Descendants of Thomas Snell

Index of People and Places for Snell Page
Generation One Generation Seven
Generation Two Generation Eight
Generation Three Generation Nine
Generation Four Generation Ten
Generation Five Generation Eleven
Generation Six Generation Twelve

My Great Grandmother, Annie Louisa Snell married a first generation immigrant but her an go back to the earliest days of Plymouth Colony over 3 centuries from present. A study of her ancestors is closely linked with the history of Old Plymouth Colony which included present day Barnstable and Bristol Counties. What follows is an ancestry of Annie Louisa Snell. Most of her ancestors in southeastern Massachusetts can be traced back to the 1600's and a few back to the Pilgrims.

The genealogy below is not certain but is very likely. It has been pieced together in the only way that seems to make sense. Information from generations 1-3 were taken from the Philip A. Snell, family historian for the Snell Family Organization.


Generation One



1. Thomas1 Snell married Anne (--?--) at Warwickshire, England. He died at Astley, Warwickshire, England.

Children of Thomas1 Snell and Anne (--?--) were as follows:



Generation Two



2. Richard2 Snell (Thomas1) was born at Fillongley, Warwickshire, England. He married Joyce (--?--) at Fillongley, Warwickshire, England. He died on 27 Sep 1578 at Fillongley, Warwickshire, England. He was buried on 29 Sep 1578 at Fillongley, Warwickshire, England.

Children of Richard2 Snell and Joyce (--?--) were:



Generation Three



3. Richard3 Snell (Richard2, Thomas1) was born at Fillongley, Warwickshire, England. He married Ann Edson, daughter of Thomas Edson and Elizabeth Copson. He died on 12 Jun 1637 at Fillongley, Warwickshire, England. He was buried on 14 Jun 1637 at Fillongley, Warwickshire, England.

Children of Richard3 Snell and Ann Edson both born at Fillongley, Warwickshire, England, were as follows:



Generation Four



4. Thomas4 Snell (Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born at Fillongley, Warwickshire, England. He married Martha Harris, daughter of Arthur Harris and Martha Winslow, in Jun 1665 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He died on 25 Jan 1724 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He was buried at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

He emigrated before 1650 from Whitacre, Warwickshire, England.

Children of Thomas4 Snell and Martha Harris were as follows:



Generation Five



5. Thomas5 Snell (Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 1 Feb 1671 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married Martha Brown circa 1696 at Bridgewater. He married Abigail Kinsley on 3 Sep 1702 at Mansfield, Massachusetts. He married Faith Fish on 5 Jan 1713 at Sandwich; Thomas Snell m. Faith Fish, both of Sandwich, 5th Jan 1713/14. He died on 2 Mar 1739 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 68. He was buried in Mar 1739 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

He was a Blacksmith, Carpenter, Merchant at Bridgewater.

Children of Thomas5 Snell and Martha Brown were:



Children of Thomas5 Snell and Abigail Kinsley were as follows:



There were no children of Thomas5 Snell and Faith Fish.



6. Josiah5 Snell (Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 5 May 1674 at Duxbury. He married Anna Alden, daughter of Zachariah Alden, in 1699 at Duxbury. He died on 4 Apr 1753 at age 78.

Children of Josiah5 Snell and Anna Alden all born at Bridgewater, Massachusetts, were as follows:



7. Samuel5 Snell (Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 6 Jan 1676 at Bridgewater, Plymouth, Mass. He married Mary Almy, daughter of Job Almy and Mary Unthank, on 13 Dec 1705 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; Married by Giles Slocum, asst. He died in 1750.

He lived in 1705 at Tiverton, Rhode Island.

Children of Samuel5 Snell and Mary Almy were as follows:


Mary Almy Snell's grandson had a daughter named Mary Almy Snell also born over 100 years after the birth of this Mary Almy. The elder Mary was the 9th of 11 children. Her youngest brother's name was Anthony.

It appears that Samuel donated land for a church in Tiverton. If I'm reading this right, it appears that Samuel owned the land that the first church in Tiverton was on. According to The Phillips History of Fall River:

Other Meeting House Records have been located as follows :
On February 16, 1711 (book 2, page 265) Samuel Snell, in consideration of the good will and affection borne toward the public worship of God , conveyed to Col . Benjamin Church, Lt. Job Almy, Edward Gray and himself, as a committee, ( "to erect and build a new meeting house on" ) the piece of land where the meeting house now stands, -- the lot being bounded northerly by the ninth house lot belonging 'to Joseph Wanton , having a width of three and one-half rods, and running westerly parallel with the ninth lot to the highway.

Samuel bought land from his mother in law in 1715

Grantee: Samuel Snell et ux; Grantor: Est. Job Almy - Pocasset Book 9, P. 567 Oct., 31, 1715 The estate of Job Almy to Samuel and Mary Snell.

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come Thomas Townsend of Portsmouth in the Colony of Road Island and Providences Plantations in New England [cometh?] Mary his wife formerly widow [Robertson?] & Job Almy of Portsmouth aforesd {Dowager?] + Jobs Executrix to the last will and Testament of the said Job Almey Send greetings whoever the sd Job Almy ?? ? his last will and Testament ? grant and bequeath unto my? said Mary then wife of the sd Job Almy One half a share of the lands of Pocasset to be at my offspring to the Children of the sd Job Almy as in and by the said Goodwill of the said Job Almy Refferenced thereunto had _ at _ appear Now Know yee that the said Thomas Townsend + Mary Townsend his wife _ _ in consideration of fifty and six - paid to us in hand payd or _ _ be payd by Samuel Snell of Tiverton and all _ for the Motherly love and Affection I have & bare unto my Daughter Mary wife of the sd Samuel Snell as all for? in consideration of fifty pounds in money already payd by the sd Samuel Snell unto of the children of my former husband Job Almy viz? to Deborah Hix and Katherine Townsend and for _ other considerations _ now especially for the good of the children and performance of the will of the sd Job Almy dowager? have Given granted _ enfeoffed _ confirmed assigned Disposed _ and _ _ unto the sd Samuel Snell + my Daughter Mary his wife and to their heirs and assigns for Ever All that In half share of the Pocasset lands to my _ along given as _ with all and _ the appurtances _ _ half a share _ Common lyeing to the fall River All ready _ go to by my son Job Almy And half a share of the _ lott at Joseph Anthony which is all to go to by my said son Job Almy To Him and to go to all the aforesaid half share of land Except _ _ _ unto my said Son Samuel Snell _ Mary his _ for their heirs and assigns for Ever _ and _ and _ by acquitted of and from all an d all manner of other grants Rights _ _ _ and _ grants what so ever has made _ _ _ suffered and _ by w/ the sd Thomas Townsend of Mary his wife _ other of by t _ _ the sd Thomas Townsend _ Mary Townsend his wife for own Johns/ our, …

