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John Snow of Albemarle County, VA
A Chronological History

Submitted by Dr. Christopher N. Sheap, M.D.
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Comments: I am enclosing data on John Snow of Buck Mountain in Albemarle County, VA who was my greatx6 grandfather and who may well have been the father (though some say brother) of Thomas Snow of Snow Mountain in Orange (now Greene) County, VA. Thomas was the father of the John Snow who was the Rev. War vet and who died in Albemarle County on 29 Feb., 1840. My line of descent from John Snow of Buck Mtn. is through his son, Frost & Snow, Sr. who was older brother of Richard Snow. Frost moved to Surry County, NC ca. 1786 while Richard, who inherited his father's estate, remained in Albemarle County though for a short period of time did own land in Surry County, NC.


5 April 1732
Spotsylvania County, Virginia

John Snow is mentioned in the County Court Orders as security for Benjamin Hensley in a trespass case.

January 1734
Orange County, Virginia

John Snow is named as an overseer of a highway and later as "surveyor" of the highway "from Todd's Path to Chew's Mill".

Orange County was formed from Spotsylvania County on 20 September, 1734.

(Please remember that until the calendar correction in 1752, New Year's Day was 25 March so that 1734 of that time ran from 25 March of what we today would call 1734 through 24 March of what we would today call 1735.)

1736
Orange County, Virginia

John Snow receives a grant for 400 acres of land. This may well have been land on which he was already residing. It is believed that this land lies on the south side of present day U.S. 33 about 6 1/4 miles east of present day Ruckersville (the junction of U.S. 33 and U. S. 29)

He is also mentioned in a tithable list as having 11 tithables in his household.

(As of May, 1723, a tithable in The Colony of Virginia was defined as all white males 16 years of age and older as well as all male and female Negroes, Mulattos and Indians who would be taxed to defray County Court and Vestry expenses except those the Court excused for reasons of charity.)

On 26 July, John Snow was summoned to Court on the charge of having committed "trespass, assault and battery; damage 20 pounds current money" on John Red but the charges were subsequently dismissed.

23 April 1737
Orange County Road Orders, 1734-1749

On the petition of Thomas Carr Gent. in behalf of himself and others the inhabitants of James River Mountains to have the road of this county line joynd to that of Hanover County Line road and to be turned out below Hoomes quarter it is ordered that John Snow Edward ffranklin and John Dugglass or any two of them view the aforesaid road and make return of their proceedings to the next Court.

May 1740
Orange County, Virginia

John Snow brought a suit of attachment against the estate of Patrick Walsh (Welch) and won.

11 Jul 1740
pgs. 188-190

John Snow of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County to Matthew Gayle of Spotsylvania County. Lease and release; for £12 current money. 200 acres in St. Mark's Parish . . .in a valley . . .Wit: Thos. Jones, John Mallory, Henry Rogers. Acknowledged 24 Jul 1740 by John Snow. Sarah the wife of Snow relinquished her right of dower.

12 Jul 1740
pgs. 185-187

John Snow of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, to Henry Rodgers of Spotsylvania County. Lease and release; for £12 current money. 206 acres in St. Mark's Parish . . .John Bryson's line. . .Wit: John Mallory, Thos. Jones, Matthew Gayle. Acknowledged 24 Jul 1740 by John Snow. Sarah, wife of Snow, relinquished her right of dower.

1741
Orange County, Virginia

John Snow served on a jury in the case of Thomas Redd vs. David Gayle.

24 March 1742
Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 7, pgs. 206-208

John Snow of Louisa County, planter, to John Halford of King and Queen County, planter. Lease and release for L. 15 current money, 200 a. in St. Thomas Parish on the branches of James River corner of Coxs. . . corner to Richard Winslow.

