South Thomaston library receives Snow family genealogical material

Nov 06, 2012

South Thomaston — Tina Branco, director of the South Thomaston Public Library, announced that Richard M. Snow of Rockland has donated three volumes of his comprehensive study of Snow family history and genealogy to the library.

An extremely generous gift, these privately-printed volumes concentrate on the four main Snow family lines in the Midcoast descended from Elder Elisa Show, who came in 1767 from the Brunswick area and settled on the Wessaweskeag River.

The four branches are the Snow Shipyard Family, including information on some of the sailing vessels they built; Professor Wilbert Snow, who life began and ended in the Spruce Head area; Rear Admiral Albert Snow’s family; and the line which included author and Flying Santa Edward Rowe Snow.

Two volumes focus on the Snow Shipyard and their fleet, with much family history included. These volumes also include genealogical material dating back to Mayflower Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins, whose daughter Constance sailed on the Mayflower and married Nicholas Snow, a passenger on the ship “Anne” in 1623.

It is rare for a small library to have a gift of this magnitude, where the books will be readily available to researchers and those interested in the history and genealogy of these town citizens, according to a news release from the library.

The South Thomaston library is open Mondays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at the corner of Route 73 and Dublin Road in the Little Red Schoolhouse across from the Keag General Store. The phone is 596-0022.

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