Parents of John Snodgrass 1818 - 1885
I'm seeking anyone who may have information that would lead me to the parents of John SNODGRASS who is said to have been born in Dauphin county, PA on 9 Jan 1818. It is possible that he had sisters named Julie/Julia (poss. baptized at Derry Church 26 Jun 1814), Jane (poss. baptized at Derry Church 23 Sep 1815) and Mary (likely married William TODD). The 'legend' is that his mother was Hannah SNODGRASS or Hannah BASCOM and that John was born out of wedlock.
John married Elizabeth Amy KIRBY (born in Champaign county, OH on 3 Dec 1830) on 6 Mar 1851 in Champaign county, OH.
John moved to Ohio and appears in Champaign county in 1850; Shelby county in 1860; Logan county in 1870.
He and Elizabeth had 9 children born in Ohio then moved to Nemaha county, Nebraska (from Bellefontaine, Logan County, OH) probably in March 1872.
They had an additional child in Nemaha county and all appear on 1880 census in Nemaha county.
Did John have a wife before Elizabeth?
Any leads, clues or suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks for your reply.