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SNEED PLANTATION

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 near Williamsboro, Vance County, North Carolina

originally part of Granville County

PLANTATION NAME: SNEED PLANTATION
ASSOCIATED LINK(s): Montpelier, Ashland, the Sneeds were related to both the Williams and Hendersons
OWNER: Stephen Sneed (1756-1821)
BUILT: ca 1800
ASSOCIATED SURNAMES: Sneed, Henderson, Williams
HISTORY:

Like many other homes in Vance Co., the Sneed Family home was originally in the part of Granville Co. which became Vance Co. in 1881. The patriarch of the Granville County Sneeds was Samuel Sneed (1723-1806) who first appeared in a 1761 deed transaction in Granville Co. He was on a 1769 List of Jurors in Orange Co., and on many of the Tax and Deed records of Granville throughout the mid- to-late 1700s, where he and his son, John Sneed (1757-1808) also appeared in Caswell Co. in 1790, and thereafter, Samuel and several of his sons & their families were then in Person Co. His son, Stephen Sneed (1756-1821) remained in Granville, where he held several different offices, including County Clerk, a position that several of his sons also served in the ensuing years. Stephen married on Jan. 4, 1780 to Mary Williams (1761-1826), daughter of William Williams (1733-1775) & Phillis Beckham (1737-1792). William died at the age of 43 in Boonesborough, KY, apparently as a result of wounds suffered during an Indian attack. William's brother was Judge John Williams (1731-1799) the well-known justice and statesman who lived in Granville Co. and both men were among the investors in the Transylvania Company, formed by their cousin, Richard Henderson (1735-1785), which was a venture meant to expand settlement into what is now Kentucky.

Stephen  & Mary's children were:
William Morgan Sneed (1780-1849)
Dr. James Sneed (1783-1841)
Archibald Henderson Sneed (1786-1829)
Maj. Junius Sneed (1788-1843)
Dr. Richard R. Sneed (1790-1861)
Stephen Koutousoff Sneed (1794-1841)
Samuel Farrar Sneed (1795-1837)
Emily Dudley Sneed (1797-1827)
Albert Gallatin Sneed (1799-1874)
Sarah Williams Sneed (1802-1832)

By 1850, most of the Stephen Sneed Family had left Granville Co., having moved on to Georgia, Tennessee, & Mississippi, although a few grandchildren remained in NC, but living in Johnston & Guilford Counties. Richard Sneed was the last of Stephen's sons living in Granville. He had married in 1814, Lucy Farrar Henderson (1800-1868) daughter of the former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Leonard Henderson (1772-1833) & Frances Farrar (ca 1765-1845). Leonard Henderson was the son of Richard Henderson (1735-1785), the owner of Ashland Plantation. Leonard's mother, Elizabeth Keeling (ca 1742-1792), was a step-daughter of Judge John Williams, of Montpelier Plantation, and even though that plantation went to Elizabeth's sister, Agatha Williams-Burton's family, Leonard spent a great deal of time at Montpelier.
Richard Sneed moved most of his family to Henderson Co.,Kentucky in 1852, with the exceptions of his daughter, Sallie G. Sneed, who had married in 1845, and lived in Warren Co., and his oldest son, William Morgan Sneed who remained in Granville County, the last of the Sneeds in the County. Richard sold some of his slaves to his son, and the rest went with him to Kentucky.

 

SLAVE POPULATION:

Slaves named in the "Negro Birth Records" of Richard Sneed Family Bible:

