William Snapp., one of the older and much respected farmers of Warren County, was born in Greenbush Township, February 12, 1842, and is a son of E. M. and Lucinda (Willard) Snapp. His father was born in Kentucky, and his mother in Tennessee. His maternal grandparents were Alexander and Lucy (Liles) Willard, natives respectively of Virginia and Tennessee; his maternal great-grandfather, was William Willard. His paternal grandparents were George and Sarah (Mclntyre) Snapp, of Kentucky.
William L. Snapp was educated in the public schools and in a local academy. In his religion he has been a Methodist, and in his politics a Democrat. Mr. Snapp was married December 19, 1861, at Knoxville, Ill., to Mary E. May, who was born in Indiana, April I9, 1843, a daughter of William and Susan (Harrison) May, both of whom were natives of Kentucky. William L. Snapp's father was born in 1816, and died in 1842; his mother was born in 1822, and died in 1899. To William L. and Mary E. Snapp have been born children as follows: Alice Maud, Thomas J., William L., Carrie M., Delos V., Russell. Ezekiel M., and Sumner. One child, Mary, is dead.
William L. Snapp was engaged in early life as clerk and salesman in a general store, afterwards in the saw-mill business several years. He was a Justice of the Peace and a Notary Public through a long period, and did much conveyancing in the Township of Greenbush. For nine years he served as Collector of the town, and was long School Treasurer and Director. In 1878 he moved from the village of Greenbush to his farm on Section 16, where he is now living, and is highly esteemed in the community where his long and useful life is passing. Of his children, his son, Thomas J., married Mary J. Hendricks, Alice Maud married Andrew B. Camp, William L. wedded Minnie West, and Russell married Maud Stokes. Mrs. Mary E. Snap died November 21, 1900, leaving behind her sweet and precious memories as a wife and mother.
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