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Ancestors of Dawn Lee Sneed

Generation No. 9


      256. William Sneed, born May 12, 1721 in Hanover Co. Virginia; died Abt. 1790 in Amelia Co. , Virginia. He was the son of 512. John Sneed and 513. Susannah P. Poindexter. He married 257. Elizabeth Bickley Bef. 1748 in Virginia.

      257. Elizabeth Bickley, born December 12, 1719 in King William Co. Virginia; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 514. Joseph Bickley and 515. Sarah Shelton Gissage.

Notes for William Sneed:
Will of William Sneed of Henrico Co. Virginia
To my son Robert Sneed, the 100 acres I live on, a mare & items
To my daughter Lucy Sneed, items
To my daughter Mary sneed, items
To my daughter Martha Snead, items
To my wife Katherine Sneed, the rest of my estate for life, and then equally to my children.
Executors: wife and son Robert. dated Feb 5, 1777
Witnesses: Jonathan Bridgewater, Annis Bridgewater, William Bridgewater
Recorded JUne 2, 1783 with Barret Price security.
Tidewater Va Families, Vol 6 No. 2 page 98


Questionable lineage of the parentage of William. One source states that William was the son of Jacob Snead/Sneed. Jacob was the son of Thomas Sneed. Thomas states in his will that he has a brother John and that his mother's name was Susannah. Could this be a son of John and Susannah Poindexter Sneed? Will have to check on possible lineages of Thomas. To date have Thomas son of William Snead born in 1629. It has also been noted on several other sources that John was the son of John and Alice Tinsley. Also questionable as to if this was the son of Henry or William. (Brothers).

Amelia co. Records from source books owned.
First documented deed is recorded in book -- pg 170.
Wm Sneed witnessed a deed for William Crenshaw and Robert Crenshaw of Amelia Co. to John Winn dated May 16, 1767. One acre in Amelia Co. on southside of Little Nottoway River. Recorded on July 23, 1767.
Book 10 page 1
William Sneed of Amelia Co to Daniel Hutt of the same dated March 24, 1768. Consid: 50 pounds. 25 acres in Amelia co. on northside of Long Branch adjoining lines of William Crenshaw, Charles Irby, Thomas Jones, and Joseph Holland. Wits: Langston Bacon, Thomas Bueford, James Bueford, Peter Lamkin. Recorded July 28, 1768
Deed Book 11 pg 383
Thomas Jones and Mary, his wife, of Pittsylvania Co. to William Sneed of Amelia co. dated Jan 27, 1773 Consid: 100 pounds, 100 acres in Amelia Co. in fork of Nottoway (River) and northside of Long Branch Wits: Thomas Wilkinson, James Anderson, John Winn, Samuel Sneed, Richard Winn. Recorded Jan 28, 1773.
Book 14 pg 64
Pheby Holland widow of Michael Holland dec'd, & his son Joesph Holland, heir-at-law and Mary his wife, to Medkip Tomson of Amelia Co. dated Feb 17, 1774. Consid: 100 pounds 100 acres in Amelia Co. on southside of Little Nottoway River adjoining lines of Col Winn, Crenshaw, the Horse Branch, and lines of Irby, sneed, Richard Tomson, and William Crenshaw. Wit: James Crenshaw, Keturah Holland, ROBERT SHARP SNEED, Recorded date not entered
Book 12,
William Sneed witnessed a transfer of land from Nathaniel Robertson to John Winn in Amelia Co. Recorded Feb 24, 1774.
Book 13
William Sneed witnessed a transfer of deed from Henry Jeter to Francis Belcher dated Nov 21, 1775 and recorded on Nov 23, 1775.
Israel Sneed witnessed a transfer of land from Billington, William to Richard, Dennis Jr. dated Jan 20, 1774.
Book 14
William witnessed a transfer of land from William Crenshaw to James Crenshaw on Feb 23, 1778.
Book 15
James Sneed witnessed a transfer from Willima Evans to John Evans dated Apr 24, 1780. Consid: 1000 pounds 635 acres in Amelia Co.
Book 15
William Sneed mentioned in a land transaction as having land adjoining that of Thomas Jones., Wallace, Charles Irby. Dated Dec 1, 1778
Book 16
Mary Jones wife of Thomas, relinquished her dower rights in land purchased by William Sneed conveyed by deed Jan 17, 1773---obtained May 15, 1783, returned on May 19, 1783
pg 340 Book 16
Richard Winn to Samuel Morgan dated Jan 5, 1784 adjoining the lines of Matthew Wallis, Robert Davis, William Sneed, John Irby. Recorded Feb 26, 1784
Book 17 pg 60
Mentioned in a deed transfer from Medkip Tomson and Judith to Matthew Wallis. Dated Feb 11, 1784 adj lines of William Sneed, John Irby, Tomson and James Crenshaw
Also mentioned two other times in Book 17 where he witnessed a sale/transfer of land on June 25, 1785 and again on July 28, 1785 in a seperate sale.
Question of how Samuel, Israel, James are related to William. Possible cousins? It is said that William is the son of John and Susannah who lived in Hanover/Lousia/New Kent co. (these counties became hanover co. from New Kent and Lousia co. at a later date). John and several sneeds are listed in the Vestry books of Hanover co. from the years beginning in 1720"s. Mentioned are a John, Charles, Henry, Richard, Patrick and a Robert Sneed. Also noted on the census records of 1787, 1790 personal tax and land records. William is initally listed in years beginning in 1738 in Hanover co. it is not known when he may have left Hanover co. for Amelia Co. Much research still needs to be done... what is also noted is that the Tinsley's and a Joseph Bickley are also mentioned in Hanover co. Vestry book as well and also on the census records for 1787 and 1790's, and also 1800.
Also mentioned in the Hanover vestry book is a widdow Snead, a Alice Snead, along with Thomas Tinsley in the same paragraphs. the older John Snead was said to have married Alice Tinsley, daughter of Thomas. He was the father of John who married Susannah Poindexter. Names listed in the Bible record of Robert Sharp also contain the names of Bickley and Poindexter. It seems unlikely that this is not the correct path of the generations prior to Robert.
     
Children of William Sneed and Catherine Sharpe are:
  i.   Lucy Sneed, died Unknown; married Thomas Smith ?? March 13, 1781 in Hanover Co. Virginia; died Unknown.
  Notes for Lucy Sneed:
Noted in the Virginia Migrations Hanover Co. Vol 1 (1723-1850); Vol 2 (1743-1871) marriage record of a Lucy Snead to Tho. Smith pg 89. Possible this was the daughter of William? Doesn't state who her parents were but it would definately fit since William was located in Hanover Co. at this time.

Also note that a Lucy Sneed was married in Wake Co. in Jan 5, 1792 to a Matthew Wall. bondsman was a John Sneed. Could this be a sister of Robert's ? And John? Possibly another brother? Since am not sure of the parentage of Robert, it is possible that it could be. Also a sister Sarah who married a William F. Wallis?? Need to do alot more checking!!!

  ii.   Mary Sneed, died Unknown.
  Notes for Mary Sneed:
Mentioned in her father's will

  iii.   Charles Sneed, born 1745 in Henrico Co. Goochland, Virginia; died Unknown; married Mary Guilliam December 22, 1767 in Henrico, Goochland, Virginia; died Unknown.
  Notes for Charles Sneed:
Questionable as to this being the son of William and Catherine. They were married in 1748 according to the Douglas Register. In the Goochland Marriage records it states the marriage took place in 1746. Charles was supposedly born in 1745. Could have been later after the marriage. As of yet have no documentation as to the birth date.
Other documentation states that Charles contested the will of his father, William, and the land was divided amongst Robert and Charles. The will was dated Feb 5, 1777 and probated in 1783. According to the will, the land was left to the eldest son according to English law. Found no mention of Charles in the will of his father.

  iv.   Catherine Sneed, born April 06, 1748; died Unknown.
  Notes for Catherine Sneed:
Noted in the Douglas Register as the daughter of Will and Catherine Sharp Sneed. She is not mentioned in the will of William.

