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Wiley SNOW

Snow Cemetery
Newton County,
Arkansas

Rest in Peace

Wiley Snow
b. July 24, 1818
d. Aug 28, 1893
Wiley Snow moved to Wayton, Arkansas with his wife, Katherine (Scott) Snow, (whom he married in DeKalb County, Tennessee on May 15, 1850). He fathered six children, Matilda, Jasper, Howard, Matthew, James and Melissa. While he was still alive he told members of his family that he wanted to be buried under a big Walnut tree out in his pasture. From that grave the Snow Cemetery grew. As his stone says, "The first oen buried in Snow Cemetery". Wiley fought in the Civil War on the Union side. Wiley volunteered for the Army on May 13, 1863 at Carthage, Tennessee. He was a 'saddler', Co K, 5th Regiment Middle Tennessee cavalry and 1st Tennessee regiment of cavalry volunteers. His enlistment papers gave this discription of him, was 5 ft 9 in tall, fair complected, blue eyes, black hair. Wiley passed away August 28, 1893 and was buried in what was to become the Snow Cemetery at Wayton, Arkansas


The First One Buried in Snow Cemetery

Contributed on 10/22/08 by ashaw444
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Record #: 84080

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Submitted: 10/22/08 • Approved: 10/23/08 • Last Updated: 7/26/12 • R84080-G0-S3

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