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Husband: James Best
Born: Jul 6 1789 in prob Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., NJ 1 Baptized: Aug 9 1789 in DRC, Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., NJ Died: Oct 6 1846 in prob Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada 2 Buried: in Fingal Cem., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada 3 Father: Michael Best Mother: Anna __________ Notes
Wife: Amy Bodine Married: Sep 29 1809 in Pennsylvania 4
Born: Oct 15 1786 in prob New Jersey (poss Pennsylvania) 5 Died: Nov 10 1855 in Fingal, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada 2 Buried: in Fingal Cem., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada 3 Father: Jacob Bodine, Sr. Mother: Catherine (Nancy) __________ Notes
M Child 1: Michael Best Born: Jan 8 1812 in Ontario, Canada 6 Spouse: Hannah Ellison Married: Sep 24 1840 6 Notes
F Child 2: Nancy Best Born: Mar 15 1814 6 Spouse: Hugh Watson Married: Jan 28 1841 6
M Child 3: Elisha Best Born: Jun 27 1816 in Fingal, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada 6 Died: Sep 27 1862 in Southwold Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario Spouse: Dorcas Philpott b. Dec 19 1822 d. Oct 25 1892 Married: Mar 27 1843 6
F Child 4: Mary Ann Best Born: Jan 28 1819 in Fingal, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada 6 Spouse: George McMichael Married: Sep 4 1842 6
F Child 5: Amy Force Best Born: Jan 8 1821 in on Best farm in Fingal, Elgin, Ontario 7 Died: May 11 1919 8 Buried: May 14 1919 in Family plot in Fingal Cem., Elgin Co., Ontario 8 Spouse: John Williams b. 1823 d. aft 1896 Married: 1852 in prob Watson's Corners, Elgin Co., Ontario 9 Notes
F Child 6: Jane Best Born: Apr 13 1823 in Fingal, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada 6 Spouse: William Teetzel
M Child 7: John Best Born: Jul 30 1825 in Fingal, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada 6 Spouse: Sarah Sutton Notes
Sources: (1) James & Amy Best Family Bible (1836) - date. This Bible is still in the hands of the Best family in Elgin Co., Ontario. Michael Best says both parents born PA. (2) Date is from tombstone (Fingal Cemetery, Southwold Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario). (3) Joan Best has visited this cemetery. (4) James & Amy Best Family Bible (1836) - date. This Bible is still in the hands of the Best family in Elgin Co., Ontario. The location comes from the obituary of Amy Force Best. (5) James & Amy Best Family Bible (1836) - date. Year is figured from info on tombstone - died at age 69 (Fingal Cemetery). Michael Best says both parents born PA. (6) James & Amy Best Family Bible (1836) - date. This Bible is still in the hands of the Best family in Elgin Co., Ontario. (7) Obituary - place & date. James & Amy Best Family Bible (1836) - date. This Bible is still in the hands of the Best family in Elgin Co., Ontario. (8) Obituary of Amy Force (Best) Williams - date & place. (9) Early Settlers of Elgin County, 1896 - date & place. Dave's Bodine Genealogy Web Site Email me with revisions. Pictures under 100KB (about 6x4) welcome. Home Page Email Name Index