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John Snider
1760s?? - 1828
Adolphustown and Ameliasburgh

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WHY I AM INTERESTED IN THE SNIDER's:
There are numerous Snider - Snyder settlers in the early record of Upper Canada.
Many are Loyalists and they received land from Glengarry County in the east all the way to west of Niagara.
The puzzle is to figure out who is related to whom and where in the US they came from.

This page focuses on John Snider who first settled in Adolphustown and then moved to Ameliasburgh.

All my Snider information is presented in groupings below and I welcome information about who they are vis a vis one another.
Thanks to Janice Sly for her puzzle that got me started on this and Mark Davenport and Peter Bolton for their expertise.

Use the links to quickly see the information below.
  1. John Snider of Ameliasburgh
  2. Sniders of Ernestown and area
  3. Sniders of Glengarry County down to Frontenac Co.
  4. Sniders of York
  5. Sniders of Ancaster
  6. Sniders of Niagara

1. John Snider of Ameliasburgh

OVERVIEW
John Snider, possibly a UE, may have come from Rockland, NY where he may have married Jannetje Quakenbush in 1792. In an 1816 document he states he was in Adolphustown and that he bought land in Ameliasburgh in 1797. No petitons have yet been found but the 1816 documents state that he is "privileged as a UE" and thus exempt from paying Patent Fees. Is this a mistake or is he a loyalist? Why did his children not apply for land as SUE and DUE's? The wills of his son Henry and Henry's wife Catherine are below and informative about the family. Mark Davenport writes, "The notes I have for Henry and William B. Snider indicate they were both born in Adolphustown, and the family came from the Rockland County NY (part of Orange County then) area perhaps with the Quackenbush family."

IS JOHN SNIDER A LOYALIST?
Jesse SNIDER was the great grandson of John SNIDER UE (1768 - ?) who landed at Adolphustown sometime before April 14, 1797. John settled in Ameliasburg, Prince Edward County, on June 14, 1809.
Source: email from Janet Skinner, Feb 18, 2006 - no source given

Reaction to above:
1. If John was born in 1768, he is essentially too young to have been involved in the War- unless he was something like a drummer boy. Chances are he is simply too young.
2. There are 3 John SNIDERS/SNYDERS on the "Executive Council List". Two are simply out of the area, but the third is in Ernestown Tp so the nearest to Adolphustown and Ameliasburgh of the three. However it is quite clear that John of Ernestown is a different man from John of Ameliasburgh - [see the notes below for him.]
3. The children of John of Ameliasburgh did not apply as SUEs or DUEs suggesting he is not a UE, but I have also seen that happen a time or two elsewhere.
On the basis of this, I suspect John SNIDER of Ameliasburgh is not a UE. Besides the John Snider of Ernestown did have a considerable family who applied.
Source: email from Peter Johnson, UE, President of the UEL Assoc of Canada

FAMILY - see my WorlConnect file for more
JOHN SNIDER died Bef. 14 Oct 1828 in Ameliasburgh, PEC.  He married JANNETJE QUACKENBUSH 09 Feb 1792 in Rockland Co., NY. 
Children of JOHN SNIDER and JANNETJE QUACKENBUSH are:
2.                i.    HENRY2 SNIDER.  [See his will and details below]
                  ii.    MARY SNIDER.
                 iii.    GEORGE SNIDER.
                 iv.    PETER SNIDER.
3.               v.    DAVID SNIDER, b. Abt. 1813, Canada; d. Frankford, ON; Quaker Cemetery.
              vi. John Snider . b. 6 Aug 1828 Ameliasburgh, d 14 Aug 1898 Ameliasburgh m. Lucy Jane Frederick b. 10 Sep 1828, d. 20 Nov 1894, Ameliasburgh. dau Martin Frederick., res Ameliasburgh.
                   Note: Attaching John above is still speculative but reasonable. We are working on it.
 
MARRIAGE - Possible
# 983
John Snyder of New Hempstead
Jannetje Quackenbush [Quackenboss] of New Hempstead
February 9, 1792 [married]
Source: MARRIAGE RECORDS OF THE DUTCH REFORMED CHURCHES  OF  TAPPAN  AND  CLARKSTOWN, ROCKLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK *1694 - 1831
As prepared by George H. Budke from the translation by Rev. David Cole, Dutch Door Genealogy, http://www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com/dutch_reformed_church_marriage_records_tappan_clarkstown_new_york.html

ADOLPHUSTOWN CENSUS
1796: Not present
1797: John Snidar, 1 men, 2 women, 1 female, 2 males, total 6
1799: John Snidar, 1 men, 1 women, 1 female, 2 males, total 5
1800: John Snyder, 1 men, 2 women, 1 female, 2 males, total 6
1801: John Snider, 1 men, 2 women, 2 female, 2 males, total 7
1802: Jno Snyder, 1 men, 1 women, 2 female, 3 males, total 7
1803: Jn'n Snyder, 1 men, 2 women, 2 female, 2 males, total 7
1804: John Snider, 1 men, 1 women, 3 female, 2 males, total 7
1805: John Snyder, 1 men, 2 women, 3 female, 2 males, total 8
1806: John Snyder, 1 men, 1 women, 4 female, 2 males, total 8
1807: John Snyder, 1 men, 1 women, 4 female, 2 males, total 8
1808: John Snyder, 1 men, 1 women, 5 female, 3 males, total 10
1809: John Snyder, 6 men, 3 women, total 9
1810 - 1822: Not present - assume he moved to Ameliasburgh at this time.
Source: Adolphustown (Ont.) Alt. author: Ontario. Bureau of Industries, Adolphustown Census, 1792-1849, Toronto: Ontario Dept. of Agriculture, 1899. 

