Nathaniel Snowball, Capt., U.E.L. (c.1744 - d.)

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Nicknames: "Natt"
Birthdate:
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Occupation: Ship Carpenter, Captain, U.E.L.
Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh
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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.

a.k.a. Natt

known to have a brother Timothy

Born: 1744

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: LAbondance 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.