Shipley Wilson Snow[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1816 - 1905  (88 years)


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  • Name Shipley Wilson Snow 
    Born 5 Feb 1816  Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Died 1905  Stanstead, Memphremagog, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptized (LDS) 22 Nov 1927 
    Endowed (LDS) 25 Nov 1927  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I48445  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father Levi Snow,   b. 22 Jul 1782, West Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1841, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother 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 P (LDS) 10 Nov 1983  ARIZO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F180  Group Sheet

    Family Jean Hunter,   b. Abt 1818, (of), Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1837  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Sealed S (LDS) 25 Nov 1927  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F19517  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • The Snow Family, Boston Transcript, Note 2685 pt. I, gives his approx. b. date and says he moved to Stanstead, Canada.

      BIRTH: MARRIAGE: DEATH: Valiant in the Faith, p. 643. Says he had no children.

      SHIPLEY) 'II ON SNOW (7
      Uncle Shipley And his wife, Jean Hunter lived in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada about 40 miles north of St.Johnsbury, Vermont. The town is on the border so that part of it is in Canada And part in Vermont. After Uncle Erastus paid his last visit to Uncle Shipley And Levi Mason n at Woonsocket,Rhode Island, I can find nothing more About Uncle Shipley until he was visited by his nephews, William J. and Edward H.Snow in 1901. I am inserting an Account of this visit from Edward's diary.
      "Jan.29,1901 William J. and I left Brooklyn for Stanstead, Canada to visit Uncle Shipley Snow, the only surviving brother of our fathers. We stopped at St. Johnsbury on our way to Stanstead. We arrived there about 7:30 P.M. Tuesday night. Here our fathers had.been born. We walked around the town now about 7,000 population. The night was cold 24 below zero. We imagined that in their youth our fathers had been all. over the ground we were now walking on, and coasted down the hills that were covered with snow. We stopped at the Avenue House. Wednesday we called on the Editor of the St.Johnsbury Republic to whom we told our story. He treated us nicely And took a few items for his paper. He referred us to Rev. Fairbanks the historian of the town.
      We called on Mr. Fairbanks. He could not tell us where the old Snow farm was, but told me the probable origin of my father's name, Erastus Fairbanks Snow. There was living, At St. Johnsbury, at the time of my father's birth, a prominent man by the name of Erastus Fairbanks, who was a brother and partner of the inventor of the platform scales. Father was undoubtedly named for him.
      10:45 A.M. we took the train for Stanstead, and arrived at 2:20 P.M. We met Uncle Shipley who, with his wife, was with a Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Hunter. Mr. Hunter was Shipley's brother-in-law.
      Uncle Shipley was glad to see us. "We made him guess whose sons we were. He looked and finally decided that William was the son of Erastus. We told him then that I was Erastus son and William was William's son. We remained with Uncle Shipley until Friday the 1st. During All this time we talked and he talked. We asked all the questions we could think of and so did he. Uncle Shipley is a grand old man, 85 years old, hale and hearty, clear headed, learned in religious lore, science, and Astronomy. He is honest and fearless, And beloved by everybody. For 15 years he was Mayor of Stanstead. He has lived there since he was 21. He said that he made a trip to Nauvoo in 1842 to visit his people. He is a harness maker And has made a fairly good living but is now living for the most part on the charity of Mr, And Mrs. Hunter. He built an $8,000 house which he had to mortgage. His wife, Aunt Jean, has been an invalid for 35 years. They have never had any children. He doesn't look like father Uncle William, or Willard (I never saw Uncle Zerubbabel but his mannerisms are like father's. He twitches his mouth and strokes his slender beard as he thinks out the thoughts which are sure to be worth something. He is an Agnostic I should say, He has had the Gospel preached to him by father, Uncle Zera, and Jacob Gates. He does not deny but will accept nothing that reason does not sanction. He treated us fine. So did Mrs. Hunter and her husband and daughter Fanny.
      Uncle Shipley died in 1905 and I think he was buried in Stanstead.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

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

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

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

    5. [S48707]

    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.