ADOLPHUSTOWN LAND
I checked "Land Transfers Adolphustown 1797-1999" by Lois Davis O'Hara published in 2001. It appears to be transcriptions of the land transactions from the Crown onwards. There is no John SNIDER in the index. When I think about it, it is not so surprising. Who's to say he owned land in Adolphustown? Many were there for a few years and moved on, no doubt without owning any property.
Source: Peter Johnson UE, email Jan 2008

SECOND HEIR AND DEVISEE COMMISSION
[Note: these documents confirm that John Snider was in Upper Canada before 1797 and that he lived in Adolphustown before buying land in Ameliasburgh and that his assumed wife is named Jane - a derivative of Jannetje.]
20 May 1816, John Snider of Ameliasburgh, yeoman, claims the E1/2 of Lot 65 in First Con of Ameliasburgh including the Broken Front – original nominees John Pickle and John Pencil.
14 July 1815, York, search of Surv Gen Office shows that John Pickle and John Pencil are entered in the Quebec Plan for Ameliasburgh for the above lot. 50 acres each.
24 Feb 1797 John Pickle of Fredericksburgh, Lennox, for 12 10 shillings Halifax, received, to John Schneider of Adolphustown the Westernmost Half of the Eastern Half of lot 65 in the Seventh Township containing 50 acres. [Witnesses] Bruine Hough   Andrew Loyst [signed] John Pickle
13 Sep 1802 John and Jane Snider do sign over the within obligation to David Miller [witness] John Van Skiver
29 Jun 1816 John Pickle of Fredericksburgh yeoman saith that his late father John Pickle sold the within lands to John Snider ……
13 June 1815 Mary Ann Pickel [sic} widow of the late John Pickel of Fredericksburgh saith that her husband died more than twelve years ago and that her husband left a will but that no part of the land claimed by her son John Pickel were devised as this deponent believes by the said will, that John Pickel the claimant is the eldest son that the deponent has three daughters and one son beside the claimant John Pickel , and that it is near fifty years since the deponent was married to the late John Pickel and that the above five children are the whole of her family of the late John Pickel deceased.
15 Apr 1815 John Pickle of Fredericksburgh yeoman eldest son and heir at law of the late John Pickle deceased claims the West part of Lot 65 in the first con of Ameliasburgh containing 50 acres.
15 May 1797 John and Eve Pensil [sic] of Fredericksburgh for 12 10 shillings lawful money of this Province, received, to John Snyder of Adolphustown the Easternmost Half of the Eastern Half of lot 65 in the Seventh Township containing 50 acres [Witnesses] James N Nutt, Alexr Nichlson, John Dingman  John X Pencil  Eve X Pencil
29 Jun 1816 John Pencil Fredericksburgh yeoman, eldest son and heir at law of the late John Pencil maketh oath that his late father John Pencil and that John Snyder purchased the same from the late John Pencil
6 July 1816 #23 Notice, claim allowed except for the Broken Front
Source: Second Heir and Devisee Commission, RG 40-5, AO, MS657, reel 18, file 40-266

FIAT
Fiat 83, John Snider, Ameliasburgh, yeoman, claim #23, under Commission M July 1816, allowed E1/2 lot 65, Con front or 1st, Ameliasburgh, Att Gen # 2497, Att Gen date 16 Dec 1816, 2842C, privileged as UE by the Inspec Genl.
Source: Fiats Commission, RG 1-150-2-2, AO, MS693, reel 114, V90, p 14
Also [Fiats, Commission (v. 89) bundles 2801-3016, 1852-1854 Fiats, Commission (vs. 90-92) 1796-1854 Fiats (military emigrants (M. E.), v. 93) bundles 1-191, 1821-1824 FHL 1319910]

AMELIASBURGH ABSTRACT INDEX
Lot 65 Con 1
    16 Dec 1816 Crown to John West W1/2 100 acres
    19 Dec 1816 Crown to John Snider E1/2 100 acres
    23  Feb 1841 reg 16 Mar 1850 #150 B&S Jacob Bonter to Peter Lawrence E1/2
    27 Nov 1833 reg 14 Sep 1835 #2544 Will Asa Smith to Ira and John Smith E 1/2
Lot 68
    23 Mar 1863 Reg 23Mar 1863 #1321 Will James R Morden to John and Phoebe Way
Lot 69
    4 Mar 1820 Crown to Richard Morden 166 acres W 3/4
Source: Ameliasburgh, Abstract Index, Bk 3, AO, GSU 198139

TOWNSHIP PAPERS
Relating to July 1816 claim on E 1/2 of lot 65, Con 1. States twice that John Snider is "Privileged as UE" and thus did not pay the Patent Fee as did John Post on his similar claim for the W 1/2 of the lot.
Source: Township Papers, Ameliasburgh, RG 1-58, AO, MS 658, reel 12, 86-88

INTESTATE PAPERS
4 Oct 1828, An inventory of the late John Snider by John West and David Sprung, Ameliasburgh.
14 Oct 1828, Henry Snyder, Ameliasburgh, yeoman, Mathew Benson and Andrew Quakenbush of Fredericksburgh, yeoman are bound unto 200 to Sir Peregrine Maitland on conditions that Henry Snyder, Administrator of the estate of John Snyder of Ameliasburgh, deceased, to make an inventory on or before 14 Apr next [1829] and saith that John Snyder died without a will and will pay all the debts  .....
Source: Surrogate Court Records, Frontenac Co, Kingston, Estate Files, RG 22-159, AO, MS 887, reel 1089, John Snider, copy emailed to me by Mark Davenport

