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Olivia Sylvania Snouffer

Olivia Sylvania Snouffer

Female 1848 - 1937  (89 years)

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  • Name Olivia Sylvania Snouffer  [1, 2
    Born 13 Jul 1848  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    AFN 2T73-D3L 
    Died 15 Nov 1937  Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried 17 Nov 1937  Union Cemetery, Columbus, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I658  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2010 

    Father John Snouffer,   b. 28 Apr 1818, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1888, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Julia Ann Rogers,   b. 2 Apr 1823, Worthington, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1902, Elmwood, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1839  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Family ID F218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Olivia Sylvania Snouffer (May 2006)
    Olivia Sylvania Snouffer (May 2006)
    Courtesy of www.Findagrave.com;
    edited by Wm. C. Snouffer

  • Notes 
    • As demonstrated below, there have been repeated problems with Olivia's name: the 1870 census has her as "Sintha"; her father's will has her as "Clevis Sylvania"; the 1880 census lists her as "Sylvana", the 1910 census lists her as "Sulvania", the 1860, 1910 and 1920 censuses show her as "Sylvania"; and her cemetery record lists her as "Olevia Sylvania."

      The 1860 census lists "Sylvania" as an 11 year old girl, born in Ohio, living with her parents, John and Julia Ann Snouffer, siblings, and grandmother "Maria Snouffer." 1860 U.S. Census, Worthington P.O., Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (M 653, Roll 962, stamped p. 307).

      The 1870 Ohio census records "Sintha" as a 21-yr old woman, born in Ohio, who lived at home with her parents and "Helped Mother." 1870 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH. (M 593, Roll 1200, stamped p. 679).

      The 1880 census shows the Olivia living with her parents, "Snaffer [sic], B. John," a 62 yr old farmer, and his wife Julia, 57, who was "keeping house," daughter "Sylvana," 32, who "assists in home," and grandson William Armstrong, 19. 1880 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 9, Roll 1015, stamped p. 171)

      According to the Franklin Cnty, OH, Probate Court Administration Docket 11:319 (3 Nov 1888), Sylvania's father John died 21 Oct 1888. His will may be found in Franklin Cnty Will Record L:315. It bequeathed all real and personal property to his wife Julia A. Snouffer, and upon her death, the real estate was to be divided among their children, as follows: to daughters "Ellen L. Pinney and Margaret K. Skeels," a 43a. parcel; to daughter Olivia [the handwriting looks like "Clevis"] Sylvania Snouffer, a 10.07a. tract, and to son "John H. Snouffer," a 20.66a. tract. Another lot was to be sold and proceeds divided among the three daughters.

      The 1900 census lists Sylvania, 57, born in July 1848, a servant, "Little Cassie," 15, and a relative, William V. Preston, 24, a farm laborer. 1900 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 623, Roll 1270, stamped p. 182).

      The 1910 census shows "Sulvania" as a 61-yr old, single woman, and head of the household consisting of herself, a 34-yr old hired man and a 24-yr old female "servant." 1910 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 624, Roll 1183, stamped p. 204).

      The 1920 Census lists "Sylvania" as 71 years old. 1920 Ohio Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (ED 295, p. 2B).

      In 1930 the census recorded "Sylvania" Snouffer as an 81 year old woman, born in Ohio, living in Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH. 1930 U.S. Census, Perry, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 626, Roll 1802, ED 207, p. 7B).

      The obituary for her brother, John H. Snouffer, in The Worthington [OH] News (14 Dec 1939), states: "A sister, Miss Sylvania Snouffer, passed away about two years ago at the age of 89 years."

  • 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. [S195] OH Census 1930, Perry Twsp|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 1802, ED 207, p. 7B).

    3. [S141] Worthington News|, The Worthington News, (The Worthington News, Worthington, OH), 14 Dec 1939.

    4. [S147] OH Census 1910, Perry Twsp|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1910 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), T624, Roll 1183, p. 204B.

    5. [S148] OH Deaths - 1 |, Ohio, Ohio, Deaths, 1908 - 1953, (State Vital Statistics Unit, Ohio Dep't of Health, PO Box 15098, Columbus, OH 43215; via https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307272), (Cert. # 68872).

    6. [S500] Cem - Union, Columbus, OH, Union Cemetery Association, "Cemetery Records", (http://unc.cemeterydata.com, Union Cemetery, Olentangy River Rd, Colmbus, OH).

    7. [S729] OH Marriages - 2 |, Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; online database at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681001), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDK4-55Z .

    8. [S89] WFT|, Family Tree Maker, "World Family Tree", (The Learning Company, Inc., Cambridge, MA, and Broderbund Software Co., Novato, CA [Genealogy "Trees" submitted by various contributors (shown by CD vol #, Tree # )] ), v.3, t.5844.