Biography of William H. Snyder
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Snyder, William Henry, a native of Herkimer county, was born September 24, 1844, a son of Martin Snyder, whose father was also Martin Snyder, and born in the same county. His wife was Tina Archer, whose mother lived in Oneida county, for one hundred and four years. Our subject's father was a farmer, who came to Huron in 1865, with his wife, who was Catherine Peeler. Their children were Reuben, Calvin, and William H. Our subject came to Huron in 1865, and in 1862 enlisted in Co. K., 9th Heavy Artillery and participated in all the battles of that regiment. He was wounded at Cold Harbor in a hand to hand conflict in the Confederate lines, returned to his regiment and participated in the following battles: Ocequan Creek, September 19, 1864, Cedar Creek, October 19th, Fisher's Hill, Petersburg and Richmond and Sailor's Creek. Was captured on picket line in front of Petersburg at night and escaped by crawling under a brush pile. His rank was sergeant and he served three years. His brother, Calvin, joined the same company, and was wounded in 1864 and died later at City Point. In 1865 William purchased his farm and has made tobacco his special crop. In 1867 he married Eliza E., daughter of Philip and Charlotte Thomas of Huron. Their children are Flora A., widow of Edwin Cleveland of Rose, born in 1870 and Horace C., 1873. Our subject is a member of G. A. R. Keeslar Post, No. 55, and a Democrat, and has served as inspector several terms.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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