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Charles Gard and Nancy Webb



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Photo courtesy of Gard Meddaugh
Charles Guard
Born6 Feb 1824 Dixon, Preble, OH
Moved1829-33Delaware Co., IN
Moved1840-42 MO
Moved1845 CA
Married26 Oct 1854 Stockton, CA
Lake Co., CA
Death23 May 1876 Morgan Valley,
Lake Co., CA
Buried25 May 1876 Old Cemetary near Renfro
Ranch,later moved to
Kelseyville, CA
FatherJeremiah GARD
MotherMahala GARD

Photo courtesy of Gard Meddaugh
Nancy Jane Webb
Born16 Sep 1834 Mcminnville,
Warren Co., Tenn
Moved1845 MO
Moved1854 CA
Married26 Oct 1854Stockton, CA
Movedc. 1869/70Lake Co., CA
Death3 Sep 1925 Kelseyville, CA
FatherJames Webb
MotherAnna Jones
Children: Anna Didama, John Jacob, George Washington, James Alexander, Susan Frances, Infant, William Jeremiah, Charles Madison, Mary Alice

Charles and his brother John came to California around 1846 where they fought with Fremont's Army in the Mexican War.

Gard Meddaugh states in his history at that:

"The best history I have heard is that Charles and John Gard left Missouri as drovers with the Grigsby-Ide party in 1845; drovers essentially came with the oxen and were not often mentioned in party lists."

"Charles and John were assigned to "Capt. Swift's Co. C, Mt. Riflemen", the California Mounted Battalion commanded by Granville Swift. Swift came to Oregon in 1843 and then to California with the group of Kelseys who originally went to Oregon when the Bidwell-Bartleson party came to California in 1841. He was then employed as a hunter by Sutter at his fort. Swift was a grandnephew of Daniel Boone and his family knew the Hudsons in Missouri.

Charles and John went back to Missouri in 1848 and may have brought more family members back with them. He went back to Missouri again probaly in 1854 and helped bring the Webb family back.

He received a land grant in Stockton in payment for Army Services.

He died in 1876 from injuries received after being stepped on by a horse while he was sleeping camped out on a return trip from Morgan Valley.

See also: The Charles Gard and Nancy Webb page at GardLine database,
and Gard Meddaugh's Page.

last updated 6 Jun 2003