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Aujusta ("Jessie") Snouffer

Aujusta ("Jessie") Snouffer

Female 1872 - 1922  (49 years)

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  • Name Aujusta ("Jessie") Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Nickname Jessie 
    Born 8 Aug 1872  Worthington, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 May 1922  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 5 May 1922  Walnut Grove Cem, Worthington, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I1128  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2019 

    Father John H. Snouffer,   b. 1 Jun 1846, Linworth, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1939, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Levina S. Seymour,   b. 19 Mar 1847, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1909, Sharon Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Y  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rufus Henry Carpenter,   b. 11 Jul 1869, Delaware Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1947  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1897  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 11, 12
    Children 
    +1. Ralph M. Carpenter,   b. 1 Apr 1900, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1970, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Ronald Andrew Carpenter,   b. 3 Oct 1906, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1946, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +3. Anna Lavina Carpenter,   b. 8 Jan 1902, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Marguerite Carpenter,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Maryetta Carpenter,   b. Jul 1909, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1958  (Age ~ 49 years)
    +6. Ila Aurora Carpenter,   b. 26 Jun 1914, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1991, Akron, Summit Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +7. Elbert Gordon Carpenter,   b. 10 Jun 1917, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1982, Alachua Cnty, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Aujusta 'Jessie' Snouffer
    Aujusta "Jessie" Snouffer

  • Notes 
    • Aujusta's given name has been problematic, which is understandable, given its uniqueness. Her name is displayed as "Aujusta" on her tombstone and in the Walnut Grove Cemetery records. Her father's will, and perhaps the 1880 census, seem to show her name as "Adjusta." Some people force the spelling of her name into the more common name "Augusta." And, later in life, she used the nickname "Jessie."
    • The 1880 Ohio census lists "Adjusta" (in very poor handwriting : the d and j are combined and look like a g, which suggests the name "Agusta") as a 4-yr old daughter, living with her parents "Snaffer, John" and wife "Lavina," together with her sisters. 1880 U.S.Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 9, Roll 1015, stamped p. 171).
    • In 1920 the census records her husband Rufus Carpenter, 50, living with Jessie, 47, and these children: Ralph, 19; Anna, 18; Ronald, 13; Maryetta, 11; "Margarite," 9; Ila, 5; and Elbert, 2 & 7/12ths. All were born in Ohio. Rufus was a farmer; his son Ralph was a "Laborer" on the "home farm." 1920 U.S. Census, Berlin Twsp, Delaware Cnty, OH (T 625, Roll 1377, stamped p. 26-B). [The census was taken on 27 & 28 Jan 1920.]
    • Walnut Grove Cemetery records show that "Aujusta" Snouffer Carpenter was buried in 1922 in Lot 476, Sec. A, Space #2 east.
    • According to the Franklin Cnty, OH, Probate Court Administration Docket 45:315 (21 Dec 1939), the net value of her father's estate was $62,440.33. (In 2004 dollars, that equals $848,564.08.) His will can be found in Franklin Cnty Will Record 20:128. The will bequeathed a parcel of land to his one surviving daughter, "Elsie Wilson." All other real estate was to be sold by the executor, and the proceeds distributed in equal 1/5 portions to Elsie and the families of each the other 4 daughters who pre-deceased John H: "Glendora Miller," "Adjusta Carpenter," "Julia Huff," and "Louisa Ault."
    • The "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958" database has her name as "Augusta" Snouffer.
    • The "Ohio Deaths, 1808-1953" database has her name as "Jessie Carpenter," which is the name written on the official Ohio Death Certificate #27657 (filed 4 May 1922), and which indicates that her father was "John H. Snouffer," her mother was "Levina Seamore," and the informant for the certificate was her husband, "R. H. Carpenter." The certificate further provides that she was buried in "Worthington Walnut Grove," on 5 May 1922.

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Franklin Cnty, OH, "Court Records", (Franklin County Courthouse, 375 S. High St, Columbus, OH 43215), Probate Court, 45:315 (21 Dec 1939).

    2. [S729] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1681001), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDHL-Y98.

    3. [S643] Ohio, Franklin Cnty, 1920 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T625, Roll 1377, p. 26-B).

    4. [S148] Ohio, Ohio, Deaths, 1908 - 1953, (State Vital Statistics Unit, Ohio Dep't of Health, PO Box 15098, Columbus, OH 43215; via https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307272), (Cert. # 27657).

    5. [S103] FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 33302716.

    6. [S156] Walnut Grove Cemetery, "Interment Records", (Walnut Grove Cemetery, Worthington, Franklin Cnty, OH; http://www.worthingtonmemory.org/cemeteries).

    7. [S148] Ohio, Ohio, Deaths, 1908 - 1953, (State Vital Statistics Unit, Ohio Dep't of Health, PO Box 15098, Columbus, OH 43215; via https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307272), (Cert. # 29472).

    8. [S136] Lon Donavon Huff, "Family Chart" and Emails, (Lon D. Huff, lonhuff@frontier.com : 2000 - 2010).

    9. [S137] Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1870 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), p. 679.

    10. [S138] Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), p. 171.

    11. [S103] FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 42386749.

    12. [S103] FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 33302716.