__ | __| | | | |__ | _O. H. SNOW _________| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Helen Ruth SNOW | (1909 - 1977) | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_____________________| | | __ | | |__| | |__
So far, the only early mentions of the Snyder surname in Vermont relate to the family of Jacob Snyder of Arlington, Bennington Co., but his children would be too young to include our Mr. Snyder. One of Jacob's children was an early Mormon convert who went as far as Nauvoo. Unfortunately, there are differing opinions on Jacob's pedigree, but it seems likely that one of his siblings or cousins was probably our man.
_________________________ | _____________________| | | | |_________________________ | _Clarence B. SNYDER ______| | (1863 - 1921) m 1891 | | | _________________________ | | | | |_____________________| | | | |_________________________ | | |--Bessie SNYDER | (1892 - ....) | _Alexander J. MCDOUGALL _+ | | (1781 - 1850) | _John B. MCDOUGALL __| | | (1816 - 1884) m 1858| | | |_Elizabeth TOMB _________+ | | (1789 - 1871) |_Margaret Jane MCDOUGALL _| (1861 - 1932) m 1891 | | _________________________ | | |_Anna L. SMITH ______| (1836 - 1876) m 1858| |_________________________
 See "to do" list giving information from Wynne's old research notes. Elizabeth was 47 years old when she was enumerated in the 1850 census for Tuscarawas Co, OH.
 Date could have been 1844 instead of 1841. Handwritten microfilmed record was difficult to decipher.
NY Gen. & Biog. Soc. Haven MSS have Betsey Snyder b. 17apr1760 Holland d. 06nov1835 Middleport, NY m. Nathaniel Haven b. 19oct1766 Hopkinton, MA d. 08aug1847 Middleport, NY (later annotation "or Williamsport"), with children Fanny Wells Haven b. 19jun1781, Sally Smith Haven b. 04oct1789, Polly Flagg Haven 07dec1793, Samuel Townsend Haven 18oct1791 (Brattleboro, VT, or Pawlet VT acc. to "Mrs. Crane"), Betsey Haven 09feb1796, Allen Haven 06mar1798, bringing the Uran line down to about 1903! No sources are given, however.
An entirely different view of this family is obtained from Windham County, VT Probate Records, Marlboro District, vol. 1 p. 42, where the following appears:
"At a Court of Probate holden in and for the District aforesaid, present the same Judge -- 1st April 1785 -- Upon Application made to the said Court by Elizabeth Snider of Brattleborough the said Elizabeth is appointed Guardian of the Person and Estate of her Daughter Fanny Snider an Infant aged about four years, until the said Fanny shall arrive at the age of fourteen years -- the said Elizabeth is bound in L.20 for the faithful performance of said Trust."
Evidently, this is the same Elizabeth Snider, future wife of Nathaniel Haven, with daughter Fanny Wells Snider by an earlier marriage. Unfortunately, the probate records do not seem to contain any other references to the Snider family, nor do we find an appointment of guardian in 1795 when Fanny has reached the age of 14. In light of this information, it becomes easier to explain the absence of Fanny in the 1790 census: she may have been staying with other relatives. Deeds and other records of Brattleboro, if they still exist, may help to clarify this story. One possibility that can be checked is that Mr. Snider may have died during the Revolutionary War. It is likely both were born in NH or MA, or else moved into the area from NY. Descendants of William James Uran, son of Sally Smith Haven Uran, indicate Betsey lived "at Schneider somewhere in NY before the marriage." However, this could be misinterpretation of a passage found in another version, "Betsy Snider of Schneider somewhere in New York", likely intended as "Betsy Snider OR Schnieder."
Correspondence of Louisa W. (Haven) Edgerton to Allen Clark Haven, 1868, contained in the Haven MSS collection, shows a family record listing Betsey Snider b. Holland. But a later biographical sketch of Louisa (Portrait & Biographical Album of Jackson Co., IA, 1889) shows Elizabeth "of German descent". Thus, it appears Louisa was not sure her grandmother was really from Holland. The source of the family record appears to have been the family bible of Louisa's aunt, Polly Flagg (Haven) Williams. Later correspondence of Dwight Craig Haven with Polly Williams' adopted daughter, Mrs. Mary M. Compton, is also preserved in the Haven MSS, and is consistent with the earlier correspondence.
The name Snider is almost unknown in Vermont and New Hampshire records of that period. It is possible they came from New York, where the name is common, as is suggested by the 1880 census listing for Sally (Haven) Uran, showing parents b. Vermont and New York (however, her father's birth is recorded in Hopkinton, MA, not Vermont). The name Snyder/Schneider is most common in the records of the Dutch Reformed churches of the Hudson Valley. The surviving registers of these churches have been extracted in the IGI, so it may be possible to locate Fanny's baptism. It is also quite likely that she was named after one of her grandmothers, so Elizabeth's maiden name may be Wells. At least one Wells family from Brattleboro moved to the Hudson Valley early.
Brattleboro is in Windham Co., which was formed in 1781 from Bennington Co. If Elizabeth's husband died about the time Fanny was born, probate proceedings might be found in Bennington Co. rather than Windham Co. It is also possible that he died in NY during the Revolutionary War and that his widow returned to live with relatives in Brattleboro for the duration of the hostilities. These scenarios suggest new directions for research.
