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John Graham Snodgrass
January 18, 1879 - May 31, 1963

Samuel McCullough Snodgrass and Esther Hannah Graham),
h/o Elizabeth (Ina) Sawhill

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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Article regarding Log Home of John and Ina Snodgrass
Obituary of John Graham Snodgrass

Article regarding Log Home of John and Ina Snodgrass
Source unknown

The durability of log construction can certainly be proven by a log house still standing on the former John Snodgrass farm not far from the North Buffalo Church. Although the building is now used for storage by the present owners, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carlisle it is still in a fairly good state of preservation. The logs are not visible from the outside, but they can be seen in place under the clapboard siding. This home is a two story structure, and contained three rooms downstairs and three on the second floor. Mr. John Snodgrass and his wife Ina Sawhill Snodgrass began housekeeping here and their daughter Esther Jane was born in the log house. They later moved to a large brick home which was built close to the log structure. The original home is estimated to be between 150 to 200 years old.

Located on the same road as the Snodgrass farm, some residents recall a log house that stood on a plot of ground owned by a family named Gillen. We were unable to find anything further on this building or the family.

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Obituary of John Graham Snodgrass
John G. Snodgrass, Buffalo Twp. Farmer

John G. Snodgrass, 84, native and well known farmer of Buffalo Township, died unexpectedly at his home. Claysville, RD 1, at 4:15pm., Wednesday, July 31, 1963.

He was born in Buffalo Township, January 18, 1879, a son of the late Samuel and Esther Graham Snodgrass. He spent his entire life in his native community, engaging in farming. He was the last member of his Immediate family:

Mr. Snodgrass was a member of the Taylorstown United Presbyterian Church where he served for several years as an elder.

On May 22, 1913 he was united in marriage with Ina M. Sawhill and they observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary this year.

Surviving is his wife and one daughter, Esther Jane, wife of Ed Whittemore of Fredericktown, Ohio, RD 2. A son, John S. Snodgrass, preceded him in death.

Friends will be received at the R. A. Brownlee Funeral Home from 7 to 9pm Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Friday, where funeral services will be held Saturday, August 3, at 1pm., in charge of Rev. John Mark Scott, pastor of the North Buffalo United Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Claysville Cemetery.

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