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Newton

Phillips

Pike

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Washington

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INTRODUCTION TO THE SNODGRASS SOURCE BOOKS

If it is SNODGRASS we continue to collect it! Please send items (with sources cited!) you want to share with our team and others to all four of us listed here :

Will Johnson E-mail:Wjhonson@aol.com

Paul D. Snodgrass, at The Snodgrass Clan Society
(Editor of The MACE since 1993) E-mail: search4u@msn.com

Charlou Dolan E-mail: charlou@compuserve.com
(To be added to Charlou's mailing list for her updates, email her)

Suzie Snodgrass Schoolcraft E-mail: snodgras@scci.net
vss - October 1999

ARKANSAS SOURCE BOOK

Created by Charlou Dolan
with annotations by V. S. Schoolcraft
and hyperlinking and more annotations by Will Johnson

STATEWIDE SOURCES CHECKED

CENSUS RECORDS
1840 - yes
1850 - yes
1860 - yes
1870 census index - yes
1880 soundex - yes [one unknown county was illegible on the soundex]
1900 soundex - yes
1910 miracode - yes
1920 soundex - yes

HISTORY & GENEALOGY
The Goodspeed Biographical & Historical Memoirs of ...
Eastern Arkansas (1890) yes (see Woodruff Co.)
Western Arkansas (1891) NS
Southern Arkansas (1890) yes (see Little River Co.)
Northeastern Arkansas (1891) NS

MILITARY RECORDS
Arkansas Confederate Veterans & Widows Pension Applications (Ingmire) yes
(see Garland, Nevada, Pulaski, & Saline Counties)
Arkansas Military Bounty Grants, War of 1812 (Christensen) yes
(see Arkansas, Phillips, & St. Francis Counties)

PERIODICALS
Hunting for Bears (Snodgrass Marriages in Arkansas) yes
Arkansas Family Historian, Ancestor Charts #1-855 - NS
Arkansas Family Historian
vol. 9 (1971) NS
vol. 15 (1977) NS
vol. 22 (1984) NS
vol. 14 (1976) yes (index to 1850 census of Franklin Co.)
vol. 16 (1978) yes (see Searcy Co.)
vol. 17 (1979) yes (see Boone Co. & Saline Co.)
vol. 18 (1980) yes (see Saline Co. & below)
vol. 20 (1982) yes (see Randolph Co.)
vol. 21 (1983) yes (see Pulaski Co.)
vol. 23 (1985) yes (see Garland Co. & Franklin Co.)

PROBATE RECORDS
Index to Wills & Administrations of Arkansas from the Earliest to 1900
(Stevenson & Westbrooke) yes (see Washington Co.)

VITAL RECORDS
Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992 (CD-6) yes (see Crawford, Franklin,
Garland, Hot Spring, Phillips, Randolph, Saline, Sebastian, &
Washington Cos.)
Marriages in Arkansas (Hunting for Bears) yes
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RECORDS

Roster of Confederate Soldiers:

Light Artillery
Key's Battery = Larkin Snodgrass

Cavalry, Harrell's Battalion
Co. D = J. M. Snodgrass

1st (Monroe's) Cavalry
Co. H = J. K. Snodgrass

11th Cavalry
Co. K = T. J. Snodgrass
[see pension application, Falls Co., TX]

