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Robert SNOW

Male Bef 1796 - 1884  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Robert SNOW  [1
    Born Bef 5 Sep 1796 
    Christened 5 Sep 1796  Chittlehampton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Robert SNOW privately baptised 5 September, son of Robert and Elizabeth.[ Entry followed by 25 September which might have been the date received into the church.]
    Gender Male 
    Address 1880  Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Living with his married daughter, Mary BATCHELOR.
    Died 3 Apr 1884  Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Jo Daviese, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Galena, Illinois
    U.S.A. 
    • Robert SNOW, d. Apr 3, 1884, age 87 yrs., 6 mos., 29 days; Catharine, w/o R Sr., d Nov 3, 1877, 72 y; Sarah, w/o R Jr, d. Jan 15, 1879, 31 y.
    Notes 
    • Who was Robert SNOW who married Catherine STONEMAN?

      I initally began this research thinking that Robert SNOW, baptised 7 April 1806, South Molton, might have been the son of William SNOW and Christian WAY who married 24 August 1802 at Morchard Bishop. Other children baptized to this couple were William in 1803 at Morchard Bishop, and John in 1808 at South Molton. A Christian SNOW was buried 27 September 1826 at Morchard Bishop, "of Bristol" written in the notes. I have been unable to find any further trace of them in the 1841 census to my satisfaction. This SNOW line has been fully developed backwards numerous generations on Rootsweb (Families of Morchard Bishop).

      Depending on the censuses, Robert's year of birth was around 1801 in 1841; 1795 in 1850 census; 1799 in 1870 census; 1794 in 1880 census; and according to his memorial stone, he was born 5 September 1796 (calculated from "died age 87 years, 6 months, 29 days"). It is interesting to note that none of his children were given his mother's name, Christian, nor his father's, William. A baptism in 1806 does appear rather late for a birth in the censuses consistently earlier than 1800.

      I believe a better candidate for Robert SNOW is Robert son of Robert SNOW and Elizabeth, baptised privately on 5 September 1796 at Chittlehampton. Ironically this date of baptism is the date of birth given on the memorial stone for Robert SNOW. His father, Robert SNOW married Elizabeth YEALDEN in 1795 at North Molton and they baptised two children, Ann in 1795 at South Molton, and Robert in 1796 at Chittlehampton. While there is no further proof that he IS the correct Robert SNOW, his age is appropriate, and he was "of North Molton", at the time of his marriage to Catherine STONEMAN. Two of their children were named Elizabeth and Robert, which helps to support this choice. A search at Find My Past for a baptism for Robert SNOW in and around South Molton between the years 1786-1806 brings up only three: Robert, son of Edward, in 1788 at Rackenford; Robert, son of William, in 1806, at South Molton; and, Robert, son of Robert, in 1796 at Chittlehampton. Until further research discovers another more suitable Robert SNOW as husband of Catherine STONEMAN, I will attach the last option to my family tree. (Anne Brooks)
    Person ID I14031  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2021 

    Father Robert SNOW,   b. Bef 9 Apr 1770,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth YEALDEN,   b. Abt 1775,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Jan 1795  North Molton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Robert SNOW and Eliz. YEALDEN, both of this parish, married in this church by Banns 18 January 1795 at North Molton. Robert signed. Witnessed P. PASMORE and mark of Thos. SNELL. [4]
    Family ID F3639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine STONEMAN,   b. Bef 29 Oct 1806, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1877, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1829  South Molton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Robert SNOW, of North Molton, married Catherine STONEMAN, 8 March 1829. Witnessed by Jane KINGDON and ? KINGDON.
    Address 1841  [5
    East St., North Molton, Devon 
    Address 1850  Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Living beside their married daughter, Mary BACHELOR.
    Address 1870  Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Robert and Catherine were living beside their married son, Robert, and married daughter, Sarah.
    Children 
     1. Mary Jane SNOW,   b. 22 Feb 1830, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1909, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Elizabeth SNOW,   b. Bef 19 Feb 1832,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Catherine SNOW,   b. Bef 6 Jul 1834,   d. Bef 15 Jul 1835, North Molton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Sarah SNOW,   b. Bef 31 Aug 1836,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Robert Stoneman SNOW,   b. Abt 1839, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S785] Parish Register, Chittlehampton, Devon.

    2. [S226] Census of U.S.A., 1880.

    3. [S591] Website: Find a Grave, (www.findagrave.com).

    4. [S1250] Parish Register, North Molton, Devon.

    5. [S137] Census of England, 1841.

    6. [S424] Census of U.S.A., 1850.

    7. [S399] Census of U.S.A., 1870.