…this eighth day of June In the son of our Lord God one thousand seven Hundred and Thirteen - 1713 -
Thos Townsend
Mary Townsend

Samuel was called a Vintner in the Newport Court records in between about 1719 and 1730. In 1722, Samuel's house was called "The Sign of ye Ship in sd Newport". Other sources mention him as a tanner during this time but I believe those to be in error and should instead refer to his son Samuel. According to "Gleanings from Newport Court Files":

Snell House and Business near Present Day Thames St. and Mill St.
Samuel's Tavern and House
Samuel Snell of Newport, vintner, vs. Daniell ffairwater of Newport, joyner, in custody of the sheriff, for £3:17s due for severall parcels of goods sold and delivered from 12 June 1720 to 1 June 1721. Writ dated 19 July 1721; Henry Bull attorney. Account included "drink and vittells at sundry times, flip, loging & brakforsrt, drink by John Hicks, biscake, punch, drink by Elizabeth Vanham [or Vauhan?], mugs of sider by wife," with credit in July 1720 for "mending one jont stool [and] mending one table," and in June 1721 for "glewing two joints in tables [and] mending whare house door."

John Hicks testified in another case:

Deposition of John Hicks of Newport [separated from case, which was possibly in March 1723], dated 6 September 1722 at Newport, that he "heard Jobb Carr of Osterbay in Government of Newyork say that ye Shuffel board Table in the house of Samuel Snell called The Sign of ye Ship in sd Newport was his for abought ten years past and he never knew sd Jobb Carr sold it … it was Jobb Carr's table still." Young Axton of Newport added that Snell had bought Carr's house.

This next case seems to involve an extensive bar tab:

Samuel Snell of Newport, vintner, vs. John Carr of Jamestown, yeoman, in custody of the sheriff, for £2:18:2 due for drink and entertainment at the plaintiff's house at sundry times from 8 February 1722 to January 1724. Writ dated 18 February 1724[/5]; Daniel Updike attorney. Account includes "a Chary dram … orring dram … drink, punch, sugar dram, surrup dram, liquors …."

The Carrs and Snells did not appear to be on friendly terms:

Samuel Snell of Newport, vintner, vs. Samuell Carr of Newport, gunsmith, in action of trespass. With force and arms on 25 July 1728, the defendant entered land belonging to the plaintiff, bounded westerly by land of Jeremiah Childs, northerly by land of Stephen Mumford, easterly partly by land of Peleg Carr and partly by Job Carr, southerly by a highway and partly by land in possession of Jeremiah Childs, and 54 cabbages then and there standing and growing … of the value of £10 did cut up by the ground kill and destroy and other Enormities then and there did do Contrary to the Peace of our Sovereighn Lord the King his Crown and Dignity …. Writ dated 25 Jyly 1728; Jona Wildson, attorney. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Verdict, for the plaintiff one shilling and costs of court. Depositions: on 28 August 1728 Deborah Whipple, aged about 55 years, deposed that "about 1710 or 1711 she lived in the house the Samuel Snell now dwells in and she then improved the land on the north side of the house and as far westward as the chimney of the house Jeremiah Child now dwells in and improved the same until Samuel Snell came to dwell there … as the right of Job Carr who she hired the house of." On 10 September 1728 Thomas Peckham "of lafull age" testified that "twenty years or thear about past I … did buld a shop for Joseph Gardner one John Carrs land one the fore wharf and that debra hix did live wherar Samuel snell now dwells and thear was a hous of ofes about one rood bee low the west End of the said hixes hous and the wida hix mad yous of said Land to the said litel hous and … she hiered it of mr Job Car and about 4 years past I was at work for Capt mumford and sd Snell did say wee did set Capt mumfords hous one his Land byt Capt mumford & snell did agree and I made fence for Capt mumford and snell gave Mumford leave to sett posts for brasing to ceep up said fence & the sd posts stood one snells land as brases to sd fence and are now standing…."

8. Amos5 Snell (Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 18 May 1678 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married Mary Packard on 2 May 1700 at Bridgewater. He died on 9 Dec 1765 at age 87.

Children of Amos5 Snell and Mary Packard all born at Bridgewater, Massachusetts, were as follows:

Amos Snell Sword
Sword

The Amos Snell The sword pictured belonged to Amos Snell, son of Thomas. It is located at the Pilgrim Hall in Plymouth. The handle appears to be brass and the grip looks like fine metal chain. The blade is flat on one side with a groove for blood and triangular on the other side.


9. John5 Snell (Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 23 Sep 1680 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He married Susannah Packard, daughter of Ens. Samuel Packard Jr. and Elizabeth Lathrop, on 1 Feb 1714/15 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He died on 20 Jan 1767 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts, at age 86.

Children of John5 Snell and Susannah Packard all born at West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, were as follows:



10. Joseph5 Snell (Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 22 Feb 1683 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married Hannah Williams on 3 Dec 1712 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He died circa 1736.

Children of Joseph5 Snell and Hannah Williams all born at Bridgewater, Massachusetts, were as follows:



11. Anna5 Snell (Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 24 Feb 1685 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She married Nicholas Byram on 3 Aug 1708 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Children of Anna5 Snell and Nicholas Byram were as follows:



12. Mary5 Snell (Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 1 Jan 1689 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She married Nathaniel Reynolds on 27 Jan 1715/16.

Her married name was Ames.

Children of Mary5 Snell and Nathaniel Reynolds were as follows:



13. Martha5 Snell (Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 8 Oct 1692 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She married Ephraim Fobes on 22 Apr 1714 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She died on 19 Mar 1750 at West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Ma, at age 57. She was buried at West Bridgewater Cem., W. Bridgewater, Plymouth, Ma.

Children of Martha5 Snell and Ephraim Fobes were as follows:



Generation Six



14. Samuel6 Snell (Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 19 Sep 1708 at Tiverton. Marriage intentions for he and Mary Head were published on 13 Oct 1728 at Little Compton, Rhode Island. He married Mary Head, daughter of Henry Head and Elizabeth Palmer, on 20 Nov 1728 at Little Compton, Rhode Island; Married by Richard Billings, Justice.

He lived in 1728 at Newport, Rhode Island.

Children of Samuel6 Snell and Mary Head were as follows:


This Samuel received land in Tiverton from his "cousin" Anthony Almy in a will dated 18 May 1710, apparently before he reached the age of 2! According to "Gleanings from the Newport Court Files [1710-1715]

I will and bequeath unto my cousin Samuel Snell son of Samuel & Mary Snell all my rights and interest to and in the twenty fourth lott of land in the first devision in Pocasset Purchase in the County of New Bristoll to him his heires and assignes forever.

