Remnants Of The Past
The Hearn family had come to Iowa from St. Clair Co., Missouri, near
Osceola, having been compelled to leave during the Civil War.
The Hearn family had come by wagon train to St. Clair County from
Portland, Indiana. They had a log house, as most pioneers did, and
cooking was done in a fireplace. The mother raised cotton, spun and wove
cloth for the family clothes. The story is told that the family was
planning to attend a Fourth of July celebration at Osceola, as it was
the only such gathering for a year. They would take a basket dinner and
leave early in the morning. The family was laying out clothes for the
next day when, to their great consternation, they discovered there were
no pants for one little boy to wear. The mother wove the cloth and made
the pants, that night. All ended well.
While the family was in Iowa Nancy Ann Hearn and Grishington Spicer
Jones, Jr. were married December 10, 1864. At the close of the war the
Hearn family returned to Missouri and the young Jones couple joined