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Sikes - Novelty, Knox Co. and Shelby Co.
The founder of the village of Novelty was Nars W. Hunter, who, in June, 1857, laid out the little town on Section 11, Township 60, Range 12. The land was entered by Clary Pulson, in October, 1836. The place was long a well known trading point and was raided during the Civil War...In 1887 it was a considerable village, with a good trade, and intelligent and enterprising class of citizens, an excellent school, lodges and churches, etc
Thomas - Parkville, Platte Co., Clay Co.
Gard / Webb -
At Gard Meddaugh's site he says:
Somewhere in the early 1840s, the Gard family moved to Missouri. I have heard both to Atchison Co. Missouri and to Atchison Twp. Buchanan Co. Missouri; the latter might be believable from the trip of Charles and John except that the only Missouri Atchison Twp. I can locate is in nearby Nodaway Co. Atchison County before February 1845 was "Platte Country" so we might assume that the family lived there after the name was established.
One more snapshot is from:
MORGAN COUNTY MISSOURI MARRIAGES FOR 1833-1882 BOOK 1: 08 OCT 1847...Jesse WEBB, of Benton Co. to Malinda Gard.
Benton County is somewhat west of the center of Missouri; the Webb family lived in Benton County for some time after that. Another clue is that a distant cousin, Harrison Gard, was living in neighboring Morgan County, next to Benton County on the east, at the time.

In March 1848, two weddings took place involving the daughters of Samuel Hand and Violet Wilson Jones [Violet was the little sister of my gg,g'ma, Annie Jones Webb]. I have seen various dates in early March for the weddings but don't believe it was a double wedding. On 4 March 1848 Sarah Annetta Hand m. Charles Anthony Piner; on 8 March, Eliza Jane Hand m. George Washington Gard both in Dade County, Missouri. Dade County is almost 100mi. South of Benton County and is where the Piner family moved from Callaway County, Mo.. The rest of this document will concentrate on Charles with notes on Jeremiah and Mahala.

Finley - Lincoln Co.

last updated 12 Jun 2001