Elisha SNIFFIN

Male 1822 - 1892  (69 years)


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  • Name Elisha SNIFFIN  [1
    Born 27 Aug 1822  New York, New York Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID A463675EC50A4AA0981765DFDBAE490C56D1 
    Died 1 Jan 1892  Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 5 Jan 1892  Greenwood Union, North Rye, Westchester Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I16338  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 

    Father SNIFFIN,   b. Port Chester, Westchester Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F5884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emeline Adelia HENDERSON,   b. 30 Aug 1824, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1861  (Age 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1841  [1
    Children 
     1. Mortimer SNIFFIN,   b. Abt 1842, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. George SNIFFIN,   b. Abt 1845, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Josephine A. SNIFFIN,   b. Abt 1847, New York, New York Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Greenwood Union, North Rye, Westchester Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Albert SNIFFIN,   b. Abt Dec 1849, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Emma Lavenia SNIFFIN,   b. 21 Nov 1851, New York, New York Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1932  (Age 80 years)
     6. Franklin SNIFFIN,   b. 12 Sep 1857, New York, New York Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Bella SNIFFIN,   b. Abt Jul 1860, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1861, New York, New York Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F5949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Frances IRWIN,   b. 7 Apr 1830, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1902  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Aft 1860  [1
    Children 
     1. William S. SNIFFIN,   b. Abt 1863,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elisha SNIFFIN,   b. 21 Jan 1866, New York, New York Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1953, New York, New York Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Mary A. SNIFFIN,   b. 25 Aug 1867, New York, New York Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 21 Feb 1958  (Age 90 years)
     4. Moses Irwin SNIFFIN,   b. 27 Dec 1868,   d. 30 Apr 1896  (Age 27 years)
     5. Jenny Grey SNIFFIN,   b. 12 Jan 1871,   d. 7 Nov 1873  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F6243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1822 - New York, New York Co, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jan 1892 - Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Jan 1892 - Greenwood Union, North Rye, Westchester Co, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !BIRTH: Kings County Death Record

      !DEATH: Kings County Death Record

      LVG: near Tompkins Sq., 1-3 Ave, 1-14 St, New York, New York, Co, NY

      LVG: New York, New York Co, NY (also 1845-52, 1865, 1869-71, 1873)

      OCCU: carpenter; house builder; architect; merchant and builder; contractor

      !BURIAL: Kings County Death Record; Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester Co, NY

      RELI: St John's Methodist Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, Kings Co, NY

      _FA2:
      DATE 1870
      PLAC lived at 75 E 4th Street, New York, New York Co, NY SOUR 1870 New York County Census Record

      _FA3:
      DATE 1880
      PLAC lived at 142 Hooper Street, Brooklyn, Kings Co, NY SOUR 1880 Kings County Census Record

      _FA4:
      DATE 1890
      PLAC lived at 144 Hooper Street, Brooklyn, Kings Co, NY (also in 1892) SOUR 1890 Manhattan City Directory; Kings County Death Record; Obituary in "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle," Sunday Morning, January 3, 1892

      _MDCL: died 8:20 pm; undertaker was Peter Relyea

      According to Mary A. Sniffin's birth certificate, Elisha was born in CT. ________________________________________________________________________________
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      1850 New York Co, NY:

      Ward 17, (near Tompkins Sq., 1-3 Ave, 1-14 St) roll M432, 6 Sep 1850, Dwelling 746, Family 2023
      Elisha Sniffen, 29, M, Carpenter, b NY
      Delia, 25, F, b NY
      Mortimer, 8, M, b NY
      George, 5, M, b NY
      Josephine, 3, F, b NY
      Albert, 9/12, M (b Dec '49), b NY
      Catherine Melham, 24, F, b Ireland ________________________________________________________________________________
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      1860 New York Co, NY:

      Ward 13, Division 4, NY Co, NY City, NY P.O., 12 Jun 1860, Dwelling 79, Family 274,
      Elisha Sniffen, 38, M, House Builder, 1000, b NY
      Delia, 35, F, b NY
      Mortimer, 18, M, Marriner, b NY
      George, 15, M, Clerk, b NY
      Josephine, 12, F, b NY
      Albert, 10, M, b NY
      Emma, 8, F, b NY
      Franklin, 3, M, b NY
      Susan Delany, 20, F, Servant, b NY ________________________________________________________________________________
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      1870 New York Co, NY:

