The Descendants of Seth Ward

Sheffield's heirs and the families they joined

Matthew Dowlan Best[1]

Male 1883 - 1937  (53 years)


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  • Name Matthew Dowlan Best  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born 22 Aug 1883  Columbus County, North Carolina, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Aug 1937  Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7
    Buried Columbus County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID P7921  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 Mary Ann Reaves,   b. 22 November 1886, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 July 1971  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1911  Columbus, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Verna Best
     2. Rachell Best
     3. Clyde Everett Best,   b. 01 Apr 1917, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1995, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Bulah Mae Best,   b. 29 Sep 1919, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1938  (Age 18 years)
     5. Mary E Best
     6. Joel F Best
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F1824  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=7921

    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-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-406206861] North Carolina, Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Data Source: North Carolina State Archives.

    6. [S-406186271] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Registration State: North Carolina; Registration County: Columbus; Roll: 1765632.

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

    8. [S-406340363] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1910; Census Place: Eutaw, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1469; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 1375482.

    9. [S-406341326] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1930; Census Place: Bolton, Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: 1682; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0003; Image: 955.0; FHL microfilm: 2341416.

    10. [S-406340336] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1920; Census Place: Bolton, Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1292; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 646.