Willis Snyder

about 1800–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Willis

When Willis Snyder was born about 1800, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Snyder, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Brady, was 24. He married Matilda Stuteville on 9 April 1826, in Spencer, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States in 1875. He died in Lawrence, Illinois, United States.

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Willis Snyder
Matilda Stuteville
Marriage: 9 April 1826
Willis Snyder

Spouse and Children

9 April 1826
Spencer, Indiana, United States


    Philip SNYDER



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World Events (8)

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 1

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 27

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 32

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: occupational name for a tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch sniden ‘to cut’.2 Americanized form of German Schneider .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Willas Snyder, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Willas Snyder, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Willis Or Willas Snyder, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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