This gentleman was born in Ray County, this State, January 7, 1835. When about eight years old, his parents moved with him to Livingston County, and there he grew up and laid the foundation of his education. In 1853 he went to college at Liberty, Missouri, and graduated in 1855. He then returned to Livingston County, and shortly afterward engaged in stock dealing. In 1863 he went to Iowa, where lie traded in live stock till 1866, when he returned to Livingston County. For a year or two he engaged in., farming, and in 1868, purchased a saw-mill which he operated for two years, at the same time managing his farm. His next enterprise was the mercantile business, in which lie embarked at Sampsell Station, in Livingston County. In August 1877, he went to -Mooresville and there sold goods till November, 1877, when he came to Daviess County and located at Jackson Station, where he is still in the mercantile business.
Mr. Sneed was married, in Livingston County, May 3, 1860, to Miss Mary A. Goodman, also a native of Missouri. They are the parents of three children.