Indiana McCaslins

John A SnodgrassAge: 76 years18371913

Name
John A Snodgrass
Birth August 28, 1837 35 29
Note: John's birthdate is given as Aug 1836 in the 1900 US Federal Census.
Census 1840 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherAlonzo M Snodgrass
January 22, 1841 (Age 3 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherLambert W Snodgrass
April 10, 1845 (Age 7 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel Snodgrass
April 28, 1850 (Age 12 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a fatherSamuel Snodgrass
after April 28, 1850 (Age 12 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Lexington Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 61420851)
Death of a motherSemiramis Priestly Hardy
December 16, 1850 (Age 13 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherSemiramis Priestly Hardy
after December 16, 1850 (Age 13 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Lexington Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 61420994)
Census 1850 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth May Cochran
May 17, 1869 (Age 31 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth May Cochran
after May 17, 1869 (Age 31 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Barnes Community Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 8336330)
MarriageMary Ann CrawfordView this family
September 14, 1869 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Lulu F Snodgrass
March 17, 1870 (Age 32 years)
Note: Lulu's birthdate given as Mar 1871 in the 1900 US Federal Census, which is not possible as Lulu's mother died a year earlier.
Death of a wifeMary Ann Crawford
March 24, 1870 (Age 32 years)

Census 1870 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherFrancis Marion Snodgrass
April 7, 1874 (Age 36 years)
Publication: Self-published (Davis, California, 1972)
Note: Died of pneumonia.
Death of a brotherLambert W Snodgrass
September 10, 1878 (Age 41 years)
Census 1880 (Age 42 years)
Census 1900 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childCharles H (Charley) PhillipsLulu F SnodgrassView this family
about 1903 (Age 65 years)

Death of a sisterElizabeth Naomia Snodgrass
June 11, 1903 (Age 65 years)
Death September 21, 1913 (Age 76 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 7, 1824, Jefferson, Indiana
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
4 years
himself
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Family with Mary Ann Crawford - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 14, 1869, Marion, Illinois
6 months
daughter

Birth

John's birthdate is given as Aug 1836 in the 1900 US Federal Census.

Shared note

History of Marion County, Illinois (Brinkerhoff - 1909), pp. 711-712:s3982 John A. Snodgrass. The gentleman whose name initiates this sketch has shown by a long life of industry and honesty that he is entitled to a place in the history of Marion county. John A. Snodgrass was born August 28, 1836, in Scott county,Indiana, the son of Samuel Snodgrass, a native of Kentucky, who was born in 1800 and who married Mira [sic] Hardy of New Hampshire. He lived in Kentucky until 1818, when he went to Jefferson county, Indiana, with his father, Hugh, where he lived until his death in 1850. He was a farmer and a member of the Christian church, also a temperance worker and a member of the Sons of Temperance. His wife died in 1851. Seven children were born to them, namely: Norma [sic], deceased; Marion [sic], who died in Pilot Knob, Missouri, in 1863, was a soldier in the Union army; Tirzah is single and always lived with the subject; Mary married Solomon Cutshall, a farmer at Patoka, Illinois; John, subject of this sketch; Alonzo, a plasterer in Oklahoma, was in Company H, Twenty-second Illinois Infantry, for two years, later re-enlisting; Lambert, who is deceased, lived with the subject in Centralia. John A. Snodgrass received a limited education in the subscription schools of the early days. He lived at home, assisting with the work about the place, until the President's call for loyal citizens to aid in suppressing the rebellion induced him to enter the conflict, having enlisted in September, 1862, in Company H, 22nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry at Lexington, Indiana. He was sent to Kentucky and Tennessee, and was in the engagements at Perryville, Lancaster, Nolansville and Murfreesboro, having fought seven days at Stone River. He was taken sick after that battle and was in the field hospital, later sent to Nashville, still later to Louisville, suffering with rheumatism and fever, becoming so sick that he was given up by the physicians to die. He was discharged from the army for disability, October 20, 1863, after which he returned home, where he remained until the spring of 1866, when he came to Illinois and located one mile west of Central City on a farm. He then came to Centralia township, where he remained three years, moving one and one-half miles south of Centralia, where he has remained for the past twenty-six years. He bought a home and three lots in Centralia, and in 1900 purchased his present splendid home at 1301 South Locust street. He has farmed, made brick and teamed, making a success at each. He retired in 1906. Mr. Snodgrass was married in 1868 to Mary Crawford, of Centralia, the daughter of Zachariah Crawford, of Kentucky, who in 1840 came to Illinois, locating two miles west of Centralia. He was a blacksmith and also owned a good farm. The subject's wife passed away in 1870. Mr. Snodgrass has one daughter, Lulu, who is [? married to] the son of Charles Phillips, of Centralia. He is now engaged in the round house of the Illinois Central Railroad. Our subject has reared two of his brother's children, John and Lizzie Snodgrass. Mr. Snodgrass is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, the post at Centralia, and his sister is a member of the Christian church. Our subject is a fine old man whom everybody likes and everybody respects and honors for his life of industry and loyalty to high principles.

