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Personal Information Page for

William M. Snodgrass
December 19, 1807 - February 17, 1882 
(c/o William Snodgrass and Margaret of Canton Twp.),
h/o
Margaret Chambers
h/o Rachel Warden
h/o Christianna Eichelberger

The following information has been found and documented with respect to this individual. A great deal of my Personal Information can be credited to the hard work of Charlou Dolan and her Snodgrass Source Books. Thank you also to Suzie, Patty, and Mac. You have been fantastic!

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Introduction
As an heir in estate of his father William Snodgrass of Canton Twp., refer to Last Will and Testament:
Land transaction 1838:
Marriage of William Snodgrass and Rachel Warden, 1848:
1850 Federal Census, Crawford County, Ohio:
Land Transaction 1852:
Land Map of William Snodgrass property, 1855:
Signatory in 1858 land sales:
Marriage of William Snodgrass and Christiana (nee Eichelberger) Goodale, 1859:
Divorce of William Snodgrass and Christiana (nee Eichelberger) Goodale, 1860:
1860 Federal Census, Crawford County, Ohio:
Copy of Death Record of William Snodgrass, 1882:
Obituary and newspaper articles for William Snodgrass:
Snodgrass Family Bible Records:
History of Crawford County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens

Introduction

William M. Snodgrass was b.December 19, 1807, in Canton Twp., Wash. Co., PA, d.February 17, 1882 in Crestline, Crawford Co., Ohio. He married first about 1830 to Margaret Chambers d/o Thomas Chambers and Elisabeth McCullough: married second on February 14, 1849, to Rachel Warden, d/o Sampson Warden and Elizabeth Allen (Marriages in Crawford County, Ohio, file No.388676 Vital Rec., vol.3-4, 1847-1854, and Marriages of Crawford County, Ohio, 1831-1989, Vol. 3, page 158): and married third on October 26, 1859, to Christiana Eichelberger (widow of Alanson Goodale) (Marriages of Crawford County, Ohio, 1831-1989, Vol. 5, page 291): Refer to the families of William Snodgrass and Margaret Chambers, Rachel Warden, and his marriage to Christiana for details.

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Land Transaction 1838
William and Margaret (Chambers) Snodgrass

Recorded 27 Sep 1838 -details below (this is a very faded copy and is difficult to read. I have copied it as it is written):

William Snodgrass to Robert Wilson

This Indenture made the twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight Between William Snodgrass and Margaret his wife of Canton Township, Washington County, Penna., of the one part and Robert Wilson of the said Township, County and State aforementioned of the second part.

Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand and three hundred dollars lawful money of the United States of America unto them will and truly be paid by the said party of the second part at or about the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, _______, released, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, _____, release, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns.

All that tract parcel and tract of land bounded and described being situate in Canton Township, Washington County
Beginning at a post by land of John Braddock, South thirty seven degrees east, twenty and five tenths perches to a post, thence south seventy four degrees, east fifteen and six tenths perches to a post, thence south thirty and one half degrees, East sixty two perches to a locust thence North fifty four and one fourth degrees east twenty eight and four tenths perches to a post, thence south fifty six degrees, East thirty nine perches to a beech stump, thence south eight degrees, West four perches to a black Walnut thence by land of Wilson Braddock, John Scott and John McClelland North fifty five and one fourth degrees West one hundred and ninety seven perches to a white oak thence south sixty eight degrees west twenty two perches to a fallen Black oak thence by lands of Robert Wilson, south sixty four degrees West seventy eight perches to the place of beginning. Containing ninety four acres and seventy five perches, strict measure.

It is the same tract conveyed by Moses Braddock and wife to William Snodgrass, by deed dated 20th day of April, 1833, and by the last will and testament of the said William Snodgrass dec'd. bequeathed to the present grantor William Snodgrass his son, reference being had to the registrar and recorder's office at Washington, will more fully ____ at large appear.

Together with all and singular the buildings, implements, ways, waters, water courses, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in __(two words)___ and the ______ and ______ rents _______ and profits thereof and all the estate right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said part of the first part in law or ______ or otherwise howsoever of and to the same and every part therein.

To have and to hold the said messuage and tract of land, hereditments and premises hereby granted or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, to and for the only proper use and behest of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever.

And William Snodgrass the said party of the first part, his heirs, executors and administrators doth by these presents covenant grant and agree with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that he the party of the first part his heirs all and singular the hereditments and _______ herein ______ described and granted or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, against him the said party of the first part and his heirs and against all and every person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or ____ part thereof, ____ and Will Warrant and forever Defend.

