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Frances Margaret "Fanny" Costner Best
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1800
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1891
Blount County
Tennessee, USA

Daughter of David & Margaret (Rudisill) Costner.

Married John Michael Best, 1818 in Lincoln, NC.
10 children.

Following is a transcription of Frances Costner Best's Obituary. A copy of the original may be found online at Chronicling America (Library of Congress) The Maryville Times, February 04, 1891, Image 4

Maryville Times, (Blount Co. TN) Wednesday, February 4, 1891:
"Obituary---Frances Best, daughter of David and Margaret Costner, was born August 24th, 1800, in Lincoln County, N.C. She was a member of a large family and the last to depart this life.
In 1818 she was united in marriage with John M. Best, who was born and raised in Lincoln County, N.C. Ten children were born and reared by them, and all are yet living but two.
In 1835 she and husband moved to Blount County, Tenn. Mr. Best became a good citizen, a noble and sincere Christian and was a kind father and devoted husband. In 1870 he passed from the land of dying to the land of living, leaving his aged wife to battle with the storms of life alone. She was converted in early life and joined the Lutheran Church and was a member until 1845, when she joined the M.E. Church and proved a consistent member. she was a faithful wife, a loving mother, a kind and obliging neighbor, a model christian. Her gentle words and kind acts at home and abroad, to humanity endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. she was extremely industrious and could do some kinds of housework until a few months before she died, and retained her right mind most of the time.
After her husband's death she lived with her son and family, A.J. Best's, and spoke a great deal before her death about their being so good and kind to her.
She closed her eyes to the scenes of earth at eight o'clock Saturday morning, January 24th, 1891, aged ninety years and five months.
Though Aunt Fanny (as she was generally called by that name) left many kindred and friends to grieve her loss, what could entice her to stay here with them any longer? What disappointments she has encountered in her long journey! What bright hopes blasted! What sorrows felt! How many loved ones she has covered in the grave---life's flowers faded, the friends of her youth no more, and she was only waiting to go to them." written by a friend, Lemy Carpenter, February 2nd, 1891.
Family links: 
  John Michael Best (1797 - 1870)*
  Margaret Best Ross (1818 - 1894)*
  John Caleb Best (1820 - 1886)*
  Christopher Best (1820 - 1906)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Best Farr (1825 - 1885)*
  John Michael Best (1827 - 1894)*
  Mary Louise Best Hannah (1834 - 1924)*
  Andrew Jackson Best (1839 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Wife of J M Best
Carpenters Campground Cemetery
Blount County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Janine Waits
Record added: Apr 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36099133
Frances Margaret Fanny <i>Costner</i> Best
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Frances Margaret Fanny <i>Costner</i> Best
Added by: Janine Waits
Frances Margaret Fanny <i>Costner</i> Best
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- Joel Mason
 Added: Jan. 5, 2015
Peace to you my Fourth Great Grandmother
- Joel Mason
 Added: Aug. 12, 2013
Rest in peace 3rd great-grandmother Best
- Otto Sprenger
 Added: May. 25, 2013
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