WILL - Henry Snider, 1830
11 Dec 1830, a memorial of the will of Henry Snider of the Township of Ameliasburgh in the County of Prince Edward being weak in body ... first I give .. to my beloved wife Katherine Snider an equal division will all my lawful children of all my real and personal ... after my debts are paid ... to my sisters [sic] May [or Mary] and three? daughters twenty five dollars each when they become of age .. an order my executors to pay Brother David one hundred pounds when he becomes of age in land or cash as the executors may think best .to be raised from my estate . I also give to Daniel Spencer one yoak [sic] of oxen and clothing when he becomes of age, if he remains with my wife and conducts himself well .. and lastly to my beloved James Peter Mary and John and should there be any more of my lawful heirs an equal division of my estate ... and my beloved wife to have possession of the farm she now resides on until the youngest becomes of age for the support and educating of my heirs  .. the lease [sic] hundred acres of Lot 75 to be purchased or leased again by my executors out of my estate if possible ... hereby appoint Peter Snider, George Snider and Philo Noble as my lawful Executors. Witnessed by Philo Noble, ?? Evanson, Martin Frederick and Rinard Quackenbush all of the Township of Ameliasburgh and Peter Snider is required to register the will
8 Dec 1831, Peter Snider registered the will, in presence of Francis H Smith, George Snider and [signed] Peter Snider, James Cotter Registrar
13 Dec 1831 oath by Francis H Smith of Hallowell one of the subscribing witnesses (#1852)

8 Feb 1831 - I Christopher Widmer of York do certify that Henry Snider one of the executors of the estate of the late John Snider, hath paid ...all such sums of money .. owing upon a mortgage made by the said John Snider to one bearing the date 14 Jan 1826, registered  7 March 18 following [1826], require an entry of such payment ... 8 Feb 1831. Witnesses Franklin Metcalf and John F Miller, signed C Widmer (#1853)
Note: This will names Hnery's wife as Catherine and his children James, Peter, mary and John and his brother David, sister Mary and links George and Peter who are his brothers.
Source: copy emailed from Mark Davenport, FHL 198134, #1852 and 1853

28 Jan 1831, Henry Snider of Ameliasburgh, ..... Peter Snider and George Snider, executors ..  (page 108, No 41)
Source: Surrogate Court, Frontenac, Index to Wills 1858 - 1891, Register books, 1821-33, AO, GS 2, reel 40 - middle

WILL - Catherine (Quackenbush) Snider, wife of Henry above - 1848
26 Jan 1848 - A memorial to be registered  of the last will and testament of Catherine Snider, late of the Township of Ameliasburgh in the Prince Edward District widow deceased in the following .... my soul unto God and my body unto a Christian burial ... to my eldest son James Snider twenty five pounds in land or cash as my executors may judge best .. and secondly to my daughter Mary Frederick twenty five pounds in land or cash and thirdly to my third son Henry Snider twenty five pounds in land or cash and if he should decesae this life without lawful heirs his part to be divided with his two brothers and Mary Frederick and lastly to my second son John Snider all that shall remain of my real or personal property after my lawyers bill is paid .... hereby appoint George Snider and John Wood to be my lawful executors ...  [signed] Nicholas Carter and Martin Frederick  Catherine X Snider
28 Feb 1849 - Said will is witnessed by Nicholas Carter and Martin Frederick both of Ameliasburgh Township yeomen .. this memorial is required to be registered by John Snider one of the devisees
[signed] William his X C Mabee?, Martin Frederick, Almen Bristel [Bristol?]
Source: copy emailed from Mark Davenport, FHL 198142, #96

WILL INDEX pre 1859
Book D Index
John Snider, 158
John Snider, 176
Book D
No 158, pg 85, John Snider of Ernestown that his will was proved and committed to John Asselstine and John Snider, executors, 8 Jul 1842
No 176, pg 105, John Snider of Camden that his will was proved and committed to George Simmons and Henry McLean, executors, 20 Oct 1845
Index to Books E and F (1852-58) have no Sniders listed.
Source: Surrogate Court, Frontenac, Probate Book D, Index, RG 22-156, 1833-51, AO, MS 887, reel 1086

WILL INDEX
Jeremiah Snider 15
Jacob Snider 281
Mary Ann Snider 1198
Source:Surrogate Court, Frontenac, Index to Wills 1858 - 1891, AO, GS 2, reel 40 - yet to be checked
Source: Surrogate Court Records, Frontenac Co, Kingston, Wills, RG 22-159, AO, GS 1, reel 1224 - can't find the will

WILL REGISTER
? ?? 1814, Peter Quackenbush, Fredericksburgh ..... Mary Quackenbush executrix,  (page 6)
? ?? 1814, Peynard? Quackenbush, Fredericksburgh ..... Mary Quackenbush executrix,  (page 7)
Source:Surrogate Court, Frontenac, Index to Wills 1858 - 1891, Register books, 1814-19, AO, GS 2, reel 40 - middle

LORAIN SNIDER
[James Snider, son of Henry who is a son of John and Jannetje Snider.]
23 Jan 1827, Adolphustown, that Lorain Snider of Ameliasburgh is the daughter of John Mordan and is married to James R Snyder [sic] and never received lands and prays for 200 acres.
7 Feb 1832 referred to Inspector General
The name of John Morden [sic] of Ameliasburgh is not on the UE list – if he did not live in Ameliasburgh where did he settle? Answer; formerly of Niagara and UE.
3 May 1832 in Council, recommended.
Source: Snider, Lorraine (Mordan), Ameliasburgh, 1827, UCLP S17/63, V467, C-2817
Source for Grant: OLRI, granted W1/2 of lots 6 and 7, Con 9, Madoc, 3 May 1832, DUE, RG 1 C13, V83, 103

JOHN SNIDER of HALLOWELL, 1799-1879
My ancestor is John Snider born in Dutchess County in 1799 as per death register signed by his son Hiram (Huram) Snider and he (John that is) died in 1879 in Hallowell Township, Prince Edward County. Hiram was born in 1826 Ameliasburg had a son Stephen born in 1844. It is peculiar, but for about 20 years in the 1860's the family moved up to Percy Township Northumberland County and lived beside and worked with a Henry Snider who is buried in Norham Cemetery, Warkworth, died at 90 years of age. They followed the lumber mills. Who is John Snider connected to?
Source: email. Shane Snider, 5 July 2013


 
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2. Sniders of Ernestown and area

Abraham Snyder, wife Rachael Amey DUE, of Jonas Amey
MARRIAGE
Abraham Snider, Ernest Town; Rachel Amey, same, 18 NOV., 1788
John Stover, Peter Snider, Elizabeth Snider.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site
 
PETITION
22 Feb 1791, Rachel Snyder, alias Amey, dau of Jonas Amey late private in Loyal Rangers, married to Abraham Snyder, prays 200 acres as DUE in tenth township. Granted
Source: Snyder, Rachel, Kingston, 1791 UCLP, S Misc/222, V494, C-2832
 
MARRIAGE – WITNESS?
Silas Nichols, Ernest Town; Elizabeth Heather, same, 3 May, 1797
Ruth Brisco, Susanah Martin, Amos Martin, Thos. Fraser, A. Snider.
 
Theopholus Lockwood, Ernest.; Sarah Amey, same, 14 Nov., 1811
John Amey, Joseph Lockwood, Rachael Snider.
 
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site.
 
Isaac Snider, Ernestown
PETITION
11 Dec 1792, Adolphustown, Isaac Snider already drawn 100 acres in the Second Tp, County of Addington and prays for 100 acres more in same Tp.granted.
Source: Isaac Snider, Adolphustown, 1792, UCLP, S Misc/214, V494, C-2832
 
MARRIAGE –WITNESS
Samuel Peters, Ernest Town; Elizabeth Perry, same, 16 Aug., 1795
Ely Peters, Isaac Snyder, Gernay Wees, Lydia Gordiner.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site

ERNESTOWN ABSTRACT
Lot 21, Con 1
    5 Nov 1803 Crown to Simon Snider 100 acres W 1/2   
    18 Nov 1819 Crown to Nicholas Amey 100 acres E 1/2
    28 Jan 1808 reg 28 Mar 1815 #311 QC Zach Snider et all to Jeremiah Snider W 1/2
    30 Jan 1818 reg 25 Mar 1818, #345 deed Jeremiah Snider to Jos Amey W side and BF
Source: Ernestown Abstract Index, Lennox and Addington, AO, GSU 198115
   
JOHN SNIDER
PETITION
27 Jan 1818, AdolphusTown, John Snyder of Ernestown is the son of John Snyder, Loyalist, has attained age of 21 and never received lands prays for 200 acres [signed] Simon Snider
27 Jan 1818 John Snyder was recognized by the Magistrates that he is the son of John Snyder of Ernestown, UE Loyalist who retained his Loyalty during the War …..
27 Jan 1818, John Snider maketh oath  …. John X Snider
12 Feb 1818, John Schneider is on the UE list.
27 Feb 1818 recd in Council, granted
Warrant 2161
entered Land Book T page 297
Source: Ernestown, 1818, UCLP, S11/118, V457, AO, C-2811
Source: Ernestown, 1822, UCLP, S14/30

JESSUPS
Jno SNIDER in 1783 aged 19 in Capt. Jones's Coy. (Jessup's) Loyal Rangers, so born c1764
Source: email from peter Johnson, UE, president, UEL Assoc of Canada

John Snider UE, wife Elizabeth Amey DUE
PETITION
July 1789, Kingston, John Snyder, soldier late Loyal Rangers, wife and one child has received 100 acres and wishes 400 acres total, prays at a little lake behind 2nd Township.
Source: Snyder, John, Kingston, 1789, UCLP, S Misc/218, V494, C-2832
 
PETTITION
22 Feb 1791, Kingston, Elizabeth Snyder, alias Amey, dau of Nicholas Amey, late private in Loyal Rangers, married to John Snyder, prays for 200 acres in Seventh Township as DUE, granted.
Source: Snyder, Elizabeth, 1791, UCLP, S Misc/213. V494, C-2832
 
MARRIAGE - WITNESS
Christian Abrams, Ernest Town; Evah Amie, same, 12th Feb., 1788
Henry Finkle, Paul Comer, Elizabeth Snider.
 
Abraham Snider, Ernest Town; Rachel Amey, same, 18 NOV., 1788
John Stover, Peter Snider, Elizabeth Snider.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930, Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site
 
PETITION
Recd 5 Mar 1817, request to settle problems with land that John Snider and John Port were assigned on Lot 65, Con 1, Ameliasburgh.
Source: Snider, John and John Port, Ameliasburgh, 1817, UCLP, S11/32, V457, C-2811

WILL - JOHN SNIDER ERNESTOWN
8 Jul 1842, John Asselstine and John Snider yeomen, both of Ernestown swear that the attached Will is that of John Snider of Ernestown.
19 Feb 1840 (very hard to read) will of John Snider, of Ernestown ...  to my wife Elizabeth Snider ..   my son Nicholas Snider the sum of 5 pounds  ... to my sons Abraham Snider, Simon Snider, John Snider, Peter Snider, George Snider, Edward Snider, and daughters Sarah Babcock, Mary Wood, Susannah Hartman and Rebecca Hartman?... ???? ....  to my grand daughter Martha Ann Snider the E 1/2 of lot 42, Con 5 Camden Tp and that Hiram Snider and Martha Ann Snider get the lands when they come of age. ... and if they be without issue then I devise the said lot to my sons and daughters Abraham Snider, Simon Snider, John Snider, Peter Snider, George Snider, Edward Snider, Sarah Babcock, Mary Hood?, Susannah Hartman and Rebecca Hartman? ...   I assign my friend John Assestine and my son John Snider to be my executors
Source: Surrogate Court Records, Frontenac Co, Kingston, Wills, RG 22-159, AO, GS 1, reel 1224
No 158, pg 85, John Snider of Ernestown that his will was proved and committed to John Asselstine and John Snider, executors, 8 Jul 1842
Source: Surrogate Court, Frontenac, Probate Book D, Index, RG 22-156, 1833-51, AO, MS 887, reel 1086

Mark [MARCUS] Snider UE, Ernestown?
PETITION
27 July 1789, Kingston, Mark Snyder, soldier in late Corps of Loyal Rangers, entitled to 400 acres, has received 350 acres, prays for balance near little lake back of 2nd Township.
Source: Snyder, Mark, Kingston, 1789 UCLP, S Misc/220, V494, C-2832

Mary (Miller) Snider, DUE, Ernestown
?

PETITION
22 Mar 1791, Kingston, Mary Snyder, alias Miller, dau of Jacob Miller, late adjutant in the Loyal Rangers, prays for 200 acres as DUE in the tenth township. Granted.
Source: Snyder, Mary, Kingston, 1791 UCLP, S Misc/221, V494, C-2832

Peter Snider

MARRIAGE - WITNESS
Abraham Snider, Ernest Town; Rachel Amey, same, 18 NOV., 1788
John Stover, Peter Snider, Elizabeth Snider.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site

SIMON SNIDER

PETITION
23 Jan 1822, Simon Snyder, Ernestown,  son of Abraham Snider of Ernestown UE Loyalist has never received land and has attained the age of 21 …
22 Mar 1824 certify that Simon Snyder has taken the oath of allegiance … Thomas markland
7 Apr 1824, recommende ofr 200 acres
Source: Ernestown, 1822, UCLP, S14/30, V463, C-2814
 
Tobias Snider UE, wife Christine Sonrine DUE, Ernestown?
PETTITION
19 Apr 1789, Kingston, Christian Snyder alias Sonrine, step dau of Herns Navelin, late private in the 53rd Regt, married to Tobias Snyder, prays for 200 acres as DUE, granted.
Source: Snyder, Christian (Sonrine), 1791, UCLP, S Misc/212. V494, C-2832
 
PETITION
19 Apr 1791, Kingston, Tobias Snyder, late private in 53rd Regt, has rec'd 100 acres and prays that his 200 acres be assigned him in seventh township.Granted.
Source: Snyder, Tobias, Kingston, 1791, UCLP, S Misc/223, V494 C-2832
 
SON and DAUGHTER
Ernest Hinrich, son Tobias and Christine Snider, Marysburgh, July 13, 1788
Sophy Elizabeth, dau. Tobias and Christine Snider, Fredericksburgh, Oct. 17, 1790
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site
 
MARRIAGE – WITNESS
Frederick Cromar, Marysburgh, bachelor, and Marie Neevolt, Fredericksburgh, spinster
September 18, 1791 Ernest Noebling, Robert Middleton, Tobias Snider.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site

Zachariah Snider, UE, Ernestown
PETITION
22 Mar 1791, Kingston, Zachariah Snyder, late private in the Loyal Rangers, has rec'd 100 acres and prays that his 200 acres be assigned him in the tenth township. Granted
Source: Snyder, Zachariah, Kingston, 1791, UCLP, S Misc/226, V494 C-2832
 
PETITION
13 June 1810, York, Request to Surveyors to clarify - Zachariah Snyder on the Quebec Plan was granted E 1/2 Lot 27, 3rd Con, Ernestown.
Source: Snyder, Zachariah, Ernestown, 1810, UCLP, S9/136, V455, C-2810
 
PETITION
24 Jan 1818, Ernestown, Zachariah Snyder, Tp Ernestown, was born in the Province (now state) of New York that he enlisted in the first battalion of His Majesty's Royal Regt of New York under the command of Sir John Johnston that he was afterwards exchanged into Colonel Jessup Corps he served until it was disbanded in 1783 when your petitioner came to this province and settled in the Township of Ernestown where he has resided ever since. Prays to have his name entered in the UE List. so that your petitioners children may receive land. Ordered to be inserted on the UE list (173)
15 Jan 1818, Ernestown, we the subscribers certify that we have been acquainted with Zachariah Snyder of Ernestown  during the American Rebellion that he served as a private soldier in Colonel Jessup's Corps and came to this township in 1784 and has resided here ever since. [signed] James Parrot late Lieut in Loyal Rangers, Juis Hicken, Nicholas Amey, Henderick Baker, Jacob Miller, John Snider (173a)
Source: Snyder, Zachariah, Ernestown, 1813, UCLP, S11/173, V457A, C- 2812
 
SECOND GENERATION
Mary Snider marries Nicholas Amey 1811
MARRIAGE and WITNESS in second marriage
Nicholas Amey, Ernest Town; Mary Snider, same, 10 Mar., 1812
Nicholas Snider, John Snider, Rachael Snider, Sarah Snider.
 
Peter Amey, Ernest Town; Mary Baker, same, 28 Nov., 1811
Nicholas Amey, Peter Baker, Mary Amey, Mary Snider.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site
 
Rebecah Snider
MARRIAGE – WITNESS
Jas. Barrett, Loborough; Debrah Peters, Ernestown, 26 Oct., 1812
Jesse Barret, William Bundy, Rebecah Snyder, Prudence Barret.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site
 
Rachael Snider marries John Abraham 1814
MARRIAGE
"Dec. 23, 1814, John Abraham and Rachel Snider, 'both of this
township,' [Ernest Town] by license, by me, R. Pollard, curate, and miss'y."
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site
 
Jonas Snider marries Helen 1816
MARRIAGE
"Married on Thursday, 9th day of May, 1816, Jonas Snyder and
Helen Snyder, both of Ernest Town, after the publication of
Banns by me, George O'Kill Stewart.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site
 
?? Snider
MARRIAGE
"Married Thursday, the 23rd day of May, 1816, James Parrot & ??
Snyder, by license, by me, George O'Kill Stewart.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site


 
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3. Sniders of Glengarry County down to Frontenac Co.

Jacob Snider SUE, Glengarry, son of Simon Snyder, married Catherine Cole??
PETITION
29 Oct 1793, Jacob Snyder, Lancaster Tp, Glengarry Co, son of Simon Snyder, Loyalist, having reached age of 21, prays for 200 acres. Granted. On the fold the authorities have recorded Jacob Snyder, age 22, as the son of Jacob Snyder UE.
Source: Snyder, Jacob, Adolphustown, 1793 UCLP, S Misc/217, V494, C-2832
 
MARRIAGE (Same man??)
Jacob Snider, Ernest.; Catharine Cole, Adolphus. 15 Dec., 1793
Jacob Storms, Barnard Cole, Rebecca Sager.
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site

Margaret Snider DUE, dau Philip Shaver, GrEnville
PETITION
20 Aug 1793, County of Granville, Margaret Snyder dau of Philip Shaver who joined the Royal Standard prays for 200 acres.
Source: Snyder, Margaret, 1791, Kingston, S Misc/219, V494, C-2832

Michael Snider or Taylor, UE, Kingston, wife Sarah??
PETITION
Rec'd 2 Mar 1807, Michael Snyder or Taylor of the Township of Kingston, yeoman, formerly of Capt White's Company of Militia in New York, joined the Royal Standard during the American War and and came to this Province with Captn Grass and has resided at Kingston ever since, has drawn 100 acres and prays for 200 acres in addition and permit Alan Mackeur to take out the patent. Granted 12 May 1808. (10)
22 July 1807, Surveyors Office, York, Report upon the petition of Michael Snyder otherwise Michael Taylor, that the name Michael Taylor has been entered upon the Quebec Plan for Kingston for one half Lot 16, 3rd Concession, for 100 acres. .... do not find any other location for Michael Snyder or Taylor. Chewett V Ridout, Acct Surveyor  Genl (10b and c)
15 Oct 1806, Midland Dist Quarter Session that Michael Snyder otherwise Taylor of Township of Kingston appeared before and swore that he came to Upper Canada as early as 1784 and hath resided there ever since. Sworn to be true by George Harpel. (10d and e)
25 Jan 1808, Kingston, Michael Snider appeared before Joshua Booth, JP and maketh oath that he belonged to Captain Wite [sic] of the militia in New York in  1779 and served till the end of the War.(10f)
Source: Snyder, Michael, Kingston, 1807, UCLP, S9/10, V454, C-2810
 
DAUGHTER?
Betsy, dau. Michael and Sarah Snider, Adolphustown, Mar. 23, 1789
Source:  Rev John Langhorn, ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Papers and Records, Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899, Reprinted in 1930., Pages 14-70, Bill Martin's web site
 
William Snider UE, Edwardsburgh
PETITION
6 July 1790, Edwardsburgh, William Snyder of the Loyalists, is entitled to 2000 acres as a Reduced Ensign  - has received 800 acres in the Tp of Edwardsburgh and prays for 1200 acres on two different lots on a neck of land between the south and west branches of the Rideau River (being Lot No 1? from branch to branch and Lot 19 on the West branch) and 50 acres on the said neck reserved for town lot. Referred.
Source: Snyder, William, Edwardsburgh, 1790, UCLP, S Misc/224, V494 C-2832
 
William Snider, UE, Matilda
PETITION
5 Oct 1790, Matilda, William Snyder, Volunteer in His Majesty's Corps of Loyal Rangers, prays for 200 cares. Granted.
Source: Snyder, William, Matilda, 1790, UCLP, S Misc/225, V494 C-2832



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4. Sniders of York Township

See also these two different Snider websites. I thank Patricia (Snider) Armstrong who altered me to these sites.
  1. Snider Family, descendants of Martin Snider.
  2. Snider Family
Martin Snider UE, New Brunswick till 1811, York
PETITION
27 Jan 1819, York, Martin Snyder, the elder, township of York, is a native of Pennsylvania, was taken prisoner by the rebels during the American Rebellion and condemned to suffer death on account of his adherence to the Royal Cause. That having after obtaining a conditional reprieve made his escape, he joined His Majesty's army and served four years in the 1st Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers. At the peace of 1783 your petitioner settled in New Brunswick where he was appointed to an Ensigncy in the militias and resided till about 8 years ago. That he has not received any land from the Crown in this Province having come in too late to receive his Military Allowance. That he is desirous to receive a grant for improvement on payment of the usual fees. That he has a family of a wife and 9 children of whom 7 are boys and that he has other means to enable him to improve land. Martin X Snyder Senr. Granted 200 acres.
Source: Snyder, Martin, York, 1819, UCLP, S11/272, V458, C-2812
Note: Martin is listed in Esther Clark Wright's standard work on the Loyalists in NB and he is NOT on the Executive Council List of Upper Canada

PETITION
27 Jan 1819, York, Martin Snyder the younger of Township of York, yeoman, is a native of New Brunswick, son of Martin Snyder in the service of His Majesty during  the American Rebellion has resided in this Province nearly 8 years  that he is upwards of 21 years and has never received land prays for land. Granted, LB J, 554
Source: Snider, Martin, York, 1819, UCLP, S11/273, V458, C-2812

LAND BOOK
Martin Snyder, S272, Praying for a grant of land, granted two hundred acres. Note: No mention of UE status.
Martin Snyder Junr, S273, Praying for a grant of land as a settler, granted two hundred acres
Source: Snider Martin Jr, LB J, 1816-19, p. 554, pencil 272 dated 10 Feb 1819 , C-103

PETITION
1 Dec 1819, York, Jacob and Martin Snider Junior, drew Lot 2 in 2nd Con East Side of Centre Road, Township of Toronto, Martin on the E 1/2 and Jacob on the W 1/2, that the west end of the lot is cedar swamp and prays that the lot me severed in two on an east west line and they may perform his settlement duties on the each half. [signed] Jacob Snider for himself and Martin Snider the younger. [backside] It is the wish of the brothers .... granted and entered in Book K, p 323
Source: Snider, Martin and Jacob, Toronto, 1819, UCLP, S12/281, V459, C-2813

LAND BOOK
3 Dec 1819, request granted. Note: no mention of brothers being SUE.
Source: Martin Snyder, LB K, 1819-20, p 323, AO, C-103

MARTIN SNIDER FAMILY BIBLE
[Note: the death dates are in a different hand suggesting the birth entries were written before 1869.]
Family Record
Snider - Armstrong
Martin Snider born in Pennsylvannia 1748, died 1828
Sarah Armstrong born Oct 2 1771 New York State, died Aug 7 1869
Married
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Issue
x Jacob Snider born May 6. 1790
x Elizabeth Snider born January 17. 1793
x Mary Snider born July 26. 1795
x Martin Snider born Decemeber 18 1797, died Dec 19/75
x John Snider born February 19. 1799, died Dec 19/76
x William Snider born June 16. 1802
x Amy Snider born April 25. 1804
x Sarah Snider born September 1st. 1807
x= Thomas Snider born April 26th 1810
= George Snider born January 31st 1813
= Elias Snider born March 23rd 1815
x New Brunswick
= Upper Canada

Family Record
Snider - McCready
Jacob Snider born May 6th 1790, died June 20/75
Rachel Snider (McCready) born April 3rd 1795
Married May 7th 1815
Issue
William Henry Snider born May 20. 1816
Emma Snider born March 31st 1818
Martin Snider born August 13th 1820
Charles Snider born October 19. 1822
Mary A Snider born April 7. 1825
Silas Snider born October 9. 1827
Jacob Snider born February 9. 1830
Isabella Snider born July 21st 1832
Albert G Snider born April 21st 1835
(all born at Eglington Upper Canada)

Another Pioneer Gone
Masonic Funeral
On Snuday,[sic], 20th June, 1875, the remains of the late Jacob Snider, Esq., were conveyed from his late residence, Eglington, York Township, to the Necropolis, Toronto, followed by an immense procesion of sorrowing relations and friends. The deceased was a son of Martin Snider, a UE Loyalist, and was born in New Brunswick in May 1790; emigrated to Canada in 1811, and shortly after this, the war of 1812 broke out, when he was found reproducing the history of his fathers career in 1776, by taking arms at the call of his country and his Sovereign. He was married in 1815, and was consigned to his last resting place by a numerous family of children grand and great grandchildren. The deceased became a member of the order of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of New Brunswick, in the year 1811, and at the time of his death was one of the oldest Masons in Canada; he was an honorary member of St Andrews Lodge, Eglington, and was buried by the craft with Masonic honours. The St Andrew's and York Lodges being present. The church funeral service by the Rev. J. Learoyd, Wesleyan minister of the Yonge Street South Circuit, and the usual impressive and solemn Masonic service was conducted by R. W. Bro. Stephens, D.D.G.M. [Printed eulogy]
Source:  The above Bible and funeral material was emailed to me by Janet Skinner, May 2008, and she wrote that it comes from loose papers inserted in "The Willson Bible that was given to my mother, Ruby Snider, when it was discovered in the wall of a building during some renovations. It was given to her because of the Snider papers and she in turn, passed it on to me. When I moved to Vancouver Island in 1994, I gave it to the Toronto Branch of the UEL Association [Note: It is there in 2009]. The Bible is from the family of Arthur Lawrence Willson M.A. and Sarah Adeline Mitchell married October 1st, 1863 by the Rev Wellington Jeffers."

1753 BIRTH YEAR
It's important to note that Loyalist Martin Snider's gravestone in the Pioneer Cemetery in Willowdale, gives his age at the time of his death in 1828, as 75 years, making his birth year 1753. This is in keeping with the marriage date of his parents, Johann Jacob Schneider and Maria Magdalena Lang/Long: Nov. 12, 1751 at Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran church, PA. This marriage record was only discovered in October, 2001, when I visited Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton Co. PA with descendants of Martin's brother, Elias Snider. Distant cousin Sandra Thorne and her husband Richard, are both accredited genealogists and live in Hampton, NB. It was Sandra who located the marriage record, with the help of our Northampton Co. researcher, Richard Musselman.
Source: Patricia Snider Armstrong, email, Jan 2009


 
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5. Sniders of Ancaster

JACOB SNIDER AND SAVILLA SNIDER - Janice Sly's puzzle

My gggrandfather Jacob Snider b. 1782 MD or PA- died 1855 MI who married Savilla Snider in Canada by 1820 who was a daughter of Michael Snider in the Halton area. This lineage is listed in the Annals of the Forty (Grimsby Hist. Assn, volume 8 pages 61-65) and also in the Crowell Smith papers. I am not sure at this point who Jacob's father was but the family “guess” that has been somewhat recorded would lead to a Martin Snider.
Source: emails from Janice Sly of Florida.

MICHAEL SNIDER AND CATHERINE RUSSEL  and their children and grandchildren and is from the Crowell Smith papers below..

Crowell Smith Papers
Crowell Smith of Southcote, Ontario, (b. 27 May 1827, d. 1907) in 1895 set out to collect all descendants of John Smith and Anne Roy of Ancaster. His family group sheets have survived and a finished work was never published. The information below is taken from a film of the over 200 pages.
Source: Crowell Smith papers, Gordon Pub. Co., 1979, TRL, S664 S664 (film)
 
Legend:            (10,5,5) means (10 children, 5 boys, 5 girls), etc.
                        All Concession and lot information is in Ancaster.
 
