Chet Snow

Chet Snow

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Dr. Chet B. Snow
Born 1940s.
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Profile last modified | Created 12 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 4 Jan 2019
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Chet Snow is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.

I was born at the end of WW II in Paterson, NJ, where my father was employed as a mechanical engineer at the Wright Aeronautical works, helping develop jet aircraft engines during that conflict. My parents met when both were students at Penn State University in State College, PA. Both my grandfathers were also professors at Penn State until they retired. All are now deceased. I have one older brother, retired from the US Federal Government, in Florida.

I went to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, alma mater of my maternal grand-father, for whom I am named, and I later did graduate work in history at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, at Columbia University and at the Institute for Advanced Studies, up to my doctorate in social history. I taught college history for a while until I decided Academia, with all its committees, was not for me.

In the 1970s I moved to Napa, California; since 1994 I have lived in Sedona, with my wife, born in France, and whom I met while living in Paris doing research in the 1980s. We have no children and I am now retired.

Recently (2013) I was "bitten by the genealogical bug" and discovered Wikitree, whose easy access and community ethics appealed to me. In a relatively short time, I have found answers to many of my questions about different branches of my family, such as that my Snow relatives and I are descendants of 2 Mayflower passengers... I have therefore set up a Snow one-name study page (although I haven't had much time to work on it yet!) and added DNA testing to my biography.

I am always open to new information, corrections anywhere on my Tree (with Sources, please!), and to finding new distant cousins from my Snow, Bonine, Weston, Whiteman +/or other related lineages.

As I am bilingual in French, I will be happy to assist Wikitree researchers seeking short translations etc. from that language too.
This user is a native speaker of English.
Cet utilisateur parle français à un niveau comparable à la langue maternelle.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Chet Snow on January 7, 2014. Edited on May 19, 2015 and Feb. 9, 2016.

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Hello all Bonine relatives! Almost all Bonines in the USA descend from French Huguenot immigrant, Elias Bonine (Bonine-42) around 1715. However, we do have a branch from Tennessee not yet connected - anyone have ideas? Contact me: Snow-2128. Merci!
Always interested in improving the data on our One World Tree.
Time to look up my Dutch and Delaware roots again.
Bonjour fellow Huguenot descendants or interested WikiTreers. As the Huguenot Migration Project Leader, it is my hope that this year we will add many new members, identify and improve Huguenot migration profiles and create new interest in this historically-important group that migrated around the world between 1550-1790. Please contact me (Snow-2128) to join the Project!
Want to help WikiTree's automated merge-proposal system by monitoring proposed merges, rejecting obvious mis-matches and helping managers make correct merges to further our goal of One profile per Ancestor.
Greetings to the large (5,000+) Snow family on WikiTree. If you haven't already added your Snow surname male ancestors to the "Snow" one-name study category, please consider it! I am especially seeking living men named Snow to get a DNA test done to see where/how it corresponds to known Snow Y-chromosome DNA. Contact me in 2016 if interested (Snow-2128).

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On 4 Jan 2019 at 22:28 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Chet concerning the rejected merge UNKNOwn-241614 and Mowbray-300 you have made a remark that one is the niece of the other, but what is your source for that or how did you come to that conclusion? Currently Lewis Clifford has three wives with the same name and no conflicting information, and this just seems like a typical Wikitree problem with all the normal reasons?

On 11 Dec 2018 at 15:11 GMT C (Rodgers) Bake wrote:

Thank you Chet, that is what I expected to happen, someone else will have to research further, thank you!

Everything I have found was on ancestry family trees, which we know of course doesn't make it true. I no longer have an account with, but they had the information there, no more sources or I would have added them. I didn't see any ship manifests or marriage source, just trees saying so. If you click on some notes there on the comment and bottom of the page say a little about dates of children's birth, William Harbin had a first wife also. If this were true it looks like she married Edward Willitt Jr as soon as William Harbin died, which giving her younger age isn't surprising. She was named after her father according to family trees. A source I added for William Harbin's father (from an ancestry family tree) doesn't match his father (source says father is Andrew Harbin but page says father is Robert Harbin) so there definitely is some sorting needed done about this. I just can't look myself anymore. Thanks cousin Chet.

On 2 Dec 2018 at 20:28 GMT Lin (Fornel) Dickerson wrote:

I would like to help with the Huguenoet Project. My ancestors include the Perrault family (Nobles of France who fled to several different countries to avoid persecution, prosecution, or possibly death). I lived in Henrico, Virginia for many years. The Perrault line goes back to France to the 1300's, and the Huguenot side from the 1600's. Some of the surnames are: Chastain, Salle', two of the longest standing of the Huguenot population. Dr. Pierre Louis Chastain's home is a historical site and still there. I will have to get the boxes out of storage. The down side is I have not got tons of time to devote now, but I will put together what I have in hopes of growing that unified Wiki tree.

Linnea (Fornel) Dickerson Fornel-1

On 2 Nov 2018 at 20:43 GMT Jerie Leep wrote:

You and I share John Rogers as a 5th Great-Grandfather. Thank you for all the clean-up work you do.

Have a great weekend!


On 20 Oct 2018 at 18:29 GMT Serge Langlois wrote:


Thanks very much for the "Super Star" badge. Much appreciated!


On 18 Oct 2018 at 00:31 GMT Rosemary Birchett wrote:

I have recently been told that I was probably a Huguenot descendent, because my middle name is Boisseau. I agree, NOT enough detail! I was wondering what's the best way to approach this theory to see if it could be true?

On 6 Oct 2018 at 15:33 GMT Theodore Snow wrote:

I was surprised in a relation to Nicholas Snow you mentioned as a result of DNA testing. I have been attempting to support the relation to Nicholas without success. Initially I was looking for Snow participants in Revolution. (Was able to document direct link to Capt, David Shepard, 7th Great Grand Father recognized by SAR)

Lost Snow connection before 1805-birth of Sam Snow found book that refers to Cutler Geneology that listing father of Sam as Adam and his father as Joshua any help appreciated

On 25 Sep 2018 at 15:28 GMT Skye Sonczalla wrote:

I just wanted to thank you for the "Community Star" badge. Very nice comment that you have made to a pretty quiet Wikitree contributer, i.e. me."  :) Oh and we are 9th cousins too!

On 3 Sep 2018 at 01:49 GMT Juanita (Carpenter) Bullin wrote:

Hello Mr. Snow,

Will you please send me the Forkner Family History that is no longer on the internet? Thank you so much. Juanita Carpenter

On 7 Aug 2018 at 03:33 GMT Sylvia Benton wrote:

I worked on Laurent Flournoy; Flournoy-44 last night. He is my direct ancestor, so I hope I did him justice. However, should he be PPP? Thank you

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