Name: William Snodgrass
Given Name: William
Change Date: 20 Feb 2011
Birth: 7 MAR 1714
Death: 15 DEC 1790 in Botetourt Co., Virginia, U.S.A.
(handwritten record, no iducation of origin)
Born in Virginia 3-7-1714
Died in Virginia 12-15-1790
His wife Miss McClanahan was
Died 4-4 1793
Her fahter David McClanechan
[short illegible line, approximately two words long; might be a name]
AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, RECORDS
Aug 1746 -- Elizabeth Snodgrass christened, daughter of William Snodgrass, Tinkling Spring Congregation, Augusta Co., Virginia.
Virginia Patent Book 26, page 22: 5 Mar 1747/8, William Snodgrass was granted 400 acres on a sinking spring Branch of Cataubo Creek [then in Augusta Co., now in Botetourt Co.].
5 Mar 1749 -- Robert Snodgrass, son of William Snodgrass, was baptised near Catopa [Catawba]; Tinkling Spring Congregation.
Augusta Co., VA, 1 Oct 1753 -- Surveyed for William Snodgrass, 140 acres joining his own & Mitchell's land; surveyor, William Preston [then in Augusta Co., now in Botetourt Co.].
Augusta Co., VA, 4 Oct 1753 -- Wm. Snodgrass was credited with a payment to the estate of Col. James Patton for land purchased (as per accounting made in 1769 when William Preston became the executor).
Virginia Patent Book 23, page 200: 16 Aug 1756, William Snodgrass was granted 140 acres on waters of James River on the west side of James River [then in Augusta Co., now in Botetourt Co.].
1756 -- Vestry Book, page 384: Processioner's Returns, in Cap. John McFarrin's Company, on Catawbo Creek: Wm. Snodgrass (from Kegley's Virginia Frontier).
BOTETOURT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, RECORDS
Virginia Land Grants, Book 39 [40?], page 814: 1 Aug 1772, William Snodgrass, 120 acres, on both sides of Cataba Creek, a branch of the James River [in Botetourt Co., VA].
Botetourt Co., VA, Will Book A, page 31: William Snodgrass, Edward Springer, & James Snodgrass inventoried the estate of John Willis; recorded 13 Jul 1773.
9 May 1775 -- Botetourt Co., VA, Deed Book 2, page 135: William Snodgrass & wife Isabella to James Snodgrass; 140 acres.
10 Mar 1778 -- Botetourt Co., VA, Deed Book 2, page 318: William Snodgrass & wife Isabel to William McClanahan; 120 acres.
1782 Botetourt Co., VA:
District 52 [draftable]:
[District 52 was part of Capt. David May's Company. These are the sons of William Snodgrass and Isabell McClanahan.]
18 Dec 1789 -- Deed Book 5, page 15: William Snodgrass to widow Isabel Snodgrass; 1/2 of 400 acres; waters Catawba. William Snodgrass to son Joseph Snodgrass, 1/2 of 400 acres; waters Catawba.
18 Dec 1789 -- Will Book A, page 291:
In the Name of God Amen, in the Eighteenth Day of December, one thousand seven hundred Eighty Nine, I William Snodgrass of Botetourt County and State of Virginia, being sick and wake [= weak] in Body, but sound in mind and memory thanks be to God, therefor, and Calling to mind the mortaltory of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, and first of all to the almighty God I commit my soul who giveth me Nothing doughin [= doubting], but at the genrall Resurrrection shall be Restored to me again by the Mighty Power of God and my body recommend to the Earth to Buried in a Christian dasand [= decent] Burial at the Discreption of my Exactors, And as touch Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, after my Funnerell Charges and Just Debts is paid I Dispose of in the following manner and form.
Imprims I bequeath to my Dearly beloved wife Isabella Snodgrass all my moveball Estate and her thirds of the plantation I now live on during her life and at her Death she is to dispose of her thirds of the land at her discreption
I next bequeath to my son Joseph Snodgrass to his Eairs [= heirs] forever the remainder of the plantation I now live on after my Wife gets her thirds, my Son Joseph his Heirs or assigns forever.
I do furder [= further] allow my sons James and William and John Snodgrass five shillings eatch,
Likewise my Daughters Shusan Tweedy* and Jain Fisher and Margaret Seele and Isabell H. McClenahan, and Elender George, five shillings eatch, if required. I do Constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Isabella Snodgrass my Executrix, and my sons William and Joseph Snodgrass, Executors, of this my last Will land Testament, and I do hereby revoke and Disoannall [= disannul] all other Wills, legasies and bequests by me before made ratifying and do Confirm this and known [= none] other to be my last Will and Testament, given under my hand and sail [= seal] the Day and year firs [= first] above written.
[signed] William (his \\/// mark) Snodgrass
Signed Sealed Published pronounced and Declared in presence of us William McClanachan, John Smith Jr., Joseph Snodgrass Junr., David Fultin At a Court held for Botetourt County the ___ Day of January 1791.
This instrument of Wrighting was produced in Court as and for the last Will and Testament of William Snodgrass Decased and proved by the oaths of John Snodgrass and David Fultin. Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded - and William Snodgrass one of the Executors therein named apointed in Court to expressly refused the Executorship and thereupon the motion of Joseph Snodgrass, an other Executor therein named who made oath according to Law. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in Due form he having with Patrick Lockhard and William Snodgrass his Securities, Entered into and acknowledged Bond in the Penalty of £500. Conditioned as the law directs.
Teste E. McClenechan, DCPL
[* Charlou Dolan: In the copy of the will in the will book, there appears to be a comma between Shusan and Tweedy, but I have a copy of the original will, which has no comma there. Susan Tweedy is therefore the married name of William's daughter.]
1791 -- Botetourt Co., VA, Will Book A, page 293: William Snodgrass, inventory.
1792 -- Botetourt Co., VA, Will Book A, page 334: William Snodgrass, settlement of estate.
Isabelle McClanahan b: 15 MAY 1723
- Elizabeth Snodgrass b: AUG 1746 in Craig Parish, Augusta Co., Virginia, U.S.A.
- Robert Snodgrass b: 5 MAR 1749 in near, Catawba, Augusta Co., Virginia, U.S.A.
- Joseph Snodgrass
- James Snodgrass
- William Snodgrass
- John Snodgrass b: in probably, Virginia, U.S.A.
- Susan Snodgrass
- Jane Snodgrass
- Margaret Snodgrass
- Isabelle Snodgrass b: in probably, Virginia, U.S.A.
- Elinor Snodgrass