Snow Cemetery

                       Snow Cemetery on Dry Creek

Wiley Dwain Snow

18 graves are marked with fieldstone. Among  those  know to be buried there are;

William Snow 1784-May 21, 1868

Mahala Braswell  w/o William Snow 1788-March 10,  1865

James s/o William & Mahala Snow 1816-May13, 1894

Elizabeth Parker w/o James Snow 1820-1903

Martha d/o James &  Elizabeth Snow  November 20, 1852-October 20,1871

Susey Snow Vanatta d/o James & Elizabeth Snow w/o Elijah Vanatta January 23, 1860-about 1942

Elijah T. Vanatta about 1866-about 1930’s

Some of the Graves

Nancy C. Snow

Eboneser Snow



Snow Cemetery




Eric Dwain Snow Son Of Wiley Dwain Snow

     Snow Cemetery Videos

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                                            Video #2


  1. I am a descendent of William Billy Snow and Mahala Braswell- {4th Great..}

    Their son, Wiley Snow and Catherine Scott Snow- { 3rd Great
    and their son, Jasper Snow & Eveline Youngblood- { 2nd Great}
    and their son, William Issac Snow & Ida Darcus Ramsey { 1st Great}
    and my parents, William Orison Snow( aka. O W ) & Clara Emma Loedige.

    I hope to visit the cemetery one day.

    Judy Snow Greene

    • I am a descendent of James (Jimmy) Snow son of William and Mahala
      He was a preacher on Dry Creek, I got his bible, I posted pictures of it on this site.

      • Hi Cousin! Do you live on the property where the graves are?
        What about the caves that are somewhere around there that they used to keep the cattle in? Is Ebenezer Snow buried there and did he fight in The Revolutionary War? I am just starting on my ancestry quest and have a lot of questions.

      • Hello Wiley Dwain,
        I am Linda Snow Davis and I am trying to connect to one of the TN Snows. My Gr grandfather was a Sam/Samuel M.? Snow born in Ark. in 1873 his son Willard b in MO and daughter Manda (shoud be Maude) was born in Choctaw Nation Indian Territory. From the census records his father, Richard Snow was born in TN. and he married Frances. I don’t have my notes in front of me so I do not remember her maiden name. And as far as I know some of their children were William, Charles, Samuel, Arthur but there was one or two others that I know of. Richard’s father was born in NC

        I would like to be able to find Richard’s father or actually WHICH Richard he is.

        If you could contact me or anyone here that might be able to help, it would help my search of over 25 years, as I just found out who my Grandpa Snows father was this past January.


      • Try Justin Potter Library and Tommy Webb my Help. 615-597-4359

    • Dear Judy Greene, you say you are a descendant of William Billy Snow and his wife Mahala, and of their son, Wiley and his wife, Catherine Scott. The Sons of the American Revolution are trying to find documentary proof of this father-son connection in order to help a descendant of that branch to become a member of the SAR. Do you have this information in the form of a birth certificate, marriage document, Bible record, Succession papers, etc. that prove this relationship, as the SAR requires documentary proof of blood line.
      Please respond to:
      Thank you so much for your consideration of my concern.
      John Francois, Registrar, Attakapas Chapter, LASSAR

      • I also am a descendant of Wiley and Catherine Snow and am trying to find the same link. Another cousin, David Causey, is trying to link thru them to William and Mahala for a SAR membership. ANY info you might have would be greatly appreciated. My email addy is
        Thanks so much,
        Beverly Joe Vaughn
        The Snow Cemetery where Wiley & Catherine are buried is located at Wayton, Newton Co. AR. I grew up less than a mile from the cemetery.

  2. I do not live on the property, but the view on this page at top is the view from my house from the deck over looking upper Dry Creek, down under the fog is where the cemetery and the caves are.Ebenezer left DeKalb County and died in Roane County, Tennessee where he move to. Yes He was in the Revolutionary War.
    I can send you what got by email (scan documents) my info came form Tommy Webb’s book. I have not got the book But Tommy scan the part in the book about the Snow’s in DeKalb Co. For me at the library in Smithville.
    It goes back to the Mayflower just let know where you wont to start.and send me email

    My email

    • I’m trying to link my gr gr grpa Wiley to his parents, William & Mahala. Would you please share the docs you’re talking about from the Webb book? Also, have you heard about there being two books by ‘Webb, Webb Families of DeKalb Co, TN’ and ‘Snow Families of DeKalb Co. TN’
      I have other docs that I’ll be more than happy to share if you don’t have’em. Look forward to hearing from you.
      Bev ~:}

      • I just put some of tommy’s
        Book on this site it’s under the link The Snow Family Of DeKalb County,Tennessee
        I going to put some more soon


