Fund Est. 2002
John Fletcher Snow, attorney and author of Snow’s History of Adams County. This book was first published in 1887 and was one of the first published accounts concentrating exclusively on Adams County. Serving ten years as county superintendent, John Snow was known to walk between the schools he supervised. It was estimated that he walked hundreds of miles a semester. Residing on Second Street, his summer home was located east of Decatur, across from the Decatur Church of God (the site of the Adams Memorial Hospital).
Sara ‘Sadie’ (Hoskinson) Snow: November 11, 1857 – July 8, 1952
Sadie was married for 53 years to John F. and has familial ties with Jim Briggs (please see Briggs Family Heritage Fund), as she was Jim’s great Aunt Sadie (his grandfather’s sister). She also has familial ties to the well-known Vic B. Porter, (see Porter Family Fund).
Sadie and John were parents to two sons: Horace and Earl. Husband, John and son, Earl proceeded Sadie in death.
As the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Foster Hoskinson, it is written that Sadie remembered the trip to Adams County in a covered wagon as the body of Abraham Lincoln lay ‘in state’ at the state house in Columbus, Ohio as her family came through that city.
This fund was established by James and Sara Briggs (see Briggs Family Heritage Fund) and will be used to provide financial support to non-profit organizations in this community.