Biography of Jacob H. Snook
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Snook, Jacob H., was born in Sand Lake, July 13, 1846, and is a son of William and Harriet (Pitcher) Snook, he a native of Sand Lake and she of Poestenkill. The grandfather, Cornelius Snook, was also born in Sand Lake. His father, Tunis Snook, was born in Holland and was brought to Sand Lake by his parents. He was a minister and preached under trees in Sand Lake. They took up land which was kept in the family until 1877, when the father of Jacob H. sold the homestead and removed to East Greenbush and purchased the farm now owned by Jacob H. He died in 1894. Tunis Snook was for seven years in the Revolutionary war. Jacob H. was educated at Fort Edward Academy, and in 1876 carried Matilda I., daughter of Stephen and Caroline Becker of Schodack. To Mr. and Mrs. Snook has been born one daughter, Jennie H. B., wife of Stephen I. Miller, of Castleton. Mr. Snook has 100 acres of land and does general farming, making a specialty of dairying. He has held the office of collector and inspector.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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