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Samuel J. Best

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  • Name Samuel J. Best 
    Born 11 May 1815  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 2 July 1815  Germantown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Samuel first married Polly Boice, second Sarah.

      1840 Federal Census. Copake, Columbia County, New York
      Roll 277, page 147
      Family of Samuel Best
      1 male under 5 [Peter]
      1 male 5-9 [Hiram]
      1 male 15-19 [?]
      1 male 20-29 [Samuel]
      2 female under 5 [Clara & ?]
      1 female 15-19 [?]
      1 female 20-29 [Polly]
      1 female 50-59 [probably Lena, Polly’s mother]

      1850 Federal Census. Copake, Columbia County, New York
      Roll 491, page 122B
      Samuel Best, 34
      Polly Best, 36
      Hiram J. Best, 16
      Clara E. Best, 14
      Peter Best, 10
      Emeline Best, 8
      Hannah E. Best, 6
      John H. Best, 4
      Fanny Best, 6 months
      All were born in New York.

      1860 Federal Census. Taghkanic, Columbia County, New York
      Roll 737, page 483
      Post Office East Taghkanic
      Samuel Best, 45, farm laborer, $2000 real estate, $620 personal estate
      Polly Best, 45
      Hiram Best, 26, house carpenter
      Emaline Best, 18, domestic
      Hannah Best, 16, domestic
      Fanny Best, 11
      Almena Best, 6
      Louella Best, 2 months
      All were born in New York. Peter Best’s family is next door.

      1870 Federal Census. Taghkanic, Columbia County, New York
      Roll 921, page 609B
      Post Office West Taghkanic
      Samuel Best, 55, farm laborer, $250 personal estate
      Polly Best, 56, cannot read or write
      Alemena Best, 15, female
      All were born in New York. Peter Best and his family live next door.

      1880 Federal Census. Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York
      Roll 821, page 269A
      Samuel Best, 65, stone mason, b. NY, parents b. NY
      Sarah Best, 39, wife, keeping house, b. NJ, parents b. NJ
      Manning Best, 4 months, b. Feb, son, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
    Person ID I94607  Schirado
    Last Modified 8 March 2014 

    Father Jacob Best 
    Mother Sally Benner 
    Family ID F76646  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Polly Boice,   b. 24 June 1813, Churchown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 January 1874  (Age 60 years) 
    Married about 1833 
    Children 
     1. Hiram Jacob Best,   b. 17 June 1834, West Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Clara Ellen Best,   b. 19 February 1836, West Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Peter Best,   b. about 1840, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Evaline Best,   b. about 1842, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hannah E. Best,   b. about 1844, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John H. Best,   b. about 1846, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Fanny Best,   b. about 1849, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Almira Best,   b. about 1854, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Luella Best,   b. about 1859, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F27776  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Sarah,   b. about 1841, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F76645  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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