Descendants of John Snoddy

 

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 SNODDY1 was born 1720 in Scotland1, and died 1784 in Washington Co Va1. He married AGNES GLASGOW1 October 07, 1741. She was born 1722, and died 1806.

Notes for JOHN SNODDY:

CAPTAIN JOHN SNODDY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Captain John Snoddy was born in Scotland about 1720 and died in Washington County, Virginia, in 1784.
He emigrated to America about 1740 and lived for a while in PhiladeIphia, Pennsylvania,
where he was married to Agnes Glasgow, a native of Scotland, on October 7, 1741.
She was born in 1722 and died in 1806. Their children were : James Snoddy, born in 1742

Jane Snoddy, born in 1744

John Snoddy, born September 15, 1746, married Elizabeth Sampson on March l7, 1779;

Mary Snoddy, born in 1748;

Samuel Snoddy, born in 1751,

Elizabeth Snoddy, born in 1753 chiId who died in infancy

Robert Snoddy born in 1757, married Sophia Shaittle;

Alice Snoddy, born in 1759, married John Brown in November 1780; Thomas Snoddy, born in 1761, married Hannah Davis;

William Glasgow Snoddy, born in 1763, married Sarah Davis.

Leaving Philadelphia, John and Agnes Glasgow Snoddy migrated to Buckingham County, Virginia,
where several of their children were born. Sometime prior to the War of the Revolution,
they settled permanentIy in Washington County, Virginia,
where he served as Captain of the Militia in 1777 and later served under
Colonel William Campbell at the Battle of Kings Mountain

Reference; Sumkmer's History of Southwest Virginia pages 256,261,275,625,854,

864; American Ancestory Vol 8, pages 74,75

 

More About JOHN SNODDY:

Occupation: Captian of Militia1

 

Children of JOHN SNODDY and AGNES GLASGOW are:

i. JANE2 SNODDY1, b. 1744.

ii. JAMES SNODDY1, b. September 15, 1746.

iii. JOHN SNODDY1, b. September 15, 1746.

iv. MARY SNODDY1, b. 1748.

v. SAMUEL SNODDY1, b. 1751.

vi. ELIZABETH SNODDY1, b. 1753.

vii. ROBERT SNODDY1, b. 1757.

2. viii. ALICE SNODDY, b. 1759; d. 1789.

ix. THOMAS SNODDY1, b. 1761.

x. WILLIAM GLASGOW SNODDY1, b. 17631.

 

Generation No. 2

2. ALICE2 SNODDY (JOHN1)1 was born 1759, and died 1789.
She married JOHN (JACK) BROWN1 1780, son of PETER BROWN and BARBARA SCLEGAL.
He was born 1760 in Maryland1, and died 1822 in Knox Co Tn1.

Notes for JOHN (JACK) BROWN:

As John and his father were leaving their home in Maryland to take up residence in

Washington County, North Carolina,it was considered

important to have proof of his loyalty to the colonies. After locating'

in North Carolina he enlisted.in Captain Evan Shelby's Company of

Volunteers and fought in the Battle of King's Mountain on October 7,

1780. (Shelby Papers IIDD27 King's Mountain Manuscript, Draper

Collection. ) Soon after this battle took place John Brown married Alice Snoddy,

daughter of Captain John Snoddy and Agnes Glasgow, who were married October 7,

1741.

 

John Brown, son of Peter Brown, lived (according to his grave stone) from 1760 to 1822.
He also rests in the Brown Family Cemetery alongside his father and his second wife, Martha Elkins (1771-1825).
John also fought as a patriot in the Battle of King’s Mountain in South Carolina during the American Revolution.

John first married Alice Snoddy, daughter of John Snoddy and Agnes (Glasgow)Snoddy.
Alice was born in 1759 and died around 1789, perhaps from hemorrhage during childbirth. Alice bore five children,
Absalom—born 1778 in Pendleton District, SC; Mary (Polly)—born February 20, 1783 in Washington District, NC;
Peter —born 1785 in Washington District, NC;
Alice (Alie)—born 1790 in Washington District, NC; and John, Jr.

