Rev. Lewis Snider Sr.
(Abt 1764-1842)


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Rev. Lewis Snider Sr. 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1764, , , , DEU 2
  • Marriage (1): Anna Garner
  • Died: May 1842, , Davidson, NC, USA about age 78 2
  • Buried: Denton: Snider Cemetery (Old Buck Wall Place), Davidson, NC, USA 2

   FamilySearch ID: LB24-76W.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He signed a will Will of Lewis Snyder (Snider). The will was probated in May 1842. On 10 Feb 1840 in , Davidson, NC, USA. 1 Lewis Snyders will
Be it remembered that I Lewis Snyder Sen. Of the State of North Carolina Davidson County being weak in body but of sound & perfect mind &memory considering the uncertainly of this mortal life, do make & publish this my last will & testament, in manner and form following (that is to say, First I give an bequeath unto my beloved wife Anna Snyder three hundred & twenty two acres of land including the plantation whereon I now live also my old mare one choice cow hogs sufficient to make her meat two beds & furniture one loom & apparatus one book pot one dutch oven, one skillet one wash pot one tub & water vessels one small dresser six pewter plates, six earthen plates one set of cups & saucers six table spoons six tea spoons three choice pewter dishes & all the milk crocks during her life and after her death to be sold and the proceeds arising therefrom, to be equally divided among all my children herein after named. I give bequeath to my son Jonathan Snider one hundred dollars which I hold his receipt for the same, I give and bequeath to my son David Snyder one hundred dollars, which I hold his receipt for the same, I give & bequeath to my son Philip Snider one Hundred dollars which I hold his receipt for the same, I give and bequeath to my son Solomon Snyder one stud horse Venus at hone hundred dollars which I hold him accountable for the same, I give an bequeath to my son Lewis Snider fifty dollars which I hold him accountable for on the Gibson tract of land likewise I give him fifty the said Lewis Snider fifty dollars more which will be his hundred dollars after the death of my wife Anna. I give & bequeath to my son John Snider one hundred dollars after the death of my wife Anna. I give & bequeath to my two daughters Elizabeth Hearn & Anna Wright one hundred dollars each after the death of my wife Anna. I give & bequeath to my two grandsons Philip & John Beeker heirs of my daughter Catharine twenty five dollars each to be made out of my estate as soon as the law will admit and put to interest till they shall arrive at the age of twenty one years (without reserve). My will is further if my estate shall not be sufficient to pay each legatee one hundred each then those that have received their hundred dollars to refund back so as to make the eight legatees equal share & share alike. And lastly I devise all my just debts to be paid and the rest of my personal estate which are not devised to be sold and applied in discharge of the Same the balance if any be equally divided. Thereby appoint my two sons Jonathan & Philip Snider Executors of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 10th day of February A. D. 1840.
Lewis Snider (SEAL)
Signed sealed published & declared by the above named Lewis Snider Sr. to be he last will & testament in the presence of us who at his request and at his presence have hereunto subscribed our names.
Wm Lanier Sr.
R. Harriss.

2. Newspaper: HIgh Point Enterprise: Snider-Garner Reunion, 19 Sep 1967, High Point, Guilford, NC. 6 DENTON -- A Snider-Garner reunion took place at Tom's Creek Primitive Baptist Church on Sunday. During the event those present voted to make it an affair on the third Sunday in September. Guests were descendants of the Rev. Lewis Snider and Phillip Garner, both of whom immigrated from Germany in the 1700s by way of England. According to records they landed in Pennsylvania and settled around Lick Creek in Denton.
The Rev. Lewis Snider married Phillip Garner's daughter, and the couple had 11 children. Some moved to Winston-Salem, others to High Point and still others to Churchland.
Mrs. Jerry Culler is planning to establish the family tree and is compiling information. She resides at Rt. 5, Thomasville.

3. Newspaper: News and Record: Snider-Garner Family Reunion, 9 Sep 1968, Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 7 The Snider-Garner Family Reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Tom's Creek Primitive Baptist Church located near Denton off N.C. 109. This year's celebration will focus on the descendants of Lewis Snider Sr. and Phillip Garner. The Rev. Glenn Snider of Ellerbee will be guest speaker.
In the middle 1700s, Lewis Snider Sr. and Phillip Garner, German and English immigrants respectively, settled near Denton. Before their deaths, they came into possession of thousands of acres of land bordering Lick Creek. The two families became related when Lewis Snider Jr. married Phillip Garner's daughter.