Infantry, Cocke's Regiment
Co. G = Monroe Snodgrass

Infantry, Hardy's Regiment
Co. G = J. B. Snodgrass

2nd Infantry
New Co. E = T. J. Snodgrass

6th Infantry
New Co. F = J. C. Snodgrass

11th Infantry
Co. B = William P. Snodgrass
Co. I = T. J. Snodgrass

11th & 17th (Cons.) Infantry
Co. C = T. J. Snodgrass

12th Infantry
Co. G = Alex Snodgrass
Co. G = J. C. Snodgrass

19th (Dockery's) Infantry
Co. E = Frank Snodgrass, corporal

33rd Infantry
Co. H = Francis Snodgrass

7th Militia
Co. B = Jeff Snodgrass
Co. B = John Snodgrass
Co. B = Robert Snodgrass
[certificate #124,433; Siloam Springs, Benton Co.,
pension started Aug 1873; see 1880 Crawford Co]
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1980 -- Ark. Fam. Historian, vol. 18, page 156:
A book listing the descendants of two "SNODGRASS" Families has been compiled as a "finding list" by Q. A. Hardin, Drawer 2797, Fort Smith, AR 72913. Our thanks to the compiler for donating this book to our AGS Library. Section 1 is about "Some Descendants of David Snodgrass", of Washington Co., VA, 1780-1814. Section 2 is about "Some Descendants of John Snodgrass," Washington Co., VA. The descendants are listed alphabetically, and each name has an identifying coded Family Group Number.
It is the hope of Mr. Hardin that he will hear from other members of these families in order to establish connections between all Snodgrass Lineages. There are many pictures of the people listed. If anyone would like further information about a specific family group listed, they may contact Mr. Hardin and send $1 per family for group sheet. This is a unique method for obtaining further information about these family members.
[vss - 1998 - this was a book review - Gene Mr. Hardin is dec'd. Try contacting AGS by writing to Arkansas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 908, Hot Springs, AR 71902-0908]

[vss - Jan 2000 - Kinley C Hardin d/o Q. A. is also interested in genealogy]
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County List

ARKANSAS COUNTY
(formed 1813 as original county)

CENSUS RECORDS
1880 census - yes
1900 soundex - yes
1920 soundex - yes

MILITARY RECORDS
Arkansas Military Bounty Grants, War of 1812 (Christensen) yes

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RECORDS

1821 -- Military Bounty: Patented to Samuel Snodgrass, Warrant #958.
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Arkansas County Arkansas Marriage Records (1875-1889) Volume 2
Alice Snodgrass age 18 to H Meadows age 27 by Pleasant D Roberson Minister of God Book E page 371

1880 Arkansas Co AR Census
La Grew Twp., 1-3-14-50:
Louisa Snodgrass 38-F-VA/VA/VA
Johnny Snodgrass 2-M-AR/AR/AR son

1880 Arkansas Co AR Census
Old River Twp., page 1:
Jeptha? Snodgrass 30- -AL

1900 Arkansas Co AR Census
Lagrue Twp., 1-4-15-89:
James Snodgrass 46-M-IA Aug 1852
Olive Snodgrass 40-F-IA Jun 1859 wife
Bessie Snodgrass 12-F-IA Jan 1888 daughter
Hasel Snodgrass 10-F-IA Mar 1890 daughter
Sarah Snodgrass 6-F-AR Nov 1893 daughter
Ida Snodgrass 2-F-AR Jul 1897 daughter
[wj - see forward 1910 Laramie Co Wyoming]
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Stuttgart City, Gum Pond Twp., 1-8-5-46, page 84, #101/114:
Alfred E. Snodgrass 47-M-IN/IN/IN manager dist., rice, o.m.
Margaret Snodgrass 47-F-IN/IN/IN wife
Edmond Snodgrass 16-M-IN/IN/IN son
Margaret Snodgrass 13-F-IN/IN/IN dau.
Croffird Snodgrass 10-M-IN/IN/IN son

Stuttgart City, Gum Pond Twp., 1-8-24-31, page 403, #469/543:
Robert Snodgrass 62-M-WV/VA/VA farmer, o.m.
Lottie Snodgrass 57-F-IA/IN/IN wife
Richard Snodgrass 27-M-IA/WV/IA son
Dale Snodgrass 17-M-NE/WV/IA son
James Cato 57-M-MS/MS/MS marr., companion, farmer
Ida Cato 54-F-IL/IL/IL marr., companion
Clara Bell Cato 8-F-AR/MS/IL dau.
[wj - see backward 1900 Nebraska Census Sheridan Co]
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County List

BAXTER COUNTY
(formed 1873 from Fulton, Izard, Marion, & Searcy)

CENSUS RECORDS
1910 miracode - yes

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RECORDS

1910 Baxter Co AR Census/Miracode

3-1-110:
Reno Wilson
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Sam Snodgrass 25-M-AR boarder
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County List

BENTON COUNTY
(formed 1836 from Washington Co.)