John’s second marriage, circa 1791, produced 10 children, all born in the Washington District:
Joshua—born November 25, 1792; William—born 1795 possibly in Washington District, NC. Joseph;
Nancy—born August 16, 1799; James—born January 8, 1802; 5 15 Ruth—born 1807;
David Deadrick—born March 13, 1808; John, Jr. ; 5 18 Achsah (a.k.a. Acksa); Lavina (Vinnie); and Martha T.
born November 11, 1818.

The children of John and Alice, except for Absalom, along with Vinnie, move into the Sequatchie River Valley
in southeastern Tennessee and settle Marion, Bledsoe, and Sequatchie counties. Joshua and Nancy and
probably Martha remain in Knox County, TN; and Joseph, James, Ruth, and David migrate to Illinois
and westward. We have not located Achsah, or John, Jr. at this time.

 

Children of ALICE SNODDY and JOHN BROWN are:

3. i. ABSALOM3 BROWN, b. 1778.

4. ii. MARY (POLLY) BROWN, b. February 20, 1783, Washington Dist. NC; d. May 01, 1859, Sequatchie County,Tenn.

iii. PETER BROWN1, b. 1785.

5. iv. WILLIAM BROWN, b. August 10, 1787, Brown Cemetery #3, Hall's Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee..

6. v. ALICE BROWN, b. 1790, died of Smallpox Marion County, Tennessee on 2/1/1836.

 

Generation No. 3

3. ABSALOM3 BROWN (ALICE2 SNODDY, JOHN1)1 was born 1778. He married MARY (JANE?) GREEN.

Notes for ABSALOM BROWN:

[H6038.ged]

Died in Childhood

 

Children of ABSALOM BROWN and MARY GREEN are:

i. THOMAS4 BROWN.

ii. GREEN BROWN.

iii. RUSSEL BROWN.

iv. MARY MARGARET BROWN.

v. MISSOURI BROWN.

vi. (REV.) WILLIAM SANFORD BROWN.

vii. PERMELIA PARRY BROWN.

viii. ABSALOM BILLOAT BROWN, JR.

4. MARY (POLLY)3 BROWN (ALICE2 SNODDY, JOHN1)1 was born February 20, 1783 in Washington Dist. NC1,
and died May 01, 1859 in Sequatchie County,Tenn1. She married ABSALOM DEAKINS1 November 11, 1803,
son of WILLIAM DEAKINS and FANNIE ???. He was born January 06, 1781 in Lee county Va.1, and died October 01, 1852
in Sequatchie County, Tenn1.

Notes for MARY (POLLY) BROWN:

Mary (Polly) Brown, , was born February 20, 1783 in The Washington District, NC. She died May 01, 1858 in Dunlap,
Sequatchie County, TN. On November 11, 1803 at Ft. Watauga, in the former Washington District,
now Washington County, TN she married Absalom Deakins.

Absalom Deakins was born January 06, 1781 in Ft. Watauga, Washington District, NC. He died October 10, 1852 in Dunlap,
Sequatchie County, TN. Both Absalom and Polly were buried at Kell's Cemetery, Than's Chapel, Sequatchie County.

Nine children resulted from this marriage: Martha, John B., Achsah, James, Alice, Franklin, Madison, Absalom,
and Mary Ann. Alice Deakins married Guilford Lee. Elisha Lightfoot Lee was one of their sons. Franklin Deakins became
a founding commissioner of Marion County, TN.

The Deakins family and their descendants helped settle the Sequatchie River Valley that now comprises Bledsoe,
Marion, and Sequatchie Counties in southeastern Tennessee—part of metropolitan Chattanooga.
They were accompanied to the region by Polly’s sisters, Vinnie and Alice, and brothers Peter and William and
their families.

