From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 418, West Point Township, White County, Indiana
"SAMUEL G. SNIDER was born in Butler County, Ohio, May 24, 1833, and is one of the eight children of FREDERICK and MARY (SMITH) SNIDER - JAMES, HESTER, ELIZABETH, SAMUEL, WILLIAM, MARTHA, MARY and CHARLOTTE, of whom JAMES, HESTER, ELIZABETH and MARTHA are dead. FREDERICK SNIDER was born in Virginia in August, 1796; was a cabinet maker, and came to Wayne County, Indiana, in 1833; he was engaged in mercantile business until 1857, since which time he has had the only bank in Centerville, and also one in Richmond, of both of which he is a director. The mother of SAMUEL was born in Warren County, Ohio, in February, 1804; she is yet living. SAMUEL G. SNIDER was married, January 17, 1856, to FANNIE E. BOND, by whom he had six children - CHARLES, OLIVER, MATTIE B., CLARA, WILLIAM and WALTER; CLARA is deceased. MR. SNIDER came from Wayne to White County in 1857; he is located seven miles southeast of Wolcott, on a good farm of 640 acres, 450 of which are well improved. His chief crops are corn, oats, wheat and hay; he also raises cattle and hogs. In May, 1879, MR. SNIDER's house was burned to the ground, but now he has one of the finest residences in the township. MR. SNIDER is one of the early settlers, and has been for years a member of the Presbyterian Church; he is likewise and active worker for the church and Sunday school, and an honored citizen. The father of SAMUEL boasts of having had GOV. MORTON as an employe, of whom he convinced of the high value of a collegiate education."