The following data are from Cousin Frances Trader of Sedalia, MO. Where additional information has come to our attention, we have added it. Known errors have likewise been corrected. However, the bulk of the material is essentially as she wrote it. Additional information on some of these lines is available on the net. Additions and corrections are welcome.
It should be noted that Cousin Frances named only four children for Benjamin Sneed. She did not accept William as a son of this Benjamin. Both Frances and Aunt Lucy Walker Sneed failed to include the Patsey Sneed who married Silvanus Meeks in December of 1799, even though a Benjamin Sneed is shown as giving consent for the marriage. We have added the children of Frances Garth and Susannah Faris.
A-1 Benjamin Sneed (Snead), born in 1721 (obituary) in Albemarle Co., VA; died 1819 near Danville, KY. He was [traditionally] the son of William of Henrico Co., VA and grandson of John of New Kent Co., VA. [He appears to have married Mary Ann, granddaughter of John Sorrell, about 1750. She was traditionally known as Polly Perry.] Benjamin was a schoolmaster on Buck Island, where he was a tutor of the Jefferson and Randolph children, [and according to his obituary, the first tutor of Thomas Jefferson.]
Children of A-1 (Sneed)
B-1 John Sneed b. 2 Feb. 1755; d. 21 Dec. 1855; m. 10 Nov. 1784, Sarah Johnson, dau. of James & Mildred (Mims) of Goochland Co., VA. He was private secretary to Thomas Jefferson, a volunteer in the expedition against the Cherokee Indians, a soldier in the Rev. War, a friend of Daniel Boone. [He removed to Danville, Kentucky in 1805. ]
B-2 Peggy Sneed m. Richard Johnson. Deed 1798, gift from Benjamin Sneed to daughter's husband.
B-3 Susannah Sneed m. George Faris. Deed 1801, Charlottesville, VA 29 Dec. 1797
B-4 Frances Sneed m. David Garth b. c1751 Louisa Co., VA; d.1823 Henry Co. KY. Rev. War; son of John Garth. (See will of John Garth in Valentine Papers.)
Children of B-1 (Sneed)
C-1 Alexander Sneed b.1786; m. Elizabeth Campbell, dau. Col. Robert Campbell of Washington Co., KY. They lived in Danville, KY. He d. (12 or) 13 Mar. 1881. John Sneed lived with them 30 years, and died while his dau-in-law was visiting her dau. Sallie, wife of [U.S.] Senator George Vest, in Booneville, MO.
C-2 Matilda Sneed m. Thomas Hughes. They lived in Danville, KY.
C-3 Martha Sneed b. 8 Mar. 1785; d. 14 Oct. 1847 in Danville, KY. [Dates copied from tombstone.] She m. 1802 Michael Hope [b. Durham, Eng. 8 Mar. 1773; d. 23 Oct. 1845 in Danville, KY.] He was a stone mason and his family worked on London Bridge. According to Aunt Pat Zimmerman he built a mill for President Jefferson in Milton, KY. He was related to the "Hope Diamond" family.]
C-4 John (Holman) Sneed b. 4 May 1792; d. 4 June 1876; m. Elizabeth Finley [in 1801]
C-5 Cynthia Mims Sneed b. 10 Jan 1784, Goochland Co., VA. She m. 29 Nov. 1810 John Wilson of Illinois. (Joseph Wilson -- KY Pion. & Ct Rec., p. 132)
C-6 Polly (not Mary in records) Sneed m. 11 Dec. 1811 Thomas Harrison. They lived in Danville, KY.
C-7 Jane Sneed m. William Hughes. They lived in Danville, KY.
C-8 Sarah Sneed m. 5 Jan. 1813 John B. Brown.
Children of B-3 (Faris)
C-9 Minor J. Farris b. 7 Sept. 1800; Albemarle Co., VA; d. aft. 1895 in Moniteau, MO; m. 2 Oct. 1826 in St. Louis, MO Mary Brockman b. c1804 in VA
C-10 Calvin E. Farris b. 23 Jan. 1802 Albemarle Co. VA; d. 31 Dec. 1891 in Pond, St. Louis, MO; m. (1) on 31 Dec 1831 at St. Louis, MO Eliza Sheppard; m. (2) 1 June 1857 in St. Louis, MO (---).
C-11 Amelia (Emily) Farris b. 1803 in Albemarle Co. VA; m. c1828 in St. Louis, MO. ____ Garret b. 1799 in Tenn.
C- 12 Granville Farris b. c1804 Albemarle Co. VA m. 23 Dec 1831 in St. Louis, MO, Permelia Hart b. in KY
C-13 Matilda Farris b. c1806 probably Albemarle Co. VA.
Children of B-4 (Garth)
C-14 Sarah Perry Garth b. bet. 1770-1775 m. 23 Oct 1790 Louisa Co., VA John Coats b. c1765
C-15 Elizabeth Garth b. bet 1772-1775 m. Louisa Co., VA 14 Nov. 1793 John Coats b. c1765.
C-16 Martha "Patsey" Garth b. bet 1772-1778; m. Dec. 11, 1798 in Louisa Co., VA Wm. Haywood. Nine children by time Ben Sneed died.
C-17 Mary "Polly" Garth b. 1 Jan. 1779; d. 4 Sept. 1843; m. (1) 2 Jan. 1802 Louisa Co. VA Charles Mitchell.
C-18 William Garth b. 23 Nov. 1781 Louisa Co. VA; m. (1) 19 Dec. 1814, Jefferson Co., VA Hulda Ross, b. bet. 1795-1800 in Ohio.
C-19 John Garth b. 26 Feb 1784 Louisa Co., VA d. 1857 Marion Co., MO; m. ca.18 Oct 1819 Matilda A. Gilbert in Amherst Co., VA.
C-20 Benjamin W. Garth b. bet. 1786-1790 in Louisa Co., VA; d. aft. 1830; m. (1) ca.1790 Lucy Hickerson b. c1790.
C-21 Nancy Garth b. between 1790-1795
C-22 Susannah L. Garth b. bet. 1795-1798 in Louisa Co., VA; m. 22 Mar. 1814 Robert Prewitt, Jr.