Elizabeth Snider is also mentioned in the probate records of the Westminster District of Windham Co. She was granted a payment of 45 pounds from the estate of Samuel Wells in January, 1795, the estate having been in probate since 27 dec 1786, after an act was passed by the General Assembly of Vermont allowing his estate to be probated in that district, even though he had died elsewhere. He was a Loyalist, and there are many sources for information on his family, though none show a daughter who could be our Elizabeth. His will was dated 28 oct 1784 with a codicil of that same date. A great many people were owed money from his estate, apparently because he was speculating in land and had entered into many transactions that were not completely paid off at the time of his death. In spite of the generalized nature of the debts, the fact that her daughter's middle name is Wells suggests that Elizabeth may have been a daughter or other close relative of the loyalist Samuel Wells.
That there was a connection between the Wells family and Nathanial Church seems certain, as this extract shows: History of the Eastern Township, Province of Quebec, Dominion of Canada, Civil and Descriptive, (Mrs. C. M. Day, printed by John Lovell, St. Nicholas Street, 1869, East Farnham, pp. 272-273): "he warrant of survey for a tract of land lying within the district of Montreal, bounded north by Granby, east by Brome, south by Dunham and Stanbridge, and west by the seigniors, was issued August 27th, 1798. The tract was erected into a township named Farnham and granted in part to Samuel Gale, Oliver Wells, Samuel Wells, Robert Wells, Richard Wells, Micah Townsend, Ephraim Nash, Nathaniel Church, David Wells, Rueben Church, Abraham Cuyler, Cornelius Cuyler, Jacob Glen Cuyler, John Jones, James Sutherland, Alexander Schut, John Goudy jun; John Mebris, Amaziah Howe, William Mathews, William Sutherland, John Steele and Charles St. Ours. Active among the class of persons known as U.E. Loyalists was Col. Samuel Wells of Brattleborough, Vt. He was of English origin, though a native of Deerfield in the Province of Massachusetts, and removed to Brattleborough then in the Province of Newhampshire, while yet the population of those grants was very sparse. Being a person of decided character and considerable means, his position enabled him to exercise a good degree of influence so long as the authority under which he acted as judge, justice of the peace, and chief militia officer of the section, was recognized by the people; and when policy which governs the conduct of many men, would have dictated an opposite course of action, Col. Wells evinced a most uncompromising loyalty. Though strongly opposed to the popular cause, he had yet sufficient skill and influence to avert the confiscation of his property; yet it was not always possible to escape the odium attached to the name of a loyalist, or the punishments often meted out to such. Col. Wells' principles were firmly maintained till the last of his life, and the opening sentence in his will shows conclusively that his submission to the ruling powers, was absolute necessity. He never acknowledged the newly constituted government, but passed his time in retirement till after the peace, of '83 when his mortal career ended at his residence in Brattleborough, in the 55th year of his age. He died deeply insolvent, as the firmness with which he had adhered to the cause of his Royal Master during the revolutionary struggle, had subjected him to repeated and severe loses."
 Haven MSS have birthplace as "Holland", LDS Ancestral File has "Germany", and Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson Co., Iowa (1889) has "of German descent". The last seems incontrovertible and is also the earliest source.
 Presence of widow Elizabeth Snider and her daughter Fanny Snider in Brattleboro, 1785, suggests place and time.
Though listed in other records as J. M. Snyder, the John W. Snyder named in the will of Andrew J. McDougall would appear to be the same man who the next year married another heir, Ellen Robertson.
Surname given as Sacquet in the church records of Moudon, but elsewhere are Socquet.
__ | _____________________| | | | |__ | _Augustin SOCQUET ___| | (.... - 1610) m 1564| | | __ | | | | |_____________________| | | | |__ | | |--Catherine SOCQUET | (.... - 1613) | __ | | | _Nicod JAQUENOD _____| | | (.... - 1564) | | | |__ | | |_Claudaz JAQUENOD ___| m 1564 | | __ | | |_____________________| | |__
__ | _____________________| | | | |__ | _Augustin SOCQUET ___| | (.... - 1610) m 1564| | | __ | | | | |_____________________| | | | |__ | | |--Susanne SOCQUET | | __ | | | _Nicod JAQUENOD _____| | | (.... - 1564) | | | |__ | | |_Claudaz JAQUENOD ___| m 1564 | | __ | | |_____________________| | |__
Assignal for his wife recorded 14 nov 1603 by Antoine Richard, notary at Moudon (ACV DL 80/1 fol. 12, giving his parentage).
__ | _____________________| | | | |__ | _Augustin SOCQUET ___| | (.... - 1610) m 1564| | | __ | | | | |_____________________| | | | |__ | | |--Thomas SOCQUET | | __ | | | _Nicod JAQUENOD _____| | | (.... - 1564) | | | |__ | | |_Claudaz JAQUENOD ___| m 1564 | | __ | | |_____________________| | |__
_____________________ | ________________________| | | | |_____________________ | _Joseph Kent SOELLINGER _| | (1867 - 1935) m 1896 | | | _____________________ | | | | |________________________| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Martha Louise SOELLINGER | (1905 - ....) | _John A. MCDOUGALL __+ | | (.... - 1844) | _Theodore F. MCDOUGALL _| | | (1842 - ....) m 1869 | | | |_Rachel HALL ________ | | (1800 - 1876) |_Mary Cecilia MCDOUGALL _| (1872 - 1964) m 1896 | | _____________________ | | |_Martha J. ROUSH _______| (1849 - ....) m 1869 | |_____________________
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Maire SONARD _______| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Catherine SONARD | | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Catherine PICTET ___| (.... - 1639) | | __ | | |__| | |__
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Maire SONARD _______| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Daniel SONARD | | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Catherine PICTET ___| (.... - 1639) | | __ | | |__| | |__
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Maire SONARD _______| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Jean SONARD | | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Catherine PICTET ___| (.... - 1639) | | __ | | |__| | |__
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