Mullins, Marion Co., S.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F1823  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=5607

    2. [S-394825135] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    3. [S-394412299] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).

    4. [S-396156813] North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    5. [S-389400095] North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    6. [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.