Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bestows in:
 • Bestow Cemetery
 • Geff
 • Wayne County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Advertisement
Waterman "Wat" Bestow
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Dec. 5, 1846
Chester
Meigs County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1915
Geff
Wayne County
Illinois, USA

Waterman Bestow, son of John C. Bestow and Phoebe Alnetta Branch Bestow, was married three times. He married first in 1867 to Florence Ada Rinard and they had three daughters: Martha A. "Mattie", Lucy Ada, and Carrie B.

After Florence died in 1877, Wat married Martha A Grow, the widow of James Branch. They married in 1878 at Fairfield's Jackson House. They had no children and Martha died just four years later of consumption.

In 1883, Wat was still a young 36 and married third to Samantha "Mantie" B. Karr and they had att least seven children. Five girls: Bessie, Jessie, Edna, Blanche, Phoebe; and two boys Lowell J. and Lynn.

He died in 1915. Obit excerpt: "...pallbearers, all men of his Sunday school class, carried the body to the church and then to Bestow cemetery. Uncle Wat, as he was lovingly called, was a man whose place cannot be filled, but whoese memory and Godly influence will live forever... attending funeral included George Adams of Muskogee, OK, Mrs. Jane Rochelle and Miss Agnes Rochell, Rinard..."
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Curtis Bestow (1821 - 1887)
  Phoebe Alnetta Branch Bestow (1821 - 1890)
 
 Spouses:
  Martha Ann Grow Branch (1834 - 1882)
  Samantha B. Karr Bestow (1861 - 1941)
  Florence Ada Rinard Bestow (1851 - 1877)
 
 Sibling:
  Frederick Bestow (1844 - 1901)*
  Waterman Bestow (1846 - 1915)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bestow Cemetery
Geff
Wayne County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: carolyn leonard
Record added: Aug 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94775252
Waterman Wat Bestow
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Larry
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service