Children of C-1 (Sneed)
D-1 Alexander Hamilton Sneed b. Nov. 17, 1829, in Garrard Co., KY; d. Mar 10, 1881; m. Mildred Gill Nov. 11, 1851, in Danville, KY. She d. in 1878.
D -2 Sallie C. Sneed b. 1830; d. 1905; m. George V. Vest, U.S. Senator from Missouri for 26 years.
D-3 John M[ims] Sneed b. 9 Apr. 1826; d. 1901; m. 24 [21?] Oct. 1844 Mary Jane Stewart, b. 18 Mar. 1823 in Danville, KY. He d. in Sedalia, MO.
D-4 Robert Campbell Sneed b. in 1825 Danville, KY, died there July 23, 1848. He practiced law in Danville.
Children of C-3 (Hope)
D-5 Cynthia (Cynthiana in father's will) Hope d. 31 Aug. 1884, Danville, KY; m. Speed S. Fry. They had sons: Speed, Tom, Walker (m. Pepe Phillips in Kansas City.)
D-6 Isabella Hope b. Nov. 17, 1805; d. 5 Feb. 1896; m. 30 June 1825 William W. Batterton (b. 14 Apr. 1802 in VA; d. Aug. 1862 Danville, KY.) He was the son of Joseph W. and Sarah Batterton, and was reared by his mother's sister, Betsey Hockaday, in Millersburg, KY.
D-7 Martha ("Miss Pat") Hope m. 14 Feb. 1856 James Zimmerman; son William.
D-8 Mary Ann m. Mr. Hall became Oakey Hall's mother, of Tammany fame.
C-9 Michael Hope Jr.
D-10 Ellen Hope m. a Hoagland. (Grandmother of Mrs. L. A. Cranstron of Du Ouvin, Ill.)
Children of C-9 (Farris)
D-11 George Washington Farris b. 28 Feb. 1827 in St. Louis, MO; d. 22/23 Feb. 1897 in Monitteau, MO.
D-12 Christopher C. Farris b. 1828 in Merrimac, St. Louis, MO; d. 7 June 1893 in Burrus, Moniteau, MO.
D-13 Pauline Farris b. 1834 in St. Louis, MO.
D-14 John Q. Farris b. 1839; Capt. in Civil War.
D-15 Susanna Farris b. 1839? in St. Louis, MO; d. 19 Jan. 1924 in Moniteau, MO; buried in White Bluff Cemetery.
D-16 Benjamin F. Farris b. 1843 in St. Louis, MO
D-17 Menard (Minor) F. Farris b. 1845 in St. Louis, MO.
Children of C-17 (Mitchell)
D-18 Elizabeth Garth Mitchell m. 3 May 1831 in Henry Co. KY Col. John Fible of Ballardsville, Oldham Co., KY. (His brother Micajah Fible a.k.a. "Kagy" m. Martha (Patsy) Batterton b. 27 Feb. 1828; d. 9 Jan. 1907.
Children of D-1 (Sneed)
E-1 Betty Sneed m. Alex Fible. Mildred Fible, who m. Lewis R. Courtney, lives in Louisville, KY. She has the oil portrait of John Sneed, given to her by Harriet Williams Batterton, wife of George Doneghy Batterton, of Danville, KY, who received it from her mother, Isabella Hope Batterton. She received it from her mother, Martha Sneed Hope, who received it from her father, John Sneed.
E-2 Theresa Sneed m. Parry Llewellyn DeWeese. Daughter Elizabeth m. Verne W. Gould and had Llewellyn and Susanne (Mildred), who m. 12 June 1948 Donald E. Royce.
E-3 Martha Drane Sneed
E-4 Alexander Hamilton Sneed
Children of D-2 (Vest)
E-5 Mollie Vest m. George P. B. Jackson. They had Sallie, who m. a Harnsburger and had Margaret.
E-6 George G. Vest m. Agatha Wheeler
E-7 Alexander Vest
Children of D-3 (Sneed)
E-8 Margaret (Maggie or Peg) Sneed m. John Montgomery Jr., b. Aug. 1844 in Springfield, KY; m. Nov. 1866; lived in Sedalia, MO. They had Lee, who m. Elizabeth Zimmerman, and had Elizabeth (m. a Garr), Eleanor (m. Richard Fowler) and Lee Jr.; George, who m. Ann and had Jane; and John, who m. Marian Archiss and had a child who m. a Snell and had two children.
E-9 William Sneed
E-10 Sally Sneed m. J. Thompson and had children: Mary Margaret, Collins, George
E-11 Robert C. Sneed m. 29 Oct 1881 Mary Montgomery (His sister Maggie m. Mary's brother John Montgomery Jr.)
E-12 John B. Sneed m. Sally Potter
E-13 George V. Sneed b. 25 Jan. 1860 m. Jessie Smith. He died 7 Apr. 1946
E-14 Frank Sneed m. Eulalie Hockaday (Columbus, MO)
E-15 Harry Sneed m. Delia Decker and had John who m. Mildred Manning (Marshall, MO)
Children of D-6 (Batterton)
E-16 Sarah Ann Batterton b. 2 Mar 1826; d. 8 Mar 1918 Harwinton, CT; m. 22 Feb 1849 Henry Scovill Frisbie, son of Capt. Enos & Lucy (Scovill) Frisbie of Harwinton, CT. They had three daughters: Mary who m. Darius Beach of Plymouth, CT; Irene who m. Justin Hollister of Glastonbury, CT; and Martha A., who m. Charles Sperry Birge of Harwinton, CT. (See Frisbie Genealogy)
E-17 Pamela Isabella (Fleece) Batterton b. 11 Jan. 1834; d. Dec. 1920 in Kansas City, MO; m. John F. Phillips (of Phillips & Vest fame). They had Emmett, who m. Jennie Sheldon, and Hortense, who m. William Micagah Fible, and had Helen who m. Jesse W. Dumont; and John F. Fible who m. Geraldine Ryan.
E-18 Martha E. Batterton m. Micagah Fible (2nd husband Overall). She was b. 27 Feb. 1828; d. 12 (or 22) Feb. 1907 in Kansas City, MO; m. 24 July 1862. They had William Micagah Fible Jr. and Hortense Phillips (see above).
