John SNIDER James C WALLACE Carson WALLACE John William MILLER Frances MILLER Jennie MILLER Mary Alice MILLER Josephine MILLER William Marvin MILLER Ellen MILLER Callie Donna MILLER Lucy MILLER Marley NOLASTNAME Mini tree diagram
Mary Minerva SCHNEIDER

Mary Minerva SCHNEIDER2,9,3,7,10,11,12,5

Aug 18451 - 27th Mar 19327,8

Life History

21st Aug 1840

Born in New York.1

(less likely)

Aug 1845

Born in New York.2,3,4,5

(most likely)

9th Sep 1861

Married James C WALLACE in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,9

about 1863

Birth of son Carson WALLACE in Arkansas.5

about 1864

Death of James C WALLACE in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

8th Jan 1865

Married John William MILLER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9,11

18th Dec 1866

Birth of daughter Frances MILLER in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.6,5,13,14

Apr 1867

Birth of daughter Jennie MILLER in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.15,6,5,16,17

Aug 1869

Birth of daughter Mary Alice MILLER in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.5,6,18


Birth of daughter Josephine MILLER in Arkansas.19,2,6,20,13,16

17th Apr 1874

Birth of son William Marvin MILLER in Arkansas.21,22,23,8,6

12th Nov 1876

Birth of daughter Ellen MILLER in Arkansas.6,24


Resident in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.6

23rd Aug 1880

Birth of daughter Callie Donna MILLER in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.25,26,27,12,28

Sep 1884

Birth of daughter Lucy MILLER in Arkansas.28,29

24th Sep 1895

Death of daughter Ellen MILLER.24

before 1900

Divorced from John William MILLER in Arkansas County, Arkansas

after 1910

Death of John William MILLER in Arkansas.30

27th Mar 1932

Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.7,8

after 27th Mar 1932

Buried in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1


  • Bertie Dumond McSwain gave me Mary's first name, as the wife of John Miller, which was all her family sources could recall.  I have found no public record of Mary's maiden name.  In February 2011 I found an undocumented family genealogy with many details, including Mary's full name Mary Minerva Snider.  I was able to find her Arkansas death record under the name Mary Miller.

    Mary Minerva Snider
    Birth 21 Aug 1840 in New York, New York
    Death 27 Mar 1932 in Dewitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Burial Dewett, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Parents John Snider d 1861, Marley  d 1861 in Louisville, Kentucky
    Marriage to James C. Wallace 9 Sep 1861 Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage records list J. C. Wallace age at 24 and Mary M. Snyder's age at 18
    Marriage to John W. Miller 8 Jan 1865 Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage records state John's age as 21, and Mary's age as 20. Mary's last name is spelled Wallis
    --  Paul Houston,

    This and a couple of other genealogies reports Mary's birth date as 21 August 1840, while the 1900 census reports August 1945, with a matching age of 54,  Ages in every other census also supports the birth date in 1845.

    Mary was first married to James C Wallace.  The first indication of that in public records was the presence of Carson (Carcy) Wallace, born about 1863, in the Miller household in 1870 and 1880, reported as a stepson of John W Miller.  Carcy is actually reported under the name Carcy Miller (and no relationships are reported until the 1880 census).  The 1880 census clarifies the name and relationship.

    1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 18 July, Prairie Township, PO St Charles, page 18, Hse/Fam #151
    Miller, John 26 M W Farmer $400 Real Estate $300 Personal  b Mississippi
    Miller, Mary 24 F W Keeping House born Louisiana Cannot read or write
    Miller, Carcy (Carson) 7 M W born Arkansas

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 2 June, Prairie Township, page 21 (scan p15C), Hse #21, Fam #25
    John W Miller W M 38  Farmer  MS Prussia AL [b abt 1842]
    Mary Miller  W F 34  Wife  House Keeper NY VT Ireland
    Carson Wallace  W M 17 Step-Son  AR AL NY [b abt 1863]

    By 1900, John and Mary have separated and she is reported in a household by herself, while the youngest daughter Lucy, and a widowed Callie, are living with John nearby.  However, both are reported as Widowed!

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 28 June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 19B, Hse #338, Fam #346
    Miller, Mary E  Head W F Aug 1845 54 Widow NY VT Ireland

    In the 1910 census, Mary is reported living with her daughter Josephine Almond.  This time she is reported as Divorced.  Her husband, Josephine's father J W (John William) is living two doors down with a divorced daughter Jennie and her children in his home, but he is still reported as widowed.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 May, North Prairie, District 12, page 8A, Hse #144
    Almond, T W Head M W  42 Married 14 yrs AR MS AL Farmer
    Almond, Josephine Wife F W  37 Married 14 yrs borne 4 children, 4 living  AR MS AL
    Almond, Viola Daughter F W 13  AR AR AR Laborer, Home Farm
    Almond, Clara Viola Daughter F W 12  AR AR AR Laborer, Home Farm
    Almond, Edward Son M W 8 AR AR AR Laborer, Home Farm
    Almond, Felix Son M W 5 AR AR AR
    Miller, Marry  Mother-in-law F W  65 Divorced 9 children/5 living AL Unknown Unknown

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 May, North Prairie, District 12, page 8A, Hse #146
    Miller, J W Head M W  63 Widowed  MS Germ AL Farmer
    Seamans, Jinnie Daughter F W  40  borne 4 children, 3 living  AR MS AL
    Seamans, Lillie Granddaughter F W 20  AR AR AR Laborer, Home Farm
    Seamans, Ethel Granddaughter F W 16  AR AR AR Laborer, Home Farm
    Simmons, Arthur Grandson M W 13  AR TN AR Laborer, Home Farm (born abt 1997)

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    Mary Miller
    Death 27 Mar 1932 Arkansas County


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