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Rebecca Snouffer

Rebecca Snouffer

Female 1807 - 1856  (49 years)

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  • Name Rebecca Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 26 Feb 1807  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Jul 1856  [6, 7
    Buried Israels Crk Meeting House Cem, Walkersville, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I3130  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2016 

    Father John Schnauffer / Snouffer,   b. 16 Apr 1779, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1823, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Maria Magdalena Baumgardner,   b. 21 Apr 1784, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1868, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1805  [1, 2, 8
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mortimer Fitch,   b. Abt 1808, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Abt 16 Feb 1829  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Children 
     1. John J. Fitch,   b. 10 Dec 1829, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1913, Seneca Cnty, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Mortimer Columbus Fitch,   b. 12 Jan 1834,   d. 21 Jan 1933, Walkersville, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     3. Mary Hannah Fitch,   b. May 1837, Joppa, Harford Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1902, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     4. Melvina Frances Fitch,   b. 24 Jun 1840, Joppa, Harford Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1920, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Anna B. Fitch,   b. 8 Sep 1843,   d. 10 Dec 1847  (Age 4 years)
     6. James Fitch,   b. 1 May 1847, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1887  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F2728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Rebecca Snouffer Fitch
    Rebecca Snouffer Fitch
    Courtesy of Sharon Strout & www.Findagrave.com

  • Notes 
    • John and Mary Snouffer's daughter's name was Rebecca, according to Diane Phenegar's letter of 6 Mar 1979 to Jim Wood, the 1850 census, and her son Mortimer Columbus's obituary (see his Notes). Jim Wood, however, has her listed as Barbara, in THE SNUFFERS, p. 80.

      Sometime after her father died in 1823, and after the 1830 census, her mother, along with most of her siblings, moved to Ohio. Rebecca, however, had married Mortimer Fitch, and she stayed behind in Maryland to raise her family.
    • According to Margaret E. Myers, Marriage Licenses of Frederick County [MD], 1811-1840, p. 228 (1987), a license was issued, as follows: "Feb 16 1829 Snouffer, Rebcca [sic] to Fitch, Mortimer." (See also, id. at p. 77.)
    • In 1840, the census shows her husband Mortimer and his family living in the county of their marriage -- Frederick Cnty, MD. The census lists only him by name, Mortimer Fitch, and shows the number of people (presumably children) and their ages living in the household: 1 male, age 5-9 [Mortimer C.]; 1 male, age 10-14 [John C.]; one male, age 30-39 [Mortimer]; 2 females, age under 5 [Melvina, and Mary]; 1 female age 15-19 [uncertain]; and one female, age 30-39 [wife Rebecca Snouffer]. 1840 U.S. Census, Dist 8, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 704, Roll 166, stamped p. 282).
    • The 1850 census records Rebecca, 42, born in Pennsylvania, living with her husband Mortimer Fitch, 42, born in Virginia, and their Maryland-born children: John F, 20; Martin [sic] C, 15; Mary H, 13; and Melvina, 9. Mortimer's occupation was "Inkeeper" [sic]. 1850 U.S. Census, Dist. 8, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 293, stamped p. 419).

  • Sources 
    1. [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).

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

    3. [S37] Ancestry Tree - Mann|, James D. Hug, "Mann_2011-12-09", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/33020986/listofallpeople).

    4. [S194] RootsWeb WC - McDonald Landaker|, Chester Landaker, "McDonald Landaker Families", (RootsWeb World Connect Project, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=:1228152&recno=0 ; Email: cll2jr@aol.com : Jan 2008).

    5. [S423] MD Census 1850, Frederick|, Maryland, Frederick Cnty, 1850 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M432, Roll 293, p. 419).

    6. [S56] Names in Stone|, Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft, NAMES IN STONE, (Ann Arbor, MI : 1966), p. 407.

    7. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    8. [S12] Ott|, Richard H. Ott, Jr., "Ott Genealogy" : Oct 2003, (Richard H. Ott, Jr., 4208 Elsa Terr, Baltimore, MD 21117; DickOtt@aol.com).

    9. [S28] Myers Marriages 2|, Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY [MD], 1811-1840, (Family Line Publications, Silver Spring, MD : 1987), pp. 77, 228.

    10. [S413] MD Marriages 1667 |, Jordan Dodd, "Maryland Marriages, 1667 - 1899", (Liahona Research, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT (database on-line), www.Ancestry.com).