John Snow
wit: John Allen, George Taylor, Thomas Scott

24 March 1742
Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 7, pgs. 209-211

John Snow of Louisa County, planter, to Thomas Ballard of Orange County planter, Lease and release for L 25 current money. 200 a. in St. Thomas Parish near the Head of Blew Run corner to a tract formerly belonging to John Bryson. . . brow of a hill. . . Mathias Gale's corner.
John Snow
wit: John Allen, George Taylor, Thomas Scott

There is no record mentioned of Sarah relinquishing any right of dower to this property.

(St. Thomas' Parish was formed from St. Mark's in 1743 but is this date for the formation of St. Thomas' from the old style calendar or the new?)

14 Mar 1742 [Old Style therefore 1743 today]
Louisa County, Virginia

John Snow is one of the petitioners for a road to run from "Coursey's Road to Rocky Creek". He was appointed overseer of that portion of the road that ran below Buck Mountain Creek. The overseer for the portion above the creek is Henry Bunch.

12 November 1744
Louisa County, Virginia

John Snow is to be summoned to Court for not keeping the road in good repair.

22 January 1744 [Old Style]
Louisa County, Virginia

John Snow is discharged from being surveyor of the highways from Henry Bunch's road at Buck Mountain Creek to Coursey's Road. He is replaced by Andrew Rae. The presentment to the grand jury for failure to keep the road in good repair was dismissed.

(Albemarle County, Virginia was formed on 16 October, 1744 but the northern portion of the present County remained part of Louisa County until 1761.)

1744
John Snow of Albemarle County born. Proved by his approved Revolutionary War pension of 8 Feb 1819 where he stated he was 75 years of age.

1752
Richard Snow of Albemarle Co. born. Proved by his approved Revolutionary War pension for service as a Private in the VA militia. Pension started 26 Sep 1833 at the age of 81.

1755
Louisa County/Albemarle County, Virginia

John Snow receives a grant of 400 acres "on the branches of Buck Mountain Creek" which is land on which he was most likely already residing.

1756
Louisa/Albemarle County, Virginia

John Snow receives two grants of land. One is for 200 acres "near the Great Mountains" and the other is for 119 acres "on Buck Mountain". Buck Mountain is located to the west of present day Earlysville.

21 April 1757
Louisa/Albemarle County, Virginia

John Snow "of the County of Louisa and Parish of Fredericksville" sells 200 acres of land to Benjamin Brown of the same County and Parish.

14 March 1758
Louisa/Albemarle County, Virginia

John Snow and his wife, Sarah, sell 200 acres of land to John Goodall of Orange County. This land is part of a tract of 400 acres on which is found "Snow's Race Ground".

September 1758
Bedford County, Virginia

John Snow is listed as a member of the Bedford County Militia and it may be from this that the name "Trooper" is given him. Bedford County was the county adjacent to the south of Albemarle at that time and, on 27 August, 1767, the Will of John Pate of that county was witnessed by Frost Snow. (Was this the same John Snow of Louisa/Albemarle Co. or possibly a son of Henry Snow of Bedford County?)

9 March 1764
Albemarle County, Virginia

By order of the Vestry of Fredericksville Parish, the land of John Snow is processioned. Present for John were his sons Frost and Ice. Those whose lands were also processioned or were due to be processioned but were not because of no one being present to show the lines were Capt. David Mills, Giles Rogers, James Keaton, William Dolton, William Thompson, David Fraizer, James Ennis, Thomas Jermon, Richard Vernon, Gabriel Maupin, William Hargis, John Holdbrook, John Goodall, John Martin, Samuel Garlick and Samuel Dolton.

25 November 1767
Albemarle County, Virginia

The Vestry of Fredericksville Parish appoints William Tompson and Giles Rogers as processioners for the lands between Buck Mountain Creek and the Old Cove Road to the Ragged Mountains. The lands they later processioned or attempted to but could not because no one was present to show them the boundary lines were those of John Dickerson, Giles Rogers, George Rogers, James Ennis, Samuel Garlick, Lucy Mills, William Thomson, John Holbrook, John Goodall, James Keaton, John Martin, John Snow, Richard Vernon, and Rice Curtrie.

