|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1840|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1917|
Name: James SNODGRASS Jr.1–2
Father: James SNODGRASS Sr. (1806-1891)
Mother: Mary Anna JONES (1808-1887)
Birth 6 Aug 1840 Decatur Co, IN3
Misc 29 Oct 1879 (age 39) Appointed Justice of the Peace; Clinton Co, IN4
Census 1910 (about age 70) Johnson Twp, Clinton Co, IN5
Death 12 Oct 1917 (age 77) Hillisburg, Clinton Co, IN6–7
Burial 14 Oct 1917 (age 77) Baker Cemetery, Clinton Co, IN6
1. Rebecca Jane GOBLE (1837-1918)
Marriage 2 Feb 1860 (age 19) Clinton Co, IN8
Divorce 16 Oct 1865 (age 25) Clinton Co, IN9–10
Children Joseph Henry SNODGRASS (1860-1895)
Thomas Jerry SNODGRASS (1861-1929)
Samuel SNODGRASS (1863-1958)
2. Frances BYRELEY ( -1876)
Marriage 22 Nov 1866 (age 26) Tipton Co, IN11
Children Leonard K. (Grubby) SNODGRASS (1869-1954)
Mona E. SNODGRASS (1871-1898)
George W. SNODGRASS (1873- )
John McGinnis SNODGRASS (1875-1951)
3. Samantha E. JACKSON ( -1879)
Marriage 12 Jan 1879 (age 38) Clinton Co, IN12
4. Editha Indiana PIERCE (1839-1902)
Marriage 14 Oct 1880 (age 40) Clinton Co, IN13
Divorce 31 Jan 1895 (age 54) Clinton Co, IN14
Children Byron Randolph SNODGRASS (1882-1947)
Notes: James SNODGRASS Jr.
Census (1910): Name: James Snodgrass
Age in 1910: 69
Estimated Birth Year: 1840
Home in 1910: JOHNSON TWP, CLINTON, Indiana
Head of household living by himself, widowed living on own income. Father born in VA and mother SC.
General: OCCUPATION: Wood Cutter
James was a Civil War veteran enlisting 27 September 1864 at Kirklin, Clinton County, IN. He was a private in Company D for the duration of his enlistment. He was mustered out 15 August 1865 at Camp Stanley, Texas. During the time of his enlistment, the 30th reorganized Regiment were in the following engagements:
Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 20-November 3. Consolidated to a battalion of 7 companies October 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Duty at Nashville till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16, thence to Texas July, and duty at various points till November. Mustered out November 25, 1865.
According to his Army records, he was 5' 6" tall, dark complexed, dark eyes, and black hair. Mother said that he always kept his hair dyed dark black right up until the time of his death and that he was always careful about his physical appearance. He was a pensioner much of his adult life upgrading his status as various Acts were passed by Congress. He suffered from lung disease, rheumatism, partial deafness, and heart trouble. Mother also stated that the only physical impairment that she was aware of was a damaged finger suffered during the Civil War which apparently never healed properly. He was born in Decatur County, IN but lived most of his adult life in Clinton County, IN near Hillisburg. He notes in his pension papers that he spent 11 months in North Dakota in 1904 (with his son Byron Randolph) and 18 months in Texas in 1899 - 1900. His military records also show he had two bouts with measles in December 1864 and convalesced from March 31, 1865 to April 20, 1865 for reasons not given in the papers. At the time of his death, his monthly pension was $67.50.
In the 1850 census, James is shown as living in Sugar Creek Twp, Clinton Co, IN as a 9 year at home with his parents, James and Anna, and that he was born in IN (page 810, #2/2).
In 1870 Clinton Co, Census James, Francis and his 4 sons living in Sugar Creek Twp.
Have not found James in 1880 or 1900 censuses. May have been recorded in Texas in 1900.
The following notes taken from his various attempts to obtain and retain his Civil war Pension:
James Snodgrass, application #921,876; certificate #646,051.
Tipton Co., IN, 1 Aug 1890, personally appeared...James Snodgrass, aged 49
years, a resident of Tipton Co., IN...that he is partly unable to earn a
support by reason of long impaired sight and partial deafness of both ears
paralysis of right leg...
