KNOWN FACTS AND POSSIBLE MEMBERS OF AN 1870 WAGON TRAIN
LEAVING FROM PARKTON MARYLAND TO QUINCY ILLINOIS

Known facts: John W. Rosier sold his farm “Hunter’s Delight” located on Downs road in the 7th district of Baltimore Co. near Parkton Maryland in 1870. That same spring he left with his family by wagon bound for Quincy Illinois. He was born 24 May 1816 at “Hunter’s Delight” and inherited it from his father.

In 1882 he moved his family from Quincy Illinois to Meadville, Linn Co. Missouri; died there on 11 Nov. 1899. His father also a John Rosier, was born in 1785 in Pennsylvania; died on 28 Oct. 1867; was buried in the 7th district of Baltimore Co. Maryland. His wife was Elizabeth Ann Slade was born on 15 Mar. 1825 at “Talbott’s Hall” also called “Mount joy” lot 3 in the 7th district of Baltimore Co. Maryland. She died 9 Sept. 1899 at Meadville, Linn Co. Missouri.

His children were: Pleasant Hunter, Dennis, Edward, Aquilla W., Mary Jane Catherine, Elizabeth Ann, and Laura L..

Known facts: The following Slade families were related and all went from Baltimore Co. Maryland to Quincy, Adams Co. Illinois.

1. Abraham Slade was born 1 Feb. 1828 7th district Baltimore Co. Maryland, died at Quincy Illinois, and was buried at Columbus cemetery, Columbus, Adams Co. Illinois. His wife Amanda M. Lytle died at Liberty, Adams Co. Illinois; was buried in Columbus cemetery.

His children were: Charles, Mary Francis, Nathan, William Clayton, Emma Jennie.

2. Creighton [Crayton] Slade born 14 May 1830 7th district Baltimore Co. Maryland died 6 Jan. 1924 at Quincy Illinois and was buried in Columbus cemetery. His wife Mary Pearce was born 7 Sept. 1839 at Columbus, Adams Co. Illinois; died at liberty Adams Co. Illinois; was buried in Columbus cemetery. She was the daughter of Thomas Pearce and Jemima Hutchins.

His children were: William, Mary Alverta, Emma, and Ada.

Speculation: Thomas Pearce and Jemima Hutchins probably made the same trip from Maryland to Quincy Illinois at an earlier date.

3. James Onion Lytle born 1 Feb. 1828 7th district Baltimore Co. Maryland died at Quincy Illinois; was buried in Columbus cemetery. His wife Ann Slade died at Liberty Adams Co. Illinois; was buried in Columbus cemetery.
His children were: Charles, Mary Francis, Nathan, William Clayton, Emma Jennie.

4. Joshua Francis Pearce was born in 1826 at “Mount Joy” lot 7 in the 7th district of Baltimore Co. Maryland, died at the age of 44 in Ohio in 1870, and was buried in Ohio. His wife Mary Slade born Sept. 1829 at the age of 41 also died in in 1870 in Ohio; was buried in Ohio. Mary Slade Pearce was the sister of Elizabeth Ann Slade Rosier.

Children: William Slade Pearce was born in Maryland in 1849 (nothing is known of him).

Speculations: The fact Joshua Francis and his wife both died in Ohio in 1870 provides evidence that there was a wagon train.

VanRensalean Slade was born 8 Dec. 1822 at “Talbott’s Hall” also called “Mount joy” in the 7th district of Baltimore Co. Maryland; died in 1896 in Yolo Co. California. He married Elizabeth Matthew’s who was born in the 7th district of Baltimore Co. Maryland and became a widower when his wife died in 1864. She was buried in Maryland. He married again in California to Phoebe Elizabeth Cozzens but had no children from this union.

Children who probably went with him: Laura Elizabeth Slade who married John B. Beel in 1873 in Lebanon Ohio. Franklin Slade who died in San Antonio Texas.

Children who did not go with him: Alice, Abraham, Cornelia Victoria, Mycagah (died in the Civil War in 1862; Pvt. Co. D, 76th Pa.).

Speculations: It is not Clear if VanRensale Slade was a part of the 1870 wagon train or if he left 1n 1873. We don’t know if he ever made it all the way to Quincy Ill. His daughter Laura Elizabeth, if she were a part of the wagon train, stayed at Lebanon, Ohio. In any case in 1873 she married John B. Beel who was born 29 Aug. 1850 at Foster, Ohio.

Speculations: Other possible members of the Wagon train were the following Maryland Rosier and Rozier men of whom almost nothing is known them except that the census has placed them in 1870 in Maryland, then Illinois and later in Missouri. Reference: Family Tree Maker census CD288.

  1.  Louis Rosier
  2.  Nelson Rosier
  3.  S. C. Rosier
  4.  T. G. Rosier
  5.  Wesley Rosier
  6.  Hosea Rosier
  7.  Ferd Rozier
  8.  Fred Jr. Rozier
  9.  Ludwick Rozier
  10.  Arthur Rozier

Rosier/Slade information submitted by:

Lawrence Rosier
12134 Cedar Grove Rd.
Rolla, MO 65401
[email protected]

 

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