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Re: William Sneed 1799 NC- Dudley M. Sneed
Posted by: Deloris Williams (ID *****1025) Date: March 16, 2005 at 14:34:18
In Reply to: Re: William Sneed 1799 NC- Dudley M. Sneed by Michelle Ward of 1281

I believe you are referring to the Dudley & William Sneed who were the children of Phillip & Jemiah (Mitchell) Sneed? It is true that I don't know what happened to William after his brother died, in 1830,Burke County, North Carolina, but I can tell you that the family kind of stuck to a particular naming pattern. You mention a brother named Charles, but there was no Charles in this particular family. They were fond of the names, William Morgan, Dudley,Samuel, Stephen, John,Richard, and Archibald (usually paired with Henderson or Junius. There was another Sneed family that did have several Charles in it, that came out of Virginia and did settle in some of the same places that the Granville County Sneeds did. I believe it is speculated that their original ancestor, Israel, was a brother of Samuel, who was the forefather of the Granville & Person County Sneeds. I think I have mentioned before that if your Anderson was related to the Walter Sneed/Snead family you were researching in Florida,they came out of Johnston County, NC. Here is my quote:
" And it does appear that your Anderson Sneed's father was also named Anderson Sneed, as I said in today's earlier email.
Also, as I found, the Walter Sneed/Snead who was living in Florida after 1880, was the same person who had previously been living in Johnston Co.,NC. I don't know how he was related to Lawson Sneed, but since Anderson Jr.(as I will call the one born 1827) didn't live until 1880 where it was first required to indicate the birthplace of one's parents, we can only guess. It could be that Anderson Sneed Sr. originally came from North Carolina, where there was a huge Sneed family. He could have been the brother of Robert W. Sneed, who was first in the 1830 census in Johnston Co.NC, the father of Walter Sneed who moved to Florida. Robert W. was born in 1793, and Anderson Sr. was born about 1785, so that would fit. Robert's middle name could have been Walter or William, as a matter of fact. I believe I sent Robert's 1850 census to you a few weeks ago and his children were:
Elizabeth, Thomas, Charles,George,Edward, Laura, Nathan, Agnes, Katherine, and Walter.
I'm theorizing that maybe Anderson Sr. moved from NC to Georgia, where Anderson Jr. was born, then the family moved on to Florida by 1830, the first year I found Anderson Sneed. It was much later around 1880, when Walter Sneed moved to Florida to live with his probable cousins.
Judging by the information that I sent you today, I don't think that your Walter Sneed/Snead was related to the Walter Sneed of Granville County, NC who was a former slave. First of all, it was clear that Walter Sneed in both Johnston and Florida was white, and that the Anderson Sneed family was also white. Second, the fact that they were even listed in the pre-1870 census records shows that they were never slaves of any kind. If any of them had been anything but white, the census people would have indicated that."
I also must point out to you that the above Walter Sneed that was from Johnston County, was attending school at Trinity College in Randolph County, NC in 1870, apparently studying dentistry. By 1880, he was living in Florida as a practicing dentist, which also was a confirmation of his identity.
Notice the name Charles was in the Johnston County family. I think you may need to enquire about the branch that came out of that county, and you should try posting messages to the Johnston County,NC board, as well as the Sneed/Snead boards to find people who are researching those families.

Deloris Williams

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