[title page]The History of Nodaway County, Missouri, containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Nodaway County in the late war, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of Missouri, map of Nodaway County, Etc., Etc.; illustrated; St. Joseph, Mo.: National Historical Company, 1882
Grant Township
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Old Settlers
Jack Brown located in Grant Township in 1841
Gillam Bailey in 1842
Judge Charles Myers in 1842
Absolom Rhodes in 1842
Dyer Cash in 1842
Henderson Glenn in 1842
James Pennington in 1843
Jude Thomas Brown in 1844
Byrd Billings in 1850
Wm Goferth in 1841
Wm Campbell in 1842
Wright Bailey in 1842
Barnabas Myers in 1842
David Rhodes in 1842
Wm Smith in 1842
Phillip Boler in 1843
Joseph Blakely in 1844
Preston Curnett in 1844
Valentine Korell in 1851
Sometime before the year 1850, Frank Conlin came and settled in the Narrows, about one mile and a half east of the present site of Barnard. The Narrows is a strip of land or ridge between the One Hundred and Two and Platte Rivers, about three miles long and one mile wide. In the central portion it is timbered from east to west. At an early day Isaac Broderick emigrated from Tennessee and settled three miles and a half southeast of the place where Barnard is now located. Judge Elijah Shelton came from Indiana and located four miles east of the present site of Barnard. Dr Wm Blagg grew up in Nodaway County, about three miles northeast of Barnard. Joseph Blagg located four miles east of where Barnard is situated. In 1848, A.J. Dearing came from Virginia and stopped in Cooper County and Andrew County awhile, but removed to this county in 1856, and settled on the divide two miles and a half west of Barnard, but removed in a year to section 16, where he opened a claim and still resides. James F. Hainey emigrated from Kentucky to Washington Township in April, 1851, and died there in May, 1862. P.J. Hainey, his son, lived on the old homestead until seven years ago, when he came to Guilford, Grant Township, and alfterward removed to Barnard. Valentine Korell came from Prussia June 19, 1850, arrived in New York August 4, 1850, and went to St Louis. He came to Nodaway County, March 1, 1852, and settled on the present town site of Barnard. He was the first blacksmith in the town of Barnard, and is now the mayor.