April 29, 2021

Pages 759
Whole Number 43


Mrs. Albert G. Peters, formerly Illinois State Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, has supplied a record of the children of Anna Sparks (1800-1873) and her husband, Adam Snyder (1795-1847). Mrs. Peters copied these records a number of years ago from the "Indiana D.A.R. Genealogical Records Collection,"Vol. I, pp. 73-74. Anna Sparks was a daughter of George and Rachel (Norris) Sparks of Washington County, PA, and later of Taylor County, Virginia (now West Virginia). (See The Sparks Quarterly of June, 1963, No. 2, Whole No. 42, page 734.) She was a sister of Solomon Sparks (1787-1860) whose applications for bounty land based on his service in the War of 1812 appear in this issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 43, pages 757-58.

Anna Sparks was born January 10, 1800, in what is now Taylor County, West Virginia, and died on June 27, 1873. She was married on April 27, 1817, in Virginia to Adam Snyder who was born in Frederick County, Maryland, November 2, 1795, and died May 18, 1847. He served in the War of 1812 and later enlisted in the Army of the Northwest under General Harrison. He participated in the lattle of the Thames.

Adam and Anna (Sparks) Snyder were the parents of the following children: Solomon Snyder, born in 1818, died in 1892; be married (first) Elizabeth Vinnedge in 1839; (second) Lucinda Morris in 1845. Simon Snyder, born October 19, 1819; died August 18, 1878, John Snyder, born October 25, 1821; died March 7, 1865. He married (first) Nancy Ann Kilgore on September 2, 1841; (second) Sarah Jane McCormick, on June 29, 1846. James Snyder, born October 1, 1923; died May 19, 1877; he married Nancy Ann Conger on October 31, 1850. Julia Ann Snyder, born July 31, 1825; died November 4, 1916; the married John Trowbridge on January 29, 1846. Lucinda Snyder, born November 24, 1827; she married George Nitcher on March 13, 1845. Elizabeth Snyder, born February 22, 1830; died September 7, 1863; she married Washington Morris on April 3, 1845. Mary Jane Snyder, born December 29, 1832; died April 2, 1886; she married Baker Falconburg. Delilah Snyder, born February 9, 1834; died March 3, 1916; she married Aaron Molane. David Snyder, born January 22, 1839; died July 16, 1892; he married a woman whose last name was Tye. Amanda Magdalene Snyder, born December 5, 1841; died February 22, 1879; she married David McKane. George Washington Snyder, born November 30, 1846; died October 13, 1922; he married Mary Thomas on May 8, 1884 (?).