I know very little about this line of my family tree. Yours is the only posting I have found concerning an Israel Snead, so I am responding hoping that there may be a connection.My grandfather's name was George Durin Mead, b. Sept.1, 1905 in Zurich, Ks.His father's name was John Dayton Mead, b. March 7, 1884 in Washington Co., Ks., and his mother's name was Ida Snead.Ida's father's name was Israel Snead.I am approximating his date of birth at 1850-1860.I don't know where he was born, and have only met my grandfather's family a couple of times at family reunions in Colorado.Most of his family live in Colorado and Kansas, and sincehis father was also born in Kansas, there is a possibility that his mother Ida Snead was too.(If my memory is right, it seems as if there are also relatives who married into this line somewhere by the names of Smead and Snee, as there were so many rhyming names it was comical.)Any additional help you can give me about your Israel Snead or his line would also be appreciated.