This area between Pleasant Hill and Harrisonville was well populated. The roads north and south carried troops out to forage and harass. The early settlers were predominantly southern, and guerrillas roamed at will. No loyal Union man could live in the neighborhood after 1861. Many moved over to Kansas.
Thomas Thomas, a resident of this area, was a famous Border War leader.
The Hackler family from this area, provided three sons to serve in the Confederate States Army (CSA) and all survived the War.
The Shelton family also had two sons in the CSA, but they both died in the War.