The Descendants of Seth Ward

Sheffield's heirs and the families they joined

Major McDuffie Best[1]

Male 1897 - 1973  (76 years)


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  • Name Major McDuffie Best  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 29 Jan 1897  Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 May 1973  Hardeeville, Jasper, South Carolina, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Grays, Jasper County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID P7916  Descendents of Seth Ward
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 

    Father Robert James Best,   b. 14 May 1852, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 November 1930, Whiteville, Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 21 Feb 1874  Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1823  Group Sheet

    Family Lucille Freeman,   b. 31 July 1903, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 August 1991, Savannah, Chatham County, GA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1920  Ridgeland, Jasper Co., S.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Laurence Best,   b. 19 Jan 1924, Ridgeland, Jasper County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 September 1963, Savannah, Chatham Co., Ga. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. Herbert Hoover Best,   b. 27 October 1928, Patilla Camp, Colleton County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 September 1947, Jasper Co., S.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     3. Nellie Marie Tolar,   b. 17 February 1931, Grays, Jasper Co., S.C. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 September 1998, Savannah, Chatham Co., Ga. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Nellie Best
     5. Earline Best
     6. Betty Jean Best
     7. Louise Best,   b. 7 April 1940, Hardeeville, Jasper Co., S.C. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 April 1940, Hardeeville, Jasper Co., S.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F1825  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=7916

    2. [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.

    3. [S-396156690] North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).

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

    5. [S-406340363] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1910; Census Place: Bughill, Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1104; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0028; FHL microfilm: 1375117.

    6. [S-406341326] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1930; Census Place: Heyward, Colleton, South Carolina; Roll: 2193; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 826.0; FHL microfilm: 2341927.

    7. [S-406340394] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Year: 1940; Census Place: Hardeeville, Jasper, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3818; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 27-4.