Ellen Elvira Dice Eveline Mahala Jane Kathryn SNODGRASS

Female 1841 - 1915  (74 years)


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  • Name Ellen Elvira Dice Eveline Mahala Jane Kathryn SNODGRASS 
    Born 16 Feb 1841  Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID D33BE42F013B429CACA718012FE572FE2BF8 
    Died 14 Apr 1915  Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • buried in the Worley Cemetery, Washington Co. VA. near her husband. The cemetery is on a high hill overlooking the Holston River. It's a very steep climb about 1/2 mile from the Snodgrass/Worley homestead.

      Ellen's Whitaker grandparents gave her three slaves as a wedding gift. Ellen let them go at the end of the Civil War, but they stayed on for many years. This information is in a letter dated February 10, 1972 from Ellen's granddaughter, Floy Callahan Henderson to her granddaughter, Joye Boardman.

      Ellen inherited the Snodgrass family homestead located on the River Road across from Tumbling Creek, Virginia. It is on the south side of the River and is reached by a swinging bridge or by fording the river. The original house was a low structure with an upstairs added. There was an additional building used for the kitchen. Joye Boardman has been told the house was built for an Indian Agent who lived on the Snodgrass property. Part of the house still stands and has been included in a barn built by Tommy Jennings Worley in recent years. Tommy inherited the farm from his father, Jennings Worley.

      David and Ellen lived on the Morgan Place Farm in Saltville from 1890 to 1895. At that time they returned to the Holston, where David died December 26, 1900 at the age of 70 years. He is buried in the Worley Cemetery and has a good sized stone.

      April 19, 1915..Washington Co. VA Will Book. Ellen Snodgrass Worley...

      1.Son, David Worley, 1/2 interest in the mule now in possession of my son, Dolphus Worley.
      2.I give and bequeath to my son, Donaldson Worley, $25.00, that being the amount due me as purchase price of said mule for my son, Dolphus.
      3.To my daughter, Maggie Nelson, daughter, Cordelia Henderson, and daughter, Tinnie Little, all the rest and residue of my personal property together with all the money that I may have, said property and money equally
      divided between them, or properly sold and equally divided among my lawful heirs.
      4.To my son, Dolphus, all my real estate that he lives on, to keep and maintain me during my natural life and cause me to be decently buried. If he does not comply my real estate to be sold and equally divided among my lawful heirs.
      5.I direct that my son, Dolphus, pay to the heirs of my deceased daughter, Caldonia Nelson, the sum of $50.00 to be divided.
      6.My son, Dolphus, Exor. of my estate.Bond $1000.99 William M. Thompson, Security.

      Signed: Elvira E. Worley, Witness: W. F. Snodgrass and William M. Thompson. [1]
    Person ID I1028  Master File
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2010 

    Father James Meek SNODGRASS,   b. Abt 1812, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 May 1862, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann WHITAKER,   b. Abt 1818, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1838  [1
    Family ID F286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David Charles WORLEY,   b. 7 Mar 1829, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1900, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1861  Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Donaldson WORLEY,   b. 10 Apr 1865, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950’s, Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Cordelia D. WORLEY,   b. 10 Apr 1865, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1937, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Laura Caldonia WORLEY,   b. 4 Apr 1867,   d. 17 Nov 1900  (Age 33 years)
     4. Florence WORLEY,   b. 1867
     5. Margaret Ann (Maggie) WORLEY,   b. 12 Feb 1869,   d. 4 Oct 1963, Glade Spring, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     6. Dell WORLEY,   b. Abt 1870
     7. Cora WORLEY,   b. 1871,   d. 4 Jan 1886  (Age 15 years)
     8. David Dunn WORLEY,   b. 25 Dec 1873,   d. 3 Apr 1964  (Age 90 years)
     9. Hazeltine (Tinnie) (Tiny) WORLEY,   b. 13 Nov 1874, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. James Avner WORLEY,   b. 1877
     11. RoeDolphus WORLEY,   b. Dec 1880, Washington Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1956  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Family ID F734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Descendants of Richard Whitaker, Jr. and Rachel Bentley, Joye Boardman.