In witness thereof the said party of the first part have to these presents set their hands and ______ dated the day and year first above written. Signed and delivered in presence of one
John Wilson, Saml Cunningham, William Snodgrass, Margaret Snodgrass

Washington County ss. On the twenty eighth day of September, Anno Domino 1838, before me the subscribed, one of the justices of the peace in and for said County, came the above named William Snodgrass and Margaret Snodgrass _____ and deed, and desired the same might be described as such.

She the said Margaret being examined separate and apart from her said husband and the interests of the said Indenture being first made fully known to her declared that she did of her own free will and accord sign and seal and ___ her act and deed deliver the same without any coercion or compulsion of her said husband.

Witnesseth my hand and seal the day and year foresaid --- John Wilson

Recorded and compared with original Sept. 27th, 1838
Wm. H. Cornwell, Recr.

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Marriage of William Snodgrass and Rachel Warden
Source --- Marriages of Craw. Co., Ohio. 1831-1989, vol. 3, pg. 158
Source --- Marriages in Craw. Co., Ohio, film no.388676, volumes 3/4, 1847-1854

William Snodgrass and Rachel Warden, February 14, 1849

I William Snodgrass do solemnly swear that Rachel Warden is over eighteen years of age, a resident of Crawford County, Ohio, and not nearer of kin to me than first cousin, that she has no husband and I have no wife, and that I know of no legal impediment to our intermarriage. Sworn to subscribe before me this 14 Feby 1847, D.W. Swigart clk. (signed by) William Snodgrass

The State of Ohio, Crawford County. I do hereby certify that on the 15th day of February 1847 I solemnized the marriage of William Snodgrass with Rachel Warden. Given this my hand officially this 26th February 1847 -J.C. Lloyd (or Floyd), Minister of the Gospel

Filed Febry 27, 1847

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1850 Federal Census, Jackson Township, Crawford County, Ohio

William Snodgrass --- 43 --- M --- Farmer --- (value of property) 2500 --- (born) Pa
Reachel Snodgrass --- 33 ---F --- Pa
William C. Snodgrass --- 14 --- M ---Pa
Sarah J. Snodgrass --- 16 --- F ---Pa
Mary H. Snodgrass --- 13 --- F --- Pa
Samuel Snodgrass --- 10 --- M --- Ohio
John Snodgrass --- 8 --- M --- Ohio
Elizabeth Snodgrass --- 6 --- F --- Ohio
David Snodgrass --- 4 --- M --- Ohio
Margaret Snodgrass --- 1/12 (one month) --- F --- Ohio

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Land Transaction 1852, Deed Book 3T, pg.191
William and Rachel (Warden) Snodgrass

Robert C. Snodgrass and Samuel Snodgrass

This Indenture made the tenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two, Between Robert C. Snodgrass and Eliza Agnes his wife, Phillip Lewellan and Sarah his wife, Hamilton Vankirk and Eliza his wife, Elisha Ely and Kesiah his wife, William Snodgrass and Rachel his wife and Robert Jackson and Margaret his wife of the first part and Samuel Snodgrass of the second part. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars lawful money of the United States of America, unto them will and truly paid by the said party of the second part ___ before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, ______, released and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alein, ____, and confirm unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, all the right, title, interest, property, claim of them the said parties of the first part and to a certain tract of land, lying being and situate in Canton Township Washington County Pennsylvania described by meters and bounds as follows, Beginning at a stone corner of Robert Jackson, thence by land of James McClain N.79E, 398/10 perches to a stake, thence by land of Robert Wilson N.1E, 14588/100 perches to a stake, thence N.54W.4 perches to a white oak; thence N.11W. 354/100 perches to a stake near a white oak, thence by of Jesse Clark S.75W 60 perches and 84/100 to a stake, thence S.91W, 4756/100 perches to a stone, thence by land of Robert Jackson S.15E, 20063/100 perches to the place of beginning, containing ninety six acres and twenty two perches, the same being the one half of the home farm of the late William Snodgrass deceased, together with all our right, title, interest and claim in and to any and every residuary estate or interest whatsoever which we may have in and to the estate of James Snodgrass, under the will of the said William Snodgrass deceased or in any other manner whatever.

