John Wesley Snyder, 1st Lt. - Capt.

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John Wesley Snyder, 1st Lt. - Capt.


United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (Civil War).


John Wesley Snyder, 1st Lt. –Capt. Snyder began the war as a 1st Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain toward the end of the war. He was born June 21, 1837, in Yazoo County, Mississippi and came to Williamson County in 1855 with his family. His brothers were Dudley Hiram Snyder and Thomas Shelton Snyder, who served in Co. C until he was transferred to assist Dudley in supplying beef to the Confederate forces.

The Snyder brothers were among the first to drive cattle north from Williamson County. He died April 15, 1922, at the home of his daughter in Groesbeck, Texas, and is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Georgetown, Texas. J. W Snyder completed a number of affidavits and depositions for members of the company who were applying for Confederate Pensions from the State of Texas. He was a benefactor of Southwestern University in Georgetown, and his home now forms a portion of the campus.


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