E-19 James L. Batterton b. 1 Apr. 1830; d. 27 Nov. 1885 (?). He lived in Millersburg, KY.
E-20 Ellen A. Batterton b. 29 Dec. 1831; 13 July 1833
E-21 Mary C. Batterton b. 13 Oct. 1840; d. 30 May 1848
E-22 Joseph Sneed Batterton b. 20 Feb. 1845; d. ?
E-23 Nancy Batterton b. 13 Aug. 1848; d. 11 Jan. 1907 Kansas City, MO
E-24 William W. Batterton Jr. b. 10 June 1838; d. 19 Feb. 1855
E-25 Matilda Isabel Batterton m. John Wesley Trader 22 Aug. 1867. She was born 11 Mar. 1843; d. 1 Apr. 1929 Sedalia, MO.
E-26 George Donegry Batterton b. 8 Nov. 1835; d. 15 Sept. 1922 Danville, KY; m. 10 June 1867 Harriet Dickerson Williams in Perryville, KY. She was born 20 June 1843; d. 14 June 1924 in Danville, KY. She had daughter Marian Tuck Batterton.
Children of E-16 (Birge)
F-1 Martha Almira Frisbie b. 16 Feb. 1854; died 2 Feb. 1923; m. 14 Jan. 1877 Harwinton, CT Charles Sperry Birge b. 30 Sept 1853; d. 1 Feb. 1930. Had daughter Elsie A. Birge who m. Willard W. Baldauf and had son Richard Birge Baldauf.
Children of E-25 (Trader)
F-2 Hattie Belle Trader b. 16 July 1868; d. ?; m. 12 Oct. 1892 Christopher Eckles Fletcher. They had Robert Trader b. 7 Nov. 1905 who had Mary Frances Schumport of West Point, Miss. She was the mother of daughters Margaret Ann (b. 29 April 1935) and Emily Jane (b. 17 Nov. 1938).
F-3 Charles Bell Trader, M.D. b. 14 July 1870; d ?; m. 25 June 1902 in Memphis, TN Marion Tuck Batterton b. 18 June 1870; d. 29 Apr. 1942. They had daughter Frances Ware Trader (Sneed genealogist)
F-4 Arthur Montgomery Trader b. 28 Nov. 187?; d ?
F-5 John William Trader b. 8 Feb 1875; d. 2 Sept 1944; m. Mary Worlin and had Mary Frances b. 2 Sept 1915
F-6 George Henry Trader b. 28 June 1877; m. (1st) 18 Apr 1902 Laura Stanley and had George Stanley Trader, b. 21 Dec. 1902; d. 21 May 19_2; m. (2nd) Genevieve Kroencke (Mrs. Wm. Pitt Stanley)
F-7 Clara Matilda Hope Trader b. 7 July 1879; d ?; m. 10 Oct 1906 Otto John Schien. They had William Andrew Schien, who m. Susan Naomi Tanksley and had daughter Susan Schien (b. 3 Dec 1940) and Ethel Trader (b. 25 Nov. 1910) who m. 16 Sept 1934 George Herbert Abney and had Margaret Carolyn Abney (b. 27 Aug. 1939).
F-8 Randolph Foster Trader b. 11 Apr. 1882, m. Sarah Ann Marsden
F-9 Emmett Evert Trader b. 15 Dec 1888; d. ?; m. 1 Sept 1910 Della Mae Campbell. They had (1) John "Jack" Trader who m. Hazel Donaldson; (2) Emmett E. Trader Jr., who m. Jerry Russell and had Sally Sue; (3) George David Trader m. Joyce Boothe; and (4) Bette Mae Trader b. 7 Feb 1924 m. 25 Jan. 1943 Ralph A. Thibodeau and had Carmen Thibodeau, b. 3 Nov 1944.
Children of F-26 (Batterton)
F-10 Beverly Williams Batterton b. 5 Mar. 1868; d. 28 Apr. 1943 Danville, KY
F-11 Martha Mitchell Batterton b. May 1869; d. 4 Dec. 1943; m. Oct. 1898 Clarence Lee Bell, M.D. of Hartford City, Indiana. They had Harriet Mason Bell who m. (1) in 1924 Claiborne E. Jackson and (2) July 1948, B. G. Holland.
F-12 Marion Tuck Batterton b. 19 June 1870; d. 29 April 1942; m. in Memphis, TN 25 June 1902 Charles Bell Trader, M. D. They had Frances Ware Trader.
F-13 Harriet Williams Batterton b. 28 Apr. 1874; d. 1 June 1879
F-14 Matilda (Tillie) Jackson Batterton b. 27 Aug. 1875; d. 7 Feb. 1880
F-15 Fleece Phillips Batterton b. 2 Jan. 1880; d. ?
F-16 Emma Weisiger Batterton b. 28 Apr. 1883; d. 4 June 1896
F-17 William Linney Batterton b. 28 Apr. 1883; d. ?; m. ? They had Nancy (m. F. B. Latimer): Martha (m. a Simcosky); Frances (m. a Etzenhouser)
F-18 George McKee b. 29 Oct. 1884. He married four times.
F-19 Harry Welsh Batterton b. 29 Oct 1884; d. 22 Nov. 1884
F-20 Ann Louise Batterton b. 23 Mar. 1886; d. ?; m. 18 Feb. 1908 Francis Jasper McClure. They had Francis Jasper McClure and George McClure.