In the 1840 US Federal Census for Township not stated, Scott, Indiana, Samuel Snodgrass has in his household one male under five [John A], one male between 10 and 15 [Francis Marion], one male 40 and under 50 [himself], one male 50 and under 60 [unknown], two females 5 and under 10 [Mary Charlotte and Tirzah Jane], one female 10 and under 15 [Elizabeth Naomi] and one female 30 and under 40 [his wife Semiramis Hardy Snodgrass].s3131

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Lexington, Scott, Indiana, 43-year-old New Hampshire-born Semiramis [Hardy] Snodgrass has in her household her Indiana-born children, 24-year-old Elizabeth N (who owns $300 worth of real estate), 22-year-old farmer Frances M, 20-year-old Thursy Jane, 16-year-old Mary Charlott [sic], 13-year-old John A, 9-year-old Alonzo A, and 7-year-old Lambert W. Francis and Thursy are recorded as persons over 21 who cannot read or write. Mary Charlotte, John A, Alonzo A and Lambert W have attended school in the past year.s3132

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Centralia, Marion, Illinois, 24-year-old Indiana-born farmer Lonbit [sic Lambert] Snodgrass is head of a household which includes his sisters, 41-year-old Illinois-born [sic] sister Noomia [sic Naomia] and 34-year-old Illinois-born [sic]Tirsoh [sic Tirzah] Snodgrass, his nephew, 11-year-old Indiana-born John Snodgrass [son of Francis Marion Snodgrass], his niece, 9-year-old Indiana-born Lizbartar [sic Elizabeth or Lizzie] Snodgrass [daughter of of Francis Marion Snodgrass], his 31-year-old Indiana-born farmer brother John Snodgrass and two Illinois-born day laborers. 18-year-old John and 20-year-old Lewis Croffar [Crawford]. Lambert and John own $600 worth of real estate apiece, and Lewis owns $100 worth of real estate. John and Lewis may be brothers of Mary Ann Crawford Snodgrass (John Snodgrass' wife), who died on 24 Mar 1870. Eleven-year-old John Snodgrass can neither read nor write.s3976 Lulu Snodgrass, daughter of John and Mary Crawford Snodgrass, who was born on 17 Mar 1870, is not mentioned on this census taken 8 Jul 1870.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Centralia, Marion, Illinois, 42-year-old Indiana-born widowed farmer John Snodgrass has in his household his 11-year-old Illinois-born daughter Lulu, his Indiana-born sisters, 55-year-old housekeeper Naomi and 51-year-old Tirzah Snodgrass, his nephew, 21-year-old Indiana-born farmer John Snodgrass [son of Francis Marion Snodgrass], and his niece, 9-year-old Indiana-born Lizzie Snodgrass [daughter of of Francis Marion Snodgrass]. John, Naomi, and Tirzah's father was born in Kentucky and their mother in New Hampshire. Lulu's father was born in Indiana and her mother in Illinois. nephew John and niece Lizzie's father was born in Indiana, but the birthplace of their mother is unknown.s3974

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Centralia, Marion, Illinois, 63-year-old Indiana-born widowed teamster John Snodgrass has in his household his 29-year-old [sic] Illinois-born daughter Lulu, his Indiana-born sisters, 76-year-old dressmaker Naomi and 67-year-old [sic] Tirzah Snodgrass, and a 9-year-old Illinois-born schoolboy boarder, Vern Welsh [relationship to the family unknown]. This household is living at 1301 South Locust, in a house that John owns, free of mortgage. Everyone except Vern can read, write and speak English. John, Naomi, and Tirzah's father was born in Kentucky and their mother in New Hampshire. Lulu's father was born in Indiana and her mother in Illinois. Vern's father was born in Illinois and his mother in New York.s3979

In John A Snodgrass' Declaration for Pension, given on 18 May 1912, he states that he enrolled in Company H, 22nd Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry at Lexington, Scott, Indiana on 11 Sep 1862 for three years but was honorably discharged at Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky on 17 Oct 1863. Medical discharge states pulmonary consumptio n, but he was treated for crippling rheumatism at Field Hospitals, Nashville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. His description at enlistment was 6 feet tall, fair complexion, grey eyes and dark hair. His occupation was farmer. He also states that, since leaving the service, he has lived in Lexington, Scott, Indiana and Centralia, Marion, Illinois, arriving in Centralia on 11 Apr 1866.s3927

On 5 May 1913 in Marion County, Illinios, John's sister, 83-year-old Tirzah J Snodgrass testified on her oath that John was born on 18 Aug 1837 and was 75-years old on his last birthday. This was necessary as there was no record of his birth, the family bible having been lost to fire. Tirzah signed the affidavit with a mark.

John A Snodgrass had his pension correspondence sent to 1301 South Locust Street, Centralia, Illinois on 26 Jun 1913.

John died of chronic diarhea and cirhosis of the liver on 21 Aug 1913. His last illness began on 21 Feb 1913. He was treated by W.A. Stoker, M.D. of Centraalia, Illinois. John was nursed by his daughter Lula [Snodgrass] and son-in-law Charles H. Phillips.