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THE SNOWDEN FAMILY TREE

GENERATION FIVE: WILLIAM SR. AND ABIGAIL (WOOLY) SNOWDEN

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ORIGINS OF THE NAME SNOWDEN
GENERATION ONE THOMAS SNOWDEN AND GENERATION TWO JOHN SNOWDEN
GENERATION THREE: WILLIAM SNOWDEN
GENERATION FOUR: JOHN AND ANNE(BARRETT) SNOWDEN 1ST WIFE & JOHN & ELIZABETH (SWIFT) SNOWDEN 2ND WIFE
GENERATION FIVE: WILLIAM SR. AND ABIGAIL (WOOLY) SNOWDEN
GENERATION SIX : JOSEPH SR. AND SARAH SNOWDEN
PICTURES OF GENERATION SIX
GENERATION SEVEN: JOSEPH JR. AND MARGARET (HANING) SNOWDEN
GENERATION EIGHT: NAMES UNKNOWN
GENERATION NINE: GEORGE WASHINGTON SNOWDEN ,3 WIFES, ELIZABETH STITT, HANNAH VANATTA, RACHEL BARNES
GENERATION TEN: ELLSWORTH JEFFERSON "CAP" SNOWDEN AND FRANCES VIRGINIA HULL SNOWDEN
GENERATION ELEVEN: ROY FRANCES AND REVA JANICE "SNIDER" SNOWDEN
GENERATION TWELVE: LELAND SNOWDEN AND BETTY JANE "HEMMING" SNOWDEN

WILLIAM SR. AND ABIGAIL (WOOLY) SNOWDEN:GENERATION FIVE

       William Snowden Sr. , son of John and Elizabeth (Swift) Snowden , was born 1689/1691 and died June 4, 1763 in Trenton, New Jersey.  Thus William was born about 12 to 14 years after his father John, came to America and settled in the West New Jersey Lands. He is the first in our line of Snowden's to be born in America. William Snowden is mentioned in the proceedings of Hunterdon County, N.J., July 6, 1725 and is in the will of Henry Margerum of Bucks County PA, May 3, 1727.

       William Sr. married Abagail Wooley, in Philadelphia, PA on February 2, 1711. Abagail was born in 1693 and some researchers say she died in 1745.William and Abagail had nine children.             

The first born was William Jr.who was born in 1721 in Philadelphia, PA,  and died May 8, 1809 in Maidenhead, W.Va. The newspaper the Trenton Federalist, issue 15, May 1809 stated that William Snowden, who died, "Monday the 8th day of May in his 89th year was formerly from this city. History also shows the William Sr. and Jr. of Trenton signed a deed conveying a tract of land June 26, 1752, which they had obtained from the estate of Col. Daniel Cox, on March 15, 1743. Another mention of William Snowden Sr. and Jr.,was in the Pennsylvania Gazette on March 4, 1756. The Gazette carried a advertisement for a "Commodious plantation....about four miles from Trenton on the great road leading to Amwell. (this would be the village of Ewing)...Any person inclining to purchase may apply to William Snowden at his mill in Amwell or to William Snowden Jr. on the premises."

       Second born of William Sr. and Abagail Snowden was Margaret Snowden. Margaret was born 1725, she was of Hopewell, Hunterdon, N.J. She died in 1817 at 92 years old. She married Richard Hart of Hopewell, he was born circa 1718/19 and he died in 1773. Hopewell is a town in the area of Amwell and Trenton. (info taken from Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, Trenton , N.J., 1882, pp. 96, 219, 302.)

          In 1727 David Snowden was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He died February 3, 1801, in Bordertown. He married Hannah not known what her maiden name was. Hannah was born circa 1735, and died December 9, 1801, at 66, in Bordertown. David was a clerk of Montgomery Township, from 1775-1784 and an elder in the Hopewell Baptist Church in 1790. (Info found in a book by, Lida C. Gedney, ed., The Town Records of Hopewell, N.J., Little and Ives Co., N.Y., 1931, pgs, 140, 146-7, 155.)