In Order of Appearance
The Holman - Sneed / Snead Relationship [see pdf file]
The Snead / Bowles Relationship [below]
The Snead / Poindexter Line [see pdf file]
Snead / Poindexter Connections [see pdf file]
Ancestry of Bill Sneed [below]
Additional Snead / Poindexter Material [see pdf file]
Nicholas Mills Family Data [see pdf file]
St. Paul's Vestry Book [below for all four]
Mills / Snead References in Cavaliers and Pioneers
Snead References in The Small Book 1734 - 1735 [VA Land Records]
Snead References in The Larger Book [VA Land Records]
The Alexander Snead Relationship [see pdf file]
The John Snead, Sr. Family [see pdf file]
Some Goochland Co. Deeds and Wills (VA Land Records) [below]
Records of Hanover County [below]
[see relationship chart at Holman Sneed Chart.pdf]
The Snead / Bowles Relationship
In discussing the suggested relationship between John Snead Sr. and Archibald (brothers) and John Sneed b. 1755 (cousin), little has been said in support of the relationship of John and Archibald as brothers. Yet this connection would seem to have been assumed. And so it has been shown on the Snead chart on page 142 of Hatcher's book The Sneads of Fluvanna though there is little direct evidence to support such a relationship. Indeed, the names of the brothers' children are totally different, with Archibald moving early to Albemarle County and soon thereafter to Fluvanna.
As has been indicated elsewhere, we have leaned heavily on the Holman relationship in supporting our belief that John and Archibald are brothers and that John, b. 1755, is their cousin. Both John and Archibald had marriage connections to the Holmans, and John Sneed b. 1755 gave the Holman name to a son. (John Holman Sneed) We believe that the Bowles family connections further support this relationship. As Hatcher has noted "He (Archibald) was not among strangers: Norvells, Winns, Bowles, Liscombs, Andersons, Thompsons -- Hanover neighbors had also settled in the Fork." It was a Benjamin Bowles, you may recall, who was the guardian of Sarah Holman when she eloped with Archibald Sneed in 1756.
Of interest are these two deeds relating to the John Snead Sr. side of the family:
Nov. 7, 1783: Jno. Snead Jr. & Rebecca his wife of Hanover to Wm Keaser, 100 acres on Stoney Run adj. Jno Bowles Jr., Jno. Priddy, Jno. Sneed Sr. .... being land formerly given to Jno. Snead by his father Jno. Snead Sr.
Jan. 21, 1788: Wm. Kersey & Kussey Kersey his wife to Jno. Bowles on Stony Run, adj. Jno. Bowles Sr., Jno Priddy, Jno. Snead Sr. ... 192 acres (land given by Jno. Snead Sr., father of Jno. Snead Jr.) p. 129.
Here we find connections between the Bowles family and the Snead family, this time through the supposed brother John Snead Sr. and his son John Jr., thereby creating a common relationship between the Bowles family and these two Snead families. A similar relationship can be found between the Winn family and these same Snead families. These three common family relationships should go far toward supporting John Sr. and Archibald as brothers, presumably sons of John born before 1715, whom we believe was a probable older brother of Benjamin Sneed born 1721. As we have stated before, nothing short of a DNA test is likely to provide absolute proof.
[see The Snead / Poindexter Line and Snead / Poindexter Connections pdf file]
ANCESTRY OF BILL SNEED
[These entries were copied from a family record
owned by a descendant in 1941. /s/ Janie Sneed]
William Sneed son of John & Susannah Sneed
[see Additional Snead / Poindexter Material and Nicholas Mills Family Data pdf file]
St. Paul' Vestry Book
(New Kent and Hanover Counties 1705-1787)
Precinct 2: Anthony Winston & Widow Winston, Robert Anderson Sr., Capt. Robt. Anderson, David Crawford, Nicho. Mills Sr., Edward Penix, John Brown & John Sanders. Nov. 27, 1708 (p. 82); VP-1723
Precinct 6: Anthony Winston & Widow Winston, Thomas Glass, John Sanders, John Brown, Charles Mooreman, Nicholas Mills, Jas. Tate, Geo. Phillips, Anthony Winston one of the Processioners. 1711 (p. 89) VP-1723
Precinct 6: Anthony Winston & Widow Winston, Thomas Glass, John Saunders, John Brown, Charles Mooreman, Nicholas Mills, James Tate, Geo. Phillips, Anthony Winston, one of the proc'rs. Mch 10, 1715/16. VP-1724
Precinct 6: Anthony Winston, orphans of, Isaac Winston for them, Widdow Winston, John Brown, Nicholas Mills, for John Glass' orphans, James Tate & Geo. Phillips, Thomas Glass & John Saunders. (No number of Precinct; presumably No. 6) 1719 (p. 100) VP-1724
Ordered into one precinct for processioning the lands of Thomas Glass, John Saunders, Widow Winston, John Brown, Nicholas Mills for John Glass's Orphans, James Tate, Isaac Winston for Anthony Winston's orphans and George Philips. 1719 p. 100 VP-1727
Ordered that William Winston have Mr. Anderson's people, James Wades', & Nicholas Mills' assigned to him to clear the road over Mahixon Mill, of which he is overseer. Oct. 14, 1738. (p. 64) VP-1731
Precinct 2: The lands of Robert Anderson Senr., Capt. Robt. Anderson, David Crawford, Nicho. Mills Senr., Edward Penix, John Brown, Anthony Winston, John Saunders, and the Widow Winston, being adjacent to each other, being made one precinct. Nov. 27, 1708 . (p. 82) VP-1751
Precinct 6: Anthony Winston and Thomas Glass procession the lands of Anthony Winston, Thomas Glass, John Sanders, Widow Winston, John Brown, Charles Moreman, Nicholas Mills, Jas. Tate, & Geo. Phillips. 1711 (p. 89) VP-1751
Precinct 6: Anthony Winston & Thomas Glass procession the lands of Anthony Winston, Thomas Glass, John Saunders, Widow Winston, John Brown, Charles Mooreman, Nicho. Mills, James Tate and Geo. Philips. Mch. 10, 1715/16. (p. 97) VP-17
Precinct 6: Ordered into one precinct for processioning the lands of Thomas Glass, John Saunders, Widdow Winston, John Brown, Nicholas Mills for John Glass's orphans, James Tate, Isaac Winston for Anthony Winston's orphans, and Geo. Philips, 8 br., ye 10, 1719. (p. 100) VP-1751
MILLS References in Cavaliers & Pioneers vol. iii
Nicholas Mills 400 acs (N.L.) Hanover Co.; on S. side of the Little River, bet. mouth of Jones' Sw. & Licking Hole Cr; 18 Feb. 1722, p. 161. 40 shill. C&P p.240
Henry Mills 400 acs (N.L.) New Kent Co.; on low side of Licking Cr., adj. Nicholas Mills. 20 Feb. 1723. p. 310. 40 shill. C&P p. 258
Thomas Hart 400 acs. (N. L.) Hanover Co.; beg. at Nicholas Mills in the forks between the S & W forks of Licking Hole Creek. 24 Mar. 1725, p. 357. 40 shill.
