Kate, I'm very interested in your information on the Henley Snead line for all kinds of reasons.
I'm stuck on my Snead ancestor, William H. Snead, who was born27 Oct. 1813 in Georgia and who died 10 Dec. 1883 at Cone's Mill in Franklin Co., TX.
I first pick up his trace in Greene Co., GA, in 1836 when he married Caroline, daughter of Wright Scoggins there.In 1839, the family moved to Randolph Co., GA, where Caroline died and Wm. H. Snead remarried to Harriet, daughter of David and Anna Godwin.In 1848, these families moved to Ringgold in Bienville Psh., LA, where they lived until late in Wm. and Harriet Snead's life.Late in life, they moved to Texas to live near their oldest son Taylor David Snead, and died there.
I'm intrigued by your reference to ongoing Horn connections to the Sneads.Taylor David Snead married Eudora Augusta Horn, daughter of Roland Richard Horn and Rebecca Redmond Poulan of Laurens Co., GA and Bienville Psh., LA.This Horn line has roots in Nash Co., NC.
You also mention Cole family connections.William H. Snead's sister-in-law Caroline Godwin married Hosea Jones Cole in Randolph Co., GA.This Cole family had roots in Sampson Co., NC, as did the Godwins.Hosea was son of William and Jane Cole.
The SC connection also interests me, because on the 1880 census, Wm. H. Snead reports SC as his father's place of birth.After he moved to LA, he was closely associated with a Julius Snead in Bienville and Red River Psh., LA, who had previously been in Dallas and Bibb Co., AL.I believe this Julius may well be a descendant of Henley Snead, since the family of Henley Graham Snead is found in Bibb Co., AL, at the time Julius Snead is there.
I also suspect Wm. H. Snead is somehow related to Julius, since Julius named his only son Julius Taylor Snead, and the given name Taylor is common in my Snead family.When Julius died, Wm. H. Snead was appointed under-tutor for his son Julius Taylor, a position usually reserved for relatives in LA estate records.
I would welcome any information anybody can give me to help me locate the elusive roots of my Wm. H. Snead.At one time, I know there was a family bible for these Sneads, since Harriet Godwin Snead's application for a pension for Wm. H. Snead's Creek War service mentions that it was in the possession of her second son Adoniram Judson Snead in the 1890s.I have been unable to find the bible, which may name Wm. H. Snead's parents.