• Nothing is known of Thomas Snoden prior to his entry into N. C., except an affidavit made by John Foster 1703, that “he knew Thomas Snoden, & Elizabeth his wife in Pennsylvania, where he died, and that his son Thomas came from Maryland to Perq, with his step-father Thomas Hassold.” Thomas Snoden according to his own statement, was 24 years old Mar 1703. How long he had been here at that time the records do not show, but he was serving as Clerk of Court 1704. He married in Perq, July 18, 1705 Thomazin Mercer, who appears to have been his 2d wife.
  • Snoden (Snowden) Thomas and wife Constance — issue: 1 Joseph, b Dec 7, 1703. This is the only son by his first wife. His other children being by the second wife Tonsen: 2 Rebeckah, b Nov 23, 1706—3 John, b July 29, 1707—4 Thomas (3), April 18, 1711—5 Willis, b Dec 24, 1713—6 Joseph (2d by name), b Jan 24, 1716/7—7 Samuel, b Feby 6, 1720/1—8 Solomon, b Aug 26, 1724—9 Lemuel, b Feby 26, 1726/7. With all these sons, the name of Snoden could hardly suffer for lack of perpetuation.
  • Snoden, Thomas (2) will p in Perq, Oct 1736. He bequeathed to son John “land in Bertie Co,” and to son Joseph same. To sons: William, George & Samuel “land in Perq Co,” sons: Solomon, & Lemuel.
  • The division of his Estate Dec 1736, by Richard Whedbee, shows heirs: William, Joseph, George, Samuel, Solomon, & Lemuel, to each a part; wife Elizabeth. She is named in the will of John Wilson Aug 6, 1760, as “daughter.” From the records it seems that Thomas Snoden had by his third & last wife one daughter, whose name is not mentioned, therefore one can not be certain of the fact. She was widow of Francis Layden whose will was made in Perq, Feb 23, 1727/8, and he names the identical children in his will that she does in hers.
  • Snoden, Elizabeth, will Perq p Jan 1744, Sons: William, Francis, George, & Isack Layden, gr-dau Elizabeth Layden, gr-sons Robert, & Joseph Warren. Francis Layden possessed 337a of land in Durants Neck 1794, and Mary his wife 100a.
  • Snoden, Solomon (1) Thomas (1) m Mary Hawkins widow of John (no date). Richard Whedbee petitioned the Court (date not given) “having married Relict of Solomon Snowden” for care of his son Zebulon Snowden, and a division of negroes left by deceased.
  • Snoden, Jane, relinquished her right of Admix on Estate of her dec’d husband
  • George Snoden, in favor of Joshua Barclift, Oct 15, 1743.
  • Snoden, Lemuel, dec’d July 7, 1758, widow Mary Admix.
  • Snoden, William, m Ann Holloway, d of Thomas whose will p Nov 3, 1750, names her. He was dead Oct 1756, Ann Admix.
  • Snoden, Isaac, gr-son of Mary Sanders of Bertie Co, will 1734. Exrs: George Wynns, Robert Evans.
  • Snoden, Elizabeth, m William Stokes, before April 1762. They petition the Court on that day for part of “our Brother Frederick Snowdens Estate, who died March last under age.”
  • Snoden, Joseph, d. s. p. will Perq Jan 1740. Brothers: John, George, & William, niece, Thomsen Snoden. The last named was widow of Francis Layden Oct 1756.

Source: History of Perquimans County by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow, (1931).

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