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: 16 Nov 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 16 Nov 2017 at 23:15 GMT Brad Foley wrote:

Thanks, Chet, for reminding me to put in the death information! It's usually the last bit of information I find, so I often forget to update the status indicators.

On 16 Nov 2017 at 23:08 GMT Courtney Reisert wrote:

Thank you for the wonderful honor of the Family Star award.

I'm afraid I'm a fraud. My brick wall just rose back up. Through various sources I've gone through, it seems the woman I thought was the mother is not. Sometimes it seems some of the records contradict themselves. I have a child who is born in North Carolina; yet his father is in Virginia at the time. There is no mother I can find thus far. I guess this is the way it goes. I will eventually solve this mystery.

I appreciate you taking time to acknowledge my efforts and I'm very grateful.

On 9 Nov 2017 at 23:51 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

RE: The Pennymans. Am working my way to it.. those are stragglers just found and connected but they need to be sorted and sourced. I'm in the 1700s right now... LOL:)

On 15 Oct 2017 at 20:09 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Chet - en parcourant la section archives de Geneanet j'a trouvé un relevé de mariage - fait par la société généalogique du Bas-Berry. Il s'agit de Pierre Chastain chirurgien,, de Charost, fils d'Etienne Chastain notaire royal et de Jeanne Laurent, avec Suzanne Regnault d'Issoudun, fille de Pierre Regnault et Anne Jupille. En date du 28 juillet 1687 à Issoudun. Ce qui est curieux c'est que c'est apparemment un mariage catholique à Saint-Cyr d'Issoudun. Comme jusqu'ici le mariage de Pierre Chastain et Suzanne Renault n'a pas été retrouvé, ça paraît presque trop beau pour être vrai? Pourtant la société généalogique du Berry paraît sérieuse... On y trouve aussi l'abjuration d'Estienne Chastain notaire royal le 16 août 1682 qu'en pensez-vous?


On 2 Oct 2017 at 04:32 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi Chet ~ I came upon this mysterious New Paltz Huegenot..

On 30 Sep 2017 at 01:21 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Here is the G2G Chat thread, Chet ! Free free to chime in whenever...we are a relatively small group.

On 30 Sep 2017 at 00:36 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi Chet ~ I am working on the G2G Coffee Drinkers blurb now. I put this standard message on our team members page.

~ Get you java ready for the 2017 Source-A-Thon ! Here our team with some helpful tips. Thank you


On 27 Sep 2017 at 15:41 GMT Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson wrote:

Chet, thank you for all the work you have done on the Snow Family. You have made my second great grandmother 's family very meaningful for me. Diantha, Snow-5156 is now a major part in my family history because of you. I wish there was a badge that you did not have that I could give you. Thank you for your help. Alexis

Hi again Chet, I put on death certificate for Jennie Phoebe Rockwell and a comment. My cousin and I still believe that she is actually the daughter of Diantha Snow, death 1868?

On 10 Sep 2017 at 20:24 GMT Taylor (Fritz) Worthington-Gilchrist R.N. wrote:

Chet, Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my contributions to Wikitree. I truly can not find the words to express the honor and gratitude that I feel for receiving such an honor.

Thank you for the "Family Star" badge. Taylor

On 18 Aug 2017 at 16:59 GMT Clare Gallimore wrote:

Interested in joining the project believe there are Huguenots in my blood line.

Regards Clare

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