Young Samuel seems to get an early mention in one of his father's many court cases. Samuel Senior appears to have kept meticulous records to support his court claims:

Samuel Snell of Newporpt, vintner, vs. Thomas Huxham of Newport, butcher, in the custody of the sheriff, for £17:2:9 due by book for money paid, wood, and drink sold and delivered and work done by book for money paid, wood, and drink sold and delivered and work done by the plaintiff's son and servant Sam at sundry times beginning 16 October 1725 and ending 14 September 1726. Writ dated 16 February 1726[/7]. Accounting dated 8 March 1726/7 included a cord of walnut wood at 12s, money "paid John Platts on your account … my son Samuel helping you," etc. Credit: mutton, veal, beef, etc. Several bills in the file.

I believe that the real estate transaction was Samuel Jr.'s first house bought after his marriage and before his first child was born. He appears to be differentiated from his father by his trade, a tanner.

Deed dated February 1729 [separated from case] from Job Carr of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York, cordwainer, for £600 to Samuel Snell of Tivertown, tanner, for a dwelling house commonly and known buy the name of the Ship Tavern, now in occupation of Deborah Hicks, widow, and also one other dwelling house adjoining, now in occupation of Jacob Axton, in Newport near the old Ferry Wharfe, bounded easterly by land of Nicholas and Peleg Carr. Grandfather Caleb Carr, deceased, left it by will to the grantor 14 April 1718. From Newport Land Evidence 6:60-61.

This property was sold back to the Carr family according to the shopkeeper Peleg Carr's will dated the "Twenty Eighth day of December in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty six":

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Beloved son Peleg Carr all that my now Dwelling house situate lying and being in Thames Street in Newport aforesaid being butted & bounded as followeth East upon said Thames Street south upon land belonging to Job Carr west home to ye house I puschased of Samuel Snell and hereinafter bequeathed to my son William Carr and north upon land belonging to…
Item I give devise and beq1ueath unto my beloved son William Carr all that dwelling house and land that I purchased of Samuel Snell situate lying and being in Newport aforesaid in ye present occupation of Thomas Huxham being butted & bounded as followeth east upon land herein leading down to ye Ferry, west upon land belonging to Jeremiah child south sixty four feet or thereabout and also…"

According to Peleg Burroughs on 10 April 1778, "6th of the week, visited Philip Taber, poor old Samuel Snell (who has been bed ridden near 10 year)" And again on the 18th, "7th of the week (or Sabbath). Travelled on foot to the house of Eliphalet Davenport where old Samuel Snell lies confined, and spake to many people assembled there from the words of Job (Man that is born of a woman, is of few days and full of t.). Whole time of the meeting was hardly an hour, after which I visited the widow M. Rogers, and some others in my way home."


15. Job6 Snell (Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 30 Jun 1710 at Tiverton. He married Martha Hewatson in 1736 at Newport, Rhode Island; by special license.

Children of Job6 Snell and Martha Hewatson all born at Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, were as follows:

Job apparently owned or at least sold a few slaves. Here is an early ad from the Newport Mercury (used by permission from the Newport Daily News) on October 17, 1758, Iss: 13, Page 3:

jobad.JPG (33K)

Job apparently was involved in selling his relative's real estate. We find in the same paper, same year, December 19th:

almy house ad


Generation Seven



16. Isaac7 Snell (Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 16 Jan 1732 at Tiverton, Rhode Island. He married Sarah Crawforth in September 12, 1753 at Trinity Church, Newport. He died at Little Compton, Rhode before 2 February 1779.

He was a Cordwainer. Sarah was visited many times by the Baptist minister Peleg Burroughs. On November 21, 1783, "In my way home, visited the widow Snell and was enabled to exercise charity towars her and her fatherless children." Earlier that year During the week of February, "5th day, preached with great freedom at Widow Snell's." Apparently, although Sarah was married at the Episcopal Church, she was sympathetic to the Baptist teaching.

Children of Isaac7 Snell and Sarah Crawforth were as follows:



17. Anthony7 Snell (Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 5 Nov 1738. He married Rebeckah Hoar, daughter of Henry Hoar and Mary Talbot, on 30 Jun 1759.

Children of Anthony7 Snell and Rebeckah Hoar were as follows:

Little is known of this Anthony as he died at a young age. He may have been a mariner like his brother Samuel. Like his mariner brother, he moved to Dighton and married a daughter of Henry Hoar. He apparently had a daughter in Cape May NJ. This could support the fact that he was a mariner and the family could have lived there for a period of time. I have seen a web inquiry for a Henry Snell born in New Jersey. Could this have been another son named after Henry Hoar?

Here is a deed mentioning Rebecca Snell Widow conveying half of her salt marsh to her younger brother. The other witness Rebecca Snell is likely her daughter.
Know all Men by thefe prefents that I Rebecca Snell of Dighton in the County of Bristol Widow in the State of ye Mafsachussetts Bay Spinster(?) for and in consideration of the sum of Ten pounds paid by Gideon Hoar of Dighton in the Town and County above sd cordwainer the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have given granted Bargained Sell and convey to him the said Gideon Hoar and to this heirs + afsigns for Ever One Acre of Salt Marsh be the same more or lefs being one half of Two Acres of Salt marsh which Henry Hoar Sold to ye above said Rebecca Snell Bounded as followeth Beginning at ye Northwest Corner of said Meadow by Land of Col Silvester Richmond thence running South thirty four degrees East fourteen rods and Six feet by Land of Jabez Pratt and Jonathan Pratt untill it comes to Broad Cove, thence East four rod, then North Seventy four degres East one rod and a half then North Seventeen degres and half East, Twelve rods and a half to Land of Phillip Hathaway, then West thirty Two degres + three quarters North, Eight rods + Eleven feet to Land of Col Silvester Richmond, thence South thirty four degres West four rods + a half by ye Richmond Land Thence South forty Seven degres West four rods + six feet by ye Richmonds Land. Then West Twenty two degres North four rods + half to ye first mentioned Bounds...I ye said Rebecca Snell have hereunto set my hand + seal this Twenty first Day of October in ye year of our Lord one Thoufand Seven jundred + Eighty Two. 1782
Signed Sealed + Delivered
in prefence of
David Whitmarsh
Henry Hoar
Rebecca Snell
Rebecca Snell [her mark]

Bristol Dighton May 13 1784, the above
named Rebecca Snell appeared + acknowledged the above Instrument Signed with
her proper marke, to be her Act + Deed hand + seal Before Ezra Richmond Justice of Peace
Received May 15th 1784 and Recorded by me James Williams Regr
Benjamin Article

18. Benjamin7 Snell (Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 25 Dec 1745 at Little Compton. He married Phebe Head on 6 Nov 1774 at Little Compton by the Rev. Jonathan Ellis.

