Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of William Daniel PARLER and Amarintha Anna Ammie Maretta SNIDER

1. William Daniel PARLER, born Sep 04, 1828 in South Carolina, died 1865 in Columbia County, Arkansas. He married Amarintha Anna Ammie Maretta SNIDER, born Nov 07, 1828 in Santee Orangeburg District South Carolina, died Jul 25, 1872 in Santee, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, buried Santee Baptist Cemetery.

Notes for William Daniel PARLER: William Daniel Parler went to Arkansas in the 1850's with a group of men and obtained land. When they were settled, they wrote for their wives to come. Amarintha [Ammie], with her children, Laura 2 and Alex 6 wks., started out to join her husband. In the meantime, Daniel, who was not happy in Arkansas decided to return to South Carolina., hoping to reach there before his wife set out.
When the boat on which he was going up river passed a larger boat going down the river, he noticed a small black trunk on the baggage piled at the front of the boat. He remarked to a fellow passenger "That looks like my little old black trunk I left in South Carolina."
When he reached the home of his father-in-law Deacon Jacob Snider, he found that his wife and children had gone to Arkansas. He broke down and cried. The next day he set out to retrace the long journey and find his family. Back in Arkansas kindly settlers had taken Amarintha and her children into their home to await the return of Daniel. When the family was finally reunited they decided to make their home in Arkansas.
During the war Daniel served in the C.S.A. In 1865 he died at 38. Amarintha became ill. One day as she lay upon her bed, she raised up on her pillow and saw through a crack of the door a man approaching her house. Immediately she recognized him. "It's brother William", she sighed with relief. And it was, for when Deacon Jacob Snider had learned of Daniel's death, he had sent William to bring Amarintha and the children home. William J. Snider, his sister and her children made the trip back to S.C. by wagon, boat and at Memphis they boarded the "cars".
Amarintha returned to South Carolina from Arkansas in 1869 with her brother, William Snider. After Amarintha died, her father, Deacon Jacob Snider, took her children in and raised them.

Children of William Daniel PARLER and Amarintha Anna Ammie Maretta SNIDER were:

a. Julia M. PARLER. She married John BAIR.

b. Laura Catherine PARLER, born Dec 06, 1855 in South Carolina, died 18 May 1946. She married James Edward HUNGERPILLAR, born 30 Nov 1854, died 3 Nov 1942.

Notes for Laura Catherine PARLER: Laura wrote the following for the UDC books:
My father William Daniel Parler, and my mother Ammie Snider, lived near the old Snider place and bore seven children. We were very prosperous and had everything around us for comfort. Father decided to move to Arkansas, and from our old home, near Elloree, we went. In two years time war was declared and father was called to arms. It was a sad time for us all, for we had never known hardship until then. We managed as best we could but, even at best, that was very poor. Father came home several times to see us and then there was great rejoicing. Our home life was spent just as most all other homes endured.
There were so many anxious days and long nights before it was all over. One day we looked out and there was father, tattered and worn, coming across the yard. He was walking and had been on foot for days. He told us that the war was over, that he had come home bringing nothing but a pair of gold rim eyeglasses which he had found.
In two years time, our hearts were broken again, for father died of a congestive chill. Then came unthinkable sadness, for we were left without a thing.
Word was sent to my grandfather Jacob Snider, at the old home near Elloree and he sent Uncle William Snider to bring us all back home. We were well cared for after that, for grandfather had a plenty and was able to do a fine part by my mother.
We had almost no chance to go to school up to the time we came for Arkansas. Grandfather sent us to school at old Santee Church School, which was taught by Mr. Barrett (Mrs. Carrie Rush's father). Here we learned many fine things, afterwards we went to school in Elloree where Mr. Hugo Sheridan taught. This school was called "Hill's Old Field School." Here my education ended.
I was married in 1879 at my old home and afterwards moved to the Hickory Grove Section. To my marriage has been given nine children.

c. Alexander Robert PARLER, born Oct 04, 1857 in Santee South Carolina, died Sep 29, 1922, buried in Santee Baptist Cemetery, Santee South Carolina. He married Louisa (Lula) Janett JENKINS, born May 20, 1869 in Santee South Carolina, died Sep 06, 1898, burried in Santee Baptist Cemetery, Santee South Carolina.

d. Edward Arant PARLER, born 1859 in Elloree, Sumter County, South Carolina, died Dec 13, 1934 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. He Married (1) Margaret Murray Maggie CHAPMAN, born in Scotland; (2) Anna Louise MAXWELL, born in Abbeville, South Carolina, died 1934.

e. James Arnold PARLER, born Jun 28, 1864 in Near Little Rock, Arkansas, died Nov 10, 1931, buried in Santee Baptist Cemetery, Santee, South Carolina. He married Annie Elizabeth CUTTINO, born Feb 07, 1866, died Oct 07, 1956, buried in in Santee Baptist Cemetery, Santee, South Carolina.

f. Mary Rebecca PARLER, born Mar 07, 1854, died Sep 03, 1904 in Sumter County, South Carolina. She married Whitfield George WELLS, born Apr 19, 1852 in Sumter Co., South Carolina, died Nov 04, 1912 in Sumter Co., South Carolina.

Information provided by Dewey Snyder on 17 Dec 2008.


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