9 February 1769
Albemarle County, Virginia

John Snow is listed in the Vestry Records among the insolvent in regards to his tithe due the Fredericksville Parish. Note is made that he is "twice listed".

11 February 1783
Albemarle County, Virginia

John and Sarah Snow sell to Robert Keen of Albemarle County 200 acres of land. This is witnessed by Frost & Snow, Richard Snow, and Frost & Snow.

July 1784
Albemarle County, Virginia

The Will of John Snow, dated 1769, is probated. In it, he leaves his estate to his wife, Sarah, and, at her death, to his son, Richard. This will was witnessed, in 1769, by Achilles Rogers, Giles Rogers and William Cave.

Besides what is mentioned above, the Records of the Vestry of Fredericksville Parish (Albemarle County) contain many mentions of John Snow along with his other sons Frost, Ice (who died in 1779 in Albemarle County) and John (who is termed an "idiot"). There is no mention that I can find in these Vestry Records of Richard. There is, however, a mention, on 25 November, 1767, of a refund of an overpayment of a levy being made to "John Davis Snow's son". This may not be our John Snow since he is also mentioned in the same minutes. The identities of this John Davis Snow and his son remain a mystery.

Many thanks to Velpo F. Robertson, Jr. of Sandston, Va. who supplied a portion of the information this summary contains. Without his research, much of what we now know about our Virginia ancestors and "cousins" would have remained undiscovered.

Christopher N. Sheap, M.D.
Rt. 2, Box 954
Bridgewater, Va. 22812-9742
23 August, 1997




Other Snow Records
Some from LVA Online Card Catalog
Submitted by: Julia Crosswell
 


John Snow
Pat 400a. Orange Co.
5 June 1736
Land Office Patents No. 17, 1735-1738, p. 89 (Reel 15).
George the Second. . . Know ye that for divers good Causes and Considerations but more especially for an in consideration of the Sum of Forty Shillings of good and lawful Money. . .We have Given Granted and Confirmed. . . unto John Snow one certain tract or Parcel of Land containing four hundred Acres lying and being in the County of Orange and bounded as followeth (To Wit) Beginning at a Corner red Oak and Pine of John Bryson's in Capt. Thomas Chew's Line, Thence along the said Chew's Line S38W120 poles to Corner Pines on the brow of a Hill in Chew's Line Thence N30W568 poles to three Corner Pines on a Hill Side Thence N38E20 poles to two red Oaks and a Pine on a Hill Side thence S30E209 poles to a Corner Pine two red Oaks and a white Oak bush a Corner of John Bryson and Thence along his Line the same course continued 359 poles to the Beginning. . .

Richard Winslow
1 Dec 1840
400a. Orange Co. above the Little Mountains and amongst the heads of some branches of James River adjoining John Snow.
Land Office Patents No. 19, 1739-1741, p. 856 (Reel 17).


John Snow
Pat 400a. Louisa Co.
10 Sep 1755
Land Office Patents No. 31, 1751-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-751), p. 624 (Reel 29).
George the Second etc. To all etc. Knowye that for divers good Causes and Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration fo the Sum of Forty Shillings of good and Lawful Money for our Use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have Given Granted and Confirmed by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors To Give Grant and Confirm unto John Snow one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing Four hundred acres lying and being in the County of Louisa on the Branches of Buck Mountain Creek and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at Major John HENRY's Corner Pine in Mm [Madam] ROBERTSON's Line running Thence of Robertsons Lines South eighty three degrees West one hundred and thirty two poles to Pointers and North thirty three Degrees West seventy two Poles to Pointers in the said line Thence on new Lines North eight Degrees West eighteen Poles to a Spanish Oak South sixty eight Degrees West one hundred and twenty four Poles to two red oak Saplins South twenty seven Degrees East three hundred and eight Poles to Pointers and South eighty six Degrees East one hundred and thirty six Poles to a white Oak Saplin in Major Henry's line Thence on the same North four and an half Degrees East two hundred and eighty Poles to the first Statien. With all etc. To have hold etc/ To be held etc. Yielding and Paying etc. Provided etc. In Witness etc. Witness our Trusty and welbeloved Robert Dinwiddie Esquire our Lieutenant Governer and Commander in chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg Under the seal of our said Colony the tenth Day of September MDCCLV In the twenty ninth Year of our Reign.



