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Robert Longbottom # 46521199 (#46521199)
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I fly "Old Glory" upside down to protest what has happened to the USA over the past 5 years.

America is in serious trouble so I will continue my protest until she is back on course.


I have a family history addiction. I have been at this for about 35 years now. As of this date (APRIL 2014), I am 76 years old but I plan to keep at it as long as I can.

I live in the Akron, Ohio area - phone(330-628-4435) and would like to exchange info with anyone suspecting we have common family lines.

I started out with 3 ring note books. This was before the age of the personal computer. I wrote down all that I could on my Longbottom side and then started with my Mother's side of the family - the Snyder line.

The name Snyder is a different story - it is more like the Smith and Jones surname - too common! Unfortunately I began this after my mother died in 1968 so there was no first hand info to help me out. My Mom's only sibling Edna had also passed on. I talked with some of my cousins and little by little my data started to expand. I subscribed to Everton's Genealogy Helper,ran ads, mailed inquiries and waited
everyday for the Post Office to deliver the mail.
I learned that my Grandfather Joseph Snyder had "gone on a hunting trip to West Virginia and brought back a bride".

I began sending letters to the Court Houses in Western West Va to see if they had such
a record. No luck. I then purchased computer print outs from Everton's for Census data on the Snyder and Longbottom names. I began seeing first names that were common to the names used by my Grandfather Joe Snyder's siblings in Berkeley Co., West Va.

I wrote to the Berkeley County Historical Society and hit "pay dirt". The rest is now history.

My big problem appeared when my data became so large and took up so many 3 ring binders. I would get new information and then had a problem finding where it needed to go in one of the note books.

Fortunately the personal computer era was
dawning. I spent over $5000 for a new IBM PC that had no hard drive - you had only
floppie discs to use and Bill Gates had not yet invented "Windows". I started out ith "Brothers Keeper" software and am still using it. It has been a great program for me.

I have over 134,000 persons in it now and over 34,000 of them are the descendants of my 3rd great grandfather's (Jacob Snider 1732-1790) 13 children.

I have been accepted into the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution Certificate 180595) through my Jacob Snider lineage.

I'm happy to transfer memorials outside the FAG guidelines. However, I do request that you state what your relationship is. The only memorials I won't transfer are in my family.

If any errors are found and corrections needed, please contact me by email and we will address the problem.
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dona laurie
Joseph Snider
Hi Robert,
I have read your published paper "Jacob Snnider of Berkeley County (West) Virginia 1732-1789" and just had a question about Jacob's son Joseph, and his family. I am working on joining DAR, thru Joseph Sr, Joseph Jr line, but have been unable to find any source that lists Joseph (1765-1825) as having a son Joseph Jr (1826-1911). I was hoping you may know where to find such data. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Added by dona laurie on Apr 14, 2014 5:34 PM
Gary Harwood
RE: studebaker
I am related in a distant way. I had a great-great-aunt who married a Studebaker. Much of the information I have came from their book or other research materials I used. Are you related? I also have a lot of Snyders and Sniders on my Mother's side. She was a McFarland and her Mom was a Burks.
GAry Harwood
New Carlisle, OH
Added by Gary Harwood on Apr 10, 2014 5:49 PM
Karin King
You're welcome....thanks for posting it.
Added by Karin King on Mar 24, 2014 8:00 PM
Lois Adams (Gregory) and Daughters
Donald Mock
I have asked for a photo.
Added by Lois Adams (Gregory) and ... on Mar 24, 2014 5:54 AM
William Ream
John Arnett
Thank you for linking John Arnett's memorial with his parents' memorials!
Added by William Ream on Feb 08, 2014 10:48 AM
Bev. S.
Snider family
Bob, I don't have my files on the Snider/Snyder family with me so I'm not sure of the connection but I don't mind transferring Soloman's memorial to you. We'll keep it in the family. I am pretty sure he is family.
Added by Bev. S. on Feb 07, 2014 7:09 AM
Brenda Sunday
Clinton Helser
Links are made. Thanks!
Added by Brenda Sunday on Feb 06, 2014 6:06 AM
Bev. S.
Catherine Snider
Thanks for the info Bob, I have updated her memorial.
Added by Bev. S. on Feb 04, 2014 2:53 PM
Cecilia Violett Studebaker
Thank you so much for transferring Cecilia's memorial to me!
Added by Fine on Feb 01, 2014 4:41 PM
RE: re: Valentine Stufft
Thank you for providing the family links. I have added the information, and it turns out that the Stuffts are distant cousins of mine. My great-great grandfather, Alexander Bowser, is buried in Mt. Zion, along with his first wife and parents, Samuel Bowser and Annie Mock. I visited the cemetery last September and took photos of about a quarter of the stones and got a copy of the Cemetery Burial Index. I added to Find A Grave all the names in the index and the photos that I could identify. My direct family tree includes Bowser, Mock, Roudabush, Musselman, Colebaugh, Ickes, Hatfield, Dibert, Sample, Walter, Edelman, Boyer/Beyerin, and Imler. These families connect me to cousins in many of the other families in the area - Corl/Corle, Ritchey, Yarnell, Claar, Feather, etc. Alexander Bowser's sister, Susan Bowser, married David Ritchey.
I'm just north of 619 in Green, off of Massillon Road - small world!
Added by turkeys4me on Jan 27, 2014 7:37 PM
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