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George Schnauffer / Snuffer, Jr.

George Schnauffer / Snuffer, Jr.

Male 1777 - 1858  (80 years)

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  • Name George Schnauffer / Snuffer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 25 Oct 1777  Montgomery (now Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    AFN 2T6X-Q53; WKHF-J6 
    Military Service U.S. Army - War of 1812 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Occupation Hospitality - Innkeeper 
    Occupation Transportation - Stage Coach driver 
    Died 26 Feb 1858  Bolt, Raleigh Cnty, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Accord Cemetery, Raleigh Cnty, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I559  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2014 

    Father Johann Georg (George) Schnauffer / Snauffer,   b. 4 Sep 1741, Renningen, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Town Creek, Claiborne Cnty, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Jarrett,   b. 20 Sep 1753, Berks Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1791, Montgomery Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married Berks Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ailsey Elizabeth Huff,   b. 1776, Loudoun Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1855, Raleigh Cnty, VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1798  Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
    +1. Theoderick Snuffer,   b. 15 Jul 1799, Montgomery Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1876, Monegaw Twsp, St. Clair Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Sally ("Sarah") S. Snuffer,   b. 22 May 1801, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1884, Raleigh Cnty, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Ursley Snuffer,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Owen Snuffer,   b. 15 Nov 1804, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1893, Marshes, Raleigh Cnty, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +5. Evaline Snuffer,   b. 12 Nov 1807, Montgomery Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1886, Draper, Pulaski Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. Cyrus Snuffer,   b. 4 Mar 1813, Montgomery (Floyd) Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1883, Raleigh Cnty, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Lucinda Snuffer,   b. 14 Apr 1816, Wythe Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1870, Scottown, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     8. George ("Dickey") Thomas Snuffer, III,   b. 23 May 1821, Raleigh Cnty, VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1908, Raleigh Cnty, VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. Elvira Snuffer,   b. 17 Sep 1819, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1858, Raleigh Cnty, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    George Schnauffer / Snuffer, Jr (Aug 2009)
    George Schnauffer / Snuffer, Jr (Aug 2009)
    Courtesy of Rob Callaway

  • Notes 
    • Various events in George Schnauffer/Snuffer, Jr's life, including service during the War of 1812, property ownership, and moving from Montgomery to Wythe County, VA, and later to what is now West Virginia are summarized in THE SNUFFERS, pp. 52-54.

      George married Aisley Huff (THE SNUFFERS, p. 52), the aunt of his sister Margaret's husband Philip Huff. Margaret had married Philip, who was the son of Daniel Huff, the brother of George's wife Aisley. (See Ibid, p.57)

      There is a document from the old Claiborne Cnty, TN, court records, that now is in the Tenn. State Library, which gives his father George Snauffer a power of attorney for 5 of his children to seek a share of their grandfather David Jarrett's estate. "The document *** names George's children as John [Jacob], David, George, Nancy and Mary Snauffer. *** David, George and Jacob can be firmly placed in the Snauffer family, but nothing is known about Nancy and Mary." (THE SNUFFERS, Addendum to ch. 5, p. 58a.)

      George's tombstone at the Accord Cemetery, Raleigh Cnty, WV, reads: "GEORGE | SNUFFER JR | Pvt 4 VA Vols | War of 1812 | Oct 25 1777 | Seige [sic] of Norfolk | 1813 - 14 | Settled in Breckenridge Creek | 1829 | Son of George and | Elizabeth Garred | Snauffer"



  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.52.

    2. [S84] Ancestry Tree - York/Ferris...|, Barbara York, "York/Ferris/Allen...Smith Family Tree", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ListView.aspx?tid=272233).

    3. [S447] Ancestry Tree - Winonia Hensley|, N. Jones, "Winonia Hensley", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ListView.aspx?tid=7986228).

    4. [S793] Ancestry Tree - Read Griggs|, D. Susan Griggs Read, "Read Griggs", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/13654589/person ; and Email correspondence from dsregus@aol.com).

    5. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    6. [S364] Ancestry Tree - Lawson|, Denise Lawson, "Lawson", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ListView.aspx?tid=4990921).

    7. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 40270528.

    8. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p. 58a, "Addendum".