I haven't sorted out how he's related to our Isaac Snedicor, but Jeff Jones is a close member of the family. You know...Jefferson F. Jones, the creator of the Kingdom of Callaway legend. Arguably the Number One guy in the entire history of Callaway County.
Anyway, Jeff Jones' mother was Rebecca Buxton Snedicor Jones, daughter of Isaac Snedicor aka Snediger, a Revolutionary War veteran originally from Greenbriar County, Va., died Montgomery County Ky. Grandpa Isaac Snedicor. Here's where I put palm to forehead. Rebecca Snedicor Jones' mother was Eleanor Story Snedicor, also born Greenbriar County, Va., died Callaway County, Mo.
This explains so much, primarily in regard to what happened to all the weapons Provost Marshal Isaac Snedicor confiscated in early 1862 but couldn't produce when he was ordered to. In addition, everyone who knows the story of Jeff Jones knows he suffered many privations during the conflict, and had large amounts of his property confiscated by Union troops. A couple days ago I ran across a document wherein Jones had made a postwar claim for compensation, around $25,000 I think it was ($750,000 in 2022 dollars). And backing up that claim, there stood Isaac D. Snedicor, who supplied a statement saying essentially, hey, I was the provost marshal of Callaway County at the time and I attest that Jeff Jones never did anything against the Union, and was a misunderstood citizen. Nary a word about the fact that Jeff Jones' very own Grandpa Isaac Snedicor had the exact same name as the Civil War provost marshal Isaac Snedicor vouching for him.
I didn't pay much attention to this statement at the time because I figured I was getting too far into the weeds sidetracking on details that weren't a part of my research. Turns out it seems to be critically relevant.