Questionnaire dated 4 May 1898
...not married...previously married...Fanny Bierby, d. 13 Aug 1876 in
Clinton Co., IN; Edit hi I. Snodgrass divorced 5 Feb 1895 at Frankfort,
Thomas Snodgrass borned Dec 17 1861
Samuel Snodgrass borned Dec 19 1863
Leonard Snodgrass borned Feb 21 1869
Mona E. Snodgrass borned May 8 1871
John M. Snodgrass borned Aug 18, 1875
Byron Snodgrass borned April 28 1882
Clinton Co., IN, 11 Aug 1910, personally appeared...James Snodgrass...that he
is 70 years of age...that he was born 6 Aug 1840...that his several places of
residence...here in Clinton Co., IN, except 11 months in 1904 North Dakota and
18 months in Texas year 1899-1900...
Clinton Co., IN, 22 May 1912, personally appeared...James Snodgrass...that he
is 71 years of age, and a resident of Hillisburg, Clinton Co., IN...who was
enrolled at Kirklin, IN...27 Sep 1864 as a private in Co. (blank) 30th Regt.
Ind. Vols...and was honorably discharged at Camp Stanley, Texas, on 15 Aug
1865...that his personal description at enlistment was as follows: height,
5'6"; complexion, dark; color of eyes, dark; color of hair, black; that his
occupation was farmer; that he was born 6 Aug 184_ at Decatur Co., IN...that
his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as
follows: first in Clinton Co., IN; removed to Tipton Co. about 1884; came
back to Clinton about 1889, and have resided here since...
Questionnaire dated 21 Nov 1915
...born 6 Aug 1841 at Green_ary, Decatur Co., IN...enrolled in Co. D 30th
Regt. Ind. Vols...post office at enlistment was Kirklin, Clinton Co.,
IN...wife's name Rebecca Y Gable...married 2 Feb 1860 near Frankfurt by Isac?
Cook, J.P. ...previous marriages first wife divorced fall of 1865; 2 marriage
in 1866 wife dead; 3 Samanth E. Jackson January 1879 dead; 4 Edit he Indiana
fall of 1880 dead...not living with wife...bin dead about 12 years...children
living or dead
Joseph H. Snodgrass, Nov 15 1860 dead
Thomas Snodgrass, Dec 19 1861
Samuel Snodgrass, Dec 19, 1863
Leonard Snodgrass, Feb 21 1868
Mona Snodgrass, May 8 1871 dead
John M. Snodgrass, August 18 1875
George W. Snodgrass, April 24 1873 dead
Byron R. Snodgrass, April 20 1882
6 Dec 1915, Bureau of Census to Commissioner of Pensions
Referring to your letter of December 4...James Snodgrass...you are
advised that the schedules for Sugar Creek Township, Clinton Co., IN, as
returned for the year 1860 have been examined and our report sent you under
date Feb. 6 1911 has been verified, and found to be correct as given of
record. An examination has also been made for Sugar Creek township, Clinton
Co., IN, for the year 1850, and below is given statement showing returns of
the family of James and Ann Snodgrass with which is recorded James Snodgrass.
By a comparison between the returns of this family for 1850 and 1860, it would
appear that James Snodgrass should have been returned for the year 1860
between his brother Joseph and his sister Jemima, and not as the youngest
child of the family. This would agree with his statement to you as to his
Sugar Creek Township, Clinton Co., IN, enumerated Oct. 11, 1850.
James Snodgrass, age 45
Ann Snodgrass 42
Samuel Snodgrass 20
Thomas Snodgrass 18
Susanna Snodgrass 17
Leonora Snodgrass 15
Jemima Snodgrass 12
James Snodgrass 9
Joseph Snodgrass 8
Ann Snodgrass 3
Kelly & Ham, undertakers
Michigantown, Ind., Jan 17 1918
Bureau of pensions
I write to ask you for the date of enlistment and also the date of
discharge of James Snodgrass...who died Oct. 12, 1917. The State of Indiana
pays $75 for burial of her soldiers and our officials want the dates as
Notes (Family #1)
Divorce (16 October 1865): State of Indiana Clinton Circuit Court
County of Clinton, October Term 1865
Vs Complaint for Divorce
Rebecca J. Snodgrass
James Snodgrass complains of Rebecca J. Snodgrass his wife and says that he is and has been a resident of the State of Indiana for five years last past. That he is a bonified resident of the County of Clinton, that he married said Rebecca J. the defendant in the County aforesaid on the 2nd day of February 1860, and that they cohabited as husband and wife until the time hereinafter stated that by said marriage he has three children of the respective ages of four (4) two (2) and one(1) years.
