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Margaret  Baker

Margaret Baker

Female 1801 - 1879  (78 years)

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  • Name Margaret Baker  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1801  Montgomery Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died Apr 1879  St. Clair Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Benton Green Cem, St. Clair Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I6313  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2016 

    Family 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) 
    Married 23 Jan 1834  Montgomery Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Josiah T. George Snuffer,   b. Abt 1835, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Little Rock, Pulaski Cnty, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
    +2. Owen M. Snuffer,   b. 14 Feb 1837, Henry Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1901, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Unknown Snuffer
     4. Cyrus R. Snuffer,   b. Abt 1842, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Robert Snare Snuffer,   b. 3 Jul 1847, St. Clair Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1927, Clinton, Henry Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Baby Snuffer,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2016 04:41:56 
    Family ID F2184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Theoderick Snuffer ... married Margaret Baker, daughter of Josiah Baker, in Montgomery County, Va. in 1834. In 1836 they moved to Henry County, Mo., near Calhoun, but in 1838 resettled on the Osage River in St. Clair County. ***
      "Children of Theoderick and Margaret (Baker) Snuffer: Josiah, died 1863 at Little Rock, Ark., while serving under Confederate Gen. Sterling Price; Owen M.; Cyrus R., murdered in the Choctaw Nation by outlaws; Robert; a daughter who died in infancy and a son who died at age 4." THE SNUFFERS, pp. 54-55.

      The 1850 census lists "Margaret Snouffer," 49, living with her husband "Theoderick Snouffer," 51, a farmer, and 4 children; Josiah, 15; Owen, 13; "Siras," 8; and Robert, 3. Two young women also lived in the house. The parents and son Josiah were born in Virginia; the other 3 children were born in Missouri. 1850 U.S. Census, Dist. 79, St. Clair Cnty, MO ( M 432, Roll 413, stamped p. 147).

      In 1860 the census shows "Theodoric Snuffer," 60, living with his wife Margaret, 58, and 3 children: Owen M, 23; Cyrus R, 18; and Robert M, 12. (A 45 yr old female, born in "Santa Fe Mexico" also lived in the house. Theodoric worked as a farmer; Owen as a laborer. 1860 U.S. Census, Chalk Level PO, Monegaw Twsp, St. Clair Cnty, MO (M 653, Roll 644, stamped p. 1027).

      According to The History of Henry and St. Clair Counties, Missouri, p 1149 (St. Joseph, MO; National Historical Co.: 1883):
      "THEODORIC SNUFFER *** was married in 1834 to Miss Margaret Baker, a native of Montgomery County, Virginia, and a daughter of Colonel Josiah Baker, an officer in the war of 1776. He [Baker] married Miss Sallie Patton in 1793.
      "In 1836 Mr. [and Mrs.] Snuffer came to Missouri and settled in Henry County near the present site of Calhoun, living in this county until the spring of 1838, when he removed to what is now St. Clair County, on the Osage River. His first building was a cabin ten feet square, and in this building he resided until July, 1839. Then he built, with the assistance of neighbors, a log house eighteen feet square. This building still remains on the old homestead. Mr. S. was, at this time, in the prime of vigorous manhood. He commenced farming by clearing and planting a few acres in Indian corn, and each year clearing and breaking a few more acres.
      "Mr. and Mrs. Snuffer had five sons and one daughter born to them. Of these the daughter died in infancy, the third son died when four years of age; Cyrus R., the fourth son, was murdered in the Choctaw Nation by a band of outlaws, the leader of which was afterward hanged in Texas; Josiah, the eldest son, died in 1863 at Little Rock, Arkansas, while a soldier under General Price."

  • Sources 
    1. [S807] MO History, Henry & St. Clair|, Anonymous, The History of Henry and St. Clair Counties, Missouri, (St. Joseph, MO; National Historical Co.: 1883; reprinted, Clinton, MO; Henry County Hist. Society: 1 July 1968), p. 1149.

    2. [S806] MO Census 1860, St. Clair|, Missouri, St. Clair Cnty, 1860 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M653, Roll 644, p. 1027).

    3. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p. 54.

    4. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 127318919.

    5. [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).

    6. [S805] MO Census 1850, St. Clair|, Missouri, St. Clair Cnty, 1850 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C. ), (M432, Roll 413, p. 147).