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Biography of George W. Sneden

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Sneden, George W., Weybridge, was born in Weybridge, Vt., October 2,1839. His parents were James T. and Artamisia (Gully) Sneden. At an early age he removed with his parents to New Haven, Vt., where he continued to reside up to the time he attained his majority, working with his father summers at the carpenters’ trade, and teaching school winters. George W. was educated in the common schools, at the high school in Vergennes, and at Beeman Academy, New Haven. In the spring of 1861 he enlisted in Company B, First Vermont Volunteers, being the first man from the town of New Haven to offer his services for his country. Serving out his term of enlistment he returned to his home, and in June, 1862, re-enlisted in Company C, Ninth Vermont Volunteers. He served with his regiment in all its campaigns in North Carolina and Virginia until the close of the war, nearly three years. He was promoted to second lieutenant soon after the battle of Chapin’s Farm, Va., in the fall of 1864. He participated in the battles of Harper’s Ferry, Chapin’s Farm, and Fair Oaks, and was at the final evacuation of Richmond, resigning his commission in May, 1865, After returning to civil life he resided in Brookfield for one year, in Weybridge one year, and in Starksboro five years, where he conducted a rake factory and wheelwright shop, after which he went to New Haven for three years, working at the carpenter and joiner’s trade. In the spring of 1875 he came to Weybridge and worked at his trade until May, 1880, when he took charge of the Weybridge grist-mill, which he has since conducted. He was married March 20, 1865, to Miss Marcia L. Evans, of Randolph, Vt. They have had three sons born to them — Albert E., who died December 2, 1885, aged nineteen; Merle B., now a student at Beeman Academy, New Haven, and Claude M. Mr. Sneden has always taken a deep interest in the issues of the day, and for many years has been an earnest advocate of the temperance cause.


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