That afterwards to wit on the 27th day of September 1864, he was drafted into the service and Army of the United States, that he entered and continued in said service until on or about the 10th day of September 1865. Having been all the time absent from home on duty At the time of his entering the service he left defendant at his home in charge of said children and trusting in her fidelity honesty and prudence But much to the surprise sorrow and astonishment of the plaintiff, after he left home and some weeks before his return she yielded to improper influences and for a considerable length of time kept company with and harboured in and about the house and home of plaintiff one Washington Woodruff a man of bad reputation
And further she during plaintiff's absence committed adultery with diverse persons especially with one Washington Woodruff by whom or some other person she has become pregnant with a bastard child.
Plaintiff therefore prays that on account of the misconduct of said defendant that he have a decree of Divorce dissolving and annulling the bonds of matrimony between himself and said defendant and that he have the custody of said children and other proper relief.
By John Barner his Aty.
Vs Complaint for Divorce No. 56
Rebecca J. Snodgrass
Comes said Plainfiff with J. Barner, his attorney and on motion the Defendant is three times solemnly called in Open Court and comes not but herein wholly makes defaulf and fails to answer or demur to said complaint although duly served with process for more than ten days prior to the first day of the present term of this court as shown by the Sheriff's return on the writ of Summons endorsed as follows, to-wit: (Insert), and a jury being waived by said Defendant the Court proceeds to hear the evidence and the Court after hearing the evidence adduced and being sufficiiently advised in the premises finds for the Plaintiff and that the matters and things contained in his complaint are fully sustained.
It is therefore considered, ordered, agjudged and decreed by the Court now here that the banns of matrimony hitherto existing between Plaintiff and Defendant be and are hereby dissolved to all intents and purposes and that the said Plaintiff be forever divorced from said Defendant, and on motion the Plaintiff is ordered and directed to take custody, control and maintenance of the three Children named in the Complaint, the Defendant having proved to be an improper person.
And futher ordered that the Plaintiff pay the costs of this siut taxed at $12.40.
Signed October 16th A. D. 1865
Jno. M. Cowan, Judge
Notes (Family #4)
Divorce (31 January 1895): Edith S. Snodgrass
Vs no. 13463 Judg. $25.00
Come the parties as heretofore appearing and now the Court being fully advised in the premises finds for the plaintiff that she be granted a decree of divorce from the defendant as the grounds alleged in her complaint and that she is a suitable person to have the care custody and education of the child named in the complaint and that she recover of the defendant the sum of $25.00 as her attorney fees and also her costs herein taxed at $ . The Court further finds that defendant shall have the privilege of visiting at all proper times the child named the complaint.
It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that the bands of matrimony existing between plaintiff and defendant be dissolved and the plaintiff be granted a divorce that she is a suitable person to have the care and custody of the child named in the complaint, to wit: Byron Snodgrass, until the further order of this court. That plaintiff have and recover of and from the defendant the sum of Twenty Five Dollars, as and for her attorney fees, as before found, and also her costs and charges in this behalf laid out and explained, taxed at $ . It is by the Court further considered and adjudged that defendant be, and he hereby is given Sixty days in which to pay said sum of Twenty Five dollars, and that the defendant be and he is hereby granted the privilege of visiting at all proper times the said child named in the complaint, to wit: Bryan Snodgrass.
Feb. 12, 1895
Notice is hereby given that I intend to hold a lien on this judgement for the sum of Twenty five Dollars as and for legal services for plaintiff in taking this judgement.
Attest Oliver Good, Clerk John W. Strumm, atty. For plaintiff
April 4, 1895
Receive of James Snodgrass the sum of $25.00 on this judgement as attorney fees allowed by the court.
Oliver Good, clerk
April 5, 1895
Received this $25 in full of my lien hereon.
John W . Strumm
James Snodgrass (1806 - 1891)
Mary Ann Jones Snodgrass (1808 - 1887)
Rebecca Jane Goble Henry (1837 - 1918)*
Edith Indiana Pierce Snodgrass (1839 - 1902)*
Joseph Henry Snodgrass (1860 - 1895)*
Samuel Snodgrass (1863 - 1958)*
Leonard Snodgrass (1869 - 1954)*
John McGinnis Snodgrass (1875 - 1951)*
Byron R. Snodgrass (1882 - 1947)*
Samuel Snodgrass (1830 - 1914)*
Thomas Snodgrass (1831 - 1870)*
Susannah Snodgrass Reed (1833 - 1902)*
Leonard Snodgrass (1835 - 1909)*
Jemima Snodgrass Trask (1837 - 1909)*
James Snodgrass (1840 - 1917)
Joseph Snodgrass (1844 - 1866)**
Created by: Jerry Saylor
Record added: May 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52259859