Thursday, May 7, 2015

JAMES SNOW 1770-1850

[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Gardner Snow, son of James Snow.]

Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont.

Snow Family crest.

history and will from Bennett's bookZerubbabel's son, James, also appears in Bennett's book:James Snow, son of Captain Zerubbabel Snow and Mary Trowbridge, was born 28
January 1770 at Chesterfield, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He died 2 September 1850
at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. He married at Chesterfield, Cheshire County,
New Hampshire, 28 May 1787, Abigail Farr. She was born in 1769, at Hardwick, Worcester
County, Massachusetts, the daughter of Jonathan Farr and Mercy Winslow. She died at St.
Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, 25 January 1837, age 68. Both she and her husband
are buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery there.

Children of James Snow and Abigail Farr (born in Chesterfield, Cheshire Co., N. H.:

1. Eli Airs, born 1 Nov. 1787
2. Kimball, born 28 June 1789
3. Alpheus, born 10 May, 1791
4. Gardner, born 15 Feb. 1793
5. Elijah Jackson, born 7 Jan 1795
6. Polly, born 4 Mar. 1798
7. Jerusha, born 24 June 1800
8. Selina, born abt 1802
9. Sarah S., born 1806
10. Mercy, born 1808
11. Thirza C., born 22 Apr 1813
James Snow was the eldest son of his father, Capt. Zerubbabel, and is the first child
mentioned in the latter's will, 17 Mar. 1794. In deeds dated 9 Dec. 1796 and 23 Jan. 1797 he
disposed of property in Lot No. 13, in Chesterfield, being called "James Snow of Chesterfield,

On March 12, 1800, his widowed mother, Mrs. Mary Snow, married Lt. James
Robertson of Chesterfield. On 29 Jan. 1800, "Mary Snow of Chesterfield...Widow of Capt.
Zerubbabel Snow" as his Executrix, deeded her third part of the stream known as Catsbain
Brook and her third part of the saw mill standing on said stream on lot No. 11. On 23 Sept.
1816, Mary Robertson and James Robertson, her husband, deeded to her son John Snow one
third part "of the real estate of Zerubabel Snow late of Chesterfield, deceased, it being given
and bequeathed to me, the said Mary in the last will of the said deceased." James Snow was
one of the witnesses at Chesterfield.

On 21 Apr. 1817, "James Snow of Chesterfield in the County of Cheshire, Yeoman,"
for $50.00 paid by his brother-in-law Ezekiel Harris, "both for myself and my wife Abigail
Snow," quit claims all their right and title formerly owned by his brother-in-law Joshua Farr
(his wife's brother), deceased. Witnesses included Abigail Snow, Elijah Snow and Eli A.
Snow, his children. In 1819, James Snow acknowledged this deed in Caledonia Co., Vt. This
indicated the approximate date of his removal to St. Johnsbury.

James Snow continued to reside thereafter in St. Johnsbury, and is on record there in
the census returns for 1830, 1840, and 1850, the last being taken only a few weeks before his
death. He outlived his wife thirteen years.
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1 comment:

  1. Greeting! I came across your blog while doing a google search, funny how we are all related in one way or another! I am the 5th great grandson of James Snow.
    Thanks for sharing this information!
    Marion Snow