  • Alexander,born June 27, 1819, first son of Matilda
  • James Cook, born January 7, 1820, first son of Agnes
  • William, born February 7, 1822, son of Caty & George
  • John, born June 10, 1821, second son of Matilda
  • Rachel, born October 15, 1825, first daughter of Agnes
  • Nancy, born December 10, 1822, first daughter of Matilda
  • Silog, born February 1824, first daughter of Caty & George
  • Polly, born December 1824, second daughter of Matilda
  • Rose, born December 1826, second daughter of Caty & George
  • Tempy, born February 9, 1827, daughter of Deannah
  • Ellen, born October 1829, third daughter of Matilda
  • Mary Jane, born October 6, 1831, third daughter of Deannah
  • Andrew Ligon, born May 10, 1833, son of Simon & Deannah
  • Julia, born October 25, 1837, first child of Amanda
  • M.H. Freedr?, born December 1,1837, fifth daughter of Matilda
  • Thomas, born November 16, 1838, third son of Matilda
  • Powhatan, born January 28, 1839, first son of Amanda -sold to Archibald E. Henderson, Granville Co. in 1848
  • Isabella/Alice, born February 29, 1841, second daughter of Nancy & Henry (apparent name change)
  • Junious, born January 14, 1842, second son of Amanda -sold to Archibald E. Henderson, Granville Co. in 1848
  • Car Pleconer(?),born at Montpelier September 15, 1842, daughter of Matilda
  • William Barry Grove, born February 1, 1847, fourth son of Amanda -sold to Archibald E. Henderson, Granville Co., in 1848
  • Hanson Trueman, born March 27, 1847, first son of Tempy
  • Sally Green, born September 13, 1847, first daughter & third child of Betsy
  • George, born July 24, 1845, first son of Rose -sold to Archibald E. Henderson, Granville Co. in 1848
  • Dallas, born January 29, 1845, third son of Amanda & Elick - sold to Archibald E. Henderson Granville Co. in 1848
  • Unknown, born March 7, 1848, first daughter and 2nd child of Rose
  • Unknown, born October 9, 1848, second son of Tempy
  • Betsy, born July 12, 1849, third daughter of Nancy
  • Isabella, born June 19, 1845, second daughter of Nancy
  • Cain, born August 21, 1843, first son of Polly
  • Aaron, born June 19, 1845, second son of Polly
  • James, born September 19, 1847, first son and third child of Nancy & Henry Buster
  • William, born February 1, 1847, fourth son of Amanda
  • Sally, born September 25, 1847, first daughter of Polly
  • Ann Martin, born September 23, 1849, daughter of Elick & Amanda
  • Terry, born March 21, 1850, son of Polly
  • John, born March 7, 1857, fifth son of Amanda
  • Sam, born March 3, 1850, third son of Tempy
  • Walter, born June 16, 1852, child of Nancy
  • Elick, born October 19, 1854 in Henderson, Kentucky, sixth son of Amanda
  • Peter, the blacksmith, born about 1806, sold to William M. Sneed (son of Richard) in 1843
  • Mildred, and her 3 children Margaret, Tom, Cary - sold to Archibald E. Henderson, Granville, in 1848

 See: Sneed Family Bible, contains list of Slaves from Richard Sneed Bible, and names of slaves from abstracted Deed Books
Sneed Plantation- Slave Names with additional family information

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STEPHEN SNEED (1756-1821)

Slaves from Will of STEPHEN SNEED-1821
To son WILLIAM M. SNEED:
POLLY

To son JAMES SNEED:
NERO
ANTHONY

To son ARCHIBALD H. SNEED:
NELSON
JACOB
HENRIETTA
CALEB (brother to Henrietta)

To son JUNIUS SNEED:
SILLER
EMAJIN (Siller's child)
NANCY
NED

To son RICHARD SNEED:
HENRY (son of RACHEL)
AGNES
HARRY (purchased of Thomas Jordan)

To son STEPHEN K. SNEED:
ISHAM
CHARITY

To daughter EMILY SNEED:
FANNY
MINERVA

To son ALBERT SNEED:
NICHOLAS the tanner
FRANKEY (wife of Nicholas)
WILLIAM & HENRY (their sons)

To daughter SALLY W. GREEN:
JINNY
FRANCES

To son SAMUEL F. SNEED:
OSKAR
CUDJO

 

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Including records of the original Granville Co. SNEED patriarch, Samuel Sneed, who lived the last few years of his life in Person Co. and his sons. Although they did not live on this Sneed plantation, some of the Slaves were passed down from Samuel as can be seen in these transcriptions.

