I am researching the lineage of the African-American Sneed Family of Hampton, Virginia. I am seeking information on my parternal grandfather, William Sneed, and my grandmother, Mattie Pigott Sneed. The 1900 US Census records have William Sneed in Chincoteague, Virginia living as a boarder with, I believe his brother, his brothers's wife and thier mother. There are unsubstantiated records that has him being born in Horntown, Virginia on January 20, 1875. During the 1920's and 1940's he leased or owned two boats, one which was the John W. Brown in which he sailed out of Hampton, Virginia. He carried cargo from North Carolina to Bridgeport, Connecticut. He married Mattie Pigott or Pickett around the 1910's. She is listed in the 1910 US Census records. She was the daughter of Rosetta Pigott from Postsmouth Villiage on Postsmonth Island. Postsmouth Island is of the southern tip of Ocracoke, North Carolina.
I understand my grandfather often saw his wife Mattie clamming off the beach of Postmonth Island when he sailed in the channels between Ocracoke and Postmonth Island. Mattie and William had seven children and raised their family in a house he built at 204 Grant Street in Hampton, Virginia. His son, Stanley F. Sneed Sr. was the last to live there. He raised his first four children before selling the property in 1956. The house was replace with a building that now houses a credit union on Armistice Avenue and Grant Street.
I am also seeking information on my maternal grandfather Charles Brown, the son of Anderson Brown of Buckingham County, Virgina and my grandmother, Adelaide (Bullip or Odom). Charlie Brown was born Buckingham County, Virginia abt. January 1888. He married my grandmother (b. June 1, 1901 [maybe 1898]) on May 15, 1919. She gave birth to eleven children and rasied their family in Phoebus, Virginia on Fulton Street.
Latest information on Captain William Sneed. I found his mother and father at the National Achieves July 19, 2007:
Edward Snead, Civil War Vet U. S. C. Infantry Company H, 9 Reg. Accomac Co, VA, 1863
Edward Snead, b c1836, m Sarah b 1840/12, Accomac Co, VA
Samuel Snead, b 1871/8, m Millie A. b 1875/11, Accomac Co, VA
Elizabeth (Bell) Snead, b 1872/8, Accomac Co, VA
William Sneed, b 1875/11, Accomac Co, VA m Mattie Piggot b c1881 Portsmonth Island, NC
Hennie Snead, b c1877, Accomac Co. VA
Sarah Snead, b 1880, Accomac Co, VA
Portsmonth Island: www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/us_ns/nc/port_loo.htm
Chincoteague Island: www.chincoteague.com/history/
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