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John Snow

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: Died in Eastham, Orleans, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Snow and Constance Snow, "Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Mary Doane
Father of Hannah Ruhamah Doane (Snow); Abigail Small (Snow); Rebecca Porter; Deacon John Snow; Lydia Hopkins and 4 others
Brother of Capt. Mark Snow; Mary Paine; Child Snow; Sarah Walker; Lieut. Joseph Snow and 6 others

Occupation: tanner and merchant
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About John Snow

  • The Doane family: 1. Deacon John Doane, of Plymouth, 2. Doctor John Done, of Maryland, and their descendants. With notes upon English families of the same name (1902)
  • 6 EPHRAIM2 DOANE (John1) was born probably at Plymouth before the removal of the family to Eastham in 1645, and died at Eastham in 1700. He married first, Feb. 15, 1667, Mercy Knowles, the daughter of Richard and Ruth (Bower) Knowles. Married, second, after 1692, Mary Snow, who was born at Barnstable, Dec. 11, 1647,
  • and died at Eastham in 1703, widow of John2 Snow (Nicholas1), and the daughter of John and Ann (Walden) Smalley. .... etc.
  • He made his will Dec. 17, 1699, and desires his wife's children, by her former husband, John Snow, of whom there were nine, to share equally with his own children, after the decease of his wife Mary. .... etc.
  • Constance Hopkins (baptized May 11, 1606 – October 1677), also sometimes listed as Constanta. She was probably born in Hursley, Hampshire, England. Constance was the second daughter of Stephen Hopkins, by his first wife, Mary. Some believe she was named in honor of Constance (Marline) Hopkins. Constance, at the age of fourteen, along with her father and his second wife Elizabeth (Fisher), accompanied by brother Giles, half-sister Damaris as well as two servants by the name of Edward Doty and Edward Lester were passengers on the Mayflower on its journey to the New World in 1620. Along the way her half-brother Oceanus was born, the only child born on the Mayflower journey. Her headstone marker, placed in 1966 by descendants, states in part “Wife of Nicholas Snow, Eastham’s first town clerk 1646 – 1662”.
  • Constance married Nicholas, sometime before the Division of Cattle which occurred May 22, 1627. Nicholas came to Plymouth on board the ship Anne in 1623 and was made a freeman at Plymouth in 1633. The inventory of Nicholas Snow's estate made at his death lists a wide variety of cooper's and carpenter's tools; this may indicate his trade. He was town clerk at Eastham and held several other local government offices.
  • According to Governor William Bradford, who wrote between March 6 and April 3, 1651:
  • “Constanta is also married, and hath 12 children all of them living, and one of them married”.
  • Children of Constance and Nicholas Snow
    • Mark b. Plymouth, May 9, 1628, married (1) Ann Cooke daughter of Josiah Cooke, married (2) Jane Prence, daughter of Thomas Prence
    • Mary b. Plymouth, 1630, married Thomas Paine
    • Sarah b. Plymouth, 1632, married William Walker, who came to the colony on the ship Elizabeth, in 1635
    • Joseph b. Plymouth, 1634, Joseph Snow married Mary Higgins she was the daughter of Richard and Mary (Yates) Higgins
    • Stephen b. Plymouth, 1636, married (1) Susanna Rogers (Deane), daughter of Stephen Deane, married (2) Mary Bigford (Cottle, Bickford), daughter of Edward Cottle and Judith, last name unknown
    • John b. Plymouth, December 11, 1638, married Mary Smalley, a twin daughter of John Smalley and Ann Walden
    • Elizabeth b. Plymouth, 1640, married Thomas Rogers, son of Joseph Rogers, the son of Pilgrim, Thomas Rogers
    • Jabez b. Plymouth, 1642, married Elizabeth, last name unknown, she was possibly the daughter of Ralph Smith
    • Ruth b. Plymouth, 1644, married Lieutenant John Cole Sr., son of Daniel Cole and Ruth Chester
  • Josiah Paine, a Town Clerk and historian of Harwich wrote “Nicholas and Constance had a dau. named for her mother who was the first wife of Daniel Doane of Eastham…”
    • Constance (unproved), b. Plymouth, married Daniel Doane
    • unnamed
    • Anthony (not if he was born in 1619), b. Plymouth, married Abigail Warren, daughter of Richard Warren
  • Constance Hopkins is the central character in Patricia Clapp's young adult novel Constance: A Story of Early Plymouth.
  • From:

Loving husband of Mary (Smalley) Snow. Son of Nicholas and Constance (Hopkins) Snow. Brother of 11 Siblings . Descendents all from the "Mayflower Voyage"

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John Snow's Timeline

September 16, 1638
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
August 26, 1670
Age 31
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
October 14, 1670
Age 32
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
March 10, 1671
Age 32
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
July 23, 1676
Age 37
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
May 3, 1678
Age 39
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
August 10, 1683
Age 44
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
September 29, 1685
Age 47
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
January 10, 1686
Age 47
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA