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From: Fran Pillsbury <>
Subject: Re: [Snow] William Snow 1624-1708
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:39:36 -0800
As I recall, the EHS Snow Family book is far from complete. The SNOW
lines connected to the John AlLDEN family (Hopestill ALDEN m. ca
1689, Joseph SNOW, son of Wm., and Elizabeth ALDEN m. ca 1693,
Benjamin SNOW, Joseph's bro., are available on line in the Alden
and in Maflower Families: John Alden, Vol. 16 , 1999ff., Soc. of
Mayflower Descendants. (Silver books)
Wm. SNOW came from Devon, Engl. (bap. in a Devon PR,; I don't have
the parish -- see below*.) He was self-indentured for his passage
fare. His indenture term was extended by the court when the indenture
was traded in the settlement of a debt of his owner, who returned to
There is no known connection between William SNOW and Nicholas SNOW,
two separate SNOW lines in the Mayflower milieu. There were other
unrelated SNOWs in MA Bay Colony. (See NEHGS, "The Great Migration
Begins" and subsequent volumes in the series. Should be getting 1635
* I do not have access to my gen. database at present due to a
computer failure. Should have files recovered from backup in a few
>I am now back to getting serious and 2010 is going to be the year!
>I have acquired a copy of WILLIAM SNOW FAMILY, by Edwin H. Snow,
>1908. I have reviewed it with much care, and am firmly convinced
>that Rebeckah must be connected to this line. I would like to
>explore first things first, beginning at the beginning . . . .
>1) Are there any glaring mistake or oversights in the 1908 history,
>in so far as it went?
>2) EHS says he is born 1624 and came with Richard Derby in 1635 . .
>. .d. 1708 age 84 while living with son William.
>3) I do not see where EHS 1908 makes any mention anywhere as to
>siblings (came later, before, if any?).
>And yet Diane Snow Horrigan, quite knowledgeable I think, writes to
>me 12-30-2002 . . . That there are three brothers, the children of
>Nicholas Snow, b. ca 1578, pos in Bowe, Eng. and his wife Elizabeth
>Towlles (marr 5-9-1599):
>i. Nicholas Snow ca 1599-1676, came on Anne 1623 & marr. to
>Contance Hopkins 1606-1677, dau. of Stephen Hopkins. Elsewhere shows
>ii. Anthony Snow b. ca. 1602 marr. to Abigail Warren, dau. of
>Richard Warren. This is Diane's line.Like Hopkins, also Mayflower.
>iii. William Snow., b. 1604, marr Rebecca Browne, dau. of Peter
>Browne, also Mayflower.
>So let's begin here and maybe someone can clarify for me. Can this
>be accurate? That these three are in fact brothers and all married
>to Mayflower daughters? Seems strange to me, and more likely that
>the William Snow b. 1604 did not marry Rebecca Browne, but is
>possibly the father of William b. 1624, arr 1635 who married
>Rebecca. Quite simply do we know the father of the 1624 William who
>is first listed in the EHS 1908 history? And is there any
>connection between him and Nicholas & Anthony.
>Thans. Peter Burrows, Annapolis, MD 410-757-3488
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