Children of Benjamin7 Snell and Phebe Head were as follows:

Was this the same Benjamin as in the article to the right from 11/15/1806 in the Newport Mercury? If so, he would have been about 61 at the time of the shooting. It seems like the questions raised in the first Newport article are addressed 4 months later in the Providence Phoenix (3/14/1807).


Cundall Article

19. Pardon7 Snell (Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 18 Aug 1747 at Little Compton. He married Alice Grinnell on 22 Apr 1770 at Little Compton.

Children of Pardon7 Snell and Alice Grinnell all born at Little Compton, Rhode Island, were as follows:

The article to the right (used by permission) concerns the family of Crandall (rather than Cundall) Snell. Thomas Snell of Florida has tried to find the actual case but it appears to be missing from the court records.

According to Little Compton Families, Josheph Crandall married first Priscilla Brownell and secondly Mary Brownell. His first daughter was Nancy, who would have been born about 1808 or 1809 according to the article. He had Isaiah born in 1810, George Washington born 1812, Thomas born in Portsmouth in 1816 and possibly a Sarah Stoddard born in Tiverton.



Generation Eight



20. John8 Snell (Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born in 1759. He married Hannah Fish on 2 Jun 1785 at Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Marriage intentions for he and Salley Dunn were published on 10 Aug 1811. He died on 17 Jan 1837 at Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

There were no children of John8 Snell and Hannah Fish.



Children of John8 Snell and Salley Dunn were:


John served in the Revolutionary war and was a pensioner. He served from 1 Feb 1776 until 1 Jan 1779 for 7 periods of time. He served 4 times as a Private, twice as a private and once as a drummer under Captains Tubbs, Sherman, Hathaway, and Richardson and under Colonels Molton and Dagget.

John was living in Dighton in 1790 next to a Samuel Snell and another John Snell (junior?).

In order to continue receiving pensions, John testified as knowing Anthony and vica versa in July 1832. They apparently were in the same companies at times during the Revolutionary War. An additional person, Jonathan Johnson testified as having serving with both of them also. At the Probate Court held in Dighton, 73 year old John testified that he was born in Dighton in 1759, he lived there when he first went into service and that he lived there at that time. As to the record of his age, "The record of my birth is on the back of the title page of a new testament belonging to me, in the handwriting of my uncle, my father died when I was very young."

Further details of his service from the pension records.

Under Capt. Tubbs I entered on the first of February in the year Seventeen hundred Seventy six and served till the first of April in the same year. We marched from Taunton in said county to Roxbury near Boston thence to Winter Hill For, thence to Dorchester; we were in the army besieging the British in Boston; after the enemy had evacuated Boston I helped level their fortification on Boston necks; Under Capt (Jales ?) I went to Slade's Ferry in Swanzey and there guarded the coasts one month in December in the same year, from any incursion from the enemy on Rhode Island. Under Capt. Shearman I entered the first of April in the year Seventeen hundred and Seventy seven and Served till the first of June in that year, we were this time at Slade's Ferry on the same duty as last aforesaid; Under Capt Hathaway I served as a substitute for Samuel Stevens from about the middle of July to the middle of August in the Same year last mentioned, we marched to Bristol & thence to Providence & thence to North Kingston in the State of Rhode Island, on the same duty as last aforesaid, Under Capt. Peck. I served as a Substitute for David Bowers three months commencing on the first of January in the year Seventeen hundred and Seventy eight; we went to Warwick in Rhode Island State, and there staid on the same duty as last aforesaid, until I was discharged; my discharge I hereto annex; Under Capt Shearman I again entered on the first of July Seventeen hundred & Seventy eight; we marched to Swanzey and staid there until Sullivan's Expedition; I was a drummer in this company, as a drummer was transferred to a company under Capt Caleb Richardson. We marched to Howland's Ferry & crossed to the Island, and were in the battle of Quaker Hill, in which our regiment was engaged; I recollect in that expedition Ben. Cornell who commanded our Brigade, and Col. (Ciarcys ?) & Col. Topper's & Col. Jackson's regiments there, and the Black regiment, after the battle, the army recrossed Howland's Ferry, I being transferred to Capt Coles company marched to Swanzey neck I then staid guarding the coast until the first of January in the year Seventeen hundred and Seventy nine; Under Col Molton I entered on the first march in the year last aforesaid and served one month, at Little Compton in the State of R. Island, there guarding the Coast as before; for proof of these Services I refer to the annexed affidavits and the discharge & a half obliterated passport from Capt Shearman.
Map of East Dighton from the 1962 History of Dighton by Helen H. Lane "Captain" Anthony Snell's grave shown lower left hand
Link to Map of East Dighton

21. Anthony8 Snell (Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 20 May 1762 at Dighton. Marriage intentions for he were published on 25 Jul 1800 at Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts. He married Betsey Luther, daughter of Benjamin Luther and Rebecca Trafton, on 25 Jul 1800 at Dighton, Massachusetts. He died on 19 Feb 1853 at Dighton, Massachusetts, at age 90; Widow. Died of old age at 90 years, 8 months.

He was a Revolutionary War Soldier, mariner and farmer.

There were no children of Anthony8 Snell and the unknown spouse mentioned above.



Children of Anthony8 Snell and Betsey Luther all born at Dighton were as follows:

Based on a review of a copy of the Town records, it appears that the above information was recorded all at once rather than when the children were actually born. Possibly the information was taken down from the family bible.

Below is a table of some of the events in Anthony's long and interesting life. One strange twist is that Anthony fought against the British and then for them - apparently against his will.