  More About Catherine Sneed:
Baptism: October 19, 1763
Individual Note: Noted in the Douglas Register pg 298

  v.   Martha Sneed, born June 18, 1750 in Henrico, Goochland Co. Virginia; died Unknown.
  More About Martha Sneed:
Baptism: October 19, 1763
Individual Note: Noted in the Douglas Register pg 298

     
Children of William Sneed and Elizabeth Bickley are:
  i.   Susannah Poindexter Sneed, born February 07, 1747/48; died Unknown.
  ii.   John Bickley Sneed, born August 12, 1751; died Unknown.
  iii.   Sarah Shelton Sneed, born July 06, 1753; died Unknown.
  iv.   William Joseph Sneed, born September 15, 1755; died Unknown.
  v.   Elizabeth Bickley Sneed, born October 12, 1757; died Unknown.
  128 vi.   Robert Sharpe Sneed, born January 23, 1760 in Amelia Co. , Virginia; died Bet. 1841 - 1845 in Wake Co. North Carolina; married UNKNOWN ?? Unknown in unknown.


      288. John Owsley439, born Abt. 1734 in Prince William Co, Virginia440; died September 14, 1764 in Loudoun Co. Virginia440. He was the son of 576. Thomas Owlsey and 577. UNKNOWN Anne. He married 289. Ann Stephens Abt. 1752 in Loudon Co. Virginia.

      289. Ann Stephens441, born Abt. 1730 in Loudoun County, Virginia442; died Aft. 1810 in Tennessee442. She was the daughter of 578. Robert Stephens and 579. Ann ??.

Notes for John Owsley:
Served under Captain Nicholas Minor in the Virginia Militia from Loudon Couty in 1758. Served as Vestryman for Cameron Parish, Loudon County from September 10, 1759 until his death. By deed dated December 12, 1763, he sold the land he had inherited from his father to his brother Thomas Owsley (Loudon Deeds D-19 5) his widow completed the transaction March 12, 1765. John was murdered by F rancis Kennady who was questioned and found guilty at Loudon County on October 8, 1764 and remanded for trial before the court of Oyer and Terminer at Willi amsburg in December 1764. Francis Kennady was tried for the murder of John Ows ley at Williamsburg on December 11, 1764. At that time, Williamsburg was the s tate capital and seat of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, resposible for trial of the more serious cases, to include murder. No record of the actual trial ha s survived. The jury consisted of white male landowners from the county where the prisoner resided. The Court of Oyer and Terminer (meaning "to hear and de cide") was presided over by twelve members of the Council who served as justic es. The councelors were leading colonists appointed for life by the king and constituted the upper house of legislature. The two surviving Williamsburg new spaper issues of the Virginia Gazette for December 1764 make no mention of the trial or its outcome. The results of the trial as stated in the bible of Will iam Owsley states:"Francis Kennady was found guilty of the murder and was exec uted." On November 14, 1769, John's widow was deeded a slave woman named Winne y by her father Robert Stephens. From 1759 through 1764, John appeared as pla intiff, defendant and witness in numerous cases brought before the court in Lo udoun County, Virginia. On Nov. 9, 1763, John was charged with Breach of Peace . His own brother, Thomas was a witness against him. On March 16, 1764, a suit was brought against John Owsley by William Chilton for Trespass and Assault & Battery. Also on the same date, a suit was brought against William Chilton b y John Owsley for the same charges. John was murdered. His brother and sister, Newdigate and Sarah were witnesses against Kennedy. Records show that Kennedy was found guilty of the murder of John Owsley. He later recieved a pardon and was released from jail. Kennedy had inflicted fatal stab wounds to John Owsle y during a brawl. John must have had a "Knack" for making enemies, although it has never been proven that he was a man deserving of such an early and untime ly death. John left behind a wife and five young children.


