Biography of Philip S. Snyder
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Snyder, Philip S., was born in the town of Dryden, October 4, 1840. His father Ira Snyder, and his grandfather, Henry Snyder, were among the earliest settlers in the town, Henry Snyder coming into the town in 1800, and settling on lot 53. Philip received his education in the common schools and is a self educated man. At the age of thirty he married Nancy Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, of Dryden. In politics he takes the Republican side. In 1887 he bought what was known as the Burton Smith property of sixty four acres and makes a specialty of raising stock and sheep. Our subject is one of the substantial farmers in his town, taking a prominent part in advancing its best interests, and is a conservative, independent man.

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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