Together with all and singular the buildings, improvements, ways, water, water courses, rights, liberties, hereditments and appurtenances whatsoever, thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining and the ____sions and __mainders, ____, issues and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claims and demand whatsoever of them the said parties of the first part, in law equity or otherwise howsoever of, in and to the same and every part thereof To have and to hold the said tract of land with the appurtenances and hereditments and premises hereby granted or mentioned and intended so to be, with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns to and for the only proper use and ______ of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said persons above named and their heirs, executors and administrators do by these presents, command, grant, and ____ to and with the said party if the second part, his heirs and assigns, that they the said parties of the first part, their heirs al and singular the hereditments and premises herein above described and granted or mentioned and intended so to be, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, against them the said parties of the first part, their heirs, and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawful claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof, except the life interest of said James Snodgrass under his father's will shall and will warrant and forever defend.

In witness whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals. Dated the day and year first above written. Sealed and delivered in the presence of us --- J. Wiggins (signed by the following) --- Robert C. Snodgrass --- Eliza A. Snodgrass
Philip Luellen --- Sarah Luellen
Hamilton Vankirk --- Eliza Vankirk
Elisha Ely --- Keziah B. Ely
Wm. Snodgrass --- Rachel Snodgrass
Robert Jackson --- Margaret Jackson

Received the day of the date of the above Indenture of the above named ---

The twelfth day of April Anno Domino on thousand eight hundred and fifty two before me one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Washington, personally appeared the above named Robert C. Snodgrass and Eliza Agnes his wife, Philip Luellen and Sarah his wife, Hamilton Vankirk and Eliza his wife, Elisha Ely and Kesiah his wife, Robert Jackson and Margaret his wife and in due form of law acknowledged the above Indenture to be their act and deeds, and desire the same might be recorded as such and the said Sarah Luellen, Eliza Vankirk, Keziah Ely, & Margaret Jackson being of full age and separate and apart from their said husbands by me thereon examined, and the full contents of the above Deed bring by me just made known unto them, did thereupon declare and say that they did voluntarily, and of their own free will and accords sign, seal and as their act and did deliver the above Indenture without any coercion or compulsions of their said husbands.

Witness my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid --- H.H Clark JsP

City of Pittsburgh __ (looks like Ss)
The fifteenth day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty two, before me an Alderman in and for said City personally appeared the witness named Eliza A. Snodgrass and in due form of law acknowledged the within Indenture to be their act and deed and desired the same might be recorded as such, and the said Eliza Snodgrass being of full age and separate and apart from her said husband by me privately examined and the full contents of the within deed bring by me first made known unto her did thereupon declare and say that she did voluntarily and of her own free will and accord sign, seal and as her act and deed deliver the within Indenture without any coercion or compulsion of her said husband. Witness my hand and seal this the fifteenth day of April A.D. 1852.
J. Wiggans Ald. (this is the wife of Robert C.Snodgrass, formerly Eliza Agness Sayer)

The State of Ohio, Crawford County
Before me John Franz a Justice of the Peace in and for said county personally appeared the within named William Snodgrass and Rachel his wife and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the within Indenture to be their voluntary act and deed and the said Rachel being at the same time examined by me separate and apart from her said husband and the contents of the said instrument made known to her by me. She then declared that she did voluntarily sign, seal and acknowledge __ and that she is well satisfied therewith, this 25th day of May A.D. 1852 (the 1852 looks very much like 1832) --- John Franz Justice of the Peace in and for said County
Executed by William and Rachel Snodgrass in presence of Mary H. Snodgrass and John Franz (the z looks like an s)

The State of Ohio Crawford County __ (looks like Ss)
Tho. Jeff. Orr, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for said County, do hereby certify that John Franz before whom this acknowledgement was taken and whose _____ signature appears to the same was at the date thereof a Justice of the Peace within and for said County duly commissioned and qualified according to law.
On witness whereof I hereto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court at Bucyrus this 25th day of May 1852 --- Tho. Jeff. Orr. Clerk
Recorded and compared with original Jany 4th A.D. 1858 --- ___man Brady Jr. Recorder

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Land map of William Snodgrass property

Appears in the 1855 Crawford County Atlas by M.H. and J.B. Watson --- Jackson Township, S9 R15 T20. There is a Snodgrass Road east of Crestline, which runs parallel to Route 30.