Nicholas Mills 400 acs (N. L.) Hanover Co; between the S & W forks of the Licking Hole Cr; adj. Edward Bullock; & George Sym's line. 24 Mar. 1723 p. 419. 40 shill.
John Sims, Matthew Sims & George Sims. 3,000 acs. (N. L.) Hanover Co; on both sides of Locust Cr; adj. Lands of Nicholas Mills, Thomas Hart, Anthony Waddy, Samuel Chamberlaine, John Hill, Alexander Snead & George Sims. 16 June 1727 p. 106. 15 lbs. money. David Thompson 228 acs (N. L.) Hanover Co., adj. David Thompson & Henry & Nicholas Mills on Jones Sw. 28 Sept. 1728 p. 312. 25 shill.
Note: Other references in Cavaliers & Pioneers that may have significance, especially the Snead items. See, among other pages, 259, 277, 285, 326, 286.
Alexander Snead 400 acs (N. L.) Hanover Co. on S side of Little River 20 Feb. 1723 p. 323 40 shill
John Hill 400 acs. (N. L.) Hanover Co. on both sides the Little River, adj. Alexander Snead & William Pulliam 22 Feb. 1724, p. 142 40 shill.
George Sims, 200 acs (N.L.) Hanover Co. adj. Lines of George Sims, Alexander Snead, Benjamin Brown & Susanna Shape on Little River. 17 Aug. 1725. p. 230 20 shill.
John Clement of King Wm. Co. 400 acs (N.L.) Hanover Co. adj. Lines of Alexander Snead, George Sims, Benjamin Brown, Mr. Charles Snelson, James Wade, William Pulliam & John Hill. 17 Aug. 1725 p. 246 40 shill.
John Snead (see pages 39, 73, 21, 50) John Snead 50 acs. New Kent Co., 24 Apr. 1703, p. 543. Escheated from John Longworthy, dec'd. By inquisition under John Lightfoot, Esq.
John Meeks 427 acs (N.L.) New Kent Co. in St. Paul's Parish, adj. Samuel Aris by Perry's Swamp, John Giles, Paul Harrill & John Sneed. 16 June 1714. Imp. of 9 persons: .... [from The Virginia Land Records: Records of Hanover County. ]
The Small Book 1734 - 1735
Francis Clarke of St. Paul to Robt. Allen 193 a. East side Stoney Run adj. Wm. Snead's. witness: Wm. Michaels, Jos. Allen
John Snead, Richard Richardson and Anthony Pouncy firmly bound unto Nicholas Meriwether ... sum of 100 lbs. 2 Jan. 1734 ... condition: If the bound John Snead admin. of the sd dec'd (no name given) not administered by Matthew Snead Exor of the last will and testament of the sd. Alexander Snead dec'd. etc.
[This proves that Alexander Snead was alive 15 Oct 1733 and dead by 2 Jan 1734. He likely d. in Nov. or Dec. 1733. Hanover Co.,] VA Records 1733-1735 p. 47. from MSS of Jack Hockett.]
25 April 1734: Robert Lewis for $100 paid him by his Father-in-law Nicholas Meriwether, promises "to my children, viz., Robert Lewis, Nicholas Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis, Jane Lewis and Ann Lewis" five negroes to be delivered at their age.
2 May 1734: Nicholas Meriwether of St. Martin's Parish to Henry Mills 300 a. on golden Myne Creek.
Sept. 1734: Alex'd Sneade of St. Martin (will dated 15 Oct 1733) (1) son Matthew Sneade on Lane Creek, (2) son Jacob Sneade on Little Creek (3) son Jacob Sneade land on Lane Creek and Little River, adjoining Col. John Syme's; witness John Aylett & Wm Taylor. (4) wife Mary Sneade.
7 Nov. 1734: Matthew (x) Snead of St. Martin's, planter & carpenter, to Diana Swift
5 Dec 1734: Nicholas Meriwether of St. Martin's to grandson Nicholas Meriwether, son of Wm. Meriwether, 1650 acres (part of a larger tract), Turkey Mountains
Dec. 1734: Christopher Clark, Gent. to John Moore, planter, John Snead, bond (Rich'd Richardson Jr. & Anthony Pouncy) Adm. on what not administrated by Matt Snead exec of Alexander.
6 Feb. 1734: Ann Johnson, bond and David Meriwether gent., to Joseph Fox, Guardian of Rich'd Johnson Jr., Jane Johnson, Ann Johnson & Thomas Johnson, orphans of Thomas Johnson dec'd.
6 Feb 1734: Ann Johnson, widow of Thos. Johnson of King Wm., to her son Nicholas Johnson
6 Feb. 1734: Nicholas Johnson of St. John's Parish, King Wm., his sister Jane Johnson & sister Ann Johnson.
Sept. 1734 Will of Thos. Glass Jr. (Feb. 1725-6): Son Robt. Glass 150 acres which was left to me by my father. Son Thos. Glass, 100 acres which I bought of Charles Moreman, wife Elizabeth. Witness Thos. Fetch, Wm. Via, & Mary Fetch. (Rec. Mch 6, 1734) .... Elizabeth Glass (& Jno. Thompson & Jno. Carr) bond, adm. on Thos. Glass.
3 Apr 1735: Geo. Sims, Edw. Sims & James Sims, bond adm. on Matthew Sneade dec'd.
1 Apr 1735: Jacob (x) Snead to Thos. Johnson
4 Sept 1735: Rule (x) Shrewsberry, Elizabeth (x) Shrewsbury adm. of Wm Payne & Jno Snead & Anthony Pouncy.
The Larger Book
20 Mar 1786: James Sims & Elizabeth his wife of Union Co., South Carolina to Wm. Chick of James City Co., VA, 342 acres in Louisa & Hanover Counties on Terapin road, adj. Pouncey Anderson, David Johnson, Nathan Sims & John Glenn.
