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About William Carrie Snow

William Snow (1806 - 1879), son of Levi Snow and Lucina Streeter, was born 14 December 1806 at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. He came to Utah on 6 October 1850, at the head of his own company. He married (1) Hannah Miles on 21 September 1832 at Charleston, Vermont; she died 30 March 1841, (2) Lydia Adams in August 1842; she died 9 January 1847, (3) Sally Adams (born 29 May 1835), daughter of James Adams and Elizabeth Leavitt, married in January 1846 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, (4) Jane Maria Shearer, (5) Ann Rogers, (6) Roxana Leavitt. Levi was a member of the Utah territorial legislature at Fillmore for several sessions; probate judge of Washington county. Bishop of Pine Valley ward 1867-79.

Marriages and Children

  1. Hannah Miles, married 21 September 1832 Charleston, Vermont
    1. Levi Snow (June 1834 - died in infancy)
    2. Lucina Snow (born February 1835)
    3. Abigail D. Snow (born 6 November 1847)
  2. Lydia Adams, married August 1842
    1. Sarah H. Snow (born 28 July 1843)
    2. Levi William Snow (July 1846 - died in infancy)
  3. Sally Adams, married January 1846 Nauvoo, Illinois
    1. Julia M. Snow (born 20 February 1849), married Joseph D. Cox 1 January 1867
    2. Sarah S. Snow (born 4 March 1852), married George Forsyth 31 October 1870
    3. Emma L. Snow (born 6 July 1856), married Harrison J. Burgess 17 November 1874
    4. Chloe L. Snow (born 12 January 1859), married Royal J. Gardner 22 November 1876
    5. Lucy A. Snow (born 25 March 1861), married Reuben Gardner 10 December 1879
    6. Mariette Snow (born 14 October 1863), married H. Osro Gardner 28 December 1883
    7. William J. Snow (born 19 April 1869), married Hattie Marie Thornton 10 May 1899
  4. Jane Maria Shearer, married 13 October 1850 Salt Lake City
    1. William Snow (born 28 August 1851)
    2. Maria S. Snow (born 25 February 1853), married W. B. Sargent
    3. Mary L. Snow (born 3 January 1860), married James Rencher
    4. Mason L. Snow (born 27 January 1862), married Betty Mason
  5. Ann Rogers, married 12 March 1853 Salt Lake City
    1. Willard Snow, married Melissa Meeks
    2. Celestia Snow, married John A. Gardner
    3. Jeter Snow, married Alice Gardner
    4. Charles Snow, married Sarah May Coleman
    5. Frank Snow, married Effie M. Harrison
    6. Bernella E. Snow, married R. B. Gardner
    7. Orrin H. Snow
    8. George Snow
  6. Roxana Leavitt, married 12 March 1853 Salt Lake City
    1. John L., married Anne Eastmond
    2. Melissa, married Jacob Greenwood


  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 230
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1174

From Find a Grave: Son of Levi Snow and Lucina Streeter.

Married Hannah Miles, 21 Sep 1832, Charleston, Orleans, Vermont. She died 30 Mar 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

Married Lydia Leavitt, 2 Aug 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. Died 9 Jan 1847, Winter Quarters, Pottawattamie, Iowa.

Married Sally Adams, 24 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

Married Jane Maria Shearer, 17 Oct 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Married Roxanna Leavitt, 12 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Married Ann Rogers, 13 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol. 1, p. 291

A Tribute - My father, William Snow, was a humble, faithful man and was acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith. He loved him dearly. When Joseph taught the principle of plural marriage, father took a second wife, Sally Adams, and was married to her in the Nauvoo temple. Soon after this the Saints were driven from Nauvoo, and father's second wife went with her father's family to Council Bluffs. In leaving Nauvoo, the first wife, Liddie Levitt, died of exposure, leaving two little girls. When father and his two motherless children reached Council Bluffs, his second wife joined him and took care of his family. He remained in Council Bluffs for two years, as each man was required to save enough grain to plant in the land toward which they were bound. In 1850, a company was organized to start for Utah. Brother Snow was made captain of the company. In this company was a young widow, Maria Wines, who had three sons. My father became acquainted with her, and after arriving in the valley, they were married. A few years later he married another widow, Anna Rogers, a lone girl whose sisters had died on the plains.

