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Eli Snyder1

Male
b. April 1846, d. 22 January 1909


Father Peter Snyder1 b. circa 1824, d. 8 February 1866
Mother Harriet Firestone1 b. 1824
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Family Ellen A. Deale b. June 1846, d. 7 January 1914
Marriage* 12 June 1866  IN, SNYDER, Eli      DEAN, Ellen A., 12 Jun 1866      C:354, Principal=Ellen A. Deale7,2,8 
Children  1. Edith M. Snyder b. 22 Oct 1868, d. 1929
  2. Hattie Snyder b. c 1871
  3. Chester E. Snyder b. Jul 1876, d. 29 Dec 1944

Birth* April 1846  Sandy Twp., Stark Co., OH1,2 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Stark County, Sandy Twp, Series: M432, Roll: 731, Page: 137, October 5
(enumerated with father, Peter Snyder)
03, 108, 109, Snyder, Eli, 4, M, , , , O(hio), , , ,3 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Indiana, Kosciusko County, Wayne Township, Series: M653, Roll: 273, Page: 346, August 25
(enumerated with father, Peter Snyder)
12, 879, 879, Snyder, Eli, , M, , , , , Ohio, , , 1, 1,4 
Milit-Beg* 22 July 1861  IN, Private, "E" Co. 20th Indiana Infantry.

Listed as POW 10/1/1861 Chicamicomico, NC. There was only one prioson in North Carolina during the war and that was Salisbury. The note above probably refers to him being taken prisoner at the battle of Chicamicomico which too place Oct 1-5, 1861. This battle is referred to as the Chicomicomico Races. This inscription from a memorial placed on the site tells of the engagement:

THE CHICAMACOMICO RACES

Soon after the capture of Hatteras Inlet, Union Colonel Rush C. Hawkins anticipated an assault to dislodge his troops from their new foothold on Hatteras Island. He dispatched 600 troops of the 20th Indiana Regiment from Fort Hatteras to Camp Live Oak, two miles south of here. On October 1, 1861, Captain William A. Lynch of the Confederate Navy, commanding the "Mosquito Fleet," seized the USS Fanny in Pamlico Sound. Three days later, the fleet returned to this vicinity with Colonel Augustus R. Wright's 3rd Georgia Infantry and quickly forced the Federal troops to retreat. They hurriedly left their equipment and provisions and were preceded by the fleeing residents of Chicamacomico. They reached the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, over twenty miles away, at midnight. "It was maddening." one soldier wrote, "the sea rolling to our feet and nothing to drink."

The next morning, reinforced Union troops drove the Georgians back over the same ground under heavy shelling from the USS Monticello. "We marched 16 miles," wrote a Confederate officer, "and it was a miracle numbers of us were not killed." As the Confederates and the "Mosquito Fleet" disembarked, they traded cannon fire with the Monticello across this narrow stretch of beach. Chicamacomico was subsequently abandoned by both sides - each convinced they had repelled a major enemy offensive.

The reverse of this marker describes the Union and Chicamacomico loyalists retreat:

EXODUS FROM CHICAMACOMICO

Residents of Chicamacomico, after being routed from their homes by Confederate troops, precede the 20th Indiana Regiment as they escape southward towards Fort Hatteras. Many residents had earlier taken the Oath of Allegiance reaffirming their loyalty to the United States and feared reprisals if they remained. Their empty houses were pillaged and some were torched by marauding soldiers of the 3rd Georgia Infantry from nearby Roanoke Island.

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMG4X_The_Chicamacomico_Races_Exodus_from_Chicamacomico5,6 
Milit-End* 22 May 1862   
Marriage* 12 June 1866  IN, SNYDER, Eli      DEAN, Ellen A., 12 Jun 1866      C:354, Principal=Ellen A. Deale7,2,8 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Indiana, Kosciusko County, Warsaw Township, Series: M593, Roll: 332, Page: 113A, June 14
40, 140, 140, Snyder, Eli, 24, M, W, Brick Layer, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , 1,
1870 Federal Census, Indiana, Kosciusko County, Warsaw Township, Series: M593, Roll: 332, Page: 113B, June 14
01, 140, 140, Snyder, Ellen A, 24, F, W, Keeping House, , , New York, , , , , , , , , ,
02, 140, 140, Snyder, Edith, 2, F, W, , , , Illinois, , , , , , , , , ,7 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Indiana, Kosciusko County, Warsaw Township, ED: 63, Series: T9, Roll: 290, Page: 284A, June 4
(High Street)
48, 95, 101, Snyder, Eli, W, M, 34, , , , 1, , , Liquor Dealer, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Penn, Ohio
49, 95, 101, Snyder, Ellen A, W, F, 34, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , New York, Ohio, NY
50, 95, 101, Snyder, Edith, W, F, 11, , Daughter, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , 1, , , Illinois, Ohio, NY
1880 Federal Census, Indiana, Kosciusko County, Warsaw Township, ED: 63, Series: T9, Roll: 290, Page: 284B, June 4
(High Street)
01, 95, 101, Snyder, Hattie, W, F, 8, , Daughter, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , 1, , , Indiana, Ohio, NY
02, 95, 101, Snyder, Chester E, W, M, 3, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Indiana, Ohio, NY
03, 95, 101, Junken, Mary, W, F, 19, , Servant, 1, , , , Servant, , , , , , , , , , , Indiana, Penn, Ohio9 
News/Obit* 28 March 1889  An article in the "INDIANIAN REPUBLICAN", 3/28/1889 states: There is nobody more delighted in this city just now than I.D. Webb and Eli Snyder. One is the father and the other a grandfather. Both mother and son are doing fine. (Son Russell had been born - ed.), Principal=Isaiah D. Webb6 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Indiana, Grant County, Center Township, Marion, Ward 3, ED: 28, Series: T623, Roll: 373, Page: 147B, June 14
Sheet 22B, 617 South Gallatin
91, 492, 545, Snyder, Eli, Head, W, M, Apr, 1846, 54, M, 34, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Saloon, 3, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, F, H,
92, 492, 545, Snyder, Ellen, Wife, W, F, June, 1846, 53, M, 34, 3, 3, New York, New York, New York, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,2 
Death* 22 January 1909  Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN, WPA Death Records for Kosciusko Co list ELi Snider, 24 Jan 1909 which is the date of burial.10,6 
Burial* 24 January 1909  Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN6,11 

Citations
  1. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S858] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958.
  4. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S999] US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1555.
  6. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S1066] Marriages Kosciusko Co., INGenWeb, online http://www.ingenweb.org/inkosciusko/marriages.htm.
  9. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S1065] WPA Deaths Kosciusko Co., INGenWeb, online http://www.ingenweb.org/inkosciusko/WPADeaths.html.


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