Volume 5, Number 2, Winter 1973-74
The Eslicks and Pierces lived in Christian County, Kentucky. They moved to Indiana in 1822 and to Missouri in 1836.
They came via St. Louis and followed the trail through Arkansas to Taney County, Missouri. There were 144 people in the Wagon train from Indiana to Missouri. some of the families were the Hopkins, Cox, Alcorn, King, Pierce, and Eslick families.
In 1949, part of these settlers moved to Iowa. The Spring of 49 was wet. Streams in the Ozarks overflowed their banks and could not be forded for days. At last, on May fourteenth families lined up for the trip. They dared not wait longer if they were to get to "Ioway" and get settled and make preparations for the dreaded first winter.
Those who went were: William Pierce and his wife, Permela Eslick; Andrew Scribner and his wife, Mary; Lazarus Wright and his wife, Sallie Pierce; Richard Pierce and his wife, Elizabeth LeMar; Alexander Pierce and his wife, Betesy Eslick; Theodorus Eslick and his wife, Martha Pierce; Samuel Eslick and his wife, Nancy Pierce; Thomas Pierce and his wife, Frankie Jones; Johns Eslick and his wifeJenkins; Beden Eslick and his wife, Mary Wright; Tom Naly, Andy Howard, Brink Scribner, and Carter Wright. These last four did not stay long in Iowa and their wivess names are not known.
I have been told that Carter Wright was the grandsire of Harold Bell Wright.
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