Here is information I have concerning your William Snook from Allegany Co., MD from my book "History and Genealogy of the Henry Snook Family of Frederick Co., MD"--2009 (p.383-6).The complete book is available free as a pdf file from me but what I have attached below is all I have on this line.Although I found no reference to William Snook's marriage the courthouse listings of marriages shows Julia Snook m. Henry Myers so William marrying a Myers is consistent and the Myers were probably brother and sister.Your information indicates where William Snook moved after 1810.As mentioned in the Conclusions below, DNA testing of a known male Snook descendent of William Snook can tell if he is of Dutch/English descent.I am the Snook Surname Administrator for FamilyTreeDNA and English Snooks are easily distinguished from German Snooks even at the 12 marker level (cost for 12 marker test $99).I'm not sure how many markers are needed to distinguish Dutch ancestry from German as none have been tested so far.
"MISCELLANEOUS MARYLAND BORN SNOOKS"
A.Matthias Snook of Allegany Co., MD
The will of Matthias Snook, written 30Nov1790, probated in Allegany Co. 29Dec1790 (Liber A.,p.1; Note: record at MD Hall of Records, Annapolis, WK 871 is abstracted as follows: (spelling as it appears in the original)
...Give and bequeath to dearly beloved wife Barboah Snook all and singular with my beloved two friegs (friends) Samel Elitte and Joseph Woruok I appoint executors...and singler all my said and tenements to remain in my beloved wife's hand as long as she remains my widow and be equally divided between my beloved children... I bequeath that my oldest son John Snook have the gray colt and heffer which he calls his and also to my same, Jamey, a black colt, 2 years old past and all and singular my goods and chattles to remain in my wife's hands during the same above mentioned ...Witnesses: Samuel Banett, Samuel Ellit and Joseph Wanrock.
Although only one son is named in the above will, several land patents for the land of Matthias, name the rest of his children: (Patents of MD; 1803, Liber IC#Q, folio 173; at Maryland Hall of Records.
"The following are entitled to one child's part of the real estate of Matthias Snook, consisting of Lots # 3742, 3743, 3744 lying in Allegany Co., payment for them having been received from Matthias who was a settler westward of Fort Cumberland:"
(a) George Whetzel and wife Elizabeth, of Allegany Co., MD.
(b) William Snook, of Allegany Co., MD.
(c) John Snook, formerly of Allegany Co., MD, now of Fayette Co., PA.
(d) Peter Youst and wife Margaret, of Monongahala Co., VA.
(e) Henry Myer and wife Julia, of Allegany Co., MD.
(f) Jonathan Anderson and wife Catherine, formerly of Allegany Co., MD, now of the State of Kentucky.
All of the above sold their share of Matthias' land to Conrad Corbus for 20 pounds each.The patents read as follows:
...that there were laid out and surveyed pursuant to the Resolution of the General Assembly, posted at the April session 1787, amongst the lots westward of Ft. Cumberland, the following, lying in the county aforesaid and contiguous to each other, viz. #3742, 3743, 3744 each containing 50 acres.
That the commissioners appoint, in virtue of an Act of
Assembly, passed at Nov. session 1788, allotted and awarded the said lots to Matthias Snook as settler on and entitled to a preference in the purchase of the same.That the said Snook departed this life, leaving Catherine, intermarried with Jonathan Anderson; John Snook; Anna, intermarried with Conrad Corbus; Margaret, intermarried with Peter Youst; Elizabeth, intermarried with George Whetzell; William Snook; and Julia, intermarried with Henry Myer, his only children and by his will, duly made, devised that all his lands should remain in his wife Barbary Snook's hands as long as she should remain his widow and be equally divided between his children.
...Corbus petitions the court to grant him the patent.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Allegany Co., MD has supplied the following marriages from his records.(Note: According to him, they are the only Snook marriages recorded in Allegany Co. to 1900, however, I'm sure he did not consider other possible spellings of the name Snook).
(1) Ann Snook & John Hixenbaugh 8Jan1794
(2) John Snook & Nancy Ayers 14Apr1794
(3) Julia Snook & Henry Meyers 17Nov1801
(4) Jacob Snook & Mary Stonecifer 1Septl803
Other than Julia, the marriage of John Snook may refer to the son of Matthias named above.The other marriages may be those of Snooks, who are members of the two Snook families of Frederick Co., MD (progenitors being Henry Snook of this book and John Snoke given in another publication by this author) who married on their way west.
Census records for Matthias' family are the following and are given for future reference:
1800 (Allegany Co., MD)
p.27 Conrad Corbus: males: 1 26<45; females: 2 <10; 1 16<26.
p.31 Barbara Snooke: females: 1 16<26; 1 >45.