      Ward 17, ED 13, NY State, NY P.O.
      Dwelling 75, East 4th Street
      Elisha Sniffen, 48, M, Builder, b NY
      Marie, 40, F, Keeps House
      M, 28, F [?]
      George, 25, M
      Josephine, 23, M [?]
      Albert, 21, M
      Emma, 19, F
      Frank, 13, M
      Willy, 7, M
      E, Jr., 5, F [?]
      Marie, 3, F
      Moses, 2, M
      Conner, Hannah, 22, F, Serv. girl, b Ireland
      Hilly, May, 24, F, Serv. girl, b Ireland
      Hemm, Bud, 28, M, Clerk, b Germ
      Emilie, 24, F, Keeps House, b MA
      Ida, 1, F, b NY ________________________________________________________________________________
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      1880 Kings Co, NY:

      Ward 19, page 21, Hooper St, Dwelling 142
      Lascha Sniffen, W, M, 56, Builder/Archi, b NY, Father b NY, Mother b NY Mary A., F, 50, wife, House Keep
      William S., M, 17, son, engraver
      Lascha, Jr., M, 14, son, school
      Mary A., F, 13, dau, school
      Moses J., M, 12, son, school
      Walter, Josephine, F, 32, dau, [Marital status:] sep, House Keep Medoral S., M, 8, son, school
      Jela J., F, 6, dau, school ________________________________________________________________________________
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      According to "New York - A Guide to the Metropolis," by Gerard R. Wolfe, page 185:

      477-479 Broome Street was erected in 1872-73 by the Excelsior Iron Works from plans by Elisha Sniffen. The building is in the SoHo Cast Iron District. ________________________________________________________________________________
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      According to "Cast Iron Architecture in New York; A Photographic Survey," by Margot Gayle & Edmund V. Gillon, Jr.; pages 53-55:

      477-481 Broome St, 1885
      485 Broome St, 1872 ________________________________________________________________________________
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      According to "The Street Book," by Henry Moscow:

      John Sniffen, builder, listed in the 1859/60 NYC Directory as having offices at 206 Eldridge Street and living at 152 Henry Street, built carriage houses on East 36th Street. "Sniffen Court," on the south side of East 36th Street, near 3rd Avenue is named for him. ________________________________________________________________________________
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      Abstract of Elisha Sniffin's Death Certificate:

      Brooklyn Certificate #52
      Elisha Sniffin
      aged 69-4-5, white male, married, b NYC, occupation: merchant and builder 19 year resident of NYC
      father b Port Chester, NY
      mother b Port Chester, NY
      place of death: 144 Hooper Street, 19th Ward
      one family house on the 2nd Floor
      d. 1 Jan 1892 at 8:20pm
      certificate delivered to Peter Relyea on 2 Jan
      signed by George Eouson at 125 Willoughby Street
      buried in Rye, Westchester Co, NY on 5 Jan 1892
      undertaker P. Relyea, business: 16_ B'way. ________________________________________________________________________________
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      New York City Directory Listings:

      1842/43:
      John Sniffin, Carpenter, 295 E Bway, h 14 Lewis
      Hanna P. Sniffin, w/o Nathan, 262 Broome
      several Sniffens

      1843/44:
      John Sniffin, builder, 295 E Bway, h 295 Division

      1844/45:
      John Sniffin, builder, 295 E Bway, h 295 Division

      1845/46:
      Elisha Sniffin, carpenter, 57 Cannon

      1847/48:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, 295 E Bway, h 293 Division John Sniffin, builder, 295 E Bway, h 86 Attorney

      1848/49:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, r 35 Suffolk, h 145 Clinton John Sniffin, builder, h 86 Attorney

      1849/50:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, Suffolk, h 158 Rivington
      John Sniffin, late builder, h 86 Attorney

      1850/51:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, r 35 Suffolk, h 35 Suffolk John Sniffin, late builder, h 86 Attorney

      1851/52:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, r 35 Suffolk, h 35 Suffolk John Sniffin, late builder, h 86 Attorney

      1852/53:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, r. 35 Suffolk, h. 35 Suffolk

      1853/54:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, r. 43 Suffolk, h. 45 Suffolk John Sniffin, builder, 138 Henry

