James Snodgrass (1779 - 1830)

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Birthplace: VA, USA
Death: Died in Bourbon, KY, USA
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Notes for JAMES "JOHN" SNODGRASS: John moved to Kentucky with his father at the age of 15. After his marriage to Nancy McCormick they lived in Kentucky where he worked at the millers trade until 19 Sep 1826 when he migrated to Hancock county, Indiana. There he entered several hundred acres of land and farmed the rest of his life. He was educated in Virginia and Kentucky, receiving quite a liberal education by his father. He owned a distillery, which he operated in connection with his mill. He owned 3 farms in Kentucky. He was a member of the New Light Church, uniting directly after his marriage. He is buried in the graveyard at New Palestine, Indiana.

THE WILL OF JOHN SNODGRASS

Be it remembered that I, John Snodgrass of Hancock county and the State of Indiana being weak in Body, but of sound and prefect mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to-wit;

First I give and bequeathe unto my beloved wife Anges Snodgrass all my tenement or land and all my personal property as long as she shall continue to be my widow and if she shall continue my widow until her death then my daughter Mary, my daughter Elizabeth, my son Garrett, my daughter Jane. my daughter Lucinda, my daughter Nancy G., my daughter Hephzebath, and my daughter Minerva to have all my and and tenements and personal property equally divided between them until they shall have received \ved as much as my four oldest sons, John ROBERT, James M. and Rockard G. Snodgrass and received, to-wit; John Snodgrass, my eldest son has received One hundred and thirty five dollars, my son Robert Snodgrass has received One hundred and thirty nine dollars, my third son James M. Snodgrass has received One hundred ten dollars, my fourth son Richard G. Snodgrass has received One hundred and twenty five dollars and my eight youngest children shall have received as much as the aboved named oldest John, ROBERT, James M. and Richard G. Snodgrass shall not be bound to pay interest for what they have received hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my had and seal this 27th day of December 1829. JOHN SNODGRASS (seal)

Deed Record A, p 135 Hancock county, Indiana.

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December 10, 1779
VA, USA
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