Thursday, August 31, 2006

Today in my database : Nancy Ann Snider (b. August 31, 1794)

Today's featured relative in my database is my wife's maternal 4th-great grandmother, Nancy Ann Snider.

Nancy Ann was born August 31, 1794 in Colchester Twp., Essex Co., Ontario, Canada, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (________) Snider. Nancy married married before 1815 to Nathaniel Lewis. Nathaniel was born July 13, 1791 in Canada and died October 20, 1830 in Hagerstown, Wayne Co., IN. Nancy died October 17, 1830 in Hagerstown, Wayne Co., IN. Both are buried in the Ulrich Baptist Cemetery, Hagerstown, IN.

Known children of Nathaniel and Nancy Ann (Snider) Lewis are as follows :
i. Samuel Lewis b. November 26, 1815 Ohio, d. May 7, 1872 Miami Co., IN., m. Mary Matchet
ii. John Lewis b. August 13, 1817 Ohio
iii. Solomon Lewis b. January 9, 1820 Montgomery Co., OH., d. December 18, 1895 Huntington Co., IN., m. Margaret Rhinehart
iv. Nathaniel Lewis b. March 26, 1822 Montgomery Co., OH., d. February 16, 1871 Hamilton Co., IN., m. Mary Zook.
v. Elizabeth Lewis b. December 8, 1824 Montgomery Co., OH., d. May 8, 1891 Huntington Co., IN., m. John Oliver
vi. Susannah Lewis b. January 17, 1827 Montgomery Co., OH., d. March 14, 1859 Wayne Co., IN., m. James W. Dunbar
vii. Aaron Lewis b. September 7, 1829 Wayne Co., IN., d. July 6, 1906 Cass Co., IA., m. Mathilda Reed.

My wife descends from Nathaniel and Nancy Ann (Snider) Lewis through their son, Solomon, as follows :
Nancy Ann Snider and Nathaniel Lewis
Solomon Lewis and Margaret Rhinehart
Jacob Lewis and Marietta Cook
Lawrence Solomon Lewis and Ruth Alice Sills (her great-grandparents)


James E. Lewis said...

This is consistent with everything I have been able to find on Nancy Ann and Nathaniel. I am descended from their last child, Aaron.

Do you have any information on Nathaniel's parents? I have Nathaniel (Senior) in Detroit (1784) and on Riviere La Tranche (now Thames River) a few years later in what is now Ontario. It is quite clear that he was a Moravian (Dunkard, German Baptist, now Brethren) and a Loyalist at the time of the American Revolution. I have found no information on how he got to Detroit and what is now Canada or where he was born and lived in what is now the USA.


Travis LeMaster said...


I do not have information on Nathaniel's parents. Had long suspected he might be a Loyalist, would be interested to see what you've found on Nathaniel's residence in Detroit.