John Snowman

Brief Life History of John

When John Snowman was born on 6 August 1755, in York, York, Maine, United States, his father, John Snowman, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Staples, was 23. He married Comfort Horn on 21 December 1780, in York, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 July 1829, in Penobscot, Hancock, Maine, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

John Snowman
1755–1829
Comfort Horn
1762–1834
Marriage: 21 December 1780
James Snowman
1785–
James Snowman
1787–1837
Irma Snowman
1787–1880
Capt John Snowman Jr
1790–1867
Sarah Sally Snowman
1792–1881
Hannah Snowman
1794–1872
Thomas Snowman
1797–1854
Alexander G Snowman
1799–1886
John Snowman
1808–

Sources (13)

  • John Snowman Jr, Birth, Town and vital records, 1732-1940
  • John, Junr. Snowman, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • John Snowman in entry for James Snowman, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

World Events (7)

1765

Historical Boundaries: 1765 - Lincoln, Massachusetts Colony 1776 - Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1790 - Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1820 - Hancock, Maine, United States

1776

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

1789

Historical Boundaries: 1789: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Hancock, Maine, United States

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Nowman, itself a variant of Newman , + a prosthetic S-. For the unetymological S- compare Starbuck .

Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish (from Poland) Sznejman or Sznajman: artificial name composed of Yiddish shney ‘snow’ + man ‘man’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Schneemann: habitational name for a man from Schneen in Göttingen or from Schnee near Dortmund and Stade, translated into English as though it were from German Schnee ‘snow’ + Mann ‘man’.

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

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