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Snapp, Jacob

JACOB SNAPP, farmer and blacksmith, P.O. Centreville, was born in Yates County, N.Y., January 13, 1831, son of George and Elizabeth (Schuler) Snapp, natives of Lebanon County, Penn., and who settled in Sparta, this county) about 1838. Seven of their children are living: Mary, now Mrs. Bushman; Abram, Mrs. Phebe A., Eldred, Henry, Jacob, George and Archibald. When seventeen years of age our subject began to learn the trade of blacksmith in Monroe County, N.Y. He was united in marriage June 25, 1851, with Diantha Day, a sister in-law of the noted John Brown. They settled in Centreville, where Mr. Snapp carried on a blacksmith shop for three years. He then purchased the farm on which he now lives, and immediately began clearing and improving it. He has ninety-seven acres of well-improved land, and in connection with farming has followed his trade a large share of the time. Mrs. Snapp died in November, 1864, leaving five children: Orrin D.; Anna E., now Mrs. Crosby; Lois, now Mrs. Parrish, Lewis and Charles. Mr. Snapp then married, January 31, 1866, Mrs. Mary Blowers, daughter of John and Maria Cullins, of Wyoming County, N.Y., and widow of Jerome Blowers, by whom (Mr. Blowers) she had one son— Norman. To this union were born Mary S., Effie J., Estella O., Floyd J. and Buena Vista. Mr. Snapp is an honest, worthy citizen of his township. His wife is a consistent member of the United Brethren Church. is a genealogy site compiled of biographies from old county history books, user contributions and other sources. Compilation, design, artwork and concept covered by copyright. Copyright ©2013, All rights reserved. Contact me.  Privacy Policy.