The following is all I have on this Dudley M. Sneed.I have his parents as Philip Sneed, b:abt 1755, d: aft 1800 Caswell Co.,NC and Jemiah Ann Mitchell, b.abt 1756, d: abt 1822 Granville Co.,NC
1. U.S. Federal Census.
1800 Caswell County,North Carolina,Image 21:.
2 - WM = 102 WF = 10
1 - WM = 26 - 441 - WF = 10 - 15
1 - WF = 16 -25
1 - WF = 26 - 44
2. U.S. Federal Census, 1830 Burke County,North Carolina,1st and 2nd Regiment ,Pg.133A,Image 51:.
DUDLEY M. SNEED:
2-WM = 20 - 30
(2nd male is probably Dudley's brother, William)
2 -M = 10 - 24.
3. Other--, DUDLEY SNEED WILL.
"WILL OF DUDLEY SNEED, OF GRANVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA-1830
This Dudley Sneed was probably the son ofPhillip Sneed of Granville County, North Carolina.His death notice was posted in the Raleigh Register, on Oct. 21, 1830.(Early North Carolina Settlers, 1700’s -1900’s, Marriage and Death Notices 1826 - 1845, Pg.322).
I have transcribed this will from a photocopy of the original housed at the North Carolina Archives, CR 044.801.35, to be freely used as required.
In the name of God, Amen.
That IDudley Sneed of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina being very low in health but in sound mind knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and adorn this to be my last will and testament, (viz)1st I recommend my Love to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a decent manner.2. That all my Inst. Debts be paid.The balance of my real and personal estate, including chash (sic) on hand and debts due me, I leave and bequeath to my Brothers children that are now born or may be hereafter, and it is my will that my Brother shall take the Negroes provided they are willing to live with him.Should they not,my Executor is requested to sell them, and put the money at interest for the benefit of my brothers children.And it is my will that William Sneed ofthe County above mentioned be my whole and sole executor.
Signed and sealed in the presence of us this 19th, Sept. 1830.
Henry M ClayDudley Sneed(seal)
Sol. W. Griffin (jurat)by. Sol. M. Griffin at his request.
State of North Carolina
Granville CountyFebruary 4, A.D. 1831
The execution of the foregoing last will and testament of Dudley Sneed deceased was duly proven on oath in open Court by Solomon M. Griffin one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.At the same time came forward William M. Sneed named as the Executor in said will and duly qualified as such.
(On an additionalnote attached)
Dudley Sneed’s Last Will to be handed to William Sneed.
Recorded Page and Examined by….."
4. Early North Carolina Settlers, 1700s-1900s (CD524, GENEALOGY.COM), Marriage & Death Notices 1826-1845,Deaths 1826-1845,Page 322.
Raleigh Register, Oct,21, 1830:DUDLEY M. SNEED , of Granville County, September 19, Burke County.
As I said before, I have no idea where his brother William Sneed went after that.