31 Dec 1791: David (x) Sims of Hanover & Rachel (x) his wife to Robert Sneed 33 acres adj. Robt. Elliot, David Sims, Benj. Sims. Witness James Henry
7 Nov 1783: Jno. Snead Jr. & Rebeccahis wife of Hanover to Wm. Keaser 100 acres on Stoney Run adj. Jno. Bowles Jr., Jno. Priddy, Jno. Snead Sr., being land formerly given Jno. Snead by his father Jno. Snead Sr.
21 Jan 1788: Wm Kersey & Kussey Kersey his wife to Jno. Bowles on Stony Run, adj. Jno. Bowles Sr., Jno Priddy, Jno. Snead Sr., 199 acres (land given by Jno. Snead Sr., father of Jno. Snead Jr) p. 129.
4 Sept 1788: Jno. Snead of St. Paul to Richard Snead 100 acres on Stoney Run adj. John Bowles dec'd, Andrewson, James Littlepage, Mire Branch, Stamping branch. p. 145
Some Goochland County Deeds and Wills
(Virginia Land Records)
Deed Oct. 31, 1732 from Henry Chiles and Anne his wife of Hanover to William Mills conveying 300 acres in Goochland on Lickinghole Creek. p. 76
Will of Henry Holman dated April 10, 1739 / proved August 19, 1740; legatees: wife Mourning, son Nathaniel, wife pregnant, "cousin" James, "son of my brother" James Holman. p. 76
Deed from John (x) Price of Goochland, Sept. 23, 1749, to his son William Price, conveying 33 acres in Goochland, where the said John Price lives. p. 76
Deed from John (x) Price of Goochland Sept. 23, 1749 to his son William Price conveying 330 acres in Goochland where said John Price lives. p. 76
Deed from Paul Chiles and Anne his wife of Albemarle County June 22, 1750, to John Payne of Goochland conveying 200 acres on Little Byrd Creek. p. 76
Deed November 13, 1751 from Thomas and Leonard (x) Ballow of Albemarle to Thomas Carter of Goochland conveying land granted them in 1727. p. 77
Will of Rene Napier dated October 30, 1750 / proved November 19, 1751; legatees: sons John, Rene and Champion; daughter Clare Napier, daughter Mary Napier, wife Wene. Brother Patrick Napier, Mr. Benjamin Woodson, cousin Bouth Woodson and testators, wife executors. p. 77
Commenced July 1774 for privy examination of Betty McCarthy [McCarty] wife of George Payne (younger) as to a deed p. 77
Will of Elizabeth Howard, dated 4 ___ 1773 / proved 21 Aug 1775. Legatees: daughter Ann Jordan, daughter Rebecker Howard, sons John and William Howard, daughter Elizabeth Howard, sons-in-law Reuben Jordan and Joseph Harris. p. 77
Deed July 1, 1775 from John Payne of Goochland to his son Archer Payne conveying the land called Newmarket "where he now lives" and the land adjoining on the east side of Beaverdam Creek, which the said Archer now occupies, also two other tracts and 21 negroes. Witnesses: John Payne Jr., James Gordon, Burgess Ball and Philip Heale. p. 77
Deed September 12, 1769 from William Price and Susanna his wife of Goochland conveying land adjoining that of Richard Loving. p. 77
Will of Robert Payne, dated April 12, 1768 / proved December 17, 1770; father John Payne sole legatee; brother Archer Payne mentioned. p. 77
Will of Leonard (x) Price, (sick) of Goochland, dated January 7, 1772 / proved March 16, 1772; legatees: sister Jane, friends T. M. Randolph and T. M. Randolph Jr.; to wife 3000 acres for which he had the King's Proclamation; gives sword, sash and gorget to Thos. Mann Randolph. p. 78
Deed August 17, 1772 from Josias Payne the elder of Goochland, to his son-in-law William Heale, conveying 300 acres in Goochland on Little Bird Creek. p. 78
Deed May 17, 1757 from Josias Payne to his son George Payne Jr. p. 78
August 21, 1758 bond of George Payne as sheriff. p. 78
Deed August 1760 from Charles Lewis to his son Robert Lewis conveying Mill Quarter, 350 acres on the north side of Byrd Creek. p. 78
Deed March 6, 1760 from William Winston of Hanover to his son John Winston Jr., of Goochland conveying land bought by the said William Winston in 1746. p. 78
Deed February 4, 1763 from John Bullock and Agnes his wife of Goochland to Joseph Woodson, conveying 321 acres. p. 78
Will of Thomas Carter, proved April 19, 1763; legatees: son Thomas 150 acres in Cumberland on Turkey Cock Creek etc. Son John, 120 acres in Goochland etc. Son Josiah land in Goochland etc. Son Baynes Carter 222 acres in Goochland where testator lived. John, Josiah Baynes were his youngest sons. Wife Mary, daughter Susanna Carter 150 acres in Cumberland on Turkey Cock Creek, etc. Three younger daughters Mary Dawson, Judith Carter and Susanna Carter. Wife, son John and Thomas Dawson executors. p. 79
Deed May 13, 1763 between Josias Payne and John Payne, the elder, an exchange of land, 200 acres at Little Byrd Creek where John Payne, son of said Josias, now lives, is conveyed to said John Payne the elder, who, in return, conveys 65 acres on James River, which tract descended to the said Josias Payne as heir at law of Augustine Payne, deceased, who bought it from Henry Atkinson in 1739. p. 79
Deed May 13, 1763 from John Payne, elder, to John Payne, minor son of Josias Payne, conveying 200 acres on Little Byrd Creek, where said John Payne minor now lives. Witnesses: Josias Payne Jr., Robert Payne and George Payne minor. p. 79
Inventory of Robert Payne deceased, appraised 1739; recorded 1764. p. 79
Deed June 15, 1765 from John Payne to John Payne Jr., his son, conveying land on north side of James River where said John Payne Jr. is now building. p. 79
Deed September 19, 1765 from Susanna Fox to her granddaughters Susanna and Elizabeth, daughters of Meredith Price and her daughter Elizabeth his wife. p. 79
Will of John Payne, proved 1734; see Magazine VI; 315 p.80
Deed March 21, 1785 from Robert Lewis of Goochland to his son Howel Lewis, conveying 490 acres on Bird Creek, which said Robert Lewis lately removed from and also 15 negroes. p. 80