CEMETERY RECORDS
Cemeteries of Benton Co., AR, vol. 1, 2, & 3 (Northwest Ark. Gen. Soc.) NS

CENSUS RECORDS
1850 - 1870 census - yes 1880 soundex - yes
1900 soundex - yes 1910 miracode - yes 1920 soundex - yes

COURT RECORDS
Will Book A, Benton Co., AR, Box #1, Estate Records (Scott) NS

HISTORY & GENEALOGY
History of Benton County (Black--1975) [unindexed]
History of Benton County (Goodspeed--1889) [partial index] NS
History of Benton County, Arkansas (Benton Co. Heritage Committee--1991) Yes

LAND RECORDS
Arkansas Land Patents: Benton Co. (granted through 30 Jun 1908) (Allen &
McLane) NS

NEWSPAPER RECORDS
Benton County Schools That Were, vol. 1-5 (Jines) yes
Obituaries of Benton Co., AR, vol. 1-10 (Easley, Easley, & McAnelly) yes

PERIODICALS
A Seven-year, 1964-1970, Index to Flashback, with a Picture Index for
1961-1970 (Carter) NS
Thirteen-Year Index to "Flashback," the Publication of the Washington
Co. Hist. Soc., 1951-1963 (Carter) NS

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RECORDS

1850 Benton Co AR Census
Ball Twp., #155/155:
H. Snodgrass 37-M-GA none [Hugh Snodgrass]
Fanny Snodgrass 27-F-TN [Frances Cantrell]
Matilda J. Snodgrass 10-F-TN
John Snodgrass 8-M-TN
Tennessee P. Snodgrass 6-F-TN [wj - Tennessee Peoplina]
---[m. 2 Oct 1862 Joseph R. Rutherford son of John M Rutherford and Alice Young]
Susan Snodgrass 4-F-TN [m. 1864 Charles C. Ryals]
Martha E. Snodgrass 1-F-TN
[vss - might be the Hugh Snodgrass on 1840 Bledsoe Co TN; descs.. of Hugh: SCS member Wilma D. Mahaffey, P.O. Box 2458, Muskogee, OK 74402 , and SCS member Norman L. Snodgrass, 515 Maple Street, Grangeville, ID 83530-2330 ]
[wj - Also descendents include Jenny Garner, Ann Marie, Lisa Evans]
[wj - see forward 1860 Arkansas Benton Co]
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1860 Benton Co AR Census
Ball Twp., page 452, #1446/1440:
Hugh Snodgrass 45-M-GA farmer, 0/$150 [vss - ? did he die in war]
Fanny Snodgrass 38-F-TN [Frances Cantrell]
John Snodgrass 18-M-TN
Tennessee Snodgrass 16-F-TN
Susan Snodgrass 14-F-TN
Martha Snodgrass 13-F-TN [as 1 yr old 1850]
Delila Snodgrass 11-F-AR
--- [10, b. 1850; m. 1871 Daniel Guthrey]
Rebecca Snodgrass 9-F-AR [m. 1869 Greenberry Kidwell]
William Snodgrass 7-M-AR
---[William M. Snodgrass b. 13 Apr 1854, d. 24 Apr 1939 ID
---m. 1877/78 Laura May Ellis (see Washington Co AR)]
Hugh Snodgrass 4-M-AR
Richard Snodgrass 9m-M-AR
[wj - see backward 1850 Arkansas Benton Co]
[wj - see forward 1870 Arkansas Benton Co]
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[vss - found posted at Snodgrass Genforum]
Posted by Carol Lorang
on April 01, 1999 at 14:30:57:
Looking for information re: William M. Snodgrass, b. 13 Apr 1854, Memphis, TN; m. Laura May Ellis 17 Jan 1877, Siloam Springs, AR; d. 24 Apr 1939, Grangeville, ID. Ten children: Minnie May, Charles, John W., Pearl, Zeak, Hugh, Albert, Dollie, Roy, Martin, & Zelma. Have no info on William's ancestors.
And
Posted by Carol Lorang on April 01, 1999 at 15:42:45:
Looking for info re: William M. Snodgrass, b. 1854 in Memphis, TN, m. Laura Ellis in Ark, moved to Pomeroy, WA and then Grangeville, Idaho.
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1870 Benton Co AR Census
Census , Flint Twp., page 227, #99/96 (enumerated 1 Sep 1870):
Joel Farley 38-M-TN farmer, $600/200
Caroline Farly 37-F-TN [wj - Broyles]
John Farly 18-M-AR
Jane Farly 15-F-AR
Jefferson Farly 11-M-AR
Francis Snodgrass 48-F-TN keeping house
---[Frances Cantrell w/o Hugh Snodgrass]
Delila Snodgrass 19-F-AR
William Snodgrass 15-M-AR [William M. b. 13 Apr 1854]
---[wj - See forward 1880 Arkansas Benton Co ]
Kelly Snodgrass 10-M-AR [? Richard Kelly Snodgrass]
---[wj - See forward 1880 Washington Territory]
Robert Snodgrass 8-M-AR [b. 30 Mar 1862; m. Sarah Rush; 1900 Benton Co AR]
---[wj - See forward 1900 Benton Co AR]
[The census transcription has Tolitha instead of Delila, and Kirby instead of Kelly;
the film, however, has quite clearly Delila & Kelly.]
[wj - see backward 1860 Arkansas Benton Co, AR]
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1880 Benton Co AR Census
Hico Twp., 1-9-22-47:
Wm. Snodgrass 23-M-AR
---[William M. Snodgrass, b. 13 Apr 1854] Larra Snodgrass 19-F-KS wife [Laura Ellis; m. 1878]
Minna Snodgrass 1-F-AR daughter
---[Minnie; Minnia May Snodgrass, b. 5 Feb 1879]
[wj - see backward 1870 Arkansas Benton Co]
[wj - see forward 1900 Oklahoma Cherokee Nation]
[wj - see forward 1910 Washington Garfield Co]
[wj - see forward 1920 Meagher Co, Montana]
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1 Jan 1883 -- Ark. Fam. Hist., vol. 24, p. 139: List of pensioners on
the Roll 1 Jan 1883:
Robert S. Snodgrass, certificate #124,433; Siloam Springs, Benton Co.,
wound of head, $6.00, pension started Aug 1873.
[vss - ? Robert Snodgrass 1880 Crawford Co AR]

