Person:Christopher Bess (1)

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  1. Christopher Bessabt 1729 - 1783
  • HChristopher Bessabt 1729 - 1783
  • W.  Mary (add)
m. bef. 1752
  1. Rebecca Bessabt 1752 - bef 1840
  2. Sarah Bessest 1760 -
  3. William H. Bess1775 - 1864
  4. Jane Bess1779 - 1836
Facts and Events
Name Christopher Bess
Alt Name Christopher Best
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1729 Chuckatuck, Nansemond County, Virginia
Marriage bef. 1752 to Mary (add)
Death? 1783 Botetourt County, Virginia

Christopher Best was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records in Virginia

  • Roll of Soldiers - Christopher Best, 18 Sept. 1755, Nansemond, age 26, 5'5", planter, Virginia, dark complexion, slender male. [Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 75]
  • Pay Roll of Capt. Joshua Lewis's Company for February 1756. - Christopher Best. (listed among many others) [Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 57]
  • Pay Roll of Capt. Joshua Lewis's Company for March and April 1756. - Christopher Best. (listed among many others) [Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 58]
  • Pay Roll of Capt. Joshua Lewis's Company for July 1756. - Christopher Best. (listed among many others) [Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 90]
  • Pay Roll of Capt. Joshua Lewis's Company for August 1756. - Christopher Best. (listed among many others) [Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 90]
  • Pay Roll of Capt. Joshua Lewis's Company for June, July, August 1757. - Christopher Best. (listed among many others) [Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 108]
  • Necessary Roll of the 7th company of the Virginia Regiment Commanded by Capt. Joshua Lewis, July 1757. - Christopher Best. (listed among many others) [Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 97]


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 719.--18th November, 1764. Edward ( ) Gill to Solomon Whitley, £13, farming implements and household furniture. Teste: Christopher ( ) Best.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1766. - (216) Christopher Best and Hugh Galbreath, witnesses.


Records in Botetourt County, VA

  • Botetourt Court Dec. 1779. No. 883 "I do hereby certify that Solomon Simpson, Edward Gill, Sr., Christopher Best, and Wm. Cross severally proved to this court that they served in the 1st Virginia Regiment, last war, as soldiers till it was disbanded, which regiment was commanded by Col. Byrd and Col. Stephens, and that they never before proved such service nor obtained any land in consideration thereof under the King of Britain's proclamation of 1763. A certificate for these claims issued formerly and is supposed to have been lost. Test: D. May, C.B.C.
  • At a court contd. & held for Botetourt County the 10th day of December, 1779. - Ord. that the claim of Solomon Simpson, Edward Gill, Senr., Christopher Finnie, Wm. Cross and Christopher Best be certified who proved to this court that they respectively served as soldiers in the first old Virginia Regement commanded by Colo. Washington. [Source: Botetourt County, Virginia Court Minutes, County Court December 1779].


Notes

From Rootsweb Message Board:


BESS, BEST -
It is believed that Christopher Bess/Best is the migrant of all lines of the surname, "Bess" in Alleghany County, VA. He was born in 1734 in Nansamond County, VA and died in 1783 in Botetourt County, VA. He was a veteran of both the French-Indian War and the Revolutionary War. His wife was named, "Mary". He resided in the hamlet of Rich Patch which is an area of Botetourt County that eventually became Alleghany County.
[Source: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaboteto/bote-996.htm].