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Agnes Tait[1]

Female about 1846 - 1903  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Agnes Tait 
    Gender Female 
    Born about January 1846  Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • 1900 Census says Jan 1947
    Occupation Dressmaker  [3, 6
    Residence 1900: Bradford, Mckean, PA  [3
    Died November 1903  Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Donahoo says died in Marion.
    Person ID I70900  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 April 2007 

    Father Thomas Tait,   b. 25 June 1815, Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 September 1891, Foster Twp., McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Moffat,   b. 1813, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1885, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F49479  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Truman K. Snyder,   b. about 1843, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 1898  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married about 1864  [8
    Children 
     1. Fanny Snyder,   b. about 1872, Oil City, Venango Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1873, Oil City, Venango Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     2. Monte Snyder,   b. about 1872, Oil City, Venango Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1872, Oil City, Venango Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +3. Roy C Snyder,   b. 26 March 1874, Millerstown, Butler Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Elizabeth M Snyder,   b. about 1876, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Mabel Snyder,   b. January 1881, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Bill Snyder,   d. before 1900
    Family ID F49484  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Majer Colegrove Family.FTW]

      Information provided by Agnes Margaret Colegrove Fraser in 1989.

      Parents: Thomas Tait and Elizabeth Moffatt


      [Adapted by Alaric Faulkner from reminiscences of Lizzie Tait Gallaher, Notes of Stella Fox Beam]
      Agnes was the first one married. Truman Snyder was home from the army [Civil War, Private Company: B Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Res. Inf., 1st US Cavalry] on furlough and they were married. He had always admired her from the time they lived in Kendall Creek [SE Bradford, PA] as little children.

      Agnes was engaged to George Stockweather who boarded with Uncle Sandy. He had come to be married and all was ready and he did not show up. Mrs. Buck Foster had taken him to see her niece at Smethport [SE of Bradford PA] and he later married someone else.

      Agnes was terribly disappointed and a year later married Truman at the insistence of all his relatives. He was not going back till she did marry him--she was only 18.

      He had enlisted in the regular army to get a furlough and when the war closed he was sent west to fight the Indians for a year or two. Agnes lived at home.

      When he came home her father Thomas Tait made a shoemaker shop above the blacksmith shop and set him up in business. Later he went to Limestone [NY] and worked at his trade. Agnes sewed on buttons. He was a fine shoemaker but did not stick to his trade.

      Finally went to Oil City--drilling--good driller. Agnes worked at dressmaking there. Children were born--Fanny a year--Monte six weeks and twins at birth-but all died.

      Roy was born in Millerstown, Pennsylvania. They struck oil here and Truman came back to help Grandfather drill his first well--near the line by the present children's home.

      See entry under Truman Snyder.

      1851 Scotland Census
      Name: Agness Tait
      Age: 6
      Estimated birth year: abt 1845
      Relationship: Daughter
      Father's name: Thomas
      Mother's name: Elizabeth
      Gender: Female
      Where born: Durrisdeer, Dumfrieshire
      Parish Number: 823
      Civil parish: Durisdeer
      County: Dumfriesshire
      Address: Enterkinfoot
      Occupation: Scholar
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Brown 25
      Agness Tait 6
      Elizabeth Tait 35
      Elizabeth Tait 8
      Jannet Tait 1
      Joseph Tait 9
      Marrion Tait 4
      Thomas Tait 35

      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Agnes Snyder
      Home in 1900: Bradford, Mckean, Pennsylvania
      Age: 53
      Estimated birth year: 1847
      Birthplace: Scotland
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Immigration year: 1853
      On June 1, 1900 Agnes Snyder (53, dressmaking) b. Jan 1847 in Scotland of Scottish parents who came to the US 47 years earlier in 1853 was renting an apartment at 195 East Main St. In Bradford, PA. She had given birth to 6 children, of whom 3 were still living. With her was her daughter Mable Snyder (19, at school) b. Jan 1881 in PA.

      Note that her children, Roy C. Snyder and Bessie Snyder Heck both went to Monticello Kentucky to follow the oil business in the 1910s., , , , [3, 5, 6, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1368] Family Member - Michelle Ann Robinson [Fox].

    3. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1900: Bradford, Mckean, PA.

    4. [S1372] Barque Junior, arrived from Glasgow to New York Harbor on November 15, 1851, age 5 in November 1851.

    5. [S1370] Scotland Census, 1851.

    6. [S1362] Reminiscences of Elizabeth Tait Gallaher -- Notes of Estella Fox Beam.

    7. [S1363] Donahoo, George P., (Lewis Historical Publishing Co, New York & Chicago, 1926).

    8. [S1362] Reminiscences of Elizabeth Tait Gallaher -- Notes of Estella Fox Beam, “she was only 18”.

    9. [S1354] Family Member - Carole Alley Sims - Majer Colegrove Genealogy.


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