Michael Schnauffer

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  • Name Michael Schnauffer 
    Born of Robeson Twp., Berks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died presumably to Tennessee--see notes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19015  South Central Pennsylvania Families
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 

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    • From: "Steve and Barb Smith"
      Subject: [SEE-L] Jarret and Snuffer in Tennessee
      Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 00:42:27 -0400
      References: <4.3.2.7.0.20000923162043.00aab100@127.0.0.1>

      Sarah,
      I remebered seeing these families in early CLAIBORNE County, where I live in
      Tennessee. This county is in the Northeast part of the state where the
      state meets Kentucky and Virginia at the Cumberland Gap. Hope this helps
      someone.
      Steve Smith
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      The first Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Claiborne County,
      Tennessee was held in December 1801. George SNUFFER was present at this
      meeting and was appointed among 14 men to be jurors at the next court held.
      The name is spelled George SNAUFFER.
      (Source: Book 1, Page 8, Quarterly Court Minutes for CLAIBORNE County, TN,
      December 1801)

      George SNUFFER is shown to be present as a juror at the second court held in
      March 1802 for CLAIBORNE County, TN.
      (Source: Book 1, Page 13, Quarterly Court Minutes for CLAIBORNE County, TN,
      March 1802)

      George SNAUFFER is appointed as a member of a jury to view and mark a road
      in Powell Valley, CLAIBORNE County, TN.
      (Source: Book 1, Page 14, Quarterly Court Minutes for CLAIBORNE County, TN,
      March 1802)

      The Court ordered proclaimation to be made opening an Election for a sheriff
      John HUNT ) open
      Vs. ) Came into Court and Caused their
      George SNAUFFER ) names to be entered as Candidates
      For the appointment of Sheriff
      And the Court then proceeded to ballot for a Sheriff and it appeared on
      Counting up the votes that John HUNT had a Majority of the whole number of
      Votes - And was declared to be duly elected Sherif for Claiborne County ---
      And gave bond with approved Secruity to wit - Abel LANHAM - Thomas
      GIBBONS - Thos. CHINN and James CHISUM.
      (Source: Book 1, Page 20, Quarterly Court Minutes for CLAIBORNE County, TN,
      March 1802)

      William GRIFFITH was appointed Constable, who gave for His securities John
      VAN BEBBER & Robert HOWARD & was Sworn in Open Court to Support the
      Constitution of the United States & of the State of Tennessee & took the
      oath of office in Open Court.
      (Source: Book 1, Page 50, Quarterly Court Minutes for CLAIBORNE County, TN,
      June 1802)
      NOTE: It is known that John VAN BEBBER was the son of Isaac VAN BIBBER, I.,
      and Sarah DAVIES. Robert HOWARD married the older sister of John VAN BEBER,
      being Nancy VAN BEBBER; therefore, John VAN BEBBER and Robert HOWARD were
      brothers-in-law. It is also known that Sarah DAVIES/VAN BIBBER, the widow
      of Isaac VAN BIBBER married one William GRIFFITH/GRIFFEY in GREENBRIER
      County, VA., after the death of her first husband, Isaac VAN BIBBER, I.,
      killed in the battle of Point Pleasant on Oct 10, 1774. QUESTION: Is this
      the step-father of John VAN BEBBER shown above?

      Jacob SNAUFFER Came in to Court & Chose George SNAUFFER for His Guardian,
      where-upon the said Geroge SNAUFFER entered into bond with the security as
      the law directs, in such cases.
      --
      The Court appointed George SNAUFFER, Guardian for Margaret SNAUFFER &
      Elizabeth SNAUFFER, said Geroge SNAUFFER entered into bond with security as
      the law in such case directs.

      (Source: Book 1, Page 53, Quarterly Court Minutes for CLAIBORNE County, TN,
      September 1802)

      Sept Session 1801 (59
      Ordered that the following Power of Attorney be entered on record - Viz:-
      Know all men by these presents that We - John SNAUFFER, David SNAUFFER,
      George SNAUFFER, Nancy SNAUFFER, & Mary SNAUFFER Sons & Daughters of
      Elizabeth SNAUFFER, Deceased, Daughter of David & Margaret JARRETS,
      Deceased, (for divers Considerations & good causes us here unto moving)
      having made, ordained, Constituted & appointed & by these present do make
      ordain constitute & appoint our trusty friend, George SNAUFFER, Senior, of
      CLAIBORNE County, State of Tennessee, Our true & lawfull attorney for us &
      in our names & to our use to ask demand recover or receive of & from the
      Estate of David JARRET, deceased, in the County of BARROKS State of
      Pennsylvania, all and every part or parts of the Estate of the said David
      JARRET Deceased unto us coming or otherwise belonging - giving & by these
      presents granting to our said
      60)
      Said Attorney Our soul & full power and authority to take pursue and follow
      such legal courses for the recovery receiving & obtaining the same as We
      ourselves might or could do were we personally present & upon a receipt of
      the same acquitances & other sufficient discharges, for us & in our names to
      make sign seal & deliver and again at His pleasure to revoke and further to
      do & execute for us & in Our names all & singular thing or things which
      shall or May be Necessary touching or Concerning the premises as fully
      thouroly & entirely as We the said John, David, George, Nancy & Mary
      SNAUFFERS In Our own persons ought or could do in & about the same,
      ratifying allowing & conforming whatsoever Our said Attorney shall lawfully
      do or Cause to be done in and about the Execution of the premises by Virtue
      of these presents in Witness Whereof We have hereunto set
      Our
      --
      (61)
      Our hands & seals this sixth day of September in the Year of Our Lord One
      Thousand Eight Hundred and two signed
      Acknowledged ) David SNAUFFER (Seal)
      In Open Court ) Nancy SNAUFFER (Seal)
      6th Sept 1802 ) Polly SNAUFFER (Seal)
      Jacob SNAUFFER (Seal)
      (Source: Book 1, Pages 59-61, Quarterly Court Minutes for CLAIBORNE County,
      TN, September 1802)

      Claiborne County March 1804 (10)
      The Court proceeded to Elect a sheriff by way of Balloting and on Counting
      out the Votes it appeared that George SNUFFER was duly and constitutionally
      Elected Sheriff in and for the County of Claiborne - and was accordingly
      sworn to support the Constitution of the United States and also to support
      the constitution of the state of Tennessee & took the Oath of office of
      Sheriff, and Entered into bond with Joseph POWEL, John OWENS, Snr, James
      RENFRO and John WORD for His Securities ----
      (Source: Book 2, Page 10, Quarterly Court Minutes for CLAIBORNE County, TN,
      March 1804)

      NOTE: The SNUFFER family is seen in the records of CLAIBORNE County for
      several years after these first mentions in the earliest records of the
      County.
      Steve Smith
      Harrogate, TN.
      Sep 22, 2000