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Elizabeth Molisse Best Kerr
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1845
Blount County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1946
Loudon County
Tennessee, USA

Elizabeth Best, was born 15 March 1845 near Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee. She was one of fifteen children of John Best. She was the next to the last child born to John and second wife Elizabeth Anderson.

She was named after her mother. On 17 Jan 1867, Elizabeth married William H "Wylie" Kerr. He was the son of John Kerr and Juliann Townsley. William was a Civil War veteran of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.

We do not know much about Elizabeth. She had no children of her own. those who knew her, remember her as a caring person with a "heart of gold".

When her first cousin, Daniel best, had a son out of wedlock in 1890, elizabeth took the child and raised him as her own. She also raised three children of William Riley Best and Mary Elizabeth Kerr. William Riley Best was another first cousin and brother to Daniel Best. William Riley Best had remarried and his children chose to stay withy "Aunt Lissa."

Elizabeth was affectionately known as "Aunt Lissa" by member of the Best Clan in Blount County, Tennessee. As was the custom in the south, "Aunt Lissa" chewed tobacco. Apparently, she like to tell stories of times before the Civil War, when she was a young girl.

Elizabeth "Molisse" Best Kerr died on 10 Jan 1946, in Loudon County, Tennessee. she was almost one hundred and one year old.

Family links: 
  John Best (1798 - 1870)
  Elizabeth Anderson Best (1808 - 1880)
  William Harrison Kerr (1842 - 1927)
  William David Kerr (1890 - 1939)*
  Mary Ann Best Tulloch (1819 - 1899)**
  Katherine Best Best (1821 - 1895)**
  Carrie Best (1824 - 1896)**
  Samuel P Best (1829 - 1898)**
  James Madison Best (1830 - 1919)**
  Susanah Best Davis (1834 - 1904)*
  Nancy Jane Best Hedrick (1835 - 1909)*
  Isaac Best (1841 - 1924)*
  George Mifflin Dallas Best (1844 - 1926)*
  Elizabeth Molisse Best Kerr (1845 - 1946)
  Pierce Monroe Best (1852 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Morganton Cemetery
Loudon County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Erlene Best (Bremmer)
Originally Created by: Brucene Stulen Seal
Record added: Aug 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29139405
Elizabeth Molisse <i>Best</i> Kerr
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Elizabeth Molisse <i>Best</i> Kerr
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Elizabeth Molisse <i>Best</i> Kerr
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Elizabeth "Molisse" BestMy great great great Aunt.Erlene Best
- Erlene Best (Bremmer)
 Added: Jul. 10, 2010

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Sep. 16, 2009

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