Date Age Event
20 May 1762   Birth in Dighton
1766-1769 4-7 His father Anthony dies
July 1, 1778 16 While a resident of Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, he enlisted and served as a private in Captains Peleg Shearman's, Caleb Richardson's and Joseph Cole's Companies.,
January 1, 1779 16 Discharged
early in the autumn of 1780 18 While a resident of Dighton, Massachusetts, he enlisted and served two months as a private in Captain Job Winslow's Company, Colonel John Hathaway's Massachusetts Regiment.
1795 33 Impressed from a ship out of New York by Captain Pigot to St. Mark's into the British Navy
1797 35 Listed on Admiral Silas Talbot's list of impressed American seamen
3 Jun 1800 38 Buys land from his future father-in-law
25 Jul 1800 38 Marriage intentions posted for Anthony and Betsey Luther in Dighton
14 Mar 1801   First child born
after 05 Aug 1803 41+ His mother Rebeckah Hoar Snell dies
1814 52 He sells his land and house in Dighton to Samuel Talbot, a gentleman.
28 Apr 1817 55 Last child born
15 Jul 1819 57 His wife Betsey Luther Snell dies
15 Jan 1825 62 Daughter Mary Almy dies.
4 Oct 1828 66 His mother-in-law Rebecca Trafton Luther dies.
January 4, 1833 70 He was allowed pension on his application, while a resident of Dighton, Massachusetts.
8 Nov 1834 72 His father-in-law Benjamin Luther dies
1840-1841 78-79 He was living in Bristol, Rhode Island with Anthony Snell, Junior.
1846 84 He had moved with his children, no names given, from Rhode Island to Dighton, Massachusetts.
19 Feb 1853 90 Dies at Dighton

Quite a bit is known from the Anthony's Revolutionary War Pension records. According to a 1928 letter from the Pension Office,

While a resident of Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, he enlisted, July 1, 1778, served as a private in Captains Peleg Shearman's, Caleb Richardson's and Joseph Cole's Companies., Colonel Jacobs' Massachusetts Regiment, and was discharged January 1, 1779.
He enlisted March 1, 1779, and served one month in Captain Michael Moulton's Company, Colonel John Hathaway's Massachusetts Regiment.
While a resident of Dighton, Massachusetts, he enlisted early in the autumn of 1780 and served two months as a private in Captain Job Winslow's Company, Colonel John Hathaway's Massachusetts Regiment.
He was allowed pension on his application executed January 4, 1833, while a resident of Dighton, Massachusetts.
In 1841 he was living in Bristol Count, Rhode Island with a son whose name is not stated. In the same year Anthony Snell, Junior, was living in Bristol County, Rhode Island, relationship to soldier not shown.
In 1846 soldier had moved with his children, no names given, from Rhode Island to Dighton, Massachusetts.

Anthony received $30 per year for his pension.

The court records for Bristol County of January 4, 1833 resulted in some questions and answers of Anthony Snell. The first three are interesting from a genealogical standpoint:

1st Question Where and what year were you born?
Answer I was born in Dighton aforesaid in the year 1762 in the 20th day of May of that year.
2nd Question Have you any record of your age, and if so, where is it?
Answer I have a family _______ ________ of the year in which I was born naming the time of my birth with that of others, which I have taken from the bible and which I now produce to the Court.
3rd Question Where were you living when called into service; where have you lived since the Revolutionary War, and where do you now live?
Answer I was living in Swansey during the first and second times of my enlistment in the service of the United States and in Dighton during the third time of my enlistment Since the Revolutionary War I have resided in said Dighton in which town I do continue now to reside.

The above information does not seem to substantiate Anthony's imprisonment in England mentioned below.

According to the Luther Genealogy, he was "...in Captain Ephraim's Co. and was taken prisoner and confined in England until after the War." Similar information is also recorded in a footnote in the 1883 History of Bristol County. "Anthony Snell, the old Revolutionary soldier referred to, saw a good deal of fighting in Rhode Island and elsewhere. He was finally taken prisoner and carried to England, where he was kept until the end of the war. He lived in the house on the Broad Cove road now owned by the heirs of Jonathan Hathaway. Anthony Snell's brother John was also a Revolutionary soldier."

According to the 1790 Census of Dighton, John Snell was the only Snell in the Town at the time listed as a head of household.

Anthony did not seem to have good relations with the British. First, according to some sources, he was captured by the British in the Revolutionary War. Then, he was again impressed (pressed into service) by the British around 1795. According to the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 60 Pg 189:

ADMIRAL PARKER'S LIST, 1797

"The following list, signed by Silas Talbot, Agent of the U.S.A., contains the names of impressed American seamen as reported to Admiral Sir Hyde Parker on 28 and 31 January 1797, exclusive of those contained in the list from the Secretary of State's Office."
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Silas Talbot
"Snell, Anthony. Native of Dighton, Mass., U. S. citizen; impressed at St. Mark's about two years since; now detained on board Frigate Success. Snell was impressed as 2nd mate of a vessel out of New York, Samuel Burt, Master."

The Talbot name pops up a few times in Snell genealogy. Silas Talbot was the most renowned. He was born in Dighton in 1751, fought bravely in the Revolutionary war, was captured by the British, was involved in trying to free impressed U.S. citizens and was also a Captain of old Ironsides. As Silas was from Dighton, he either knew Anthony already, knew of him or took special notice of where he was from.

Another U.S. National Archives list is entitled:

A Catalogue
Of
Seamen
Stated to be Citizens of the United States and Natives
Imprefsed from American vefsels,
On board British ships of war
For whose Discharge
Applications have been made
Through Lord Grenville,
By
Mr. Pinckney.
And his Successor
Mr King.
Containing
  1. Date of the Application
  2. Names of the Seamen
  3. States of Which they were citizens + natives
  4. American ship whence taken
  5. British ship where carried
  6. Time of Imprefsment
  7. Evidence of their citizenship
  8. Result of the application
Anthony was Discharged from this English Hospital
Royal Hospital in Plymouth

This above list was written at an interesting time in the history of the United States. George Washington was on his way out as president. He had appointed General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina as the minister to France. John Adams' inauguration was held on March 4, 1797 and he found out some disturbing news on about March 13. General Pinckney had been turned out by the French and moved to Amsterdam while waiting for instructions from the United States. At this time, the French were seizing American ships. In the United States there was a split of opinion for supporting France, England or neither.

This list mentions an A. Snell with an application date of 24 Jan 1797. It gives his location as the Royal Hospital Plymth. There is no proof given of his citizenship. The results of the application are unclear: it appears to say "ord. to be disch?" Apparently this means ordered to be discharged.

St. Mark's is currently St. Marc in Haiti (then Santo Domingo). A case can be made that Anthony Snell was a second mate and had traveled from New York to the West Indies on an American ship under Samuel Burt. While at St. Marc he was impressed by the British Navy. He may have become ill with Yellow fever, for he was mentioned as being in the Royal Hospital in Plymouth, England. This instance may explain the confusion of his Revolutionary War capture and being brought to England until after the war in the two references above.

The Frigate Success was captained by the infamous Hugh Pigot. According to the Maritimes Archives web page:

"The rank of post-captain, with a command of 20 guns or more, was an all-important goal in a naval officer's career--once achieved, rank, if not assignments, went on automatically until death. Thanks to interest and influence of family and family friends, Pigot achieved captaincy in 1794 with the command of a medium-sized frigate, the Success, of 32 guns and 683 tons, down in the West Indies, where the commander in chief was a good friend, though Pigot had little experience for such a responsibility. This command was naturally very gratifying to Pigot, but not to the unlucky crew. Record shows that in a period of 38 weeks, he inflicted 85 separate floggings, with a total of 1392 lashings.

