Notebook:John Snoddy of Abingdon, VA




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He lived near the northwest part of that county on a river called "Little River", " "on as fine a body of land as ever a crow flew over". This he had purchased from the natives for a rifle and horn powder. On account of massacres and danger from natives, he left that place and went some 20 miles southeast to near Abbington, Virginia, where he died. In 1785 and 1786 his two youngest sons married sisters named "Davis" and early in 1787 or 1788 we find them in Tennessee. Their mother with them. Agnes Glasgow died December 30, 1801. A John and his brother James Snoddy were probably children of John Snoddy, whose will, dated 21 Ocober 1735 and proved 24 May 1736, appointed John McConour executor, but did not name any children. Will Book A-1, 22:1736, Lancaster County, Pensylvania. On the sixth day of December 1748 in Orphans Court for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, James and John Snoddy made choice of John Laird to be their guardian. From: Don Yoder. Pennsylvania Vital Records. Vol.1. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983. This James and John Snoddy were probably the children of William Snoddy, married Mary Laird. William Snoddy died May 1735. His son James died at age 27 years of consumption and John died during his apprenticeship of a gun shot wound. Mary Laird Snoddy remarried James Ireland ca. 1737 and bore him three children: William, Elizabeth and Mary, the youngest, who married John MacFarland. William was probably another son of John Snoddy who died bef. May 1736. It does seem odd that both William and John died young and both had only two children both named John and James.