|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1840|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1876, USA|
Snelling Family Plot: "Frances Bludworth, the beloved wife of Wm. N. Neil, died April 1, 1876, aged 35 years, 7 months, 9 days. . ."Charles F. Bludworth was the county's first sheriff; and Frances Bludworth, his wife, who afterwards married William Neil, was born at Snelling."
~ History of Merced County, California, by John Outcalt, pub. 1925, pg. 112
This seems to be all the Snellings you find in the old cemetery. But there are several other names on the monument. There is Charles F. Bludworth, native of Louisiana, who died December 7, 1869. The engraving in the marble shaft shows that he was 99 years old. Bludworth was the first sheriff of the county which was organized in 1855, and he became a large property owner. They say the old townsite of Snelling was owned at one time by Bludworth. Frances Bludworth, widow of Charles F. Bludworth, died in 1876 at the age of 35. She had became the wife of William N. Neil, the prominent stockman who originally owned the R. Shaffer ranch.
~ Merced Sun-Star, Thurs., 18 Apr 1939, "Rad's Ramblings" (Corwin Radcliffe)
Anne Shurtleff Stevens (46947920):
She is on the same monument as the Snellings, Bludworths and Sarah White.
Daughter of Sarah Ann Snelling White (30313337). Wife of Charles F. Bludworth, and mother of:
Mary Annette Bludworth 1858 – 1935
Charles F. Bludworth 1860 - 1911
Frances C Bludworth 1862 - 1873
Martha Ann Bludworth 1864 – unk
Sarah Ann Snelling White (1817 - 1852)
Charles Francis Bludworth (1830 - 1869)
William N Neill (1815 - 1879)*
Mary Annette Bludworth Latour (1858 - 1935)*
Frances C R Bludworth (1862 - 1873)*
The beloved Wife of
Wm. N. Neil.
Died April 1, 1876,
Aged 35 Years
7 Mos., 9 dys.
Meet me in Heaven
Beloved ones ___ ay.
Snelling Pioneer Cemetery
Plot: Snelling Family Plot
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Oct 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30313256
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Added: Sep. 23, 2015
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Anonymous|
Added: Jul. 12, 2014