John Snider (1800 - 1875)

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Birthplace: Pleasant Valley, NB, Canada
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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About John Snider

NOTE: Birth and death dates used on gravestone are different than those in some other sources.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Snider, John

Birth Date: 11 Feb. 1800 Death Date: 18 Dec. 1875 Gender: Male Age: 51 Company: Almon W. Babbitt Company (1851)


Biographical Summary:

John Snider (son of Marlin Snider and Sarah Armstrong of Eglington, Canada). Born February 11, 1800, New Brunswick. Nova Scotia. Came to Utah 1850, Lorin W. Babbitt company.

  1. Married Mary Heron February 28, 1822, who was born November 10, 1804.

Their children:

  • Harriet, married Joseph E. Johnson;
  • Edgerton, married Mary J. McBride;
  • John, Jr., married Martha L. Babbit; married Susan E. Allen; married Mary Hooper.

Family home Toronto, Canada.

# Married Sylvan Meacham March 11, 1855, Salt Lake City.

Their children: * Martin H., died aged 9; * John H., married Annie Brown.

High Priest; missionary to England. Bricklayer. Died December 19, 1875, Salt Lake City.

SOURCE: Esshom, Frank; "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah"; Salt Lake City, Utah; Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company; 1913; page 1173

Biographical Summary:

Snider (Snyder), John.11 Feb. 1800–19 Dec. 1875. Farmer, mason, stonecutter. Born in New Brunswick, Canada. Son of Martin Snyder and Sarah Armstrong. Married Mary Heron, 28 Feb. 1822. Baptized into LDS church, 1836, at Toronto. Ordained a priest, before 1837. Served mission to England, 1837. Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 18 July 1838. Ordained a seventy, 19 Jan. 1839, in Far West. Moved to Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1840. Member of Nauvoo House Association. Appointed guard in Nauvoo Legion, Mar. 1841. Served mission to United Kingdom, 1842–1843. Migrated to Salt Lake City, ca. 1850. Died in Salt Lake City.



John Snider's Timeline

February 10, 1800
Pleasant Valley, NB, Canada
January 9, 1821
Age 20
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age 21
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 4, 1823
Age 23
York Twp, York, Ontario, Canada
May 2, 1828
Age 28
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
Age 32
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
June 2, 1845
Age 45
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
November 3, 1855
Age 55
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, USA
January 29, 1859
Age 58
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
December 14, 1860
Age 60