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Ephraim Kibby Snook


Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 8 January 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Turtlecreek Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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E. K. SNOOK, farmer; P. O. Lebanon; was born in Union Township, Warren Co., Ohio, Oct. 17, 1831, and was named after his grandfather, Maj. Ephraim Kibby, an officer in the Revolutionary war. His parents, John M. Snook, who was born in 1785, and Julia Ann (Kibby) Snook, born in 1791, were both of Welsh descent Young E. K. was reared on a farm, and attended the schools of Union Township until seventeen years of age, when he commenced learning the carpenter trade, in which he served a three years apprenticeship. In 1852, after a two years trial of carpentering, he returned to farming and has from that time to the present continued, with much success in that occupation. In 1853. he married Miss Rebecca Ann Benham, who was born in 1831, and was a daughter of James Benham, an early settler of Warren County, a leading farmer and a very prominent man in the county, wealthy in this world's goods, and owner of several valuable farms. Four children were the issue of this union, viz.: Ella, the wife of Albert Keever; Horace M., a farmer on one of his father's farms; Alfred V. and Anna. Mr. Snook is the possessor of 216 acres of the best land in the county. He is a Republican of considerable prominence, a director in Lebanon National Bank, and one of the Board of County Commissioners. He took an active part in the enterprise which procured a railroad, for his county seat, and became one of the incorporators and directors, as well as a heavy stockholder in the company. He has been a member of the Board of Education of Lebanon, and has held many other offices of minor importance. He is one of Warren County's energetic, enterprising, representative men.

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