John Snow
119a. Louisa Co.
16 Aug 1756
Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 159 (Reel 31-32)
George the Second etc. To all etc. Knowye that for divers good cause and consideration but more Especially for and in Consideraton of the sum of Fifteen Shillings of good and lawful money for our -- paid to our Receivor General of our Dominion in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do Give Grant and Confirm unto John Snow one certain Tract or Parcel of land containing one hundred and nineteen acres and lying and being in the County of Louisa on Buck Mountain and bounded as followeth to wit: Beginning at David MILLS corner of several marked Trees in Samuel GARLIX line thence on Garlix line South seventy five Degrees East one hundred and eighty Poles to a corner white oak in his line near Buck Mountain Creek thence new Lines South twenty Degrees West on hundred and forty Poles to a corner Spanish Oak on the side of Buck Mountain thence North eighty three degrees West eighty nine-- three Degrees West eighty six Poles to a Corner red oak on the side of the aforesaid Mountain thence North sixteen Degrees West at one hundred and eight David Mills corner of three Chesnut red Oaks at one hundered and seventy eight Poles the beginning With all . . . the sixteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and fifty six.



John Snow
200a. Louisa Co.
16 Aug 1756
Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 172 (Reel 31-32)
George the Second To all Know yet that for divers good Causes and Considerations but more especially for ---in Consideration of the sum of Twenty Shillings of good and Lawful Money for our use paid to our Receiver General of . . . our Colony . . . We have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these presents for --- Heirs and Successors do Give Grant and Confirm unto John Snow one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres lying and being in the County of Louisa near the great Mountains and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at a Corner Poplar in MILLS's line running thence South fifty five Degrees West two hundred to a pine thence South four degrees East forty eight Poles to a white Oak Saplin in GARLIX line thence South sixty three and an half Degrees East two hundred and six Poles to Mills's Corner forked white Oak in Garlix line thence North Eleven and an half Degrees West one hundred and sixty eight Poles to Mills's Corner hiccory thence North thirty five Degrees West one hundred and four Poles to the beginning With all . . . sixteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and fifty six.



Thomas Snow
21 Nov 1771
Publisher: Rind Page 4, Col. 3
Taken up on Buck Moutain creek, in Albemarle, a dark bay mare and yearling colt, both near of a colour, the mare is about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, and each of their hind feet white; the colt is branded T; the mare's brand is not perceivable.
Thomas Snow

Thomas Snow from Thomas Burrus and Ann his wife
26 Nov 1772
150a. Orange Co. Deed Bk. 16:36/38
Indenture 26 Nov 1772 between Thomas Burrus and Ann his wife and Thomas Snow for ©25. . .grant 150a. on both sides of Duglass River, it being land whereon Thomas Snow now liveth bounded. . .Wm. Morris; Wm. Grant. Signed Thomas Burrus and Ann (her x mark) Burrus. Recorded Orange Co. 26 Nov 1772.

William Grant from Thomas Burrus and Ann his wife
26 Nov 1772
150a. Orange Co. Deed Bk. 16:38/40
Margin notes: Exd. & Deld. to Wm. Morris Jr. 1793
Indenture 26 Nov 1772 between Thomas Burrus and Ann his wife and William Grant ©11 . . . sell 120 acres both sides Duglass River, part of 400a. granted to Honourias Powell bounded. . . Wm. Morris's cornfield. Signed Thomas Burrus and Ann (her x mark) Burrus. Recorded Orange Co. 26 Nov 1772.

