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James M.- Son of Elijah Perry Sneed
Posted by: Susan Long Date: February 07, 2001 at 07:39:40
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I THINK I have found my SNEED family! My grandfather died when I was 1 month old, in 1955; and his father died at the age of 33 in 1918 during the influenza outbreak, SO this family has been hard to find because I had very little info. to go on.

Here is where I am right now.

Elijah Perry Sneed m. Mary Benbrook; daughter of Ezekiel Benbrook and Mary Meguiar

James M. Sneed born Abt. 1817 in Kentucky
Married 1) Sarah BLACKBURN 07 November 1836 in Allen, Kentucky
From "Notes from Nova Lemon" on previous posts:

"My research shows that there were 2 James M. Sneeds of Hamilton county,
Illinois. On the 1840 Hamilton Co. census, James Sneed (b c1810-1820) was
listed with a wife (b 1810-1820), one male child and one female child, both
born c1835-1840. He was the only James Sneed listed on this census. They
were not on the 1850 census. The 1860 Hamilton co. census shows:
335-335 SNEED,James M. 45 KY(b. 1815)
Elizabeth 40 TN(b 1820)
Malinda J. 20 IL (b 1840)
Moses M. 14 IL (b 1846)
SIMONS,William R. 14 AR(b 1846)
Sarah A. 12 AR
Martha E. 11 (or 10) AR
Henry 9 AR Azariah 7 AR
Owen F. 5 AR
John R. 2 IL
"The oldest son (and twin of Malinda?), James M. Sneed, Jr. (born abt 1840,
IL) was living with his wife Matilda Miller (married 23 July 1859 in
Hamilton Co.) and her family."

Married 2) Elizabeth (Maiden Name Unknown) Simons probably in Arkansas.

From the 1850 Izard County Arkansas Census:

271 SNEED James M. 33 IL Farmer
Elizabeth 28 AR
Malinda J. 12 IL
Hoseah M. 5 IL
William R. 5 AR
Angeline 4 AR
Martha 3 AR
Henry 6/12 AR

While trying to verify that this was the "same" James Sneed; I found also in this Izard Co., AR census Elbert Benbrook the brother of Mary (Benbrook) Sneed. So possibly after the death of first wife moved to AR where his uncle was living.

I next found James M. and family in the Dent County, MO census in 1870. Listed below:

1870 Federal Census Dent County, Missouri (File 6 of 10)

10 107 107 Sneed J.M. 52 M W Minister 300 KY X
11 107 107 Sneed Elizabeth 51 F W Keeping House AL
12 107 107 Sneed Henry 20 M W Farm Laborer AR X
13 107 107 Sneed Asariah 17 M W Farm Laborer AR X
14 107 107 Sneed O.T. 15 M W Farming AR X X
15 107 107 Sneed John 13 M W Farming IL X X
16 107 107 Sneed N.L. 11 F W At home IL

It should be noted that wife Elizabeth is listed as being born in 3 different states in 3 different census. 1850-AR, 1860-TN, & 1870-AL. I believe; but haven't checked actual census from 1860; that the Owen F listed in the 1860 IL census is in fact Owen T. (for Thomas) It is also listed in the 1870 census as O.T. Also, the Occupation listed for James M. Sneed (Minister) would explain a lot of the moving around.

I also believe that the "Moses M." listed for the 1860 IL census is "Hoseah M." as is listed in the 1850 Izard Co., AR Census. Definitely have to check out the ACTUAL census for 1860.

OKAY on to my family.

O. T. Sneed (Owen Thomas) born 1855. Son of James M. & Elizabeth Sneed
married on 11/4/1883 Abi Hendricks (Hendrix) born 5/23/1864 in Rush Co., IN. She was the daughter of Alexander Hendrix and Mary Honeycutt.

