1858 — Migration from South Carolina to Arkansas
William Daniel Parler and Lehre A. Snider 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, Lehre's sister, 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. Lehre Snider died in January 1865 at age 41.
Amarintha became ill. One day as Amarintha 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.