On February 10, 1797, Pigot shifted to the command of the Hermione, a ship very similar to the Success. The surprising thing is that, where as the crew of the Success endured 27 months of hell, the crew of the Hermione broke out in bloody mutiny in seven months."

History goes on to tell of the brutal slaying of this worse than Captain Bligh figure and most of his officers. Anthony would have been fortunate indeed to escape floggings from this cruel and unreasonable Captain.

On June 3, 1800, Anthony bought a property in Dighton from Benjamin Luther and others. Witnesses signing the deed were: Zeporah Traffen, James Spooner, Rebeccah Luther and John Peirce.

In 1810, Anthony lived in Dighton. There were 3 boys and 3 girls in the household ages 0-10 plus Anthony and his wife. This, if accurate, would mean that there was another Snell son or another boy living with them. He lived next to an "Antony" Chase. He also lived not far from a John Snell and Benjamin Luther.

During 1812, Anthony sold land to Samuel Talbot, a gentleman. It appears that Anthony owed Samuel some money. The land was bounded on the East by the Taunton to Somerset hiway. Two years later, Anthony sold the land he received from Benjamin Luther. In both transactions, he was listed as a mariner.

In 1820, the Snell family was in Dighton now with 2 boys 10-16 years of age and 2 boys 16-18 years (again showing one extra boy). There were 3 girls who were 0-10, 2 that were 10-16 and one 16-26. One other woman who was 45 or older was living in the house. Betsey Snell had died the previous year.

In 1830, Anthony was living in Dighton by himself

The 1840 Census for the Town of Bristol, RI does show an Anthony Snell, Jr. with a total of 9 in the household. Four of those were employed in agriculture. A 70-80 year old man was in the household. The 1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Services clearly shows that Anthony Snell, 78 was living in the house of an Anthony Snell Jr.

According to the Pension records, Anthony was living in Bristol County, Rhode Island in 1841. A letter was written on his behalf on March 24th, 1841 concerning the change in pension delivery. "If granted you may send the transfer to me, or to Mr. Snell, to my care, as he lives some distance from the Post Office."

Anthony moved back to Dighton with his children in 1848. On July 3, 1848 David Hathaway wrote to the pension department inquiring about his previous request of concerning Anthony's change in address, "Mr. Snell is an old man and poor and he feals anscious." In 1850 he was living in Somerset in the household of Isaac W. Blivins. Isaac was twice a son-in-law as he had married Anthony's daughter Rebeckah Jane in 1829 and his daughter Emily in 1837.

According to the Dighton History Anthony Snell was interested in the early history of the Indians living in the area. "All this we know from the many relics found on the old clearing and from the tales told by Anthony Snell, a Revolutionary War Veteran, who, when very old, used to gather the boys of the town and anyone else whom he could interest, to tell them the stories told him by those very old men who had come as children in the families of the first settlers ".



22. Rebecca8 Snell (Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 24 Aug 1766 at Cape May, New Jersey. She married John Pierce on 30 Oct 1783 at Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts. On the 1860 census her birthplace is given as Virginia and her age as 96. She was then living next to her son Anthony in the house of Sarah Smith. She died on 4 Feb 1861 at Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, at age 94.

Children of Rebecca8 Snell and John Pierce all born at Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, were as follows:



Generation Nine



23. Anthony9 Snell (Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1); Had 11 children was born on 7 Dec 1802 at Dighton. He married Elizabeth Ann Davis. He died on 15 Apr 1865 at age 62.

He lived in 1840 at Bristol, Rhode Island. He appeared on the census of 1850 at Providence, Rhode Island.

Children of Anthony9 Snell and Elizabeth Ann Davis were as follows:

Mary Ann and Otis Snell
Link to Picure of Otis and Mary Ann Snell


24. Otis H.9 Snell (Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 26 Jul 1804 at Dighton. He married Mary Ann Parker, daughter of Isaac Parker and Prudence Hatch, on 15 May 1828 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. He died on 11 Mar 1889 at Rochester at age 84.

He was a Mariner, Farmer. He According to Luther Genealogy born in Nantucket in 1808. Hartley Family Bible says the same.

Children of Otis H.9 Snell and Mary Ann Parker were as follows:

Rochester 1854
Rochester 1854

He married Mary Ann Parker on Thursday evening, 15 May 1828 in Nantucket. Rev. Cobb officiated . Mary Ann was born 27 April 1811 and married soon after her 17th birthday. She was the daughter of Isaac and Prudence (Hatch) Parker. According to the records of the First Congregational Church of Nantucket, Prudence died 14 November 1832 . The local newspaper says that she died at age 54 "…on Thursday, after a long and distressing sickness" . Shortly before Prudence's death, Mary gave birth to her first son Otis P. born on the island on 1 July 1832.

The 1840 Census shows that the family moved to and was living in Rochester. While in Rochester, he was a farmer at age 46 but a mariner at age 64. According to the official records, Otis died of old age at 86 years, 8 months and 12 days.

Rochester Houses of Otis H. Snell

Otis and his family probably moved to Rochester between the birth of Otis P. in 1832 and Isaiah in 1837. Prior to 1849, the Otis Snell family lived in a house bought from J. Ruggles. This is inferred from a deed dated 1839, when Otis sold some of his land to "Joseph E. Smith of the same Rochester, Gentleman" for $65. Was this land near Rochester Center? It was

...a certain piece of tillage land lying in said Rochester situate not far from the dwelling house of Nath Bonney and is bounded as follows, viz. beginning at the northwest corner of the farm owned by the said Snell, the farm being the same he bought of J. Ruggles, thence easterly by the road leading from said corner to the Store of Constant I. Mendall, being twenty two rods, and eleven links, thence southerly nineteen rods and eleven links, thence easterly eleven rods and twelve links to a stake, thence southerly thirty four rods and ten links to a maple tree marked standing on the south side of Spring Brook, so called, thence westerly ten degrees north thirty one rods and ten links to a marked oak tree standing in the line that divides the farms of the said Snell and I. ell. Halls, thence in said line fifty rods and ten links to the first mentioned bound. I Mary Ann Snell, wife of the said Otis H. Snell hereby for one dollar to me paid by the said Smith which I have rec. relinquish all my right, title and interest as right of dower in, or to the above described premises.
Rochester 1879
Rochester 1879

According to the 1854 map above right, it appears that Otis lived in the same location as his son Isaiah. On March 6, 1849, Zachariah W. Rider and "Olive L. Clark of said Rochester Lady" sold the land and buildings for $350 to "...Otis H. Snell of Fall River in the County of Bristol Yeoman...". This property was formerly owned by Barnabas Clark. The Snells were a bit slow in recording the deed as it appears in the Registry in 1883. This property was then sold to Isaiah H Snell in 1868. It seems strange that Otis was referred to as being from Fall River in 1849 and from Rochester in an 1839 deed.

