About Nathaniel Snowball, Capt., U.E.L.
Nathaniel "Natt" Snowball, Captain
Very little known about this man.
A Mulatto, once a Slave owned by: Edward Thruston and wife Elizabeth in Virginia, United States.
known to have a brother Timothy
1774-becomes property of: Cornelius Calvert, of Norfolk, Virginia, United States (former owner Elizabeth Thruston has re married Cornelius Calvert 1772)
1776- Nathaniel is a runaway slave
????- Marriage: Nathaniel marries a slave woman named Violet
1783- Nathaniel appears as a passanger aboard the Ship: L
Abondance bound for Port Roseway (currently Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada) Nathaniel, now 39, described as a "stout fellow"
1784- Appears in the Birchtown Muster as: Captain Nathaniel Snowball [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/008/001/008001-119.01-e.php?&document_id_nbr=37&ts_nbr=14&brws=1&&PHPSESSID=dc4is8d4el3lo41rd6e1irl7o4]
Described here as a Black, United Empire Loyalist Captain, with the following family:
brother Timothy, wife Violet, children Godfrey, Jenny, Mary,Jane, China, Nathaniel Jr. ( unclear how Nathaniel aquired his Captain title)
1791- Nathaniel leaves Nova Scotia bound for Sierra Leone
notes: I could not find any detail about Nathaniel Snowball on the United Empire Loyalist homepages.