George Snider, of Dunkard Creek
Facts and Events
George Snider was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Not to be confused with George Snyder "of Laurel Point", who died abt. 1805 in Monongalia County, Virginia.
Will of George Snider
- In the name of God, Amen. I George Snyder of Monongohala county and state of Virginia, do hearby make my last will and testament revoking all others hear to fore made or done in manner and form following that is to say:
- 1st I will my sole to God that give it and my bodey to be deasently buereed at the decretion of my heirs. :2nd, my daughter Elizabth the wife of James Glasgo has got her share.
- 3rd, my daughter Marcy, the wife of Samuel Wolford has got hir share.
- 4th my daughter Sarah the wife of Danil Wolford has got hir share.
- 5th my daughter Margret Burris has got her share
- 6thly my Daughter Reuamy the wife of David Lemly has got hir share.
- 7thly my daughter Dorcus the wife of Clem Turner has got her share.
- 8thly my daughter Beekey the wife of George Smith has got hir part payed by my self and my son Jerrimah which he hold a a recpt for the same.
- 9thly, and lastly my son Jerrimah Snyder after my Death I bequeath to him all the rest of my estate both real and Personal of what nature or kind so ever it may be.
- In witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this 16th day of Augest one thousand eighteen and neneteen.
- (Signed) George Snyder
- his [ X ] mark
- Signed sealed pulished and declared as and for the Last will and testament of the above named George Snyder in the presence of us.
- Saml. Minor, Elijah Dunn, Saml. Ashmore
- At a court held for Monongalia county March term 1829 the following last will and testament was produced in court proven by the oath of Samuel Ashmore a witness thereto and ordered to be certified.
- Attest: Thos P. Ray, Clerk
At a court held for Monongalia county June term 1829 the forgoing last will and testament was produced in court proven by the oath of Samuel MINOR a witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. Attest: Thos. P. RAY, Clerk
Records in Monongalia County
- SNITHER, George , 08 Sep 1789 - 300 acres on Days Run adjoining and below lands of John HAMILTON and David PILES. [Grants No. 21, 1789-1790, p. 335]
- SNITHER, George, 08 Oct 1789 - 400 acres on Days Run adjoining lands entered for said SNITHER.
Grants No. 19, 1788-1789, p. 690]
- KOR, Michael, 22 Aug 1792 - 100 acres on Jacob STATLERS run adjoining and between land of said Jacob STATLER and land of George SNITHER. [Grants No. 28, 1792-1793, p. 19]
- George SNYDER [sic] of Monongalia County, 11 May 1793, "for 200 acres ..... on DAYS Run adjoining and below other lands of the said SNYDER." [Virginia Land Office]
- 1793, George SNIDER served Monongalia County as Justice of the Peace
Records of George Snider in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Craigen vs. Thorn--O. S. 73; N. S. 25--Bill filed 1st April, 1796. Peter Thorn made a settlement on South Branch of Potomac, divided it between his sons, viz: Henry, Michael, Tobias and Lazarus, and then in 1758 died testate. Tobias died intestate 1764, leaving a widow Eve and an only son (infant) named Michael. Eve sold the land to Henry Crouchman, who died 1767 testate. Will dated 4th September, 1767, devising the land to his only son John Adam Crouchman, infant (who and Michael also was infant in 1773), who while still infant married oratrix Phoebe Crouchman, and while still under age made his will dated 4th February, 1782, devising the land to Phoebe. He lived to be 21 and then died, leaving two children who died infants. Susannah Crouchman, who married John Wilson, and Margaret Crouchman, who married George Reid, were sisters of John Adam Crouchman. Answer by Michael Thorn, a citizen of Fairfield County, Ohio: He was moved over the Alleghanies before he was one year old. His mother married John Stradler. The land lies now in Hardy County. (Colonel) Moses Hutton, aged seventy years, deposes in Hardy County 5th November, 1803: He lived near when Henry Crouchman lived on the land. William Heath, aged 45, deposes same place and time: He knew George Snyder who lived near the land and removed from it to Redstone about 31 or 32 years ago; also knows Edward Williams for 35 years and who moved to Patterson's Creek 35 years ago and then to Kentucky, then to the Army, and then returned to Patterson's Creek. Anthony Baker deposes same time and place: For 42 years he has lived within 3 miles of the land. Isaac Van Meter deposes 25th June, 1803: John Sebely, whose father was killed by the Indians, and lived in South Branch Manor. George See, aged 66, deposes in Hardy County 15th May, 1798, that Thorn was in possession in 1766-1767. Anthony Baker, Sr., deposes 15th May, 1798: Daniel Tevebough married widow of Henry Crouchman. Michael Moore deposes at Morgantown 11th June, 1799, aged 62 years, that he was a neighbor of Peter Thorn. Peter's eldest son Henry died, leaving widow who married Adam Harpole. Michael Thorn's father was killed by falling of a tree. Deponent moved over the Alleghanies with Stradler. George Snyder, aged 56, deposes same time and place as above, that he knew the land before Tobias Thorn was married. Tobias married Eve Bryerly. Adam Harpole, aged 64 years, deposes at Moorefield 24th March, 1798, that about 43 years ago Tobias Thorn was in possession of the land. Adam married Henry Thorn's widow. Adam Crouchman of Hampshire County, will dated 21st February, 1782, proved in Hardy County 17th March, 1786. Wife and father-in-law George Lee (See?). Peter Thorn, will dated 30th January, 1758, proved in Hampshire 14th February, 1758. Tobias and Lazarus shall administer and provide for their mother, but Christian's cattle to be sold separately. Deed 3d August, 1773, Fairfax to John Adam Crouchman, recorded in Hampshire, 10th November, 1773.