4. Book: The Heritage of Davidson County 1982: biography 1089 Lewis Sr. And Anna Garner Snider, 1982. 8
Lewis Snider, Sr., a German immigrant and Anna Garner, born in 1776, daughter of Phillip Garner, an English immigrant, were among the first families to settle in the little communty of Snider north of Denton, having come to this area in the middle 1700s.
Lewis and Anna owned a 322 acre plantation that was part of a 1050 acre land grant given Anna's father in the mid 1700s, a saw mill along Lick Creek, and a house and lot in Lexington.
They had 11 children: Rev. Lewis, Jr., Adam, Elder Phillip, Jonathan, David, Rev. John, Anna (Wright), Catherine (Beeker), Elizabeth (Hearn), Soloman and Soloma (Walser) were twins.
Philip and John were charter members of Tom's Creek Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Phillip Snider serving the church for a longer period of time than any other minister since the church was organized. Rev. Lewis Snider Jr., was a member of the Primitive Baptist church of the Abbotts Creek Association, and long a member and preacher of the Pine Primitive Baptist Church at Churchland. In 1828, he represented Davidson County in the state legislature. Rev. John Snider organized a church in eastern Randolph co. which was later take over by the Missionary Baptist. Solomon Snider became a Missionary Baptist minister.
Elder Phillip Snider born 27 August 1802, died 6 May 1887, married Sarah Hearn. Their son, Solomon, born 12 Jun 1835, died 14 June 1918, married Mary Ann Garner, born 4 Jun 1839, died 6 September 1910, a great-granddaughter of Phillip Garner.
Soloman and Mary Ann lived in the Snider area, where he owned and oeprated Snider Lumber Co. During the Civil War, he was in the service of the Confederacy. All 9 of their children born in Davidson County are John Wesley, born 8 October 1865, died 11 September 1935; Philip Hosea Lee born 12 February 1872, died 8 October 1951; Ellen (Davis) born 5 October 1876, died 28 September 1962; Flora (Gallimore) born 31 August 1879, died 12 December 1960; Sally (Williams) and Jane (Snider) born 12 Jun 1868 were twins, Sally died 1 December 1949, Jane died 1 April 1945; Adeline (Lomax) born 18 Jul 1874, died 18 May 1953; Martha (Lanier) born 18 July 1870, died 30 August 1926; Etta (Gallimore) born 6 August 1881, died 8 September 1904.
John Wesley, married 1) Frances Regina Lambeth (29 December 1867 - 12 December 1925), daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Hoover Lambeth (a relative of President Herbert Hoover) of the Jackson Creek area of Randolph County.
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Sources: Family wills, records, tombstones, newspaper clippings, and personal knowledge.
-- J. Bruce Snider and Johnny A. Snider.

Lewis married Anna Garner, daughter of Philip Garner Sr. and Barbara Elizabeth Winkler. (Anna Garner was born in 1774 in , Davidson, NC, USA,9 died in 1845 in , Davidson, NC, USA 2 9 and was buried in Denton: Snider Cemetery (Old Buck Wall Place), Davidson, NC, USA 9.)


1 Davidson County Courthouse, NC (Salisbury, Davidson, North Carolina.), Will Book 1, page 386. Will of Lewis Snyder. Written 10 Feb 1840. Probated May 1842.

2 Find A Grave,

3, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S., Mennonite Vital Records, 1750-2014, Anna Garner (c1776) m. Lewis Snider.

4 1850 United States Census, Mary E Sharp in household of Richmond Sharp, Davidson county, Davidson, North Carolina, United States; citing family 857.

5 David H. Garner, A Garner family's heritage of love : Hyrum Elihu Garner and Mary Virginia Bigler (David H. Garner, 2004. Online in Family Search Books, pages 11-21.

6 The High Point Enterprise (High Point, NC), 19 Sep 1967, page 6.

7 Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC), 9 Sep 1968, page 22.

8 The Heritage of Davidson County 1982 (Lexington, North Carolina : Genealogical Society of Davidson County, c1982, 794 p. ISBN 0894591827), Biography 1089 Lewis Sr. and Anna Garner Snider.

9 Find A Grave,

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