John Hixenbaugh: males: 1 <10; 1 10<15; 1 26<45;
females: 2 <10;1 16<25; 1 26<45. (Barbara Snook is
listed 12 names after John, however, Anna not
listed as Matthias' child in above documents).
p.33 Geo. Whitzele: males: 1 26<45; females: 3 <10; 1 26<45.
p.37 Henry Myers: males: 1 <10; 1 >45; females: 1 10<16;
1810 (Allegany Co., MD; entire county searched)
William Snook: males: 1 <10; 1 26<45; females: 3 <10;
1810 (Monongalia Co., VA)
p.39Peter Yost: males: 3 <10; 1 10<16; 1 26<45; females:
3 <10; 1 10<16; 1 26<45.
1810 No John Snook found in Fayette Co., PA; two in Northumberland Co. but probably belong to the central Pennsylvania Snook/Snoke families and not Matthias' child.
1810 Grayson Co., KY
Jonathan Anderson: males: 1 <10; 1 10<15; 1 >45; females:
3 <10; 1 10<15; 1 16<25; 1 >45.
1820 (Allegany Co., MD, Election Dist.#1)
George Wetzell: males: 1 <10; 2 10<16; 1 16<18; 1 16<26;
2 >45; females: 3 <10; 2 16<26; 1 >45.
Conrad Corbus: males: 1 <10; 1 >45; females: 1 <10;
1 16<26; 2 >45.
1830 (Allegany Co., MD)
p.18George Whitzer (no Whitzels; listing is from Accelerated Index listing; not found on p.18 of original census page using Ancestry.com).
p.30Henry Myer: males: 1 5<10; 1 10<15; 1 15<20; 1 50<60;
females: 1 <5; 1 15<20; 1 20<30; 1 30<40; 1 40<50.
p.31Conrad Corbus: males: 1 10<15; 1 50<60; females:
2 15<20; 1 50<60.
One other record pertaining to Matthias Snook was found in Washington Co., MD. (Bill of Sale, Liber E,p.793)The Bill of Sale was recorded 27May1788 between Matthias Snuke and James Johnson for 5 pounds 5 shillings for a stock of black cattle.
Additional information obtained since publication of the above in “History and Genealogy of the Snook Families of Frederick Co., Maryland”—1980 is the following:
From "Snook Newsletter" (Vol. 8, #1; Feb. 1991) by Betty Welliver (no longer published):
"...Venita Foster (7906 Oak Knoll Ln., Palos Heights, IL60463) Snook ancestor is Catherine (Katie) Snuiche/Snook whom she was told was of Dutch-English parentage, coming to this country ca.1773, landing in New York. In 1774, she married John Youst/Yost in Elizabeth, NJ. They lived in Trenton, NJ, while John served with the Continental Army, then lived in Cumberland, Allegany Co.,
MD, where all but one of their children were born.About 1790, they settled on Indian Creek, Monongalia Co., VA (now WV).Among there several children was Peter (Yost) born ca 1778, who married 28Jan1800 Mary Snook in Monongalia, indicating other Snooks were present."
"...letter sent to me (B. Welliver) in 1985 by Lloyd Ambrose, 31 Summit Rd., Greene, RI 02827 (Note: no longer alive), I found the name of Eleanor F. Carter, 1700 Ritchie Ave., Fairmont, WV, who is also researching this particular family line (Matthias Snook).In a copy of her
letter to Lloyd she states she is searching for info on the Snook family."Peter Yost born ca 1778, New Jersey, married Margaret Snook born ca 1778, New Jersey.They were married 28Jan1800 in Monongalia Co., WV.Peter had a brother William Yost born in Cumberland, MD, ca 1783.His parents came to Monongalia Co., WV, after William's birth.Peter and William were sons of John and Catherine Snook Yost.
John Yost came from Bavaria, Germany, and Catherine Snook came from Holland and English descent.She was a women well remembered as being a fine Scholar, well read both in English and German, arriving here about 1773.They met and married at Elizabeth, NJ, lived in Trenton, NJ during the Revolutionary War, where he served in the Continental Army 7 years.We don't know if Catherine and Margaret Snook were related or who their parents were.Would appreciate any info you could give me on these Snooks or where I could find info on them".
This was signed Eleanor Yost Carter
"Snook Newsletter" (Vol. 12, #2, April 1995):
"Another letter recently received from Charles W. Glover, 5732 Newlin Ave., Whittier, CA 90601, who wrote Sniuche was one of his family lines...Seeking information on the family of Margaret 'Mary' Sniuche, married 28Jan1800 to Peter Youst, b.1778 near Cumberland, MD.Her parents were Matthias Sniuche and wife Barbara, believed to reside in Allegany Co., MD."
Matthias must be considered contemporary with Henry Snook (SN) and John Snuke (S).From the above it appears that Matthias Snuich/Snook came to this country shortly before the Revolutionary War and possible was of Dutch/English ancestry.He probably served in the Revolution and received land for his services in Allegany Co. and is not related to either Henry Snook (SN) or John Snoke (S) of Frederick Co., MD.It is possible that DNA testing of a male Snook descendant of this family might further confirm these postulates.