William R. Hays, an early settler of Burr Oak, near Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri, recalls life in the early days of that area. His letter was published in a 1914 edition of the Skidmore New Era.
The third, and last surviving, installment of William R. Hays’ account of his life in the early days of Burr Oak near Skidmore, Missouri.
A continuation of the account of northwest Missouri pioneer William R. Hays. In this installment, the Hays and Grigsby families and Alonzo Coston arrive at Burr Oak, Nodaway County, Missouri in 1859. The article includes names of some other early settlers in the area.
Early Nodaway County settler William R. Hays recounts the trip his family took from Blandinsville, Illinois to Skidmore in northwest Missouri in 1859.