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Signatory in 1858 land sales

Deed Bk. 3-T, pg. 191: Robert C. Snodgrass & Eliza Agnes his wife, Phillip Lewellen & Sarah his wife, Hamilton Vankirk & Eliza his wife, Elisha Ely & Kesiah his wife, William Snodgrass & Rachel his wife, & Robert Jackson & Margaret his wife of the first part to Samuel Snodgrass --- &350.00 --- all their right, title, interest, property, claim --- a certain tract of land lying in Canton Twp., Washington Co., PA --- 96 acres & 22 perches the same being the 1/2 of the home farm of the late William Snodgrass deceased, together with all our right, title, interest and claim in --- the estate of James Snodgrass, under the will of the said William Snodgrass deceased --- Signatures acknowledged in Washington Co., PA: Robert C. Snodgrass & Eliza Agnes his wife, Philip Luellen & Sarah his wife, Hamilton Vankirk & Eliza his wife, Elisha Ely & Kesiah his wife, Robert Jackson & Margaret his wife --- Signature witnessed in City of Pittsburgh: Eliza A. Snodgrass.

Signatures witnessed in Crawford Co., OH: William Snodgrass & Rachel his wife (these signatures witnessed by Mary H. Snodgrass & John Franz) --- Recorded 4 Jan 1858.

Deed Bk. 3-U, pg. 66: Robert C. Snodgrass & Eliza Agnes his wife, Philip Lewellan & Sarah his wife, Hamilton Vankirk & Eliza his wife, Elisha Ely & Kesiah his wife, & William Snodgrass & Rachel his wife, & Samuel Snodgrass & Lesette his wife to Robert Jackson --- $2850.25 --- all their claim --- to a certain tract of land --- in Canton Twp., Washington Co., PA, adjoining lands with those of Joseph Clark, Richard Jolly, John Jolly, Joseph Clark, Samuel Snodgrass, & John McClain containing 96 acres & 122 perches --- being the 1/2 of the home farm of the late William Snodgrass, dec'ed, together with all our right --- to the estate of James Snodgrass under the will of his said father William Snodgrass, dec'd --- Signatures recorded in Washington Co., PA: Robert C. Snodgrass, Philip Lewellen & Sarah his wife, Hamilton Vankirk & Eliza his wife, Elisha Ely & Keziah his wife, & Samuel Snodgrass & Lesette his wife.
Signature acknowledged in City of Pittsburgh: Eliza A. Snodgrass.
Signatures acknowledged in Crawford Co., OH: William Snodgrass & Rachel his wife --- Recorded 4 Jun 1858.

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Marriage of William Snodgrass and Christiana Goodale, 1859
Source --- Marriages of Craw. Co., Ohio, 1831-1989, vol. 5, pg.291

The State of Ohio, Crawford County, Personally came William Snodgrass Applying for License for himself to be Married to Christina Goodale who being sworn says that he is over the age of 21 years, and is unmarried; that the said Christina Goodale is over the age of 18 years, is unmarried; resides in Crawford County, and that he knows of no legal impediment to said Marriage.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 6 day of Sept. 1859
Wm. H. Summers --- Clerk --- signed by Wm. Snodgrass

The State of Ohio Crawford County (No. 1128), William Snodgrass to Christina Goodale
I certify that I this day solemnized the Marriage of William Snodgrass with Christina Goodale.
Witness my hand this 26th day of October A.D. 1859
Joseph Meer J.P.

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Divorce of William Snodgrass and Christiana Goodale, 1860
Seventeenth Day Journal From the Court of Common Pleas April 27th 1860
Divorce, No. 217

This day came the Parties by their Attorneys and this cause came on to be heard upon the Petition, Answer, and Cross Petition, and testimony: And the Court do find that the matters, and things set forth in the said Petition, are not true, and that the matters and things answered, and set forth in the said Answer, and Cross Petition are true: and that the Petition is guilty of gross neglect of duty, and fraud in entering into said marriage contract.

It is therefore adjudged and decreed that the marriage relation, herefore existing between the said parties, be and the same is hereby set aside, and wholly annulled: and the said Parties wholly released from the obligations of the same. And by consent of said Parties, it is further ordered that the said Defendant do pay to the said Plaintiff for her alimony, the sum of One Hundred Dollars, in ten days, from the rising of this Court, and the costs of this suite, and in default, that Execution issue therefor.

