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Isaac Best, Sr

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in San Felipe, Austin County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Best, I and Sarah Best
Husband of Mary Margaret Best
Father of Rebecca Polly Best; John Best; Isaac Best, Jr.; Humphrey Best; Phoebe Mouser and 4 others
Brother of Stephen Best, Jr.

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About Isaac Best, Sr

This Isaac, of the Old 300 Settlers of the Austin Colony, and son of Stephen Best and Sarah Humphrey, is often confused with an Isaac Best, son of Humphrey Best and Mary Polly Cartwright. The two Isaacs were cousins.

Isaac was one of the Old 300 Settlers of the Austin Colony, but he spent his early life in Pa. & Ky, and moved to Missouri about 1808. There he built a mill and Best's Fort, which was a pioneer refuge from the Indians, especially during the 1812 War. About 1822 Isaac, Mary Margaret, and several of their children came to Texas by Wagon Train. Aug. 19, 1824 he was granted land east of the Brazos River and about 30 miles north of S. F. Austin's Capital San Felipe. He sold the land and bought other tracts, later owning about 8,000 acres. He owned four slaves.

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Isaac Best, Sr's Timeline

1774
1774
Pennsylvania, United States
1792
1792
Age 18
Kentucky, United States
1793
April 5, 1793
Age 19
Garrard, Kentucky, United States
1794
April 7, 1794
Age 20
Garrard, Kentucky, United States
1796
1796
Age 22
of, Kentucky
1797
1797
Age 23
Kentucky
1802
1802
Age 28
of, Montgomery Co, Mo
1804
1804
Age 30
Kentucky, United States
1808
1808
Age 34
Kentucky, United States
1808
Age 34
Missouri, United States