Clifton Park in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Abraham Best Family
Columbia County, N.Y.
He Died in 1871 at age 81.
Erected 1976 by Clifton Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 42° 48.744′ N, 73° 49.594′ W. Marker is in Clifton Park, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Vischer Ferry Road (County Route 90) north of Stony Brook Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Vischer Ferry Road, Clifton Park NY 12065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irish House (approx. half a mile away); Shepherd House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vischer Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hydroelectric Power Plant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Church, c. 1788 (approx. one mile away); Vischer Ferry Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Amity Reformed Church The Ferry Road Bridge & Its Surroundings… A Brief History (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clifton Park.
Regarding Best House. The Abraham Best House is an outstanding example of Federal architecture built by Abraham and Harriet Best of Claverack, Columbia County. The house retains all its original carved woodwork and fireplace mantels. Abraham Best was born January 21, 1790 in Columbia Co., NY.
Here is an interesting excerpt about Abraham Best taken from the following book:
The Bench and Bar of Saratoga County, or Reminiscences of the Judiciary, and Scenes in the Court Room, From the Organization of the County to the Present Time By Enos R. Mann, Attorney-At-Law Ballston, NY Waterbury & Inman 1876
"Some men never appear to be happy unless entangled in the meshes of a suit at law. Such an one appears to have been the late Abraham Best of Clifton Park. He had as strong a constitutional aversion to paying taxes as do the noted Smith sisters of Glastonbury, Connecticut. In the year 1863, Adam V. V. Pearse was collector of the school district in Clifton Park in which Best resided. A tax warrant having been placed in his hands on which a certain amount was set
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