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Daniel Snow (1771 - 1854)

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Captain Daniel Snow
Born in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Bay, New Englandmap
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Husband of — married (to ) in Bloomfield (Skowhegan), Somerset Co., Maine, USAmap
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Died in Bloomfield (Skowhegan), Somerset Co., Maine, USAmap
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Biography

"Captain" Daniel Snow was born on June 2, 1771, in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay, New England. He was the son of Silas Snow and his wife, Anna (Farwell) Snow. Some genealogies state he was born in Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Bay province but a history of Fitchburg, also in Worcester County, states that Silas Snow had lived in Fitchburg from its incorporation (in 1764) through being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Regiment, Massachusetts Militia, in 1776, during the American Revolution.[1]

When he was about 21 years old, in the early 1790s, Daniel Snow left Worcester County, Massachusetts, and moved north to Somerset County, Maine. At the time Maine was part of the new American state of Massachusetts. He was an early settler in that part of Caanan later called Bloomfield, near the town of Skowhegan.

There, he met and soon married Sarah "Sally" Pollard, b: in 1777 in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, daughter of Timothy Pollard, b: 15 Aug 1740, in NH and Sarah (Whittemore) Pollard, b: 8 Jun 1754, in [Hudson], Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. The Pollard family had also recently settled in Bloomfield (Skowhegan), Maine. Daniel Snow and Sarah Pollard married in 1794. They had 12 children: [2]

  1. Mary SNOW b: 28 Jan 1796 in Canaan, Somerset, Maine, USA
  2. Sally SNOW b: 11 Oct 1797 in Canaan, Somerset, Maine, USA
  3. William SNOW b: Abt. Aug 1798 in Canaan, Somerset, ME
  4. Daniel SNOW b: Abt. Mar 1801 in Canaan, Somerset, ME
  5. Timothy SNOW b: 1803 in Canaan, Somerset, Maine, USA
  6. Nancy SNOW b: 19 Jan 1805 in Canaan, Somerset, ME
  7. Benjamin SNOW b: 23 Nov 1806 in Canaan, Somerset, ME
  8. Eunice SNOW b: 2 Jan 1808 in Canaan, Somerset, Maine, USA
  9. Susan SNOW b: 1811 in Canaan, Somerset, Maine, USA
  10. Adeline SNOW b: 1811 in Canaan, Somerset, Maine, USA
  11. Hiram SNOW b: 15 Apr 1813 in Canaan, Somerset, Maine, Twin
  12. Harriet SNOW b: 15 Apr 1813 in Canaan, Somerset, ME, Twin

Alas, Sarah (Pollard) Snow died on May 11,1814 in Bloomfield (Canaan, Skowhegan), Somerset County, Maine (Massachusetts Bay), USA. She was just 37 years old and left several young children, including twins barely a year old. She was interred at the Bloomfield Weston Cemetery, Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine, USA. [3]

Less than 2 years later, Daniel Snow remarried to Mary "Polly" Sawyer, the widow of Kendall Boutelle.[4] They married on January 26, 1815 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA, and had 2 children together in Maine:

  1. Joseph B. SNOW b: 26 Jun 1817 in Bloomfield [Skowhegan], Somerset, Maine, USA
  2. Loantha SNOW b: 8 Dec 1820 in Bloomfield [Skowhegan], Somerset, Maine, USA; d: 29 Mar 1823 in Skowhegan, Maine

Daniel Snow was an Ensign of Infantry in the Maine Militia in 1803. He was also a merchant marine Sea Captain, a profession shared by many New England men named Snow in the 18-19th Centuries.

Captain Daniel Snow died in Bloomfield, Skowhegan, Maine on May 13, 1854 at 84 years old. He was buried at the Southside Cemetery Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine, USA.[5] His 2nd wife, Polly (Sawyer) Snow, survived his passing for 15 years. She died on March 30, 1869, in Bloomfield, Skowhegan, Maine at 96 years old. She was buried by her step-children, whom she raised, beside her 2nd husband, Captain Daniel Snow, at the Southside Cemetery in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. [6]

Sources

  1. "Proceedings of the Fitchburg Historical Society and Papers...," Volume 4, "Fitchburg Soldiers of the Revolution, No. 140: Silas Snow," by the Fitchburg Historical Society, 1908, pg. 211
  2. Snow Family Devon - Daniel Snow
  3. Find A Grave Memorial# 1373386281 - Sally Pollard Snow
  4. The Boutelle farm was next-door to that of Daniel's father Lt. Silas Snow in Fitchburg MA. See: Proceedings of the Fitchburg Historical Society and Papers ..., Volume 2, pg. 47; by The Fitchburg Historical Society where it lists the 2 families.
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #140488861 - Captain Daniel Snow.
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #140488860 - Polly M. Sawyer Snow.


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