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ROBERT SNOWDEN

Cascade Protestant Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
Uploaded 6/19/2012 by
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ROBERT SNOWDEN
DIED
AUG. 25, 1890
AGED
82 YRS. 6 MO’S. & 2 DAYS.

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Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
ROBERT SNOWDEN, farmer, Sec. 2, Richland Township, Jones Co.; P. O. Cascade, Iowa; was born May 9, 1809; his parents were William Snowden and Elizabeth Allison, of County Monaghan, Ireland; he came to America in 1829, and settled in Philadelphia, where he remained till 1836. On the 4th of June, 1833, he married Miss Mary Boyd, a native of Ireland; they have no children. He came to Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
Dubuque in 1836, and was engaged two years as a miner and smelter; then, in 1837, took up a claim in Richland Township, Jones Co., where he removed with his family the fall of 1838; he sold his farm in 1849, and bought in Whitewater Township, Dubuque Co., where he lived eleven years; in 1860, he rented his farm, and for ten years lived in Cascade; in 1870, he repurchased eighty acres of Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
of his original farm in Richland Township, where he now resides, he was born a farmer and has no desire for any other occupation; he claims to have been the second settler in Richland Township. He and his wife joined the Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1833, the year of his marriage. His great-grandfather was a soldier under Oliver Cromwell. Mr. Snowden, in his early days, was a Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
Whig, and has been a Republican from the organization of the party. Mr. S. is a prompt and liberal contributor to every cause of moral and commercial progress; he was made a Master Mason in 1859, and is the oldest member of the Lodge ar Cascade, in whose prosperity he is much interested, and he desires to be buried by the fraternity; he is growing old, bur, being secure against want, he Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
takes life easy, being pleasantly situated and having kind neighbors and many friends. “The History of Dubuque County" http://members.tripod.com/~Doreen_3/DBBIOAB.htm

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