Best, David a Methodist Episcopal minister, born in Ireland, who emigrated to America at the age of 22, and joined the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1801. He filled various appointments, with honor to himself and profit to his people, until in the spring of 1835 he took a supernumerary relation. He was a man of strong mind, sound judgment, and unflinching firmness, and, as a preacher, his talents were more than ordinary. He died in Dec., 1841, in the 41st year of his ministry and 67th of his age. — Minutes of Conferences, 3, 250.