History of Benton County WASHINGTON COUNTY. John R. Flinn,merchant and miller of Evansville, is the son of Hugh and Martha A. (Cottrell) Flinn. The father was born in Ireland in 1803, and the mother in Alabama in 1806. The father immigrated to America in 1835; had previously served a seven years' apprenticeship at the stone-cutter's trade, and was an excellent workman. He cut the columns for the Missouri State capitol, and did the carving on the seminary at the capital of the Indian Territory. Having found his way to Arkansas. he made this State his home until his death, which occurred in 1880. The mother grew to womanhood in her native State, and here married a man by the name of Thurston. She bore him two children, and after his death she moved to Arkansas, where she married Mr. Flinn, and bore him two sons. She is still living. The youngest son, John R., was born December 15, 1847, in Crawford County, Ark., where he was reared and educated. In 1865 he married Miss Julia A. Snodgrass, a native of Franklin County, Ark., and to them were born nine children, six now living. After farming until 1875 Mr. Flinn left Crawford County, and moved to Washington County, locating in Evansville, where he bought the Evansville Grist and Saw-mill. This mill he has owned ever since, and has just added a cotton-gin, in which Mr. J. M. Chandler is partner. Mr. Flinn is a member of the Masonic fraternity, is Democratic in his politics, and has been postmaster at Evansville for eight years. His wife, his mother and his eldest daughter are members of the Presbyterian Church.
[the above found and submitted by Will Johnson]

1888 -- Petition to incorporate the town of Garfield was signed by a Snodgrass. Ref.: 1991 Hist. of Benton Co., AR, page 58.

1890 -- Personal property tax in District No. 35: S. B. Snodgrass.

1890-1931 -- Robinson School Board members serviing at least one term between 1890 and 1931... G. W. snodgrass.

1891-1929 -- Avoca School Board members elected to at least one term between 1891 and 1929... F. L. Snodgrass.

2 Jan 1896 -- Benton Co. Democrat.
(from The Seligman, Mo. Sunbeam) Our little city was thrown into a great state of excitement on Christmas Eve. After the merry distribution of the many presents of the tree at the Union church and the dismissal of the crowd everything seemed bright and serene until a crowd of boys gathered on the street, some of whom were intoxicated, and a difficulty soon arose. It seems that Eugene Murray and Frank Snodgrass were the first to have words which resulted in blows. About this time, Abijah Fairchild, who was deputized to assist the constable in keeping order, arrived on the scene and attempted to quell the disturbance but Walter Murray, an older brother of Eugene, interfered and wanted the boys to fight it out. A few words passed between him and Fairchild when he threw off his coat, drew a knife and made at Fairchild, cutting him in the left side. Fairchild drew a pistol and fired three shots at Murray, the last one taking effect in Murray's head just above the left eye and penetrated the brain. Although unconscious he lingered for nearly 48 hours before death. The remains were interred at New Salem cemetery Friday. Abijah Fairchild's wound is not serious and he is now convalescent. At the coroner's inquest it was decided to hold him, and he was placed under a $3,000 bond to appear for preliminary examination before Squire Patterson on Tuesday, 31 Dec. This is a sad affair as both these young men belong to good families and were not of age, both being about 19 years old.
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1900 Benton Co AR Census/Soundex
Yell Twp., 2-3-8-74:
George Snodgrass 28-M-MO Mar 1872
---[wj - married in Washington Co, Arkansas 27 Dec 1896]
Olive Snodgrass 22-F-IL Jun 1878? wife [wj - Hodges]
Hester Snodgrass 2-F-AR Sep 1897 daughter
Bulah Snodgrass 11m-F-AR Jun 1899 daughter
[wj - See Forward 1910 Arkansas Benton Co]

