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Mary Catherine Snouffer

Mary Catherine Snouffer

Female 1838 - 1883  (44 years)

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  • Name Mary Catherine Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 4 Dec 1838  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Oct 1883  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7
    Buried Mt. Calvary Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I31  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 

    Father Jacob Schnauffer / Snouffer,   b. Abt 1781, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1852, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Arter / Arthur,   b. 16 Dec 1786, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1862, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1808  [2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jesse Albert Seabrook,   b. 26 Jan 1830, Franklin Twsp, Adams Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1892, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Marriage License Date 13 Feb 1857  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Married Aft 13 Feb 1857  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Francis Nelson Seabrook,   b. 8 Sep 1857, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1915, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Mary Lydia Seabrook,   b. 19 Jul 1860,   d. 24 Sep 1863  (Age 3 years)
     3. Mary R. Seabrook,   b. 23 Apr 1862, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1928, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Jesse R. Seabrook,   b. Apr 1864, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Edward P. Seabrook,   b. 1867, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Moses J. Seabrook,   b. Aug 1871, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Angelo V. Seabrook,   b. 14 Apr 1872, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1882, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     8. Euphemia ("Effie") Seabrook,   b. Jan 1874, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The spelling of Mary's middle name is problematic. James Wood spells her name "Mary Catherine" and gives a birth date of 4 Dec 1828 [sic]. (THE SNUFFERS, p. 81) But her marriage license used the spelling "Mary Catharine." M.E.Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY [MD], 1841-1865, pp. 203, 218 (1988), as did the Seabrooks article mentioned below.

      The 1850 census listed Mary, 22 [sic], living with her parents Jacob, 66, and Elizabeth, 61, and her brothers Joseph, 33, and William, 19. It further stated that Mary was born in "Pa." 1850 U.S. Census, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 292, stamped p. 167); M.F. Hitselberger & J.P. Dern, BRIDGE IN TIME, THE COMPLETE 1850 CENSUS OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND, p. 167 (Monocacy Book Co., Redwood City, CA: 1978).

      Mary Catherine was married to Jesse Albert Seabrook "in Emmitsburg by Frederick County license 13 February 1857, and [they] migrated to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by 1880; she d. 27 October 1883 and he by 1900. [They had 8 children.]" Richard S. Wheeler, "Seabrooks of Maryland and Pennsylvania," vol. 34, Maryland Genealogical Soc'y Bull., p. 148 (1993).

      The 1870 census lists her husband Jesse as a 40 yr old man, born in PA, operating a restaurant, and living with Mary, 31 (born in MD), and 4 children all born in Maryland: Francis, 13; Mary 8; Jesse, 6; and Edward, 3. 1870 U.S. Census, Emmitsburg Corp, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 593, Roll 586, stamped p. 288).

      The 1880 census lists "Jessie A" as a 49-yr old grocer, living with his wife Mary C, 42 (born in MD), son Nelson, 23, a clerk; daughter "May", 18, "at school"; son Jessie, 16, a farmer; sons Edward P, 13, Moses, 9, and Angelo, 8; and daughter Euphemia, 6; all "at school." All of the family, adults and children, were born in Maryland. 1880 U.S. Census, 1st Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 9, Roll 351, stamped p. 73).

      Mary's gravestone in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA, gives her birth date as 4 Dec 1838.
    • (Research):
      Research needs to be done to determine whether Mary was born in PA, as the 1850 census states, or in Frederick Cnty, MD, with the rest of her family. The 1850 Maryland census listed Mary Snouffer, 22 years old, born in "Pa" [sic], living in the home of Jacob and Elizabeth Snouffer, but listed in a different "family," family # 146, with Joseph, 33, and William [Ignatius], 19. 1850 U.S. Census, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 292, stamped p. 167); M.F. Hitselberger & J.P. Dern, BRIDGE IN TIME, THE COMPLETE 1850 CENSUS OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND, p. 167 (Monocacy Book Co., Redwood City, CA; 1978).

      Further research also is necessary as to her age: According to Jim Wood's, THE SNUFFERS, p. 81, she was born in 1828. But Wood cites as his source my father, William N. Snouffer, whose source was his mother Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer. And her family chart very clearly lists Mary Catherine's birthdate as "December 4 - 1838." So Wood's assertion that she was born in 1828 appears to be a typographical error.

      The censuses also disagree. According to the 1850 census she was born in 1828. But, according to the 1870 and 1880 censuses, she was born in 1838 -- and her tombstone reads 1838.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p. 81.

    2. [S2] Bertha Newens|, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer, "Newens & Snouffer Family Records", (Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer; unpublished charts; created abt 1960; revised abt 1970; original charts possessed by Wm.C.Snouffer).

    3. [S130] Seabrooks|, Richard S. Wheeler, "Seabrooks of Maryland and Pennsylvania," vol 34, pp. 137-154 , (Maryland Genealogical Soc'y Bull. : 1993), p. 148.

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    5. [S416] MD Census 1870, Frederick|, Maryland, Frederick Cnty, 1870 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M593, Roll 586, p. 288).

    6. [S73] IA Census 1880, Cedar Rapids|, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 351, p. 73).

    7. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    8. [S19] Arters of Fountain Valley - 1|, M.Jane (Free) Fisher & Richard P. Arter, The Arter/Arthur Family of Fountain Valley [MD] , (X Press Print, Lisbon, OH : 1979 [LDS fiche # 6046535]), p. 13.

    9. [S656] Arters of Fountain Valley - 2|, M. Jane (Free) Fisher & Richard P. Arter, The Arter/Arthur Family of Fountain Valley [MD] (2d ed 1989), (published by Richard P. Arter to CD-ROM : 2003 [copy available from Sue Mullins, 19614 Eagle Ridge Ln, Porter Ranch, CA 91326-4021, and at Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Portland, OR]), ch. 00, p. 29.

    10. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.80.

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