Thomas Snow
1 Jun 1775
Publisher: Pinkley Page 3, Col. 3
Taken up, in Orange, a small bay horse, about 3 feet 11 inches high, branded on the near should C L, has a star on his forehead, and appears to be about 8 years old. Posted, and appraised to 5L.

John Snow
330a. Bedford Co.
1 Sep 1780
300 acres on both sides of Wards Ferry Road on heads of east branches of Zeoubleson Creek.
Land Office Patents E, 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2 p.463-930), p. 437 (Reel 46).

John Snow
1 June 1819
54a. Orange Co.
Land Office Grants No. 68, 1819, p. 169 (Reel 134).
Margin notes: Del'd 7th Decr. 1819 to Isaac Davis Jr.
Peter N.Daniel Esq., Lieut. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia To all to whome these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that in conformity with a survey made on teh Tenth day of January 1818, by virtue of a Land Office Exchange Treasury warrant Number 1886 issued the 20th January 1807, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Snow A certain tract or parcel of Land, containing Fifty four acres situate in the County of Orange in teh upper end thereof on the side of the Blue ridge and bounded as followeth to wit ----- Beginning at a chesnut tree on the East side fo the Rockey mountain above a piney Clift, thence N37E56 poles to two hickories on a North hill side thence S56E30 poles to three chesnut oaks, thence N37E60 poles to a chesnut tree and chesnut oak, thence N65.5W140 poles to a chesnut oak and two double hickories on the west of said Rocky mountain, thence S5.5E108 poles to three hickory saplings on the west side of said mountain at the verge of a very steep cliff thence S43.25E34 poles to the Beginning . . .to the said John Snow and his heirs forever. . . on the first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Nineteen. . .

Josiah Huckstep
17 Oct 1826
110a. Orange Co. at a chesnut on the E. side of Rocky Mountain corner to John Snow.
Land Office Grants No. 75, 1826-1827, p. 411 (Reel 141).


Other Snow Deeds

Thomas and Ann Burrus to Thomas Snow
26 Nov 1772
Orange County, Va. Deed Book 16, p. 36-38
Indenture 26 November 1772 between Thomas Burrus and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Snow for 25 pounds grant 150 acres both sides of Duglass River it being land where on Thomas Snow now liveth bounded by Wm. Morris, Wm. Grant.
Thomas Burrus
Ann (her x mark) Burrus
Recorded Orange County 26th November 1772

Articles of Agreement, John Snow and Volley Garrision
21 Sep 1812

Albemarle Co. Unrecorded Deeds

An Article of Agreement made and entered into this twenty first day of September in the year of our Loard One thousand Eight hundred and Twelve between John Snow of the one part and Volley Garrison of the Other part. Witnesseth that the said Snow hath this day bargained sold and delivered unto the said Garrison one Bay steed Horse ten or twelve years old (called Bowser) In consideration for which the sd. Garrison gives unto the sd. Snow all the parcel or tract of Land left him by his father William Garrison as will appear by his Last Will and Testament to him and his heirs for ever free from the Claim or claims of any person or persons whatever In Witness whereof each Party hath set their hand and affixed their seals the day and date above Written In presence of us
Matthew P. Walton
Joseph Burrus
John Snow SEAL
Volley Garrision Seal


Lewis Snow Deeds
Submitted by Wendy Mathias [email protected]

