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fourteen years of age lie was sent to l'ruvidence,
Rhode Island, and lived with his
grandfather until his marriage. receiving his
education in the schools of that city. At the
age of sixteen years he entered a drug store;
in 1846 continued thle same occupation in
Augusta, Georgia; one year later returned to
his former employer; and in 1848 engaged
in the drug business in Providence, under
the firm name of Snow & Mason. Four
years afterward lie sold his interest in the
store to his partner, and returned to his
widowed mother in Georgia, but after two
years there his health failed and he determined
to come West. In 1856 Mr. Snow
landed in Cass county, Missouri, where lihe
was among the pioneer settlers, and while
there did his first farming. In 1877 he came
to Williamson county, Texas, spent the first
seven years near Hutto, and then came to
his present location, seventeen miles northwest
of Georgetown. He owns a ranlch of 910
acres, 140 acres cultivated, and all under
fence. I In addition to general farming, he is
also giving considerable attention to stockraising.
During the late war Mr. Snow resided
in Cass county, Missouri, where he
often saw men taken froin their homes and
shot, and fights occurred on his own farm.
With other citizens, he was ordered to remnove
from the county, and he went to his
property in Kansas. He remained there one
year, and took part in tile chase after Quantrell,
the noted guerrilla chief.
November 23, 1847, in Providence, Rlhode
Island, Mr. Snow was united in marriage to
Amanda M. F. Hazard, who was born and
reared in that city, as was also her father.
The family were English Quakers in. early
times, and were originally from New Rampshire.
Mr. and Mrs. Snow have had ten
children, namely: James B.; Jane E., Will
iam and Henry, deceased; C. L. of lurnliet
county, Texas; C. S., who resides on liib
father's farm ; Ilarriet, wife of A. l. Smilith,
of Burnet; William, deceasedl; Johnl C.,
Burniet county; and Alice E., at home. (O)ur
subject is a Democrat in political matters,
has been a member of the Cumiberland Presbyterian
Church since sixteen years of age.
and has been identified with the Grange
since its organization.
OIIN H. BICKETT.-In the old State
of South Carolina, which has furnishecd
/ to thle New Southwest so many men of
sterling worth and ability, John H. Bickett,
the present popular and efficient Sheriff of
Milaml county, was born March 19, 1861.
He bears the Christian name of his father,
grandfather and great-grandlather, being
fourth in descent from John Bickett, a native
of Ireland, who came to this country some
time during the last century and settled in
Abbeville district, South Carolina. This
John Bickett, as tradition has it, was a man
of industrious, thrifty habits and an active,
ingenious mind, a planter by occupation and
thle builder of thle first gristmill in the locality
where he settled. The father and grandfather
of John H. Bickett were born in Abbeville
district, and there the gran-dfather died,
a mnan of some means, but no record beyond
that of a useful citizen. The father was killed
in the late war, at the battle of Malvern HIill,
July 29, 1864, being a member of the Nineteenthl
South Carolina Regiment. HIe was a
brave soldier and good citizen. The mother
of John lH. Bickett bore the maiden name of
Sarah Weed, and was a daughter of Andrew
J. Weed, a South Carolina planter of Abbeville
district. The Weeds, like the Bicketts,
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/508/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .