Snodgrass, Alexander

Submitted by Terrence A. Whalen on Mon, 07/26/2010 - 02:44

History of Mercer County C 1885
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Alexander SNODGRASS, farmer, post office Greenville, was born in what is now Greene Twp June 28, 1828, and is a son of John SNODGRASS, a native of Ireland, who came to Mercer County about 1825. In 1827, He married Anna, daughter of Thomas and Isabella (McCLELLAN) LISTEN, the former a native of Ireland, and the lattewr of Crawford County, PA. And who settled north of Greenville, in West Salem Twp, at an early date, where both died. John SNODGRASS located in Greene Twp after his marriage, and there reared 6 sons and 4 daughters: Alexander, Joh (Decease) Thomas, Margaret, Isabella, Amos, Mary, William (Deceased), Robert and Jane. His parents died on the old homestead in Greene Twp, in the faith oif the United Presbyterian Church. Alexander has passed his whole life in Mercer County. He was married on June 28, 1859 to Jane, daughter of John and Rachel (MCMILLEN) FERGUSON, the former a native of Ireland, and the latter of Fayette County, PA. John FERGUSON emmigrated to Westmoreland County, PA with his parents, John and Ann (JOHNSTON) FERGUSON., in 1790, and removed with his father to this Twp in the spring of 1798. He served as Captain in the war of 1812, and spent the balance of his life in this Twp. Mrs. SNODGRASS has raised three daughters, Mary E, wife of John REED, of Hempfield Twp, Rachel J, wife of Charles REIGLE, of Sugar Grove Twp, and Annabel, deceased. Mr. SNODGRASS and wife are members of the United Presbyterian Church and in politics he is a democrat. He and his wife are descendants of two old families., and are well known citizens of this county.

 
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