[Susan, Samuel Sidney, Samuel, Sidney]
Ebenezer Hazard Snowden
(27 Jun 1799, Princeton NJ)
+ Elizabeth Alison Smith 15 May 1826
Samuel Hazard Snowden
James Glassel Snowden
[married Rildah Mariah "Maria" Smith]
Mary C. Snowden
[married John Metcalf]
Susan Breese Snowden
[married Desba Patton]
Matilda B. Snowden
[married James M. Williamson]
He was named for his half grandaunt's husband, Postmaster Ebenezer Hazard.
History of Luzerne County
Ebenezer Hazard Snowden, retired clergyman, Forty Fort borough, was born June 27, 1799, at Princeton, N.J.,
and is a son of Samuel Finley and Susan (Breese) Snowden, natives of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and of Scotch and English origin,
respectively. Our subject is the third in a family of ten children.
He was educated in a select school at New Hartford,
N.Y., Hamilton College and Princeton Theological Seminary.
He was admitted to practice law in the supreme court of New
York, at Utica, in 1821, and was licensed at Newtown, L.I., in 1825, and ordained at New York City in 1826.
charge was at St. Augustine, Fla., where he remained three years; was then pastor at Brownsville, near Sacket's Harbor,
three years. He then came to Kingston, where he was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, eight years; thence went to
Warren, Bradford Co., Pa., as pastor for two years, after which he moved to Plymouth, and established a church, remaining
five years, after which he went to Larksville, where he founded a church known as the "Snowden Memorial Church", and was
there five years. He then moved to Forty Fort, where he now resides, his home being known as "Snowden Cottage".
was married May 15, 1826, to Elizabeth, daughter of Waters and Mary (Allison) Smith, natives of New York, and of English
descent. This happy union was blessed with six children, four of whom are now living, viz.: Mary C., wife of John METCALF,
a farmer of Huntington township, Luzerne county; Susan B., married to Desba Patton, of Cleveland, Tenn.; James G., married
to Maria Smith, and residing in Castalia; Matilda B., married to James M. Williamson, a merchant of Oakland, Cal. The
mother of these dying,
Mr. Snowden married, for his second wife, Caroline Adams, daughter of Ebenezer and Rebecca
(Snediker) Adams, of Newburgh, N.Y.; she died in January, 1892.
Mr. Snowden is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Wilkes-Barre; in politics he is a Republican.
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