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Q: 19th century photographer and the War of 1812 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: 19th century photographer and the War of 1812
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Asked by: pdq2-ga
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Posted: 27 Feb 2004 14:54 PST
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Question ID: 311554
I would like to know if Henry H. Snelling, who wrote "The History and
Practice of the Art of Photography", published in 1849, was related to
the Colonel Snelling who fought in the War of 1812 alongside William
Henry Harrison in the Battle of Tippecanoe.  I will include a tip if
the researcher can establish whether 19th century author Anna Snelling
was the wife of Henry, which I believe she was.
Subject: Re: 19th century photographer and the War of 1812
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 27 Feb 2004 16:32 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear pdq2,

These are the basic answers to your questions in brief:
- Henry H. Snelling was the son of Colonel Snelling
- Anna Snelling was indeed Henry H. Snelling's wife

The full name of Colonel Snelling, who fought in the Battle of
Tippecanoe, was Josiah Snelling. He was born in 1782 in Boston,
Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and died in Washington, D.C. on 28
August 1828.

In 1813, while stationed at Fort Detroit, he wed Abigail Hunt,
daughter of Col. Thomas Hunt and Eunice Wellington Hunt. Abigail was
Snelling's second wife; his first wife Elizabeth Bell, whom Snelling
had married in 1804, had died in 1810. Abigail Hunt Snelling survived
her husband and died after 1850.

Henry Hunt Snelling, born 8 November 1817 in Plattsburgh, Clinton
County, New York, was one of Josiah and Abigail Snelling's sons.  He
was taken by his father to Council Bluffs, Maine, in infancy, and
later educated at a military academy in Georgetown, D.C., and in
Detroit, after which he entered business, and for a time was librarian
of the New York lyceum. Owing to impaired health, he removed to the
country, and settling in Cornwall, New York, in 1871, published and
edited until 1887 the "Reflector of Cornwall," which he relinquished
owing to blindness. He devoted much time to photography, and edited
"The Photographic Art Journal" in New York in 1851-53, and from 1854
till 1860 the "Photographic and Fine Art Journal." He is the author of
"History and Practice of the Art of Photography" (New York, 1849).
Henry Hunt Snelling died on 24 June 1897.

Anna Snelling was Henry Hunt Snelling's wife. Her maiden name was Anna
L. Putnam. They were married on 12 November 1836 in New York.


Virtual American Biographies: Josiah Snelling

Wabash Valley Profiles: Josiah Snelling (PDF file!)!snellin.pdf

Brooklyn Genealogy Information: Marriages A-Z - Snel-Spac

The Daguerreian Society: On Seeing Mr. Anthony's Portrait of Jenny
Lind, by Anna L. Snelling; originally published in the May 1851 issue
of The Photographic Art

FamilySearch Genealogy Database

RootsWeb Genealogy Database

Genealogical Web Page Storage Service: Beulah May Armstrong, by M. Wheeler Henry Hunt Snelling

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Hope this is what you were looking for!
Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by scriptor-ga on 27 Feb 2004 17:29 PST
Just a brief remark: It may be interesting to know that Anna (also:
Ann) Lowell Putnam, the wife of Henry Hunt Snelling, was the older
sister of George Palmer Putnam, who would later be Snelling's
publisher. She was born in 1812 in Massachusetts; her parents were
Henry Putnam and Catherine Hunt Palmer.
Catherine Hunt Palmer (b. 1 March 1791) again was the daughther of
Joseph Pearse Palmer (31 July 1750 - 1797) and Elizabeth Hunt (1 Oct
1755 - Jan 1838). And Elizabeth Hunt's brother was ... Thomas Hunt (b.
17 Sep 1754), the father of Josiah Snelling's wife and Henry H.
Snelling's mother, Abigail Hunt.


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