Indentures March 21, 1785 of Nathaniel Price, son of Meredith Price, deceased, binding himself, with consent of his mother Elizabeth Price to David Ross to learn the trade of Merchant, storekeeper and accountant. p. 80
Deed February 15, 1802 from Robert Lewis of Goochland conveying 12 slaves to his son Warner. p. 80
Will of Robert Lewis; son Howell the estate already given him; son Robert the estate already given him; son Warner 12 negroes; daughter Sarah Price the 10 negroes heretofore given her; daughter Elizabeth Lewis the 10 negroes heretofore given her; wife Jane rest of my estate; to son Warner the land I live on called The Bird and also 100 acres adjoining I purchased .... Sons Howell, Robert and Warner executors. Dated January 30, 1801. Codicil stating that since will was made son Robert had died. Proved February 21, 1803. p. 81
Deed July 20, 1789 from George Woodson Payne and Mary Claibourn his wife [Abstracts of almost all of the Payne wills, deeds, etc. in Goochland have been printed in Vols. VI and VII of this Magazine] p. 81
Marriage bond December 7, 1797 Archer Payne and Betsey, daughter of Thomas Brooks, all of Goochland. p. 81
Deed October 8, ____ from John Carter of Goochland to Thomas Carter of same, conveying 200 acres. p. 82
Deed from Authur Hopkins of Goochland and Elizabeth his wife, May 16, 1735, to Charles Lewis of Goochland, gent. p. 82
Deed from Thomas Carter to his son Edward, June 10, 1735. p. 82
Deed March 14, 1734, from Josias Payne to George Payne. Witnesses: Robert Payne, George Payne, Jr., John Payne p. 82
Deed June 10, 1735 from Thomas Carter and Susannah his wife. Deed July 14, 1735 from Capt. James Holman of Goochland. p. 82
Deed Feb. 14, 1735 from John Woodson of Goochland to Stephen Bedford, late of Gloucester Co., conveying 350 acres on James River and Deep Creek. p. 82.
Deed From John (x) Price and Hannah his wife of Henrico, conveying 800 acres in Goochland, April 5, 1736 p. 82.
Records of Hanover County Jany. 1733 -- John Carter, Sectr. of Virginia, commission to Augustin Graham, as clerk of Hanover, July 13, 1733. p. 83
Richard (x) Bullock & Kate, his wife, of St. Martin's Parish to _______ 120 acres. Witnesses Math. Jones, Jere Glen, J. Fox. p. 84
Anthony Waddy to Thomas Prosser 150 a. adj. John Anderson. John Lancaster (Jos. Bayon & Robt. Sharp. p. 84
Anthony Waddy, of St. Martin's Parish to Thomas Prosser of St. Paul's Parish, adj. John Anderson & on Machump's Creek. Witness John Lancaster, Jos. Bayhorn & Robt. Smith. p. 84
James (x) Robinson of St. Martin's Parish to Matt. Anderson of St. Paul's for 5 shillings 1326 a. both sides East Creek (reserving 100 a. of the above, which was sold by Christopher Clarke to Jno. Estes), Barttalot Anderson D. Clerk p. 84
James Overton 400 a. on South Fork of Little River, reported on by Jno. Kimbo, Sr., Geo. Berry, Jno. Houson & Jno. Harris. p. 84
Wm. Winston, who married Rebecca Bobby, orphan of Thos. Bobby, asks for division between his wife & her sister Elizabeth Bobby. Jno. Holden, James Whitlock & John Tally to make the division. p. 84
Robt. Jennings to keep ordinary at Crutfield. Security Mat. Jouet, Jno. Dabney p. 84
David Meriwether's bond as adm/tor of Arthur Clayton, dec'd., bond to Nich: Merriwther. Security Thos. Prosse & Mat. Jouet. p. 84
Thomas Cawthorn of Goochland to Michael Holland 88 acres, adj. Barnett, Clopton & Farrar. p. 84
Richard Winn & his wife Phebe to John Winn 514 a. on the Chickahominy Swamp. Said land had been bought from John Hogg of New Kent by said Phebe, when she was the widow Phleger. Witness John Winn, Ann Wheeler & Mary Phleger. p. 84/5
John Winn to Richard Winn for 5 shillings, 514 a. on Chickahominy. p. 85
John Winn (carpenter) to Benj: Hawkins 140 a. which had been bought of Richard Leake. p. 85
Francis Clarke of St. Paul to Robt. Allen 193 a. East-side Stoney Run adj. Wm. Snead's. Witness Wm. Michaels, Jos. Allen p. 85
John Nickols (of Nuckles) of St. Martin Parish to Pouncy Anderson 188 a. East-side Taylor's Creek, witness Nelson Anderson, Hardin Burnley & Anthony Nichols. p. 85
Aug. 1733. Nathaniel West of King William to John Fox, Late of London, Merchant. Witness Thos. Mallory. p. 86
Aug. 1733. Thomas Carr of Caroline to Goodwin Trice of Hanover, 250 a. on Little Rocky Run (a part of 3770 a. patented by said Carr in 1727). Witness Thos. Carr Jr., John Minor and Wm. Carr. p. 86
April 5, 1734 Paul Harralson (will dated 1718). Son Peter 200 acres on Crump Creek, son Paul, dau. Ann C., dau. Judith Harralson, Gr.Dau Rebecca Sims -- wife and all children begotten of her. Paul Harralson (Henry Childs security) executor's bond. p. 87
1734 Nich: Merriwether of St. Martin's Parish to Robt. Lewis for 5 shillings and natural love, etc. 1500 a. (a part of patent of said Merriwether 15 June 1727) extending to top of mountain. p. 87
25 April 1734 Robert Lewis for £100 paid him by his Father-in-Law Nicholas Merriwether, promises "to my 5 children, viz., Robert Lewis, Nicholas Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis, Jane Lewis and Ann Lewis," five negroes to be delivered at their age. p. 88
2 May 1734 Nicholas Meriwether of St. Martin's Parish to Henry Mills 300 a. on Golden Myne Creek, adjoining Col. John Syme's; witness John Aylett & Wm. Taylor. p. 88
7 May 1734 Benj: Brown & John Right of St. Martin's to Jos. Temple, 300 a. on Beaver Dam. p. 88
3 May 1734 James (x) Howard to Frances Kelley p. 89
Sept., 1734 Alex'd (x) Sneade of St. Martin (will dated 15 Oct 1733) (1) son Matthew Snead on Lane Creek, (2) son Jacob Sneade on Little Creek, (3) son Jacob Sneade land on Lane Creek and Little River, (4) wife Mary Sneade. p. 90 [Number 3 Jacob Sneade should probably be "Christopher" Sneade.]
