Kay's Family History and Genealogy

Kay's Family History and Genealogy


The Snow Family of Sturtle, Dorset, England, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Augusta, Oneida County, New York, Eaton, Madison County, New York, Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania

Mary Snow's Tombstone, Johnston, Ohio

Mary wife of Seth Snow Died in Johnston, O, Nov 14, 1827, Aged 88 yrs. Formerly from Massachusetts.


We are descended from William Snow (Abt. 1617-1708) "twice." By that I mean that our ancestor Seth Snow (1755-Bef. 1830) married his second cousin Mary Snow (1757-1837) . I will cover the common ancestors first, then split into Branch One for Seth's line then Branch Two for Mary's line.


Common Ancestors

William Snow (Abt. 1617-1708) was born Abt. 1617 in Sturtle, Dorset, England, and died January 31, 1708 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married About 1654 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Rebecca Brown, born about 1631, died after March 9, 1698, daughter of Peter and Mary Brown. (Peter Brown was a Passenger on the Mayflower in 1620.)

William Snow is apparently the William Snow, aged 18, who arrived on the Susan and Ellen in 1635. On August 31, 1638 Mr. Richard Derby transferred his servent William Snow to Edward Doty with William to serve 7 years longer. In the 1642 list of men able to bear arms he was a resident of Plymouth. He was among the first settlers of the town of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts and in 1657 William Snow was a Freeman in Bridgewater.

William Snow was tried in court on June 8, 1651 for vain, light, and lascivious carriage, and he was admonished on October 7, 1651 for the same.

The will of William Snow, Senr. of Bridgewater, dated March 9, 1698/9, proved March 4, 1708, mentions his wife (unnamed); sons Joseph and Benjamin; son William to maintain parents for life; daughters Mary, Lydia, Hannah and Rebecca.

Children of William and Rebecca (Brown) Snow are:
James, Lydia, Mary, Joseph, William , Hannah, Benjamin, and Rebecca.

William Snow (Abt. 1662-Bef. 1726) son of William and Rebecca (Brown) Snow, was born about 1662 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died before November 07, 1726 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married November 30, 1686 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Naomi Whitman, born about 1664, died after January 12, 1711, daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Byram) Whitman.

James Snow of Bridgewater was appointed administrator of the estate of his father William Snow late of Bridgewater on 7 Nov. 1726. Division of the estate on 22 Nov. 1726 names sons James, William, Eleazer and John Snow; daughters Bethiah, wife of Elisha Howard and Susanna wife of Isreal Alger, both of Bridgewater. William Snow late of Bridgewater deceased had deeded by gift to sons James Snow and John Snow land in Bridgewater, dated 17 May 1728, acknowledged 11 May 1745; witnesses William and Eleazer Snow.

Children of William and Naomi (Whitman) Snow are:
Bethiah, James, Susanna, William (Branch One) , Eleazer (Branch Two) , and John.


Branch One, Seth's Ancestors

William Snow (1697-1774) son of William and Naomi (Whitman) Snow was born August 14, 1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died Aft. March 31, 1774 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married November 08, 1722 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Mary Washburn, born October 28, 1694 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, died March 31, 1774 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, daughter of James and Mary (Bowden) Washburn. (James mother was Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth's mother was Jane Cook, daugher of Francis Cook, a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620.)

Children of William and Mary (Washburn) Snow are:
William, Seth , James, Mary and Susanna.

Seth Snow (1725- ) son of of William and Mary (Washburn) Snow, was born August 07, 1725 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married in 1749 Betty Sprague, born May 10, 1731, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia (Leavitt) Sprague.

Seth's will is dated January 20, 1812, and was proven July 7, 1812 in Oneida County, New York. In it he names children Simeon, Seth Jr., Jonathan, Huldah wife of Jonathan Snow, Sally wife of Joshua Richmond, Bethia wife of Asaph Larabee, ans Susannah wife of Matthew Rankin. He also names grandchildren Betsey Larabee and Patty Rankin.

Children of Seth and Betty (Sprague) Snow are:
Simeon, Betty, Seth, Jonathan, Lydia, Huldah, Sally, Bethia and Susannah.