 

More About MARY (POLLY) BROWN:

Burial: Thans Chapel1

Notes for ABSALOM DEAKINS:

Absolom was born January 6, 1781, Born in Lee county Va. He came to Sequatchie Valley about 1812. He purchased 300
acres of land on the Sequatchie River in Marion County in 1827. He was married to Mary Brown who was born 0ctober 20,
1783 and died May l, 1858, just after she saw her son Franklin elected one of the founding commissioners of Sequatchie
County in January 1858. According to thc early records of Marion County, Mary also called "Polly" was the daughter of
John Brown and had a brother William and a sister Alice (Mrs. John Roberts) living in this same section of the county.
Absolom obtained land from the Carter heirs on the west side of the Sequatchie River near Thans Chapel where Absolom
and Mary are buried. They also owned land in the Horse Shoe and Big Fork in Waldens Ridge, purchased from the state.
They reared nine children.

 

 

More About ABSALOM DEAKINS:

Burial: Thans Chapel outside Dunlap

Occupation: unknown1

 

Children of MARY BROWN and ABSALOM DEAKINS are:

7. i. MARTHA4 DEAKINS, b. September 17, 1804, Ft. Watauga; d. April 30, 1834, Marion Co,.

8. ii. JOHN B DEAKINS, b. October 02, 1806; d. March 05, 1844.

9. iii. ACKSAH DEAKINS, b. February 12, 1808, Ft. Watauga; d. September 08, 1843.

10. iv. WILLIAM THOMAS DEAKINS, b. April 06, 1811, Ft Watuga ChECK FOR NEXT SPOUSE; d. March 04, 1849,
Marion Co,Tennessee.

11. v. JAMES DEAKINS, b. September 16, 1813; d. February 05, 1891.

12. vi. ALICE BROWN DEAKINS, b. May 12, 1816.

13. vii. FRANKLIN DEAKINS, b. February 19, 1819, Marion Co,; d. May 26, 1908, Dunlap TN.

14. viii. MADISON DEAKINS, b. July 18, 1821; d. December 07, 1885.

15. ix. MARY DEAKINS, b. September 27, 1826; d. August 19, 1873.

5. WILLIAM3 BROWN (ALICE2 SNODDY, JOHN1)1 was born August 10, 1787 in Brown Cemetery #3, Hall's Crossroads,
Knox County, Tennessee.. He married SARAH ANN (ANNY) WOOD. She was born February 17, 1786 in Brown Cemetery #3,
Hall's Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee..

Notes for WILLIAM BROWN:

The 1850 census shows minimally these children:

William R., c. 1830; Hugh M., c 1833; Margaret R., c. 1849

and possibly James Lafayette, administrator of the will.

 

William Brown and his wife are buried in Brown Cemetery #3, Hall's Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee.

 

Children of WILLIAM BROWN and SARAH WOOD are:

i. WILLIAM4 R..

ii. HUGH M.

iii. MARGARET R.

iv. JAMES LAFAYETTE.

6. ALICE3 BROWN (ALICE2 SNODDY, JOHN1)1 was born 1790 in died of Smallpox Marion County, Tennessee on 2/1/1836.
She married JOHN CORWIN ROBERTS. He was born 1789.

Notes for ALICE BROWN:

Alice (Alie) Brown, the daughter of John and Alice Nodding Brown, was born (circa) 1790.
She married 1813 John Roberts, born (circa) 1789, died of Smallpox in Marion County, Tennessee on 2/1/1836

CHILDREN

John Corwin Roberts

William Roberts b. 1818

Mary Roberts

Nancy Roberts

Peter Roberts b. 1828 Marion County, TN

 

Children of ALICE BROWN and JOHN ROBERTS are:

i. WILLIAM4 ROBERTS.

ii. MARY ROBERTS.

iii. NANCY ROBERTS.

iv. PETER ROBERTS.

 

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