Biography of Bradford Snyder
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Snyder, Bradford, was born in the town of Dryden, February 24, 1836. His father, Jeremiah, came to this town in June, 1801, and settled on lot forty three. The family were of German descent, and came to New Jersey from Germany, two of the brothers, Henry and Christopher, being among the pioneer settlers in Dryden, Peter taking up a section of 640 acre; to which he afterwards added, acquiring eventually 1,000 acres, which he distributed among his seven sons, two daughters and a granddaughter. Our subject now resides on the homstead, having 160 acres of the original Snyder purchase. Bradford Snyder was educated at the old eight square brick school house, and finished at the Ithaca Academy under S. D. Carr. At the age of thirty six he married Ann, daughter of William Doxtader of Stratford, Fulton county, and they have four children: Ward, Nora, Lena and Reva. Mr. Snyder is a Republican, and is now serving as overseer of the poor. He is also secretary of the Drycbn and Groton Fire Insurance company, having held both offices for the past twelve years.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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