Best, John A., Peter K., Douw & wife Sarah (Statts?) of Colonie, NY
Seeking informaton on the Best family of the old Township of Watervliet, N.Y. (Now Colonie). In 1897 John A. Best owned 80 acres of land on the old Loudon road and over 100 acres on Boght Road.Also; Norman(?)Best owned 145 Acres on Wiswall Road (between Watervliet City and the Boght Road in what is now Colonie).Sarah, wife of Douw Best may have been a Statts as their daughter Helena Jane is recorded as being buried in the old Statts family burial ground on Rt.9 (Loudon Road) across from Fonda Road in Colonie.Members of the Best family attended the Reformed Church of the Boght in the early 20th century.Any informaton on the family would be appreciated.Kindly contact Kevin Franklin, historian, Town of Colonie, N.Y. at the e-mail used for this posting.Thanks.