Charles Snell, farmer, and one of the early settlers of Clayton County, was born Apr. 26 1817, in Greenbrier County, Va. His parents, Henry and Mary Snell, nee Bryant, had a family of six children, three living, viz.: Louis, Charles and Kizzie, wife of Samuel Whiteman, of Madison County, Ind. In an early day his parents emigrated to Indiana, where they both died. Charles Snell was married in Madison County, Ind., to Mary A. Dobson, on July 25, 1844. Three children born of this union are living-- Rebecca, George H. and Arminta. Mrs. Snell died Aug. 12, 1863. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and respected by all who knew her. He again married, Mary Hicks, who was born June 9, 1830. Mr. Snell left Indiana in 1852 and came to Clayton County and located on the place where he now resides. Coming to the county poor he has by hard work accumulated a fine property, and to-day is one of the well- to-do farmers of the county. He owns 160 acres of beautiful land, valued at $50 per acre, and 40 acres in Allamakee County, valued at $80 per acre. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1062-1063
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