21 Sep 1823
Robert Davis, Thomas Austin, Edmund Davis and P. Rogers selling the est. of John McClary to Lewis Snow
Albemarle Deed Book 24: 392-393
This indenture made and entered unto this twenty third day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty three. Between Robert Davis, Thomas Austin, Edmund Davis and Par?? Rogers of the one part and Lewis Snow of the other part, witnesseth that whereas the said Robt Davis, Thomas Austin, Edmund Davis and Parn??[Parnemas??] Rogers have been appointed by [one/an] order of the County Court of Albemarle ?? September 1823 Commissioners to sell the land belonging to the estate of John McClary ??[deceased?] which said ?? ?? in pursuance of the said Order for and in consideration Three hundred and seventy eight dollars and four cents to them in hand paid by the said Lewis Snow the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge have granted & sold and do by these presents grant bargain sell ??and deliver to the said Lewis Snow the part or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Albemarle on or and about Buck mountain[??]containing ninety four & three fourth acres (94 ² acres) be the same more or less and bounded as follows. Beginning of Pointers ?? ?? poles to pointers then N ????poles to ?? sapling ?? and dead red Oak thence to Chestnut Oak S???? poles thence ?? ?? poles to red Oak and thence ?? poles to the beginning. To have and to hold to him the said Lewis Snow his heirs assigns forever. And the said Commissioners do forever warrant by these presents ?? ?? all the right and title which the said McClary had on and to the said Track or parcel of Land free from the Claims of all persons Claiming under the said McClary ?? no other. To him the said Lewis Snow ?? ?? ?? ?????? in Testimony whereof the said Commisioners have here unto set their hands and offices their seal this date above written.
sealed signed delivered in the presence of
Robert Davis
Thomas Austin
Parn. Rogers

In Albemarle County Court Office the 7th June[?] 18 [??]
This indenture was presented to me in said Office ?? by Par?? Rogers one of the parties ????? ?? at a Court held for said County the 2nd August 18?? The same was presented unto Court ?? by Robert Davis another party ???? Teste ???? maybe Ira Garrett CC

And in the Clerks Office of said County the 6th September 1824
The same was again presented to me in said Office ?? by Thomas Austin another party ????? Teste Ira Garrett

12 Mar 1848
Richard Snow to Lewis Snow
Albemarle Deeds 46:84

NOTE: index cites this as Snow to Davis

This Indenture made and entered unto this the 12 day of March 1848 between Richard Snow of the one part and Lewis Snow of the other part all of Albemarle County and state of Virginia. Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he has for the son Lewis Snow, as well as the further consideration of the sum of Five Dollars to him in hand, paid by the said Lewis Snow the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said Richard Snow hath given granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell to him the said Lewis Snow and his heirs one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Albemarle County and joining the land of James E. Chapman Joseph? Day? Orvil? Allen and Jiles? Rogers containing two hundred and eleven acres be the same more or less and [lying?] and bounded as described in record in Albemarle County reserving to himself and his family after him one half of an acre of land including the graveyard on the said land. To have and to hold the above named two hundred and eleven acres of land to him the said Lewis Snow and his heirs free from the claim or claims of all or any person whatsoever (with one exception) which is that Mary Snow wife of Lewis Snow shall never have any [dower?] rights or any interest as with to the said land but to be wholly for the use of the said Lewis Snow and his children by Mary Snow and it is further understood that the above named land is the full part of the said Lewis Snow in the estate of the said Richard Snow and thus hereafter he the said Lewis Snow is to have no more of the Estate of the said Richard Snow, the above named land being considered his full share in the whole estate. In witness whereof he the said Richard Snow has hereunto set hand and affixed his seal this day and year above named.
Richard (his x mark) Snow SEAL

State of Virginia, Albemarle County We Edmund Davis and Thomas R. Dunn justices of the peace in the County aforesaid in the state of Virginia do hereby certify that Richard Snow is party to a certain deed bearing date on the 22nd day of March 1848 and hereto annexed personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired us to certify said acknowledgement to the Clerk of the County Court of Albemarle in order the said deed may be recorded.
Edmund Davis SEAL
Thomas R. Dunn SEAL

In the ClerkÕs Office of Albemarle County Court 25 March 1848
This Deed was presented to me in my said Office and being duly certified was thereupon admitted to record Teste

