Born May, 1814
|GEORGE SNOWDEN, farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 12; P.O. Bowen's Prairie; was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, in May, 1814; he emigrated to Philadelphia in 1832; went to Dubuque, Iowa, in 1833, where he lived four years, engaged in mining and smelting ore. He returned to Philadelphia and married Eliza Boyd, also a native of Ireland, after which he lived in Dubuque one year; then came to Jones Co. and entered a farm in Richland Township, where he lived ten or twelve years; then returned to Dubuque County and settled in Whitewater Township; came to present location in 1875.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 683.
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