Person:John Snodgrass (6)

John Snodgrass
Facts and Events
Name John Snodgrass
Alt Name John "Joseph" Snodgrass
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1726 Chester County, Pennsylvania[likely, needs research]
Death[1] 19 Feb 1788 Berkeley County, Virginia
Burial[1] 1788 Hedgesville Cemetery, Hedgesville, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States

Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

  • 20 Apr 1751 -- (among the loose survey papers in the Virginia State Archives, Richmond, VA)

By virtue of a Warrant Dated the 10th Day of February 1749/50 granted to Richard Beeson Sr. of Frederick County for 200 acres of waste and Ungranted land in the s'd County Joyning his own Patent land near Tuscororah branch and now has Sold it to Andrew Paul who now is in possession of the same Survey as followeth: Beginning at A-- a Red Oak on a Ridge in Beesons line then with his line S 86 E 140 pole to 2 black walnuts near a parce of Rocks at B-- then S 228 poles to 3 white Oaks on the side of a small hill at C-- then W 140 poles to a hiccory on the Side of a hill at D-- then N 234 poles to the beginning Containing 201 acres

Benj'n ThornberrySurveyed &'r
Richard Thacherchain menWm. Baylis
20th of April 1751
[on outside of paper]
Andrew Paul [crossed out] / Dav'd & John Snodgrass / Plat / for . . . . 201 A / Warrant paid / This Land is Sold by Andrew Paul / to David & John Snodgrass in / whose name deed is to issue by desire / of the s'd Paul now presentB M / Paid to Issue / Drawn & Ex'd.

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:

  • K-140: John Snodgrass of Frederick County, 142 acres in said County where Cornealious Bryson lived, adj. David Crockett, on Mill Creek of Opeckon, James Glen, Richard Beason, foot of N. Mt., Tuscararah Br. Surv. William Baylis. 24 May 1760. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 145].
  • N-151: David Snodgrass & John Snodgrass of Frederick County, 201 acres near Tuscororah Branch in said County. Surv. William Baylis. Adj. Beason. 25 Aug. 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 176].

Will Abstract

Will of John Snodgrass, written 10 Jan. 1786 & probated 19 Feb. 1788.
...after my just Debts and funeral Charges are all paid off...unto my three sons William, Benjamin, and James Snodgrass the whole of all the Plantation I now live on in Tuscarora Run in the County aforesaid to be equally divided between them.....
to my son John Snodgrass all my wearing apparel, my Bed, and furniture, and I allow my other three sons William, Benjamin, and James Snodgrass to pay to him my said son John Snodgrass the sum of three pounds apeace yearly and every year during his natural life which sum of nine pounds is to be for his yearly support while he lives and likewise to keep for him a Horse for him to ride on
to my Daughter Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Kennedy, the sum of Twenty Shillings she having before Received all that I allowed her
to my daughter Catharine Snodgrass one Horse worth fifteen pounds Currency, likewise her Saddle and bridle, a Bed and Bed clothes, Two Cows, one Calf, five Sheep, nevertheless but if she my said Daughter Catharine marry before my Decease my will is that the Legacy shall be and as I intend at that time to give her what I allow for her portion and she shall be entitled to no more than Twenty Shillings equal with her other sisters after my Decease
to my Daughter Sarah, wife of William Eakin, the Sum of Twenty Shillings
the Remainder of my personal Estate I allow to be Equally divided between my sons John, Benjamin, and James Snodgrass
appoint my Two Sons William and Benjamin Snodgrass together with Samuel Kennedy to execute this my last Will and Testament
[Signed] John (his mark) Snodgrass
William Glenn
Mary Reany (Rainey?)
John McClean.
19 Feb 1788 Proved at Berkeley Court by Samuel Kennedy, William Snodgrass, and Benjamin Snodgrass, the Executors, proven also by oaths of witnesses William Glenn, Mary Reany, and John McClean.
[Source: Berkeley Co.; Will Book 1, p. 476]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave.

    John Joseph Snodgrass, Sr
    Birth: 1726
    Virginia, USA [likely born in Pennsylvania]
    Death: 1788
    Berkeley County
    West Virginia, USA

    An act of the Assembly of the Colony of Virginia in 1756 says, "Be it further enacted there shall be raised and paid to the officers and soldiers for public services the following sums, etc., etc." John Snodgrass is on this list. He was also on a list of men who served in the French and Indian War.

    In Dec 1773, Hugh Miller Jr, sold land to the Tuscarora Creek Presbyterian Church congregation, which was represented by Hugh Vance (minister), William Patterson, Hugh Lyle, Hugh Miller Sr, David Miller, John SNODGRASS Sr, John Park, Dugal Campbell, Samuel Park, Matthew Duncan, Joseph W Car(?), and Thomas Kennedy.