Chesleigh Bonine Snow

Chet Snow

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Dr. Chet B. Snow
Born 1940s.
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Snow-2128 created 12 Dec 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 14 Jan 2018
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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.

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  • 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!
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).
I am always searching for correctable errors.

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  • Chet Snow: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup I-M253, Ysearch Q94WJ, FTDNA kit #335069
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On 14 Jan 2018 at 07:24 GMT G De Lany wrote:

Dr. Chet,

I would like to join the Huguenot Migration project. Those ancestors are supposedly pretty well researched, so I may be able to add some fairly solid source material. My mum's family claims Huguenot descent from the Mershons, from La Rochelle.

Thanks, De_Lany-147

On 10 Jan 2018 at 20:56 GMT Thena (Slape) Jones wrote:

Thank you for the thorough biography you entered for Carrie May (Snow) Shafferman.

On 2 Jan 2018 at 18:51 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 20 Dec 2017 at 15:32 GMT John Jenkins wrote:

Hello! I'm a new member, and I'm looking into the Remy family from France. My grandmother was a Ramey from VA, and from what I gather I'm a descendant of Jacques Remy, a Huguenot immigrant. Hoping to make more connections here. Any help in doing so would be appreciated.

On 14 Dec 2017 at 19:44 GMT John Vickery Sr wrote:

Thank You Chet Snow for your efforts in all the work you have done on the SNOW line.

Although my line figures very little in it, I am always glad to see such a well documented family line. John Vickery Sr.

On 14 Dec 2017 at 08:04 GMT Eugene Rasband wrote:

I am descended from Mathieu Isaac Agée who immigrated to the Virginia Colony from Nantes after the revocation of the Édit de Nantes. I also speak read and write fluent modern French. I lived in France for 11 years.

On 8 Dec 2017 at 15:10 GMT James Collins wrote:

Chet Thank you x2 for your help with Snow-5569. Phelancy is a cool name any way it is spelled.

On 6 Dec 2017 at 23:21 GMT S (Parsons) P wrote:

We are cousins...(17th)

On 3 Dec 2017 at 20:54 GMT Pamela Scharaga wrote:

My cousin thinks our Pillone ancestors were Huguenots.We think they may have come from France to Haiti ,to the USA and then to Jamaica.My2xGreaat Grandfather was Alfred Nicholas Pillon(e).

On 29 Nov 2017 at 06:28 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Chet

I’m the new Project Coordinator for the England Project. I am contacting you, as there have been some recent changes to the project which we are keen to bring to your attention. Please look at the England Project page for more information on the changes and the ways members are able to actively contribute moving forward. Once you have considered how you would like to participate, please contact either myself or Susie to let us know. We can then list your involvement, help you join the Google group forum for England, and give you any other help you may need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you do not wish to be a part of the England Project for the time being. We really hope you will join the team! Gillian

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