David Snowden House
The David Snowden House, located in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, was constructed in 1825 by David Snowden Jr.
David Snowden Sr. was born in 1759 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey 1a and married Nancy Hazelrigg in 1782 in Washington, Pennsylvania. 1b The couple relocated to Clark County, Kentucky in 1800 1c before relocating to Estill County around 1830 1d where he died in 1839. 1
David’s son, David Jr., was born in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1786 2a and married Margaret Peggy McGuire in 1812 in Estill County 2b where the couple lived. 2c David Jr. constructed a log cabin, kitchen and slave quarters on a plot of land near the Middle Fork Kentucky River in 1825. 2 The couple lived in Owsley County circa 1850, 2d but David Jr. died in Estill County in 1852. 2
One of David Jr’s sons, Frances Marion Snowden, was born on October 23, 1825 in Estill County. 3a He lived in Owsley County circa 1850 3b before marrying Clarinda Baker in 1856 in Clay County. 3 He married again to Mary Polly Thompson in 1868 in Owsley County and relocated to Lee County (split from Estill County) circa 1870. 3c Frances died on September 17, 1906. 3
Dudley Bishop Snowden, one of Frances many children, was born in Lee County in 1883. 4a He lived in St. Helens, marrying Zora Catherine Hieronymus in 1920. 4a Dudley served as postmaster for the community beginning on April 3, 1914, 5 and was also a merchant store owner. Dudley also served in World War I. 6