Wilson Daily Times, 6 June 1911.
In the 1880 census of Saint Marys township, Wake County, N.C.: Patsy Dunston, 50, and daughters Lottie, 17, and Minerva, 7.
On 27 April 1882, Daniel Best, 23, married Lottie Dunston, 20, in Wilson County.
In the 1900 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: tobacco stemmer Daniel Best, 40; laundry woman Lottie, 35; and children Henry, 17, Sarah, 16, both tobacco stemmers, Daizell, 13, nurse, John, 11, tobacco stemmer, and Griffin, 7.
In the 1910 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: odd jobs laborer Dave Best, 54; wife Lottie, 45, laundress; and children Henry, 26, Sarah, 18, Dezell, 16, James, 15, Griffin, 10, and Harry, 4 months.
Lottie Best died 5 June 1911 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was 45 years old; was born in Wilson County to Joe and Winnie Best; was widowed; worked as a cook; lived on Pender Street; and was buried in Wilson. John Best was informant.