      1854/55:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, r. 45 Suffolk, h. 45 Suffolk John Sniffin, builder, Suffolk n. Grand, h. 138 Henry

      1855/56:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, 45 Suffolk
      John Sniffin, builder, 35 Suffolk, h. 138 Henry

      1856/57:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, r. 45 Suffolk, h. 45 Suffolk John Sniffin, builder, h. 152 Henry

      1857/58:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, r. 45 Suffolk
      John Sniffin, builder, h. 152 Henry
      G. L. and R. W. Hume not found

      1858/59:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, h. 45 Suffolk
      John Sniffin, builder, 45 Suffolk, h. 152 Henry

      1859/60:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, r. 45 Suffolk, h. 45 Suffolk John Sniffin, builder, 206 Eldridge, h. 152 Henry

      1860/61:
      Elisha Sniffin, builder, 45 Suffolk
      John Sniffin, builder, 206 Eldridge, h. 152 Henry

      1861/62:
      Elisha Sniffin, carpenter, 45 Suffolk
      John Sniffin, builder, 152 Henry

      1862/63:
      Elisha Sniffin, carpenter, h. 45 Suffolk
      John Sniffin, builder, 45 Suffolk, h. 152 Henry

      1863/64:
      Elisha Sniffin, contractor & builder, 45 Suffolk
      John Sniffin, builder, 45 Suffolk, h. 152 Henry

      1864/65:
      Elisha Sniffin, contractor & builder, 172 Christie, h. 73 E. 4th John Sniffin, builder, 206 Eldridge
      John Sniffin, builder, 172 Chrystie, h. 152 Henry
      John A Sniffin, Jr., h. 152 Henry

      1865/66:
      Elisha Sniffin, contractor & builder, 172 Chrystie & 206 Eldridge, h 73 E 4th John Sniffin, builder, 172 Chrystie & 206 Eldridge, & pres. 106 Bway

      1869/70:
      Elisha Sniffin, contractor and builder, 172 Chrystie, h 73 E 4th (from 44 Division, N to E Houston, near Delancy & Rivington)

      1870/71:
      Elisha Sniffin, contractor & builder, 183 Eldridge, h 73 E 4th

      1875/76:
      Elisha Sniffen, contractor, 183 Eldridge
      John A. Sniffin, builder, 55 E 41st St, h 5 E 42nd

      1878/79:
      Elisha Sniffin, architect, 345 Bway, h 143 Hooper, Brooklyn

      1879/80:
      Elisha Sniffin, architect, 345 Bway, h Brooklyn

      1884/85:
      Elisha Sniffin, architect, 317 Bway, h 142 Hooper, Brooklyn John Sniffin, builder, 55 E 41st St, h 5 E 42nd St Isaac B. Sniffin, h 5 E 42nd St George Sniffin, hatter, h 225 Division
      George Sniffin, mason, h 421 E 117

      1890/91:
      Elisha Sniffin, architect, 317 Bway, h 144 Hooper, Brooklyn John A. Sniffin, h 72 W 90th St
      Isaac B. Sniffin, h 72 W 90th St
      Charles A. Sniffin, h 72 W 90th St
      Catherine Sniffin, w/o John, h 72 W 90th St

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      From "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle," Saturday, January 2, 1892:

      Sniffin - On January 1, 1892, Elisha Sniffin, in the 70th year of his age. Services Monday evening, January 4, at 8 o'clock, at his late residence, 144 Hooper st, Brooklyn. ________________________________________________________________________________
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      From "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle," Sunday Morning, January 3, 1892:

      Death of Elisha Sniffin.

      Elisha Sniffin died at his home, 144 Hooper street, yesterday. Mr. Sniffin was 60 years of age, and for the past nineteen years resided in the eastern district. He was an architect and did business both in this city and in New York. He was well known in church and social circles. Beside being a member of St. John's M. E. church, Bedford avenue and Wilson street, he belonged to the New England society and the Mechanics' and traders' union. The funeral service will be held on Monday evening at his late residence, the Rev. William D. Kelley officiating. The interment will take place at Rye, N. Y.

      !MARRIAGE: 1860 New York County Census Record [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S299] Daniel Clark Smith Gedcom, Daniel Clark Smith (Reliability: 2).