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Re: James P. Snedicor, Rebel Bridgeburner

Son of Samuel Snedecor and Nancy Harrison Clanton.
James Parker Snedecor, formerly of Fulton, Missouri, died of consumption in South Saint Louis at the home of his brother-in-law, James L. Clarkson on May 11, 1881. On July 17, 1879 he started with several others to spend some time traveling in New Mexico, camping out, etc. Spent the winter in Las Vegas. During the winter, he became worse. Came back to Missouri in March 1881 where he died. He was taken to Fulton for burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Leaves a son, a mother age 77, and a brother. Note by editor states that his father was a brother to Rev. Parker Snedecor, one of the pioneers of Methodism in Missouri, and his mother is a sister to Thomas D. Clanton, minister. (Published August 17, 1881; taken from the book "Missouri Obituaries 1880-1881-1882", abstracts of obituaries published weekly in the Saint Louis Christian Advocate.)

1870 census he is clerking in store in Fulton
Name: James P Snedecor
Age in 1870: 35
Birth Date: abt 1835
Birthplace: Missouri
Dwelling Number: 20
Home in 1870: Fulton, Callaway, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Fulton
Occupation: Clerk In Store
Male Citizen Over 21: Yes
Real Estate Value: 300
Inferred Mother:
Nancy H Snedecor
Household Members Age
Nancy H Snedecor
James P Snedecor 35
Martha J Snedecor
Martha Bailey

1850 with widowed Mom
Name: James P Snedegor
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1850: District 12, Callaway, Missouri, USA
Line Number: 6
Dwelling Number: 268
Family Number: 268
Household Members Age
Nancy Snedegor
Isaac D Snedegor
Saml T Snedegor
James P Snedegor 15
Jerome H Snedegor
Nicholas M Snedegor
Martha J Snedegor

James P appears to have ended the war in Texas leading to think he may have been there with Shelby or at least as fall out from Price's Raid. His Oath as a Texan Refuge is signed in Franklin, TX, August 16 1865 is later than most. See

In his deposition post capture is cover sleeve that says "Charges against him are in part false; he acted in obedience to orders from a superior officers only and he is entitled hereby to courtesies extended to prisoners of war." see

Brothers Jerome H, and Nicholas both have oaths signed in Texas on same date and location so it is a given the 3 brothers found refuge in Texas together.

James Parker Snedicor was captured early Jan 1862 by a portion of Maj Caldwells 3rd Iowas Cavalry (hdq Fulton before Krekel's arrival I believe). Charged with tearing up NMo RR, raising recruits for Price's Army. He claims he was at Carthage MO and wounded at the first battle of Springfield. He was sent home due to his wounds from Lexington. (unsure if he was wounded a second time or he was convalescing from Springfield)

His younger brother Jerome is also listed as captured Jan 3 1862 listed with "Cray's [sic] Company". (I think maybe Craig's Company)

Jerome has a muster card into Co H, Clark's Regt MO Infantry on July 1 1862, at Callaway County, by Col. Porter for 1 year. The card itself is dated March/April 1863. Jerome has a separation pay receipt Dated July 1 1863. see

Jerome next ends up in Co E, 9th Missouri Infantry, wounded in arm at Jenkin's Ferry he is on surrender role Shreveport La June 7th 1865, only to appear in Franklin Texas as refuge August 26, 1865. See

I'll keep digging, only thing so far as I have found on James P is what appears to be QM receipts from late 1863 and 1864 in Confederate Citizens file. No unit mentioned. I did run across a gurdianship petition fro 1858 where James, Jerome, and Nicholos all appear under big brother's Issac guradianship. Interesting family dynamics for sure.

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