Owen Thomas and Abi Sneed had the following children:
Herbert E. HENDRIX born abt 1882 died 9/11/1902 per his mothers obituary; POSSIBLY BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK. Raised by his grandparents.
Zina E. born 9/12/1884 died 12/1966 in Greene Co., MO per SSN records
Perry E. born 2/9/1885 per death certificate. (See Below)
Estella May born 12/7/1888 died 9/14/1889. Age 9 months and 7 days. Buried Watts
Lawn Cemetery. John J. Watts officiating.
Alexander H.
Leroy L.

As of 1902 only 4 were living: Zina E., Perry E., Alex. H., & Leroy L.

Perry E. Sneed is my great grandfather. His death certificate lists his parents as Thomas Sneed (born AR)and Abi Hendricks (from MO)

Perry E. Sneed married Martha (Mattie) Cordelia Lewis in 1907 in Marionville, Lawrence Co., MO.
Vernie Sneed
Henry Thomas Sneed (living in CO)
Edna Lee Sneed
Efton Earl Sneed (my grandfather; died 7/1955
Olive Sneed (married Clarence Kilbourne)

Sources for some of the above information:
From the Phelps Co. US Genweb site:

WATTS COLLECTION - John J. Watts 1839-1912 Collection, 1874-1912

#249 Abi Sneed

Sister Abi, wife of Thomas Sneed, and dau. of Rev. A. Hendrix, born in Rush Co., Indiana, May 23d 1864, and died in Rogers, Benton Co., Arkansas, April 30th 1902 at 7 o'clock p.m., aged 37 ys, 11 ms, & 7 ds. Sister Sneed was of a family of 7 children: Eli zabeth Jane, John Finley, Wm. A., Daniel F., Abi, our lamented sister, Mary Josephene, and Andrew J. 4 of whom survive, namely: Wm. A., Daniel T., Mary Josephene, & Andrew J. Nov. 4th 1883 our sister was united in marriage with Bro. Thomas Sneed, who surv ives her. She was mother of 6 children: Herbert E., Zina E., Perry E., Estella
May, Alexander H., Leroy L. 4 surviving, Zina E.,Perry E., Alex. H., & Leroy L. Her oldest child Herbert Eugene Hendrix since the death of his mother has passed away. He di ed at W.W. Huffs at Coalhill, in Johnson Co., Ark., Sept. 11th 1902 at 11 o'clock a.m., aged 20 ys. 11 ms, & 22 ds. Herbert was raised by his grand parents and was dearly beloved by them. A funeral discourse was delivered at the Hopewell Ch. at Newtown, O ct. 2d 1902 at 11 a.m., from the text found in Phil. 1X21 Hymns on page 176, 2d hymn "Why should our tears in sorrow flow", & "We'ar floating down the stream of time". J.J.

#176 Mary Emeline Hendrix
Mrs. Mary Emeline, wife of Rev. Alexander Hendrix, was born in Stanley County, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 1830, maiden name Honeycutt. Her father died in North Carolina March 26, 1893. She married in Wilks County, North Carolina to Bro. A. Hendrix Feb. 20, 1851. She was the mother of 7 children, 5 of whom survive her, 29 grand children, 22 still living and 3 great grand children all living. 50 years ago sister Hendrix embraced _____, joined the M. E. Church and in a few years
joined the old Union Baptist Church of Wilks County, North Carolina. She came with her husband and family to Rush county, Indiana, and joined the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and from there to Pulaski county, Missouri and joined the Friendship Church and from there to the Pleasant Grove Church of Phelps County, where her membership was at the time of her death which took place at New Town near Big Piney P.O. in Pulaski county, MO, Aug. 10, 1898 at 10 o'clock and 5 min. p.m., aged 67 ys, 9 ms and 29 ds. Singing, prayer and remarks at the Hopewell grave yard Aug. 11, 1898. Hymns used
in vocalist No's 400 and 292. A funeral discourse was preached at Hopewell Church Oct. 16, 1898 at 11 a.m., Sun. by Bro. G. L. Schockley from John 14X1-2-3 and 2nd Tim. 4X6-7-8 assisted by myself using hymns 377-400-4__ and 478 in vocalist and Must Jesus bear the cross Alone. J. J. Watts

Susan Long

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