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1860 Federal Census, Jackson Township, Crawford County, Ohio
LDS film #653-951B, Crestline

Wm. Snodgrass --- 52 --- M --- Farmer --- (value of property) 4400 --- 600 --- (born) Pa
John Snodgrass --- 18 --- M ---Ohio
Wm. Snodgrass --- 5 --- M --- Ohio
Robert Snodgrass --- 3 --- M --- Ohio

Living in Crestline was:

Goodall, Christiana --- age 43 --- born Ger.
Goodall, Martha A. --- age 22 --- born Ger.
Goodall, Lucinda V. --- age 19 --- born Ger.
Goodall, Mary J. --- age 75 --- born Ger.

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Death Record of William Snodgrass 1882
The State of Ohio, Crawford County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division
Date of Record May 15th 1882 A.D.
No. 32, Volume 2, Page 44

Name in full Wm. Snodgrass
Date of Death -Year 1882, Month February Day 17th.
Condition (Married, Single, or Widowed) Sing wid (record appears this way)
Place of Death Crestline
Place of Birth Pennsylvania
Occupation Farmer
Name of Parents (when infant without name):
Father (no parents names on the record)
Mother
Color white
Cause of Death Kidney disease
Last place of residence Crestline

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Obituary and Newspaper Articles for William Snodgrass
Friday, Feb. 17th, William Snodgrass (Crestline Advocate, deaths for the year of 1882).

Died: Snodgrass -At the residence of his son-in-law, John Walker, Friday, Feb. 17th, 1882, William Snodgrass, in the 76th year of his life. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon, a very large audience in attendance notwithstanding the rain and gloom. Rev. Laverty preached the sermon, being assisted in the services by Revs. Marcus and Huddleston. (Crestline Advocate Feb. 24, 1882).

Card of Thanks: We, the undersigned, desire in all sincerity to return our most sincere thanks to neighbors, friends, and relatives (of the relatives we mean our brothers, sisters, and their children) who so kindly came to our help in caring for father, and abiding us with their presence and counsel during the last and fatal sickness of our father, Wm. Snodgrass. Hoping and praying that the blessing of God may ever rest and abide with them all. John Walker and Wife.

William Snodgrass, subject of the above articles, s/o William and Margaret Snodgrass of Canton Twp., was laid to rest in Crestline's Greenlawn Cemetery, Richland County, Ohio. He shares a common square stone with several family members, his wife Margaret (Chambers), son William Campbell Snodgrass (the first son he had that was named William, child of Margaret Chambers), and daughter Mary Henderson (Snodgrass) Gates, wife of John Gates. The side facing William's grave (subject), reads -Father & Mother, William Snodgrass died Feb. 17, 1882, Aged 75Y. 1M. 12D. Margaret Chamber wife of Wm. Snodgrass died May 2, 1848, Aged 41Y. 2M. 24D. There is an inscription on the bottom of the stone that is illegible. I visited the cemetery and have photos of the stone.

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Snodgrass Family Bible
Remnants of a family bible were turned over to the South Western Genealogy Society in Washington Co., Pa. Information appears updated in records -Samuel Snodgrass Family Records

Births of the Snodgrass Family

Jean was boarn Aprile the 19th 1800
Sally bel was boarn June 27th 1802
James Patterson (Snodgrass) was boarn Sept 21 1804
William was boarn Dec the 19 1807
Mary was boarn April 7th 1809
Eliza was boarn October the 11th 1810
Margaret was boarn January the 9 1813
Samuel was boarn March the 4th 1815
John was boarn April 4th 1817
Kezia Brotherton was boarn April 26th 1819
Mary Hannh was boarn May the 31st 1821

Here the record becomes pages and parts of pages torn from a Bible with Births and Deaths in side by side columns.

Deaths

William Camel Snodgrass died February 17 A.D. 1882 Aged 75 years.
John C. Snodgrass died the 27 of March 1910 in Los Angeles, Cal.
David Snodgrass shot by burgler April 21 A.D. 1882
Thomas Snodgrass died February 10th A.D. 1901 Aged 68 years 4 months and 11 days
Ellen Snodgrass wife of Thomas died January 22 A.D. 1887
James F. Snodqrass died on the 23 of Feb 1912 Aged 64 yrs 3 mon 6 days
(page torn off) son of Wm. Snodgrass departed this life May the 2 Anno Domini 1852 Aged 17 years 5 months & 1 day.

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History of Crawford County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens
By John E. Holpey

Page 254 -with respect to early settler in Jackson Township -earliest were Benjamin John and Benjamin Rush in 1820; William Snodgrass in 1833.

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