HALL-WILLIAM-L ArchivesArchiver > HALL-WILLIAM > 2001-05 > 0991186841
From: "Evelyn Smith" <>
Subject: Nimrod Snider and Catherine Hall
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 21:54:55 -0400
I was in WV last week doing some research on the Sniders. I did not find a lot but thought some of you might be interested. I believe my great grandfather, John Snyder, to be the grandson of Nimrod Snider and Catherine Hall of Preston County. I believe Nimrod had a son, William M., who married Ellender Hall. They had four children, Nimrod W.-1842 (self reports on civil war documents that he was born in Shenandoah County, VA); John Eden, 1843 (self reports that he was born in Preston County); Elias A., 1846(self reports that hew as born in Preston County); Julia, 1852 (born Preston County as reported on Mason County death certificate). There are family reports that William deserted his children. I don't know what happened to Ellender. The siblings show up in Mason County just before the Civil War.
Found the following in WV last week:
The Preston County, WV courthouse burned in 1868. All records were destroyed except tax records held by the county auditor. Therefore, these records were searched beginning with establishment of the county in 1818. Land tax records, establish that Nimrod Snider died in 1839 or 1840. From 1818 to 1839, Nimrod Snider paid taxes on 78 1/2 acres on Raccoon Creek. Beginning in 1840 to 1854, Nimrod Snider's, heirs paid the taxes on this land. From 1855-61, the heirs paid taxes on 25.5 acres reported variously as Raccoon Creek and where York drains. In 1862, Nimrod nor the land can be traced. In 1850, taxes were paid by G. Brown.
A Thomas Snider who paid taxes on land located near Nimrod's heirs on Raccoon Creek is reported as living in Randolph County in 1858. However, in other years paid these taxes while apparently living on Raccoon Creek. This is pertinent because I believe Nimrod's grandchildren, Nimrod - John, Elias and Julia - walked to Mason County, WV just before the Civil War to live with Thomas and Elizabeth Snyder. It is interesting that Nimrod's heirs no longer pay the taxes after 1861 - just before the Civil War. Wonder if there is a connection between the apparent sale of the land in 1861 and the four siblings walk from Preston to Mason County?
Relative to Personal Property taxes, Nimrod Snider last paid these in 1837. He then disappears from the tax rolls. These families also paid their taxes in clusters. I do not know if the tax collector went to their homes or if they came into town, but several Sniders routinely paid their Personal Property on the same day. In addition, in some years white males over 16 were reported in the tax record. In 1826, Nimrod reports that there are two white males over 16 living in his household. The question was not asked again until 1830, when Nimrod reported one white male over 16 - obviously himself. It never changes after that.
1810 Federal Census - Monongalia County, VA Nimrod Snyder 3101031001
1820 Federal Census- Preston County, VA Nimrod Snider 0204014120101
1830 Federal Census - Preston County, VA Nimrod Snyder - one male 50-60; one female each 10-15; 20-30; 50-60.
Therefore, Nimrod Snider and Catherine Hall were born between 1770-80.
With the missing county records, there will probably be no way to accurately assemble the family of Nimrod Snider unless privately held records, i.e. Bible records, etc., are forthcoming.
Thanx for your thoughts on this information.
|Nimrod Snider and Catherine Hall by "Evelyn Smith" <>|