4 July 1734 Judith Holland, wife of Michal Holland, app/ts as her atty Augustine Graham to sign the following deed 4 July 1734. From Michal Holland to John Dimmock. p. 90
4 Oct 1734 Thomas Dalton and Pouncey Anderson bond of Dalton to adm: on est. of Wm. Scholler. p. 91
7 Nov 1734 Matthew (x) Snead of St. Martin's, planter & carpenter, to Dinah Swift. p. 91
Nov. 1734 Edward Nix, gave bond to adm/ter on est. of Thomas Gibson, dec'd. He gave as security "Anthony Pouncy," who signed himself Pouncy Anderson. p. 91
Dec 1734 Nathan Dickerson's bond as guardian of Woodward Spencer, orphan of Thos. Spencer, dec'd. Security John Dabney and Wm. Dickerson Dec. 1734. p. 91
Dec 5, 1734 Nicholas Meriwether of St. Martin's to Grandson Nicholas Meriwether, son of Wm. Meriwether, 1650 acres (part of a large tract), Turkey Mountains. p. 92
Dec 1734 Christopher Clarke, gent. to John Moore planter John Snead bond (Rich'd Richardson Jr. & Anthony Pouncy) Ad'm on what was not administered by Matt. Snead exec. of Alexander. p. 92
Dec 1734 Inventory of estate of Rev. Wm. Swift dec'd by Thomas Rice, Rich'd Bullock & Thomas Hart by Nich. Mills Gent. p. 92
Jany 2, 1734 Benj. Bibb, et al witnessed by Cov. Dabney, Geo. Dabney, James Catlett See p. 93
1734 Christopher Clarke (Michael Holland), adm. on Robt. Houet, dec'd. p. 93
Feb. 6, 1734 Ann Johnson, bond and David Meriwether gent. to Joseph Fox, guardian of Rich'd Johnson, Jr., Jane Johnson, Ann Johnson & Thomas Johnson, orphans of Thomas Johnson, dec'd. Ditto to Wm. Johnson, orphan of Thos. Johnson, dec'd. p. 93
Feb 6, 1734 Ann Johnson, widow of Thos. Johnson of King Wm., to her son Nicholas Johnson. p. 93/94
Feb. 6, 1734 Nicholas Johnson of St. John's Parish, King Wm., his sister Jane Johnson & sister Ann Johnson. p. 94
Jan. 25, 1734 John (x) Low & Frances his wife, late Frances Peck of Henrico, to Jas Perrin John Shelton receipt "his full share of his father's estate which was in the hands of Allan Howard as guardian." Witness David Shelton. p. 94
Sept. 1734 Will of Thos. Glass Jr. (Feb. 1725-6): Son Rob't Glass 150 a. which was left me by my father. Son Tho's Glass, 100 a. which I bought of Charles Moreman, wife Elizabeth. Witness Thos. Fetch, Wm. Via & Mary Fetch. (Rec. Mch 6, 1734) p. 94
Elizabeth Glass (& Jno. Thompson & Jno. Carr) bond adm. on Thos. Glass p. 94
Mar. 6, 1735 Isaac Winston Jr. of St. Martin's to Nathaniel Winston St. Paul 100 a. in St. Paul adjoining Cornelius Dabney. Witness Samuel Pryor & J. Bowie. p. 94
Sept. 4, 1730 Henry Fox of King Wm. & Jos. Fox of Hanover to Wm. Hendrick of King Wm. p. 95
Apr. 3, 1735 Geo. Sims, Edw. Sims & James Sims bond adm. on Matthew Sneade, dec'd p. 95
Nov. 5, 1734 Geo. (X) Pemberton St. Martin's Parish to Jno. Garth St. Martin's. p. 95
Apr. 1, 1735 Jacob (x) Snead to Thos. Johnson p. 96
July 5, 1735 Edward Mack Ghee of King Wm. to Sam'l Mack-gee 400 acres Great Rocky Creek. p. 96
Sept. 4, 1735 Rule Shrewsberry, Elizabeth (x) Shrewsberry adm. of Wm. Payne & Jno. Snead & Anthony Pouncey. p. 98
July 15, 1735 to Isaac Winston from Martin Slaughter & Jane his wife, etc. Witness Jno. White Jr., Wm Winston Jr., Isaac Winston Jr. & Geo. Tally. p. 99
[More of Richard Baldauf's A Short Biography of Benjamin Sneed is found at
Part II: Sneed Notes Refs -- detailed footnotes that appear within this biography
Part III: Benj Sneed Descendants
Sneed Charts in pdf format -- includes:
Front or "documentation" page
Snead Relationship Chart
Three Charts in one: Three Snead Brothers
Benjamin's relationship to John Sorrell
Comparison William & Benjamin
Trader's Chart -- repeat of top page 2, Sneed Notes/Refs
Four Charts from Appendix in one:
Holman Sneed Chart
Snead Poindexter Chart
Alexander Snead Chart
Be sure and check out the other reports in this section.
In my experience, limiting the length of reports to about 10 pages has many advantages and Dick graciously agreed to my dividing his biography into these shorter files. I apologize to those who feel otherwise and accept all blame for this decision. Charts included within the text files are also reproduced in the pdf files. Dick gets full credit for the content found within these reports; I accept blame for all typos. Linda Sparks Starr]
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