Category Archives: Best Ancestry

Jacob Best

Jacob Best (c. 1690-) (aka Bast, Beest) was probably born about 1690 in the neighborhood of Schonbach and Herborn about 40 km. north and a little to the west of Frankfurt, Germany.  He arrived by sea to America to become … Continue reading

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Johannes Best

Johannes Best (c. 1718) was born in Central Camp, Columbia County, NY about 1718.  He was a first born American and son of Jacob Best (c. 1690-c. 1780) and Anna Christina Dederick who were Palatine immigrants. Johannes Best married Eva … Continue reading

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Johannes Best, Jr.

Johannes Best, Jr. (1751-1820) was born April 24, 1751 in Livingston Manor, NY which is now known as Johnstown. He was a second generation American and was baptized four days later with sponsors Johannes Petrie and Thipyta Ham. His parents … Continue reading

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Abraham Best, Sr.

Abraham Best, Sr. (1794-1871) was born in Claverack, Columbia County, NY on January 21, 1790.  He was baptized on April 4, 1790 with sponsors Petrus Herder and Sarah Mesich (Mesick). His parents were Johannes Best (1751-1820) and Margaret Mesick (1756-1831) … Continue reading

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Abraham Best, Jr.

Abraham Best, Jr. (1823-1904) was born in Claverack, Columbia County, NY on September 15, 1823.  His parents were Abraham Best, Sr. (1790-1871) and Harriet Van Deusen (1787-1859).  He was one of eight children and the second oldest son. By age … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Palatine Ancestors

What interests me about genealogical research is the discovery of historical context.  I was surprised to learn that I have Palatine ancestors.  They suffered a horrible passage by sea only to be tricked by the government and left to fend … Continue reading

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Isaac Roff

Isaac Roff (1846-1927) was born on December 10, 1846 in Colonie, NY, the youngest of five children.  He was motherless by age 2.  Isaac was raised with his father and  grandfather, both farmers since the late 1700s.  Isaac eventually owned … Continue reading

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