  Notes for Ann Stephens:
On Nov 19, 1769, Robert Stephens of Cameron Parish, for the natural love and a ffection which I have and do bear unto my well beloved daughter Ann Owsley, Wi dow, gave her a negro female slave named Winney. Shortly afterwards, Ann marri ed John Adams. John Adams started paying taxes on the slave, Winney in 1770. J ohn Adams continued paying taxes on Winney through 1775. Rpbert Stephens died in 1773 leaving most of estate to his wife who probably died around 1783. In 1 784, it is recorded in the final estate admisistration of Robert Stephens that Ann Adams received of hr mother a certain sum of money. By 1777, Ann and her husband John Adams, had moved south from Virginia to North Carolina. They mov ed to Rowan County, NC around 1771 where John was listed as a taxpayer in 1778 . Ann's son-in-laws, William Rice and Joshua Boots and her son, John Owsley, w ere also listed as taxpayers in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1778. They liv ed near Salisbury, NC. John and Ann later moved to Wilkes County, NC around 17 84. John Adams paid taxes on land in Wilkes Co. from 1784 through 1800. John A dams was listed as living in Wilkes Co in 1787 and 1790 Census records. They l ived in the Roaring River community. The following can be found in the minutes of the South Fork Roaring River Baptist Church. Also listed in the church mi nutes are Ann's children Sarah and husband Joshua Botts, Mary and husband Will iam Rice, John and wife Charity. The five children of John Adams born by his f irst wife are listed: John Jr., Jacob, Benjamin, Spencer, Frances, (Female). T he last account of John Adams was in Oct. of 1803 when he conveyed his 172 acr e home tract in Wilkes County to his eldest son, John Jr. It is believed that John Adams Sr died shortly thereafter and that Ann moved to Clairborne County, Tennessee to live with either her son, John or her daughter, Sarah. A Bill of Sale from Anny Adams to her son-in-law, Joshua Botts, is recorded in Clairebo rne Co. TN deed book C, page 229. on Dec 10, 1810. It is beleived that Ann die d shortly thereafter in Clairborne County, Tennessee.
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On Nov 19, 1769, Robert Stephens of Cameron Parish, for the natural love and a ffection which I have and do bear unto my well beloved daughter Ann Owsley, Wi dow, gave her a negro female slave named Winney. Shortly afterwards, Ann marri ed John Adams. John Adams started paying taxes on the slave, Winney in 1770. J ohn Adams continued paying taxes on Winney through 1775. Rpbert Stephens died in 1773 leaving most of estate to his wife who probably died around 1783. In 1 784, it is recorded in the final estate admisistration of Robert Stephens that Ann Adams received of hr mother a certain sum of money. By 1777, Ann and her husband John Adams, had moved south from Virginia to North Carolina. They mov ed to Rowan County, NC around 1771 where John was listed as a taxpayer in 1778 . Ann's son-in-laws, William Rice and Joshua Boots and her son, John Owsley, w ere also listed as taxpayers in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1778. They liv ed near Salisbury, NC. John and Ann later moved to Wilkes County, NC around 17 84. John Adams paid taxes on land in Wilkes Co. from 1784 through 1800. John A dams was listed as living in Wilkes Co in 1787 and 1790 Census records. They l ived in the Roaring River community. The following can be found in the minutes of the South Fork Roaring River Baptist Church. Also listed in the church mi nutes are Ann's children Sarah and husband Joshua Botts, Mary and husband Will iam Rice, John and wife Charity. The five children of John Adams born by his f irst wife are listed: John Jr., Jacob, Benjamin, Spencer, Frances, (Female). T he last account of John Adams was in Oct. of 1803 when he conveyed his 172 acr e home tract in Wilkes County to his eldest son, John Jr. It is believed that John Adams Sr died shortly thereafter and that Ann moved to Clairborne County, Tennessee to live with either her son, John or her daughter, Sarah. A Bill of Sale from Anny Adams to her son-in-law, Joshua Botts, is recorded in Clairebo rne Co. TN deed book C, page 229. on Dec 10, 1810. It is beleived that Ann die d shortly thereafter in Clairborne County, Tennessee.

     
Children of John Owsley and Ann Stephens are:
  i.   Sarah Housely/Owsley442, born Bet. 1753 - 1755442; died Unknown.
  ii.   Mary Housely/Owsley442, born Bet. 1754 - 1756442; died Unknown.
  144 iii.   John Housely/Owsley, born November 06, 1757 in Loudon Co. Virginia; died December 19, 1845 in Claiborne Co. Tennessee; married Charity Barton August 16, 1778 in Rowan Co. North Carolina.
  iv.   Robert Housely/Owsley442, born Abt. 1759442; died Unknown.
  v.   Ann Housely/Owsley442, born Abt. 1761442; died Unknown.


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