We called the second wife Aunt Sally. She was a most perfect woman. We lived in a duplex house in Pine Valley, Aunt Sally with her six girls and one boy, and mother with her six boys and two girls. In the evening we would all gather in the backyard and play together, pomp, hide-and-seek, ante-aye-over, and other games. We seldom quarreled. We used to remark that our big family had fewer difficulties than the family where there was one mother and one set of children.

After we were older, father built another home for Aunt Sally, and remodeled the duplex for mother. During this time father moved Aunt Maria to Pine Valley from Lehi, where we had all lived in earlier days. Soon after father was elected county judge, he needed a home in the county seat at St. George, so he moved Aunt Roxanna from Lehi to St. George. Now all his families were in southern Utah.

One strong factor in helping us get along so splendidly was that we all kept busy. The girls knit stockings, and helped with the sewing. Aunt Sally's oldest girl used to spin and weave. We younger ones helped to card the wool bats to put in quilts. I would take my knitting and run into Aunt Sally's or Aunt Maria's, of an afternoon. We did not like to knit alone. We were always neighborly, running back and forth into each other's homes. When we put on a quilt, all the girls of the family would help. The boys hauled the wood, plowed fields, planted and harvested the crops. So we were a busy and happy family.

Father was seventy-two years old when he passed away. In those days, because of loose cattle wandering over the cemetery, people fenced in their graves. So all father's children decided to buy a headstone and place a fence around his grave. We wrote the sons of Aunt Maria. One of them sent five dollars, and wrote, "I am glad to send this money, for I had the greatest respect for my stepfather." — Told by Celestia Snow Gardner to Annie Pike-Greenwood.

Family links:

 Levi Snow (1782 - 1841)
 Lucina Streeter Snow (1785 - 1858)

 Lydia Leavitt Snow (1823 - 1847)
 Roxana Leavitt Fletcher Huntsman Snow (1818 - 1881)
 Sally Adams Snow (1825 - 1905)*
 Jane Maria Shearer Snow (1819 - 1910)*
 Ann Rogers Snow (1834 - 1928)*

 Sariah Hannah Snow Lott (1843 - 1930)*
 Julia Maria Snow Cox Jones (1849 - 1933)*
 Sarah Sophronia Snow Forsyth (1852 - 1927)*
 Maria Lovina Snow Sargent (1853 - 1921)*
 Willard Snow (1853 - 1937)*
 Jeter Snow (1855 - 1936)*
 Melissa Leavitt Snow Greenwood (1855 - 1925)*
 Emma Lucretia Snow Burgess (1856 - 1938)*
 John Leavitt Snow (1857 - 1916)*
 Chloe Louisa Snow Gardner (1859 - 1936)*
 Celestia Snow Gardner (1859 - 1959)*
 Mary Lorena Snow Rencher (1860 - 1937)*
 Charles Snow (1861 - 1939)*
 Lucy Almira Snow Gardner (1861 - 1944)*
 Mason Levi Snow (1862 - 1944)*
 Maryetta Snow Gardner (1863 - 1942)*
 Frank Snow (1863 - 1912)*
 Bernella Elizabeth Snow Gardner (1866 - 1952)*
 Orrin Henry Snow (1869 - 1948)*
 William James Snow Sr (1869 - 1947)*
 George Snow (1871 - 1874)*

 Levi Mason Snow (1803 - 1869)*
 William Snow (1806 - 1879)
 Zerubbabel Snow (1809 - 1888)*
 Willard Trowbridge Snow (1811 - 1853)*
 Mary Minvera Snow Gates (1813 - 1891)*
 Erastus Fairbanks Snow (1818 - 1888)*
 Charles Van Rensselaer Snow (1821 - 1879)**
 Melissa Diantha Snow Clinton (1826 - 1903)*
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Pine Valley Cemetery Pine Valley Washington County Utah, USA

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William Carrie Snow's Timeline

December 14, 1806
St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, United States
June 1834
Age 27
February 1835
Age 28
November 6, 1840
Age 33
July 28, 1843
Age 36
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
August 23, 1845
Age 38
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
January 9, 1847
Age 40
Winter Quarters, Pottawattamie, IA, USA