SAMUEL SNEED (1723-1806)

Person County May Term 1807
Inventory of the Estate of SAMUEL SNEED dec'd-
Negroes GEORGE, CATE, PETER, RACHAL, EASTER, JAMES, QUALLICE, REUBIN, GRANVILLE, PATT, ROSE, FRANK, SARAH, DINER & LYDDIA

An Account of the sales of the Property of SAMUEL SNEED dec'd on the 24 December 1806:
[Slaves named were]

JOHN SNEED
To 2 Slaves PAT & DYNER - $120
To 2 Slaves GEORGE & CATE - 92.1

THOMAS SNEED
To 1 Slave man QUALICE - 184

LEMUEL SNEED
To 1 Old Slave man PETER - 5-0-6

DANIEL GOOCH
To 1 Slave boy FRANK - 100
To 1 Slave girl SARAH - 60-1-6


An account of Sales of the Estate of SAMUEL SNEED dec'd made the 18th, 19th & 20th February 1823 on a credit until the 1st January 1824.
Names of Purchasers; Slaves & purchase price are included:

THOMAS SNEED SEN'R:
Slave man GRANVILLE -$490

LEMUEL SNEED:
Slave man JIM - $220.00
Slave Woman EASTER - 110.05
Slave Boy HUMPHREY - 282.25

FRANCIS TIMBERLAKE:
Slave woman LIDDY - $370.05

DANIEL GOOCH SEN'R:
Slave Girl MINERVA - $310.00

STEPHEN K. SNEED:
Slave girl TEMPE - $299.00

ROBERT R. SWINNEY:
Slave girl HARRIET - $285.00

BENJAMIN HESTER:
Slave woman ROSE & Child - $501.50

SAMUEL EVANS:
Slave girl JULIETTE - $161.50

SION CARRINGTON:
Slave man REUBEN - $251.25
 

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JOHN SNEED (ca 1757-1808) son of Samuel Sneed & Jane Dudley

Person County, November 1809:

An Additional Inventory of JOHN SNEED taken the first day of October 1809
One Negro Man SIPHERO
One woman PATT
One Negro girl DINAH
One Negro boy SACK sold to GREEN WOMACK for the sum of 290 dollars

A List of Sale of JOHN SNEED property sold 5th October 1809
1 Negro man SIPERO to JANE SNEED
1 Negro woman PATT to JAMES WILLIAMSON
1 Negro girl DINNAH to BENJAMIN BULLOCK

An additional Inventory of JOHN SNEED Estate taken the 15th of February 1810.
To one Negro man ABRAM
The amount of Sales of JOHN SNEED Property this __ of March 1810 to one Negro man sold for 226.

March 14th 1820
THOMAS BURTON in acct with the Heirs of JOHN SNEED Decd
To one negro man SIPIO $111 -00 given under my hand this 25th of September 1820
THOMAS BURTON Gardian

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THOMAS SNEED (1772-1825) son of Samuel Sneed & Jane Dudley

Estate of THOMAS SNEED - 1825
Inventory of Slaves
37 Slaves:
DAVID
QUALLIE
SAM
TOM
BOB
NEWMAN
DICK
GRANVILLE
MARY
JACKSON
JIMCRACK
HULDAH
FRANK
MILTON
NORWOOD
CHARLOTTE
CHLOE
DULSE
STANFORD
HENDERSON
CALVIN
DELPH
PENNY
HARRY
ANNA
AMY
DUNCAN
CILLA
TILLAH
MINAH
DAVE
CRAWFORD
LOUISA
BETT
HANNAH
ROWAN
ANDERSON

