Person:John Snoddy (7)

John Snoddy
b.Bet. 1717 - 1725
  • HJohn SnoddyBet 1717 - 1725 - 1758
  • WAgnes Unknown1730-1737 - ABT 1793
m. WFT Est 1747-1754
  1. John SnoddyEst 1747-1754 - 1775
  2. Andrew SnoddyBET 1755 AND 1757 -
Facts and Events
Name John Snoddy
Gender Male
Birth? Bet. 1717 - 1725
Marriage WFT Est 1747-1754 to Agnes Unknown
Death? 1758 Anson County, North Carolina


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Person:Samuel Snoddy (3)
Samuel of Hunting Creek
First Presybterian Snoddy
Carol Snody
Source:Stutzman, 1992
Who married Agnes?
Snoddy of Buckingham
Snoddy's of Iredell (empty)


Samuel Snoddy and his brother John are believed to have emigrated to Philadelphia sometime before 1741 when John married Agness at the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. [1]

John and Samuel remained in this area for an unknown period of time, but about 1755 they moved to the Carolina Cradle in North Carolina. Here John Snoddy purchased 205 acres in Anson County, North Carolina on April 16, 1755 "...on the east side of Caudle [Coddle] Creek...". Today this area lies in Cabarrus County [Verify!]. Samuel settled perhaps 20 miles away, on Elk Shoals Creek, a tributary of the Catawba, in modern Alexander County, about 15 miles west of Statesville.

See:Analysis:Houston-Snoddy-Mitchell in the Carolina Cradle

John died soon after arriving in North Carolina.

on July 20, 1758, "An Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of John Snoddy, decease" was reported to the Anson County Court by Agness Snoddy, administratrix of his estate

Some believe that he was killed during an Indian attack during the French and Indian War that begun about 1756. Direct evidence for this is not known. Certainly fears of Indian attack ran high at this time. Soon after the death of his brother, Samuel's name appears on a petition seeking supplies for self defense against Indian attacks in the area.

John and Agnes/Ann Snoddy are believed to have had two sons: John, Jr. and Andrew. John Jr. made his will in February of 1775, leaving

"my brother Andrew Snoddy all my Estate provided he lives to the age of Maturity. But in case he Dies a Minor and without legitimate Issue I allow My Cousin John Snoddy [2]the sum of Ten Pounds. And I do Constitute the said Andrew under the Guardianship of my Uncle Samuel Snoddy and of Joseph Steel."

Andrew was clearly a minor when his brother John Jr. died in 1775. He could have been born as late as 1759 (a year after his fathers death) in which case he would still have been a minor (age 15) when his brother died. In anycase, he was placed under the guardianship of his "Uncle Samuel Snoddy. [3]

After John's death, Agness married James Neil. In August 1759, "James Neil" made bond in Rowan County Court for his marriage to "Ann Snoddy". Ann Snoddy is believed to have been "Agness Snoddy" because "Agnes Neill" left a will in August 1793 identifying one of her heirs as "son Andrew Snoddy". Presumably, Andrew is the son of John Snoddy and Agness. [4]

  1. . See :Data:First Philadelphia Presbyterian Marriages for Snoddy. Many cite this same marriage record for other John Snoddy's living elsewhere in America. Often the bride's maiden name is given as "Glasgow", but the transcription of the marriage record does not show her last name. It is possible that this marriage record is not in fact for John Snoddy of North Carolina. Neither Agness nor "Snoddy" is a particularly common name, and it would be surprising to find that there were in fact multiple John Snoddy's all marrying an "Agness" in 1741. Since we know from the will of John (7) (written about 1755), that his wife's name was in fact "Agness", he would seem to be a logical choice for the John Snoddy who married an Agness Last Name Unknown" in Philadelphia in 1748. The source for Agnes' last name is sometimes cited as the family bible record of Robert Snoddy, son of John Snoddy of Buckingham County, VA, and later of southwesst Virginia. Unfortunately, that "bible record" appears to be the work of a later day genealogists working around 1900. He chose to record his conclusions in a family bible (dated 1915) of his ancestor Robert Snoddy. As a result, the identification of Agnes Glasgow as the wife of John Snoddy is not contemporary with the events, or even with persons who might have had second hand knowledge of the event. At some point someone has researched births in Scotland, and has identified a DOB for an Agness Glasgow:
    Agnes Glasgow's birth [7 Dec 1725] taken from Scotland Files, Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, Church of L.D.S. Batch C115952, Input 2326, printout 1041383. This image file appears to be from a vestry book recording births.[ MyMaternalAncestors, extracted June 2011.

    This may be the ultimate source for identifying the wife of John Snoddy as Agness Glasgow, but even so it remains unclear how the Agness born in 1725 was identified as the Agnes who married John Snoddy in Philadelphia, let alone that she is the wife of John (7) or of John ob Buckingham County. Additional work is needed here to retrieve the LDS record to see if it provides reason to think one connection or the other is correct.

  2. This would be John son of Samuel Snoddy (3)
  3. This is consistent with the belief that John and Samuel Snoddy were in fact brothers.
  4. In April 1781, John’s son, Andrew became the Adjutant of the First Regiment of South Carolina State Troops under the command of Lt. Colonel Wade Hampton. After the war he returned to North Carolina and in January 1786, he signed a security bond in Rowan County for the marriage of his half-sister, Elizabeth Neill. He then shifted west, stopping first in the Nashborough settlements, then continuing into Louisiana where the 1810 Federal Census counted him in Rapides Parish on the Red River. In 1819, his half-brother, James "Nail [Neil]" swore in Butler County, Kentucky, court that "Andrew Snoddy died near Natchitoches Pecan Point." Pecan Point was one of the principal early settlements on the Red River in the Arkansas Territory north of Louisiana.