Conflict Period:
Revolutionary War 1
Militia 1
Private E-1 1
1765 1
Roanoke River, Augusta, Virginia 1
01 Apr 1845 1
Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida 1

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Aaron Snowden 1
1765 1
Roanoke River, Augusta, Virginia 1
01 Apr 1845 1
Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida 1
Esther Webster 1
Feb 1797 1
Rockingham County, North Carolina 1

Revolutionary War 1

Militia 1
Private E-1 1
Service Start Date:
May 1781 1
Service End Date:
June 1782 1
Enlistment Location:
Cheraw District, South Carolina 1
DAR Ancestor #:
A070830 1
Military Unit:
Capt. Thomas Evan’s Co., Col. Lemuel Benton’s Regt., General Marion’s Brigade 1
P-293843 1
Widow Pension Number:
W 9665 1

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Aaron Snowden (1765 - 1845) of Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida

Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida

Snowden Plot.jpg Memorial Information

Birth:  1765 Death:  18 Apr 1845, USA
PVT Continental Army - Revolutionary War

Aaron Snowden was only 16 years old when he Volunteered for service in The Continental Army as a Private in Captain Thomas Evan's Company, which was attached to Col. Lemuel Benton's Regiment in General Marion's Brigade he remained in service for 13 months and was discharged near Charleston South Carolina in June 1782.

Aaron Snowden married Esther Webster in Feb.-1797 in Rockingham County North Carolina,she was from Maryland and was the Daughter of Soloman & Hennie Webster.
Aaron and his family lived in Georgia for a short time then moved to South Carolina.
In 1821 Aaron moved his family to Escambia County in the Florida Territory they were living in Santa Rosa County in April -1847 when Aaron died, after his death Esther lived with her sons George,Thomas and Marshall till her death in in the late 1850's.
There were serveral children born to there marriage:

1-George Alexander born Feb.-23-1800 and died August-19-1879 in Andalusia Alabama.

2-John Seaborne born in 1806 Georgia

3-Thomas J. born in 1803 in South Carolina and died in 1820. m. TABITHA

4-Charles Walter born April-10-1810 in Georgia

5- Mashall N. born 1815 in Georgia

6-Harriett born in 1812 in Georgia  m. WILLIAM PELLAM, March 24, 1832, Escamia Co., FL.

Pension application of Aaron Snowden W9665 Easter fn49SC

Weston District Walton County, Florida

 Transcribed by Will Graves 7/4/11

1 BLWt53750-160-55

Territory of Florida Weston District Walton County: SS

On this 19th day of November in the year of our Lord 1833 personally appeared before the Superior Court for the Territory and District aforesaid & for the County of Walton Aaron Snowden a resident of the County of Escambia and the Territory and District aforesaid aged sixty-six years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.

That said Aaron Snowden served as a volunteer in the Continental Army of the United States under General Marion Colonel Lemuel Benton Lieutenant Colonel Maurice Murphy, Major John Stannard and Captain Thomas Evans. That he entered the service in May 1781 and left it in June 1782 after having served thirteen months. That he volunteered in the Cheraw District in South Carolina. In the course of his service he marched through the State of South Carolina to what was then called the Bowling Green and thence to Santee near Charleston where he was discharged by a Captain Hogan. That during the said thirteen months he was not employed in any civil pursuit. That he has lost his discharge. That in consequence of his having left the state in which his services were rendered he is unable to procure any witness to establish his said services and that his application is now made to this Hon court sitting in Walton County (although the said Snowden has lately removed to Escambia in the adjoining County) because the persons who have best known him for many years past reside in Walton County where also the said Snowden has resided until the first day of April last and where alone he can hope to procure the traditionary evidence required by law.

Said Aaron Snowden hereby releases every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency of any State or (if any) only on that of the Agency in the State of South Carolina.

Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid in open Court

S/ H. G. Ramsay, Clerk S/ Aaron Snowden

The said Aaron Snowden being duly sworn in open Court further says that he was born in the State of Virginia on Roanoke River. That he has no record of his age there was one as he has been told but it was burnt in a house burnt by the Tories. When called into service he was living

in Cheraw District South Carolina. Since the war he lived in South Carolina until about twenty years ago then he moved into Georgia, Thence he removed to Florida and that he is known in Walton County to Nicholas Mitchell, Hull Jones and others who can testify to his veracity.

Sworn to & subscribed in open court this 19th of November 1833.

S/ H. G. Ramsay, Clerk S/ Aaron Snowden

[Nicholas Mitchell & Hull Jones gave a separate standard supporting affidavit.]

