m. 7 October 1741
Facts and Events
This article is for John Snoddy, the Gentleman Justice for Washington County, who lived near Abingdon. His wife is commonly identified as "Agness Glasgow" but direct evidence for that is absent. In 1741 a John Snoddy married Agnes in the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. Agnes' last name is not given in the marriage record, but many genealogists trace their descent to this couple, and identify her as "Agness Glasgow". A discussion of this is given at Analysis:Which John Snoddy Married Agnes, but it is highly likely that this John Snoddy is a different person from the Gentleman Justice of Washington County.
Just before the Revolution John moved to southwest Virignia, settling near Abingdon in what is now Washington County. He became one of the first Justice of the Washington County. Some believe that he died here in 1784, while others show him moving on to Jefferson County TN, dying there in 1786. In either case his wife is said to have died in Jefferson County in 1791, or alternatively December 30, 1801. While it is unclear whether John and wife ever moved to TN, several of his sons did, and it would not be unreasonable to think that either he or his wife lived in later life with one of these sons, or perhaps a daughter in Tennessee. The location where some of his children settled in Tennessee is shown below.
From "The 1st Militia Roster of the Clinch River Area of Russell County, Va. in 1774", THE FIRST MILITIA ROSTER OF THE CLINCH RIVER AREA OF RUSSELL COUNTY, By Emory L. Hamilton - 1978 (http://appfrontier.blogspot.com/2007/05/1st-militia-roster-of-clinch-river-area.html)
4.Person:John Snoddy (1) JOHN SNODDY - This was Captain John Snoddy, born circa 1739 and who was a militia captain on the Clinch until his removal to Kentucky around 1780. He had married Margaret Walker, a daughter of John Walker who lived at the "sink" of Sinking Creek on a farm he called "Broad Meadows". Snoddy at one time owned Moore's Fort at Castlewood, which he sold prior to his removal to Kentuckyto Frederick Fraley. He was a brother-in-law to Patrick Porter, and the Cowan brothers, David, William and Samuel, all having married Walker sisters. John Snoddy died in Madison Co., Ky. in 1814, and should not be confused with an older John Snoddy who served on the Washington Co. Court who lived at Abingdon. The older Snoddy married Agnes Glasgow in Philadelphia in 1741 and moved to Tennessee where he died in 1786.