I have distant grandfather, William Sneed b. abt 1784 in Caswell Co NC. We know that William moved to Smith Co TN later on. He appears in the 1820, 30, 40, and 50 census.
In the 1820 Smith Co census there is also a John Sneed, aged 45+ in a different household. Could this be the father of William Sneed? There's also a John Sneed that shows up in 1790 census Caswell Co NC. Could that be the same John?
Apparently Caswell Co and surrounding counties were home to many Sneeds (Snead).