Levi Snow[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]

Male 1782 - 1841  (59 years)


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  • Name Levi Snow 
    Born 22 Jul 1782  West Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Nov 1841  Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Endowed (LDS) 23 May 1877  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Baptized (LDS) 14 Dec 1967  [12
    Buried Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30156  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father Zerrubbabel Snow,   b. 12 Aug 1741, Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1795, Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Trowbridge,   b. 25 Feb 1745, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1818, Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1766  (of), Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 25 Mar 1965  IFALL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16250  Group Sheet

    Family Lucina Streeter,   b. 16 Oct 1785, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1801  Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 2 Feb 1888  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. William Snow,   b. 14 Dec 1806, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1879, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Zerubbabel Snow,   b. 29 Mar 1809, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1888, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Willard Trowbridge Snow,   b. 6 Nov 1811, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1853, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire East Riding, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. Mary Minerva Snow,   b. 20 Jul 1813, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1891, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Erastus Snow,   b. 9 Nov 1818, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1888, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Charles Van Rensselaer Snow,   b. 24 Aug 1821, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1879, Auburn, Nemaha, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     7. Lydia Mason Snow,   b. 7 Dec 1823, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1900, Rock Port, Atchison, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Melissa Diantha Snow,   b. 20 Aug 1826, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1903, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. Levi Mason Snow,   b. 15 Jul 1803, Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 66 years)
     10. Lucina Snow,   b. 20 Aug 1804, Lunenburg, Essex, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1861, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     11. Shipley Wilson Snow,   b. 5 Feb 1816, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Stanstead, Memphremagog, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F180  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 1841 - Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 66.5 Half Breed, Iowa.

      BURIED: Buried on Banks of Mississippi River

      OTHER SOURCES: In the articles of his son Erastus F. Snow it tells the Levi Snow & his mother Lucina were early settlers of the Massachusetts Colony. Levi is mentioned in several articles in his sons file at Land Records, Nauvoo Ill:

      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 40, pp 6-16,
      LDS Biographical Encyclopedia & a Journal or Sketch of LIfe of Erastes Snow also mentions his father Levi.
      Book Erastus Snow has information on Levi Snow : pp 2, 3, 7, 11, 12, 734, death p 70, defends Far West p 45, in Nauvoo, 49, 63 and 15, 18, 20, 31

      Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Vol 4, pp 2871-2872

      HISTORY: The Snow Family, Boston Transcript, Note 2685 pt I, gives his b. date as 1 Nov 1787, names of wife and children. Says he moved from Chesterfield to St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and later to Far West, Missouri.

      BIRTH: Valiant in the Faith, p. 636. P. 643 gives biography.

      MARRIAGE: Valiant in the Faith, p 636

      DEATH: Valiant in the Faith, p 636

      SOURCE: 1- William Snow Journal
      2- St. Johnsbury VT, Vital Stat.
      3- "History of Levi and Lucina Streeter Snow", Bessie Snow
      4- Nauvoo Temple Records
      5- St. George Temple Records
      6- Records of Bernell E.S. Gardner

