Family:Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkins (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] Bef 22 May 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
24 NOV 1638 Plymouth, MA
  1. "Division of Cattle in 1627", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 1:151.

    Nickolas Snow and Constance Snow are listed in the seventh group indicating they had married before 22 May 1627 when the list was made up.

  2.   In Bradford's list of Mayflower passengers made in 1651 (MD, p. 1:14), Constance (Hopkins) Snow is listed as having 12 children living at that time. In his will (MD, p. 3:167), Nicholas Snow only names sons: Mark, Joseph, Steven, John, Jabez, Thomas Paine (husband of daughter Mary). Unmentioned are Sarah, Elizabeth, and Ruth or their husbands. The other 3 children are unknown and their identity is subject to a lot of (at times wild) speculation without any solid evidence. Specifically, there is no evidence that Hannah and Rebecca Snow (who married, respectively, Giles and Samuel Rickard) are children of Nicholas. Since the two husbands were born 1659 and 1662, it is unlikely their wives were born by 1651 to be included in Bradford's list. Also it is commonly supposed that the first wife of Daniel Doane (about which Doane Genealogy says "Nothing is known of his first wife.") is a daughter of Nicholas Snow because she had both a son and daughter named Constant [though this double-counting was the result of an error, and it vastly overstates the importance of the name Constance in Daniel's family]. Responsible genealogies simply show these 3 children as unknown (e.g., the article on Nicholas Snow in Source:Anderson, Robert Charles. Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633).