Where did live after 1868? In 1884, Otis sold "...a certain piece of pasture land, situated in Rochester aforesaid, near to and adjoining at the SW corner the shore of Snow's Pond (so called)...". "Also a right of way for the said Grantees ... in and to the same in the road running through my land, as the same now runs from the opposite my Dwelling House to the land conveyed." A map of Rochester from 1879, indicates that Otis moved to the East of Snow's Pond. The picture of the house above is probably at this last location.

Ocean Voyages of Otis H. Snell

Commodore Decatur

Otis traveled in his lifetime more than many of his contemporaries. His career at sea began at an early age when he sailed out of New Bedford on the Ship Commodore Decatur . He was listed as 16 years old, 5'-5" with light complexion light brown hair and blue eyes. His place of residence and birth were listed as Dighton. The voyage under Francis W. Tilton lasted for 3½ years - from 24 November 1821 to April 1824.

Here is a letter posted in the New Bedford Mercury on 03-15-1822:

According to custom records:

"Port of New Bedford. April 26, 1824 -
On examination, I find that Otis Snell, Ellison Sherdon, Levi Niles, and Charles F. Spink deserted at the Sandwich Islands in the Pacific Ocean during S. Voyage. William Lamb Deceased. - Solomon Burns Discharged before the ship sailed from this Port on S. Voyage - All the rest of the Men named in this list are returned from their voyage into Port."

Following the New Bedford Letter, we get this next report from the Pacific in the Haverhill Gazetter published as the Salem Gazette dated 08-22-1823. Perhaps Otis was still on board at this time?

Of course, Captain Tilton was not going to let this go unaddressed. He responds in the New Beford Mercury:

Hawaii 1821
Hawaii 1821 (53K)

The first whalers reached Hawaii in 1819 and the first missionaries were there only in 1820, so he reached there at a very early stage in its history. One wonders how Otis made it back to New England. Perhaps he filled in on another whaling ship that needed more men.

Brig Willis
Rhode-Island Republican 09-09-1840
willis arrival

Otis was at sea on the Brig Willis out of Rochester (the Port of Mattapoisett) from June 1839 to August 1840. At that time, he was listed as being from Nantucket, 5'-8" with dark brown hair and 31 years old. All but one of the crew were listed as living in Rochester. One desertion occurred in a Port on the coast of Brazil under ship Master William D. Boodry.

Brig Chase

Otis' sailed on the Brig Chase out of Mattapoisett on an Atlantic "Whale Voyage". This time his birth place is listed as Rochester and his age as 40. Thomas Lumbert testified to the accuracy of his crew list on April 3, 1841. Out of the 20 crew, 13 lived in Rochester and 2 were Portuguese. Apparently the ship did not make it far for we find out on April 23, 1841:

The Newport Mercury.; Date: 04-24-1841
chase report
I, Thomas F. Lumbert Master of Brig Chase do testify that on the 13th [instant?] the Brig Chase was wrecked at sea and the crew twenty one in number all taken of by the Ship [Paladium?] and landed at Newport - R.I.
Rhode-Island Republican; Date: 04-21-1841
palladium report
Brig America

This apparently did not deter Otis from whaling with Captain Lumbert as he sailed on the Brig America of Wareham under him from 1841 to 1842. On this trip he listed his birth place correctly as Dighton, but was said to be 25 - 15 years younger than his previous voyage! His take as first mate was 1/21 the proceeds. A summary of the trip:

Sailed July 13, 1841 for the South Atlantic, spoke Aug 25. Lat. 37.11, Long, 45, - 80 Bbls, sp. Oil + a Whale [afory?] ride - At Fayal Sept,. 10. At St. Thomas Janry 7, 1841 170 Bbls Ps.. + 60 Bbls Whale. At Grand Cayman (W.I., Feby. 15. 240" Spoke April 2, Lat. 28.30 Long. 87. 350" below New Orleans April 20. 300 Sp. 25 Blackfish Oil + 18# Ambergriss " Spoke May 1 off Loo ?ey 350 ,, Spoke May 18. 350 ,, Spoke May 24 350 Sp. 40 Black fish ,, Spoke May 30, 300 Sp ,, Spoke June 29. 310 ,, Reported in July 350 ,, Arrived October 1, 1842 with 450 Bbls. Sp + 30 Bbls. Black fish Oil in 14 Months, 18 days.
Turned out 318 Bbls. Sperm + 22 Bbls Blackfish Oil.

The return crew list was notarized on October 3, 1842:

Thomas F. Lumbert, Master of the Brig America, last from a whaling voyage in the Atlantic Ocean + made out, that Richard Battiste, William [Kayon?], mariners on board said Brig, where names are borne, [?] the crew list hereunto annexed, deserted at St. Domingo and George Laurence, also a mariner on board + whose name is also _ _ list deserted at Fayal and that none of these returned to the United States."

Presently, the connection between Nantucket and Rochester is not evident but at that time, Rochester (Mattapoisett) made whaling ships. Nantucket whaling captains sailed many of these ships. There was another connection the Parkers had with Rochester which will be shown below.


25. Emily9 Snell (Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 28 Apr 1817 at Dighton. She married Isaac W. Blivens on 11 Feb 1837. She died on 16 Aug 1882 at age 65.

Children of Emily9 Snell and Isaac W. Blivens all born at Massachusetts were as follows:



Generation Ten



26. Otis P.10 Snell (Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 1 Jul 1832 at Nantucket. He married Lydia Parker. He died in 1862.

He was a Mariner. He Served in the Navy in the Civil War.

Children of Otis P.10 Snell and Lydia Parker were:



27. Isaiah Hatch10 Snell (Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 5 Apr 1837 at Rochester. He married Hannah Thomas Bradford, daughter of Harvey Bradford and Wealthy C. Hathaway, on 9 Apr 1859. He married Alice E. Besse, daughter of Joseph Besse, on 4 Jun 1891 at Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died on 8 Dec 1910 at age 73; Ulcers at age 79.

Hannah Bradford? and Isaiah Snell
Link to Picure of Isaiah Snell House

He was a Farmer, sawyer, shoemaker. He was also known as Josiah.

Children of Isaiah Hatch10 Snell and Hannah Thomas Bradford all born at Rochester were as follows:



There were no children of Isaiah Hatch10 Snell and Alice E. Besse.