21 Dec 1858
William Cox and Mary his wife to Lewis Snow

Albemarle Co. Deed Bk. 57:387
This Deed made this 21st day of December 1858 Between William Cox and Mary his wife of the first part and Lewis Snow of the second part ~ Witnesseth that in consideration of one hundred Dollars in hand paid and a Bond of two hundred Dollars payable on demand from the said Lewis Snow to the said Cox and Mary his wife the said Cox and his said wife so grant unto the said Lewis Snow with special warranty a certain lot in the Town of Charlottesville on Main Street with a front of twenty six feet and running back to what is called the Ten Yard Street, where said lot is fifteen feet wide. This said lot is a part of that formerly owed by John D. Craven & now owned by the aforesaid Cox and adjoining the lot of John ?[Satellier ??] ~ Witness the following signatures and seals
William Cox
M. E. Cox

31 Dec 1858
Lewis Snow and Mary his wife to Nancy R. Frazier and her children

Albemarle Gift Book 57: 420-421
This Deed made this 31st day of December 1858 Between Lewis Snow and Mary his wife of the first part & Nancy R. Frazier and her children of the second part-- Witnesseth that in consideration of the natural love and affection which he the said Snow and Mary his wife have for the said Nancy R. Frazier and her children the said Snow & Mary his wife do grant unto the said Nancy R. Frazier and her children a certain lot in the Town of Charlottesville on Main Street with a front of 26 feet and running back to what is called the Ten Yard Street, where said lot is fifteen feet wide, the said lot is a part of that formerly owned by John D. Craven and now owned by the aforesaid Snow and adjoining the lot of John ??[looks like Satellier]
Witnesses the following signatures and seals
Lewis Snow
Mary Snow (X her mark)

State of VA, Albemarle County to wit
We Henry Thompson and James T. Davis Justices of the Peace, County of Albemarle in the State of Virginia, do certify that Mary Snow, the wife of Lewis Snow, whose names are signed to the writing above, bearing date on the 31st day of December 1858, ?? appeared before us in the County aforesaid & being examined by us fairly and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her the said Mary Snow acknowledged the said writing to be hers and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under our hands on this 31st day of December 1858 Henry Thompson JP
James T?. Davis JP

County of Albermarle to wit
I Henry Thompson a Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do certify that Lewis Snow, whose ?? is signed to the written writing bearing date on the 31st day of December 1858, has acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid __ Given under my hand this 31st day of December 1858. Henry Thompson JP

In the Clerks office of Albemarle County 17 ---- 1859
This Deed was presented to me in said office and being duly certified was ?? to record. Teste Ira Garrett CC



Will of John Snow
23 July 1838, proved 2 Mar 1840
Albemarle Co. Will Book 13:430

Submitted by Wendy Mathias [email protected]

In the name of God amen I John Snow of the County of Albemarle and state of Virginia being in Good health both of Body & mind but calling to mind the certainty of death & uncertainty of life do make this my last will & Testament & ___ following Item my will & Testament is that all of my just debts be paid by my Executor hereafter named Item I loan to Susan Patterson during her natural life of the above named County & state the tract of land upon which I live lying & being in the county of Albemarle on the County Line Mountain sixty or seventy acres be the same more or less. Item It is my will & desire that after the death of said Susan Patterson that the above named tract of land of sixty or seventy acres of land lying in Albemarle descend to her son Joseph Patterson to him & his heirs forever and I hereby constitute & appoint Thomas Davis Executor of this my last will & Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 23rd day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred && thirty eight Signed, sealed, & acknowledged as my last will & Testament witness as my request.
John Snow SEAL

George T. Henshaw
Isaac B. Davis
David ??? Davis
Thomas Davis

At a Court held for Albemarle County on the 2nd March 1840 This Instrument of wording purporting to be the last will & Testament of John Snow decÕd was produced into Court & proved by the oath of Isaac B. Davis one of the witnesses thereto & continued for further proof.

And at a Court held for said County on the 8th day of April 1840 The source was fully proven by the oath of Thos. Davis another witness thereto & ordered to be recorded. Teste Ira Garrett CC



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