Snyder, A. B., was born in Orleans county, September 26, 1822. His father, Nicholas Snyder, was a native of Bennington, Vt., and was one of the pioneers of Orleans county, clearing up his farm, He married Betsey Downer, wife of Silas Allen. He was through life identified as a farmer and was noted for his strict integrity and his word was as good as his bond. He died in 1870 in his seventy-third year. A. B. Snyder was educated in Clarkson Academy and Cary Collegiate Seminary, after which he taught school for fifteen years. In 1854 he married Emeline A. Dunn, who died June 5, 1884, and in 1888 he married Mrs. H. J. Snyder, daughter of Charles Culver of Reading, Steuben county, N. Y. By his first wife he had one son, Fred G. Snyder, born in 1861. Mr. Snyder is one of the conservative men of his town, taking an active interest in educational and religious institutions and has ever advanced the best interest of his town and townspeople.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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