Page 168
Michael Snider, d 4 Feb 1826, m. Catherine Russel (6,3,3)
Children:
David Snider (10,5,5) m. Eliza Marlette
John Snider (8,4,4) m. Jane Hunter
Frederick Snider (10,3,7) m. Margaret Hunter
Catherine Snider (4,2,2) Wm Grothorpe
Elizabeth Snider (3,1,2) John Foresythe
Savilla Snider (6,2,4) m. (1) Shaw, (2) Jacob Snider
 
David Snider (10,5,5) m. Eliza Marlette
Children:
Michael (4,3,1) (farm location to faint to read)
Joseph Snider (5,2,3)
Samuel Snider (5,3,2) (farm location to faint to read)
David Snider ((1,1,-)
Rachael Snider (5,3,2) (farm location to faint to read)
Elizabeth Snider (-,-,-) (farm location to faint to read)
Ann (4,-,4)
Lydia (5,4,1)
Sarah
Infant
 
Page 168R (reverse of 168)
John Snider (8,4,4) m. Jane Hunter
Children:
David Snider
Frederick Snider
John Snider (6,3,3)
James Snider
Mary Snider (4,1,3)
Elizabeth (5,3,2)
Catherine (2,-,2)
Margaret (4,2,2)
 
Frederick E? Snider (10,3,7), buried Con 2, lot 45; d. Con 3, Lot Page 38; m. Margaret Hunter
Children
George Snider, b. 29 Dec 1816, (7,7,-), born Con 3, lot 38, married Con 2, lot 32
Mary Snider, b. 26 Nov 1818, (1,-,1)
Alphine Snider, b. 17 Nov 1820, (6,3,3), married Con 2, lot 32
Jane Snider, b. 1 Feb 1823
Catherine Snider, b. 26 Mar 1825, (2,-,2), married Con 3, lot 38
Susan Snider, b. 11 Jun 1827, (6,1,5), m Russel Olmstead Gage?
Sarah Snider, b. 30 Apr 1829, (3,1,2)
Frederick Snider, b. 23 Apr 1832, (3,1,2)
Margaret Snider, b. 1 May 1834
Esther Ann, b. 18 Sep 1836
 
Page 170
Catherine Snider (4,2,2) m.. Wm Grothorpe, born Con 3, Lot 38, m. Con 3, Lot 38
Children:
Michael Grothorpe
John
Eliza
Mary
 
Savilla Snider, (6,2,4) m. (1) Shaw, (2) Jacob Snider
Children:
John
Peter
Susannah
Margaret
Elizabeth
Savilla
 
Frederick E Snider, age  at death 76, b. 23 Apr 1823, d. 1902 or 8, (3,1,2) born Con 3, lot 38; m. Susannh Gould, d. 19 Jan 1902, buried Con 2, lot 45; died Hamilton 109 ??? St.
Children:
3 children indicated with no names recorded.
 

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6. Sniders of Niagara
Philip Snyder, Gainsborough, settler
PETITION
6 Apr 1819, York, petition of John Snyder, Adam Snyder and Joseph Snyder all of Gainsborough, yeomen, are all sons of Philip Snyder Sr of Gainsborough a settler from New Jersey about 25 years ago. That John was born in NJ is 32 years old has a wife and one child; Adam and Joseph were born in this province and are both upwards of 21 years of age and all are desirous to becomes settlers and pray for a settlers grant. Report states that Adam Snider of Gainsborough and John Snider of Barton had recently been granted 100 acres. If these are not two of the petitioners then they have not received land. To receive 100 acres.
Source: Snider, York, 1819, UCLP, S12/79, V459, C-2812

JACOB SNIDER and his wife
Jacob Snider in Esquesing Twp, Halton co. that borders on Trafalgar Twp - an obit traces that Jacob's lineage to Gainsborough Twp, Lincoln Co.to John Snyder there.

It is with deep regret that we are called upon to chronicle the death of Mrs. Jacob Snyder, a very old resident of Equesing… She was ill but a few days and died at the ripe age of 75 years. The deceased came, with her husband, from Lincoln Company about 50 years ago, and faced and overcame all the trials and difficulties evident to the early settlers. The deceased bore her full share of these, and lived and died respected by all who knew here. She was an earnest Christian, very regular in her attendance of the various religious services, and her home was a most welcome one to any who required food or shelter. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was very …attended. The six sons of the deceased, Eli, Action; William, Guelph; Henry, Walkerton; Adam, Mount Forest; Issac, Erin; and Robert of the homestead, acted as bearers of the corpse at the funeral, and the …
Source: emailed from Janice Sly, Obituary printed in Halton County’s Acton Free Press : 15 September 1881 (page 3,column 3)

Mr. Jacob Snyder—Another old resident in the person of Mr. Jacob Snyder was called to his rest on Saturday last, after a short illness at the age of 79 years. Mr. Snyder was born in the township of Gainesborough, Lincoln Co., Ont, on the 20th of May, 1808, where he grew to manhood. On the 14th May, 1829 he was joined in matrimony to Mary Zimmerman, of Clinton Township in the same county. In June 1830, they left the place of their birth and took up their residence in Erin, Wellington Co—then almost a wilderness—where they resided until 1844 when they removed to Esquesing, this county, and settled on what has always been known as Swackhammer’s Hill, at which place they spent the remainder of their lives. They were blessed with a family of twelve children—six sons and six daughters—ten of whom are still living. Their fiftieth wedding anniversary was celebrated two years ago last May, when a large number of friends gathered, and it was greatly enjoyed especially by the old people themselves. On 9th September last, Mrs. Snyder was removed by death after a short illness, and her untiring care and close attention was greatly missed by the old gentleman, who said he would soon follower her, and they would be again united in that better world, which wish was soon realized. They were among the pioneers of this vicinity and their removal will be deeply felt by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The family of deceased have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their loving parents.
Source: emailed from Janice Sly, Obituary printed in the Action Free Press, 23 February 1882 (page 3, column 3)



PETITIONS NOT EXAMINED

Source: Snider, George, Hallowell, UCLP, 1838, B21/127. V63, C-1633, see image 866
Source: Snider, Martin, Ernestown, 1835, UCLP, S19/28, V470, C-2818 end
Source: Snider, Martin, LB R, 1835-6, 51, (528 or S28 1835 pencilled in)
Source: Snider, Matthew, Sophiasburgh, 1816, UCLP,  S Leases/133, V491, C-2830
Source: Snider, Philip, Ernestown, 1803, UCLP, S6/18, V453, C-2808 end
Source: Tobias, Snider, Marysburgh, 1836, UCLP S22/50, V473a, C-2821

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