1900 Benton Co AR Census/Soundex
Brightwater Twp., 2-5-17-17:
Frederick Snodgrass 27-M-MO Aug 1872 [Frederick Lewis Snodgrass]
Cora E. Snodgrass 10?-F-MO Sep 1880 wife [Cora Ellen Seamster]
[Desc. of James Snodgrass of York Co., PA]
[wj See Forward 1910 Arkansas White Co]

[vss - s/o Thomas Snodgrass & m2. Louisa Jackson, b. 23 Aug 1872,
near Rolla, Phelps Co., MO; m. 24 Dec 1896, Avoca, AR, Cora Ellen Seamster
(b. 10 Sep 1880, Barry Co., MO, d/o Francis Marion Seamster & Amanda Arena
Dunagin; d. 31 Aug 1956, Clarksville, IN; bur. Mount Moriah Cem.,
Savonburg, KS); Frederick d. 21 Apr 1941, Savonburg, KS; bur.
Mount Moriah Cem., Savonburg, KS. - info from desc. chart provided by
Mrs. Emma Katherine Snodgrass Herbin ?; 1910 White Co AR]

1900 Benton Co AR Census/Soundex
Hico? Twp., 2-16-6-79:
Robert Snodgrass 39-M-AR Mar 1861 [s/o Hugh & Frances]
---[b. 30 Mar 1862 s/o Hugh & Frances]
Sallie Snodgrass 35-F-AR Jan 1865 wife [Sallie Rush]
---[Sarah Rush b. 14 May 1868; m. 31 Jul 1887]
Eva May Snodgrass 12-F-AR May 1888 daughter
---[wj- b. 31 May 1888, d. 8 Sep 1965 Gideon, Cherokee Co, OK]
---[wj- m. 2 Nov 1904 John Jackson Johnson
--- son of John Riley Johnson and Mildred Clifton]
Earl Snodgrass 10-M-Indian Terr. Oct 1889 son
Fred Snodgrass 8-M-Indian Terr. Jan 1892 son
Goldie Snodgrass 6-F-Indian Terr. May 1894 daughter
---[d. 1925 OK; m. Harrison Tincher]
Fannie Snodgrass 3-F-Indian Terr. Jul 1896 daughter
[See backward 1870 Benton Co AR Census]
[See forward 1910 Cherokee Co., OK]
[See forward 1920 Cherokee Co OK]
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24 Jan 1906 -- Rogers Democrat:
William F. Snodgrass was born 16 Oct 1833 in Marion Co., WV, and departed this life at his home in Rogers, AR, at 8:00 in the evening, 17 Jan 1906, age 72 years 3 months and 1 day. He was married to Miss Rachel S. Cowan in Doddridge Co., WV, 29 Oct 1863. To this union were born two children, George M. Snodgrass and Mrs. Flora Canfield of Warren, KS. Both of the children and Mrs. Snodgrass, the companion and mother, susrvive the deceased. Mr. Snodgrass, with his family, moved to Adams Co., IA, in 1873, at which place they lived until 1899, when they moved to La Fayette, LA, and remained there until 1903 when they moved to their present home in Rogers. Mrs. Snodgrass served three years in the Federal Home guards during the Civil War. He was an affectionate father and a loving husband, seeking always to make home bright and pleasant by his love, good cheer, and faithful attention. He was a close student of the Bible and a faithful Sunday school workere for many years, being for 17 years a secretary of the Sunday school.

28 Feb 1907 -- Benton Co. Democrat:
Judge Jno. W. Floyd was born in S"