Best, John Williams
Best, John Williams an English Congregational minister, was born at Hexham, Northumberland, inl July, 1846. He was converted in early life, in 1866 entered Lancashire Independent College, and in 1871 was ordained pastor at Cheadle Hulme, a suburb of Manchester. Here he labored but six weeks, when a severe attack of hemorrhage caused his death, Jan. 15, 1872. Mr. Best was very brilliant and promising, and greatly esteemed and dearly loved by all who knew him. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1873, p. 315.