Sneed, Burrell(born: 1826 - died: August 7, 1899) Burrell Sneed was the first African American to win an elected office in Harrodsburg, KY. He was elected the town marshal in August of 1874. His campaign was supported by African American voters and a few white voters in the city. Sneed was a Kentucky native. He was a livery stable keeper and his personal estate was valued at $700 in 1870. His wife was Martha White Sneed and the couple and their 10 children were enumerated in the 1870 U.S. Census. Burrell Sneed died in 1899, he is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
Sources: "A Negro marshal," The Owensboro Monitor, 09/02/1874, front page; see Burrell Sneed at Find A Grave.