  3. Yes, please send me the documents from Tommy Webbs book. My sister Barbara & I have been researching and she found 3 generations of Nicholas Snows that seemed to link to us. They were originally from England & our Great….. Grandmother came over on the Mayflower………..We were hoping it was true………..Start with Wiley Snow-Catherine Scott, son of William Billy Snow-Mahala Braswell, son of Ebenezer Snow-Sally Wicker, son of William B. Snow-(1st wife Hannah)Martha, son of Issac Snow-Alice ?, son of John Snow-Mary Smalley, son of Nicholas Snow III-Constance Hopkins, who came over on the Mayflower, son of Nicholas Snow II-Mary Walker, son of Nicholas Snow I – Elizabeth Harwoode
    Any thing you can give us would be very appreciated.
    Thank you so much
    My email is

  4. Coming, check email

  5. Dwain,
    I just talked to Tommy Webb about ordering the book but found out that there are two books but only one available to order. Which one did you send the pages from and would there be enough information about the Snow’s in the EARLY VIRGINIA SETTLERS………BOOK ?

    • I am not sure the name of the book, I can find out, I don’t think there is anymore, that’s why I have not got one, did he tell you the name of the one he could order He has written 5 or 6 different books most of the history of DeKalb County, He is a descendent of James Snow, his grandmother was a Snow that is way this book follows James Snow all the way to me and him. He gave me James Bible,there is a lot of Snow’s in this book I can send the rest if you like. You can call me 615-597-1883 Dwain,

  6. I’ve been digging around in the Snow genealogy for the past few years – my wife is gr gr granddaughter of Wiley Snow. And she and her sister have been looking for the connection between Wiley and his father. Seems that I’ve not been able to get that through census records so having to look elsewhere. This blog makes the connection that gives them new places to look. The book by Tommy Webb seems to be a good resource. Both of them are trying to document back to the Mayflower and know that it is true and the Mayflower Society has it documented thru James Snow but no mention of Wiley. We have a trip planned to eastern TN in the spring so DeKalb County is a stop on the way. Their grandfather, Isham G Snow was a preacher too.

  7. I am also a descendent from Ebenzer Snow, William Snow, James Snow, James Madison Snow, We are descended of a Rev Solider which is Ebenzer Snow. I have proved our line all the way back to the Mayflower and a member of the TN Mayflower Society.

    • Great and thanks for the comment.

    • Where do live now?

    • Stephen Hopkins can over on the Mayflower in 1620 and brought his daughter Constance with him she was 14 at the time and Nicholas Snow came to Plymouth on July 10, 1623 on the ship Ann, By 1627 he married Constance Hopkins .

      John Snow 1638-1692
      Isaac Snow 1683-1749
      William Snow 1720-1783
      Ebenezer Snow 1758-1835
      William ( billy) 1784-1868 died on dry creek 1868
      James Snow 1816-1894
      Sam Snow 1816-1922
      Bob Snow 1892-1964
      Wiley Snow 1923-2005
      And me Wiley Dwain Snow 1955- ?

  8. I am very proud of my nephew Dwain Snow. He has taken so much time and effort doing this.He is a wonderful nephew and we the Snow here are very greatful for his work and love.

    • Thanks Aunt Eleanor love you

  9. Do you have a photo of the copyright page of the James Jimmy Snow Bible? If so could you scan it and add to the Bible page. I would greatly appreciate this.

    • No copyright page that that I know of

  10. Is thee a title page in the front of the bible?

  11. How did you come about getting the Bible? How are you related to James Snow

    • He is my great great great Grandfather and Tommy Webb gave it to me about 5 years ago he had it for over 50 years

  12. Samuel?

    • Old and new testament

  13. I’m the son of Charlie Snow and the grandson of Sam Snow and Mattie Lou Snow. Eleanor was my father’s first cousin. I live in Texas and hope to visit the area with my wife next year. Haven’t been there since I was a kid.

  14. I too am a descendent of Ebenezer Snow, then son Wiley Snow and Catherine Scott. then their son James Snow who married Mary Causey in Newton county Arkansas where Wiley and his family migrated to from TN. I visited the museum there and found a book written by Patricia Bliss Cox. It was titled James Milton Taylor Family 1790-1996. There is a SNOW lineage page in there from the mayflower. I am trying to apply to the mayflower society, but cant find any information on James Snow b1860, TN. married Mary Causey 1884 Newton County Arkansas. he died young. most of his siblings are buried at Snow cemetery, Wayton, Newton County, Ark. along with Wiley and Catherine Snow. Mary Causey moved to Oklahoma and remarried, raised their children. This side of our family was never passed down. If someone could help, would greatly appreciate it.
    Some day I plan to visit DeKalb County, TN and the cemetery there.

    • It is a small world; I decend from Ebenezer Snow, Wiley and Catherine as well; Mathew Snow’s and Sarah Mole’s daughter Minerva Catherine Snow, who Married Gabrel Lewis Causey. Both familes arrived here early and intermaried frequently, Nathanal and Thomasina Causey were at Jamestown.