      LEVI AND LUCINA STREETER SNOW FAMILY HISTORY
      Comptonts Encyclopedia says:
      '"When other states point to their wealth in oil, coal, soil, and forests, the 'Green Mountain state points to her children as her greatest treasure. Vermont's rugged hills and peaceful valleys are a last stronghold for that able resolute type, the rural New England Yankee, developed.when Puritan colonists pitted their strength against the wilderness to carve out a new nation.' The staunch character of these shrewd and thrifty people, hardly less firm than the state's far-famed granite and marble, has greatly influenced America. It has been said that Vermont counts more native sons in the nation's notables than any other state, in proportion to population. The state has always been noted for marked interest in education. Vermont was the home of Professor John Dewey, philosopher and educator. Champlain and his men were the first white men to see the Green Mountains.,
      Daniel Webster once said,
      "When a man goes into business, he hangs out something in front of his shop to indicate what his trade is. If
      he is a watchmaker, he hangs out a giant watch; if he is a shoemaker, he han gs out a giant shoes if he is a pen maker, he hangs out a giant pen. But here in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Where life is hard and the struggle for existence is intense, God hung out the face of a -giant man to indicate that in this rugged land he makes men:'
      Fairbanks History of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, says,
      "For a number of years after the American Revolution there was a large immigration to Vermont. Nowhere in the country could there be found more energetic, reliant, and patriotic citizens than the Green Mountain Boys who lived there, The stern stuff that was in them had been toughened by their desperate three-cornered fight for independenbe, and when they finally set up a government of their own, they had won respect not only for courage but for expertness in handling public affairs. As yet there was no capital or state house but there were men, capable of self-government; the General Assembly met somewhere each October and legislated on all matters of public concern. They established coinage, fixed weights and measures, set up a Post Office department, and pony express, organized a militia that included nearly every man in the state capable of bearing arms. This consideration, of these splendid citizens, and cheapness of new lands which could not be taxed for the heavy war debts, induced a large immigration of young and enterprising men into this northern wilderness. Many were on the ground before the lots were surveyed, or the charter drawn up."
      Levi Snow, with his wife and one son, Levi Mason, probably went into Vermont with this stream of immigrants. He was a son of Captain Zerubbabel Snow and Mary Trowbridge. He had been born and reared in Chesterfield, New Hampshire and had lived there until his marriage to Lucina Streeter in 1801. Their first son, Levi Mason
      19
      was born there July 15, 1803, By August 1803 they had moved to Lunenburg; Vermont. Their second child, Lucina, was born in ' Lunenburg, Aug. 20, 1804. By 1806 they had moved to St, Johnsbury, Vermont because their third child, William was born there Dec. 14, 1806, They remained in St. Johnsbury until 1836,
      The different parts of the town of St. Johnsbury had various names' as Sanger's Mill, the Spaulding Neithborhood, East Village, Cole Corner, etc, Levi settled, with his family, in the northeastern corner of the township called Chesterfield. This section received its name from families who had migrated there from Chesterfield, New Hampshire, Here Levi joined his brother James, and his sisters Molly and Lydia who had been living there as early as 1793 and t94, Today Chesterfield is a farming district on the outskirts of St, Johnsbury. The children are transported by bus into the schools of the city.
      Here Levi cleared the rocks and trees from the virgin soil and took up farming, But the land he tilled was poor, his family was large, and rigid economy and unflagging industry were required on the part of both parents and children in order that want might be avoided and respectability maintained, Educational facilities were extremely meagre, and books were scarce. Schools at that time were known as grammar schools in which were taught reading, spelling, writing, arithmetic, geography, grammar, and little else. The schools were in session only a few weeks each year, Grandfather Levi's children must have made the most of their educational opportunities because several of them taught school, Uncle Erastus says that his father saw to it that his children obtained at least a meagre education.
      Here in the Chesterfield district Grandfather Levi and his family lived for over thirty years, All but the first two of his eleven children were born there. Five of them married there, and they likely received most of their education there. Because of this I am going to insert here a short sketch of the history of St. Johnsbury, Vermont to give the reader an idea of the type of life they lived and the conditions they grew up under.

  • Sources 
    1. [S58] Book - LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4 vols, Jenson, Andrew, (Andrew Jenson History Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, 1901), & a Journal or Sketch of LIfe of Erastes Snow also mentions hi.

    2. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 40, pp 6-16,.

    3. [S9] Book - Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, 4 vols, International Society of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1998), , Vol 4, pp 2871-2872.

    4. [S35] Internet Link - Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998).

    5. [S210] Newspaper - Boston Transcript Genealogy Newspaper Columns: Clippings of June 6, 1896 - April 30, 1941, mcd/C S69/B6., The Snow Family, Note 2685 pt I.

    6. [S211] Book - Valiant in the Faith : Gardner and Sarah Snow and Their Family, Archibald F. and Ella M. Bennett and Barbara Bennett Roach, (Murray, Utah : Roylance Publishing, c1990), 929.273 Sn61b., P. 643.

    7. [S6759] Book - Snow : History of Levi and Lucina Streeter Snow Family, Snow, Bess, Compiler, (1940), Q 929.273 Sn61sb..

    8. [S214] Manuscript - William Snow Journal, Snow William 1806-1879, Manuscript Collection 1130 HBLL MSS SC 857..

    9. [S213] USA - Vermont - Town records, 1788-1843, Saint Johnsbury Vermont Town Clerk, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1951, 1973, 1993-1994), FHL Film # 944167..

    10. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George.

    11. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo.

    12. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    13. [S217] Family History Research, by Linda Snow Westover, Orem, Utah, 2006-04-19.

    14. [S30363]