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Catherine ("Caty") Snauffer / Snuffer

Catherine ("Caty") Snauffer / Snuffer

Female Abt 1784 - 1858  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name Catherine ("Caty") Snauffer / Snuffer 
    Nickname Caty 
    Born Abt 1784  Berks Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Jul 1858  Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Sowder Family Cem, Copper Hill, Floyd Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I307  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2010 

    Father Johann Jacob Schnauffer / Snauffer,   b. 9 Nov 1743, Renningen, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1814, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Catharin,   b. Abt 1753,   d. Abt 1825, Montgomery Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1781  [4, 5
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anthony Sowder,   b. 1 Jan 1790, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1853, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1816  Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Polly Sowder,   b. 30 Apr 1817, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jacob Sowder,   b. 13 Mar 1819, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Sowder,   b. 1 Jun 1822, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Sowder,   b. 18 Sep 1825, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1899, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Catherine, called Caty, [was] born about 1784. She was illiterate." («i»THE SNUFFERS«/i», p. 62, citing 1850 Floyd Cty, VA, Census, p. 395; and Floyd Cnty, VA Death Register, 1853- , p. 27.)

      The 1790 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania lists her father "Snauffer, Jacob", living in Berks County, Robeson Township. The census lists 1 "free white male" over 16 [Jacob], 1 under 16 [son John], and 3 "free white females" [wife Catharin and daughters Polly and Caty]. «i»1790 U.S. Census, «/i»Robeson twsp, Berks Cnty, PA (M 637, Roll 8, stamped p. 116). Also see «i»HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790, PENNSYLVANIA«/i», p. 41 (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, MD, 1966).

      "Caty Snuffer became the wife of Anthony Sowder two years [after her father's death]. Surety and witness of their marriage bond, issued 17 April 1816, was John Snuffer, her brother. Caty, 32 and already an old maid when she married Anthony, was about six years his senior. *** At some uncertain time after their marriage, Anthony and Caty Sowder appear to have moved in with her widowed mother, Catharin Snuffer. *** Anthony and Caty Sowder were the parents of four children." (THE SNUFFERS, p. 72)

      "Caty survived [her husband] by over four years, dying 16 July 1858. Their son William, reporting her passing to the county clerk, said she ... died of causes unkown at the age of 75." (Ibid, p.75)

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.62 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S470] Floyd County, VA, Death Register, Floyd County, VA, "Death Register, 1853 - ", (Floyd County, 100 E. Main St., Rm. 200, Floyd, VA 24091), pp.27, 91 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., pp.75-76 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p. 62.

    5. [S27] Pheneger, Diane|, Diane & Don Pheneger, "John Snouffer [1779-1823] Family Group" (5 Mar 1979) & Family group and lineage charts : 1979 - 2004 , (431 W. College, Granville, OH 43023; Email: dondi@windstream.net).

    6. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.72 (Reliability: 3).