Ebenezer Snow

This information is contributed by Jeanne Rinear

Ebenezer SNOW was born in 1758 in Kent County, Delaware, and was probably the oldest child of his parents. He died July 31, 1835, in Morgan County, Tennessee. He grew to young manhood in Kent County, where in 1775, at age of seventeen, he volunteered for four months service in the Revolutionary War. He served as a private in Captain Mathew Monliff's Company, a part of Colonel Samuel Patterson's Delaware regiment. During his tour of duty he was in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and spent most of his time in garrison. At the end of the four months, he stated that "General Washington was present and ordered our discharges." The Snows evidently moved to North Carolina during the war and once again Ebenezer volunteered for three more months of service, this time in Surry County, North Carolina. He served under Captain Wright and Lieutenant Clark, and at Bell's Mills, Randolph County, N.C. under Captain Thomas Duggan. As part of Colonel James's Duggan's command, they aided in eliminating guerillas from the countryside. Soon after the war had ended, Ebenezer Snow was married in September 1783, in Surry County, North Carolina, to Sally Wicker, born about 1761 in North Carolina and died after 1850 in Morgan County, Tenn. perhaps at the home of her son James, as she was listed as living in his household in census record. Ebenezer and Sally had several children most were born in N. C. In 1806 Ebenezer and Sally and their family, including some of his brothers and perhaps other relatives, moved to Tennessee. They moved across the mountains by pack horse and brought very little with them; some of what they did bring was ruined by rain, including Ebenezer's Revolutionary War discharges.
Update: Ebenezer Snow - b c 1758 DE d 7-3l-1835 TN m Sally Wicker, Pvt DE NC PNSR WPNS. DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, page 2733.The PNSR and WPNS indicate that there are both a pension and widow's pension on file at the National Archives.

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