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Pembroke in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Snidow Pioneers

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 25, 2020
1. Snidow Pioneers Marker
Inscription.  To the sacred memory of John-Jacob and Elizabeth (Helm) Snidow and their children: Barbara, Philip, Christian, Jacob, John, Theophilus and two daughters.

John-Jacob, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, visited this vicinity ca. 1766. He went back to Pennsylvania to settle his affairs. Returning to Virginia with his family, he died en route in 1772. Elizabeth continued the trip with her children settling at the mouth of Little Stoney Creek. A surprise attack by Indians on August 7, 1774 resulted in the massacre of two small daughters and the captivity of two sons: Jacob, who escaped, and Theophilus, who returned years later. Elizabeth received a land grant in 1785 for 360 acres which includes part of the Town of Pembroke. Sons: Philip, Christian, Jacob and Theophilus served in the American Revolution.
 
Erected 1988 by Snidow Family Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 19.258′ N, 80° 

Snidow Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 25, 2020
2. Snidow Pioneers Marker
38.35′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is at the intersection of Cascade Drive (County Route T-623) and Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling south on Cascade Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pembroke VA 24136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp John J. Pershing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Snidow's Ferry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Eggleston's Springs (approx. 2.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers of Giles County (approx. 5.3 miles away); Giles County War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Giles County Confederate Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pearisburg (approx. 5.3 miles away); McClaugherty Mill Stone (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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