Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Israel Snead (1780-1844)
Buried midway across the graveyard to the west is Israel Snead, who served as a Tobacco Inspector in the town of Lynchburg from 1815-1839. At this time in Virginia, 90% of tobacco was inspected in Richmond, Petersburg, or Lynchburg. He worked at the Planter's Warehouse on Main Street between 5th and 6th.
In early days, tobacco meant money. After inspecting a hogshead, or barrel, of tobacco, if it was sound, a tobacco note was given to the owner indicating it had passed. These notes served as currency. At one point, issuance of false notes "was punishable by death without the benefit of clergy."
A Quaker by birth and upbringing, a man of integrity and respect, his epitaph reads "A good name is rather to be chosen than riches."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list.
Location. 37° 24.848′ N, 79° 9.328′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Taylor St, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the Grave of the Nieces of George Washington (a few steps from this marker); Josiah Holbrook (a few steps from this marker); Agnes and Lizzie Langley (a few steps from this marker); Jane Owens (d. 1835) (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Parker (a few steps from this marker); European Immigrants (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Phillip F. Morris (a few steps from this marker); The Early Mayors (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.