John Snedeker

Brief Life History of John

When John Snedeker was born in 1776, in Virginia, United States, his father, Garret Snedeker, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Wycoff, was 27. He married Mary Coulter on 30 October 1804. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Brown, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died in August 1857, in Brown, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81.

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John Snedeker
Mary Coulter
Marriage: 30 October 1804
Phebe Snedeker
Jans Snedeker
about 1811–
Rebecca Margaret Snedaker
Elizabeth Snedecker
about 1811–1866
Jane Snedeker
Lucinda Snedeker
Mary Snedaker
George W Snedaker
Armeaday Snedeker
Martha Snedeker
John Snediker

Sources (3)

  • John Snediker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27612-313-45
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Snedeker -

World Events (8)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Altered form, under American Dutch influence in New Netherland, of North German Schnitker or Schnittker ‘joiner, woodcarver’, or perhaps of its Danish cognate Snedker ‘carpenter’.

History: Jan Gerritsz Snedeker, born in Oldenburg, Germany, arrived in New Netherland from Sloten, Amsterdam, around 1639.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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