Seth Snow (1755-1824) son of Seth and Betty (Sprague) Snow was born April 25, 1755 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died in the fall of 1824. He married his second cousin, November 17, 1779 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Mary Snow, born October 25, 1757 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died November 14, 1837, Johnston, Trumbull County, Ohio, daughter of Eleazer and Mary (Wood) Snow. (See branch two)

Seth Snow served in the Massachusetts Militia during the Revolutionary War. According to Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution (17 Vols.) Volume 14 page 624:

  • Capt. Daniel Lothrop's co., Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt., enlisted June 5, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 53 [?] days; also, Capt.
  • Lothrop's (7th) co., Col. Crafts's regt.; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos.; also, Gunner, same co. and regt.; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, 3 mos.;
  • Reported as serving 1 mo. in Colony service, 2 mos. in Continental service; also, same co. and regt.; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to date of discharge, May 7, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days.

After the war, Seth Snow and his family left Bridgewater, Massachusetts and settled in Eaton, Madison County, New York. By 1797 he was was one of the first residents of the northeast quarter. He was a surveyor in 1807, his original Survey Map Book of the Town of Eaton is supposed to be in the Madison County, New York Historian's locked file.

He cleared a portion of the farm, west of Eaton village, where he built a double log house, and when the Cherry Valley Turnpike, (now route 20) was laid through, Seth Snow built the first brick house, and kept a tavern on the turnpike two miles east of the village of Eaton, Madison County, New York, 1807-1809 .

According to tradition, the first apple tree of the town of Eaton, Seth Snow brought on his back from the Indian orchard in Stockbridge; the same tree was standing in 1869, on Squire Samuel White's place. Rev. Simeon Snow was a brother of Seth Snow, and was one of the first ministers in town.

The family removed from the town at an early date, according to History of Chenango and Madison Co's. 1784-1880. I do not know for sure when after 1809 they removed to Pennsylvania, and I have not been able to check all available land and census records.

They removed to Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania sometime around 1815.

Seth's will is dated 18 Apr 1822 and was filed 5 Oct 1824 in Butler County, Pennsylvania. In it he names children Seth Jr., Barnabus, Polly wife of David Morton, Cyrus, Aseneth wife of Solomon Dunbar, Elijah, Pyrrhus, Zernia wife of Caleb Richmond, and his wife Mary.

Mary Snow is shown as a head of household in the 1830, Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.

Children of Seth and Mary (Snow) Snow are:
Seth, Barnabus, Polly, Cyrus, Asceneth , Elijah, Pyrrhus and Terula.

Asceneth Snow (1789-1881) daughter of Seth and Mary (Snow) Snow, Jr., married possibly at Eaton or Pompey, Madison County, New York, Solomon Dunbar (1786-1849) son of Caleb and Hannah (Drake) Dunbar. They resided in Madison County, New York, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, and Trumbull County, Ohio. Please see the Dunbar Family page for their family and descendants.


Branch Two, Mary's Ancestors

Eleazer Snow (1701-1796) son of William and Naomi (Whitman) Snow was born July 14, 1701 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died February 18, 1796 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married July 11, 1728 in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Mercy King, daughter of Joseph and Mercy (Dunham) King.

Children of Eleazer and Mercy (King) Snow are:
Betty, Reuben, Eleazer , Mercy and Daniel.

Eleazer Snow (1734-1797) son of Eleazer and Mercy (King) Snow, was born October 30, 1734 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died 1797. He married January 13, 1757 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Mary Wood, born about 1730, daughter of John and Priscilla (___) Wood.

He was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War.

Children of Eleazer and Mary (Wood) Snow are:
Betsey, Jonathan, Mercy, Phebe, Sarah, Silas, Zevina, Mary and Eleazer.

Mary Snow (1757-1837) married her second cousin, November 17, 1779 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Seth Snow (1755-1824) son of Seth and Betty (Sprague) Snow. They resided in Madison County, New York and Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Please see Branch One of the Snow Family page for their family and descendants.


Sources

  1. 1790 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  2. 1820 Federal Census, Oneida County, New York.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
  4. 1830 Federal Census, Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
  5. 1840 Federal Census, Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
  6. 1850 Federal Census, Johnston Township, Trumbull County, Ohio.
  7. 1850 Federal Census, Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  8. 1850 Federal Census, Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
  9. 1850 Federal Census, Middlesex Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
  10. 1860 Federal Census, Forward Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
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