BEST, George 3
George married Catherina "Caty" HAM, daughter of Johan Coenraet HAM and Christina STREIT, on 31 Jan 1803 in Wyantskill, Rensselaer Co., NY.1 2 (Catherina "Caty" HAM was christened on 6 Oct 1763 in Elizaville (Manorton), NY 2 4 5.)
1 Ham, Conrad C. & Peter A. Ham, his nephew, Will of Conrad C. Hamm and Depositions by Peter A. Hamm (1835-7 File of Surrogate Court of Rensselaer County, NY). "..And this deponent further says that the above named persons + Polly Smith wife of Michael T. Smith + Catherine Best sisters of the deceased. Elizabeth Dubois wife of Jonathan Dubois + a sister of the deceased. Frederick Smith , Chistina Salisbury wife of John Salisbury + children of Rachel Smith deceased, Anna Snyder wife of Peter Snyder + sisters of Conrad C Ham deceased + Conrad Ham Christina Ham children of Magdalena Ham deceased together with this deponent and the only next of kin of the deceased among whom the personal property of the deceased (?) by law if distrubuted if the said Conrad C Ham had died intestate + further did not."(File incudes the will and several depositions by Peter A. Ham that he has given copies of the will to legal heirs. The will names as co-executor, Issac Ham, but does not give his relationship.)
2 Hamm, Warren, Hamm Family History (Rockport, TX).
3 Ham, Conrad C. & Peter A. Ham, his nephew, Will of Conrad C. Hamm and Depositions by Peter A. Hamm (1835-7 File of Surrogate Court of Rensselaer County, NY), Peter A. Ham petition of 24 April 1835.
4 Martin, David Kendall, Unpublished Research notes on the Palatine Ham family.
Linlithgo Reformed Church, Records, Livingston Linlithgo Reformed Church, 1722-1889 (Ancestry.com database: New York Birth and Baptisms, Eastern Region, 1683-1923.), Item 849. Baptism Date: 06 Oct 1763
Father: Coenrad Ham
Mother: Christina Strydt
Item #: 849
Sponsor: Jacob Ham; Cathrina Smidt Baptism Record Linlithgo Reformed Church: Livingston Linlithgo Reformed Church 1722-1889