A List of Sales of THOMAS SNEED dec'd made by JONATHAN P. SNEED Adm'r on the 17th of November 1825:
1 Negro woman & her child CALVIN - LEVI McCALLUM - $291
1 Boy HENDERSON - DAVID WOODS - 183
1 Man NEWMAN -T.V.HARGIS - 325
1 Girl DULSE - JOHN BUMPASS - 319
1 Woman DELPH & Child DUNCAN -- BENJA. BULLOCK - 319
1 Woman TILLER & Child CRAWFORD - LEVI McCALLUM - 326
1 Girl LOUISA - T. V. HARGIS - 301
1 Girl FRANKEY - WM. MOORE - 301
1 Boy DICK - PHILLIPS MOORE - 526
1 Boy BOB - DUDLEY SNEED - 540
1 Boy TOM blacksmith - DUDLEY SNEED 413
1 Girl PENNY & child - SCILLAR - DAVID WOODS - 512
1 Boy STANFORD - JNO. J. CARRINGTON - 352
1 Boy GRANVILLE - LEVI McCALLUM - 500
1 Boy ANDERSON - LEVI McCALLUM - 238
1 Girl HANNAH - MERIDETH CRUISE -351
1 Girl MARY & Child JACKSON - DICEY MANGUM - 463
1 Boy HARRY - DAVID WOODS - 490
1 Boy DAVID - LEVI McCALLUM - 180
1 Girl MIMA - JNO. J. CARRINGTON - 150
1 Boy JIM CRACK miller -D. SNEED - 651
1 Woman HULDA & Child CHARLOTTE - D. SNEED - 500
1 Girl ANNA - JOHN E. CARRINGTON - 275
1 Girl AMY - BENJ'A BULLOCK - 152
1 Girl ROWANNE - LEVI McCALLUM - 277
1 Boy MILTON - D. SNEED - 231
1 Boy NORWOOD - D. SNEED - 226

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LEMUEL SNEED (ca 1775-1825)son of Samuel Sneed & Jane Dudley

Distributed the following Slaves of LEMUEL SNEED, Person County, NC, Dec 17, 1825:

BOB -$556 No.1 - NANCY SNEED
JIM JR. No.2 - AMERICUS J. SNEED
RICHMOND $550 No.3 - SAMUEL SNEED

JIM SEN'R $106.25
ERYSSES $112
SHARLOT $367
To No. 4 -THOMAS SNEED = $585.25

JOE $231.25
MEHALA $257
DELILY $150
To No. 5 - JAMES SNEED = $638.25

JACK $100
PETER $300
LUCINDA $200
To No. 6 - FRANCES TIMBERLAKE = $600

LUCY $300
UMPHREY $250
To No. 7 - ELIZABETH D. SNEED - $550

EADY $318
JESSE $161
To No. 8 - JOHN R. SNEED = $479

MARIAH $203
ERASMUS $175
RENEY $185
To No. 9 - Widow ELIZABETH SNEED = $563

 

  Richard & Lucy Henderson-Sneed's children were:
William Morgan Sneed (1819-1891) m:1st. Louisa Maria Bethel, 2nd. Sarah Ann Lewis-Bullock (a widow)
Cornelia Sneed (1822-1875) m: Tignal Jones Hopkins
Sallie Green Sneed (1825-1886) m: John Read
Emily Dudley Sneed (1827-aft 1880) m: James Alves Jr.
Elizabeth H. Sneed (1829-1864) m: James Alves Jr.
Lucy Farrar H. Sneed (1832-bfr 1870)m: George Walker Herr
Jeannie "Jane" Sneed (1834-1881) Never married
Leonard Henderson Sneed (1836-1863)Never married
Ella Sneed (1840-1866) m: John H. Butler
Stephen Koutousoff Sneed (1841-1910) m: Marianna Soaper

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The patriarch, Samuel Sneed (1723-1806) & wife Jane Dudley (ca 1733-1823) had children:
Philip Sneed (ca 1754-bef 1824)m: Jemima Ann Mitchell
Dudley Sneed (ca 1755-ca 1810) m: Unknown
Stephen Sneed (1756-1821) m: Mary Williams
John Sneed (ca 1757-1808) m: Susanna Redd
Emily Sneed (ca 1758-1803) m: William Ragland
Hannah Sneed (ca 1760-1796) m: Samuel Farrar Williams
Nancy Sneed (1766-1823) m: Daniel Gooch
Thomas Sneed (1772-1825) m: Nancy Ann Parker
Lemuel Sneed (ca 1775-1825) m: Elizabeth Redd



MISCELLANEOUS:

My North Carolina Roots Family Tree: Richard R Sneed; Will of Stephen Sneed-1821; Estate of John Sneed-1809; Estate & Will of Samuel Sneed-1806; Estate of Thomas Sneed-1825; Estate of Lemuel Sneed-1826

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