           In circa 1728, Ruth Snowden was born, in Perth Amboy, N.J. She died circa 1795-1802. Her will was dated June 26, 1295, in Bordentown, and was proved March 6, 1802. Ruth married Richard Allison II of Hopewell. Ruth named as executor, William Snowden.

           Unknown female Snowden was born in 1729 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Also another unknown Female Snowden was born in 1733 in PA and died in New Jersey.  One of these unknown Females, married William Welling of Trenton. He would of been born circa 1729 and died 1777, in Hopewell. ( Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, Trenton, N.J., 1882, pg, 96, 219, 302.) 

         Joseph Snowden, our direct ancestor, was born in 1725-1730. Joseph died in 1799 in Brooke County, W.VA.He married Sarah, not known what her maiden name was. She was born in 1725 and died in 1795. Joseph is our direct descendant, and will be further talked about in Generation Six.

          Mary Snowden was born in 1738 and died September 29, 1798. She married Daniel Scudder, who was born 1736 and died June 5, 1811. Both Mary and Daniel are buried in the Ewing Presbyterian, Churchyard in Trenton.  Daniel was named to the Committee of Correspondence for Trenton, under date of March 1776. ( Their information can be found also in, Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, Trenton, N.J., 1882, pg 96, 219, 302.)

        Last and number nine child of William and Abagail Snowden was John Snowden. He was born 1740 in PA and died in New Jersey, I believe. He married Susannah Cook. She was the daughter of Abiel Cook of Upper Freehold, N.J.. Was listed as a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church on July 22, 1786.

           

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William SNOWDEN (AFN: STH5-WF)
Sex:  M  

Event(s):
Birth:  Abt 1689/1691
Trenton, , N.j.
Death:  1763
Trenton, , New Jersey

Parents:
Father:  John Snowden (AFN: STH5-SW)  
Mother:  Elizabeth Swift (AFN: STH5-T3)

Marriage(s):
Spouse:  Abagail Wooly (AFN: STH5-XL)
Marriage:  2 Feb 1711
Philadelphia, , Pa
Children

1.  Sex  Name
M David Snowden (AFN:STH6-3F)  
Born:  Abt. 1727 Place:  <Perth Amboy, , N. J.>
Died:  3 Feb 1801 Place:  Bordertown

2.  Sex  Name
F Snowden (AFN:STH6-4L)  
Born:  Abt. 1729 Place:  <Perth Amboy, , N. J.>

3.  Sex  Name
F Snowden (AFN:VN0C-KP)  
Born:  Abt. 1733 Place:  <Perth Amboy, , N. J.>

4.  Sex  Name
M John Snowden (AFN:STH6-6X)  
Born:  Abt. 1740 Place:  <Perth Amboy, , N. J.>

5.  Sex  Name
F Mary Snowden (AFN:L5Q7-GL)  
Born:  1738 Place:  <Ewing, Mercer, Nj>
Died:  29 Sep 1798 Place: 

6.  Sex  Name
M William Snowden (AFN:STH5-ZR)  
Born:  1721 Place:  <Philadelphia, , Pa>
Died:  8 May 1809 Place:  Maidenhead, , West Va

7.  Sex  Name
F Margaret Snowden (AFN:STH6-0W)  
Born:  1725 Place:  Of Hopewell, Hunterdon, Nj
Died:  1817 Place: 

8.  Sex  Name
F Ruth Snowden (AFN:STH6-13)  
Born:  1728 Place:  <Perth Amboy, , N. J.>
Died:  Abt 1795/1802 Place: 

9.  Sex  Name
M Joseph Snowden (AFN:STH6-74)  
Born:  1725/1730 Place:  Perth Amboy, , N. J.
Died:  1799 Place:  Brooke, County, Virginia (W.VA)