  15. Actually here is my correct lineage

    Ebenezer Snow 1758-1835
    William Snow 1784-1868
    Wiley Snow 1818-1893
    James Snow 1860- ?
    John Lee Snow,Sr. 1886-1957
    Edgar Snow1919-1973
    Eugene Snow 1931-2014
    then me Regina 1966-

  16. Regina what’s your e-mail address. I have proven my line and I’m in the TN Mayflower Society. I do not have you line in my family tree but will try to help you find what you need. E-mail to me at

    • Regina, Cheryl, I, also, am trying to find the documents to link Wiley to his parents, William & Mahala or his brother, James. I have three different people helping me but so far we’ve found nothing.
      Another cousin in Louisiana is trying to find the same link that I am.
      here’s my line…
      Wiley Snow
      Jasper Snow
      Mary Sue Snow Vaughn
      and then me, Beverly Joe Vaughn

      any help you guys could offer would be soooo appreciated.
      I’ll be more than happy to share any and everything I have on the family.
      Can’t wait to hear from both of you!
      Bev ~:}

      • Beverley, The SAR recently accepted Census documentation that linking the family together. they were all living side by side with their spouses. I don’t know if it will help you.

  17. When I visited Newton county Arkansas last summer, the museum found this book for me. James Milton Taylor Family 1790-1996. It has the Snow Lineage in it. I will try to scan these pages. send me your email address Bev. and I will be happen to send.

  18. Is there a family reunion any time soon,?

    • There are some thinking about it, maybe this summer.
      If we do I will post it here.

      • Sounds great.

      • Wiley, I just read the post from you in reference to the Snows possibly having a reunion. If you hear anymore about plans, could you please email me at I am the one looking for Richard Snow b 1840 in TN, I believe Roane, but it may have been another co. at the time of his birth. I still have not found out who my Richard’s father was. I also just saw your post to try contacting Tommy Webb. I will call tomorrow, do you know if he is still living? Thank you.
        Linda Davis

      • If we have one I will email you
        And yes he is still living
        You might get him at the library

  19. Some of us will be in Knoxville for a wedding, Barbara Snow Dabney’s daughter, July 11-13. Let us know.

  20. Hi, it appears we are related. I am a direct descendant of Ebenezer Snow.

    Ebenezer Snow (1758 – 1835)
    Solomon B Snow Sr. (1798 – 1852)
    Ebenezer Snow (1821 – 1892)
    Phoebe E Snow (1889 – 19??)
    Charles E Dobbs (1908 – 1995)
    Peggy J Dobbs (1943 – 2010)
    Karla J Scates (1965 – Living)
    Jonathan R Lee (Me)

  21. I am so thrilled to have found this site. I believe I am a descendant of Ebenezer Snow. My grandparents raised me up until age 9, and they were from Dry Creek. My grandmother was Effie Lee Snow, and my great grandparents were Sam and Mary Snow, first cousins. I spent many trips as a child and young adult up on Dry Creek and visiting my great grandparents who had a little place in Watertown. My grandmother Effie Lee Snow had two sisters, Wilma and Mildred. Effie Lee married James Edward Pirtle , they had three children Billie Ruth (my mother) Norma Jean and Jim. in the early 80’s my brother and I visited my grandparents in Smithville (where they retired after moving to Michigan after the war) and we hiked up Dry Creek looking to find the house my grandmother was born in. The house was gone, but the barn was still there. I have never felt that I belonged here in Michigan and it is my dream to retire and live out my last days in Tennessee where I belong.

    • When was the last time you where here.

  22. I am looking at a beautifully framed photo of Dry Creek, DeKalb County, taken by DeWain Snow. Elizabeth Edwards (my grandmother’s first cousin) gave this to me about 6 years ago when I visited her at Christmas in Lebanon.
    My grandmother was Effie Lee Snow, daughter of Sam and Mary Snow. She raised me until I was 8 yrs old. I spend a lot of time in Tennessee and up on Dry Creek as a child and young adult. I think I may be a descendant of Ebenezer Snow, would love to know more. My mother was Billie Ruth Pirtle and she had a sister Norma Jean and brother James. My brother and I hiked up dry creek in the early 80’s trying to find the house where my grandmother was born, it was gone but the barn was still there at that time. I would love to leave Michigan where I do not belong and live out my last days in Tennessee which has always felt like home. I spend time with my great grandparents in Watertown, and visited my grandparents in Smithville where they retired as often as I could.

  23. My name is John David Emery I have just found out through DNA that Mahala Braswell married William (Billy) Snow. Was my great,great,great,great grandmother. Their daughter Elizabeth had two daughters Pariele and Cuma both married Emery brothers from Liberty Tennessee. One brother John the other Thomas (Buck) Emery they lived around Dry Creek and Liberty. Moved to Allen County Ky. After 1880 and lived here till they died in the 1920 to 1926 time frame.I owned a houseboat docked at Sligo in the late 90’s and early 2000. I crossed Dry Creek many times and then went up Snow Hill when it was 2 lane. I knew the Snows were in my family Decalb Co.I searched the library in Smithville and learned about Mr. Webb’s book but could never get one.I’m very happy to find my cousins. I live in Scottsville, Ky. about one and half hours from Smithville.

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