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Sylvia Ameretta Snyder (Meacham)

Also Known As: "Ameret", "Amaret", "Snider", "Mecham", "Meecham"
Birthplace: Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, New York, USA
Death: Died in Park Valley, Box Elder, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Stephen Peabody Meacham and Dorothy Ransom Meacham
Wife of John Snider
Ex-wife of Dominicus Carter
Mother of Erastus Francis Carter; Isaac Moreley Carter; Martin Henry Snyder and John Hyrum Snider
Sister of Dorothy Maria Meachum; Almira Mehitable Whiting; Stephen Alonzo Meacham and Erastus Darwin Meecham

Occupation: had 2 children
Managed by: Private User
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About Sylvia Ameretta Snyder

Biographical Summary:

Sylvia Ameret Meacham Snyder (1820-1894) She was a Utah Pioneer, crossing the plains in 1851.

Sylvia was married 23 Mar 1839 to Dominicus Carter as his first polygamous wife. Together they had two children: Eratus Francis Carter & Isaac Morley Carter. Polygamy didn't work for her and they divorced.

On 3 Nov 1855 she married John Snider, who was a widower. A history of Sylvia's son Erastus Francis Carter says that John Snider "was a grand man and a good father to Erastus." She had two children with John Snider: Martin Henry Snider & John Hyrum Snider.

CHILDREN: Many sources attribute several additional children to Sylvia Meacham & Dominicus Carter, but these children (Harriett, Arthur, Nellie, Louisa, and Amelia) were all born many years after Sylvia left Dominicus. Harriet is documented to be the daughter of Polly Miner. Arthur and Louisa are documented to be the children of Frances Nash. On the list that was purportedly copied from Dominicus Carter's own records Nellie was attributed to Frances Nash, but she is not on the list of children that Frances Nash's mother made. Amelia is attributed to Sylvia Meacham in the book "Carter Pioneers of Provo Utah," but she was born more than a decade after Sylvia had left Dominicus. It is possible that Amelia is actually Cornelia, a daughter of Dominicus and Mary Durfee who was buried 27 August 1867 in the Provo cemetery. Sylvia Meacham WAS NOT the mother of these children.

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 28611809. Retrieved from

She left Dominicus after the death of her second child.

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Sylvia Ameretta Snyder's Timeline

July 28, 1820
Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, New York, USA
March 28, 1839
Age 18
Adams County, Illinois, USA
September 17, 1843
Age 23
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
June 2, 1845
Age 24
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
Age 31
November 3, 1855
Age 35
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, USA
January 29, 1859
Age 38
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
December 14, 1860
Age 40
May 24, 1894
Age 73
Park Valley, Box Elder, Utah, USA
May 1894
Age 73
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA