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: 15 May 2017
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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 in 2016 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 (3,000+) Snow family on WikiTree. If you haven't already added you 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 15 May 2017 at 22:08 GMT Linda Plummer wrote:

Hi, Chet! We are 7th cousins, once removed! I think that is wonderful. I've lost the profile that I left a comment on, although I may have left another comment today, since I am not pre-1500s certified. Please let me know if you need any more information. Are you related to the de Plessis family from France?

On 8 May 2017 at 07:15 GMT B Foley wrote:

I think the difference in death dates might have been me mistaking the date of the will for the actual death date. Again, thanks so much for helping out with Blaithwaite's profile, I'm glad to have someone check my work. I just wanted to be sure we were on the same page, preseverving historical (in)accuracies.

On 8 May 2017 at 04:06 GMT B Foley wrote:

I greatly appreciate your efforts to improve the profile of Blaithwaite Snow: Snow-4637. You have made some excellent improvements, and I'm grateful.

I'd prefer, though, that when I quote a source, you didn't change the spelling used by the source. I understand Blaithwaite is the correct spelling, but several sources spell the name Blathwaite, and I quoted them appropriately.

On 25 Apr 2017 at 07:48 GMT B Foley wrote:

Thanks for taking time to try and improve other profiles (Snow-3474). I'd like to point out, though, that "Newfoundland Colony" was an official name for Newfoundland prior to 1907 and I think it's best to be accurate, and consistent, with our naming.


On 21 Apr 2017 at 14:42 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Bonjour Chet,

Saw your note re: François Ier and added a comment on the profile, so that it will stay visible. I did the same for his sister who was incorrectly linked to a daughter (this has been discussed with John Atkinson). There is also a G2G thread for the De la Rieux issue. I feel François Ier's biography needs to be reworked. Should I post a G2G, a comment on the profile, and/or contact all the profile managers before I embark on this? Thank you - you advice is much appreciated. Isabelle

On 4 Apr 2017 at 21:50 GMT Deborah (Terry) Sutton wrote:

Hello again, the wikitree daily feed has reappeared. Panic over.

On 4 Apr 2017 at 06:55 GMT Carolyn Giles Ms wrote:

Hi Chet

I enjoyed reading your profile. I am a neophyte as far as this site is concerned, but I have been researching since about 1990. All of my family tree information is on Ancestry want me to pay up if I wish to add any more relatives to my tree there. Soooo. I decided to join Wikitree.

Re: Huguenot When I first started doing my research regarding my relatives who were displaced as a result of the Reformation, I thought that they were Huguenot. In fact, they were from Belgium which was being terrorised by the Spanish who were killing and persecuting those Protestants who would not convert to Catholicism. I guess it is the same cause, but the locale is different. My relatives fled to London. A long story. I think that originally they came from France, but don't know.

I just thought that I would ask about this. If they had settled in Belgium (Brugge) they would not be regarded as Huguenot. Is that a fair statement...

Regards Carolyn Dominish Australia

On 3 Apr 2017 at 22:12 GMT Deborah (Terry) Sutton wrote:

Hi Chet, The daily wikitree feed has disappeared

and the last one I received was two days ago. Has it been stopped or there another reason for this?

On 29 Mar 2017 at 12:02 GMT Candace (Gordon) Biamonti wrote:

Hello Dr. Chet, I haven't been following this in some time but I want to tell you how much your work is appreciated by all of us.

My DNA is listed...but I had my dad's brother tested by Family Tree. I can't get the info because he doesn't have a Tree and at ninety he is not doing one. His sons were interested by because of illness, etc. they haven't been able to help. The Bonine's, Williams', etc. are all on his side. I will be in the States this summer and try to get something done about the tree so that I can hopefully find some connections. So many of those lines are blocked. Hope all is well with you! Candy

On 15 Mar 2017 at 06:27 GMT Kimberly (Shaver) Little wrote:

Hello, I would be interested in joining the Huguenot project. I have Huguenot ancestry. Thanks!

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