Snyder, Henry (2)

Snyder, Henry (2), a Presbyterian minister, was born in Stephensburg, Frederick Co., Va., Dec. 2, 1814. He graduated at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1838, studied theology privately, was licensed by the Ohio Presbytery, and in 1850 was ordained by the same presbytery as an evangelist. In 1841 he was appointed adjunct professor of mathematics in Jefferson College, Pa.; in 1843, professor of mathematics; in 1850, resigned; in 1851, professor of Latin in Center College, Danville, Ky.; in 1853, removed to Bridgeton, N.J.; in 1854, to Winchester, Va.; in 1856 was stated supply to the Church at Amelia Courthouse, Va.; in 1857, professor of mathematics in Hampden Sidney College, Prince Edward Co., where he remained until the outbreak of the war, when he and his family were compelled to abandon everything and seek refuge in the North. After a time he obtained a chaplaincy, and was stationed at Fort Richmond, S.I., New York Harbor. Here he remained until he was mustered out of the service, and was making arrangements to settle in Sharpsburg, Pa., to resume the work of teaching, when, on the evening of Feb. 22, 1866, he was drowned. Mr. Snyder was well read in English literature, a remarkable conversationalist, and possessed of a clear and logical mind, quick in discernment. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1867, p. 198. (J.L.S.)

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