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Henry Snook (1794 - 1860)

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Henry Snook
Born in Maryland or Ohio or VAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Jackson County, Ohiomap
Descendants descendants
Died in Decatur County, Iowamap
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This person was created through the import of Jenkins Family File w:sources 9.ged on 04 October 2010. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.



Date: 24 NOV 1794
Place: Maryland or Ohio or VA
Source: #S34
Source: #S106
Source: #S130
Source: #S372
Page: dau. Mary lists MD as birthplace


Date: 6 MAR 1860
Place: Decatur County, Iowa
Source: #S33
Source: #S59
Source: #S105


Place: Hamilton Cemetary, Decatur Co., Iowa
Source: #S59
Source: #S153


Occupation: blacksmith


Note: @N158@
@N158@ NOTE
There was a Henry Snook in Finley’s 1st Regiment Mounted of the Ohio Militia during the War of 1812. Check this out.
In 1842, Henry was one of the first settlers of Powesheik County in an area called Snook’s Grove. He is listed as an original entry (first to purchase) of 200 acres in Powesheik County on 11/4/1848. Snook was a blacksmith and during the 1849 Gold Rush, his house was located on a busy road and found much business repairing wagons and shoeing horses of those who were going West to seek their fortunes. When the travel along this road stopped, he sold his property and moved to Texas. According to the book Powesheik Heritage, Henry Snook sold all his property and moved to Texas in July of 1853.
Pg. 450-452
“The fact has already been stated that at the time the first settlement was made in Poweshiek county there was an old cabin discovered in a grove a few miles north of the present site of Montezuma. A number of strangers were accustomed in those early days to occasionally visit the cabin, and, from the character of certain things which were afterward found in the ruins of the cabin, the early settlers were led to believe that it was originally the resort of a number of desperadoes known as the Fox and Long gang of counterfeiters and horse thieves. This supposition was confirmed by Mr. Snook, a blacksmith who early lived on Bear Creek, and who was frequently called upon by members of the gang to shoe their horses and repair certain tools for them.
On account of the supposition that the aforesaid cabin was the resort of counterfeiters and thieves the grove was named Bogus Grove by the settlers, and it went by that name for many years. From the fact that this gang undoubtedly had its headquarters in the county a local interest attaches to the history of these noted desperadoes. The members of the gang were the persons who murdered Colonel Davenport; they were afterward hunted down by a man named Bonney.”
According to Betty Welliver’s information, Henry is buried in Decatur Co, Iowa. (check this out!)
In 1880 census, Julie Snook Bodifield lists her parents’ birthplace as Virginia.
Source: #S301
@S301@ SOUR
Type: Book
Periodical: Land Purchase Records for Powesheik County
Source Locality: Iowa Genealogical Society land records

User ID

User ID: F3F3B6105BCF43C881129D70488F7149125C

While processing relationships in the gedcom some additional information was found which may be relevant.

@F955@ FAM
Husband: @I1432@
Wife: @I1433@
Date: 28 JAN 1821
Place: Jackson County, Ohio
Source: #S104
Source: #S183
User ID: 5103FF80D4D746F29A1A7B1B837C014949D4
Child: @I1308@
Child: @I1434@
Child: @I1435@
Child: @I1436@
Child: @I1437@
Child: @I1438@
Child: @I1439@
Child: @I1440@
@F1064@ FAM
Husband: @I1449@
Wife: @I1459@
Date: 21 JAN 1794
Place: Allegany County, Maryland
Source: #S373
User ID: 5532DE7ABBA14C21990C956B6408864A8913
Child: @I1460@
Child: @I1432@
Child: @I1464@
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Source S104
Type: Book
Periodical: Ohio Marriages, extr. from Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly
Publication: Heritage House Publishing, Rt. 1, Box 211; Thomson, Illinois
Page: 295
Source S105
Type: Letter
Title: John W. Snook letter to other genealogists
Date: December 5, 1980
Source Locality: EJ’s Snook folder
Source S106
Type: Gedcom File
Title: John W. Snook’s genealogy chart
Submitter: John W. Snook
Source S130
Type: Census
Title: 1850 Federal Population Census
Place: Powesheik County, Iowa
Media: notes by John W. Snook
Source S153
Type: Book
Periodical: Decatur County, Iowa WPA Grave Registrations
Source Locality: Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City
Source S183
Type: Book
Periodical: Early Marriage Bonds of Ohio; Marriage Records 1818-1865 of Jackson Co. OH
Editor: Captain John James Chapter of DAR
Page: 17
Source Locality: Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Source S33
Type: Book
Author: Professor L. F. Parker
Periodical: History of Powesheik County
Publication: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Volume: Volume 1
Page: 311
Date: 1911
Source S34
Type: E-Mail Message
Author: Betty S. Welliver
Date: 5/22/2001
Source S372
Type: Census
Title: U.S. Federal Population Census
Place: Van Buren Twp., Keokuk County, Iowa
Date: 1880
Media: internet
Source Locality: Heritage Quest Online via Cook Memorial Library
DATV 12/31/04
Source S373
Type: Web Site
Title: Ayers Family data: Allegany County, Maryland
Date: 1/2/05
Source S59
Type: E-Mail Message
Author: Jill Burns/
Title: Descendents of John Snook
Date: 8/22/2001
Source Locality: Snook notebook

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