[fn p. 16: On October 24, 1856 in Santa Rosa County Florida, Easter Snowden, 78, filed for her bounty land entitlement as the widow of Aaron Snowden; she states she married him in Rockingham County North Carolina in February 1797; they were married by William Clark, JP; that her name prior to her marriage was Easter Webster; that her husband died in Santa Rosa County Florida in April 1845 and he was a revolutionary war pensioner at the time of his death.

[Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $40 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831, for service in the South Carolina militia. Veteran's widow was pensioned at the rate of $40 per annum commencing February 3, 1853, for her husband service as a private in the South Carolina service.]


Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution, Aaron Snowden Chapter

Milton, Santa Rosa, Florida


Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution, (FLSSAR) Aaron Snowden Chapter, in Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida was named after the local American Revolutionary Patriot Aaron Snowden buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida.

In April 2013 the Aaron Snowden Chapter of Milton, Florida dedicated a flagpole at the grave site of Aaron Snowden.

The FLSSAR Aaron Snowden Chapter meets at the historical (white painted) Saint Mary's Church, located in the Historic District downtown Milton on Oak Street. The organization meets monthly on the third Saturday of every month at 08:30 A.M. except for the summer month (the summer break).



Veterans Day 2013; Family HonorsTheir Hero

Milton, Santa Rosa, Florida


The Stars and Stripes fluttered in the morning breeze on Veterans Day in Milton Cemetery.

Six direct descendants of Revolutionary War Soldier Aaron Snowden honored his memory by visiting his grave beneath the flag.

“It was a beautiful day for pictures, celebrating and reminiscing,” said Kath Smith of Jay, the great-great-great-grandaughter of Snowden, who was 14 when he joined the Continental Army as a private in Capt. Thomas Evans’ Company.

The Company was attached to Col. Lebuel Benton’s regiment in Gen. Marion’s Brigade.

The Sons of the American Revolution in Milton are called the Aaron Snowden Chapter.

Snowden’s is the only known Revolutionary War veteran grave in Santa Rosa County.

He lived from 1765 until 1845 and is buried in the Milton Cemetery.


Phots by Mari Krueger / Special to the Press Gazette


Santa Rosa’s Press Gazette

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Page A1


DAR Ceremony at Aaron Snowden Burial Site, Milton Cemetery, Berry Hill Road, Santa Rosa County, Florida

Milton Cemetery, Berry Hill Road, Santa Rosa County, Florida

The color Guard was from NAS Whiting Field for Aaron Snowden.

Aaron Snowden, Revolution Patriot of Milton, Florida, DAR # A070830

Milton, Santa Rosa, Florida


Ancestor #: A070830 Service: South Carolina  Rank(s): Private

Birth: 1766, Roanoke River, Augusta Co,, VA. Death:  01 Apr 1845, Santa Rosa Co. FL. Pension Number:  S*W 9665 Service Source:  S* W9665

Service Description:  1) Capt. Evans, Maj. Stannard,, Col. Benton 
   1) Patriot's Grave is marked.

Residence 1) District: Cheraws - State: South Carolina

 Spouse Number Name  
1) Esther Webster  

 Child (Spouse #) Spouse

Charles Walter Snowden (1) Rebecca Johnston 

George A. Snowden (2) Thirse Ann M. Stokes


Aaron Snowden's Pension Final Pay Voucher states death date, 01 Apr 1845

Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida

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Aaron Snowden's Pension Final Pay Voucher states death date, 01 Apr 1845, Agency Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

Aaron Snowden, Revolution War Patriot, NSSAR Ancestor # P - 293843

Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida

Patriot #: P-293843, Surname: SNOWDEN, Given_Name: Aaron,

Military Rank: Private, State of Service: SC.

Birth: 1767, Birthplace: VA, near Roanoke River

Death: 4/1845, Deathplace: Santa Rosa Co., FL

Quality SAR application on File!

Citation Revolutionary War pension applications filed in Florida Counties.

Manuscript; SAR Graves Registry by Earl J Tower 3/3/1967;

Pension certificate 25477; widow pension W9665; $40 per annum for service as a PVT, Capt Hogan, Col Maurice in SC Line Bio On 11/19/1833 Snowden testified in Walton Co, FL court that he volunteered in the Cont Army under Gen Marion, Col Lamuel Benton, Lt Col Maurice Murphy, Maj John Stannard, and Capt Thomas Evans from May 1781 to June 1782.  Enlisted in Cheraw District, SC marched to Bowling Green and to the Santas near Charleston. Discharged by Capt Hogan. 

In 1856, widow Easter, aged 78, stated that they were married in Feb 1797.  She was given a pension of $40 per annum to commence 2/3/1853.

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