Isaiah Hatch Snell was a farmer but was also a "shoemaker" from 1864-7 and a "sawyer" after that time. Two of Isaiah and Hannah's teenage daughters died within a year of each other of consumption. A year later in 1891 his eldest son died of the same illness. The 1903-4 Rochester Directory lists Isaiah Hatch Snell as a "Market Gardiner" living at Cross Street and his son Isaiah Herbert as carpenter living in the same house. Cross Street is now the area of Snipatuit Road between Hartley Road and Vaughan Hill Road.

The picture to the right was taken at the house of Hattie Mendell, Rochester Center.



28. William Henry10 Snell (Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 11 May 1848 at Rochester. He married Susan Ellen Haskins on 31 Oct 1869 at Rochester.

He lived in 1903 at Walnut Plain Road, Rochester, Massachusetts. He was a farmer and a stone mason in 1903.

Children of William Henry10 Snell and Susan Ellen Haskins were as follows:



29. Albert Franklin10 Snell (Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 14 Jan 1851 at Rochester. He married Lydia Angeline Franklin on 16 Jun 1875 at Rochester.

He Rochester V.R lists a Franklin Snell born January 17, 1851 son of Josiah (mariner) and Hannah Snell.

Children of Albert Franklin10 Snell and Lydia Angeline Franklin were as follows:



30. Mary A.10 Snell (Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1); Middle initial from Rochester Vital Records was born in Jun 1857 at Rochester. She married Allen H. Nickerson on 8 Aug 1875 at Rochester.

Children of Mary A.10 Snell and Allen H. Nickerson were:



Generation Eleven



31. Annie Louisa11 Snell (Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 25 Aug 1866 at Rochester. She married James Hartley, son of Greenwood Hartley and Ann Emmet, on 30 Apr 1885 at Long Plain Baptist Church, Acushnet, MA. She died on 31 May 1961 at Rochester, MA, at age 94. She was buried at Sherman Cemetery, Rochester, MA.

She was a Housewife.

Children of Annie Louisa11 Snell and James Hartley all born at Rochester were as follows:



  Charles Blackmer Snell
Charles Blackmer Snell

32. Charles Blackmer11 Snell (Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 5 Oct 1868 at Rochester. He married Mildred May Packard circa 1905. He died on 6 Sep 1949 at age 80.

He Hartley Family Bible birthdate of Nv. 5, 1869. He was a farmer in 1900 at Rochester, Massachusetts.

Children of Charles Blackmer11 Snell and an unknown spouse were:

Children of Charles Blackmer11 Snell and Mildred May Packard were:



33. Isaiah Herbert11 Snell (Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 19 May 1879 at Rochester. He married Lillian Howland on 15 Aug 1908 at Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died on 20 Jun 1944 at age 65.

He was a carpenter in 1930 at Rochester, Massachusetts.

Children of Isaiah Herbert11 Snell and Lillian Howland were as follows:



34. Ernest Clinton11 Snell (William10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 8 Mar 1875 at Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married Cora (--?--).

Children of Ernest Clinton11 Snell and Cora (--?--) were:



35. John Wallace11 Snell (William10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 20 Dec 1884 at Rochester. He married Flora M. Wilson on 16 Jun 1909.

He lived in 1930 at Walnut Plain Road, Rochester, Rhode Island. He was a dairy farm laborer in 1930.

Children of John Wallace11 Snell and Flora M. Wilson were:



36. Albert Richmond11 Snell (Albert10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 24 May 1876 at Rochester. He married Sarah Briggs on 26 Apr 1897.

He was a farm hand in 1903. He lived in 1903 at Rochester Ave., Rochester, Massachusetts.

Children of Albert Richmond11 Snell and Sarah Briggs were as follows:



Generation Twelve



37. Daniel Emmet12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 20 Mar 1886 at Rochester. He married Mary Sylvia Lawrence on 14 Nov 1909. He died of cancer on 25 Apr 1944 at age 58.

Children of Daniel Emmet12 Hartley and Mary Sylvia Lawrence were as follows:



38. Grace May12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 10 Nov 1888 at Rochester. She married Maxwell Sherman Gifford, son of George Goodenough Gifford Jr. and Elizabeth Anna Sherman, on 2 Dec 1906. She died on 11 Aug 1957 at age 68.

Children of Grace May12 Hartley and Maxwell Sherman Gifford were as follows:



39. James12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 14 Feb 1891 at Rochester. He married Marion Margaret Frazer, daughter of James Archibald Frazer and Margaret Clark, on 30 Jun 1917. He died on 1 Oct 1974 at Wareham, MA, at age 83. He was buried at Sherman Cemetery, Rochester, MA.

He was a Sawmill Owner.

Children of James12 Hartley and Marion Margaret Frazer were as follows:



40. Mary Elizabeth12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 19 May 1895 at Rochester. She married Charles B. Nute on 1 Dec 1916.

Children of Mary Elizabeth12 Hartley and Charles B. Nute were as follows:



41. Greenwood12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 20 Oct 1897 at Rochester. He married Katherine Gifford, daughter of Robert B. Gifford and Mary I. Jackson, on 22 Feb 1922. He died on 11 Sep 1993 at East Freetown, MA, at age 95.

Children of Greenwood12 Hartley and Katherine Gifford were as follows:



42. Annie Louisa12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 15 Nov 1902 at Rochester. She married Ralph Evans Gurney, son of Jonathan Gurney III and Gertrude Rounseville, on 8 Nov 1924.

Children of Annie Louisa12 Hartley and Ralph Evans Gurney were as follows:



43. Edwin Isaiah12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 3 Oct 1904 at Rochester. He married Winnie A. Denham on 14 Oct 1924. He died of injuries received in an automobile accident on 10 Oct 1951 at age 47.

He was also known as Pop.

Children of Edwin Isaiah12 Hartley and Winnie A. Denham were as follows:



44. Margaret Esther12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 21 May 1906 at Rochester. She married Wilfred A. Fortin on 8 Jul 1924.

Children of Margaret Esther12 Hartley and Wilfred A. Fortin were as follows:



45. Merton Snell12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 15 Sep 1907 at Rochester. He married Barbara Knight on 7 Aug 1930.

Children of Merton Snell12 Hartley and Barbara Knight were as follows:



46. Alan Burrows12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 20 Dec 1908 at Rochester. He married Pauline Tomasik in Jan 1931. He died in Jan 1987 at East Freetown, MA, at age 78.

Children of Alan Burrows12 Hartley and Pauline Tomasik were as follows:



47. Robert12 Hartley (Annie11Snell, Isaiah10, Otis9, Anthony8, Anthony7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Thomas4, Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) was born on 8 Mar 1911 at Rochester. He married Marie Ella B. Millette on 13 May 1933.

Children of Robert12 Hartley and Marie Ella B. Millette were as follows:




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